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Retired Players Also Coming After NFLPA Over Concussions

The NFL has faced a number of lawsuits over the years from retired players for various reasons, primarily pertaining to matters concerning concussions and the league’s responsibility for their employees’ long-term health. Recently, a settlement agreement was reached and at long last given preliminary approval, which uncaps the funds that the NFL is obligated to […]

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Report: NFL Owners Table Playoff Expansion Talks Until Fall

It’s only a matter of time before the league adds two more teams to the playoffs, but it’s looking like that time will be in 2015, not 2014. According to Jim Corbett of USA Today Sports, NFL owners have decided to table any further discussion of playoff expansion until their fall meetings. Gary Myers of the New York […]

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NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith Supports Fight Of Student Athletes

The labor conversation surrounding college athletes is understandably a touchy subject for many people, a large percentage of whom choose to stay on the sidelines, rather than getting personally involved and throwing in their own voice. NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith elected not to be one of those individuals, penning an article posted on […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Tells Union Head DeMaurice Smith To Stand Up For Players

Following the news that Steelers safety Ryan Clark had been $40K for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson Sunday night, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a message for NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. According to a tweet by Scott Brown, Roethlisberger said that that Smith should “stand up and do something to protect players.” […]

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NFL Clubs Vote To Approve Comprehensive Agreement

OK, here is the outline of how things will go down pending the players voting to ratify the agreement. The Hall of Fame game has been cancelled. It also looks like the personal conduct policy will remain in full effect, but it looks like players will not be punished for comments. Good news for James […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday June 29th – Everything To Prove Edition

Gatorade and NFL Films have teamed up to do the Everything To Prove series as they follow 14 rookies on their journey from the training for the combine to their first game in the league. Steelers rookie defensive end Cameron Heyward is 1 of the 14 and you can catch up with the series here […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 10th – Tomlin Not Cutting Cheese In Wisconsin Edition

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was present for the Wisconsin Pro Day on Wednesday as tackle Gabe Carimi, defensive end J.J. Watt and tight end Lance Kendricks were all on display. All three seem to be on the Steelers radar in one capacity or another. Despite not yet signing free agent cornerback Ike Taylor, Ed […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday February 4th – The Tomlin Journey Edition

I missed posting it the other night but Pat Kirwan has a great read on the Steelers defense and what they might of learned from the Bears Packers NFC Championship Game. also two great videos in this piece as well I suggest you watch. Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN has a great piece on Steelers head […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday June 22nd

The Old Spice Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp will open today for a half-day session with the camp running through Wednesday at Mars Area High School Steelers running back Carey Davis threw out the first pitch of the State College Spikes Sunday game and also signed autographs for the fans. Davis days still may be numbered […]

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