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More Important OL Decisions Loom Next Offseason For Steelers

After two preseason games during which fourth-year right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been arguably the team’s best—and unquestionably its most improved—offensive lineman, the Pittsburgh Steelers rewarded the veteran entering the final year of his rookie contract with a five-year extension worth around $30 million. Gilbert’s best friend and former college…


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Retired Players Also Coming After NFLPA Over Concussions

The NFL has faced a number of lawsuits over the years from retired players for various reasons, primarily pertaining to matters concerning concussions and the league’s responsibility for their employees’ long-term health. Recently, a settlement agreement was reached and at long last given preliminary approval, which uncaps the funds that…


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Concussion Settlement Places Former Steelers On Opposite Sides

As we’ve previously reported, Judge Anita Brody earlier this week granted preliminary approval for an amended settlement agreement between the NFL and retired players regarding the league’s financial responsibility in caring for players following their playing days who suffer from the effects of concussions sustained during their career. The decision…


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Judge Grants Preliminary Approval To Amended NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL and counsel for retired players reached an agreement late last month on the revision of a settlement first established nearly a year ago that would begin compensating retired players for concussion-related ailments, paid for by the league. The original settlement, which is now obsolete in light of the…


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Unique Skill Sets Present A Unique Dilemma

The Jimmy Graham arbitration and subsequent ruling has understandably generated a considerable amount of discussion amongst football fans, regardless of whether or not one follows the New Orleans Saints. Of course, Graham, designated as a tight end, contended that he should technically be classified as a wide receiver when it…




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Maurkice Pouncey Extension Comes During Age Of Reason

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey started 46 professional football games before the day he would turn 24 years old. He could have started over 60 games before his 25th birthday, which comes late next month, if not for an unfortunate mistake by his fellow interior lineman, which put an end…



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Replacing A Championship Roster – Chris Kemoeatu To Ramon Foster

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when…


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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned…




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The Salary Cap And The Fear Of Letting Go

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who follows the Pittsburgh Steelers with any degree of depth is well aware of the fact that they have had salary cap issues for several seasons now, which is generally the territory every team with a franchise quarterback will eventually face. This is not necessarily a…


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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way…