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Albert Breer: Lessons Learned On The New Salary Cap Realities

The monetary landscape for players and teams has changed a fair bit since the lockout a few seasons ago. The uncapped year created opportunities for some, and problems for others—even later on down the road. When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached, the salary cap was kept low for the first few years. It […]

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Looking At The Steelers’ Pressure Patterns In 2013

As we’ve previously discussed here, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly had their fair share of difficulties in generating pressure against the opposing quarterback last season, but let’s take a look at how they went about trying to bring that pressure by looking at the number of rushers that they used and the pressure they generated. One […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Visited With Seahawks Last Week

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark has yet to find a team to play with in 2014, but he is racking up the frequent flying miles looking for one. This past week, Clark visited with the Seattle Seahawks, but apparently left town without a contract, according to the National Football Post. Clark talked […]

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Rotoworld’s Analysis Of Steelers Wide Receivers Comes Up Short

Thursday night, Evan Silva of Rotoworld had some top-notch analysis as he pointed out the Pittsburgh Steelers current top-three wide receivers are all under six foot tall. Combine measurements of #Steelers current top 3 WRs: Antonio Brown 5'10/186, Markus Wheaton 5'11/189, Lance Moore 5'9/182. — Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 27, 2014 Silva is obviously trying […]

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As Of Monday Evening, Bills Free Agent DL Alex Carrington Still Remains Unsigned

As of Monday evening, we still have no idea where Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington will play in 2014. Carrington, who has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns so far this offseason, reportedly has the St. Louis Rams interested in him as well, but has yet to visit […]

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Browns Have Signed Veteran Seahawks Free Agent OL Paul McQuistan

The Baltimore Ravens aren’t the only team in the AFC North that’s trying to improve their offensive line depth during the offseason as the Cleveland Browns have just announced that they have come to terms with Seattle Seahawks free agent offensive lineman Paul McQuistan. McQuistan started 14 games last season for the Seahawks and played left […]

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Steelers Re-sign Free Agent TE Michael Palmer

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed another one of their unrestricted free agents on Friday as tight end Michael Palmer has agreed to a one-year deal. Palmer, who was claimed off waives by the Steelers from the Seattle Seahawks last year during training camp, played in all 16 games last season. On offense he played 49 […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Report: New Raiders WR James Jones Considered Steelers

On Monday, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Jones considered the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but ultimately decided on signing with the Raiders, because, […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Gets Max Value Of 18 Million Over Three Years From Broncos

According to several media reports on Sunday, the three-year contract that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with the Denver Broncos has a maximum value of $18 million and includes $6 million guaranteed. Earlier reports had suggested that Sanders was looking for a contract similar to the five-year, $31.5 million deal former […]

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By Re-signing Julian Edelman, The Patriots Look Like They’re Over Emmanuel Sanders

The New England Patriots are definitely not taking off the first Saturday of the free agent signing period as just hours after it was announced they had signed former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner, it’s not being reported they have re-signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman. While it appears as though the […]

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Patriots Sign CB Brandon Browner Just A Few Days After Signing CB Darrelle Revis

The New England Patriots are attempting to upgrade their secondary this offseason and after already signing all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis earlier this week, they have now added former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner. The Patriots will have Browner to work with throughout the offseason, but the former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State […]

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Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, […]

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DT Paul Soliai Signs With The Atlanta Falcons

Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai has quickly gone off the market, signing a five-year, $33 million contract to join the Atlanta Falcons. The contract includes $14.5 million guaranteed and $11 million in total value in the first year of the contract, averaging out to just under $7 million per season. The Falcons also […]

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Red Bryant To Join Former Defensive Coordinator In Jacksonville

It has still yet to be established if the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually shopping for a new nose tackle—either in free agency or in the draft—with general manager Kevin Colbert sharing an overall positive view of Steve McLendon’s debut season as a starter. Should they hope to acquire one in free agency, however, one of […]

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Depending On The Price, Former Seahawks DL Red Bryant Could Be On Steelers Radar

It’s been almost a month since the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl, but with the start of the new league now less than two weeks away, they were forced to make some business moves on Friday that included the anticipated release of defensive lineman Red Bryant. Now that he is a street free agent, […]

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Examining The Steelers Free Agents In The Latest CBS Sports Rankings

You can tell that the start of the free agency signing period is getting nearer as we are starting to see more rankings of the soon-to-be free agents emerge on the internets. On Wednesday, CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco and NFL insider Pat Kirwan released their free agent rankings and they included five Pittsburgh […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Cornerback Depth

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2006 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is less than a month away and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our 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 six years of Colbert’s tenure […]

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How Much Will It Cost The Steelers To Keep Al Woods In Pittsburgh?

In less than a month, Pittsburgh Steelers backup defensive lineman Al Woods will be an unrestricted free agent and while you don’t hear much talk about him, you would have to think the organization would like to keep him around a few more years. The Steelers have a lot of time invested in Woods, who […]

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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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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2003 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period quickly approaching, we are 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 three years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh and today we will look at what happened […]

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Seahawks Used Quite A Few Former Undrafted Players In 2013

Following the Seattle Seahawks win in Super Bowl XLVIII, we took a look at their defense and how it was mostly constructed of third-round or later draft picks. If that’s not impressive enough, 21 of the 53 players on their roster for that game came into the NFL as undrafted free agents, according to a […]

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