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Roster Bonus Time For Steelers Heyward, Pouncey

As part of the 6-year, $59.2 million contract that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward signed last year, he was scheduled to receive a $5 million roster bonus in 2016 by the fifth day of the new league year. The same goes for center Maurkice Pouncey as he was also reportedly due a…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Defensive End

We’re now into March, and that means that the new league year will be upon us shortly, and when that time comes, the floodgates to free agency will open—not that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be major players when it comes to signing outside free agents, as they tend to keep…


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Steelers Have Very Quiet Week Ahead Of Start Of New League Year

There certainly was quite a few transactions around the NFL this past week that included taggings, tenderings, cuttings, restructurings and extensions, and that certainly was par for the course for this time of year. Outside of them waiving tackle Micah Hatchie, who spent all of last season on the Reserve/Injured list,…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Ahead Of New League Year

Now that the league has set the official salary cap number for the 2016 season, I thought I would provide you a full update as to where I currently have the Pittsburgh Steelers at as of Friday evening. As you can see in the table below, tight end Heath Miller is…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2011 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…



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DE Stephon Tuitt Wants Steelers Defense To Be Feared In 2016

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense probably played better in 2015 than most of us thought they would have headed into the season, the unit still needs to improve in several areas during this offseason in order to be considered one of the league’s top-ten overall defenses. With that said, Steelers…


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NFL Salary Cap 101: Contract Restructures

With the start of the 2016 league year now just a little more than three weeks away, we’re likely to see the Pittsburgh Steelers restructure a few contracts in the very near future in order to clear some salary cap space. With us knowing that at least one restructure will…



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Steve McLendon’s Value Cannot Be Pigeonholed To Nose Tackle

For Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon, snaps are starting to become increasingly harder to come by. For any nose tackle that might play for the Steelers, really, or most 3-4 teams these days. The Steelers have finally joined the modern era by primarily playing in their nickel package as…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – DE Stephon Tuitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – DE Cameron Heyward

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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Part Of Defensive Line Depth Answer Could Come Internally

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem along their defensive line, but the problem doesn’t come from the front line; rather, the issue is that the team has nobody to play behind their two starting defensive ends, Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt. Of course, it needs to be noted that starting…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…