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Film Room: Cover 3 Still A Steelers’ Staple

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense, you probably circle a couple of common concepts: tough, hard-hitting, stellar run defense, and a potent pass rush. That’s been a constant since the 1970s. But the scheme wrapped around those core football values has evolved. Bud Carson’s Cover 2, a 4-3…



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Report: CB Brandon Boykin To Visit Falcons Next Week

Cornerback Brandon Boykin is looking for a new team following his release from the Carolina Panthers earlier this week and he now has a visit scheduled for early next week. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boykin is set to visit with the Atlanta Falcons on…


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Steelers Draft Class Tasked To Bridge Special Teams Gap

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a lot of firepower for their special teams units during free agency this year. They lost five significant special teams contributors to signings by other teams, and you can add a sixth with the evident decision not to re-sign veteran Will Allen, who earned his keep…



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Panthers Release CB Brandon Boykin

Cornerback Brandon Boykin is once again a free agent as the Carolina Panthers decided to release him on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The #Panthers have released CB Brandon Boykin, who signed in March. Got an $80K signing bonus for 2 months. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)…



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Last Year’s Trades Hurt This Year’s Draft Flexibility

When all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers came away from the 2016 NFL Draft having added seven players through their selections, but they didn’t come by them purely through their natural draft picks, and that proved to be a bit of a hindrance to them, a reflection on…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Cornerback

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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Next Steelers’ Return Man Likely To Be On Offensive Side Of The Ball

Gary Russell. Felix Jones. Najeh Davenport. These are just a sampling of offensive players deemed “the guy” on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ return units under Mike Tomlin. It’s a common source of frustration for fans with middling return numbers and the failure to find an impact player who could stick for…


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Dri Archer’s Roster Spot Open For Returner

Over the course of much of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s tenure, he has not been shy about utilizing the 53rd or so roster spot on the team for a player who does not necessarily have a define role on offense, defense, or in the coverage or blocking aspects…



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Steelers’ Road Through 2016 Schedule Lined With Familiar Faces

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have allowed a number of their less heralded role players to not only vigorously test the open market, but also to sign elsewhere. Some of these players have played very significant roles over the course of recent years, and it will be a bit of…


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Free Agent Departures Mean New-Look Secondary For 2016 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly lost their fair share of players thus far in free agency. Their own players have signed with other teams more than they have brought in players who were with other organizations last season—and that is in a free agency period in which they have uncharacteristically…