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Steelers Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

With the 2014 NFL Draft now roughly one month away, there seems to be one player that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially draft with the 15th overall selection that causes such a split in opinion as far as the fan base goes and that player is Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. If you follow […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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New Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Did Indeed Sign A One-Year Qualifying Contract

The NFLPA has now updated their figures and as expected, the contract signed this week by new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a one-year qualifying deal. Heyward-Bey is scheduled to earn a base salary of $730,000 in 2014 and also received a $65,000 signing bonus. His reduced cap charge in 2014 will be […]

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Steelers Offer Little Guarantees To Their Incoming Free Agents

In stark contrast to recent offseasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already handed out new contracts to seven different free agents coming from other teams over the course of the past month since the start of free agency. In the process, they have handed out close to $40 million, with only Mike Mitchell’s contract extending beyond […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signing CB Brice McCain, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers recent signing of cornerback Brice McCain and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. We look at what both players must do in order to make the final 53 man roster and […]

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Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Might Have To Show He’s Special In Order To Make 53 Man Roster

Should new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey ultimately wind up making the final 53 man roster out of training camp, there’s a strong possibility that he’ll have to contribute on special teams. While playing on special teams is pretty much something that’s new to him, Heyward-Bey showed late last season that he might be […]

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly for the veteran-minimum value for […]

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Bad Hands And All, New Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Still An Explosive Play Threat

The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is dropped passes. The second thing that you think about, however, is his speed and throughout his career he has shown what a weapon it is. Since coming into the league as a first-round draft pick […]

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Colts Beat Writer Says New Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Is A Good Blocker

While new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey certainly does have a reputation for drops, one Indianapolis Colts beat writer says the former first-round draft pick does excel in other areas of his game. Immediately after it was announced that Heyward-Bey signed with the Steelers, Tom James of The Tribune-Star offered up some thoughts on the […]

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Steelers Sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Pittsburgh Steelers visit Wednesday with Indianapolis Colts free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey must have went well as it is now being reported that he’s signed a one-year contract with the team. While details of the contract are unknown at this time, one would think that the former first-round draft pick of the Oakland […]

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A Look At The Darrius Heyward-Bey Drops From 2013

Indianapolis Colts unrestricted free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will be dropping in to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and I thought we would have a quick look at the drops that he had last season. Before we get to the animated gifs, you should know that Heyward-Bey was targeted 58 times last year and […]

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Heyward-Bey Signing May Do More Harm Than Good

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly kick the tires on former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey later today, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This continues a theme of the organization looking to plug some of the few remaining holes on the roster, coming on the heels of the signing […]

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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Drops Aside, Heyward-Bey Would Give The Steelers A Sizable Fast Layer Of Low Risk Depth

By Josh Svetz Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette certainly surprised fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers on April Fools day of all days when he reported that Indianapolis Colts free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was set to visit the Steelers April 2nd. The perceived view of Heyward-Bey would be along the lines of “draft […]

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Report: Steelers To Bring In Colts Free Agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey For A Visit

Despite being very low on salary cap space, it appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers will continue to entertain free agent visitors. According to a Tuesday report on Twitter by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Indianapolis Colts unrestricted free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is scheduled to visit with the Steelers on Wednesday. Heyward-Bey, […]

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Worried Eyes Will Be On The Steelers Safety Dance Thursday Night Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers backup safety Will Allen is likely to spilt playing time with fellow safety Ryan Mundy Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans with Troy Polamalu once again sidelined with a calf injury. Allen has played just over 275 snaps over the course of the last 4 seasons with most of his contributions coming on […]

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Has No Hard Feeling Towards Ryan Mundy For Hit

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was knocked out of the game last Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy, said on Friday that he has no hard feelings towards Mundy for the hit, according to the Associated Press. Despite not having any hard feelings, Heyward-Bey also has no recollection of the hit that […]

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Report: Steelers S Ryan Mundy Fined $21,000 For Hit On Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Rich Walsh of WPXI TV reports via Twitter that Steelers safety Ryan Mundy has been fined $21,000 for his hit Sunday on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Mundy reportedly will appeal the fine according to the report. Heyward-Bey reportedly suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the hit by Mundy, but has since […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

Rookie Kelvin Beachum starts the second half with a false start. Ben Roethlisberger was off the mark trying to drop a deep ball into Mike Wallace and the Steelers are facing second and long. On third down Roethlisberger misses Antonio Brown on the right sideline that would have likely moved the chains. The Steelers quarterback […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 3 – Raiders

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and have now dropped to 1-2 on the young season. Below are 4 players that I thought had winning performances in the game and 4 more that had losing performances. Winners: Heath Miller – The fantastic start to the season for Miller continues as […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The opening kickoff ends with kicker Shaun Suisham having to make the tackle. Not a good start by special teams. On the first play for the […]

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Steelers S Ryan Mundy Likely Facing Fine For Hit On Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up their second loss of the season Sunday against the Oakland Raiders and safety Ryan Mundy likely will pick up a $21,000 fine for his early fourth quarter helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey was injured while trying to make a catch in the end zone during the Raiders […]

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