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Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Mitchell Excited About Opportunity To Play Alongside Polamalu

During his first five years in the league, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell hasn’t really had a teammate in the secondarys that he’s played in that could really mentor him and teach him from past experiences. Now that he’s in the Steel City, that has changed as he will at least get to play […]

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Looking At The Reasoning Behind The Mike Mitchell Signing

When it became apparent that the Pittsburgh Steelers would likely have enough cap space in 2014 to afford at least a mid-level starter in free agency, speculation quickly turned to what the team could do to acquire secondary help. Attention mostly turned to the cornerback position, however, and the reports seemed to favor it as […]

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Addition Of Mike Mitchell Now Means Steelers Can Bypass Safety Position In Draft

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers dove head-first into the free agency pool to start off the new league year and they emerged from the waters with Carolina Panthers unrestricted free safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell, who signed a five-year deal worth $25 million, will presumably tale over the free safety spot that Ryan Clark played for […]

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New Steelers FS Mike Mitchell’s Contract Is $25M Over Five Years

It is a rare occurrence that the Pittsburgh Steelers are active in free agency when it comes to the free agents of other teams, but evidently this year was an exception. As announced on his Twitter page, Mike Mitchell has signed with the Steelers. Adam Schefter now reports that Mitchell’s contract is worth $25 million […]

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Former Steelers Safety Ryan Mundy Lands With Chicago Bears

The safety position continues to be in high demand, with many having already switched teams and other high-profile ones scheduling visits. The top safety, Jairus Byrd, is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints, and if signed, would make a hell of a pair with last year’s first-rounder, Kenny Vaccarro. Somewhat under the radar, […]

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Report: Steelers Interested In Dolphins S Chris Clemons

It’s no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t signed anybody as of yet in the opening hours of free agency, but the sheer lack of information of any kind, outside of the release of LaMarr Woodley, is somewhat surprising. I find it somewhat amusing that the Steelers on their website instead choose to celebrate the […]

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Steelers Officially Part Ways With Linebacker LaMarr Woodley

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced at 4 PM that they have released veteran outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The move was widely reported yesterday by various sources, but had to come today due to the fact that they released him with a post-June 1 designation, which can only take place once the new league year begins. […]

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Report: Browns Expected To Replace S T.J. Ward By Signing Donte Whitner

Amid reports surfacing that the Cleveland Browns have “significant” interest in trading with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, the Browns are not staying stationary at the safety position, either. According to Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns intend to sign former San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner as soon as the 4 PM opening […]

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Update: Ike Taylor Accepts $4.25 Million Reduction In Pay On One-Year Contract

After initially Tweeting about a new contract, reports are now slowly flowing in that the new contract for Ike Taylor is a straight pay cut for the 2014 season, not an extension similar to the cap-friendly deals given earlier this offseason to safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller. Attempting to read between the […]

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Ike Taylor Hints At Restructuring His Contract To Retire A Steeler

It has long been anticipated that 12th-year veteran cornerback Ike Taylor would in no way, shape, or form play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 under the $7 million base salary due to him this year. It appears as though that will indeed not be the case, but it won’t be as the result of […]

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Potential Steelers Free Agent Target S Louis Delmas Signs With The Dolphins

It made waves earlier this offseason when it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in free safety Louis Delmas, who had recently been cut by the Detroit Lions. It was taken as an obvious sign that Ryan Clark would not be back, for one thing. For another, it suggested that the Steelers could be […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown’s Contract

There is some news on the salary cap front this evening, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is certainly not surprising news—in fact, we have written for a while now that it was expected, if not inevitable. What it does do is […]

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Brett Keisel Has Not Heard From The Steelers

This can’t be much of a surprise, but according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alan Robinson, defensive end Brett Keisel has not heard from the Pittsburgh Steelers as of yet regarding his future with the team, his agent has said. As agents do, Eric Metz talked his client up some, saying that Keisel is “productive, healthy, and […]

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Todd McShay Has Steelers Taking Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix In Latest Mock Draft

Todd McShay of ESPN.com has now released his post combine mock draft of the first round of 2014 NFL Draft and after previously mocking Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III to the Steelers at 15th overall, this time around he has Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tabbed for Pittsburgh. McShay writes: I really struggled […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Worilds Transition Tag, Steelers Busy Wednesday & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have quite a bit to go over as it’s been a busy week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We start by looking at the decision to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds and what the next step might be with him […]

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Will Allen – The Steelers Safety Net

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year contract and while there’s no guarantee he makes the final 53 man roster out of training, for now, he can again serve as team safety net. Being the Steelers safety net is a role that Allen should be used to playing now as […]

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Heath Miller And Troy Polamalu – Just A Couple Of Good Guys

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu both had their contracts extended by two years and in doing so, they both took one for the team, so to speak. While both deals are ultimately deemed extensions, in essence they both were merely run-of-the-mill contract restructures as neither of them reportedly […]

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A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap […]

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Steelers Give S Troy Polamalu A Two-Year Contract Extension

In addition to signing Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller to a two-year extension on Wednesday, the team also extended safety Troy Polamalu by two years as well. Now that we know the parameters of the recent extension give to Miller that cleared $3,333,334 of cap space for 2014, it’s not too hard to speculate […]

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Report: Steelers Will Not Be Releasing S Troy Polamalu

In less than one week from today, the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to be under the $133 million cap number for 2014 and thus a few extensions, restructures and terminations will take place during the next several days. According to a Tuesday report on Twitter by Adam Schefter of ESPN, safety Troy Polamalu will not […]

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Transition Tag Shows Steelers Are In Strong Position To Retain Jason Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked weeks ago whether or not the team had any intention of using either the franchise tag or the transition tag this offseason on any of their players, and at the time, it likely seemed even to Colbert somewhat of an absurd notion given the team’s salary cap […]

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Breaking Down The Steelers Decision To Use The Transition Tag On LB Jason Worilds

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to place the transition tag on outside linebacker Jason Worilds, we can further break down the decision and look at the overall big picture of things with one week to go until the start of free agency. First, the transition tag comes with a $9.754 million price tag […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Projecting Health

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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