Jarvis Jones

Bud Dupree

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…


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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…




Barkevious Mingo

Browns’ Mingo Trending In Wrong Direction

The Cleveland Browns were one of a handful of teams joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in believing that they were adding a premium pass rusher with their first-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Browns selected LSU edge rusher Barkevious Mingo with the sixth-overall selection, one of three such…


Jarvis Jones Bud Dupree

Steelers Looking Forward To Jarvis Jones Proving His Worth In 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately decided this week not to pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones and with that decision comes the possibility he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season. With that said, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explained Tuesday in…


Ryan Shazier

Steelers Banking On Return After Major Investment On Defense

Over the course of the past four draft classes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have used every one of their first-round picks on a defensive player. The last time that the team devoted four consecutive picks to one side of the ball in the first round was in the 50s, when they…


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The Steelers Are Buying Into “New Age Of Linebackers”

Over the course of recent years it is clear that an emphasis on athleticism and playmaking ability has been placed throughout the NFL.  These categories now dominate the conversation. The linebacker position has not evaded this focused attention, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding the wave. If the draft selections…


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James Harrison Still Key For Hope Of Title Run

Yesterday, two days after the 2016 NFL Draft had concluded, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison confirmed what was largely considered to be inevitable, which is that he would be returning for a 14th NFL season, during which he will be playing at the age of 38. That will make…



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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – OLB Arthur Moats – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


Tyler Eifert

Revisiting 2013 First Round After Fifth-Year Option Deadline

With Monday’s deadline having now passed for teams who wished to exercise the fifth-year options on their 2013 first-round draft picks, now would be a valuable time to look back at that draft class, and in the first round in particular, to evaluate what we have seen in terms of…


Jarvis Jones

Report: Steelers Decline Fifth-year Option On LB Jarvis Jones

As many of us expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opted not to pick up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. The Steelers declined the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, per source. He's a free agent… https://t.co/1WSjhFoWXd…