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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Following Draft Pick Signings

As of Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers are now finished signing all of their 2016 draft class and with that I can provide you a full update on where the team sits salary cap wise ahead of their annual mandatory minicamp. Currently, the Steelers have 94 players under contract and that…


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Marcus Gilbert Driven To Reach Pro Bowl Dream

While criticism has been levied against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gradually improving pass defense toward the end of the season that they had the fortune of facing a string of backup quarterbacks, the same cannot be said for the level of competition that right tackle Marcus Gilbert faced with relative consistency…


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Shaun O’Hara Leaves Steelers Offensive Line Out Of Top 5

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers should have All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey back on the field this year, one NFL analyst, who just so happens to be a former offensive lineman, doesn’t believe that Steel City group is currently one of the top five in the league heading into the 2016…



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Todd Haley Calls Rookie Jerald Hawkins A Potential Guard Prospect

While we haven’t heard much in the way of reports related to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins during the team’s first set of OTA practices that concluded on Thursday, offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked briefly recently about this year’s fourth-round draft pick as it relates to his position…


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Three Steelers Make List For Best Linemen In NFL

Matt Williamson released his top offensive linemen rankings over on Today’s Pigskin and three Pittsburgh Steelers’ made the list. In his top 15 tackles, Marcus Gilbert sneaked his way onto the 15th spot while in his list for the top 20 interior linemen, Williamson tabs David DeCastro 5th and Maurkice Pouncey…


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Bucky Brooks Ranks Steelers’ Roster Second In The NFL

While it is certainly nothing that we didn’t already know, it’s always nice to see the talent of this Pittsburgh Steelers roster received its due accolades from the national media, and they got just that earlier this week on the NFL’s website, with columnist Bucky Brooks deeming that the Steelers…



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Recap Of Steelers Injured Players Ahead Of First OTA Practices Of 2016

With the Pittsburgh Steelers set to begin their annual OTA practices on Tuesday, here is a quick recap of the players who entered the offseason with injuries and those who had surgeries scheduled. C Maurkice Pouncey (fibula) – Pouncey might not be allowed to participate in practices this coming week…


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Five Second-Year Steelers Players To Watch As OTA Practices Begin

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their 2016 OTA practices on Tuesday and while we aren’t likely to learn a lot about the players during the annual “football in shorts” sessions, there are four second-year participants who we will be monitoring very closely over the course of the next several weeks…


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – G David DeCastro – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…


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James Harrison Named 92nd Best Player Of 2015 By PFF

Though I know many of you aren’t Pro Football Focus’ biggest fans, if you’re interested, the site ranked James Harrison on its Top 101 list.  Harrison came in at 92nd place after being unranked last season. Here’s a snippet from author Sam Monson. “He notched 48 total pressures, but also…


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Ninth OL Roster Spot Not A Safe One For Steelers

While it seems often to be the intention, as things usually turn out, the Pittsburgh Steelers more often than not have wound up carrying eight offensive linemen into a season rather than nine. This is usually the result of having only one true tackle with an additional interior player than…