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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…


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Steelers Could Be Interested In Reunion With Players Lost Last Season

Under normal circumstances, the fear of losing fringe players either off of waivers or off the practice squad is frequently unjustified, or at least heavily imbalanced against the day-to-day reality of how frequently such things occur. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon is entering his third season as the team’s…


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Cam Thomas Fighting For His Spot Along Defensive Line

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first signed veteran free agent defensive lineman Cam Thomas last year, there was an initial uncertainty about what his role might ultimately be that season. While the Steelers had quality depth just the year before, the loss of Ziggy Hood and, at the time, Brett Keisel,…


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L.T. Walton’s Progress Could Determine The Value Of Cam Thomas

When earlier this offseason Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell explicitly name-dropped defensive end Clifton Geathers as a player that he requested that the front office re-sign, it certainly made the ears perk up. Geathers was a street free agent when the Steelers signed him with four weeks to…


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Daniel McCullers Has Chance To Expand Role In 2015

Over the course of the past few days, I felt that I was due to write something about Daniel McCullers, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth-round compensatory draft selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. McCullers is a man large enough to garner the nickname “Shade Tree”, and was aptly described as “an…


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Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback David…


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The Optimist’s Take – Cam Thomas Sticks Around

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…