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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…



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Release Of Mike Adams Ends Curious Saga

With the Pittsburgh Steelers finding themselves three players over the 90-man offseason roster limit, they had until yesterday to make room for those three players, in doing so releasing three. The most notable of that group, of course, was offensive tackle Mike Adams, the team’s former 2012 second-round draft pick,…


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Only David DeCastro Now Remains From Steelers 2012 Draft Class

Just over four years ago the Pittsburgh Steelers selected nine players during the 2012 NFL Draft. As of Thursday, guard David DeCastro is now the only one of those nine that remains of the roster as tackle Mike Adams, who was team’s second-round selection in 2012, has now been released…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Ahead Of The NFL Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to get underway later on this evening, now is a perfect time to update you on the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. As of today, the NFLPA has the Steelers $3,574,520 under the cap and as you can see below, I have them $3,581,936 under the cap…



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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…