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Steelers Players Eligible For 2014 Practice Squad

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s time to look ahead at the players that will be eligible for the practice squad should they ultimately not make the final 53 man roster. First, here’s a look at what the CBA has to say about who is and isn’t eligible […]

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Contract For New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Should Total Out At Around $9.5 Million

It will be a while until new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier signs his first NFL contract, but thanks to the new CBA slotting system and current rookie pool estimates, we have a pretty good idea what that deal will look like. Shazier’s deal will be four years and according to Over The Cap, it […]

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Phase One Of The Steelers Offseason Program Gets Underway Today

Phase One of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program gets underway on Tuesday and in case you need a quick refresher, below is a definition of what is and isn’t allowed during this period per the CBA. There will not be a test at the end of ths post. Phase One. Phase One shall consist of […]

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First Phase Of Steelers Offseason Program Starts Tuesday

Phase one of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program gets underway on Tuesday of next week. The first phase will be for two weeks and the activities will be limited to strength and conditioning only as per the rules of the CBA. Below is a quick recap of all of the offseason phases and what is, […]

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NFL Qualifying Contracts Explained

A few of you have asked me to explain what a qualifying contract is, so here is a quick post on it along with the language from the CBA. A qualifying contract is a one-year deal that can be given to a player that has four or more accrued seasons in the league. That player […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Has Qualified For A Proven Performance Escalator In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will¬† be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014 and while the team will likely work on trying to get him extended during the offseason, the Citadel product is due a raise regardless, as he qualified for a base salary escalator due to his playing time in […]

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Steelers LB Terence Garvin Likely To Get Fine Reduced Due To CBA Rule On Excessive Amount

On Wednesday, a report surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 for his Sunday night hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber.¬† Being as Garvin only makes roughly $23,823.00 a week, he will likely appeal it and get it reduced down to 5955.75. In case you are curious, the CBA […]

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CBA Mandates Players Have Four Consecutive Days Off During Bye Weeks

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice of the week on Wednesday and will not practice again until Monday. When I posted that earlier this morning, several wanted to know why an 0-4 team wouldn’t be practicing again this week. It’s called a CBA, folks and below are the rules related to bye weeks. […]

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Former Steelers NT Chris Hoke Says Young Defensive Players Develop Slower Due To Practice Rules

Prior to the new CBA of 2011, NFL teams used to be allowed to have grueling two-a-day practices during training camp, but now they are limited to having one full-contact padded practice per day accompanied by a walkthrough period. On the latest episode of the Craig Wolfley Podcast, this topic was discussed as it relates […]

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Steelers Rookie Camp Takes Place This Upcoming Weekend

The second phase of the offseason workouts for the Pittsburgh Steelers got underway on Monday as coaches are now permitted to work with the players for individual instruction and position drills. In addition, this the first time that coaches can also hold short position meetings with players. In phase one of the offseason program, players […]

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Steelers 2013 Offseason Program Schedule Announced

Bob Labriola reported on Twitter Thursday that the dates of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program have now been determined. Labriola wrote that the offseason program will officially begin on April 15 and that the OTA dates are set to be May 21-23, May 28-30 and June 3-6. Minicamp will be held on June 11-13. THE […]

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CBA Restricted Free Agents Offer Sheet & Right Of First Refusal Procedures

I have been asked several questions about Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders regarding his visit with the New England Patriots on Friday. Some reports suggest that he has a signed offer sheet in hand, while others say the Steelers have yet to be informed about it. Sanders, according to the rules […]

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Understanding The 2013 Minimum Team Cash Spending Salary Cap Floor

I have received a few questions about the new salary cap floor, or minimum team cash spending, that kicks in 2013 so I will try to explain it to you the best that I can. I will also show you how it might impact the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition. Let\’s first see what the CBA […]

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2013 NFL Restricted Free Agent Tender Amounts Announced

Albert Breer of the NFL Network tweeted out the 2013 restricted tender amounts for the upcoming offseason as we move towards the start of free agency. The numbers, as expected, only increased by the minimum 5%, as per the CBA, which shows that the 2013 salary cap won\’t rise much in 2013. 2013 Restricted Free […]

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Ryan Clark Tried To Warn Everyone About The Absolute Power Of Roger Goodell

The Pittsburgh Steelers as a team voted against ratifying the new CBA last summer and now it appears several players across the league wished they had done the same. Jim Corbett of the USA Today reported on Monday that Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston expressed deep regret to his medium that the NFLPA […]

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Saunders, Clark & Lewis Kicked Out Of Steelers Facilty Saturday Because Of New CBA Rule

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders posted on Twitter today that he, Ryan Clark and Keenan Lewis were kicked out of the team facility today for trying to workout. The reason Saunders gave is that the new CBA, that was agreed to last offseason, states that players are not allowed to workout on the weekend, […]

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Looking At The Borrowed 2012 Veteran Salary Cap Credits

I have received a few emails concerning the 2012 veteran salary cap credits and thought it would be a good night to post about it. Quite a few people seem to be under the impression that this year is the same as last year and that teams can apply (3) $1,000,0000 million credits on three […]

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Don\’t Throw Rocks At Willie Colon For Not Taking A Pay-cut

It was reported on Thursday by Jason La Canfora that Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Willie Colon has said he is not willing to take a pay-cut after missing all but one game over the last two seasons due to injuries. Before you go throwing rocks at Colon for not wanting to take that pay-cut, I wanted […]

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Salary Cap Savings & Injury Benefit Clarification Should Hampton & Mendenhall Be Released

As the Pittsburgh Steelers get closer to having to make key personnel decisions for salary cap purposes, I thought I would take time to research out the ramifications of terminating the contracts of nose tackle Casey Hampton and running back Rashard Mendenhall from both a salary cap savings angle and because both are still recovering […]

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Putting Franchise Tag On Mike Wallace Makes Most Sense For The Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently a restricted free agent and team president Art Rooney II said in his 2011 season wrap up interview that signing Wallace to a long term contract would be a priority. The Steelers could just place a first round restrictive tender on Wallace, but that would not prevent […]

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Rules On Steelers Padded Practices

I have received a question wondering why the Steelers do not practice more in pads like they did last week in preparation for the Titans and the short answer is, they can\’t. It is all due to the new guidelines and rules in the new CBA. Teams are only allowed 14 padded practices during the […]

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2011 Steelers 90 Man Roster With Early Training Camp Notes

Now that the CBA has been ratified and the official moves are out of the way, we have a good starting point for the 2011 Steelers 90 man roster to move forward with. Below is the roster and some early camp notes on each player. The Steelers will carry 90 players on their roster until […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Eight Recap

Thursday at Steelers camp was the day every football fan was waiting for and the Steelers even pushed back practice in hopes that the new labor agreement would be ratified. The CBA was finally ratified later this afternoon and now hopefully we will have 10 years of labor peace. It should be noted that the […]

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Steelers Make Several Roster Moves

Now that the CBA has been ratified, the Steelers made several signings official and released several players for the needed roster spot. It was officially announced that cornerback William Gay, nose tackle Chris Hoke, running back Mewelde Moore and punter Daniel Sepulveda have all been re-signed to one-year deals as unrestricted free agents. Unrestricted tight […]

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CBA Ratified After Steelers Begin Thursday Practice

Jay Glazer is reporting via Twitter that the players have now ratified the CBA and that football is officially back. The Steelers pushed back the starting time of practice today in hopes that the labor agreement would get enough votes and overcome the HGH testing obstacle, so the Steelers 15 free agent players that have […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Weslye Saunders Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I open with, for the last time we promise, with a discussion of the final ratification of the CBA expected to come on Thursday afternoon. The Steelers are so certain this going to happen that they have moved practice from its […]

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