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Steelers Sign Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have all nine of their draft picks under contract as defensive end Stephon Tuitt signed his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday. Tuitt, who was selected by the Steelers in the second-round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, likely signed a contract that will total out at around $4.6 […]

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2015 NFL Draft Likely To Have April Start, Unlikely To Take Place In New York

If you are one of the many hoping the 2015 NFL Draft is moved back to the month of April, it sounds like you might be in luck. According to a Thursday tweet by NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, the league is currently looking at dates in the window of April 22-25 and also April 29-May […]

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Steelers Rookies Have Friday Field Trip To Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished up their second week of OTA practices on Thursday and on Friday, the rookie class took a trip to Canton, Ohio to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By the looks of things, the field trip not only included the drafted rookies, but the undrafted rookies as well. Not only […]

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History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

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Debunking Three Myths About The Dri Archer Pick

By Michael K. Reynolds The reaction to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 third round selection of Dri Archer was nearly universal: “Huh?” I’ll admit to the same immediate response myself. My confusion was positional. Why would the Steelers braintrust take a running back with such a high pick? But it only took a little research showcasing […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Admits To Being Upset On Draft Day

According to a story two weeks ago about agent Ryan Tollner by Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly sent Tollner a text message not suitable for sharing following the selection of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round. When I initially read that report, it didn’t seem like […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Will Not Miss OTA Practices

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson will indeed be able to attend the OTA sessions that get underway on Tuesday. .@steelers DB @Dr4_Richh (Shaq Richardson) is eligible to & will participate in OTAs & minicamp. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) May 26, 2014 During the Steelers recent rookie minicamp, head coach Mike Tomlin announced […]

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Injury Prevented Rookie Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower From Practicing In 2013

It will be a while before we know for sure whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers got a steal in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft when they selected Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower. In fact, due to a bilateral hernia that he plagued him in 2013, the Steelers might not truly know […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2014 Draft With Alex Kozora Episode

Season 4, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still tied up dealing with some personal business, I am pleased to be joined for an hour by Alex Kozora, who has contributed on Steelers Depot for nearly a year now. Kozora, a communications major, did several pre draft breakdowns of players over the course […]

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Broncos Undrafted LB Shaquil Barrett Considered Signing With Steelers

Like many of you, I was hoping that the Pittsburgh Steelers would sign Colorado State outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett as undrafted free agent, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Barrett wound up signing with the Denver Broncos, but in a recent interview, he did say that the Steelers were interested in his services. “[The Broncos] were […]

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Second Episode Of Steelers 2014 Draft Countdown Now Posted

The second installment featuring a behind the scenes look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is now up on steelers.com and in this episode, the focus is on the scouting process, college Pro Days, pre draft player visits and free agency. During this episode, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explains the usefulness of BLESTO, the scouting […]

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Heath Evans On Steelers 2014 Draft: ‘It’s A C-Plus’

On the Tuesday edition of “NFL Total Access” analysts Solomon Wilcots and Heath Evans finally got around to grading the 2014 drafts of the four AFC North teams and when it came time to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers, Evans didn’t sound over impressed. “It breaks my heart because I love me some Mike Tomlin and some Dick LeBeau, but […]

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Second-Year Retention Study Of Players Drafted In Fifth-Round From 2009-2012

On Tuesday, we had a look at the first-year cut rates of all players drafted in the fifth-round dating back to 2009. Surprisingly, that research showed that only 15.2% of the 178 players drafted in that round during that span were outright waived prior to the start of their rookie season. I have now taken […]

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Steelers Draft Picks And The Practice Squad Developing Myth

The Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad is believed by many to be a place where several draft picks that fail to make the team’s 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies go to develop so that they can be promoted at a later date and contribute. Unfortunately, that just doesn’t happen as much as […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2014 Draft And Rookie Minicamp With Scott Brown Of ESPN.com Episode

Season 4, Episode 105 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd needing to take care of a few personal items on Tuesday, I am pleased to be joined for nearly a full hour by Scott Brown, who covers the Pittsburgh Steelers for ESPN.com. To start off this episode, Scott fills us […]

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A Five Year Look At Fifth-Round Draft Picks

In response to my Monday post on past fifth-round picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Kevin Colbert era, a few of you wondered what percentage of all fifth-round picks across the league wind up making their respective teams’ 53 man roster out of training camp. I went all the way back to 2009 […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Told To Stay Low, Work On His Eyes

With his first set of practices now behind him, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson has finally gotten the chance to be coached on a field by CarnellLake, who initially recruited him to go to UCLA. As a result, the Arizona product already knows several things that he needs to work on in order to […]

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Snap Predictions For The Steelers 2014 Draft Class

Every year at about this time, I like to take a stab at projecting how many snaps each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class will see on either offense or defense during their rookie season. Here are my pre OTA predictions for the class of 2014. Ryan Shazier – It’s quite possible that Shazier […]

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Steelers RB Dri Archer Plays With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer might be small in stature, but he carries around a big chip on his shoulders. Archer said recently after practice that Kent State was the only school to offer him a scholarship because other programs were deterred by his 5-8, 173 pound size. He now uses that as […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Bengals 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly broken down the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns 2014 drafts, so today we will look at what the Cincinnati […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Todd McShay Already Mocking The Steelers A Cornerback/Safety In 2015

The 2015 NFL mock drafts are already in full swing and Todd McShay of ESPN.com even has one out for the first round already. McShay has the Pittsburgh Steelers picking 21st overall in the 2015 NFL Draft and has them selecting LSU cornerback Jalen Mills. McShay writes: Mills brings very good size to the cornerback position, measuring […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Browns 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft, so today we will look at the Cleveland Browns 2014 draft class. 1 – 8(8) […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Was On The Phone With Martavis Bryant 10 Minutes After He Was Drafted

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to wait until the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft until a “tall” wide receiver was selected, but once the choice of Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant was made, the quarterback was on the phone 10 minutes later welcoming him to the team. “Yeah, I was [surprised] to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking More Steelers 2014 Draft, Dri Archer, Roster Locks & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right back into talking about the nine players that Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 2014 NFL Draft as we have had a few extra days now to sleep on the picks. David had Kent State offensive coordinator Brian […]

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