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The Optimist’s Take: Tackling Guard Depth In Draft

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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Recent Cap Relief Not Enough To Make It Into Regular Season

Although the release of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen hardly came as a surprise, the timing and manner of release did surprise some, including myself. In particular, I was surprised to see that he was not released with a post-June designation for a very simple reason, that being the fact that…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Interior OL

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…


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Latest Mel Kiper Jr. Three Round Mock Draft Has Steelers Selecting Two DBs

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released another three-round mock draft Tuesday morning and it’s his first since the big trade took place last week between the Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans that included the first overall selection being swapped. As for the three selections Kiper made for the Pittsburgh…


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The Optimist’s Take: Ramon Foster And Longevity

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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The Optimist’s Take: Pro Bowl In Future For Marcus Gilbert

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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2015 Player Exit Meetings – C Maurkice Pouncey

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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Report: Steelers Bring In Free Agent C Stefen Wisniewski For a Visit

Just one day after they brought in veteran free agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz in for a visit, it is now being reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers also recently bought in veteran Stefen Wisniewski for a talk, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Wisniewski, who was originally selected in the…


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Steelers Navigating Offseason So Far Without Contract Restructures

A month ago, I would have bet you a lot of money that the Pittsburgh Steelers would have restructured the contract of at least one player prior to April. However, so far, no such transaction has taken place. In fact, now that center Maurkice Pouncey and defensive end Cameron Heyward…



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Steelers Veterans Foster, Gay Set To Hit Career Milestone In 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers did well to lock up two of their own most critical free agents—cornerback William Gay and guard Ramon Foster—to new three-year contract just prior to the formal opening of this year’s free agency period. Though Gay did spend one year in Arizona, both players have been cornerstones…



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Re-Signing Of Ramon Foster Insulates Interior Line Depth

Ramon Foster, age 30, is entering his eighth professional season in the league, and after signing a new three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he figures to spend at least 10 years of his career in Pittsburgh, if it happens to expand beyond that—beyond age 32. It is also an…



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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Interior OL

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…