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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Says He\’s Not James Harrison

Now that James Harrison is gone, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds will finally get the chance to fill in his shoes in 2013. While filling Harrison\’s shoes is probably just fine with Worilds, being compared to the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year and five-time Pro Bowler while wearing those shoes isn\’t, according to Ed […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence Can Use Pitt LB Dan Mason As Inspiration

We have known now for several months that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence did damage to his peroneal nerve when he tore up his knee last year in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Despite the long odds, however, Spence said on Wednesday that he intends on playing in 2013. “I know a lot […]

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Being Good Isn\’t Good Enough For Steelers NT Steve McLendon

Nose tackle Steve McLendon was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2009 and since that time, he has logged a total of 381 snaps on defense. In those 381 snaps; however, the Troy product showed enough to earn a three-year, $7.25 million contract extension this past offseason. McLendon talked to […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Too Humble To Make Pro Bowl Guarantee

Just a little more than year ago, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis predicted that he would make the Pro Bowl in 2012. That prediction didn\’t come true of course, but Lewis played so well that he got himself a five-year, $25.5 million contract from the New Orleans Saints this past offseason. The Steelers didn\’t […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie WR Reggie Dunn Has Yet To Master Catching Punts

On Monday, I posted a few things that I was hoping we would learn from the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season that got underway on Tuesday and one of those items concerned rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Reggie Dunn, and more specifically, his ability to return punts. It just so […]

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Don\’t Bet On Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Opening The Season As A Starter

With Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward now entering his third season in the league, many believe that he will open the 2013 season as a starter, but I wouldn\’t be so quick to bet on that happening. Even though Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted this week in his online chat that he\’s […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Guy Whimper, Max Starks, Joe Greene, Ryan Clark, Roster Depth & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have plenty to talk about as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their first OTA session that will take place in a couple of weeks. The Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper since our last show, so we discuss […]

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Ryan Clark Thinks Steelers Held Off One-Upmanship Attitudes As Long As Possible

On Monday, the legendary Joe Greene retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talked to him by phone after the announcement had been made. During his talk with Greene, the Hall of Famer told Bouchette how he thought money, and more specifically, the one-upmanship attitude that players have today, […]

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Report: Steelers Bypassed Eddie Lacy Because Of Big Toe Problem

A Pittsburgh Steelers team source reportedly told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the team “wouldn\’t touch” former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the 2013 NFL draft because his big toe “had been fused.” This news makes the Steelers decision to draft Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell over Lacy, who had surgery […]

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Will Mike Adams Get First Crack At The Left Tackle Spot?

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their annual pre draft press conference on Monday, and during the question and answer session, Tomlin was asked if Mike Adams was in the plans to be the starting left tackle this year. “Yeah, but Marcus Gilbert is left tackle capable as well,” […]

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Steelers Brought Alabama RB Eddie Lacy In For A Pre Draft Visit On Saturday

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy visited the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. Lacy had a lackluster pro day just last week and several reported that he looked both unprepared and out of shape for it. He reportedly ran 4.57 and 4.60 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He measured […]

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Steelers Told James Harrison That They Are No Longer Interested In Him

On Monday, Bill Parise, the agent for former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, said that his client had not closed the door on possibly returning to the team that released him a few weeks ago. The only problem with that is the Steelers apparently have closed the door. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports […]

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Report: Cardinals Interested In Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall

Earlier in the week it was reported that Denver Broncos had interest in soon-to-be unrestricted free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall ,and on Tuesday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Arizona Cardinals are also interested in the Steelers former first round draft pick. The news is not surprising as former Steelers offensive […]

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Report: Contract Talks With James Harrison Have Gone Nowhere

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Thursday that talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, are currently at an impasse concerning his contract. The Steelers are obviously wanting Harrison to take a cut in his $6.57 million salary this season, but it appears that is […]

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Report: Steelers Have Not Asked Willie Colon To Take Cut In Pay

It appears as if the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to do anything with the contract of guard Willie Colon. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  reported on Wednesday that Joe Linta, Colon\’s agent, says the Steelers have not asked for a reduction of the $5.5 million base salary that his client is scheduled to […]

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Former Steelers LB James Farrior Makes Top 20 List Of Best Free Agent Signings In NFL History

Jim Reineking of NFL.com posted a photo essay on Wednesday of his top 20 free-agent signings in NFL history. I was a little hesitant to even flip through it for fear that he would not include former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior in his list. Surprisingly, he did. Reineking ranked Farrior 14th overall, which is […]

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Report: Steelers Continuing Talks With Agent Of James Harrison

With the start of 2013 league year now one week away, the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to try to trim additional salary cap dollars however they can. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, is continuing his talks with Steelers concerning his clients\’ future. […]

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Free Agent WR Steve Breaston Remains Unsigned Following Visit To Pittsburgh

Free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston had a visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, during which he was given a physical and presumably met with the coaches. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Friday via Twitter that Breaston was not signed, but that the Steelers may revisit him as an option later […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Trying To Put An End To The Talk About Steelers Being Fractured

On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stopped by the Southside to sign off on his contract restructure. During his visit he was asked about the state of the Steelers locker room following the comments made by a few Steelers players suggesting that the team is “fractured” after an anonymous teammate made negative comments about […]

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Steelers Start Contract Restructuring Talks With Agents

If any of the news below shocks you then I would like to welcome you back from your stay underneath a rock. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently working with agents to restructure the contracts of a few players in order to get themselves underneath the […]

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Report: Agent For Willie Colon Says Guard Hasn\’t Been Asked To Take Pay Cut

As the days click down to the start of the new league year date of March 12, the name of Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon will remain a talking point as he is one of a handful players that could possibly be released, restructured, or asked to take a cut in salary prior to the […]

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Report: Agent For Steve Breaston Meeting With Steelers Sunday At NFL Combine

It should come as no surprise that Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting on Sunday that Eric Metz, the agent for former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston, will meet Sunday with Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert in Indianapolis at the NFL combine. Metz told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Still No Timetable For LB Sean Spence Recovering From His Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is of course in Indianapolis this week at the NFL combine and on Thursday he gave an update on the condition of linebacker Sean Spence, who suffered a serious knee injury last preseason that forced him to sit out his rookie year. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Team Leadership, NFL Combine, Mike Wallace, Steve Breaston & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk first about the continued fallout from the Pittsburgh Steelers anonymous player telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that linebacker LaMarr Woodley was out of shape last season and played awful. We discuss the most recent interviews that Ryan Clark, Larry […]

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Health Updates On Steelers LB Sean Spence Continue To Be Doom And Gloom

I recently wrote about how the health of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence holds the key to what might happen this offseason at the inside linebacker position. After tearing up his knee last preseason there really hasn\’t been anything concrete from the Steelers organization as to how his rehab is going and whether or not […]

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Should The Steelers Give James Harrison One More Year?

By Jeremy Hritz The discussion regarding the future of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison is escalating. This past week, Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, made it known to the media that his client was not interested in taking a pay cut in order to stay with the Steelers, igniting much discussion of whether or not […]

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