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Don\’t Expect A Training Camp Competition Along The Steelers Defensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette speculated about it last season. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider suggests that it will come during this offseason instead. But will it actually take place, and what are the ramifications should it occur? I am talking about a suggestion that has floated around for a few […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen – Secret Superstar

By Matthew Marczi The football statistics website Pro Football Focus published an article yesterday deeming third year cornerback Cortez Allen the ‘Secret Superstar’ for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2013 season. Of course, this is a series of articles that the website does for every team, and I think that it is safe to say […]

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Speculating The Steelers 2014 Compensatory Draft Picks Post June 1st

A reader emailed me on Thursday and asked what I thought the Pittsburgh Steelers might possibly receive in the form compensatory draft picks next offseason due to all the losses that they had this offseason. In order to venture a guess at this, you first have to look at the contracts signed by each and […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Too Humble To Make Pro Bowl Guarantee

Just a little more than year ago, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis predicted that he would make the Pro Bowl in 2012. That prediction didn\’t come true of course, but Lewis played so well that he got himself a five-year, $25.5 million contract from the New Orleans Saints this past offseason. The Steelers didn\’t […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Confident About Upcoming Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis to leave uncontested this off-season because they are confident third-year cornerback Cortez Allen can easily fill his shoes. Allen was a guest Sunday morning on 93.7 The Fan and as asked about the confidence that he has in the team this upcoming season despite the losses […]

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Steelers Defense Still Oldest In NFL In 2013

Even though they chose not bring back defensive starters James Harrison, Casey Hampton and Keenan Lewis this off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense still ranks as the oldest in the league, according to a study done on all 32 teams by Mike Sando of ESPN.com. While Sando doesn\’t give the average age for the offensive or […]

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Steelers Will Reportedly Use CB Cortez Allen In The Slot In 2013

Thursday is final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season and on Wednesday Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review passed along a little nugget on Twitter about the secondary that\’s worth mentioning. Kaboly reported that the Steelers plan to use cornerback Cortez Allen in the slot on nickel downs in […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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Steelers CB Josh Victorian One Of Several Cornerbacks Battling For A Roster Spot In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed cornerback Keenan Lewis to run off to the New Orleans Saints uncontested via free agency this offseason as they were comfortable with Cortez Allen stepping into the starting spot opposite Ike Taylor moving forward. In addition to letting Lewis walk, they signed cornerback William Gay back following his one year away […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Enters Jump Year As A Starter

While he only played just over 560 snaps on defense last season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen certainly made the most of them as he registered two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 10 passes defensed in 2012, his second season on the league. The Steelers thought highly enough of Allen that they allowed fellow cornerback […]

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Brian Billick Ranks Steelers 19th Overall In Post Draft Power Rankings

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach, and current Fox Sports analyst, Brian Billick released his 2013 post draft NFL power rankings on Tuesday and he ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19th overall and third of the four AFC North teams. Here is what Billick wrote about the Steelers: Just like the Ravens, the Steelers have had their […]

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The Lake Effect Is Already Impacting The Steelers Black Cat

I wrote in my post draft breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick Terry Hawthorne that I thought it looked like he really got up high on his toes during his back pedal after watching tape of him and apparently he gets up too high for the liking of defensive back coach Carnell Lake. Hawthorne, […]

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Steelers Not Flinching With Youth Emerging

By Jeremy Hritz We are getting closer and closer to a new NFL season. The scouting combine is a distant memory, the 2013 schedule has been released, and within a matter of days, the NFL Draft will be here, and a new crop of Pittsburgh Steelers will generate a newfound enthusiasm and optimism for the […]

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Could Steelers Cornerback William Gay Really Make A Move To Safety?

Bob Labriola had an interesting tweet this morning in which he threw out the notion that he always thought cornerback William Gay could transition to safety. He wonders whether he will now that we know that Will Allen will not be back in 2013 after signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. Will Allen to […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Not Upset That The Ravens Traded Away WR Anquan Boldin

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was a guest Monday morning on NFL AM to talk about several things related to the team, and he made it point to say that he was glad that the Baltimore Ravens decided to trade away wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers before the start of the […]

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Steelers 2013 Free Agency Recap: Business As Usual

The initial crush of the 2013 free agency period is now over and the Pittsburgh Steelers followed the path that many of us expected them to take. The big free agent signing this offseason is currently quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who the Steelers signed to a three-year contract to be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Outside […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Emmanuel Sanders, Matt Spaeth, Steelers Interest In Free Agents & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about all of the latest free agency news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers. We talk about cornerback Keenan Lewis signing with the New Orleans Saints as well as the Steelers signing tight end Matt Spaeth back following his two […]

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Steelers Changes In 2013 A Good Thing: Don’t Bet On A 6-10 Season

By Jeremy Hritz Across the world for many Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the sky is falling, and optimism for the 2013 season has all but dissipated and has been replaced by a pessimism that is forecasting a 6-10 season or worse. While the first week of free agency has not provided many reasons to celebrate with […]

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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin To Be Tested in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz We will see if Mike Tomlin is just a good coach or an outstanding coach in 2013. This past week, many Pittsburgh Steelers starters departed for fat contracts with other teams, while the team reclaimed some old baggage by resigning the likes of Larry Foote, Ramon Foster, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson and […]

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Steelers Cornerback Situation Following The Exit Of Keenan Lewis

Now that cornerback Keenan Lewis has moved on to the New Orleans Saints via free agency, it is easy to pin down what the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary will look like in 2013. Cortez Allen, who had two interceptions and three forced fumbles last season, will start opposite Ike Taylor. The Citadel product has progressed very […]

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Keenan Lewis Says Steelers Didn\’t Offer Him A Deal

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis took to Twitter on Thursday evening after signing with the New Orleans Saints to say that he will miss the Pittsburgh fans and that the Steelers didn\’t offer him a deal to return. I will miss my steelers fans, but they didn’t offer me a deal. Sean Payton believe […]

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Steelers Continue Trend Of Shying Away From Second Contracts To Players Drafted After Third Round

On Thursday we found out that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis will not be returning in 2013 after he signed a five year contract with the New Orleans Saints. When you look at the history of the Steelers under general manager Kevin Colbert, it\’s not too surprising that Lewis did not receive […]

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Keenan Lewis Contract Details Start To Emerge

The details of the five-year, $26.3 million contract that former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis signed with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday are starting to emerge. Lewis reportedly received a $6 million signing bonus and his 2013 base salary is $1 million. If those numbers hold true, Lewis will have a 2013 cap hit […]

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Steelers Free Agent CB Keenan Lewis Signs With Saints

Unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis has reportedly signed a five-year, $26 million contract with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. “I’m very excited to be able to come back to my hometown,” Lewis said. “Having grown up here I understand the passion that the fans have for the Saints and I’m blessed to be […]

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Report: Saints Close To Deal With Steelers Free Agent CB Keenan Lewis

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis is visiting with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday and Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting via Twitter that a deal is close to being finalized and could be done as soon as today. The price tag for cornerbacks remains low as the Kansas City Chiefs signed […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signings, Free Agency, Salary Cap, & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up, and with co-host David Todd back in the saddle we recap everything that has gone on with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the last week and that includes the first few days of free agency. We look at the release of Willie Colon […]

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