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History Of Steelers Free Agency Signings Under Kevin Colbert

The 2012 NFL free agency signing period is in full swing now and a lot of the major signings are now behind us. The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to lose any of their own unrestricted free agents up until this point and as usual they have yet to sign any unrestricted free agents to no […]

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Steelers Are Winning NFL Free Agency In AFC North Without Even Making A Move

By Cian Fahey As the Pittsburgh Steelers carry out their tradition of sitting silently and watching other teams overspend on NFL free agents, the team is happily watching on as their biggest rivals faltered early on. The saying goes “If you\’re not getting better, you\’re getting worse,” but the saying doesn\’t take into account the […]

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Steelers Have Some Level Of Leadership Concerns To Overcome On The Field

By Cian Fahey Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful. The […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Peyton Manning, Free Agency & Pro Days Episode

Season 2, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and with not a lot of Steelers news to discuss since the Tuesday podcast, we touch one last time on the Mike Wallace situation quickly as we turn our attention more to free agency around the league in general. Of course […]

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Steelers Defensive Tackle Draft Prospects – Early Rounds

By Christopher DiMarino James Farrior’s release has given Steeler fans a little more definition on how this draft might carry out. Aside from Guard and Nose Tackle the inside linebacker is the other main need for the Steelers going into camp. There are a couple of interesting first round options (which I will investigate in […]

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Releases Of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior & Chris Kemoeatu Official As Of Friday

According to Pittsburgh Post Gazette beat writer Ed Bouchette, the releases of veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were made official last Friday at 4 p.m. There had been some uncertainty of when it would be official, but now we know it is. That of […]

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Tomlin & Colbert Explain Decision To Release Ward, Smith & Farrior

The Pittsburgh Steelers informed veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith and linebacker James Farrior of their releases last week and on Monday General Manager Kevin Colbert and Head Coach Mike Tomlin sat down with Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest for a live interview on steelers.com to answer a few questions about the […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Another Move Could Come Depending On Cap Number

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy last week as it was announced that wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were all having their contracts terminated and would not be back with the team in 2012. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin sat […]

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Who Will Start Inside In 2012 For The Steelers?

By Jeremy Hritz The tradition and history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their success at the position of linebacker is unmatched and envied throughout the National Football League. Over the last several seasons, James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons, James Farrior, and LaMarr Woodley have manned an impenetrable run defense and an aggressive, pressure-producing pass rush. In […]

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Report: Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson Could Be Out Of Hospital Soon

There has been quite a bit of sad news this week in Steeler Nation as we have seen several long time veteran players such as Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and James Farrior get released, but there is some positive news to report. Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert reported via Twitter today that he visited running […]

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Steelers To Release James Farrior

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed veteran linebacker James Farrior that he will be released. Farrior played in a 154 regular season games for the Steelers after arriving as an unrestricted free agent in 2002. During his time as a Steeler he racked up 1,078 regular season tackles to go along with 30 sacks. Farrior was […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Hines Ward & Aaron Smith Special Episode

Season 2, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dedicate a special Thursday night edition of the podcast to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith as we breakdown the recent news regarding their releases. We discuss what the salary cap is looking like after […]

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Steelers To Release Chris Kemoeatu

The releases keep coming and none of them are a surprise as a few the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen are reporting that guard Chris Kemoeatu has been informed of his release. Kemoeatu has played 7 seasons with the Steelers since being drafted in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL draft. He was scheduled to […]

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No Surprise Mike Wallace Will Get 1st Round Tender If Not Signed By March 5th

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Thursday morning that the Pittsburgh Steelers will not use the franchise tag on restricted free agent Mike Wallace should they not get him signed to a new contract in the next few days. The news comes as no surprise as the Steelers do not have the cap room to accommodate […]

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Agent For James Farrior Hints That Steelers Will Likely Release His Client

On Wednesday it was announced that 14 year veteran wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 and it seems that inside linebacker James Farrior is certainly headed for the same fate. Farrior\’s agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted Thursday morning, “Percentages are not w/ #Steelers keeping @JamesFarrior. He wanted to […]

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Hines Is Gone, So Who’s Next?

By Jeremy Hritz Hines Ward was no doubt an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years and was a primary contributor in Super Bowl wins number six and seven. His physicality and connection with the fans of Pittsburgh will not be forgotten, no matter what jersey he wears next year (with […]

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Steelers Marching Towards The Tender Deadline

The 2012 NFL combine has come and gone and now the next key date on the 2012 NFL calendar for the Pittsburgh Steelers is March 5th, as that is the deadline for the restricted tenders and franchise tag to be issued. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media during his press conference at the […]

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Alabama LB Dont\’a Hightower To Meet With The Steelers Saturday Night

Yet another young draft hopeful that has been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers for some time now is linebacker Dont\’a Hightower from the University of Alabama. The linebacker group was center stage Saturday at the 2012 NFL combine, along with the defensive linemen group, and Hightower got his turn to talk to the media in […]

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Calming Fears Of Being In Same Spot Next Year With Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders

The Mike Wallace situation has yet to play itself out and already many are worried about the situation the Pittsburgh Steelers will run into next year at this time with wide receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, both of whom are scheduled to be restricted free agents after the 2012 season. To start off trying […]

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Understanding Contract Restructures & Pay Cuts In Relation To The Steelers Salary Cap

This time of year I always get quite a few questions and comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. Many are confused as to what a restructured contract is, and many view it as a pay cut. In light of the most recent restructures that the Steelers have done, I thought now would be […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Recapping Rooney – No Real Surprises

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II sat down with a few members of the Pittsburgh media on Tuesday for a half hour interview to discuss the Steelers past season and look ahead to 2012. You can read the question and answers here on the Post-Gazette blog. When you read through everything there were not too […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Divisional Round Talk Plus Steelers Roster Talk Episode

Season 2, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in the co-host chair we talk about the playoff games this past weekend in the Divisional Round and continue to cry about the Steelers loss to the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round. It is still very hard to […]

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It’s Time For Some Time

By Jeremy Hritz There is going to be much debate moving forward about which current Pittsburgh Steelers free agents will return to the for the 2012 season. The debate will be much less about which soon to be free agents on other NFL teams will join the black and gold next year. Historically, the Steelers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Beat Writer Scott Brown Episode

Season 2, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd tied up in New York, Nick Richetta helps co-pilot the show today and I get the thoughts from Nick from the AFC Wild Card Game against the Denver Broncos from an offensive perspective to start things off with after we get […]

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Steelers Could Have 2012 Salary Cap Wiggle Room With Woodley & Timmons Contracts

When you look at the daunting salary cap issues that the Pittsburgh Steelers have facing them in 2012, there seems to be some wiggle room on at least a couple of the high priced contracts of linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons and it comes as a result of how the new contracts each signed […]

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