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Newly-Shaped Cornerback Group Lacks Physical Presence

You might recall back during the draft that I invoked the name Justin Gilbert in referencing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of cornerback Artie Burns in the first round, noting that the team wanted to draft him the year he came out in 2014, and that Burns fits the same sort…


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Report: Steelers To Look At CB Doran Grant As A Safety Soon

Remember all of that talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Doran Grant possibly making a move to safety this year? Well, apparently that’s still a possibility, according to one of the team’s beat writers. During his Wednesday online chat, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked about Grant and he…


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Carnell Lake On Sean Davis: ‘I Think He’s Capable’

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost cornerback Senquez Golson for an extended amount of time after he suffered a Lisfranc injury earlier in the week, rookie safety Sean Davis will be given every opportunity to win the starting slot cornerback position in the team’s sub package defense moving forward. A few days ago,…


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Ross Cockrell Not Taking Starting Job For Granted

The Pittsburgh Steelers are at an interesting place in the secondary right now, particularly at the cornerback position, when you consider that the player who was supposed to start on the left side, as well as the player who ended up starting, are both gone. In is a rookie first-rounder…


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Bears Sign Former Steelers CB Brandon Boykin

How about one more update on former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin before the start of training camp? It’s been quite an offseason for Boykin and he’s finally found another home as it was announced late Wednesday that he has signed with the Chicago Bears. After originally being signed by…


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Ryan Clark Blames Talent Development For Secondary Struggles

Training camp is fast approaching now, and soon the offseason chatter will begin to fall always, but I would like to draw attention to an article back in April, in which former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark talked to Chris Bradford for the Beaver County Times, in which he talks…



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The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 29-20

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I have undertaken the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


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Missing Pieces 2016: CB Brandon Boykin

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


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Jeremy Fowler Sees Coaching In Mike Mitchell’s Future

When the Pittsburgh Steelers saw that veteran Pro Bowl free safety Ryan Clark, an integral part of their defense, was beyond his abilities, the front office let him leave in free agency and brought in Mike Mitchell through free agency, inking him with a $25 million deal over five seasons,…



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Shamarko Thomas Benefiting From Running With First-Team Defense

Aside from the time that he missed during training camp after being sidelined with a shoulder injury following a tackle in practice, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas spent the entire offseason running with the first-team defense. And so far, that is where he has been yet again, running with the…




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Carnell Lake Stands By Comments He Made About Brandon Boykin

Even though former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin has yet to find a team willing to sign him with training camps around the league now less than two months away from beginning, he’s still managing to keep himself in the news. During a recent free agent visit with the Dallas Cowboys,…