Alejandro Villanueva

Villanueva Juggled Classroom And Football Field In 2016

Football is their job. Not their life. That’s a point most who play in the NFL try to push across. And one that us, the fans on the outside, tend to forget. There’s rookies moving to a new city, veterans with families, and for Alejandro Villanueva, time in the classroom….

Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Offensive Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…

Devil’s Advocate: Extending Villanueva In 2017

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…

Steelers 2017 Salary Cap: Projected Space Exiting Bulk Of Free Agency

While you can never say never, it appears the Pittsburgh Steelers are pretty much done doing their 2017 free agency shopping. Sure, there’s a possibility that another player or two might be ultimately signed, but even if that happens, they aren’t likely to spend much more than minimum on them….

Steelers’ Villanueva Gets Another $300,000-Plus In Performance-Based Pay

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva has once again qualified for extra pay under the NFL’s “Performance Based Pay” program that compensates players for playing time based upon their salary levels. While the exact amount isn’t yet known, media reports indicate that Villanueva earned more than $300,000 extra for…