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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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Plenty Of Time To Scrutinize The Ryan Shazier Pick In The Months Ahead

For many, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 15th overall selection of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier may have come as a bit of a surprise, and perhaps somewhat earlier than expected. That certainly seemed to be the general tone on set. Even though I wrote about Shazier yesterday as one of the five realistic targets the Steelers should […]

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Larry Foote’s One-Year Contract With The Cardinals Worth $1.02 Million

As expected, the one-year contract that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote signed with the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week was a veteran qualifying deal. Foote, who just over a month ago said he wouldn’t accept a deal at the minimum level, is scheduled to earn a base salary of $955,000 in 2014. He also […]

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Report: Cardinals Sign Former Steelers LB Larry Foote

According to several Tuesday evening reports, the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote. Foote, who has started 119 of 172 games during his 12-year career, was released by the Steelers back in March. Last season, Foote only started and played in one game due to a biceps injury suffered in the […]

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The Myth Of The Old Steelers Defense Is Slow To Die And Far From Over

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers currently project to field an opening day defense that sports just two players over the age of 30, the old and slow moniker still clings to the team as one of the great myths of the current NFL landscape. The false representation is, obviously, due in large part simply to […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Inside Linebacker

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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Vince Williams Expecting Big Things In Second Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers used a sixth-round compensatory pick on Vince Williams, a cerebral run-stuffing inside linebacker from FSU last season, surely not expecting much. I and many others surely had him pegged as a special teamer, or perhaps even a practice squad candidate in year one. But he showed early promise even during rookie minicamps […]

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Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks Thinks Steelers Go Cornerback In Round One

NFL draftnik Don Banks of Sports Illustrated weighed in on Monday with a one minute video draft preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has them going defense in the first round. Banks thinks that either Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert or Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby will be the Steelers first round pick and […]

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Steelers WR Lance Moore Excited To Get To Work

When the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in the frustrating position of being unable to match the monetary compensation that the Carolina Panthers were able to offer Jerricho Cotchery—a player that it seemed all along would be easy to lock up—the team was forced to seek other options, and that turned into former New Orleans Saints […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Inside Linebacker

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Gil Brandt Has Steelers As One Of Five Teams With Tons At Stake In Upcoming Draft

The annual draft is certainly important every year for every team in the NFL, but on Wednesday, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt listed the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of five teams he believes the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is especially important for. Brandt writes: Pittsburgh’s core players are clearly getting up there in age — […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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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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Former Steelers S Ryan Clark Wound Up Signing A Veteran Qualifying Contract With The Redskins

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was quoted as saying that he didn’t see himself as a player willing to play for the veteran league minimum in 2014. Now that three months has passed since he made that statement, he must have had a change of heart. Sort […]

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Former Steelers LB Larry Foote Wants To Play In 2014, But Not For The Veteran Minimum

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote wants to play a 13th season in the NFL, but he’s only willing to do so if a team pays him what he thinks that he’s worth. “I got a couple offers,” Foote said in a Thursday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan. “I don’t want to come off […]

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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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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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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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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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Fox Sports 1 Reporter Thinks Cardinals Might Have Interest Again In Former Steelers LB Larry Foote

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote has been out of sight and out of mind being as he has been on a Steelers-themed cruise following his release, but now that’s he back home, speculation is mounting that he could start making some visits starting next week. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 has taken the […]

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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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Former Steelers Linebacker Larry Foote Still Wants To Play In 2014

According to Josina Anderson, former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote is not planning on retiring. In fact, he’s hoping to catch on with a team soon, rather than spend the offseason not knowing what the future holds. Anderson spoke with the free agent linebacker on the phone yesterday morning about his plans for the […]

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Steelers Have The Cap Moves To Be Players In Free Agency, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will Make Them

With about a half-dozen moves so far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chipped away about $20 million, give or take, from their salary cap in the 2014, leaving them with about $3 million in cap space as of this writing. In the red. By offering cap-friendly two-year extensions to Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu, […]

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Welcome To Legal Tampering Season

It is now the eighth day of March in 2014, meaning that the beginning of free agency in the NFL is just three days away. That also means that NFL teams, beginning at noon, will be able to openly negotiate with certified player agents—or players who represent themselves—on contracts, though those contracts cannot be executed […]

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Steelers Officially In Cap Compliance Ahead Of New League Year

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now a few million dollars safely below the salary cap limit today after working to restructure the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown, which saved a little under $4 million in cap room. It is presumed that the Steelers maxed out the restructured contract, converting $5,270,000 of Brown’s $6 million […]

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Gerry Dulac: Sean Spence “Significantly Ahead” Of Schedule

Many people have commented on the release of veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote over the past couple days. Earlier, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac examined the release through the prism of how it relates to Sean Spence. In a blog post headed “What does Foote’s departure mean for Sean Spence?”, Dulac writes that “the peroneal […]

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