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NFL Expands Practice Squads To 10 Players For 2014, 2015 Seasons

Teams will be allowed to keep 10 players on their practiced squad in 2014 and 2015 thanks to the owners passing a measure that was presented to them by the NFL Competition Committee. Below is a copy of the release of the agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA and it means that 64 more […]

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Report: NFL Considering Harsher Penalties In Domestic Violence Cases

Has the NFL had a change of heart? At the very least, it seems that league has been experiencing a growing realization that the public does not accept their current disciplinary policy on matters of domestic violence among their players, as enunciated through their actions—and that it would be detrimental to their reputation not to […]

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Who Gets The Green When The NFL Thinks Pink?

By Beth Myncin In the world of football, October is the month where real men literally wear pink. You can see it on cleats, on banners, on gloves, on towels and on just about anything else the NFL can think of. Perfect marketing. Goes straight to the heart. The issue exists in the notion that […]

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Retired Players Also Coming After NFLPA Over Concussions

The NFL has faced a number of lawsuits over the years from retired players for various reasons, primarily pertaining to matters concerning concussions and the league’s responsibility for their employees’ long-term health. Recently, a settlement agreement was reached and at long last given preliminary approval, which uncaps the funds that the NFL is obligated to […]

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League Memo To College Players Explains Draft Advisory Board Changes With Statistics

Yesterday, it was revealed that the NFL Draft Advisory Board was revising the manner in which it provided feedback to underclassmen who submitted to the board for a draft grade. Now the league has gone into much deeper detail into the rationale behind the changes. To briefly recap, the NFL Draft Advisory Board will now […]

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Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted: “More offense!” According to a […]

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NFL Draft Advisory Board Takes New Approach For Underclassmen

According to NFL reporter Albert Breer, the NFL Draft Advisory Board is changing the manner in which they advise prospective underclassmen considering applying for the NFL Draft, as well as number of underclassmen that they will advise. When underclassmen approach the Advisory Board, they will now receive just one of three grades. They will be […]

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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to the increase in the number […]

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Mike Tomlin Finishes Ninth In Head Coach Power Rankings

Elliot Harrison posted his annual head coach power rankings yesterday for the NFL’s website. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off back-to-back non-winning seasons, missing the playoffs in both seasons and having failed to win their division, let alone a playoff game, since 2010. Accordingly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is ranked ninth, immediately behind Denver […]

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Judge Grants Preliminary Approval To Amended NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL and counsel for retired players reached an agreement late last month on the revision of a settlement first established nearly a year ago that would begin compensating retired players for concussion-related ailments, paid for by the league. The original settlement, which is now obsolete in light of the amendments, included within its provisions […]

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Heath Miller Listed Among “Veterans To Appreciate” This Season

As fans of certain teams, it’s natural for people to become drawn by specific players through success, longevity, charity work, personality, and a litany of other reasons. We buy their jerseys, we collect their autographs and assorted memorabilia, but most of all, we follow them throughout their career—even if they change teams. This is common […]

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Developmental League Still Lacking In Needed Appeal For NFL Teams

The National Football League is the last remaining major professional team sport in the United States to lack a true affiliated minor league or developmental system. It would seem that this is likely to stay that way until an upstart league is able to suit team needs and desires. Currently, the NFL employs a surrogate […]

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Prospect Of Developmental League Offers Intrigue

What will become of the Fall Experimental Football League in a few years’ time? That is the question most intriguing to the National Football League. The FXFL, a new upstart professional league hoping to kick off this October, paints itself as a developmental league that, in time, could help funnel talent to the NFL. The […]

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Playoff Absence, Coaching Stability Expose Steelers To Reality TV Future

As highlighted in an article posted on the league’s website, there are eight teams this season that are not protected against being featured on the NFL’s “Hard Knocks” reality television show on HBO. The Pittsburgh Steelers are among “The Vulnerable Eight”. The league implemented new rules last season that would provide exemptions from being featured on […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of An Expanded NFL Postseason

The NFL has been chomping at the bit to tinker with various things as of late, from television schedules, to minor rule tweaking, to moving the draft, to changing up the Pro Bowl. And now we’ve reached the point where they’d like to change the playoff landscape once again by adding an additional wildcard seed […]

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Ruminations On The Future Of The Salary Cap

Mike Florio reported yesterday for Pro Football Talk that a source—who already predicted that the salary cap would exceed the originally projected amounts of $126.3, and subsequently $130 million—also believes that the salary cap figure will ultimately exceed the newly projected amount of $132 million. Perhaps significantly so, by a “few million”, suggesting possibly $134-136, […]

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NFL Announces Eight-Year Deal With NFLRA Via Statement

It is officially over now as the NFL has reached and eight-year agreement with the NFLRA, thus ending the lockout. The referees will back to work as soon as tonight for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. the league has released an official statement on the nee deal and you can […]

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Clarification Of The New 8 Week IR Rule & Movement Of Trade Deadline

Now that the NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association have agreed to adopt the 2012 Bylaw Proposals No. 2 and No. 6A, that relate the new 8 week injured reserve for one player and the moving back of the trade deadline, the misinformation regarding both has been running rampant. I have now received the […]

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2012-13 NFL Calendar & Important Dates

With the start of the 2012-2013 NFL season right around the corner now, below are the updated important dates and league calendar. 2012 August 27 – Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 75 players on Active List prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time. August 29-30 – Fourth Preseason Weekend. August 31 – […]

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2011 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2011 NFL season kicks-off tonight with the Packers hosting the Saints and it is time once again to throw out my prediction for the entire 2011 NFL standings and records. Last year I sold the Steelers short and had the Packers winning it all over the Jets and you can see that post from […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Weslye Saunders Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I open with, for the last time we promise, with a discussion of the final ratification of the CBA expected to come on Thursday afternoon. The Steelers are so certain this going to happen that they have moved practice from its […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Six Recap

Day 6 of Steelers training camp is in the books and this post will serve as your daily recap of the comings and goings from Tuesday at Latrobe. The morning started with the announcement that long snapper Greg Warren had agreed to terms. The Steelers only had one long snapper in camp in the form […]

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Former Steelers RB Willie Parker Headed To The UFL

Former Steelers running back Willie Parker has announced via his Facebook page this morning that he is headed to play in the UFL this year and that he has not given up hope of returning to the NFL. Parker also thanked all of the fans for their love and support. Parker will play for the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 26th – Steelers Football Is Back Edition

The Steelers have started to agree to terms with a few undrafted free agents and you can view the signings here. So far the list includes Anthony Gray, Weslye Saunders, Miguel Chavis, Terrence McCrae, Adam Mims and Colin Miller. As I caution in the post though, none of these should be considered official until the […]

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NFL Clubs Vote To Approve Comprehensive Agreement

OK, here is the outline of how things will go down pending the players voting to ratify the agreement. The Hall of Fame game has been cancelled. It also looks like the personal conduct policy will remain in full effect, but it looks like players will not be punished for comments. Good news for James […]

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Following The DUI Arrest Of Ward, What Will The Punishment Be, If Any At All?

As many know by now, Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested early this morning for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Dekalb County, Georgia. Ward bonded out and is expected to release a statement later on today. Ward\’s manager told TMZ this afternoon, “He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully […]

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