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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…


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Steelers Treating CB Senquez Golson Like A 2016 Draft Pick

Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season they never got a chance to see their 2015 second-round draft pick play a single snap all year as cornerback Senquez Golson had his entire rookie campaign wiped out by a shoulder injury that he suffered during the OTA practices. While the team is certainly…



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2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Ross Cockrell

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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DE Stephon Tuitt Wants Steelers Defense To Be Feared In 2016

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense probably played better in 2015 than most of us thought they would have headed into the season, the unit still needs to improve in several areas during this offseason in order to be considered one of the league’s top-ten overall defenses. With that said, Steelers…


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Steelers Unlikely To Join Mass League-Wide Player Releases

With yesterday being the first day of the 2016 offseason, we already saw teams around the league beginning fiscally and personnel-wise preparing for this year by parting ways with certain players whose value had become misaligned with their compensation. Several players were released yesterday, with salary cap implications in mind,…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…


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Art Rooney II Acknowledges Mistakes In Personnel Evaluations

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did his usual post-season media rounds recently, and he certainly gave us all plenty to chew on. We have already dissected much of what he had to say, but there was one thing in particular—an admission of sorts—that I think is notable enough to…