Shamarko Thomas

Recap Of Steelers’ Draft Pick Trade History During Kevin Colbert Era

With the 2017 NFL Draft now just a little more than 24 hours away from getting underway in Philadelphia, there’s a lot of fans wondering if the Pittsburgh Steelers will ultimately participate in any trades during the annual college selection event. During his Monday pre-draft press conference, Steelers general manager Kevin…


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…



2016 Player Exit Meetings – S Shamarko Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


Loss Of Timmons Only Brings Steelers 5th Round Compensatory Pick Value

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost two of their own unrestricted free agents to other teams so far during the 2017 NFL league year as linebacker Lawrence Timmons and wide receiver Markus Wheaton have both signed contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears respectively. Whenever a team loses an unrestricted free…


2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to the 2017 scouting combine weekend. Alex Korora and I will be buried in our televisions and spreadsheets through Monday in order to bring you all of the results. In case you didn’t know already, you can view the results here. On…


Steelers 2017 Free Agents Analysis: S Shamarko Thomas – Unrestricted

Player: Shamarko Thomas Position: Safety Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2016 Salary Cap Hit: $788,288 2016 Season Breakdown: Ah, yes, here we have Shamarko Thomas, everybody’s favorite safety. Or at least he was everybody’s favorite four years ago when the Steelers drafted him—albeit in the fourth round—as the heir…


2017 Offseason Questions: Do Steelers Want Shamarko Thomas Back?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…



2017 Offseason Positional Review – Safety

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…



Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


Steelers Punt Coverage Unit Has Undergone Several Changes Since Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included some mixed news when it comes to their punt coverage team as safety Robert Golden (ankle) practiced fully while linebackers Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Vince Williams (shoulder) both failed to practice. Assuming both Golden and Williams will be able to play Sunday in…



Special Teams Could Suffer Due To Injuries Against Dolphins

Special teams is not important. Roster spots for ‘special-teams players’ is a waste. Unless the special-teams units are struggling because they lack the sort of quality player that not only has the ability but the willingness to carry out that sort of grunt work to the requisite level of success….