How The Steelers’ Defensive Line Depth Will Factor In 2016

Following the 2015 season there was a glaring issue on the Steelers roster; aside from the lack of depth amongst defensive backs, it was the lack of defensive linemen. This was most evident due to the fact that both Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt were on the field for nearly…


Steelers Vs. Saints 2016 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2016 Preseason Game No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) vs. New Orleans Saints (0-2) Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (73,000) • New Orleans, La. Playing Surface: UBU Speed Series-S5-M TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Missi Matthews and Rich Walsh…


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New Contract Details For Steelers LB Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed linebacker Vince Williams to a new contract earlier in the week and the numbers have now hit the NFLPA. Williams’ originally scheduled 2016 base salary of $675,000 remained the same as part of his two-year extension. Additionally, it’s estimated he was given $2 million base salaries in both…


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Steelers Restructure Contract Of S Mike Mitchell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured another contract as evidenced by their NFLPA cap number dropping $2,243,334 Friday morning. Additionally, the contract of Vince Williams has now been filed. Safety Mike Mitchell had his contract reworked once again as his 2016 base salary has been lowered to $885,000. That $4,115,000 reduction was…


Preseason Steelers Vs Saints – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to kick off their third preseason game tonight against the Saints, this time on the road for the first time, in New Orleans, after taking two home losses at Heinz Field. But the prospects of some quality football should seem greater tonight, as several key…


Cooperation Reaches Desired End In James Harrison’ PED Saga

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate to get a number of things behind them yesterday. It started with the inevitable salary cap movement, restructuring the contract of Marcus Gilbert in order to free up some cap space that will be needed by the time the regular season rolls around. Also rivaling…


Browns Trade OLB Barkevious Mingo To Patriots For 5th-Round Pick

You may recall that I have written about the case of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo a couple of times over the course of this offseason, and how he was faring in the eyes of the new Cleveland Browns regime under new head coach Hue Jackson and the returning defensive coordinator…


2016 South Side Questions: Game Edition – Where Is The Dime Defense?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Steelers 2016 53-Man Roster Unlikely To Include Any Undrafted Rookies

Will a rookie undrafted free agent make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53-man roster this year? With two preseason games remaining before the final roster cuts need to be made it certainly doesn’t appear as though one will. At the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft the Steelers signed 10 rookie…


Fowler: Green “Holding Out Hope” For Week One Return

It’s become impossible to predict Ladarius Green’s timetable to return or heck, what even the exact nature of his injury is. Small update on him today courtesy of ESPN beat writer Jeremy Fowler. Ladarius Green told me he's holding out hope for Wk 1 but acknowledges ankle rehab 'very… https://t.co/p7H09vYQVD…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Happy to be with you for our weekly chat. I learned something this week. No one in the film or TV industry should ever make sequels or spinoffs ever again. All the good ideas are done. The Walking Dead? Great show, even if it can occasionally be frustrating (looking at you,…


Meeting Between Steelers LB James Harrison And NFL Has Concluded

The long-awaited meeting between Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and the NFL concerning PED purchasing and use allegations has now taken place and both sides have now left the team’s practice facility without commenting on what took place. After the meeting reportedly started 35 minutes late, it lasted just 40…


Gilbert Restructure Likely Has Nothing To Do With Possible DeCastro Extension

Early this morning I passed along the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers restructured the contract of tackle Marcus Gilbert and in the process they cleared $2,392,500 in salary cap space. Since that restructure surfaced, I see several people, mainly on Twitter, assume that this move has something to do with a…


Listen: Talking Vince Williams’ New Contract On The Josh Taylor Show

Always excited to jump back on as a guest for The Josh Taylor show on TribLive Radio. Josh was kind enough to invite me on yesterday afternoon. We talked about Vince Williams’ new contract, what to watch for Friday against the New Orleans Saints, and ongoing position battles. You can listen to…


Ladarius Green Working Ankle With Resistance Band

The saga of Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signing Ladarius Green has already been a long and trying one—for none more so than Green himself, to be sure—and I’m not sure that there is an obvious end in sight. The fifth-year tight end was signed early in the offseason to replace…