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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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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Why June 1st Is A Meaningful Date As Far As Free Agency Goes

So far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed four unrestricted free agents from other teams and being as they now have less than $300,000 of available salary cap space until June rolls around, we aren’t likely to see any more, if any, signed until then. While lack of cap space is an easy reason […]

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How The Signing Of Arthur Moats Affects The Steelers Roster

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats, let’s take a look at what it means to a few other linebackers already on the roster and one that’s not. If the Steelers signed Moats with the idea of using him as a backup inside, the fact that he would best […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Shut Door On Possible James Harrison Return

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is talking to the press Sunday prior to the NFL owners’ meetings taking place in Orlando, Fla and was asked about the possibility of veteran linebacker James Harrison returning for the upcoming season. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colbert said he’s never going to close the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Recent Visitors, Jerricho Cotchery Decision, Kelvin Benjamin & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the recent free agent visit made by Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and whether or not he would be a perfect compliment to starter Le’Veon Bell. The Steelers reportedly might have […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Reunion With James Harrison

Ever since we all heard from his own mouth that “everybody knows” James Harrison would like to come back and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s been a hot topic that has only recently been reignited by a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette that the team has had discussions on the matter. Whether […]

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Report: “Mutual Attraction” Between James Harrison And Steelers

Free agent linebacker James Harrison still wants to play following his release last week from the Cincinnati Bengals and one Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer thinks it’s “quite possible” he returns to the Steel City. According to a Wednesday morning blog post by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is a “mutual attraction” between Harrison and the […]

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What’s Left For The Steelers To Do After One Week Of Free Agency?

The 2014 free agency signing period is now into its second week and the pace of signings has slowed considerable. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed two unrestricted free agents from other teams so far, but will likely sign a few more prior to the start of training camp. Here, now, is a look at the […]

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To Deebo, Or Not To Deebo: That Is The Question

On the Monday evening episode of NFL Total Access, veteran linebacker James Harrison predictably hinted that he’d like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, but at nearly 36 years of age, you have to wonder if his former team reciprocates that feeling. The Steelers are void of any depth at the outside linebacker […]

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LB James Harrison Says “Everbody Knows” He Wants To Play For The Steelers In 2014

On the Monday edition of “NFL Total Access”, veteran linebacker James Harrison, who was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals after just one season, hinted that he’d like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014. When host Dan Hellie asked where Harrison wants to play this season during the interview, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, […]

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Recapping The Steelers Third Day Of Free Agency

Day three of the 2014 league year was pretty busy for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that action related to them only included them losing another one of their own unrestricted free agents and scheduling visits with a few from other teams. If you missed any of the Thursday news, here is a quick recap for […]

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LB James Harrison Still Wants To Play In 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals released linebacker James Harrison on Thursday after just one season and according to his agent Bill Parise, his client still wants to play in 2014 and he believes the veteran will draw some interest from other teams. If you thought Harrison was going to play out his two-year deal in Cincinnati, you […]

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Bengals Release LB James Harrison After Just One Season

According to Thursday tweet by linebacker James Harrison, he thinks his time as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals is about to be over after just one season in the Queen City. After not agreeing to take a pay cut last offseason, Harrison was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers and ultimately signed a two-year, $4.45 […]

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Steelers Officially Part Ways With Linebacker LaMarr Woodley

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced at 4 PM that they have released veteran outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The move was widely reported yesterday by various sources, but had to come today due to the fact that they released him with a post-June 1 designation, which can only take place once the new league year begins. […]

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Update: Ike Taylor Accepts $4.25 Million Reduction In Pay On One-Year Contract

After initially Tweeting about a new contract, reports are now slowly flowing in that the new contract for Ike Taylor is a straight pay cut for the 2014 season, not an extension similar to the cap-friendly deals given earlier this offseason to safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller. Attempting to read between the […]

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Release Of Woodley Would Make Questionable Depth At OLB Even More Questionable

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now back in the fold for at least one more season, the organization must now decide whether or not to move on from fellow linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has missed 14 games due to various injuries dating back to 2011. The general consensus is that Woodley will be released […]

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End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Moving On From Ike Taylor

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Keisel Wants To Play For A Team With A Good Coach And QB If Not Re-signed By Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Brett Keisel has made it plenty clear that he’s not ready to call it career ever since the 2013 season and with him now scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, he’s resigned to the fact that his playing days in the Steel City might very well be […]

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Re-Sign Jason Worilds By Granting His Starting Demands

By Matthew Marczi As those who have followed my articles here at Steelers Depot are likely aware, I prefer to write and approach topics from a certain angle. I like to take what I see on film and what I know about the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and its habit in order to objectively formulate what […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Talking To Ike Taylor

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. A very large sticking point […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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