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Things We Think We Know With One Month To Go Until The Draft

We are now one month away from the 2014 NFL Draft and now is as good a time as any to go back over things that we think we know as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers needs and wants. Below are just a few of the things that are floating around in my head […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Seventh Round

By Michael K. Reynolds If you’re wondering what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their seventh round draft pick this year history would suggest they should follow the words sung during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl. That’s when the no longer so Red Hot Chili Peppers chimed: Give it away…give it away…give […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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Former Steelers S Ryan Clark Wound Up Signing A Veteran Qualifying Contract With The Redskins

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was quoted as saying that he didn’t see himself as a player willing to play for the veteran league minimum in 2014. Now that three months has passed since he made that statement, he must have had a change of heart. Sort […]

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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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Potential Re-Signing Of Keisel Will Likely Have To Wait Until June

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on starting a second-year undrafted player (or one drafted in the seventh round), then they are currently without a starting defensive end opposite Cameron Heyward. The only free agent defensive end that they have expressed interest in up until this point—Alex Carrington—signed with the St. Louis Rams yesterday, which certainly […]

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As Of Monday Evening, Bills Free Agent DL Alex Carrington Still Remains Unsigned

As of Monday evening, we still have no idea where Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington will play in 2014. Carrington, who has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns so far this offseason, reportedly has the St. Louis Rams interested in him as well, but has yet to visit […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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Cleveland Browns Confirm Visit With Free Agent DE Alex Carrington

According to ESPN’s Pat McManamon, as well as The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Cleveland Browns have confirmed a visit by free agent defensive end Alex Carrington, with whom the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest. While the Steelers have limited cap space, and are currently swinging on the pendulum of Jerricho Cotchery’s decision to […]

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What’s Left For The Steelers To Do After One Week Of Free Agency?

The 2014 free agency signing period is now into its second week and the pace of signings has slowed considerable. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed two unrestricted free agents from other teams so far, but will likely sign a few more prior to the start of training camp. Here, now, is a look at the […]

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13 Steelers Free Agents Remain Unsigned Entering Second Week Of The New League Year

Today marks the beginning of the second week of free agency for 2014 league year and as of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 13 of their own free agents that remain unsigned. Below is a quick recap of the current status of those players. Jerricho Cotchery – Cotchery has a visit scheduled on […]

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If Not Carrington, Then Keisel

While the Pittsburgh Steelers had former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Alex Carrington in for a meeting and a physical yesterday, they did let him depart the facility without having first signed a contract. While the two sides reportedly had a good visit and intend to continue communicating, the next team that schedules a visit with […]

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Cap Space Should Not Prevent Steelers From Signing Alex Carrington

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did make a move in free agency yesterday to help bolster the defensive line, it wasn’t the move that many were hoping they would make. Rather than coming to an agreement with free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington, the Steelers signed Cam Thomas. Thomas, a former San Diego Charger, was […]

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Report: Alex Carrington, Steelers Had Good Visit, Will Continue To Talk

There seems to be much consternation among fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers after free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington left the team facility today without a contract, but the simple fact of the matter is that such things happen all the time, and doesn’t prevent a deal from developing in the future. To that […]

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Report: Steelers DE Brett Keisel Would Rather Retire Than Play For The Minimum

It’s probably going to be a little while until we finally know whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted defensive end Brett Keisel will play a 13th season in the NFL, but what we do know right now is that he won’t play for the veteran minimum. According to a Friday report by Ed Bouchette of […]

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Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, […]

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How Will The Losses In Free Agency Alter The Steelers’ Offseason Strategy?

The Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically dipped into the free agent pool early to bring in an outside free agent, signing former Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year contract on Tuesday. Yesterday was a different story. As per their norm, they worked toward rebuilding their roster by re-signing a trio of their own free […]

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Recapping The Steelers Second Day Of Free Agency

The first full day of the 2014 league year officially came to an end at 4:00 p.m. EST and for the Pittsburgh Steelers it was day highlighted by the re-signings of several of their own unrestricted free agents. In case you missed anything, here is quick recap of what happened on Wednesday and you can […]

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Report: Steelers Free Agent DL Al Woods To Visit With The Titans On Wednesday

The very first report of interest in one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ own free agents from outside the organization has just surfaced courtesy of Jim Wyatt, who originally reported the Steelers’ interest in Alterraun Verner. According to Wyatt, defensive end Al Woods is scheduled to visit with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. The Steelers are […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – DE Ziggy Hood

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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Brett Keisel Has Not Heard From The Steelers

This can’t be much of a surprise, but according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alan Robinson, defensive end Brett Keisel has not heard from the Pittsburgh Steelers as of yet regarding his future with the team, his agent has said. As agents do, Eric Metz talked his client up some, saying that Keisel is “productive, healthy, and […]

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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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A Look At The Free Agent Market Value Of Steelers DE Ziggy Hood

In just a little bit more than a week, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood will be an unrestricted free agent and the organization must decide whether or not to move on from their former first-round draft pick or try to re-sign him for a more few years. Should the Steelers ultimately decide to let […]

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Mapping Out The Steelers’ Free Agency Plans

With the salary cap now confirmed to be $10 million higher than last season—and nearly $7 million more than projected—the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a much more favorable position to operate than was anticipated just a few weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers are virtually already in cap compliance, […]

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