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Steelers Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Not Expected To See Suspensions This Season

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers take it upon themselves to suspend running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field following them being caught in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in Ross Township, both will likely suit up and play in that game. […]

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Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […]

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Steelers Fall Three Spots In ESPN’s Post Draft NFL Power Rankings

What do the ESPN.com NFL experts think about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and offseason moves made? By the looks of their latest power rankings, they’re not too impressed. Combined, voters John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert have all spoken and they have the Steelers falling three […]

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Report: 2014 Salary Cap Could Come In Even Higher Than $132 Million

On Saturday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that sources had informed him the 2014 NFL salary cap is now projected to come in at somewhere around $132 million. Could it wind up even higher? On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting a source has told him the 2014 cap number could be […]

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John Clayton Says 2014 Salary Cap Now Projected To Rise To $132 Million

It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to gain salary cap space by not doing anything. According to John Clayton of ESPN on Twitter, the projection for the 2014 salary cap is now at $132 million, according to a source of his. Earlier in the week, Adam Shefter reported he had heard that […]

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Report: Free Agent WR Steve Breaston Signs One-Year Deal With Saints On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to have an interest in free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston early in the offseason following his early release from the Kansas City Chiefs, but the report made by John Clayton of ESPN stating he would likely sign after June 1st never came to fruition. On Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN […]

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Report: Lions To Workout Free Agent WR Steve Breaston

A few months ago, John Clayton of ESPN reported that free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston would more than likely sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers once the calendar flipped over to June, but with the start of training camp now just a few days away, that transaction hasn\’t come to fruition. Lions will workout veteran […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Apologizes For Wearing \’Free Hernandez\’ Hat

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey apologized Tuesday morning via his Twitter account for wearing a “Free Hernandez” hat at his Saturday night birthday party. “I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate,” Pouncey wrote. “And I regret that my actions appear to make light of that serious situation. I apologize to […]

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Report: Steelers To Talk To Maurkice Pouncey About Wearing \”Free Hernandez\” Hat

According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to talk to center Maurkice Pouncey about the photos that surfaced Sunday morning of him and his twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, wearing hats that read “Free Hernandez” during their Saturday night birthday party at a Miami nightclub. The Dolphins are also expected […]

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Steelers Will Open Up Training Camp With Over $4 Million In Salary Cap Space Available

It has been a while since we have checked in on the salary cap situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As of right now the NFLPA has their Rule of 51 number at $4,403,813.00, and that is not bad at all considering that they were deemed to be in salary cap hell by the “experts” back […]

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Report: Steelers Think RB Le\’Veon Bell Is The Next Version Of Bears RB Matt Forte

In the latest segment of Inside the Huddle, John Clayton of ESPN said that the Pittsburgh Steelers consider running back Le\’Veon Bell to be the next Matt Forte, who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. “John Elway believes he may have drafted the next Terrell Davis with his selection of Montee Ball in the second […]

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Report: Steelers Expected To Sign WR Steve Breaston Within Next Couple Of Weeks

John Clayton of ESPN mentioned on Thursday’s episode of NFL Live that the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to sign free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston within the next couple of weeks. The Steelers brought Breaston in for a visit several weeks ago following his release from the Kansas City Chiefs, but chose not to sign […]

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Report: Steelers 50/50 As To Whether Or Not To Match Offer Sheet Given To Emmanuel Sanders By The Patriots

John Clayton of ESPN reported Friday on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers are 50/50 as to whether or not to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. Steelers are 50-50 whether to match Emmanuel Sanders offer sheet. Some in org. want […]

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Report: Teams Being Told 2013 Cap Number Will Be $121.1 Million

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, teams are being told that the 2013 salary cap will be $121.1 million. If indeed that report is correct, the $121.1 million number would be $200,000 more than John Clayton of ESPN reported in early January. Clayton reported at that time the number was expected to be […]

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No, The Steelers Will Not Trade For Darrelle Revis

By now you have probably read the report by Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com that states the New York Jets are looking to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis, who missed almost all of last season after suffering a torn ACL. If you are one of the people that think that the Pittsburgh Steelers will trade for […]

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Report: Steelers Will Be Able To Carryover $758K Of Leftover Salary Cap Space To 2013

When the new CBA went into effect in 2011 it included a provision that stated teams had the ability to carryover unused cap space from one season to the next. Last season, for example, the Pittsburgh Steelers carried over just over $500K of unused cap space from the 2011 season to 2012. John Clayton of […]

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Nothing But Speculation Still On Ben Roethlisberger Shoulder Injury

The rumors have been swirling about the severity of the right shoulder injury suffered Monday night by Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The usually reliable John Clayton of ESPN reported Tuesday morning that there isn\’t anything official as of yet but he\’s getting the feeling that […]

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Steelers Can\’t Fine Mike Wallace Should He Decide Not To Report On Time

I was asked by a reader today via email if the Pittsburgh Steelers will fine restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, should he not sign his tender and report to training camp later this month. The short answer is, no, and that is because they can\’t. Although Wallace was tendered as a restricted free […]

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Report: Steelers Still Optimistic About Getting Deal Done With Wallace Before Camp

We can\’t go a full week without an update on Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace, now can we? Last weekend it was Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange that reported that there’s been very little negotiating and no progress made between the Steelers and Wallace in regard to new long-term deal. Today, John […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Salary Cap Credits, Theory Of 150 & Jaworski QB Rankings Episode

Season 2, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and get right into talking about the recent salary cap numbers offered up on NFL.com recently and how they could be deceiving if they do not include the veteran salary cap credits that the Pittsburgh Steelers will surely use again this […]

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Four Steelers Players In ESPN Top 20 Of Any Era NFL Poll Of Pro Football Hall Of Fame Panel

ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine combined to put out list of the 20 current players who a 20-member Pro Football Hall of Fame panel and ESPN\’s very own John Clayton believe could excel in any era of the NFL. The top 20 was finalized today and four current Pittsburgh Steelers players made the top 10. […]

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DE Nick Eason Agrees To Terms With Cardinals

Another former Steelers player is headed to Pittsburgh West as defensive end Nick Eason has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals according to John Clayton. Eason will be re-united with Ray Horton, the Steelers former defensive backs coach, who is now the Cardinals defensive coordinator. Eason signed with the Steelers as an […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 22nd – Deal Or No Deal Edition

Here is a pretty good look at where things stand following the owners vote on Thursday, but as John Clayton points out, the players feel pressured right now to accept the deal. Dejan Kovacevic explains why Steelers safety Troy Polamalu should have his contract extended as soon as the lockout is behind us. Polamalu\’s agent […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 21st – Are We There Yet Edition

Jeff Pash has said he expects the league and its players to continue working toward separate votes today on a new CBA that would end the four-month-old lockout. He thinks both sides are at the point where they can close. Reading between the lines I see it being Friday. John Clayton posted the cap situations […]

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Why A New Deal For Woodley Will Be Steelers First Priority When Lockout Ends

As soon as the lockout is over, the Steelers first course of business will likely be getting outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley signed to a new deal. Should the pre-lockout franchise tag and amounts stick, as many think they will, Woodley will be on the 2011 books as a $10 million plus salary cap hit due […]

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Could Ike Taylor & William Gay Both End Up With The Cardinals?

The latest trade rumors on Friday came from ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio who stated today on Sirius NFL Radio that the Philadelphia Eagles are no longer interested trading quarterback Kevin Kolb for 2012 draft picks, but instead now want a player who can help them win games now. The Eagles are needing a cornerback, but […]

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