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With Farrior Now Gone, Defensive Leadership Can Be Shared By Many

When linebacker James Farrior was released early in May by the Pittsburgh Steelers, so too was the leader of the defense. Farrior, along with wide receiver Hines Ward, who was also released along with Farrior, were the grandfathers of the team both on and off the field. Their exits means new leaders must now pick […]

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Why The Steelers Don\’t Need A March Madness To Impress Me

By Christina Rivers While 31 teams in the NFL turn free agency into haberdashery, selling and buying up players like they\’re playing the stock market, the Pittsburgh Steelers use March to reflect, inspect and quietly make their moves. The Steelers organization has always appeared to play chess during the period instead of following the \’trend\’. […]

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All Quiet On The Western Pennsylvanian Front

By Jeremy Hritz This past week in Steelers Nation was eerily quiet in comparison to the weeks that preceded it. Outside of Plaxico Burress calling Ben Roethlisberger his favorite NFL quarterback, Rod Woodson questioning the hiring of Todd Haley much after the fact, and Aaron Smith saying thank-you to fans with an advertisement in the […]

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Aaron Smith Takes Out Ad In Post Gazette To Say Thank You

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith was officially released last Friday and he took to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday to thank everyone for his time with the Steelers in an ad that he purchased. Ed Bouchette points out that the ad is on Page D-7 and it reads: Dear Steelers Fans, As of […]

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Steelers Have Some Level Of Leadership Concerns To Overcome On The Field

By Cian Fahey Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful. The […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Peyton Manning, Free Agency & Pro Days Episode

Season 2, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and with not a lot of Steelers news to discuss since the Tuesday podcast, we touch one last time on the Mike Wallace situation quickly as we turn our attention more to free agency around the league in general. Of course […]

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Releases Of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior & Chris Kemoeatu Official As Of Friday

According to Pittsburgh Post Gazette beat writer Ed Bouchette, the releases of veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were made official last Friday at 4 p.m. There had been some uncertainty of when it would be official, but now we know it is. That of […]

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Tomlin & Colbert Explain Decision To Release Ward, Smith & Farrior

The Pittsburgh Steelers informed veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith and linebacker James Farrior of their releases last week and on Monday General Manager Kevin Colbert and Head Coach Mike Tomlin sat down with Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest for a live interview on steelers.com to answer a few questions about the […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Another Move Could Come Depending On Cap Number

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy last week as it was announced that wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were all having their contracts terminated and would not be back with the team in 2012. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin sat […]

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Could The Steelers Lose Any Other Restricted Free Agents Outside Of Mike Wallace?

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers added the names of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and Chris Kemoeatu to a lengthening list of players who will not return for the 2012 NFL season. Smith, Kemoeatu and Ward join Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle as casualties of the team\’s bloated salary cap. However, now that Omar Khan, […]

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Report: Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson Could Be Out Of Hospital Soon

There has been quite a bit of sad news this week in Steeler Nation as we have seen several long time veteran players such as Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and James Farrior get released, but there is some positive news to report. Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert reported via Twitter today that he visited running […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Hines Ward & Aaron Smith Special Episode

Season 2, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dedicate a special Thursday night edition of the podcast to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith as we breakdown the recent news regarding their releases. We discuss what the salary cap is looking like after […]

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Steelers To Release Chris Kemoeatu

The releases keep coming and none of them are a surprise as a few the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen are reporting that guard Chris Kemoeatu has been informed of his release. Kemoeatu has played 7 seasons with the Steelers since being drafted in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL draft. He was scheduled to […]

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Steelers To Release Aaron Smith

The expected moves keep coming as Adam Schefter is reporting Thursday afternoon via Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers will release 13 year veteran defensive end Aaron Smith. It was speculated that Smith might retire following neck surgery that forced him to miss most of the 2011 season. Smith was scheduled to count a little more […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 29th – Post NFL Combine Edition

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe blew it up this past week at the NFL combine and he might very well be a better fit in a 4-3 defense initially according to Len Pasquarelli. Bruce Feldman writes that he was told by a coach that faced Poe this past season said he is a freakish athlete, […]

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Steelers Marching Towards The Tender Deadline

The 2012 NFL combine has come and gone and now the next key date on the 2012 NFL calendar for the Pittsburgh Steelers is March 5th, as that is the deadline for the restricted tenders and franchise tag to be issued. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media during his press conference at the […]

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Calming Fears Of Being In Same Spot Next Year With Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders

The Mike Wallace situation has yet to play itself out and already many are worried about the situation the Pittsburgh Steelers will run into next year at this time with wide receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, both of whom are scheduled to be restricted free agents after the 2012 season. To start off trying […]

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Fitting Mike Wallace Under The Steelers 2012 Salary Cap While Wearing Franchise Tag

Since my last post on Mike Wallace, as it relates to trying to protect him via free agency, I have had a few questions about how the Steelers can possibly fit Wallace underneath the cap by the start of the new league year if they indeed were to place the franchise tag of $9.4 million […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Talks Ward, Mendenhall, Smith, Haley & Salary Cap

Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert joined KDKA radio this morning to answer questions about several things the team is facing this offseason. Colbert started out talking about Hines Ward, and said that there still has not been a decision made on his future and that they are still in that decision making process. He talked […]

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The Beard Is Sheared – Brett Keisel Cuts His Beard Again For Charity

The second annual “Shear Da Beard” charity event took place on Thursday night at Diesel Club Lounge as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel and his father, Lane Keisel, both had their beards sheared. The event packed in friends and fans that paid $25.00 a ticket to view the beard cutting and partake in food, […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Recapping Rooney – No Real Surprises

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II sat down with a few members of the Pittsburgh media on Tuesday for a half hour interview to discuss the Steelers past season and look ahead to 2012. You can read the question and answers here on the Post-Gazette blog. When you read through everything there were not too […]

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2012 Steelers Salary Cap – 10 Players Sure To Be Released Or Restructured

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already nearly $20 plus million over the 2012 projected salary cap number of $125 million and that is with just 44 players under contract for 2012. The still need to tender contracts to their restricted and exclusive rights free agents and fill the offseason roster to get to the 80 player […]

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Aaron Smith Says He Is Completely Healthy, Still Undecided On Future

Scott Brown reports on Twitter this morning that Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Aaron Smith told reporters this morning that he is completely healthy following the spinal-fusion surgery that he had back in November and that he could play tomorrow if he could. According to Brown he also said that he will decide after the […]

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Hines Ward Spotted In Latest Batman Dark Knight Rises Leaked Trailer

Several Pittsburgh Steelers players will have cameo roles in in the newest Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises, that was filmed in Pittsburgh. A member of the Steelers ownership group, Thomas Tull, is the film\’s executive producer and a football game scene was filmed at Heinz Field for the movie. Wide receiver Hines Ward is one […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 25th – Steelers Black Friday Edition

Today is Black Friday and there is a great deal at NFL Shop for those shopping for Steelers merchandise as they have a buy one item and get a second one half price. Football Fanatics also is giving free 3 day shipping through 11/30 if you use code “thanksship50″. Amazon also has a great selection […]

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