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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller: ‘I Expect To Be Better Than Last Year’

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller might have only caught 58 passes in 2013, but being as he only played in 14 games, that’s not too shabby at all. While Miller may have seemed back to normal to many people last year after tearing up his knee late in the 2012 season, normal was something […]

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Countdown: All Smiles And Handshakes In Steelers War Room

The Pittsburgh Steelers premiered the third episode of their “Countdown” series yesterday, which documents the behind the scenes story of the team’s buildup to the 2014 NFL Draft. This episode takes us through to their first-round selection, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier. Before that, however, Kevin Colbert went into detail about how the team goes about […]

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Steelers Countdown Series Highlights Importance Of Finding ‘Steelers Players’

The Pittsburgh Steelers website posted the second episode of “Countdown”, their behind the draft series, yesterday, which documents the process the team went through from the conclusion of the season and up to the draft. While the majority of the content is fairly layman in nature that more faithful observers of the sport—like those who […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Has A Chance To Accomplish A Rare Feat In 2014

During the Kevin Colbert era, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of rookie undrafted free agents that managed to beat the odds and make the final 53 man roster out of training camp. I’m not going to go over all of the names, but the most recent ones to accomplish that feat are Terence […]

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Second Episode Of Steelers 2014 Draft Countdown Now Posted

The second installment featuring a behind the scenes look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is now up on steelers.com and in this episode, the focus is on the scouting process, college Pro Days, pre draft player visits and free agency. During this episode, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explains the usefulness of BLESTO, the scouting […]

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Heath Evans On Steelers 2014 Draft: ‘It’s A C-Plus’

On the Tuesday edition of “NFL Total Access” analysts Solomon Wilcots and Heath Evans finally got around to grading the 2014 drafts of the four AFC North teams and when it came time to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers, Evans didn’t sound over impressed. “It breaks my heart because I love me some Mike Tomlin and some Dick LeBeau, but […]

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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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A Five Year Look At Fifth-Round Draft Picks

In response to my Monday post on past fifth-round picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Kevin Colbert era, a few of you wondered what percentage of all fifth-round picks across the league wind up making their respective teams’ 53 man roster out of training camp. I went all the way back to 2009 […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Dri Archer Allaying Fears Over His Punt Return Ability

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedster Dri Archer in the third round of the draft, some questions were immediately raised about how he would be used. Given his size, there were naturally concerns about what role he could serve on offense while still protecting him from unnecessary injury. But there were also questions about what […]

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Steelers RB Dri Archer Plays With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer might be small in stature, but he carries around a big chip on his shoulders. Archer said recently after practice that Kent State was the only school to offer him a scholarship because other programs were deterred by his 5-8, 173 pound size. He now uses that as […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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On Daniel McCullers: Play High, Play Low

New Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Daniel McCullers is a very big man. So big that he has quite a hard time getting small, which is a problem for a nose tackle. How big a problem is it? When Jim Wexell asked him yesterday how often he’s heard from coaches that he needs to play lower, […]

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Digested Thoughts On The Steelers 2014 Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is several days behind us in the rear view mirror, I’ve had enough time to chew up all of the selections into small pieces and swallow them. Here, now, are my thoughts not only the process, but each pick as well. For starters, I really suggest that you […]

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Steelers Took Advantage Of Underclassmen During The Draft

In a draft whose purportedly historic depth was propped up by a record number of underclassmen declaring, the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams who chose to plunder the junior talent pool with premium draft picks. Of their first four draft picks in 2014, three of the Steelers’ newest players come to the team as […]

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Tomlin, Colbert Discuss The Draft Process In Steelers Behind The Draft Series

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the process by which the team goes about assembling their draft strategy has long been a source of curiosity and intrigue. After all, it could be argued that the Steelers have been one of the best teams over the course of the past four plus decades in terms of building their […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Comfortable With Character Of CB Shaquille Richardson

Back in June of 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, was dismissed from UCLA along with two other players after the three were arrested by campus police and charged with suspicion of felony theft after allegedly stealing a student’s bag out of a locker. Richardson, a freshman at the time, transferred to Arizona. […]

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Former Steelers Practice Squad LB Alan Baxter Waived Monday By Colts

In an interview last August on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if there were any off-the-radar players that had surprised him in the early stages of training camp. Colbert noted that there was undrafted free agent that had indeed caught his eye. “Alan Baxter, an outside linebacker,” said Colbert […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Likens Dri Archer To Longtime Return Specialist Mel Gray

While everyone should know by now that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on using third-round draft pick Dri Archer as a kick returner in 2014, there’s an outside chance he’ll also be allowed to return punts at some point during the season or beyond. Archer, who only returned six punts for eight yards in his four […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives Thoughts On Shepherd UDFA OLB Howard Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with nine undrafted players at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft and one of those players, defensive end Howard Jones out of Shepherd University, seems to be creating quite a bit of buzz as far as the fan base goes. On the Monday edition of The David Todd […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Weighs In On Outside Linebacker Depth

One of my biggest concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers coming out of the 2014 NFL Draft is the depth at the outside linebacker position and while general manager Kevin Colbert didn’t calm those fears during his Monday afternoon interview on The David Todd Show, he did provide a little bit of insight on how he […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Pays Attention To The Countless Mock Drafts

Thanks to the internet, people like me can sit in their mother’s basement wearing nothing but underwear and write mock draft after mock draft for the world to see. In addition, the major media draftniks and analyst churn out these round by round predictions as well. So does Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert pay […]

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Audio: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, HC Mike Tomlin Post 2014 NFL Draft Press Conference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the local media at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft to discuss the nine players that were selected over the course of the last three days. In case you have yet to hear it, below is the audio from the press conference.

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Steelers 2014 Draft Starts Off Sneaky Good

By Michael K. Reynolds Shocked to see Ryan Shazier taken in the first round? Wondering why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a cornerback or receiver in the second? Foaming at the mouth about their selection of a scatback with their third round pick? Before becoming completely apoplectic, consider some of the hidden layers of beauty […]

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Depth At Wide Receiver, Cornerback Highlight Focus On Day Two Of Steelers Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers opted not to play into the hands of the strengths of this draft class when they selected inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round with the 15th overall pick, when many assumed that they would choose a cornerback or a wide receiver instead. Perhaps this was a wise decision, given the […]

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