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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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A Look At The Four Sacks Allowed This Year By T Levi Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded for tackle Levi Brown, who has given up four sacks through four games thus far this season and below are animated gifs of each of them. The first three sacks Brown allowed were in week one against the St. Louis Rams and all were surrendered to defensive end Robert Quinn […]

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Thank Goodness For William Gay

By Matthew Marczi When the Arizona Cardinals released cornerback William Gay and the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign him after a one-year vacation in the desert, there was much hand-wringing over the move. After all, Gay is talentless and has no idea what he is doing out there—or so I had heard. Some have suggested […]

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Al Woods Already Paying Dividends In Steelers Defensive Line Rotation

Last year, in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, reserve defensive lineman Al Woods played all of 30 snaps on defense. In the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Woods, a former fourth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, played a third of that 2012 amount and he will likely […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Will The Steelers Reach Out To Former Saints T Jason Smith?

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to find some depth for their offensive line as veteran Guy Whimper just isn\’t going to cut it. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints released former first-round draft pick, tackle Jason Smith, so it will be interesting to see if the Steelers try to reach out to him. Smith was originally […]

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Al Woods Gets Work At Nose Tackle In Loss To Redskins

All throughout the offseason and training camp we have heard reports of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods receiving reps as the second-team nose tackle and Monday night in the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins the former fourth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints finally saw some playing time at the position. While […]

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Ziggy Hood Is Not Worried About His Contract Situation

Three weeks from today the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field in the season opener and come that time the team will no longer talk contracts until the season is over. As it stands right now, the team only has three of their six defensive lineman who figure to make the […]

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Al Woods Back Where He Belongs After Roundabout Journey Across The League

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods is being given a fair bit of attention this week, and rightfully so after his impressive start to the 2013 preseason, registering six solo tackles, including two run stops, and a sack against the New York Giants on Saturday. Woods has only been with the team […]

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