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Former Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Set To Retire At 26

In perhaps the most unusual item to come out late last night, Adam Schefter reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at the ripe old age of 26. Though unusual, the news is actually not surprising, as Mendenhall himself prefaced it just a few weeks ago in a column that he […]

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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – RB Felix Jones

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Eagles C Jason Kelce Sets Market Value For Centers With New Contract Extension

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles signed center Jason Kelce to a six-year, $37.5 million contract extension that reportedly included $13 million guaranteed. Being as he had one year remaining on his old contract, the entire deal is being reported as having a potential max value of $40.11 million. You can break down this deal several […]

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On Underclassmen And The Shifting Dynamics Of The NFL Draft

While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment. While addressing the […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2004 Season

With the scouting combine up next and the 2014 free agency signing period to follow, we are busy taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first four years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh and […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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Report: Jets Expected To Have Interest In Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders During Free Agency

The New York Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver positions during the offseason and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be a free agent on their radar. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets covet the services of not only Sanders, but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver […]

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Team Rice Beats Team Sanders 22-21 In A Very Competitive 2014 Pro Bowl Game

The 2014 Pro Bowl included several changes this year and it resulted in perhaps the most competitive game that has been played in years as Team Rice knocked off Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith with […]

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Will The Addition Of Mike Munchak Result In Ben Roethlisberger Being Sacked Less?

Now that Mike Munchak has been named the new offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, most of the excitement associated with his hiring revolves around what he might bring to the running game. While that excitement is certainly justified, perhaps we should look at what Munchak brings to the table in the form of […]

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Steelers Sign P Brad Wing, LS Bryce Davis To Future Contracts

With the 2013 season now over, the Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to expand their offseason roster by signing several players to futures contracts. After re-signing seven of their eight practice squad players earlier in the week to futures deals , the team added a punter and long snapper on Friday as Brad Wing and Bryce […]

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With Woodley, Question The Restructures, Not The Original Contract

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is out for the season with yet another calf injury, it’s funny to watch all of the Monday morning quarterbacks come out and say that they knew it was a bad idea to give him a six-year, $61.5 million contract prior to the 2011 season. If you are […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 15 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats. Despite their win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a tiny step backwards as far as their differential went. A win is a win, however, and […]

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2013 NFL Week 14 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 15. Despite losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually had a nice jump of .29 as far as their differential went this […]

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This Time Around, Steelers Versus Ravens Figures To Include Yardage By The Chunks

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens face off Thanksgiving night, there probably won’t be a lot of points scored, but there will likely be a lot of explosive plays. So far this season, the Steelers offense has produced 51 plays of 20 yards or more, while the Ravens offense has produced 37 of them. […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Is The Most Valuable Receiver In The NFL

By Matthew Marczi Would you believe me if I told you that Jerricho Cotchery is the most valuable wide receiver in the league on a per-play basis? That’s what Football Outsiders thinks. According to their statistics, the veteran slot receiver ranks first in the league among wide receivers in their own Defense-adjusted Value Over Average […]

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2013 NFL Week 9 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

You don’t need the ANY/A stats to know just how bad the 2013 season is going for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but just in case you do, below are the differential stats through the week nine games. The Steelers have been trending in the wrong direction the last few weeks and are now in jeopardy of […]

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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 Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon […]

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Roethlisberger Listed As Fourth Most-Disliked NFL Player In Recent Poll

In a Monday story by Forbes Magazine, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was listed as the fourth Most-Disliked NFL Player, according to the latest surveys from E-Poll Market Research. Listed ahead of Roethlisberger are Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Roethlisberger, whose foundation continues […]

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LaMarr Woodley Re-Establishing Himself As An Elite Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley came into the 2013 somewhat under fire after spending the past season and a half slowed or sidelined by a series of injuries. The team collectively was forced to deal with a supposed locker room schism in which a player allegedly claimed that many on the […]

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Bills Decide To Add Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon To Their Practice Squad

The Buffalo Bills brought in former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon for a workout this past Sunday and after it first looking like they would sign free agent quarterback Pat White instead, they announced the addition of Dixon to their practice squad on Tuesday. The Bills needed a third healthy quarterback after losing starter E.J. […]

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Bills Choose Not To Sign Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon worked out for the Buffalo Bills Sunday following the knee injury suffered Thursday night by starter E.J. Manuel, but the team looks set to sign free agent quarterback Pat White instead. Dixon was with the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason and completed 10 of 16 passes for 61 yards […]

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Marcus Gilbert Expects Steelers To Use Outside-Zone Blocking Scheme Against Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked all offseason on the outside-zone run blocking scheme, but through their first two games of the 2013, they have hardly used it. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert, however, said Wednesday that’s about to change Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. “We’re going to use that a lot more,” Gilbert said Wednesday after […]

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Steelers RB Felix Jones Might Start Sunday Night Against The Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers running backs have only gained 70 yards on 27 carries through the first two games of the 2013 season, so we can probably expect a new starter Sunday night when the 2-0 Chicago Bears come to Pittsburgh. Despite the poor run game performance Monday night in the 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati […]

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Mike Tomlin Hints That Isaac Redman Will Start Against The Bengals

Despite only rushing for nine yards on eight carries in the Sunday season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman might make his second straight start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Obviously, he played a bad game, a lot of us did,” said Tomlin when asked if he still has […]

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