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Todd McShay Has CB Darqueze Dennard, TE Jace Amaro Going To Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

ESPN.com draftnik Todd McShay released an updated mock of the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday and he now has a cornerback going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 15th overall selection. This time around, McShay has the Steelers taking Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard in the first round after previously sending […]

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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he joined the team. Yesterday, however, […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Report: Vikings Have “Checked On” Steelers Rehabbing Free Agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

It’s been almost seventh months since Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his knee up in the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but once he’s fully healthy, the Minnesota Vikings might have some interest in him. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the Vikings have already “checked on” Stephens-Howling […]

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Report: Jets Don’t Expect To Sign Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark

Earlier in the day, it was reported that the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens both have interest in Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark. Now, Dianna Marie Russini of NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C is reporting on Twitter that sources tell her that the Jets do not expect to sign him. […]

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Report: Vikings Also Have Some Level Of Interest In Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted safety Ryan Clark has yet to find a new home for the 2014 season, but at least his phone is ringing and that’s always a good sign for a player this early on in free agency. After reportedly already drawing some level of interest from the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers, Mike […]

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Vikings Sign CB Captain Munnerlyn To Three-Year Contract

Right at the start of the free agent signing period, the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had interest in unrestricted free agent cornerbacks Alterraun Verner, Nolan Carroll and Captain Munnerlyn. As of today, all three have signed with new teams as Munnerlyn has now agreed to a 3-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings that has a max […]

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Panthers Free Agent CB Captain Munnerlyn Is Visiting Vikings

If the Pittsburgh Steelers really have any legitimate interest in Carolina Panthers unrestricted free agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn like it was reported ealier in the week, they’ll have to wait until he gets done visiting with Minnesota Vikings. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the undersized Munnerlyn is scheduled to be in Minnesota Wednesday night […]

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DT Paul Soliai Signs With The Atlanta Falcons

Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai has quickly gone off the market, signing a five-year, $33 million contract to join the Atlanta Falcons. The contract includes $14.5 million guaranteed and $11 million in total value in the first year of the contract, averaging out to just under $7 million per season. The Falcons also […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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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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The Optimist’s Take – Cornerback Depth

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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The Pessimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

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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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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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

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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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2008 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period now less than three weeks away, we are 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. So far we have recapped the first eight years of Colbert’s tenure in […]

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Former Steelers Coach Kirby Wilson Claims Relationship With Todd Haley Was Not Strained

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson left a few weeks ago to take the same position on the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings and on Tuesday, he was asked to explain his decision to make that lateral move in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “First of all, let me say that […]

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William Gay Happy With His Decision To Return To Family Atmosphere In Pittsburgh

When cornerback William Gay was released last offseason by the Arizona Cardinals after just one season out in the desert, he knew right away that he wanted to go back to the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, if at all possible. Gay recently shared his thoughts about […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Grades His Rookie Season A B-Plus

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had 1,259 combined yards from scrimmage during his rookie season and last week in an interview with CBS Sports on radio row at the Super Bowl, he was asked to grade his 2013 performance. “My rookie year, I have a B-plus,” said Bell. “I think I had a […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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New Steelers RBs Coach James Saxon Has A Resume That Speaks For Itself

When the Pittsburgh Steelers announced this week that James Saxon would be the new running backs coach, many in the fan base probable see him as just the man that didn’t screw up Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. After all, Peterson is so good that he doesn’t even need a running backs coach, right? […]

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Steelers Hire James Saxon To Be New Running Backs Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t waste much time in replacing running backs coach Kirby Wilson as it was announced on Tuesday that former Minnesota Vikings running backs coach James Saxon will be joining the staff. Here is Saxon’s bio from the Vikings website: James Saxon is in his 3rd season coaching the Vikings RBs in 2013, […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Didn’t Always Get Along With Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kirby Wilson have now parted ways and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the long-time running backs coach was not forced out. As Dulac reports in a Monday blog post, Wilson, who is expected to be officially named the new running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings later on […]

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Report: Steelers Defensive Assistant Jerry Olsavsky To Interview With Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be done with turnover on their coaching staff this offseason as defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky is expected to interview with the Buffalo Bills to become their new linebackers coach, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Olsavksy, a former Steelers linebacker himself, was hired in 2010 to replace Lou […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Kirby Wilson Thought A Change Of Scenery Was Best For Both Parties

It was reported on Saturday that Kirby Wilson will no longer be the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach as he is expected to assume the same position with the Minnesota Vikings. Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network shared some of what Wilson had to say about the Steelers and his decision to leave. […]

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