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Steelers Grooming Chris Hubbard For Trai Essex-Type Versatility

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to like what they have in third-year offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, whom they are evidently developing into the team’s next Trai Essex, a player who is capable of playing all five positions along the offensive line, as well as lining up as an extra lineman. While…


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Steelers Contract Look-Back: Willie Colon 2011 Re-Signing

Continuing on with my look back at lucrative contracts signed by Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the last 15 years, today I will recall for you the re-signing of tackle Willie Colon back in 2011. Do you remember the 2011 offseason? It was really awful as the 132-day NFL…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2005 Draft Class

While I initially planned to cover just the Mike Tomlin years in revisiting the Steelers’ recent drafts, I recently talked about their first-round history dating back to 2006, so I thought that we should keep going. And in the interests of reaching a round number—and with a nod toward Heath…


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Rebuilding A Champion: Interior OL Depth Still A Question Mark

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Rebuilding A Champion: Roster Vulnerable At Tackle Depth

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Rebuilding A Champion: DeCastro Still Reaching His Potential

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Replacing A Championship Roster – Trai Essex To David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when…


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Replacing A Championship Roster – Chris Kemoeatu To Ramon Foster

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when…





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Sixth Wheel Kelvin Beachum Could See Some Mileage This Season

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the last of their four seventh round draft picks in last year’s draft, there was some excitement and anticipation—albeit just a trace—over his potential to help improve the offensive line’s depth, given the way that Kevin Colbert…


Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who…



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Steelers Heavy Use Of The Restricted Free Agency As A Filtering System Ends This Off-season

The Pittsburgh Steelers had six restricted free agents this off-season and they tendered four of them as Emmanuel Sanders, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Steve McLendon were all issued tenders of $1.3 million. Stevenson Sylvester and Jeremy Kapinos were the two players that were not tendered. With those restricted tenders…