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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Steelers 2014 Compensatory Draft Picks Expected To Be Awarded On Monday

The NFL owners’ meetings get underway Monday in Orlando, FL and if the league keeps the same schedule as last year, we should know what compensatory picks the Pittsburgh Steelers will be awarded by the end of that first day. Last offseason, the Steelers lost five unrestricted free agents that signed with other teams and […]

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Rams Interest In Bills Free Agent DE Alex Carrington Might Increase Soon

The Pittsburgh Steelers are more than likely keeping close tabs on Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington, but they aren’t the only ones. While Carrington has yet to visit with the St. Louis Rams, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Wednesday that could change in the near future now that former Chicago […]

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Former Browns QB Brandon Weeden Signs Two-Year Contract With Cowboys

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback and 2012 first round draft pick Brandon Weeden has a new team and it’s the Dallas Cowboys as the Oklahoma State product signed a two-year contract with them on Monday. During his first two seasons in the league, Weeden, who is already 30-years-old, was a dismal 438 of 784 passing for […]

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Former Steelers Safety Ryan Mundy Lands With Chicago Bears

The safety position continues to be in high demand, with many having already switched teams and other high-profile ones scheduling visits. The top safety, Jairus Byrd, is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints, and if signed, would make a hell of a pair with last year’s first-rounder, Kenny Vaccarro. Somewhat under the radar, […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Will Allen – The Steelers Safety Net

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year contract and while there’s no guarantee he makes the final 53 man roster out of training, for now, he can again serve as team safety net. Being the Steelers safety net is a role that Allen should be used to playing now as […]

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Steelers Re-sign S Will Allen

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their soon-to-be unrestricted free agents as safety Will Allen has come to terms. Details of the deal are not yet known, but it most likely was a one-year contract for the veteran minimum and likely comes with a lower cap charge […]

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Don’t Give Up On Steelers DE Nick Williams Just Yet

With the 2014 NFL Draft still a couple months away, defensive end Nick Williams, the Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round selection from just last year, seems to be a forgotten man after being forced to sit out his rookie season due to a subluxation of his left knee cap. When going back over some of my notes […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2010 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period quickly approaching, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first ten years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh as it relates […]

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Steelers Super Bowl Grief Kit

By Michael K. Reynolds I am not a fan of the Super Bowl. At least not when the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t in the big game. Truth be told, I’m not much of a football fan. I am a Steelers fan. Many years ago I had a friend who swore he was the king of the diehard Steelers […]

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Steelers Sign WR Danny Coale To A Reserve/Futures Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers added another free agent player to their offseason roster on Tuesday as wide receiver Danny Coale has signed a reserve/futures contract. Coale was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. Coale suffered a torn ACL in November of 2012 and thus his […]

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Team Rice Beats Team Sanders 22-21 In A Very Competitive 2014 Pro Bowl Game

The 2014 Pro Bowl included several changes this year and it resulted in perhaps the most competitive game that has been played in years as Team Rice knocked off Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith with […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – S Shamarko Thomas

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers Likely To Renew Quarters Defense Against Packers

By Matthew Marczi Even without the services of Aaron Rodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers must still be cautious of the big play when they face the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn tomorrow evening. Despite lacking arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Packers continue to employ a pass-heavy attack nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback A Sign Of Things To Come?

By Matthew Marczi If you really think about it, there isn’t all that much that separates this season from many other years in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. The majority of the games end in close scores with the victor decided in the fourth quarter. Sure, the scores may on average be higher, partly due to the […]

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With Thomas Now Out Injured, The Decision To Bring Back Allen Looks Like A Good One

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas now sidelined indefinitely with a left high ankle sprain suffered this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the team will more than likely ask veteran safety Will Allen to fill his shoes when they use their quarters personnel moving forward. Allen registered one tackle and two quarterback hurries […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Carving Out A Niche For Himself Amongst The Running Backs

By Matthew Marczi As the Pittsburgh Steelers get healthier and the games tick on, it appears that a pecking order is taking shape within the running back group. We all knew it was a foregone conclusion that rookie second-round draft pick Le’Veon Bell would assume the mantle once he returned to health, which did not […]

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Texans Add Former Steelers CB Josh Victorian To Their Practice Squad

The Houston Texans had a spot to fill on their practice squad Wednesday after they promoted cornerback Elbert Mack to their 53 man roster and they did so by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Josh Victorian. Victorian, who dressed for four games last season with the Steelers after spending most of the year on their […]

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2013 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

With week six now in the books, below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 6-2 (75%) and that was a little lower than I expected it to be. The year to date record for the plus two […]

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Steelers Waive S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith From Injured Reserve

According to the Tuesday NFL transactions release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith from their reserve/injured list. Cromartie-Smith was waived injured last week with a hip injury suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings in order to make room for veteran safety Will Allen, who had been recently released from the Dallas […]

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S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith On Steelers Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith injured on Thursday and he is now on their injured reserve list after clearing waivers. Cromartie-Smith, who was originally signed by the Steelers in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-El Paso, suffered a hip flexor injury a few weeks ago in the loss to the […]

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Steelers Bring Back Veteran S Will Allen; Waive Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Injured

Another day and another familiar face has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports safety Will Allen has agreed to terms. Allen was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday after starting the first two games of the season for them. In order to make room for Allen on […]

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Report: Recently Released S Will Allen Spotted Wednesday At Steelers Facility

Color me a bit shocked. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, safety Will Allen was spotted at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Wednesday just one day after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers had a chance to re-sign Allen during the offseason, but chose not to and the veteran safety […]

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Cowboys Have Released Former Steelers S Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen was released Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys after playing just 170 snaps in the first five games of the 2013 season. Cowboys release S Will Allen. From starter to out in five weeks. — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 8, 2013 Allen, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys […]

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