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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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Newcomer B.W. Webb Should Follow The Path Of Antwon Blake

Around this time a year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers picked up a second-year cornerback off waivers and added him to their 53-man roster, carrying him throughout the entire season. The Steelers released Isaiah Green, who made the roster initially, in order to make room for Antwon Blake, while Green spent the rest of the year […]

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Panthers Waive Former Steelers Draft Pick, WR Toney Clemons

A few of the early cuts are starting to come in as teams are working towards getting their rosters down to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Carolina Panthers are one team that’s not wasting down getting down to the number and it’s already being reported that wide receiver Toney Clemons has been waived. Clemons, who […]

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Steelers Sign LS Luke Ingram

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move late Thursday evening as it has been announced that long snapper Luke Ingram has been signed. The Steelers needed another long snapper to challenge Bryce Davis after it was announced Thursday afternoon that veteran Greg Warren suffered a meniscus injury during Wednesday’s scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills. Ingram was […]

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State Attorney’s Office Says Maurkice Pouncey Won’t Be Charged This Week

If Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is to be charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from his supposed role in an incident that took place last month in a Miami nightclub, those charges will not be assessed until next week at the earliest. “I guarantee you there won’t be a charge today,” said Ed Griffith, a […]

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Antwon Blake Anxious To Cover Opposing Wideouts In Preseason Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Antwon Blake has only been here for less than a year. He was initially signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and didn’t survive the final roster cuts in 2013, when the Steelers picked him up just prior to the start of the regular season. In […]

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Two Steelers Training Camp Battles On Special Teams To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp on Friday and the team will take the field on Saturday. Here is a look at two key training camp battles that will take place over the coming weeks on special teams. Adam Podlesh versus Brad Wing The Steelers head into training camp once again with their punter job wide […]

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Season Of Change – Time To Move On

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Four Maurkice Pouncey Contract Details Not Being Talked About Enough

Now that the ink has dried on the five-year contract extension signed Thursday by Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, here is four key facts related to the deal that many people aren’t discussing and taking into account. 1. 2014 Cap Hit Lowered – Thanks to the team rolling some of Pouncey’s old money into his […]

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Steelers Antwon Blake On Playing Special Teams: ‘I Just Want To Be A Wrecking Ball’

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year defensive back Antwon Blake was second on the team in special teams tackles in 2013 and he’s going to be hard to keep off of the 53 man roster this year. It takes a unique kind of player to be successful on special teams and Blake recently went over a few of […]

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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Looks Back While Focusing On The Future

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was seemingly just like everybody else this past May, having read all the pre-draft press and speculation. He assumed, as so many did, that the Steelers would draft a wide receiver early in the process. He also assumed that they would make his job much more difficult by taking another […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Two Steelers Players On The Backend Of The Roster That Will Be Tough To Cut

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs Robert Golden and Antwon Blake combined to play all of 56 snaps last year on defense, but both former undrafted free agents will be extremely tough to keep off of the 53 man roster in 2014 just the same. Golden, who was originally signed by the Steelers in 2012, is still […]

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Steelers Lake Sings Praises Of Blake

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake has played all of nine defensive snaps so far during his two seasons in the league, but defensive backs coach Carnell Lake heaped a lot of praise on the UTEP product during the 2014 NFL Draft. “The one or two corners that we picked up last year and this year; […]

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Just One Small Problem With The Cornerback Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers were clearly at a place of relative comfort with their cornerback depth entering the 2014 season—certainly far more so than outside observers speculated throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. They had an opportunity to draft one of the top cornerbacks in the draft last week, Darqueze Dennard, at the 15th […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Interior OL

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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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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How Does Alex Mack’s Contract Impact Negotiations With Maurkice Pouncey?

The Cleveland Browns hardly flinched before agreeing to match the offer sheet that center Alex Mack signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite that offer sheet containing language that gives the player the ability to void the last three years of the five-year contract, which just so happens to contain a front-loaded guaranteed money value. The […]

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Browns Will Retain C Alex Mack After Deciding To Match Jaguars Offer Sheet

Center Alex Mack is staying in the AFC North as the Cleveland Browns have decided to match the offer sheet that he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns wasted no time in showing how much they wanted to retain Mack as the center reportedly just signed the five-year, $42 million offer sheet with the […]

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Cleveland Browns In A Dilemma Over C Alex Mack

For a franchise that has more salary cap space than anybody in the league, the Cleveland Browns certainly seem hesitant to spend it on one of the franchise’s best players, that being center Alex Mack. Instead of applying the franchise tag on him, the Browns chose the slightly cheaper route—by less than $2 million—applying the […]

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Buccaneers Trading Mike Williams To Bills Still Might Not Be Enough To Drop Mike Evans To Steelers

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round draft pick and as a result, it could wind up shaking things up a little bit in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now that Williams is out of Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers very well […]

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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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Potential Re-Signing Of Keisel Will Likely Have To Wait Until June

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on starting a second-year undrafted player (or one drafted in the seventh round), then they are currently without a starting defensive end opposite Cameron Heyward. The only free agent defensive end that they have expressed interest in up until this point—Alex Carrington—signed with the St. Louis Rams yesterday, which certainly […]

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Report: Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew Willing To Wait

They say good things come to those who wait and it looks like unrestricted Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is ready to test that theory. According to a Tuesday report by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Jones-Drew is comfortable waiting on the free agent market to turn. In addition, while […]

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Report: Steelers One Of Three Teams Expected To Meet With Camp Of Maurice Jones-Drew This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently met with Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew and they’re not the only ones interested in him. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the New York Jets and New England Patriots also have interest in Jones-Drew, and all three teams are expected to meet with […]

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