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Report: Steelers Interested In Re-signing Veteran DE Brett Keisel

Will the 2014 opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers have to “Fear the Beard” for one more year? According to a Monday report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are interested in re-signing veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a one-year, qualifying contract. If indeed Keisel were to accept such a deal to […]

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No Productive Contract Talks Yet Between Steelers, Jason Worilds

There are still roughly 100 days to go until the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 regular-season. Unless something changes between now and then, linebacker Jason Worilds will likely play the year under the one-year, $9.754 million transition tag that he signed back in March. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there have […]

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Dri Archer Allaying Fears Over His Punt Return Ability

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedster Dri Archer in the third round of the draft, some questions were immediately raised about how he would be used. Given his size, there were naturally concerns about what role he could serve on offense while still protecting him from unnecessary injury. But there were also questions about what […]

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NFL Competition Committee Needs To Change Minicamp Eligibility Rules

The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp that wrapped up on Sunday featured quarterbacks Brendon Kay, Mason Espinosa and Terrance Owens all running offensive plays that they just learned. I’m sure that went real well. Or maybe not as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote. There isn’t a receiver in the NFL who could have […]

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Bouchette Thinks Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert Will Be Steelers Pick

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has spoken and thus made his first-round prediction for the black and gold. After narrowing down the Steelers selection to the cornerback and wide receiver positions, Bouchette thinks that Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert will be the pick later tonight when the 2014 NFL […]

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Cornerback Versus Wide Receiver Battle Will Be Decided Tonight

Wednesday night on Twitter, I asked my followers who they thought the Pittsburgh Steelers would pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft that gets underway later this evening and unsurprisingly the consensus was that they wanted either a cornerback or a wide receiver with the former being the most popular of the […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Ed Bouchette Selects OSU CB Justin Gilbert For Steelers In Recent Beat Writers Mock Draft

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently took part in a mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with other beat writers and he selected a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers at 15h overall. Bouchette’s selection was Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and here is his reasoning behind the pick. The Steelers […]

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Tom Donahoe Reflects On The Evolution Of The Draft

Under a ‘normal’ season, the draft should have taken place this past weekend. We would already be labeling players Hall of Famers and busts by now. Instead, we get to labor through another week of mock drafts. The draft was pushed back into May in 2014. In the future, there are already talks of extending […]

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Report: Steelers Permitted To Open 2014 Training Camp On July 25th

Now that the date and time of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener against the New York Giants has been set, it looks like a date has been established for the start of training camp as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday morning that the Steelers will be permitted to open training camp […]

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Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says His Surgically Repaired Knee Is “Great”

It’s been seven months now since Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee during the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans and it appears as though his rehab is going just fine. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday during his online chat that he ran […]

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Heyward-Bey Signing May Do More Harm Than Good

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly kick the tires on former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey later today, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This continues a theme of the organization looking to plug some of the few remaining holes on the roster, coming on the heels of the signing […]

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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew Leaves Second Visit With Steelers Unsigned

The Pittsburgh Steelers second visit Thursday with Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is over and the veteran remains unsigned, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jones-Drew had also met with the Steelers on Wednesday. The Steelers search for a backup running back will now continue. They had previously had a […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Reunion With James Harrison

Ever since we all heard from his own mouth that “everybody knows” James Harrison would like to come back and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s been a hot topic that has only recently been reignited by a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette that the team has had discussions on the matter. Whether […]

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Free Agent Visitors Lance Moore, Maurice Jones-Drew Have Reportedly Left Facility Unsigned

The Pittsburgh Steelers had two offensive free agents in for visits on Wednesday and both have reportedly left the facility unsigned. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew both had their visits and left the Steelers facility without contracts. […]

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Report: “Mutual Attraction” Between James Harrison And Steelers

Free agent linebacker James Harrison still wants to play following his release last week from the Cincinnati Bengals and one Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer thinks it’s “quite possible” he returns to the Steel City. According to a Wednesday morning blog post by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is a “mutual attraction” between Harrison and the […]

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Steelers Now Look To Replacing Emmanuel Sanders’ Production

If the 2013 season was an audition for Emmanuel Sanders to prove to the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers that he was deserving of a long-term contract, then he obviously failed that audition. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers never even made an offer to keep Sanders. This could easily […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Expected To Sign With The Broncos

In what is perhaps the least surprising news this free agency period related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with another team other than the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. That team is the Denver Broncos, who lost Eric Decker to the New York Jets earlier in the past week. While […]

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Report: Steelers DE Brett Keisel Would Rather Retire Than Play For The Minimum

It’s probably going to be a little while until we finally know whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted defensive end Brett Keisel will play a 13th season in the NFL, but what we do know right now is that he won’t play for the veteran minimum. According to a Friday report by Ed Bouchette of […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Discusses Draft Class, Free Agency, Sean Spence And More With Media

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will be Indianapolis next week for the scouting combine, but sat down Wednesday with several members of the local media to answer questions pertaining to the team prior to leaving. Below are a few of the talking points that Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Bob Labriola of […]

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Report: Dan Rooney Says Pittsburgh Will Never Bid To Host A Super Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers team chairman Dan Rooney is of course in New York for the Super Bowl festivities this week and he had some interesting comments pertaining to the city of Pittsburgh potentially hosting a future Super Bowl. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rooney said Pittsburgh will never bid for a Super […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Expected To Leave Steelers For Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson did not get the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position that he interviewed for but he reportedly now join the staff of the Minnesota Vikings. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson, who originally came to Pittsburgh in 2007, will be hired by new Vikings head coach […]

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Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Has Second Interview Set With Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday for their open offensive coordinator job and according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson now has a second interview with head coach John Harbaugh set up for Friday. It had been reported that Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler […]

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Updated: Keith Butler Will Stay With Steelers

We still don’t know for sure whether or not the Tennessee Titans have asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission of the last 24 hours to interview linebackers coach Keith Butler for their defensive coordinator position, but if they do, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that permission will be granted. Jim Wyatt of The […]

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Art Rooney II: “We Gave Up Too Many Big Plays”

During his talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II made it clear that the defense did not play well this past season and that’s one area that the team will surely need to focus on during the offseason. “Obviously, we want to get better,” Rooney said, according to Ed […]

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