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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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Report: Salary Cap Could Swell To $160 In 2016

Whenever I write about Pro Football Talk, you can probably bet that it has something to do with the salary cap. In this case, that would be a safe bet. Earlier this offseason, the football website quoted a source as saying that he anticipated the 2014 cap to be significantly higher than the originally projected […]

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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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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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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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The Pessimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

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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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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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

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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The Pessimist’s Take – Projecting Health

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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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – C/G Cody Wallace

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Colbert Says Wheaton Has Had Some Offseason Surgeries To Fix Fingers

During his 15 minute interview Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to talk about the development of wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who the team drafted last year in the third-round. “Markus Wheaton got setback last year,” said Colbert. “He came in and worked his way in. […]

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Steelers Are Prepared For WR Emmanuel Sanders To Test Free Agency

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million restricted offer sheet that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. On Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to reflect on that decision. “I think any decision you look back on, you start […]

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Ravens RB Ray Rice Can Now Deal With Having His Legacy Questioned

After former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested in July of 2011 for driving under the influence, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice publicly scolded him for his actions. Now, following a Saturday morning arrest for an incident that took place at a New Jersey casino, Rice must sit back and watch the […]

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Draft Analyst Charles Davis Thinks Mike Evans Is A Longer Version Of Plaxico Burress

In his latest mock draft, NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans with the 15th overall selection in the first-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. On Wednesday, Davis was a guest on 93.7 The Fan and was asked if Evans could be a Plaxico Burress […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – The Tight End Position In 2014

By Matthew Marczi 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 […]

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Antonio Brown Says Ben Roethlisberger Scolded Him For Being Selfish After The Season

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 110 passes in 2013, but with three more he would have broken the franchise single-season record that Hines Ward set in 2002. During a Monday appearance on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable”, Brown admitted that in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, that that was likely the maddest he’s […]

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NFL.com Draftnik Charles Davis Has Steelers Drafting WR Mike Evans In Latest Mock Draft

NFL.com draftnik Charles Davis released his second mock draft of the offseason last week and in it he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans with the 15th overall selection in the first round. Davis writes: Tall, rangy receiver who can run. He fits the Steelers’ need for bigger bodies at […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

By Matthew Marczi 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 […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

By Matthew Marczi 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 […]

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Roethlisberger Contract Extension Unlikely To Happen Until Summer At The Earliest

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension this offseason, it likely won’t happen until later in the summer, according to general manager Kevin Colbert in a Thursday morning interview on DVE Radio. “Ben has two years on his contract,” started Colbert. “We want him to finish his career […]

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Report: Steelers Intend On Drafting Ben Roethlisberger A Tall Wide Receiver Early

In the latest mock draft that Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com released this week, he has the Pittsburgh Steelers once again selecting Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin with the 15th overall selection. Benjamin of course is one of the taller wide receivers in this year’s draft class and according to one Steelers beat writer, the […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Discusses Draft Class, Free Agency, Sean Spence And More With Media

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will be Indianapolis next week for the scouting combine, but sat down Wednesday with several members of the local media to answer questions pertaining to the team prior to leaving. Below are a few of the talking points that Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Bob Labriola of […]

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