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Steelers Now Look To Replacing Emmanuel Sanders’ Production

If the 2013 season was an audition for Emmanuel Sanders to prove to the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers that he was deserving of a long-term contract, then he obviously failed that audition. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers never even made an offer to keep Sanders. This could easily […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Expected To Sign With The Broncos

In what is perhaps the least surprising news this free agency period related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with another team other than the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. That team is the Denver Broncos, who lost Eric Decker to the New York Jets earlier in the past week. While […]

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Report States Steelers Working At Re-signing WR Jerricho Cotchery

The Pittsburgh Steelers got right to work on the first day of the 2014 league year when they signed Carolina Panthers unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell to a five-year, $25 million contract and while it’s yet to be seen if any other big name unrestricted free agents from other teams will be added to […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 1.0

By Alex Kozora Like Dave Bryan, throughout the draft process I’ll be occasionally posting mock drafts. Needless to say, bear in mind it’s still early and all mocks are fluid. Understandably favored towards the players I’ve already scouted. As I watch more, my opinions will change and the mock will be updated. Round One: Eric […]

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Looking At The Decision To Move On From Curtis Brown

While I wasn’t necessarily expecting to see the name Curtis Brown on a list of termination transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, it can hardly come as a surprise, and it is a possibility that I have covered earlier this offseason. The former 2011 third-round draft pick was never able to show to his […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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A Look At The Free Agent Market Value Of Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was certainly worth every penny he was paid last season as not only did he mentor Markus Wheaton throughout his rookie season, he also chipped in 46 receptions for 602 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns. Now, with Cotchery a little more than a week away from once again […]

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Colbert Says Wheaton Has Had Some Offseason Surgeries To Fix Fingers

During his 15 minute interview Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to talk about the development of wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who the team drafted last year in the third-round. “Markus Wheaton got setback last year,” said Colbert. “He came in and worked his way in. […]

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Steelers Are Prepared For WR Emmanuel Sanders To Test Free Agency

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million restricted offer sheet that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. On Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to reflect on that decision. “I think any decision you look back on, you start […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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Derek Moye Says Recent Workout In California With Ben Roethlisberger Went Well

Last week we passed along word that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was out in Southern California getting some on-the-field work in with a few draft hopefuls in addition to young wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye. Now, thanks to interview with Moye by Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, we know a […]

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Santonio Holmes Back To Pittsburgh? Not A Chance

The New York Jets are expected to make wide receiver Santonio Holmes a salary cap casualty between now and the start of the new league year and there’s been more than one person that has asked me if I thought the Pittsburgh Steelers might be interested in bringing him back if the price is right. […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Specialists

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Getting closer to the end. Due up, the specialists. Shaun Suisham: Kicker is a position fans tend to toss barbs at but it’s difficult to fault Suisham. Aside from a tough game against Oakland, and to put all […]

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Report: Jets Expected To Have Interest In Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders During Free Agency

The New York Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver positions during the offseason and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be a free agent on their radar. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets covet the services of not only Sanders, but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ryan Clark Marijuana Comments, Steelers News & Listeners Top 10 Draft Prospects Emails Episode

Season 4, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Thursday comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark on ESPN in which he said teammates of his smoke marijuana. We move on to wrap up our final thoughts on the Super […]

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Roethlisberger Reportedly Working With Wheaton, Moye Out In California

It’s early February, but it appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye are hard at it out in southern California. According to a Tuesday tweet by Sam Nestler on Twitter, the three Steelers players, along with several draft hopefuls, had a field session with P.J. Nestler, […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – WR Justin Brown

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Replenishing The WR Depth Chart

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. One of the major story […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – QB Landry Jones

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – WR Markus Wheaton

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – Season Overview

Every draft class for every team in the National Football League is important. Just about every year feels to some as though it’s the most important draft for their favorite team in recent memory. We hear that already about the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers…we also heard that about 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. […]

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Hritz: Steelers Draft Needs In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz The 2014 NFL Draft is still 110 days away, yet the excitement of Steelers fans is at intense levels as they are optimistic about the prospects of a successful new season and of new draft picks propelling the team towards not just a playoff berth, but a realistic chance of contending for […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Wide Receivers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Today, a look at the Steelers’ wide receiver group. Antonio Brown: It’s safe to say nobody is regretting the Santonio Holmes trade anymore. Brown, the team’s 2013 MVP, became a legitimate #1 wide receiver. He hauled in 110 […]

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