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Steelers 2017 Salary Cap Picture Already Looks Very Pleasing

Last weekend I provided you a full update on the current salary cap status of the Pittsburgh Steelers after they had concluded signing all of this year’s draft picks. With that piece of business now out of the way, we can now start peeking ahead to what the team’s salary…



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Steven Johnson’s Physicality A Good Match In Pittsburgh

He’s still not a household name but the odds seem high for Steven Johnson making the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Signed in late March, he’s part of a Kevin Colbert free agent class that almost never fails to make the roster. Only one player – Kevan Barlow – hasn’t made the…


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Ike Taylor Sees Breakout Year For Ryan Shazier

Last week, NFL Network’s website posted an article asking several panelists who they believe would be one of the next breakout stars for the 2016 season. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was on that panel, and it may not surprise you to learn that his choice was a member…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Following Draft Pick Signings

As of Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers are now finished signing all of their 2016 draft class and with that I can provide you a full update on where the team sits salary cap wise ahead of their annual mandatory minicamp. Currently, the Steelers have 94 players under contract and that…


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Ryan Shazier Growing Into A Natural As Defensive Signal Caller

Much has been made, understandably, about the progress of third-year inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was the 15th-overall selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft and an immediate day-one starter from his first practice. Most every detail about his physical development on the field has been covered…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Ryan Harris’ Ring Should Make Him The Envy Of Show And Tell

Go ahead and take a gander at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster right now. There is a variety of information that you can draw from it, but perhaps one of the most concerning for the Steelers is the fact that there is quite a dearth of championship experience making up…


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Matakevich’s Transition Eased By Veteran Peers

That first taste into the NFL isn’t easy. It’s overwhelming, chaotic, removing yourself from the comfort you had as “the guy” in college. The transition is still ongoing but the veterans are helping a guy like Tyler Matakevich get through it. “Now I’m starting to pick it up,” he told…




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Assignments Show Ryan Shazier Treated By Coaches As Veteran

When referring to what he likes to see out of his linebackers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is known to say that he would rather have to say ‘whoa’ than to say ‘sic ‘em’”, which means that he likes his linebackers to have a controlled recklessness about them that…


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Timmons Likely Not Thrilled About More Dime Defense

If you are a particularly observant spectator on game day for the Pittsburgh Steelers—or if you are a regular reader of this site—you may have noticed a shift over the course of the last several weeks of the 2015 regular season on the defensive side of the ball. It was…



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Bucky Brooks Ranks Steelers’ Roster Second In The NFL

While it is certainly nothing that we didn’t already know, it’s always nice to see the talent of this Pittsburgh Steelers roster received its due accolades from the national media, and they got just that earlier this week on the NFL’s website, with columnist Bucky Brooks deeming that the Steelers…