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Report: New Raiders WR James Jones Considered Steelers

On Monday, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Jones considered the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but ultimately decided on signing with the Raiders, because, […]

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One Less Option For The Panthers As The Raiders Have Signed Free Agent WR James Jones

If you were hoping the Carolina Panthers might look at signing Green Bay Packers free agent wide receiver James Jones in lieu of Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, your hopes have been dashed. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders have now come to terms with Jones on a three-year […]

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Panthers Beat Writer Thinks Teams’ Interest In Steelers Free Agent WR Jerricho Cotchery Is Legit

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is expected to meet with the Carolina Panthers either Monday night or Tuesday and Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer said Monday in an interview on Trib Live Radio that the team’s interest in the 31-year-old receiver is legit. This news is not overly surprising being […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Free Safety or Strong Safety […]

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Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive […]

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Lance Moore Could Help The Deep Passing Game

Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans don’t sound overly enthusiastic about the prospect of the team bringing in former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore for a look later on during the week. The Steelers want to bring back Jerricho Cotchery, of course, and if they are able to bring him back, then they probably won’t […]

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Steelers Will Take A Look At Saints WR Lance Moore On Tuesday

Following reports earlier in the day that Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is headed to the wideout-depleted Carolina Panthers tomorrow for a visit, it has now been reported by Jason La Canfora that the Steelers are bringing in former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore on Tuesday. Moore, released by the […]

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Looks Like The Panthers Chose Roman Harper Over Ryan Clark

On Friday, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reported that the Carolina Panthers had talked to Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark. Now that it’s being reported that the Panthers have signed former New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper to a two-year, $4.5 million contract, it appears as though Clark is one step […]

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Report: Panthers Talked To Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark This Week

According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers talked to Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free safety Ryan Clark this week, per a league source of his. Clark, who also visited with the Washington Redskins this past week, didn’t seem too optimistic on Friday that he would be returning to the team that he […]

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Eagles Acquire Saints RB Darren Sproles In A Thursday Morning Trade

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly now has a new toy as Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. The Saints were originally going to release the 30-year-old running back, but changed their […]

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Why The Steelers Can’t And Won’t Trade For Saints RB Darren Sproles

According to a Tuesday report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New Orleans Saints now plan on trying to trade running back Darren Sproles instead of releasing him, because of “heavy interest” in him. After that report circulated heavily, I received two emails from listeners of the podcast who both asked about the possibility of […]

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Former Steelers Safety Ryan Mundy Lands With Chicago Bears

The safety position continues to be in high demand, with many having already switched teams and other high-profile ones scheduling visits. The top safety, Jairus Byrd, is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints, and if signed, would make a hell of a pair with last year’s first-rounder, Kenny Vaccarro. Somewhat under the radar, […]

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LaMarr Woodley Ought To Have Plenty Of Suitors With Titans Likely Leading The List

The deed has been done and now linebacker LaMarr Woodley will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers come the start of the new league on Tuesday. While the Steelers will not reap the benefit of more cap space until after June 1, Woodley is now free to shop his services as soon […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

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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How Much Will It Cost The Steelers To Keep Al Woods In Pittsburgh?

In less than a month, Pittsburgh Steelers backup defensive lineman Al Woods will be an unrestricted free agent and while you don’t hear much talk about him, you would have to think the organization would like to keep him around a few more years. The Steelers have a lot of time invested in Woods, who […]

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Compensatory Draft Pick Prognosticator Predicts Three For Steelers This Offseason

As Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com pointed out in a Friday blog post, his good friend Craig Turner has become quite the expert at predicting compensatory draft picks that teams will receive for the net loss of their free agents. In fact, last year Turner correctly predicted the right team and round of 24 of the total […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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Steelers Sign LB Vic So’oto, RB Tauren Poole To Reserve/Futures Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers added two more players to their offseason roster on Monday as linebacker Vic So’oto and running back Tauren Poole both signed reserve/futures contracts. So’oto, a 3-4 outside linebacker, was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Brigham Young in July of 2011. He has […]

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Seahawks, Patriots Advance To Conference Championship Round On Saturday

We now know two of the four teams that will play next weekend in the conference championship games as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks both took care of business at home on Saturday in their Divisional Round games. In their 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Patriots were led by […]

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Dolphins Will Likely Want To Interview Omar Khan For General Manager Job

The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that they have mutually parted ways with general manager Jeff Ireland and already the speculation has started that Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration, Omar Khan, could be a candidate to replace him. Khan, who first broke into the NFL as a player personnel/scouting assistant with the […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots 55-31 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below and I do expect a ton of them. Winners: Jerricho Cotchery – Seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns makes […]

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Pro Football Focus Ranks David DeCastro Third Overall Among Guards

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro has reportedly been getting around this week on an ankle sprain without so much as a limp, according to various beat reporters’ accounts on Twitter. That could certainly lead to good news for a Pittsburgh team in dire need of quality offensive line play if he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi While right tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly told Jim Wexell that he’s not losing his “damn job”, he will need to be a quick healer and step up his game, starting next week. Guy Whimper played well at right tackle, especially given the situation and limited work in practice, and Mike Adams looked […]

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Pro Football Focus Grades Antonio Brown Above All Wide Receivers

By Matthew Marczi Through six weeks of the 2013 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the best wide receiver in the game, and it really is not all that close, according to the advanced metrics of Pro Football Focus. The website gives Antonio Brown an overall grade of 14.0, which is 2.5 grade points higher […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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