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Travis Feeney Knew Shoulder Injuries Would Drop His Draft Stock

It’s a reality most prospects prefer not to entertain. Not getting drafted as high as you think you deserve. That was the situation 6th round pick Travis Feeney found himself in. But at least he knew the reason for his fall. A checkered medical history and concern over the long-term…


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Jerald Hawkins Feeling At Home In Pittsburgh

For a junior entering the NFL against the league’s advisement, you might get the impression Jerald Hawkins might regret his decision. But ask him about it and you won’t hear a twinge of that feeling. In face, he’s elated to call Pittsburgh home. “I feel at home, honestly,” Hawkins told…


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Demarcus Ayers Excited To Work With Danny Smith

There’s a natural excitement for any rookie. To buckle your chin strap for the first time, officially breaking into the NFL. So while it’s no story that seventh round pick Demarcus Ayers is happy to be with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was specifically asked about working with special teams coach…


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Cameron Heyward Knows Team Needs Depth To Stay Fresh

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to bolster their defensive line depth this offseason. They needed to do so last offseason when their starting defensive ends, Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt, were logging over 90 percent of the team’s snaps toward the end of the season. Everybody knows it. The Steelers know…


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Cam Heyward Talks Keith Butler And Daniel McCullers

One of the most friendly people with the media, and someone who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, Cam Heyward sat down for a fantastic interview with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews.  They covered a ton of topics, go check out the full, five-minute clip at the link here (Part 2 will…


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Tomlin Has No ‘Preconceived Notions’ About New TE Ladarius Green

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green to a four-year, $20 million contract during the first night of the new league and earlier this week, head coach Mike Tomlin finally gave his thoughts on the team’s newest passing threat during an interview with Missi Matthews…


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Tomlin Says Nose Tackle Position Is ‘Being Minimized Globally’

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is currently in Boca Raton, Florida attending the annual league meetings and during a one-on-one interview with Missi Matthews of steelers.com, he was asked about the state of the nose tackle position now that offenses as a whole have evolved over the course of…


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Steelers Bring In Two Pitt Panthers For Visits

It should come as little surprise but Kevin Colbert confirmed two Pitt Panthers have taken official visits with the team. He didn’t specifically say who, referring to them as “the two Pitt kids” in his interview with Missi Matthews, but you can reasonably assume they are wide receiver Tyler Boyd…


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Steelers’ Contracts A Product Of Stability And Culture

I promise I’ll try not to swoon over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ too much. They are a franchise. A business. And make cold, calculated decisions, like every other team. But man, after these last 48 hours, it’s hard not to wave that Terrible Towel a little harder. Robert Golden‘s contract came in low. Even…


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Boswell Credits Suisham and Warren For Pittsburgh Transition

Chris Boswell was one of the heroes of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 season. But he attributes his success to being welcomed with open arms from the likes of Shaun Suisham and Greg Warren. “They both helped me. I can’t even put it into words,” Boswell told Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews. “With…


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John Norwig Talks About Combine’s Medical Process

The NFL combine is a unique opportunity to bring the decision-makers from all 32 teams together at once. But it isn’t just head coaches and general managers attending. It’s scouts, agents, assistant coaches, and medical personnel. The latter is where the combine’s roots stemmed from, an attempt to get accurate,…


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Shazier Seeking Consistency in 2016

Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers‘ fan about Ryan Shazier, from the one who can tell you who was the leading rusher in 1935 to the Yinzer you met in Station Square, and they’re bound to give you the same answer: the potential for a great player but one who has to…


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Shazier Embraces Role As Defensive Signal Caller

The best laid plans of mice and men. That’s the old saying, the implication that they rarely turn out the way as intended. In a sense, that can sum up Ryan Shazier’s season. Or even more specifically, his role as the team’s signal caller on defense this season. In a…