Stephon Tuitt

Stephon Tuitt

2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Defensive End

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Show Me Something, L.T. Walton

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


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Steelers 2017 Salary Cap Picture Already Looks Very Pleasing

Last weekend I provided you a full update on the current salary cap status of the Pittsburgh Steelers after they had concluded signing all of this year’s draft picks. With that piece of business now out of the way, we can now start peeking ahead to what the team’s salary…


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NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


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Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…


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Tomlin Stresses Conditioning As Steelers Break Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2016 mandatory minicamp on Thursday and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin gave the media some brief overall thoughts on what he’s observed over the course of the last several weeks. “It’s been a great camp, it’s been a great offseason and by that I…



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Tuitt Gives Progress Report On Steelers New Defensive Linemen

During the offseason the Pittsburgh Steelers made it a point to address their defensive line and that undertaking included them signing unrestricted free agent defensive end Ricardo Mathews and drafting defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in the third-round. Those two players, along with the return of defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and defense…


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Javon Hargrave Not Sitting Around After Signing Contract

There seemed to me to be just a tad more hand-wringing than necessary over the apparent delay in the Pittsburgh Steelers getting their entire seven-player draft class under contract, but following third-round nose tackle Javon Hargrave’s agreeing to terms yesterday, the front office has now completed that task, in early-mid…


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Steelers Sign Javon Hargrave To Rookie Deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finished off signing their 2016 rookie class, inking third round pick Javon Hargrave to a four year contract today. We have signed our 3rd-round selection from the 2016 NFL Draft, DT Javon Hargrave. 📰 | https://t.co/iIMH5KwSiT pic.twitter.com/day1OPDeO7 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 10, 2016 One of…


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The Optimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

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: Double-Digit Sack Pass Rushers

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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Steelers Focus On Scoreboard Over Tone In Divisional Rivalries

For the Cincinnati Bengals, it is understandable why they might view the Pittsburgh Steelers are their chief rivals. It would seem the logical choice for outside observers as well given the violent and competitive tone that their recent games have taken. It would also seem logical that the Steelers would…