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Steelers 2017 Free Agents: TE David Johnson – Unrestricted

Player: David Johnson Position: Tight End Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $600,000 2016 Season Breakdown: The Steelers waited all the way until May, well after the draft, before they brought back their former seventh-round draft pick in David Johnson, who essentially came in to replace…



2017 Offseason Positional Review – Tight End

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…


Steelers Abandoned What Had Been Working On Offense

I have yet to do the charting for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Patriots during the AFC Championship game, but one thing I can tell you for certain is that they continued to move away from what had been working for them for the post few months—which is a…


Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Film Room: A Look At Kick Returns, Just For Kicks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not exactly been the most impressive team in the league this year—or in the past several years—when it comes to getting off quality kick returns. Actually, it seems that league return averages as a whole are down this year because there are fewer and fewer returns…


Steelers Punt Coverage Unit Has Undergone Several Changes Since Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included some mixed news when it comes to their punt coverage team as safety Robert Golden (ankle) practiced fully while linebackers Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Vince Williams (shoulder) both failed to practice. Assuming both Golden and Williams will be able to play Sunday in…



Haley Calls TE Group The Most Unselfish Unit He’s Ever Coached

The tight end group has sorta gotten lost in the offensive shuffle this year. Quarterbacks get all the glory. The receivers are flashy. And the offensive line is a feel good story. Sure, Ladarius Green has produced some big-time plays but beyond that, there isn’t a ton of press turned…


Film Room: Xavier Grimble Rises, Then Falls

It was a long time coming for Xavier Grimble before he finally managed to make a 53-man roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. Making the mistake of coming out of college early in 2014, the USC product spent his first two years in the league kicking around practice squads….


Steelers Still Have Enough To Get By At Tight End Minus Green

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been pleased to finally get tight end Ladarius Green on the field over the course of the past six games, and to see the big-play ability that he has been able to add to the offense as a result—he has seven explosive plays already—the…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs. Bengals

Great rushing attacks are built upon the blocking at the point of attack. Last week’s record setting day by Le’Veon Bell was proof positive of this theory and he would be the first one to agree. In Week 14’s version of in the trenches our breakdown on how the Pittsburgh…



Steelers Vs. Bills: Player Snap Counts – Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Buffalo Bills 27-20 Sunday on the road and in the snow and a few things stick out when you look at the initial snap counts from the game. Offensively for the Steelers, tight ends Jesse James and Ladarius Green played 50 and 28 snaps respectively. Throw in tackle Chris Hubbard…