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Report: NFL Owners Table Playoff Expansion Talks Until Fall

It’s only a matter of time before the league adds two more teams to the playoffs, but it’s looking like that time will be in 2015, not 2014. According to Jim Corbett of USA Today Sports, NFL owners have decided to table any further discussion of playoff expansion until their fall meetings. Gary Myers of the New York […]

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With Playoff Expansion Looming, Ryan Clark Is Concerned About Player Benefits

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark may have changed uniforms during the offseason, but his outspokenness when it comes to the league and NFLPA matters hasn’t changed at all. The NFL owners meetings are currently underway in Atlanta, GA and one of the main topics of discussion on the agenda this week is playoff expansion, […]

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New NFLPA Union President Says He Won’t Let 18 Game Schedule Happen

On Wednesday, Eric Winston was elected the new NFLPA union president and in an interview later in the day, he made it known that an 18 game regular season would not happen during his two-year term. “I can tell you 16 to 18′s dead in the water, Winston told USA Today Sports. “I won’t let […]

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Eric Winston Elected New NFLPA Union President By Player Reps

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent safety Ryan Clark was nominated as a candidate to become the new NFLPA union president, however, after a Wednesday vote by the team player reps, Eric Winston will now replace outgoing president Domonique Foxworth. Winston not only beat put Clark, but Ben Watson as well. Many thought that Watson, […]

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Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Now A Candidate To Become New NFLPA Union President

The NFLPA is looking for a new union president and Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports is now reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers free agent safety Ryan Clark is one of three players nominated Tuesday by team reps to replace outgoing president Domonique Foxworth. Ben Watson and Eric Winston are the other two nominated players that […]

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Report: Teams Not Happy With The Way Emmanuel Sanders And His Agent Did Business

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders verbally accepted deal from the Kansas City Chiefs prior to agreeing to a deal with the Denver Broncos and now several teams are very upset. According to Rapoport, Sanders’ new agent, Steve Weinberg, accepted an offer in principle from the Chiefs on […]

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Teams Could Get $2 Million More In 2014 Salary Cap Space If NFLPA Uses Cap Option

The Pittsburgh Steelers could certainly use an extra $2 million in cap space in 2014 and according to Jason Cole of the National Football Post, every team in the league might get that extra cap room if the NFLPA decides to use salary cap option that they have at their disposal. As Cole reports, the […]

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NFLPA Tells Players To Expect HGH Testing In 2013

HGH testing in the NFL will more than likely take place in 2013 as the NFLPA has “tentatively agreed” to let the league take 40 blood samples each week from five randomly chosen players from eight different teams in order to test for human growth hormones. According to an NFL.com report, a player will be […]

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Report: Steelers To Participate In 2013 Sideline Medical Records Pilot Program

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of eight NFL teams that have agreed to take part in a pilot program during the 2013 season which would put a player’s entire medical record at a doctor’s fingertips on the sideline. The initial plan seems to call for the participating teams […]

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Steelers Will Open Up Training Camp With Over $4 Million In Salary Cap Space Available

It has been a while since we have checked in on the salary cap situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As of right now the NFLPA has their Rule of 51 number at $4,403,813.00, and that is not bad at all considering that they were deemed to be in salary cap hell by the “experts” back […]

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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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Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 5th – Troy Smith Early Courtesy Release Edition

Bill Lubinger of The Plain Dealer reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Troy Smith was released early so that he\’d have an opportunity to catch on elsewhere before training camps get started. Lubinger reports Mike Tomlin was the one to inform Smith of his release. Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio has a piece up […]

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Max Starks Says His Intent Is To Re-sign With Steelers

Tackle Max Starks, who is currently a Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent, has been in Florida this week attending the NFLPA meetings and was interviewed Friday on SiriusXM NFL Radio by Alex Marvez and Jim Miller. According to Marvez, Starks looks to be physically in great shape after having surgery in mid January to repair […]

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James Harrison Appeal To Be Heard Today At 2 Eastern Time

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison reportedly will have his appeal for his one game suspension heard today via a phone conversation at 2:00 p.m. eastern time according to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. Appeals officer Ted Cottrell will preside over the appeal. Cottrell was a defensive coach in the league for 30 years and is one […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday July 25th – Hope Running Out In Tennessee Edition

Albert Breer reports that all what remains is “a few small points” in the language and the goal is for the NFLPA to be able to present the completed document to its 13-man executive committee today with a vote to follow. Breer reports that the doors would open Tuesday and teams will be allowed to […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Sunday July 24th – Pittsburgh 3 Man Tag Team Edition

The NFLPA and the league\’s owners have reached an agreement on the remaining points needed in their 10-year labor deal and now only requires a majority vote from the players on Monday to finalize the deal to end the lockout. Great news. rces-say Hard not to know now by now that Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley […]

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Harrison Unlikely To Face Punishment For Comments About Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league lead negotiator Jeff Pash met the media yesterday after the owners voted 31-0 to ratify the new labor agreement deal and were asked if players who made comments during the offseason would be dealt with by the NFL under the personal conduct policy. Goodell said he in regards […]

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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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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday July 20th – Pouncey Twins Invade ESPN Edition

Maurkice Pouncey and twin brother Mike Pouncey were all over ESPN on Tuesday and you can watch one of the interviews below with them and listen to the radio interview on the Scott Van Pelt Show. Maurkice thinks the team will get past the off field incidents quickly. Safety Ryan Clark joined 93.7 The Fan […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday July 18th – NFLPA Likely To Have Back Of Harrison Edition

Mark Madden is at it again and this time he calls linebacker James Harrison an embarrassment for Pittsburgh and thinks the Steelers should suspend Harrison for the week one game against the Ravens. Perhaps Madden needs to think about taking some anger management classes as well. Speaking of Harrison, the recently retired Mike Vrabel doesn\’t […]

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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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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday June 1st – Safeties Talk Ohio State Edition

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark had his usual Tuesday morning appearance on 93.7 The Fan and discussed the new “Steeler Rule” along with the other rule changes that were just passed last week. Ryan also talks about Jim Tressel and the Ohio State situation as well as the NBA Finals. In addition, Ryan has returned […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday April 5th – Pouncey Reality Show Edition

Reportedly the Twitter accounts of the Pouncey Twins are real and there very well could be a reality show in the works if you are to believe Mike Pouncey. I am always skeptical about these accounts of athletes until they are verified. Hines Ward reportedly knocked it out of the park again on Dancing with […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday March 29th – LeBeau Blitzing More Hall Of Fames Edition

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will be honored as an “Inductee of Distinction” by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on May 7 at the Sheraton Four Points North Warrendale. Max Starks was on the Late Hits show last night on Sirius NFL radio and is back working out in Arizona. […]

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Statement From Art Rooney II On Lockout

Steelers President Art Rooney II has issued a statement on the recent labor talk breakdowns and decertification Friday by the NFLPA. Below is the statement released today: I am very disappointed that we were not successful in reaching an agreement with the Players Association in the round of mediation that the Players Association walked away […]

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Full Copy Of Anti-Trust Lawsuit Filed By Nine Players

Nine players have filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the NFL following the decertification of the NFLPA on Friday. The players names listed on the lawsuit are Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robinson, Osi Umenyiora and Mike Vrabel. It is also stated on behalf of all […]

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