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Tomlin, Steelers Don’t Plan To Sign CB In Free Agency

Mike Tomlin spoke to the media down at the NFL Owner Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, talking for the first time since his season-ending press conference. Information from his media session is just now trickling in. Tomlin indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers are unlikely to sign a cornerback in free agency, according to…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Ross Cockrell’s Ceiling

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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The Optimist’s Take: Ross Cockrell’s Ceiling

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Why CB Brandon Boykin Should Really Consider Re-signing With Steelers

If I would have told you a few weeks ago that linebacker Sean Spence, linebacker Terence Garvin, cornerback Antwon Blake and running back Jordan Todman would all sign free agent contracts with other teams before cornerback Brandon Boykin would, you would have laughed me right off of this site. Well,…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

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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Pay Cut Would Give Cortez Allen A Chance, And Steelers Options

If the report yesterday is true that the Pittsburgh Steelers are asking sixth-year cornerback Cortez Allen to accept a pay cut from the over $4 million that he is scheduled to earn in base salary this season, then perhaps his saga—which has been a rough one over the past three…


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Report: Steelers Ask Cortez Allen To Take Pay Cut

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly asking cornerback Cortez Allen to take a paycut from his 2016 salary, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Steelers have asked cornerback Cortez Allen to take a pay reduction, according to a source. Allen is due $4.4… https://t.co/K4pu0Xu1CZ — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 9, 2016 As…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Cornerback

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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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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Steelers 2015 Draft Class Review – CB Senquez Golson

There are not a lot of meaningful conclusions that you can reach about a player after the end of his first season, but that certainly doesn’t stop people from talking about it. You can find just about any variety of analysis that you would care to read if you just…


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Reunion With Brice McCain Would Not Be Difference-Making Move

Two seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a very modest free agency move to address the depth at cornerback by signing veteran slot cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year, veteran-minimum qualifying contract. At the time, the former Texan was coming off what Houston considered a down season, in his fifth…