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Free Agents Signed By Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Usually Make Final 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy this offseason when it came to signing free agents as eight have already been added. Three of those eight players added are considered street free agents as they were released outright by their previous teams earlier in the offseason. How many of these eight players will fail to ultimately […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2012 Season

In just 11 more days, the 2014 free agency signing period will began and we have been gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. We have recapped the first twelve years of Colbert’s tenure in […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Concerns Growing That Injury Suffered By Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Might Be Serious

The Pittsburgh Steelers added not only one tight end on Thursday to their roster, but two and thus concerns are growing that the injury suffered Wednesday by tight end Matt Spaeth might be serious. While the addition of Nathan Overbay, a virtual unknown undrafted free agent, earlier in the day really didn\’t warrant running for […]

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Steelers Coach Has Confidence In TE David Paulson As He Enters His Second Season

As a rookie, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year tight end David Paulson, thanks in part to his slight build and boyish face, looked more like a high school tight end than he did a player who caught 67 passes for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns during his time at Oregon. Now, with one year of pro football […]

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Tight End Receiving Numbers Behind Heath Miller Historically Lacking For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi It would be quite a challenge to ignore the recent trend around the league of employing two tight ends in the passing game by teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, and others—including the Cincinnati Bengals after drafting tight end Tyler Eifert. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: David Paulson Versus David Johnson

We are less than a month away from the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp, so we will now continue to preview the training camp battles that will take place this year. Next up on our list is the battle for the third tight end/h-back spot. Make sure to chime in with your […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Thinks Time With Bears Made Him More Versatile

After spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears, veteran tight end Matt Spaeth is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing a two-year, $2 million contract early on in free agency. In an interview this past week with David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio, Spaeth talked about what kind of team he is […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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Steelers Receive Sixth Round Compensatory Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL compensatory draft picks were announced on Monday at the annual NFL owners\’ meeting and the Pittsburgh Steelers received a sixth-round compensatory pick for their loss of cornerback William Gay to the Arizona Cardinals during the free agency signing period last off-season. The picks is the 38th in the sixth round and the […]

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Steelers Officially Sign TE Matt Spaeth To A Two Year Contract On Monday

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed tight end Matt Spaeth to a contract on Monday. The deal is for two years, but the numbers are not out yet. It is hard to imagine that Spaeth received a signing bonus of more than $1 million. I would guess that it is somewhere in the neighborhood […]

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Steelers Likely To Be Issued Seventh Round Compensatory 2013 Draft Pick As Early As Today

We could find out as early today if indeed the Pittsburgh Steelers will receive the projected seventh-round compensatory draft pick in the upcoming 2013 draft, as they are normally announced on Monday at the annual NFL owners\’ meetings. The Steelers only lost one unrestricted free agent last off-season in cornerback William Gay, who signed on […]

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Report: Steelers Might Have Interest In Bringing Back TE Matt Spaeth

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had former Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis in for a visit, but Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports Friday that an NFL source says the Bears former fifth-round draft pick is unlikely to be signed. Biggs, however, is also reporting that another source is telling him that tight end […]

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AFC North 2013 Free Agency Day Two Recap

Wednesday wasn\’t as busy of a day around the AFC North as most of the splash was made on Tuesday. There were a few moves in the division, however, and here is your recap of day two. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers had a few moves that they made on Wednesday and quarterback Bruce Gradkowski […]

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Former Bears TE Kellen Davis To Visit Steelers Thursday

Updating a previous story on free agent tight end Kellen Davis from earlier today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com now reports via Twitter that the recently released Davis is scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. An earlier report said that the Steelers had interest. Davis was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday […]

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Report: Steelers Interested In Former Bears TE Kellen Davis Once Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in tight end Kellen Davis last off-season for a free agent visit, but he eventually signed back with the Chicago Bears. On Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports via Twitter that the recently released Davis once again has the interest of Pittsburgh. The 6-7, 267-pound Davis signed a two-year, […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap: Post James Harrison Release & Restricted Tendering Update

The Saturday business moves for the Pittsburgh Steelers now appear to be in the books following the release of linebacker James Harrison and the restricted tendering of running back Jonathan Dwyer, running back Isaac Redman, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon. Although it hasn\’t been reported, running back Baron Batch and cornerback […]

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Steelers Free Agents: The Legal Free Agent Tampering Season Is Here

The three day legalized NFL tampering period got underway at midnight, but not without a memo from the league on Friday that clarified what is and isn\’t allowed leading up to the start of the new league year, which commences at 4:00 p.m. eastern on Tuesday. The league doesn\’t have to worry about the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers Projected To Receive Seventh Round Compensatory Draft Pick

Compensatory draft picks for the 2013 NFL draft are usually announced at the NFL owner\’s meetings, which this year take place in Arizona on March 17-20. The formula for figuring out compensatory draft picks has never been released, but that doesn\’t stop people from trying to crack the code just the same. The Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Might Not Be Ready By The Start Of The Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost tight end Heath Miller to a season-ending knee injury last year in the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and general manager Kevin Colbert indicated Thursday at the NFL combine that the eight year veteran might not be ready by the start of the 2013 season. “In my mind, an […]

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Chiefs Release WR Steve Breaston, A Favorite Of Todd Haley

Are you ready for more talk about sexy free agent players that the Pittsburgh Steelers might add this offseason? No, I\’m not talking about linebacker Bart Scott, who was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday. The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they had released wide receiver Steve Breaston, a Woodland Hills […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: TE Leonard Pope – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we too will continue on now with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran tight end Leonard Pope. Player: Leonard Pope Position: Tight End Experience: 7 Years Free […]

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Yearly History Lesson – So You Want The Steelers To Make A Splash In Free Agency?

As we get closer to the start of the free agency signing period, more and more names of free agent players are being suggested as potential targets for the Pittsburgh Steelers on social media sites and the blogosphere. Every year it is my job to play the bad cop and remind everyone how the Steelers […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Disappointing Season Of Steelers 2012 Draft Class Ends With Chris Rainey Being Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with running back Chris Rainey on Thursday following his arrest for battery on his girlfriend earlier in the day. With his release it pretty much puts an exclamation point on the disappointing season had by the 2012 draft class. While not his fault, first-round draft pick David DeCastro was lost […]

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Steelers Offense Faces Question Marks At Five Positions During The Offseason

The offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers now enters its second week and there still is a long wait until the start of free agency and the draft. Over the course of the next 10-15 weeks the team will be facing question marks at five positions on offense that need to be answered and below is […]

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