Ross Cockrell


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Wide receiver Chris Matthews #84 of the Baltimore Ravens fights for the ball with cornerback Ross Cockrell #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Chris Matthews;Ross Cockrell

2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Cornerback

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 24-18

With all of the lists bouncing around the internet regarding football throughout the dead period of the summer, I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce a new series to the Steelers Depot site, starting with a ranking of the 24 (including punter and kicker) projected starters for…


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Ike Taylor: “This Team Will Be Special”

Ike Taylor flew into Pittsburgh during last week’s minicamp and caught up with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a quick interview. And he didn’t hold back his optimism for the team’s outlook in 2016. He told Matthews he was excited for the group and as you can see in the title,…


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Antonio Brown Says Artie Burns Has To Make Him Better Too

For as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department may have been criticized in recent years for their struggles to find quality players through the draft in the secondary—a wrong they hope to make right with three defensive backs in the first two rounds since 2015—general manager Kevin Colbert revealed…



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NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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PFF Ranks Steelers’ Cornerback Group 24th In NFL

One of the worst-kept secrets in western Pennsylvania is that few people think very highly of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary, with the cornerback position under particular scrutiny in recent years. While not from the outside pressure itself, the front office has clearly been motivated to address the position in recent…