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Steelers Lack Experienced Depth At The Nose Tackle Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers did right by signing nose tackle Steve McLendon to a three year contract a few weeks ago. The former undrafted free agent out of Troy finally graduated from Mitchell University and deserves a chance to start in 2013. Now that we have that out of the way, what about the depth at […]

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Steelers Using Qualifying Contracts & Displacement To Stretch Cap Dollars Until June

Despite being severely cap-strapped until June 2nd rolls around, the Pittsburgh Steelers have still been able to sign a few free agents over the course of the last week in the form of running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and punter Brian Moorman. So how are they able to do this with such little cap room? They […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

The 2013 NFL draft is now behind is and the rookie camp gets underway on Friday. As I do ever year at this time, here is my first 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to training camp getting started, I will release my next prediction and then will have a new […]

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Second Annual Max Starks No. 78 Tin Foil Hat Post

It\’s time again for my annual Max Starks speculation post based on nothing but the vacant jersey numbers listed on the Pittsburgh Steelers website and the severe lack of depth on the offensive line. Nearly one year ago today I put on my black and gold tin foil hat and speculated that the vacant No. […]

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Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones Predicts That He Will Not Get Past The Steelers At 17

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is already in New York for the 2013 NFL draft that will begin Thursday night and predicted that he wouldn\’t get past the Pittsburgh Steelers in round one should he even fall that far. Jones, who was partaking in some sort of promotion for Subway Tuesday morning, that included a […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Door Not Closed On Max Starks & Casey Hampton Possibly Returning

During his annual pre draft press conference on Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if he had ruled out tackle Max Starks and nose tackle Casey Hampton possibly returning this season. “No, we haven\’t shut the door on anybody, quite honestly, that was with us last year, because we don\’t know what […]

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Steelers Have Very Few Options Should NT Steve McLendon Wind Up With The Packers

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers decide to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and now that the Green Bay Packers have had restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon in for a visit, all of the focus has shifted to his situation. I have already […]

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Steelers Thoughts On Nose Tackle Depth Will Be Known Following The Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu made a poor decision Sunday evening when he retweeted an old picture of himself with an acquaintance in a car with a bottle of Cinnamon whiskey. He has since deleted those tweets and apologized. Moving forward now, it will be interesting to see if the Steelers feel comfortable enough […]

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Steelers Alameda Ta\’amu Celebrates Getting Probation For DUI By Driving Around With Whisky?

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu was in the news this past week as he received 18 months probation for driving under the influence and crashing into several parked cars last October. So how is Ta\’amu celebrating his slap on the wrist? According to a picture that he retweeted Sunday night on his Twitter account, […]

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Let\’s Not Rule Heath Miller Out For The Opener Just Yet

There are quite a few people speculating that the Pittsburgh Steelers might draft a tight end as early as the first round next month in draft, but I would suggest tempering those expectations. Most of the reasoning behind that speculation stems from the belief that Heath Miller, who tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in […]

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2013 Steelers Draft: Defensive End Is A Need Not Often Talked About This Offseason

Without a doubt, the Pittsburgh Steelers have several needs that will require filling in the upcoming 2013 NFL draft, but one position that you haven\’t heard talked about much this offseason is the defensive spot. Veteran Brett Keisel is entering the final year of contract, which in all likelihoods will be the last of his […]

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Steelers 2013 Free Agency Recap: Business As Usual

The initial crush of the 2013 free agency period is now over and the Pittsburgh Steelers followed the path that many of us expected them to take. The big free agent signing this offseason is currently quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who the Steelers signed to a three-year contract to be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Outside […]

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Report: UPDATED: Steelers \”NOT\” Expected To Re-sign T Max Starks & NT Casey Hampton

OK, ignore the report below. It seems I missed the “NOT” or it was updated after the original story posted. Use this post now to discuss the depth at the tackle position as I will not correct what I wrote below! Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has an interesting little nugget in his […]

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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin To Be Tested in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz We will see if Mike Tomlin is just a good coach or an outstanding coach in 2013. This past week, many Pittsburgh Steelers starters departed for fat contracts with other teams, while the team reclaimed some old baggage by resigning the likes of Larry Foote, Ramon Foster, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson and […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap: Post James Harrison Release & Restricted Tendering Update

The Saturday business moves for the Pittsburgh Steelers now appear to be in the books following the release of linebacker James Harrison and the restricted tendering of running back Jonathan Dwyer, running back Isaac Redman, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon. Although it hasn\’t been reported, running back Baron Batch and cornerback […]

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Steelers Free Agents: The Legal Free Agent Tampering Season Is Here

The three day legalized NFL tampering period got underway at midnight, but not without a memo from the league on Friday that clarified what is and isn\’t allowed leading up to the start of the new league year, which commences at 4:00 p.m. eastern on Tuesday. The league doesn\’t have to worry about the Pittsburgh […]

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Can The Steelers Squeeze One More Season Out Of Brett Keisel?

When you look at the defensive players in the NFL that turned 34 years or older last year you see a list of 26 of them. 3 of those 26 were Pittsburgh Steelers and they of course were Casey Hampton, James Harrison and Brett Keisel. Hampton is of course an unrestricted free agent this offseason […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Is Ezekiel Ansah Too Old For The Steelers To Draft?

BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is a player that several people have the Pittsburgh Steelers taking in the first round of the 2013 draft in their mock drafts. In fact, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper even has him as the Steelers first round selection in his latest 2.0 mock draft. Ansah, who only started playing […]

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2013 Steelers Salary Cap – Rule Of 51, Cap Number & Contract Restructure Primer

Super Bowl XLVII is now behind us and that means the 2013 NFL combine is right around the corner. After that yearly event takes place in Indianapolis the next important date on the NFL calendar is March 12, the start of the new league year and day that all teams have be salary cap compliant. […]

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Will The Steelers Be Too Stubborn To Draft A Nose Tackle In The First Round?

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of discussion about who the Pittsburgh Steelers might draft in the first round. For mockers and speculators alike, it has seemed more like sticking your hand in a grab-bag versus using discernible logic. I want to try and simplify the process. The general consensus is that right […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: WR Plaxico Burress – Unrestricted

We continue on now with our offseason look at Pittsburgh Steelers free agents. We will continue to knock these out over the course of the next few weeks as we move closer towards the start of free agency. Our analysis and breakdown of unrestricted free agents started has so far included quarterback Charlie Batch and […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: NT Casey Hampton – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason is well underway as is our look at the free agents. We will continue to knock out all of these over the course of the next few weeks as we move closer towards the start of free agency. Our analysis and breakdown of unrestricted free agents started with quarterback Charlie Batch […]

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Steelers Defense Faces Question Marks At Six Positions During The Offseason

On Monday we looked at the five question marks the Pittsburgh Steelers have on offense heading into the offseason and today we will look at the questions that will need to be answered on the defensive side of the ball by the time the team arrives for in Latrobe for training camp. Right Outside Linebacker […]

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DiMarino: Looking Back At The Steelers \”Regular\” Season

By Christopher DiMarino The regular season has just ended, and for the first time since 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t playing football in January. I think that word fits the bill perfectly, “regular”. The Steelers were very regular this season.  This fits because for every win, there was a loss, for every advantage, a disadvantage. […]

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Future Of Steelers LB James Harrison Will Be Known Within 10 Weeks

With the offseason now in full swing for the Pittsburgh Steelers the front office will now be tasked with the tough chore of getting the team salary cap compliant by the Mar. 12 deadline. That means over the course of the next two months that several contract restructures will need to be done, restricted free […]

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