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Steelers Have Done Their Due Diligence When It Comes To The Top-Rated Cornerbacks

It’s no secret that cornerback is a huge position of need for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year as relates to the 2014 NFL Draft and the team has seemingly done their due diligence when it comes to evaluating the top-rated prospects that defend against the pass. On Monday, Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported that Virginia […]

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2014 Draft Critical For Steelers (As Is Every Other Year)

This upcoming draft is a critical one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Have you heard that one before? It’s said every single season about just about every team. How often does a team not face a critical draft? How often does a team have such a fully stocked roster that they can actually afford luxury draft […]

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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Gil Brandt Has Steelers As One Of Five Teams With Tons At Stake In Upcoming Draft

The annual draft is certainly important every year for every team in the NFL, but on Wednesday, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt listed the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of five teams he believes the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is especially important for. Brandt writes: Pittsburgh’s core players are clearly getting up there in age — […]

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Gil Brandt Expects Le’Veon Bell To Take The Next Step This Season

Gil Brandt is certainly one of the more respectable analysts who work for the NFL Network. His work not only stands up on its own merits, he is also one of the few who have the credentials to back it up. Nevertheless, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers would hardly need convincing in his latest article […]

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Kelvin Benjamin’s Agent Denies Report That His Client Recently Blew Off A Workout

If Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin did indeed recently blow off a workout with an NFL coach because he was too tired, it could affect his draft stock. His agent, however, is denying that happened. On Thursday, Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported on Twitter that a source had told him Benjamin “blew off” a […]

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Did FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Recently Give People Another Reason To Compare Him To Plaxico Burress?

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been compared to former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress by several scouts and fans over the course of the last several months and it looks like the potential first-round daft pick recently gave people yet another reason to make that comparison. Gil Brandt posted on Twitter Thursday […]

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Report: Steelers Have Done A Lot Of Research On Michigan T Taylor Lewan

Would the Pittsburgh Steelers really draft a tackle in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft? If so, would they really consider drafting Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan? According to Jeremy Fowler, a national college football reporter for CBS Sports, the Steelers have done a lot of research on Lewan and that includes several […]

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Mike Tomlin And Mike Munchak Both Attended Michigan Pro Day

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and new offensive line coach Mike Munchak were both in attendance at the Michigan Pro Day this past Wednesday. While many will quickly speculate that both were there to only see Taylor Lewan, it’s important to remember that the “other” Michigan tackle, Michael […]

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Don’t Give Up On Steelers DE Nick Williams Just Yet

With the 2014 NFL Draft still a couple months away, defensive end Nick Williams, the Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round selection from just last year, seems to be a forgotten man after being forced to sit out his rookie season due to a subluxation of his left knee cap. When going back over some of my notes […]

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Gil Brandt Says Steelers Facing Downward Spiral In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz On July 9th, Gil Brandt posted an article on NFL.com titled “Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants head now-or-never teams.” In his article, Brandt took his turn pounding the drum that so many in the national media have done over the last few seasons about the demise of the Steelers. His article is […]

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Steelers 2013 Mock Draft Database – First Round

I hope to have the 3.0 version of my Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft up sometime Sunday evening, but in the meantime, I thought I would round up all of the mainstream media first round mock drafts for you with links to each of them. Four of the eleven mocks listed have the Steelers selecting Tennessee […]

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Steelers QB Coach Randy Fichtner Was Present At Redhawks Pro Day To Observe Zac Dysert

If the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t serious about adding a quarterback at some point during the upcoming draft, they sure are putting up a fantastic smokescreen. Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports on Monday that Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was present this past Thursday at the Miami of Ohio pro day to observe quarterback Zac Dysert […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Prospect Profiles: RB Christine Michael – Texas A&M

Texas A&M running back Christine Michael is an interesting prospect that some team is likely to steal in the April draft. Could the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up being the team that commits the theft? Michael tore it up at the NFL combine last month, outside of his 4.54 40 time, as he posted a 43″ […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Prospect Profiles: OLB Corey Lemonier – Auburn

One player that certainly helped his stock at the NFL combine this past week was Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier, who projects to be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly have a need for another young outside linebacker prospect and Lemonier figures to be drafted in either the second or […]

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Do The Steelers Have Cooper Rated Higher On Their Draft Board Than Warmack?

Alabama guard Chance Warmack is regarded by many as the top interior linemen in the 2013 draft class. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock even went as far to say that he might very well be the best football player in this draft. If Warmack is indeed number the number one interior lineman on several of […]

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2013 NFL Scouting Combine Begins This Week – Target Numbers & 5 Year Averages By Position

The 2013 NFL combine gets underway this week in Indianapolis and thus we will have quite a few numbers to chew on as official measurements and drill results will be posted. While the numbers certainly are fun to dissect and play with, you should be reminded that all of them should be used to back […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 22nd – Deal Or No Deal Edition

Here is a pretty good look at where things stand following the owners vote on Thursday, but as John Clayton points out, the players feel pressured right now to accept the deal. Dejan Kovacevic explains why Steelers safety Troy Polamalu should have his contract extended as soon as the lockout is behind us. Polamalu\’s agent […]

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Report: Southern Mississippi DT Anthony Gray Works Out For Steelers

Shawn Zobel from DraftHeadquarters.com reported via Twitter that Southern Mississippi defensive tackle Anthony Gray recently worked out for the Steelers and is scheduled to visit the Packers next week as well. It is unclear if the workout was regarded as a pre draft visit at this time. Gray measured in at 5-foot-11 3/4, 330 pounds […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday March 15th – Chatty Manny Edition

Yesterday we informed you that Mike Tomlin was present for the LSU Pro Day and Gil Brandt notes that Kevin Colbert was also with Tomlin in Baton Rouge. Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard could be the man getting the Steelers eyeballs and Brandt thinks he is an ideal inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. David Todd was […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 3rd – Hire Bruce Arians Edition

On Wednesday Mike Tomlin interviewed former Steelers safety Carnell Lake for the open defensive backs coaching job. Tomlin has been in no hurry to fill the position since Ray Horton left to take the Cardinals defensive coordinator position. Lake coached the defensive backs at UCLA for just one season as he stepped down because of […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 20th – Offensive Line Present & Future Edition

Steelers rookie offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey is being investigated by the NCAA over an allegation that he accepted $100,000 from an undisclosed agent\’s representative before playing in the Florida Gators Sugar Bowl victory. Pouncey does not face any trouble from the NFL, but it could effect the University. Pounceys will reportedly deny any wrong doing […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday May 18th

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a story on Frank Summers who is recovered from back surgery and looking to make up lost time from his rookie season. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson said the Steelers will use Summers at running back as well as on special teams this Summer. The Steelers resume spring OTA practices […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday April 9th

Santonio Holmes attorney, Adam B. Swickle, claims no one threw a liquor glass at a woman in the Orlando nightclub. Swickle has sent evidence that suggest a glass wasn\’t even thrown that night at Anshonae Mills. Swickle did not reveal what specific information he sent to investigators, but he does sound pretty convincing. ESPN Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 24th

Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times recounts the surreal day yesterday in Pittsburgh with the Ben Roethlisberger press conference. Steeler fans also weigh in on the Big Ben statement. Ron Cook of the Post-Gazette explains how he thinks the Ben Roethlisberger situation will not greatly impact the Steelers going into training camp. In the […]

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