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Opening Day Could Still Be Revealing Even If Steelers Don’t Dive In Head First

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent their New League Year Eve doing a bit of internal renovation to make sure they have their house in order before the free agency period officially begins at 4 PM today, and with it comes new salary cap figures. And even if they don’t make a splash at the opening bell, […]

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LaMarr Woodley’s Release Is A Necessary Evil For Jarvis Jones’ Development

The decision to move on from LaMarr Woodley was undeniably a difficult one, but it was more difficult sentimentally than it was pragmatically. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be better served in the long run saying goodbye now rather than waiting. Financial concerns naturally play a large part in that. The Steelers must eat approximately $14 […]

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Steelers Enter 2014 League Year In Good Shape Salary Cap Wise

The 2014 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday and thanks to several transactions over the course of the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers will enter the start of free agency with more than $7.5 million in salary cap space to work with. While $7.5 million might not seem like a whole […]

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LaMarr Woodley Ought To Have Plenty Of Suitors With Titans Likely Leading The List

The deed has been done and now linebacker LaMarr Woodley will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers come the start of the new league on Tuesday. While the Steelers will not reap the benefit of more cap space until after June 1, Woodley is now free to shop his services as soon […]

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Steelers Inform LaMarr Woodley He Will Be Released Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley tomorrow at the beginning of the new league year, designating him a post-June 1 release. The Steelers, of course, have no need to release him now, because the cap savings they will reap from his release will not kick in until […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Steelers Have The Cap Moves To Be Players In Free Agency, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will Make Them

With about a half-dozen moves so far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chipped away about $20 million, give or take, from their salary cap in the 2014, leaving them with about $3 million in cap space as of this writing. In the red. By offering cap-friendly two-year extensions to Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu, […]

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Steelers Rumored To Show Interest In Titans CB Alterraun Verner

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are potentially within striking distance, it’s not yet known just how seriously they intend to be players during free agency—at least with respect to other teams’ players. With having already wrapped up their own top free agent—outside linebacker Jason Worilds—there are rumors of their interest turning elsewhere. As reported yesterday, […]

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Steelers Officially In Cap Compliance Ahead Of New League Year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now a few million dollars safely below the salary cap limit today after working to restructure the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown, which saved a little under $4 million in cap room. It is presumed that the Steelers maxed out the restructured contract, converting $5,270,000 of Brown’s $6 million […]

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Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown’s Contract

There is some news on the salary cap front this evening, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is certainly not surprising news—in fact, we have written for a while now that it was expected, if not inevitable. What it does do is […]

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Why Jason Worilds Might Just Get A 5-Year, $45 Million Contract From The Steelers

Not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds earlier this week, the former second-round draft pick accepted it and he’s now guaranteed to make $9.754 million in 2014 as a result. Both sides obviously want to get a long-term deal done at this point, but like it or not, […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Class Now Down To Four Remaining Members

Outside of the timing of it, the decision made on Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to release cornerback Curtis Brown wasn’t a surprising one, but now that he is indeed gone, the 2011 draft class is now down to four remaining members. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert have started […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Worilds Transition Tag, Steelers Busy Wednesday & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have quite a bit to go over as it’s been a busy week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We start by looking at the decision to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds and what the next step might be with him […]

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A Look At What’s Potentially Next For The Steelers After A Very Busy Wednesday

We knew a day like Wednesday was forthcoming for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who made six moves in an effort to get compliant with the $133 million salary cap number by Tuesday. With the result of those six moves resulting in the team being right at the magic $133 million number, there’s still a little meat […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Makes It Through A Busy Wednesday Unscathed

Wednesday was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they re-signed one player, extended the contracts of two others and released three others. The six moves, combined with the recent transition tagging of linebacker Jason Worilds, now puts the Steelers at right around the $133 million cap number. One player, however, didn’t make the […]

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A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap […]

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Has Kevin Colbert’s Offseason Plan Been The Same Plan All Along?

The recent move by the Pittsburgh Steelers to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds caught several people by surprise and you have to wonder if that move had been planned for several weeks, or if the offseason plan that general manager Kevin Colbert initially formulated was adjusted on the fly due to huge and seemingly unexpected […]

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With Top Priority Addressed, The Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Other Interests

While there’s still the matter of completing a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made early progress on completing their top priority this offseason, which was to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds. They did so by applying the transition tag to him on Monday, which he accepted yesterday, guaranteeing his services for at least the […]

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Examining The Reasoning Behind The Fast Action On The Transition Tag

The Pittsburgh Steelers applying the transition tag to outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a relatively surprising maneuver, but the fact that Worilds accepted the tag less than 24 hours later was perhaps just as surprising. It’s difficult to speculate about his motivations in acting so promptly without knowing all the facts, but there are a […]

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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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Exploring The NLTBE Incentive Route In 2014 With Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley

By now, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has probably heard about fellow linebacker Jason Worilds being transition tagged and subsequently accepting his one-year offer of $9.754 million with the prospects of that resulting in a long-term deal. If he hasn’t, he should probably get on the internets as soon as possible. So, with Woodley’s future […]

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Now That Worilds Has Accepted His Transition Tag, Woodley Watch Takes Center Stage

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has reportedly accepted his $9.754 million transition tag, the next step is to get a long-term deal hammered out with him that should greatly reduce his 2014 salary cap charge. Now that it’s virtually guaranteed that the former second-round draft will be in Pittsburgh for at least one […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Has Already Signed $9.754 Million Transition Tag

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has already signed his $9,754,000 transition tag given him on Monday and that means the former second-round raft pick can’t entertain offers from other teams during free agency. Jason Worilds has signed his transition tag w/PIT worth $9.75M. No offer sheets can […]

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Transition Tag Shows Steelers Are In Strong Position To Retain Jason Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked weeks ago whether or not the team had any intention of using either the franchise tag or the transition tag this offseason on any of their players, and at the time, it likely seemed even to Colbert somewhat of an absurd notion given the team’s salary cap […]

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Steelers’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating, restructuring, and terminating contracts in […]

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Speculating Why The Steelers Chose The Transition Tag Over The Franchise Tag For Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised several people on Monday when then used the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds, but now many of those same people are wondering why they didn’t just go all the way and use the franchise tag on him instead. I wish I had some poorly written good reasons as to why […]

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