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Steelers’ Roster Pedigree Heavy At Top And Bottom

It’s been a few days now since the roster has been trimmed and tweaked, and so we can probably assume that at least this is the 53-man roster that the Pittsburgh Steelers will carry into the season opener. With that in mind, I wanted to do a bit of analysis…


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Tomlin: Chickillo Will Be Part Of Linebacker Rotation

Next man up. That’s the standard. The creed. Heck, I bet it’ll be plastered on a blimp and fly over Heinz Field each week. With the loss of Bud Dupree, that next man is Anthony Chickillo. At today’s press conference, Mike Tomlin made it clear Chickillo will be involved in…


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Loss Of Dupree Threatens Defense’s Success

James Harrison. Arthur Moats. Jarvis Jones. Good football players. Good people. Internally, a trio the Pittsburgh Steelers have confidence in. But none have the chance of reaching the heights Bud Dupree was supposed to take this season. And for this defense, that is a big problem. Dupree was the only…


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Door Swings Open For Anthony Chickillo On Defense

The implications that stem from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ placing second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree are many. The team was counting upon the former first-round pick to develop into a highly productive pass-rusher off the edge, a presence that they have lacked for about the past five years or so….


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Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Final Edition

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have closed out their 2016 preseason, it’s time for me to release my final 53-man roster prediction. Please note that this prediction has two sections. The top section is what I predict the 53-man roster to look like Saturday evening right after 4 p.m. deadline….


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Steelers Vs Saints Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 win over the New Orleans Saints. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Sean Davis behind them. Javon Hargrave/Jesse James/B.J. Finney the wedge with Sammie Coates and Fitzgerald Toussaint back to receive. – First pass of…



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James Harrison Officially Cleared In NFL PED Investigation

It shouldn’t but this feels like Christmas morning. Finally. The day has come. The NFL has publicly announced they have cleared James Harrison and the other players named in Al Jazeera’s PED report. Here is the full release from the @NFL on clearing the players in the HGH Al-Jazeera America…



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Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week Three

The last significant preseason game is in the books with the Pittsburgh Steelers handling the New Orleans Saints handily by a score of 27-14. What was learned is the Steelers offense is Super Bowl worthy, its back-up quarterback is back in good graces with the fan base and the defense…


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Jarvis Jones Gets Pressure Season Underway With Some Pass-Rushing Pressure

Now that the first-team players have finally gotten their first significant workload, the annual Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones watch is underway as many patiently and impatiently wait to see how the fourth-year outside linebacker looks. Many have already written off the possibility that he develops into anything more than he…


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Report: Harrison, Others Expected To Be Cleared In NFL Investigation

Finally. Finally. We might be closing the book on the NFL’s PED investigation into James Harrison, Julius Peppers, and Clay Matthews. ESPN’s Dan Graziano went on NFL Insiders yesterday afternoon with a brief update of where Roger Goodell and the league stands after meeting with Harrison and the others. He noted the league…


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NFLPA Rep Ramon Foster Warns Of Pending CBA Battle In 2021

Earlier in the day, I wrote an article on the conclusion of the James Harrison saga versus the NFL with regard to pursuing allegations against him and several other players that they were supplied performance-enhancing drugs in an investigation in which the informant later recanted his covertly-obtained claims. There was…


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Cooperation Reaches Desired End In James Harrison’ PED Saga

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate to get a number of things behind them yesterday. It started with the inevitable salary cap movement, restructuring the contract of Marcus Gilbert in order to free up some cap space that will be needed by the time the regular season rolls around. Also rivaling…


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Meeting Between Steelers LB James Harrison And NFL Has Concluded

The long-awaited meeting between Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and the NFL concerning PED purchasing and use allegations has now taken place and both sides have now left the team’s practice facility without commenting on what took place. After the meeting reportedly started 35 minutes late, it lasted just 40…