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Paying Homage To Joe Greene

By Beth Myncin The City of Champions, Sixburgh, Blitzburgh or whatever “name” you have for the city of Pittsburgh, it is a place surrounded by the remembrance of our sports greats. Coming into Pittsburgh International Airport, one of the first things you will notice is the large Franco Harris statue welcoming you to the city. […]

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Steelers To Retire Joe Greene’s No. 75 This Season

During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced that the team will retire the No. 75 jersey this year to honor Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene. Green’s number will be just the second one retired by the Steelers in the history of the franchise. Ernie Stautner, who […]

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2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move-In Day Recap

Training camp move-in day for the Pittsburgh Steelers went off without a hitch on Friday and for the most part, nothing really earth-shattering happened. Early in the day, Bob Labriola reported that team president Art Rooney II told him that a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to wait until next offseason. Rooney […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Won’t Get Contract Extension Until Next Offseason

It’s going to be next offseason before Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets a contract extension, but he and his agent have both been informed about that decision and both appear to be on board with it. “I met with Ben shortly before we did the Maurkice Pouncey signing (in the middle of June) just […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […]

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Steelers Will Wear Helmet Decal To Honor Chuck Noll In 2014

According to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II the team will wear a decal bearing the initials of former head Chuck Noll on their helmets during the entire 2014 season. Rooney made the announcement during a Tuesday interview on Steelers Nation Radio. Noll passed away on June 14 at the age of 82. He […]

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Many Former Steelers Have ‘Come Home’ In Recent Years

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you should know by now that former Miami Heat forward (slash hypothetical tight end slash wide receiver) LeBron James chose to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather than signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reportedly, there were tensions due to the fact that the team already had Le’Veon […]

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Todd Haley Putting His Imprint On The Offense

Even before the Pittsburgh Steelers actually hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, there were already doubts and theories about ulterior motives for the team’s interest in the former head coach who was recently out of a job. The Steelers were just doing him a favor by giving him an interview, in the hopes […]

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Steelers Considering Wearing Patch Or Decal In 2014 To Honor Chuck Noll

On the Monday morning edition of “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II indicated that the organization is considering wearing a separate jersey patch or decal in 2014 to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. .@steelers President Art Rooney […]

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Art Rooney II Thinks Steelers Will Appear On Hard Knocks Sooner Or Later

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II was interviewed Wednesday morning at the Veritix Sports Facilities & Franchises 2014 and Ticketing Symposium that is taking place at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh and he might have dropped a hint as to whether or not his team will be the subject matter this year on […]

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Steelers Countdown Series Highlights Importance Of Finding ‘Steelers Players’

The Pittsburgh Steelers website posted the second episode of “Countdown”, their behind the draft series, yesterday, which documents the process the team went through from the conclusion of the season and up to the draft. While the majority of the content is fairly layman in nature that more faithful observers of the sport—like those who […]

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Dan Rooney Sr. Given Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition to the six Lombardi Trophies that he gets to look at every day, Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Sr. probably has quite a collection of other awards that he has been given over the decades. Wednesday evening, Dan Rooney added another prestigious one to that collection as he was given the Sports Business […]

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3,000 Seats To Be Added To Heinz Field For 2015 Season

Heinz Field will have room for 3,000 more Terrible Towel twirlers in 2015. In a statement released Monday on Steelers.com, team president Art Rooney II announced the expansion news, “We are pleased that an agreement with the SEA has been reached that will allow for the expansion of Heinz Field in the South Plaza. With […]

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Kevin Colbert Takes Center Stage On Draft Day

When the 2014 draft is over and done with, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will recede back into his lair, and we won’t hear much from him until the season is over and the roster rebuilding process starts over in 2015. For the next few days, however, he’ll be center stage as his offseason […]

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Do Recent Struggles Merit A Change In Draft Strategy?

Last week, Andy Benoit of Monday Morning Quarterback posted an article entitled “Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?”, regarding the team’s draft strategy, particularly since general manager Kevin Colbert has been in charge. He writes in the article that “the most interesting team to watch in this year’s draft will be the Steelers. Come […]

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One Steelers Beat Writer Thinks Team Has Moved On From DE Brett Keisel For Good

It doesn’t appear as though veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel has had many suitors so far this offseason and one local beat writer wrote on Wednesday that he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved on from the bearded one for good. “I do not think that is their intention,” wrote Gerry Dulac of […]

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Tomlin: Emphasis In Today’s NFL Is Sub-Package Football

We currently find ourselves at the critical mass of the front office’s media exposure during the early portions of the offseason leading up to the draft. Especially this week at the annual Owner’s Meetings, we seem to be hearing from head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, or even owner Art Rooney II on […]

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Timing Of Contract Extension For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Still Up In The Air

Earlier in the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II said that while the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be extended this offseason, there’s no guarantee that it will get done until next offseason. On Sunday at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, FL, general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated what his boss said […]

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League’s ‘Tomlingate’ Circus Finally Comes To The Only Appropriate End

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II passed along word yesterday that the team would not be forced to forfeit a draft pick as a result of the on-field incident last season that saw head coach Mike Tomlin step into the field of play during a kickoff return by Jacoby Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. Of […]

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Tomlin’s Extra Point Rule Change Makes More Sense Than The Ones Proposed

Many rule change proposals were bandied about yesterday ahead of the scheduled NFL Competition Committee meeting, but perhaps one of the more interesting suggestions I’ve heard will not be among those brought up in said meeting. According to Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, head coach Mike Tomlin has an idea of his own to […]

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Team President Art Rooney II Says Steelers Will Not Lose A 2014 Draft Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not lose a draft pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. According to a Thursday report on steelers.com, team president Art Rooney II said he’s now heard from the league and that they have informed him the team will not have a draft pick taken away from them as a result […]

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Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive […]

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Former Steelers QB Charlie Batch Wants Contract Of Ben Roethlisberger Extended Right Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch has now moved on with his life’s work and that includes him making various appearances on the major sports media networks as an NFL analyst. In addition, Batch is not afraid to express his opinions about the state of his former team on social media and on Thursday, he […]

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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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Report: Steelers Will Not Be Releasing S Troy Polamalu

In less than one week from today, the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to be under the $133 million cap number for 2014 and thus a few extensions, restructures and terminations will take place during the next several days. According to a Tuesday report on Twitter by Adam Schefter of ESPN, safety Troy Polamalu will not […]

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Has Kevin Colbert’s Offseason Plan Been The Same Plan All Along?

The recent move by the Pittsburgh Steelers to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds caught several people by surprise and you have to wonder if that move had been planned for several weeks, or if the offseason plan that general manager Kevin Colbert initially formulated was adjusted on the fly due to huge and seemingly unexpected […]

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