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The Pessimist’s Take: Insulation At Tight End

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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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


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Steelers May Not Have Safety In Numbers This Season

It has become the norm in recent seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers to carry five safeties on the 53-man roster. Over the course of the past several seasons, this has more often been the case than not, at least in terms of the initial 53-man roster, or for the bulk…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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2016 Steelers Pre-Free Agency Positional Review: Safety

We’re now into March, and that means that the new league year will be upon us shortly, and when that time comes, the floodgates to free agency will open—not that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be major players when it comes to signing outside free agents, as they tend to keep…



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Steelers 2016 Draft Needs: Defense Overview

With the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now firmly behind us, we can now take a good look at the teams 2016 draft needs. In this post, we will look at every defensive position group from a needs standpoint as the team enters the offseason. Defensive End – (Moderate Need) –…


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L.J. Fort Makes Steelers Debut On Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in inside linebacker L.J. Fort quite late into the process. In fact, he only joined the team a couple of games into their preseason schedule. On a roster that already had virtually five locks at the position, with one player having already converted from inside linebacker…


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Steelers Versus Broncos: Divisional Round Week Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Denver Broncos on the road Sunday in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and as usual, here is my weekly guess at what the seven-player inactive list might look like when it is released 90 minutes before kickoff. Antonio Brown –…


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Injured Steelers S Robert Golden Expects To Play Against Broncos

Despite suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night’s Wild Card game win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden expects to play Sunday in the Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos. According to Ray Fittipaldo ‏of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Golden had his injured arm in a sling…


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Steelers Versus Bengals: Wild Card Week Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals on the road Saturday night in an AFC Wild Card game at Paul Brown Stadium and as usual, here is my weekly guess at what the seven-player inactive list might look like when it is released 90 minutes before kickoff. DeAngelo Williams…


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Ross Ventrone’s Return Has Made Danny Smith A Happy Man

Though the team lost one of their top special teamers in Roosevelt Nix, they quickly brought back another. You know him, you love him, Ross Ventrone. Consider Danny Smith a giddy guy. “Those kind of guys are special, they really are,” Smith told Bob Labriola in their weekly Coaches Speak…