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James Harrison Still Key For Hope Of Title Run

Yesterday, two days after the 2016 NFL Draft had concluded, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison confirmed what was largely considered to be inevitable, which is that he would be returning for a 14th NFL season, during which he will be playing at the age of 38. That will make…



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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – OLB Arthur Moats – Stock Up

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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New Browns Regime Adopts Scattershot Draft Strategy At WR

When it comes to the Cleveland Browns and their latest front office regime, one thing from the previous administration that they were apparently unsatisfied with in particular has been their development of the wide receiver position—in conjunction with the quarterback position, of course, which they also addressed. But the Browns…


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Revisiting 2013 First Round After Fifth-Year Option Deadline

With Monday’s deadline having now passed for teams who wished to exercise the fifth-year options on their 2013 first-round draft picks, now would be a valuable time to look back at that draft class, and in the first round in particular, to evaluate what we have seen in terms of…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Will Monday Next In Line At Punter

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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Meet Artie Burns, 2016 Round 1 Steelers Draft Pick

Artie Burns was the first cornerback selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 1 of the NFL Draft since 1997, when the team chose Chad Scott. While notable, that isn’t the only thing that stands out about about Burns, who played his college ball at the University of Miami. The…


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Steelers Draft Class Steers Clear Of Offensive Help

When it comes to the 2016 NFL Draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one theme was absolutely paramount, and that was, in a word, defense. Of their seven draft picks, five were defensive players, with two players added on offense, though one of the two was brought in primarily for his…


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PFF Ranks Steelers’ Draft Well Below AFC North Competition

It may not come as a great surprise, but the people over at Pro Football Focus were not among those who would categorize themselves as fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 NFL Draft class, grading their three-day haul with a C- overall. The site was down particularly on the Steelers’…



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Drafted As Returner, Ayers Not Limited To Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly let it be known to their first of two seventh-round draft picks as much as anybody else that if he is to make the 53-man roster this year, it will come through Damarcus Ayers earning a roster spot by becoming an asset as a return man….


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The Optimist’s Take: Will Monday Next In Line At Punter

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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Last Year’s Trades Hurt This Year’s Draft Flexibility

When all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers came away from the 2016 NFL Draft having added seven players through their selections, but they didn’t come by them purely through their natural draft picks, and that proved to be a bit of a hindrance to them, a reflection on…


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2016 AFC North Draft Wrap Up

The 2016 NFL Draft is now in the books, meaning that teams now have the vast bulk of the ingredients in place that will help them make their rosters come September. The narratives are beginning to unfold about how each team will begin to take shape, and how the divisions…


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – T Mike Adams – 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…