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Steelers Use Late Picks To Restock At Linebacker

Much of the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft was a drag for those following the Pittsburgh Steelers, considering the significant delay that existed between their first and second selections of the day, but they finished the evening off with three selections in a 27-selection span, and two of…


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Marczi: 2016 Steelers First-Round Targets

Those who follow my writing know that I typically leave the draft talk up to the rest of the Steelers Depot crew, who, of course, do an exceptional job as a resource not just to Steelers fans, but fans of all teams, and of the sport as a whole. That…


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Genuine Interest In Eli Apple Not So Far-Fetched

Early in the offseason process, it became evident quickly that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple was going to be one of those natural players to connect with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we found his name next to the western Pennsylvania team’s with frequency in the early mock drafts. That seemed…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Inside Linebacker

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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The Pessimist’s Take: First-Round Risk Vs Reward

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: Improved Tackling Efficiency

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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No Longer Old And Slow, Steelers Defense Now Seen As On The Rise

When the Pittsburgh Steelers were at their recent height in the mid-00s, they got there by playing unrelenting, at times dominant defense. Although the offense certainly helped to get them there—the first time around with more of a controlled ground game—it was the defensive side of the ball that one…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Lawrence Timmons Keeping Pace

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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Bryan: 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 3.0: Post Pro Days

Now that free agency and the pro days are behind us, we now three weeks exactly until the 2016 NFL Draft takes place. Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers are almost halfway through their allotted amount of pre-draft visitors, it’s time for me to release the third version of my seven-round…


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Tuitt, Shazier, Mitchell Training In Arizona

Last week, we wrote that it seemed Stephon Tuitt had joined James Harrison to train in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now it appears two more Steelers were part of that group. Mike Mitchell and Ryan Shazier showed up on Tuitt’s Instagram feed in the Scottsdale gym. Just a bunch of junkyard dogs…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Staying Healthy For Ryan Shazier

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: Staying Healthy For Ryan Shazier

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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NFL Rule Change Will Make Ryan Shazier Hit A Penalty

If you’re a football purist and grew up watching Mel Blount and Jack Lambert, avert your eyes from this story. Starting this year, hits like the one Ryan Shazier dished out on Gio Bernard in the Wild Card game will be illegal, according to Pro Football Talk. The rule change…