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Recent History Supports Steelers’ Urgency To Find Tackle Depth

With Kelvin Beachum unable to be retained last offseason, as well as this offseason, and the uncertain health and ability of Mike Adams, the Pittsburgh Steelers understood that offensive tackle was a major position of need this offseason, no matter how comfortable they might have been in the starting pair…


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End Of The Line Seems Near For Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ interest in the free agent offensive tackle market seemed to take many by surprise, as most seemed to assume that they were prepared to head into the future with Alejandro Villanueva as their uncontested left tackle after he started 12 games there in his first season in…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Tackle

We’re now into March, and that means that the new league year will be upon us shortly, and when that time comes, the floodgates to free agency will open—not that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be major players when it comes to signing outside free agents, as they tend to keep…


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Steelers Have Very Quiet Week Ahead Of Start Of New League Year

There certainly was quite a few transactions around the NFL this past week that included taggings, tenderings, cuttings, restructurings and extensions, and that certainly was par for the course for this time of year. Outside of them waiving tackle Micah Hatchie, who spent all of last season on the Reserve/Injured list,…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Indiana LT Jason Spriggs

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Ahead Of New League Year

Now that the league has set the official salary cap number for the 2016 season, I thought I would provide you a full update as to where I currently have the Pittsburgh Steelers at as of Friday evening. As you can see in the table below, tight end Heath Miller is…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2011 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis G Ramon Foster – Unrestricted

Player: Ramon Foster Position: Offensive Guard Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $2,150,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The 2015 season was not the first time that Steelers guard Ramon Foster was called upon to take a bigger role within the offensive line—in fact, he has served in…


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Marcus Gilbert Agrees With Increased Value In Right Tackles

When you think of building an offense, there are usually two positions that come to mind. Getting a quarterback and getting a left tackle to protect him. But in today’s league, the importance between right and left tackle has blurred. Cleveland Browns’ right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, a fun Twitter follow,…



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2015 Player Exit Meetings – OG David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – OT Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…



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David DeCastro Enjoying First Career Pro Bowl Honor

I wrote fairly negatively about the Pro Bowl yesterday, or at least the diluted pageant show that it has gradually become over the years, but the truth is that, to many players, it does really mean something. And I’m not talking about economic factors, hitting incentive escalators in contract or…