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Former Steelers C Jeff Hartings Back In Pittsburgh As A Coaching Intern

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line will hopefully get a big boost this season with the hiring of new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, but he’ll also have some help during training camp in a form of a very familiar face. Former Steelers center Jeff Hartings is serving as a coaching intern this summer with the […]

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Season Of Change – Free Agent Starters

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Concussion Settlement Places Former Steelers On Opposite Sides

As we’ve previously reported, Judge Anita Brody earlier this week granted preliminary approval for an amended settlement agreement between the NFL and retired players regarding the league’s financial responsibility in caring for players following their playing days who suffer from the effects of concussions sustained during their career. The decision has left many players, including […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Safety

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Steelers Ground Deficiencies Handicapping Play Action Pass

Even with one quarterback already in the Hall of Fame (two if you count the five years that Bobby Layne spent with the team at the end of his career) and another destined to wind up there when his playing career is over, nobody would argue the claim that the Pittsburgh Steelers were built on […]

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Free Agents Signed By Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Usually Make Final 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy this offseason when it came to signing free agents as eight have already been added. Three of those eight players added are considered street free agents as they were released outright by their previous teams earlier in the offseason. How many of these eight players will fail to ultimately […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Interior OL

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Mapping Out The Steelers’ Free Agency Plans

With the salary cap now confirmed to be $10 million higher than last season—and nearly $7 million more than projected—the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a much more favorable position to operate than was anticipated just a few weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers are virtually already in cap compliance, […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Maurkice Pouncey’s Return

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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Kevin Colbert Thinks Steelers Could Be More Active In Free Agency Market This Year

Ever since Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert came on board prior to the start of the 2000 season, the organization hasn’t generally been very active in free agency outside of signing their own free agents. I have been illustrating this recently in a series of post dedicated to the topic. However, in a Wednesday […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2007 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is getting ever nearer and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first seven years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2001 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. We have already recapped the 2000 season and today we will […]

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Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark […]

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Former Steelers C Jeff Hartings Says Concussion Tests Were A Joke When He Played

Former Pittsburgh Steelers center Jeff Hartings is now a high school football coach after playing 11 seasons in the NFL and on Wednesday, he admitted on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he and other players considered concussion tests being administered while he played as a joke. “We were talking about this impact concussion test. I remember […]

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Steelers Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Former Steelers Bettis & Greene Among 27 Semifinalists For Pro Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene are another step closer to making it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as both were among the 27 Class of 2013 semifinalists that were named on Friday. Normally only 25 semifinalists are named at this stage of the process, but a […]

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Pro Football Hall Of Hame Class Of 2013 Candidates Include 8 With Ties To Steelers

Eight individuals with ties to the Pittsburgh Steelers were announced as candidates for the Class of 2013 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. Leading the list are 2012 finalist, running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene. Also nominated on Thursday were former Steelers head coaches Bill Cowher and Buddy Parker, along […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Wednesday – Day Eight Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up day eight of training camp with another padded practice on Wednesday and below is your recap of all the media reports today from Twitter. Trimmed down former Steelers Jeff Hartings and Chris Hoke are in camp helping out as intern assistants as reported by Alan Robinson on Twitter. […]

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Are Expectations Too High For The Steelers New Offensive Line?

By Cian Fahey Arguably since 2005, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been winning games in spite of their offensive line. There has been some decent combinations upfront, but never has the line really been a strength since Marvel Smith, Alan Faneca, Jeff Hartings, Kendall Simmons and Max Starks pushed the team towards a Super Bowl victory. […]

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Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for […]

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History Of Steelers Free Agency Signings Under Kevin Colbert

The 2012 NFL free agency signing period is in full swing now and a lot of the major signings are now behind us. The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to lose any of their own unrestricted free agents up until this point and as usual they have yet to sign any unrestricted free agents to no […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday June 2nd – No Hard Knocks For Cowher Edition

Steelers receiver Hines Ward was on 680 The Fan radio in Atlanta for an interview you can listen to and said it\’s difficult to take big hits out of football and suggests flag football and that the new guidelines clash with the physical nature of the sport. He made it pretty clear that he didn\’t […]

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Steelers 2007 Free Agency Timeline Of Alan Faneca Contract Talks

There seems to be several misunderstandings out there of the timeline of events that eventually led to the Steelers not re-signing guard Alan Faneca and letting him walk following the 2007 season. I wrote a few days ago that it was a good decision based on the money wanted by Faneca and the attitude he […]

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