Hidden Gems: Baltimore Ravens’ UDFA Sleeper

The Baltimore Ravens just can’t get enough pass rushers. After a draft that saw them add Kamalei Correa out of Boise State in the second round and Grand Valley State’s Matt Judon in the fifth, they signed potentially the best undrafted pass rusher: Victor Ochi from Stony Brook. Even though…


Punter Will Monday Looking To Push Jordan Berry

The only thing Mike Tomlin has gone through more than his famous “Tomlin-isms” are punters. Over the last five seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have ushered in seven different ones. Here’s your lineup: Daniel Sepulevda, Jeremy Kapinos, Drew Butler, Zoltan Mesko, Mat McBriar, Brad Wing, and Jordan Berry. That’s an NBA starting…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – CB Doran Grant – Stock Up

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…


Steelers Losing Opportunities As Others Exploit Secondary Free Agent Market

Two days ago, the window closed on the period during which unrestricted free agents whose 2015 contracts had expired would factor into teams’ compensatory draft pick formulas. And for the past two days, I have written about potential targets at the cornerback and defensive end positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers…



The Optimist’s Take: Cameron Heyward Gets His Due

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…


Dolphins Sign DE Jason Jones

I guess we’re shaping up into an NFL roundup to kick off the weekend. The Miami Dolphins have signed DE Jason Jones, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. DE Jason Jones, former #Lions starter, is headed to Miami to sign with the #Dolphins, source said — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May…


Ravens Sign CB Jerraud Powers

Before the draft, Kevin Colbert stated the Pittsburgh Steelers could take a look at a veteran cornerback. If they still are, there’s one fewer name available. The Baltimore Ravens have signed Jerraud Powers to a one year contract. The move was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Free agent CB…


CB Montell Garner Impresses In Minicamp

Though no Hall of Fame speech has ever started with “rookie minicamp,” one cornerback made some noise over the initial three down weekend last week. Montell Garner was labeled as a player “to watch” by Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola, who was in attendance for two of the three days. The final…


Jerald Hawkins Feeling At Home In Pittsburgh

For a junior entering the NFL against the league’s advisement, you might get the impression Jerald Hawkins might regret his decision. But ask him about it and you won’t hear a twinge of that feeling. In face, he’s elated to call Pittsburgh home. “I feel at home, honestly,” Hawkins told…


Bill Barnwell Approves Of Steelers Not Extending Timmons’ Contract

When it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his future with the team, opinions seem to be rather mixed, on not one, but two fronts. There are some who believe that this should be his final season with the team—others have even suggested releasing him, or at…


Steelers Should Look Back Into Veteran DE Market As Well

Yesterday, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider exploring the residual free agency market at the cornerback position, now that the threshold has passed during which unsigned players—distinguished from free agents who were released—would influence the compensatory pick formula. As I pointed out, the future compensatory…


2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Georgia TE Jay Rome

A look at our 4th UDFA of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Georgia tight end Jay Rome. #87 Jay Rome/TE Georgia: 6’4/3 248 The Good – NFL looking frame, long with muscle – Effort blocker who gets his arms extended, does show the ability to stick with proper technique – Occasional moments…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Markus Wheaton – Stock Up

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…


College Production Again A Major Theme In Steelers’ 2016 Draft Class

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ approach seemed to feel just a bit different in some ways, and that was somewhat validated during the team’s post-draft press conference, when Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert frequently made references to ‘production’ in relation to the majority of…