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Competition For Starting Wide Receiver Spot Will Reap Rewards

Given the quality depth present throughout the 2014 draft class, and particularly within the wide receiver ranks, some have viewed the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of Martavis Bryant in the middle of the fourth round a potential ‘steal’ later on down the road. Others have attempted to read between the lines and slide Bryant into the […]

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Despite Temptation, Steelers Figure To Stay Put At Tackle During Draft

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers have used two first-round draft selections, with an additional two in the second round, over the past four drafts on the offensive line, they have yet to be able to cobble together the five-man offensive line that they’ve envisioned. Due to a combination of injury and underperformance, the most optimistic future […]

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Antonio Brown Working Into A Leadership Role

After a breakout All-Pro season in his fourth year, now seems the time for the natural evolution of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to blossom into a team leader. It is a topic that I’ve already touched on earlier this offseason after the departure of Jerricho Cotchery. There were hints of that last year, […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Wide Receiver

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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News Flash: Big Receivers Score Touchdowns Inside The Red Zone

I have posted several times this offseason about the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find a receiver that can score inside the red zone and especially since the team has now lost wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders during the free agent signing period. I don’t really care if that receiver is a wide out […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

With the 2014 NFL Draft now roughly one month away, there seems to be one player that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially draft with the 15th overall selection that causes such a split in opinion as far as the fan base goes and that player is Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. If you follow […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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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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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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On A Roster Filled With Holes, This Position May Be The Biggest

Many followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have voiced their concerns over the perceived lack of depth permeating the roster this offseason, particularly at positions such as defensive end, running back, and wide receiver. But there’s a far more glaring hole that still needs to be addressed at some point, and that is the role of […]

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With Cotchery Gone, It’s Antonio Brown’s Time To Lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers withstood their sixth free agent loss of the offseason thus far when veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery elected to accept an offer with the wideout-starved Carolina Panthers rather than return to Pittsburgh. Before him were the departures of defensive linemen Ziggy Hood and Al Woods, running back Jonathan Dwyer, tight end David […]

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Another Wide Receiver Double Dip Could Be On The Way For The Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery during the free agent signing period, their wide receiver depth chart is pretty much nonexistent. Now, not only will the team have to draft one wide receiver in May, they might have to double dip at the position. With all due respect […]

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NFL Network Draftnik Daniel Jeremiah Has Steelers Taking LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. In Latest Mock Draft

NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has now released the latest version of his mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and he has new name for us to discuss for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the 15th overall selection. LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made a pretty big jump in […]

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Red Zone Abilities Of FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Can’t Be Ignored By Steelers

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is too slow. He’s too old. He drops too many passes. He’s not a great route runner. He’s overweight. Did I miss anything? Now that I have acknowledged all of his warts, it’s only fair to also talk about his positives. Kelvin Benjamin makes plays and he makes plays […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Jerricho Cotchery’s Visit With The Panthers Started With A Monday Night Dinner

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery arrived in Charlotte Monday evening for his visit with the Carolina Panthers and they wasted no time in welcoming him. According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, Cotchery’s evening started with him having dinner with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Mike Shula. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Free Agent Signings, Losses, Visitors, Draft & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers recent signing of former San Diego Chargers defensive linemen Cam Thomas. We look at what Thomas has done so far during his career and wonder if this was a reactionary move […]

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Lance Moore Could Help The Deep Passing Game

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans don’t sound overly enthusiastic about the prospect of the team bringing in former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore for a look later on during the week. The Steelers want to bring back Jerricho Cotchery, of course, and if they are able to bring him back, then they probably won’t […]

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Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders Says Playing With QB Peyton Manning Is Like Being In Wide Receiver Heaven

During his introductory press conference after signing a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said there was no handshake with the Kansas City Chiefs, when asked to respond to Sunday night reports suggesting his new agent verbally agreed to deal with them and then shopped it around. In addition to answering […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Gets Max Value Of 18 Million Over Three Years From Broncos

According to several media reports on Sunday, the three-year contract that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with the Denver Broncos has a maximum value of $18 million and includes $6 million guaranteed. Earlier reports had suggested that Sanders was looking for a contract similar to the five-year, $31.5 million deal former […]

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