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James Harrison Among Others Named In December PED Report To Be Interviewed By NFL

You might recall that back in December, current Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was one of several players named in an Al Jazeera documentary on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional football. The documentary, which largely centered around former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, who was an active player at…


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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Is Using Option-Year Snub As Extra Motivation

Not surprisingly, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided against picking up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones this offseason and as a result of that he’ll be scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016 season is over. On Wednesday, the Steelers former first-round draft pick out of…


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Steelers Tuesday OTA Practice Extra Notes From Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA practice on Tuesday and here are a few tidbits that aren’t likely to show up in print that were passed along by Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers Nation Radio. During the seven shots drill, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had scoring tosses to…



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Roster Building A Balancing Act Between Production And Potential

One of the annual conversations that takes place in the late stages of every summer in football country concerns the value of the present versus the future, or known quantities versus potential. When it comes to building a 53-man roster, it can be a very delicate process, knowing that you…


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NFLPA Fires Back At League In Harrison Drug Test Case

Just when you thought the incident of James Harrison being unable to film his PED test was over, the union has fired right back at the league. To recap: earlier this week, Harrison was subject to a random drug test at his home. Harrison, as he had done at least…



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Update: NFL Says James Harrison Not Allowed To Film Drug Test

James Harrison is angry. And the NFL shouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Last night, Harrison took to Instagram, upset that he was not allowed to record during his PED test. At the time, Ryan Willis, the Director of NFL PED Drug Testing, was the man telling him he couldn’t….


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David Johnson In Good Company Among Second-Term Steelers

There was once a time that is was virtually unheard of for the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign in free agency a player that once left them. This was especially true of players that they had released, although Max Starks was a notable exception in 2011 under unusual circumstances. But the…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cranking LB Up To 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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The Optimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…