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Steelers Hoping Pedigree Translates To Dominance At Linebacker

After taking linebackers in the first round in consecutive drafts in 2013 and 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers now possess a core group of linebackers with about as high a pedigree as they’ve had in recent memory. The starting lineup likely projects to have three first-round draft picks and a second-round draft pick at linebacker when […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Weighs In On Weight Of New LB Ryan Shazier

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier Thursday night in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, it seems like there’s been a lot of talk about his weight. On Saturday, linebackers coach Keith Butler weighed in on the Shazier weight topic. “I want him to move,” said Butler. “I […]

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Steelers Saw The Need For Speed During Offseason

If you’ve ever heard the ‘old’ adage that the Pittsburgh Steelers are slow, after this draft, that might be over. Perhaps the Steelers heard that they’re slow as well, or simply realized on their own that injecting speed throughout the roster was an important step in improving the overall quality and adaptability of the team. […]

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Steelers Wrap Up Their Draft Class With Day Three Haul

The Pittsburgh Steelers tripled their draft class on day three of the 2014 NFL Draft, selecting six players in the final four rounds to go along with ILB Ryan Shazier, DE Stephon Tuitt, and RB Dri Archer taken in the first three rounds. On day three, the team started out by filling holes with prospects […]

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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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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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