Contract Details For Steelers CB Artie Burns

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their first round draft pick cornerback Artie Burns last week and I can now pass along the exact numbers for you courtesy of former NFL agent Joel Corry. As expected, the total amount of Burns’ four-year deal is $9,590,984 and that includes a $5,175,260 signing bonus. Additionally,…


TE Weslye Saunders Exploring Possible Comeback With Pittsburgh

Weslye Saunders. There’s a name from the past. The athletic, though slightly troubled, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end is indicating a return – ostensibly a tryout – with the team. Reader Frederik pointed this out to me per Saunders’ Facebook page. @Steelersdepot @Alex_Kozora pic.twitter.com/dBk5AaqklQ — Frederik Palle (@FrederikPalle) June 13,…


Steelers Waive TE Jay Rome From IR With Injury Settlement

Last week the Pittsburgh Steelers waived rookie undrafted free agent tight end Jay Rome injured and after clearing waivers he reverted to the team’s Reserve/Injured list. On Monday, Rome was waived from that list with an injury settlement, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report. According to NFL rules, teams…


Mike Munchak Considers Alan Faneca’s Presence At OTA’s An Asset

One of the highlights of the Pittsburgh Steelers recently concluded OTA practices was the presence of former guard Alan Faneca, as he served as a coaching intern the last several weeks for the team. Last week, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak talked to steelers.com about what it meant to…


Mike Vick Hoping To Play Football In 2016

Mike Vick wants to continue his football career in 2016. Just don’t expect it to be in Pittsburgh. “I would love to play this year, suit up for another run at it,”  Vick told NJ.com today. “I still feel like I could play and there is a lot left in…


Steelers LB James Harrison Ranked Third Most Underpaid Veteran In NFL

Thanks to the two-year, $2.75 million contract that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison signed in March of 2015, he is now scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.25 million in 2016 and carry a salary cap charge of $1.5 million. Because of that, combined with his continued high-level of…


Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Pre-Minicamp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now set to start their annual mandatory minicamp, now is a good time for me to release my updated 53-man roster prediction for the 2016 season. I have included some analysis underneath each position group and I invite you to post your own differences in the…



Roethlisberger Sidesteps Invitation To Enter Political Discussion

Many have learned the hard way that drawing the attention of Donald Trump often does not lead to a positive outcome when it comes to the billionaire’s outspoken tendency to speak his mind, particularly when he has an issue with somebody. That has recently pertained to political matters, but he…


One Step To Take: Bud Dupree

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


Steelers Celebrate Penguins’ Stanley Cup Victory

As the saying has gone, when you play one Pittsburgh team, you play the entire city. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their 4th Stanley Cup last night, the support of the Pittsburgh Steelers behind them the entire playoff run. That included an outpouring of support following the 3-1 victory, players and…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – OL Chris Hubbard – Stock Even

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…


OLB Coach Joey Porter Talks Up Bud Dupree’s Growth

You will recall recently that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree has been spotted quite a bit during OTAs on the perimeter of drills rather than in participating in them, sidelined with what he classified as simply a “tissue” injury with all the vagary you would expect surrounding a…


Browns Hoping To Get More Out Of Less-Massive Danny Shelton

As has been seemingly often the case in recent years, the Cleveland Browns had two selections in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and as has, again, often been the case, they used that high tender to address their depth in the trenches. One of those two first-round…


The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

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…