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Drafted As Returner, Ayers Not Limited To Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly let it be known to their first of two seventh-round draft picks as much as anybody else that if he is to make the 53-man roster this year, it will come through Damarcus Ayers earning a roster spot by becoming an asset as a return man….





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Demarcus Ayers The Latest Attempt At Finding Return Man

While the Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the Saturday portion of the 2016 NFL Draft twiddling their thumbs in light of a nearly 100-selection gap between their first and second selections of the day, the late portions of the late rounds got busy again for the Steelers, with three selections…


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Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint Takes His Pass Blocking Seriously

Despite his unfortunate fumble in the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Round playoff loss to the Denver Broncos last season, backup running back Fitzgerald Toussaint did manage to show some promise when asked to help fill in at the position after veteran DeAngelo Williams was lost for the post season with a…


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Scouting Report On Newly Signed ILB Steven Johnson

Like we did for Ladarius Green and Ryan Harris, we’re back dishing out some information on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ latest free agency signing, inside linebacker Steven Johnson. Now, Johnson is a tougher evaluation and we won’t use the same mold as we did for the other two. Johnson was almost…


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The Optimist’s Take: Offseason’s Impact On Special Teams

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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Adding Inside Linebacker Depth A Must In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers let 15 players hit the open market. Most, frankly, won’t be missed and were at the replacement-level status. Cam Thomas. Will Allen. Byron Stingily. There won’t be many memoirs written over them. But the team is in danger over losing two inside linebackers and it’s testing their…



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Steelers Should Be In No Rush To Lose Shamarko Thomas

You may have seen a few beat writers recently comment on three-year veteran safety Shamarko Thomas, who of course was projected to be in the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 before he lost that opportunity courtesy of some disappointing preseason performances that forced the team to rely…


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Success As Jammer Suggests Increased Special Teams Value For Antwon Blake

Yesterday, I began to touch on fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and how his 2015 circumstances—moving into the starting lineup, but dealing with a hand ligament tear—had likely led to the team juggling and reshaping his special teams responsibilities. In spite of the fact that he was the team’s…