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Steelers Able To Tender Restricted Free Agents Without More Cuts Or Restructures Should They Choose

Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk posted the latest updated cap numbers of all 32 teams on Sunday and shows the Pittsburgh Steelers as being $10.5 million under the cap. Now in his post he says that those numbers reflect 2011 rollover cap space, which the Steelers will use, and franchise tags amounts, which the […]

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Report: No More Poison Pills Per New CBA & How It Affects Mike Wallace

The threat of the Pittsburgh Steelers losing restricted free agent Mike Wallace to another team because of a poison pill included in an offer sheet seems to be no more as Mike Florio reports today that he has been informed that the ability of one team to sign another player to an offer sheet that […]

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Steelers May Get An Extra $506K Worth Of Salary Cap Space In 2012

Every penny helps, especially when it relates to the NFL salary cap and it looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have another $506,000 worth of salary cap space to work with if the report today by Mike Florio is correct. As Florio points out, there is an important provision in the new Collective Bargaining […]

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Contract Options The Steelers Have With Hines Ward

There is a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward right now as it relates to whether or not he will be back with the Steelers in 2012. This is far from being played out just yet but I want to use this post to look at what the least amount the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 10th – Harrison Hit Talk Edition

Jamie Dukes tries to somewhat defend the hit by linebacker James Harrison on Colt McCoy Thursday night, but does not do a very good job in my opinion. Dukes really has become gun shy lately giving his opinion and you can really tell in this piece. The league has explained to Mike Florio why the […]

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Report: Troy Polamalu Handed Phone By Steelers Team Physician

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is suggesting that Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might be fined for talking on a cell phone on the sideline following him leaving the game with concussion-like symptoms. According to Alex Holmes, Polamalu\’s brother-in-law, the phone was handed to him by the Steelers team physician and that there is no […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 19th – 80% Of Deebo Still Dangerous Edition

John Harris reports that linebacker James Harrison is probably about 80-85 percent right now according to his agent Bill Parise. Harrison has undergone two back procedures this offseason. Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing Hanesbrands for ending their endorsement deal with him a few months back because of his 9/11 tweet. Steelers linebacker Lawrence […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday June 13th – Brett Keisel Underrated Edition

ESPN North blogger James Walker did a team-by-team look at the most underrated players in the division and listed defensive end Brett Keisel as his Steelers choice and that is not a bad selection at all in my opinion. Mike Florio attempted to do the Steelers team checklist and missed the mark on quite a […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday May 24th – Fighting Big Business Edition

Ed Bouchette joined 93.7 The Fan yesterday morning to talk about Plaxico Burress and whether or not he would be a fit again with the Steelers after being in prison for nearly 2 years and out of football. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk ranked the Steelers worst moments in post-strike history in his Monday […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday April 6th – Hall Of Fame Cornerbacks A Plenty Edition

Bob Labriola has the great story on how the Steelers got lucky in the 1987 draft and were able to draft Hall of Fame cornerback Rod Woodson. A great read. Steelers Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount was on 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning and gave his thoughts about the current NFL, from an 18-game […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday March 9th – Pharaoh Sacked In An Elevator Edition

Steelers scout Mark Gorscak was present for the Tuesday Alabama A&M Pro Day where little known defensive tackle Frank Kearse was on display. Also on display were tackle Anquez Jackson, defensive tackle Korey Morrison, running back Ulysses Banks, inside linebacker Afu Okosun and wide receiver Rashad Johnson. Gorscak commented on only Kearse and Jackson in […]

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The Perfect Steelers Quarterback? Baftwixon – The 3 Man QB Monster

Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The Steelers have been ravaged by injuries at the quarterback position and Mike Tomlin has the team doctors hard at work Frankensteining us a starting quarterback for the final 2 games before the return of Ben Roethlisberger following the bye week. After all of the operations this week, the […]

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Mike Tomlin Monday Presser Made Me Look For My Black & Gold Tin Foil Helmet

I must admit that the Monday Mike Tomlin press conference on Labor Day caught me off guard a bit. Normally on a regular season game week, Tomlin holds his weekly Tuesday press conference to discuss the upcoming opponent, go over the injury situation and who may or may not practice through out the week. He […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday September 1st – Didn\’t You Troy? Edition

Many folks do not like Mike Florio, but yet all of them visit his site at ProFootballTalk.com. Florio gave an excellent interview on the LaVar and Dukes radio show defending social media and small bloggers everywhere in light of the Mike Wise fiasco. Make sure to listen to the first two audio podcast. Speaking of […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday August 20th – Savran Makes Fool Out Of Florio Edition

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the Thursday Mike Tomlin press conference was the word that Jonathan Scott would work at right tackle with the first-string offense after Flozell Adams exits. We broke down Adams 11 snaps earlier in the week and he was not even close with his pass blocking. Adams hopefully […]

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Steelers Left Outside Linebacker Position – The Player Or The System?

Mike Florio was on 93.7 The Fan a week ago and was talking about the LaMarr Woodley contract situation. Florio had a quote that intrigued me when he said, “Is it the system or is it the player? Sometimes they decide it’s the player and they pay the player. Sometimes they decide it’s the system […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday July 21st – Gay & McFadden Down In Florida Edition

Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer has a press conference scheduled for this afternoon and will respond to allegations that former Gator lineman Maurkice Pouncey took $100,000 from the representative of a sports agent in December. The Pouncey family is reportedly holding off on a statement until Meyer addresses the media today. Steelers outside linebacker […]

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Steelers Plus Terrell Owens Equals Not Happening

You can tell it is the lull before training camp as bloggers, news outlets and online sports media persona\’s scrape for any topical subject to write or speculate about in order to bring visitors to their sites. I guess you can add this very post on to the heap, but only in hopes of squashing […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 1st – 30 Days Until Camp Starts Edition

Joe Linta, the agent for Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon, was interviewed by The FAN’s John Seibel on Wednesday to discuss how the surgery on Colon went and his furture going forward as he will remain a restricted free agent going into 2011. The injury has devastated Colon who was looking at a chance at […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday May 6th

Sports Illustrated writer, David Epstein, speculates if the head injuries suffered by Ben Roethlisberger over the years may offer any insight into his recent alleged behavior. Carl Prine touched on this as well for the Pittsburgh Tribune last month. Ben Roethlisberger jersey sales have taken a nose dive in the month of April. Roethlisberger had […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday April 19th

Jason Cole from Yahoo Sports writes that by Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to hand out the suspension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as a result of the recent sexual assault investigation in Milledgeville, Ga. Roethlisberger is expected to take part in the Steelers first offseason practice today. Jonathan D. Silver of the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday February 10th

A reader alerted me to a Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament that has started and I am a #8 seed. The last #8 seed mind you. Not sure how that happened as I guess they think this blog is the equivalent of the Mount St. Mary\’s of the Final Four. If you would like to […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday June 2nd

Self loving writer, Mike Florio, ranked the Steelers move of putting the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks as one of the ten worst offseason moves in the NFL. Teresa Varley of Steelers.com has a great piece on the ever helpful Hines Ward helping out the young batch of wide receivers. Ward comments that the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday April 7th

Newly re-signed linebacker and special teamer Keyaron Fox is happy to be staying put with the Champs. Members of the Steelers Super Bowl XLIII winning team including linebackers Larry Foote and LaMarr Woodley, safety Ryan Mundy and assistant offensive line coach Harold Goodwin, will be recognized during the Michigan alumni players flag football game. The […]

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