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Steelers Expected To Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On DE Cameron Heyward Pretty Soon

Any day now I expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to announce that they have picked up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract signed by defensive end Cameron Heyward and now we know what the price of that 2015 salary will be in doing so. On Thursday, the Houston Texans picked up the fifth-year option on […]

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Steelers Defensive Ends To Rush The Edge More In 2013

Since Dick LeBeau returned in 2004 to be the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator, the effectiveness of the defensive ends in his 3-4 defense have never measured by sacks. Instead, their ability to push the pocket was what mattered most as it clogged up the middle and forced quarterbacks trying to evacuate the pocket into the […]

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A Bum Big Toe Could Be Big Opportunity For Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are only one week away from their first preseason game against the New York Giants, and the shape of the team is gradually taking form. A story line that still has legs, as training camp moves forward, that emerged after this year’s draft and picked up some steam in […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Seven Recap

The referees were present on day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and below is your daily recap of the updates from practice from around the interwebs. The team had a second straight day of live tackling drills on Thursday and we will start tonight with some nuggets that Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer […]

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A Closer Look At The Steelers Defensive End Battle From Pro Football Focus

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of Cameron Heyward over the last couple of days due to the fact that several different media outlets have begun to cover individual players as training camp quickly approaches. Heyward, of course, is a prime area of focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers because he is the team’s only […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Edition

The 2013 NFL draft will get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. Mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the odds of getting all of the picks correct really doesn\’t exist. The process, however, is satisfying, as I […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Post NFL Combine

The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us and the pro days have already started to take place. It is now time for my second 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft and you […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Needs Initial Look

I am already getting inundated with questions via Twitter and email on my thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2013 draft now that the season is over so I will now lay out my initial thoughts on draft needs as a starting point. I am not going to get into specific players yet as […]

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Steelers Defense: No Escaping Age, Injuries, & Lack of Talent

By Jeremy Hritz Five games are in the history books in this young but aging NFL season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are not just battered and demoralized, they are a very real 2-3, a sign that does not bode well to the Steelers this season. Following last season’s Wild Card loss to the Denver Broncos, […]

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Colossal Dividends If Mike Adams Flourishes

By Jeremy Hritz It has been one week since the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft, and there is one player that has intrigued me to the point of distraction. There are no doubts surrounding the impact that David DeCastro will make in his rookie year. Players selected rounds three through seven will not […]

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Texans Take Out Bengals, Will Play Ravens In AFC Divisional Round

The first playoff wild card game of the 2011-2012 season is now in the books as the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 down in Houston. It was the first playoff win in Texans history. Texans running back Arian Foster rushed for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries and Bengals quarterback Andy […]

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Ben Roethlisberger In Walking Boot & On Crutches After Injuring Left Foot Against Texans

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was getting x-rays on his left foot following the 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans this afternoon and he is scheduled for an MRI on Monday according to the early reports. Roethlisberger exited the shower after the game on […]

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Offensive Line Hot Mess Gets Hotter And Messier

The 2011 state of the offensive line was never one that any of us felt totally good about heading into the season outside of center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Willie Colon, but after 3 games now, the best way to describe it is by saying it is a hot mess. Something Steeler Nation has […]

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Thoughts On Round 1 Of The 2011 NFL Draft

Below are some of my thoughts from round 1 of the 2011 NFL Draft that took place Thursday night. I certainly was glad to see picks come off the board in a timely fashion to get things going and the draft moved along at a great pace. I hope it continues today. The Bengals drafting […]

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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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