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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Linebacker

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Recapping The Steelers’ Uncharacteristic Madness Of March

The Pittsburgh Steelers have often found themselves busy in March in recent years, but that has generally come before the start of the new league year, just to get in cap compliance. This year was a bit different, as the team was able to actually add some pieces from other teams, including a new starter […]

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Despite Addition Of Blount, Steelers Still Might Want To Re-sign Stephens-Howling Once Healthy

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers effectively added an experienced running back to their roster to backup starter Le’Veon Bell when they signed LeGarrette Blount, but they likely will need to add another one to help on third downs between now and the start of training camp. While Blount does have 579 carries to his credit […]

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Potential Re-Signing Of Keisel Will Likely Have To Wait Until June

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on starting a second-year undrafted player (or one drafted in the seventh round), then they are currently without a starting defensive end opposite Cameron Heyward. The only free agent defensive end that they have expressed interest in up until this point—Alex Carrington—signed with the St. Louis Rams yesterday, which certainly […]

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Raiders Think More Weight Will Help Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Stay Healthy

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is now a defensive end with the Oakland Raiders and his new head coach Dennis Allen thinks he knows why the former second-round draft pick may have had problems staying healthy the last two and a half seasons when asked at the NFL owner’s meetings if his new […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Space Update Pending Lance Moore Contract Numbers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed tight end Michael Palmer and added former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats to the roster on Monday, the team of course has used a little more of their available salary cap space. Prior to re-signing Palmer, the team had $2,174,434.00 in available cap space per the NFLPA. If […]

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Leadership Is A Natural Part Of Roster Evolution

Leadership does not exist in a vacuum. It is not finite, and losing a source of leadership does not represent a lower ‘ceiling’ of leadership qualities. That is what the Pittsburgh Steelers are banking on this season, especially following the releases of linebackers Larry Foote and LaMarr Woodley, two of the most veteran players on […]

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Mike Tomlin Reiterates How Big A Free Agency Splash Retaining Jason Worilds Was

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed just three outside free agents in an offseason that hinted at the possibility of casting a larger net than normal—with only one of those free agents receiving a significant contract—it may be easy to lose sight of just how much the team has actually accomplished during this free agency […]

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Steelers Might Be Best Served To Treat Jason Worilds In 2014 Like They Did Max Starks In 2008

On Sunday at the annual NFL owner’s meetings in Orlando, FL, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about outside linebacker Jason Worilds and how he is best suited to play on the left side, and how he’s happy with the way he’s progressed since they drafted him. While Worilds did have a career year […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Admits LB Jason Worilds Is Better Suited To Face Right Tackles

Ever since he came into the league as a second-round draft pick in 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds has always been more productive on the left side than he has been on the right. Monday at the annual NFL Owners’ meeting in Orlando, FL, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin conceded that the Virginia […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Shut Door On Possible James Harrison Return

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is talking to the press Sunday prior to the NFL owners’ meetings taking place in Orlando, Fla and was asked about the possibility of veteran linebacker James Harrison returning for the upcoming season. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colbert said he’s never going to close the […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Reunion With James Harrison

Ever since we all heard from his own mouth that “everybody knows” James Harrison would like to come back and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s been a hot topic that has only recently been reignited by a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette that the team has had discussions on the matter. Whether […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Likely To Ride Transition Tag For Several Months

It’s been a little over two weeks since the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the transition tag on outside linebacker Jason Worilds and by the looks of things, he will ride on that $9.754 million number throughout the summer. If you look back over the last several years, history tells you that the Steelers never rush to […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Steelers $2,174,434 Under The Salary Cap After Guy Whimper Re-signing

On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper to a one-year contract and the financials of the deal are now in. According to NFLPA records, Whimper signed a one-year veteran minimum contract based on his accrued years and received a $65,000 signing bonus. As a result, he will have a reduced cap […]

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To Deebo, Or Not To Deebo: That Is The Question

On the Monday evening episode of NFL Total Access, veteran linebacker James Harrison predictably hinted that he’d like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, but at nearly 36 years of age, you have to wonder if his former team reciprocates that feeling. The Steelers are void of any depth at the outside linebacker […]

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Free Agent RB James Starks Is A Prime Candidate For A Qualifying Contract

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers create more space via a restructure or extensions between now and June 2nd, they’ll have to carefully watch their free agent expenditures until $8 million in cap space opens up once the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley hits the books. With Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agent running back James Starks […]

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Doubtful Steelers Are Waiting For Sanders Feet To Drop Before Re-signing Cotchery

In his latest update on the tour across the Unite States of unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, Scott Brown of ESPN.com reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers are still open to re-signing their former third-round draft pick on their terms. If true, then one could easily speculate that being the reason as to why […]

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First Few Days Of Free Agency Has Helped Bring Steelers Draft Picture Into Better Focus

While the Pittsburgh Steelers really haven’t done a lot so far during the first few days of free agency, they’ve done enough to give us a little better picture as to what positions they will most likely address during the 2014 NFL Draft. While this picture will become even clearer over the course of the […]

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Recapping The Steelers Third Day Of Free Agency

Day three of the 2014 league year was pretty busy for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that action related to them only included them losing another one of their own unrestricted free agents and scheduling visits with a few from other teams. If you missed any of the Thursday news, here is a quick recap for […]

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LaMarr Woodley Says Steelers Were Going To Ask Him To Take A Pay Cut If Jason Worilds Got Away

On Thursday, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders and not long after the ink dried, he was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio. During the interview, Woodley was asked about his recent injury history and how it ultimately led to the Steelers having to release him. “It […]

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Raiders Sign Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley To A Two Year Contract

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has already found a new home as Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting that the former second-round draft pick has signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders that could be worth as much as $12 million. I cant wait to look at the break down of this […]

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Titans Want to Bring In Former Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley For A Friday Visit

Recently released Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley reportedly visited with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday and according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the Tennessee Titans hope to bring him in Friday for the visit if still unsigned. Woodley would be a natural fit with the Titans and he should be able to quickly pick […]

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What Does The Cody Wallace Signing Mean For Fernando Velasco?

After making their big free agency splash on day one by signing safety Mike Mitchell, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to business as usual yesterday by signing some of their more unheralded reserve players to modest contracts. Among those was interior offensive lineman Cody Wallace, of whom I and most others had many questions when […]

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