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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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Steelers Still Hope LB Sean Spence Can Come Back Despite Addition Of Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

The selection Thursday night of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft might be taken as a sign by many that inside linebacker Sean Spence might not ever make it back to the football field. During the post selection press conference, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about […]

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Favorable Scenarios For Steelers In Round One

As may have been made obvious as a result of my offseason coverage this year, I’m not typically one for creating mock drafts of my own. While I enjoy the what-ifs of perusing the mock drafts of others and the information garnered from reading them, I’m generally filled with a sense of ‘better you than […]

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For Sean Spence, The Question Shifts From If To How He Can Perform

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their pre-draft press conference yesterday, which stretched out over about half an hour, and there was plenty of information to parse in that time span. The headline for most, I’m certain, would be Tomlin’s declaration that inside linebacker Sean Spence is “healthy and […]

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Pro Football Focus Tackles Steelers Draft Needs

As the draft at long last approaches, many websites are still striving to fill the last week of dead space with draft coverage. We ourselves are no different in that regard, though we like to think that we keep things informative and useful. Pro Football Focus is one of these many sites, and they are […]

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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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Using History As A Guide, CB Ike Taylor Thinks The Steelers Go Defense In Round One

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor loves watching college football and on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts as to the direction that he believes his team will go in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft during his show on Trib Live Radio. “This time, I think we might get a D-tackle, but we […]

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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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Four Positions Where A Steelers Top Draft Pick Could See Considerable Playing Time In 2014

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get considerable playing time out of their top two draft picks as linebacker Jarvis Jones played 646 defensive snaps while running back Le’Veon Bell played 691. With the 2014 NFL Draft now right around the corner, lets have a look at where top draft picks could potentially […]

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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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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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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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How The Signing Of Arthur Moats Affects The Steelers Roster

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats, let’s take a look at what it means to a few other linebackers already on the roster and one that’s not. If the Steelers signed Moats with the idea of using him as a backup inside, the fact that he would best […]

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Report: Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew Is In “Good Physical Condition”

Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is reportedly back at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility for another round of talks on Thursday and by the end of the day, we should know whether or not he’s been signed. The UCLA product has had his share of injuries over the course of the last few […]

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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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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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Steelers $5.25 Million Under The Salary Cap Heading Into Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly entertaining unrestricted free agents Alex Carrington and Cam Thomas on Friday and they should have enough cap space to sign both should they be so inclined. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, the Steelers are currently $5.25 million under the $133 million salary cap after their early free agent activity […]

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Steelers Inform LaMarr Woodley He Will Be Released Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley tomorrow at the beginning of the new league year, designating him a post-June 1 release. The Steelers, of course, have no need to release him now, because the cap savings they will reap from his release will not kick in until […]

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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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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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Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown’s Contract

There is some news on the salary cap front this evening, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is certainly not surprising news—in fact, we have written for a while now that it was expected, if not inevitable. What it does do is […]

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A Look At What’s Potentially Next For The Steelers After A Very Busy Wednesday

We knew a day like Wednesday was forthcoming for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who made six moves in an effort to get compliant with the $133 million salary cap number by Tuesday. With the result of those six moves resulting in the team being right at the magic $133 million number, there’s still a little meat […]

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A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap […]

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