Post-Draft Research: How The 2016 Class Matches Our Draft Criteria

Some of the most fun I had during the pre-draft process involved my several draft criteria studies, either looking internally by position, or league wide. From the internal look, some of the pre-draft visitors matched up with what we outlined. But did the picks themselves, the ones that matter, follow…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – NT Daniel McCullers – Stock Down

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


Gradkowski, Jones Likely Primed For Training Camp Competition

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially welcomed back quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who joins a quarterback group on the roster consisting of Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, and Reserve/Future player Dustin Vaughan. It is likely no coincidence that Gradkowski’s re-signing came after they failed to address the position during the 2016…


Bengals DT Andrew Billings Not About To Forget Who Passed Him Up

Much to the chagrin of many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers—perhaps especially those who follow our work at Steelers Depot—their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, were the team that ended up selecting defensive tackle Andrew Billings, one round after the Steelers selected Javon Hargrave in the third round, and one…


The Optimist’s Take: Spare Change For Big Nickel

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Northern Michigan WR Marcus Tucker Invited To Steelers Rookie Mini-Camp

In addition to the 10 undrafted free agents that the Pittsburgh Steelers signed a few days ago, quite a few other players will be in attendance at the team’s rookie mini camp that will get underway this coming weekend. While we have already been able to identify several of those…


Colbert Says Steelers Roster Must Be Trimmed To 90 Players By Thursday

By now, most of you are probably pretty curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to make any rosters move being as their offseason roster appears to include 93 players following the draft and the signing of 10 undrafted free agents. While no moves have been as of…


New Steelers OLB Travis Feeney: ‘I Think My Heart Outweighs My Injuries’

Immediately after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Travis Feeney in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, several people, including myself, wondered if he will ultimately be asked to put on some weight being as the team views him as an outside linebacker in their defensive system. Feeney, who registered 33…


The Steelers Are Buying Into “New Age Of Linebackers”

Over the course of recent years it is clear that an emphasis on athleticism and playmaking ability has been placed throughout the NFL.  These categories now dominate the conversation. The linebacker position has not evaded this focused attention, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding the wave. If the draft selections…



James Harrison Still Key For Hope Of Title Run

Yesterday, two days after the 2016 NFL Draft had concluded, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison confirmed what was largely considered to be inevitable, which is that he would be returning for a 14th NFL season, during which he will be playing at the age of 38. That will make…


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Exploring Implications Of Declining Jarvis Jones’ Fifth-Year Option

After quite a long wait, we finally have the answer as to whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers would exercise the fifth-year option for former 2013 first-round selection, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. The deadline was just a few hours ago, and the front office chose to allow the deadline to…


DWTS Video: Antonio Brown’s Tango Included Partner Wardrobe Malfunction

It takes two to tango and the duo of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and dance partner Sharna Burgess did just that Monday night on “Dancing with the Stars.” The Monday night performance of Brown and Burgess had a theatrical touch this week complete with backup dancers wearing robes…