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Pro Football Focus Grades The Steelers’ Recent Drafts

Pro Football Focus is preparing for the upcoming draft by revisiting recent drafts from 2009 to 2011 on a team-by-team basis and seeing how those draft picks turned out a few years down the road, assigning a number grade based on performance and draft value. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on deck yesterday, and as one […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 3.0 – Post Pro Days

With today being my birthday, I thought I would give all of you a gift. Now that the 2014 Pro Days now pretty much behind us, it is now time for my third 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I […]

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Four Positions Where A Steelers Top Draft Pick Could See Considerable Playing Time In 2014

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get considerable playing time out of their top two draft picks as linebacker Jarvis Jones played 646 defensive snaps while running back Le’Veon Bell played 691. With the 2014 NFL Draft now right around the corner, lets have a look at where top draft picks could potentially […]

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Remembering The Trade Of Santonio Holmes To The Jets Four Years Ago

It was four years ago Saturday that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded away wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a measly fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but that trade couldn’t have worked out any better. Holmes, who was about to enter into the final year of his rookie contract at […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Sixth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The hits keep coming as we continue to explore the best draft picks of all time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in their tradition of finding gems in small colleges the scouting team picked some real winners in round six making these selections the toughest so far. Just as reminder, our […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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On A Roster Filled With Holes, This Position May Be The Biggest

Many followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have voiced their concerns over the perceived lack of depth permeating the roster this offseason, particularly at positions such as defensive end, running back, and wide receiver. But there’s a far more glaring hole that still needs to be addressed at some point, and that is the role of […]

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With Cotchery Gone, It’s Antonio Brown’s Time To Lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers withstood their sixth free agent loss of the offseason thus far when veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery elected to accept an offer with the wideout-starved Carolina Panthers rather than return to Pittsburgh. Before him were the departures of defensive linemen Ziggy Hood and Al Woods, running back Jonathan Dwyer, tight end David […]

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Another Wide Receiver Double Dip Could Be On The Way For The Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery during the free agent signing period, their wide receiver depth chart is pretty much nonexistent. Now, not only will the team have to draft one wide receiver in May, they might have to double dip at the position. With all due respect […]

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Steelers Have Now Lost 113 Receptions For 1,342 Yards And 16 Touchdowns During Free Agency

Veteran free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is now a former member of the Pittsburgh Steelers after coming to terms with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Now that we know that Cotchery won’t be back in 2014, the Steelers have lost two wide receivers from last season during free agency that combined, caught 113 passes […]

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Lance Moore Could Help The Deep Passing Game

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans don’t sound overly enthusiastic about the prospect of the team bringing in former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore for a look later on during the week. The Steelers want to bring back Jerricho Cotchery, of course, and if they are able to bring him back, then they probably won’t […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Expected To Sign With The Broncos

In what is perhaps the least surprising news this free agency period related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with another team other than the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. That team is the Denver Broncos, who lost Eric Decker to the New York Jets earlier in the past week. While […]

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Jets Release Former Steelers WR Santonio Holmes

The New York Jets have just released former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes. Holmes was a highly productive player for Mark Sanchez and the Jets in his first couple of seasons in New York, but he has been highly limited over the past two seasons due to significant injuries. The Steelers drafted Holmes out […]

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Steelers Have The Cap Moves To Be Players In Free Agency, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will Make Them

With about a half-dozen moves so far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chipped away about $20 million, give or take, from their salary cap in the 2014, leaving them with about $3 million in cap space as of this writing. In the red. By offering cap-friendly two-year extensions to Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu, […]

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Steelers Officially In Cap Compliance Ahead Of New League Year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now a few million dollars safely below the salary cap limit today after working to restructure the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown, which saved a little under $4 million in cap room. It is presumed that the Steelers maxed out the restructured contract, converting $5,270,000 of Brown’s $6 million […]

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Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown’s Contract

There is some news on the salary cap front this evening, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is certainly not surprising news—in fact, we have written for a while now that it was expected, if not inevitable. What it does do is […]

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A Look At What’s Potentially Next For The Steelers After A Very Busy Wednesday

We knew a day like Wednesday was forthcoming for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who made six moves in an effort to get compliant with the $133 million salary cap number by Tuesday. With the result of those six moves resulting in the team being right at the magic $133 million number, there’s still a little meat […]

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A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap […]

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With Top Priority Addressed, The Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Other Interests

While there’s still the matter of completing a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made early progress on completing their top priority this offseason, which was to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds. They did so by applying the transition tag to him on Monday, which he accepted yesterday, guaranteeing his services for at least the […]

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Transition Tag Shows Steelers Are In Strong Position To Retain Jason Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked weeks ago whether or not the team had any intention of using either the franchise tag or the transition tag this offseason on any of their players, and at the time, it likely seemed even to Colbert somewhat of an absurd notion given the team’s salary cap […]

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Breaking Down The Steelers Decision To Use The Transition Tag On LB Jason Worilds

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to place the transition tag on outside linebacker Jason Worilds, we can further break down the decision and look at the overall big picture of things with one week to go until the start of free agency. First, the transition tag comes with a $9.754 million price tag […]

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2014 NFL Salary Cap Number Of $133 Million Should Be Announced By Monday

According to a Thursday report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 2014 salary cap should be set by Monday as long as any unexpected issues don’t come up. The cap number, according to a Thursday report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, will be $133 million per team, which would be a $10 […]

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The Optimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week […]

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