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Ravens To Be Investigated For CBA Violation During Recent Rookie Minicamp

The Baltimore Ravens recent rookie mini-camp might end up costing the team a future offseason practice as they reportedly violated the collective bargaining agreement recently by having their players wear pads. According to Jamison Hensley of, the Ravens’ coaching staff put their players in full pads during one of the team’s recent mini-camp…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…