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Future Leaders: Shamarko Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with a number of aging talents that epitomized success in the community during the height of their careers. While their on-field assets may have diminished over the years, however, one should not underestimate the ripple effect that their departures could have within the locker…


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Shamarko Thomas Not Concerned With Outside Opinions

Despite a lack of significant playing time at the safety position during his first two seasons, third-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to slide into the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 to take the spot vacated by Troy Polamalu. Drafted in the fourth round during the 2013…


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Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Safety

The calendar is quickly flipping through the month of April, and each day brings us closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft. By now, teams should have by and large accomplished everything that they have set out to do in terms of free agent roster building, which means that…


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Pre-Draft Visits Often Lead To Draft-Day Selections For Steelers

Each and every year, teams are allowed to host 30 pre-draft visits form players that aren’t considered a “local.” For instance, in this year’s draft crop, Pitt tackle T.J. Clemmings won’t count against the Pittsburgh Steelers because he can probably walk from the Pitt campus to the team facility. However, I’ve went…


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Division’s Biggest Defensive Questions Lie In Pittsburgh

When it comes to divisional matchups, particularly when speaking about stability, I think it’s reasonable to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers have the steepest dichotomy between offense and defense. I wouldn’t imagine many would argue against the notion that the Steelers have the highest quality and surest offensive unit in…


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Robert Golden Could Seize Opportunity To Get On Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden is entering his fourth season in the NFL, the first three of which he has played in Pittsburgh after originally joining the team as an undrafted free agent. He was given a restricted free agent tender, which he is expected to sign. During his first…


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Steelers Should Resist Chasing Polamalu’s Successor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with two starters at safety over the course of the past two offseasons, last year failing to re-sign Ryan Clark, and just recently, of course, having former All-Pro Troy Polamalu announce his retirement (Clark also retired this offseason after playing one final season with…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Syracuse S Durell Eskridge

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Both safety positions have…


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Out Goes Polamalu, In Comes Collins At 22?

With some NFL players, there exist certain pregame rituals, ones that can never be broken, no matter what. Some wear their lucky shirt or socks, which have yet to be washed. Some wear wrist tape with various sayings or Biblical verses scribbled on them in memorandum and tribute. Others listen…


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Will Allen Once Again Pittsburgh’s Safety Net

As has been previously reported, soon after the Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced that veteran safety Troy Polamalu is retiring, they quickly turned around and re-signed free agent safety Will Allen to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract. The fact that the Steelers re-signed Allen in and of itself is not a surprise,…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 32

Thursday night ended up being a fairly chaotic one in terms of impact around the AFC North with Troy Polamalu revealing that he has decided to retire, so in the chaos that followed, I failed to mention a couple of things that I will be getting to later on in…


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Steelers Re-sign Veteran S Will Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed yet another one of their restricted free agents as veteran safety Will Allen has agreed to a one-year contract, according to the league’s official Friday transaction sheet. Allen, who will turn 33 in June, started four games for the Steelers last season and played just…


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Celebrating Polamalu: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday and I hope that all of you had a tremendous week like I did. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided to retire, so this week’s five question session will be dedicated entirely to him. He certainly did provide all of us a ton of great memories during…


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Sorting Out The Safety Position After Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have had all of the offseason, and even much of the regular season, to prepare for the inevitable, which was the parting of ways with safety Troy Polamalu. Sources warned for some time that the front office wanted him to retire, but would release him if necessary….


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AFC North News Watch: Day 31

This Thursday turned out to be a much bigger day around the AFC North than might have anticipated in the morning, and most of the focus centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers, who got some news about a couple of their players, which I will address in more detail in separate…


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Shamarko Thomas Time Has Arrived

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided to retire after 12 seasons, it’s likely that his torch will be passed on to third-year safety Shamarko Thomas. Thomas was, in essence, groomed personally by Polamalu and the two trained together out in California last offseason. The Syracuse product and…



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Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…





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Free Agent Will Allen Remains An Available Safety Net For Steelers

With less than a month to go until the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to re-sign six players that entered the offseason scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. One of their four remaining unsigned unrestricted free agents, however, might very well end of back in the fold…


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Tartt’s Physical Style Would Mesh Well In Pittsburgh

As small school sleepers go, the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to shy away from them unless they’re a late-round flier. Samford University isn’t exactly a football factory, but even the Steelers went to their well in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Nick Williams was a talented but raw…