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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2015

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their initial 53 man roster for 2014, we an look ahead to the players that are currently scheduled to be free agents at the conclusion of the season. Unrestricted Free Agents: (10) Ike Taylor – While Taylor doesn’t sound like a player that could possibly be entering the […]

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Report: Jets Expected To Have Interest In Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders During Free Agency

The New York Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver positions during the offseason and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be a free agent on their radar. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets covet the services of not only Sanders, but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason, they looked for a replacement […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – LS Greg Warren – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Greg Warren Position: Long Snapper Experience: 9 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $620,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Usually the only time you have much to say about a long snapper, it’s going to be something bad. And generally those bad things are bad snaps that result in a […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – LB Jamaal Westerman – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Jamaal Westerman Position: Outside Linebacker Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $65,294 2013 Season Breakdown: What is there to say about the 2013 season of Jamaal Westerman? Truly, not much. He spent the last few games of the season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, having been signed […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – TE Michael Palmer – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Michael Palmer Position: Tight End Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Michael Palmer was brought into training camp because the Pittsburgh Steelers were dealing with a rash of injuries at the time. Their top tight end, Heath Miller, was of course still […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – T Guy Whimper – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Guy Whimper Position: Tackle Experience: 8 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $555,000 2013 Season Breakdown: The initial signing of Guy Whimper by the Pittsburgh Steelers was met with righteous indignation by many, to the point that some even suggested that a team that includes Whimper could not […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – RB LaRod Stephens-Howling – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: LaRod Stephens-Howling Position: Running Back Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $620,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Many are quick to point out that the loss of Maurkice Pouncey in the first week of the season forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to rethink what they were going to do […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – WR Plaxico Burress – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Plaxico Burress Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 12 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $620,000 2013 Season Breakdown: When Plaxico Burress was first released from prison in 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers were interested in bringing him back, but he instead signed with the New York Jets, who offered him […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – DE-NT – Al Woods – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Al Woods Position: Defensive End/Nose Tackle Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly interested in Al Woods in the 2010 NFL Draft, it wasn’t until later that season when the New Orleans Saints released him that […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – RB Felix Jones – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Felix Jones Position: Running Back Experience: 6 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $587,500 2013 Season Breakdown: The 2013 season was one that was rather non-descript and uneventful for Felix Jones, the former first-round running back of the Dallas Cowboys. The Pittsburgh Steelers traded second-year undrafted free agent […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – LB Stevenson Sylvester – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Stevenson Sylvester Position: Inside Linebacker Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $444,706 2013 Season Breakdown: In the weeks leading up to training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler actually spoke highly of Stevenson Sylvester, a fourth-year inside linebacker with a lot to prove. He intimated […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – S Will Allen – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Will Allen Position: Safety Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $592,941 2013 Season Breakdown: The only reason Will Allen left the Pittsburgh Steelers is because, like quarterback Byron Leftwich years before, another team was willing to give him an opportunity to be a starter. As with […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – C-G Cody Wallace – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Cody Wallace Position: Interior Lineman Experience: 6 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2013 Season Breakdown: It was a surprise, at least to me, when the Pittsburgh Steelers released interior lineman John Malecki in order to sign Cody Wallace, another reserve guard with close to no prior […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – C-G Fernando Velasco – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Fernando Velasco Position: Interior Lineman Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $522,353 2013 Season Breakdown: We all already know by now the story of Fernando Velasco and how he eventually wound up in Pittsburgh. He helped stabilize a Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line that was reeling from […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: RB Jonathan Dwyer – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Jonathan Dwyer Position: Running Back Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $592,941 2013 Season Breakdown: The 2013 season, of course, got off to a hectic and uncertain spot for Jonathan Dwyer, who was released in the final roster cuts when the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to go […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: TE David Johnson – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: David Johnson Position: Tight End Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2013 Season Breakdown: The 2013 season was a brief one for fifth-year tight end/fullback David Johnson, who had his year ended prematurely after suffering a season-ending wrist injury in the fifth game of the […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: LB Jason Worilds – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Jason Worilds Position: Outside Linebacker Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $985,000 2013 Season Breakdown: 2013 was certainly an interesting year for the young Jason Worilds, a former second-round draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He has battled public scrutiny since being selected, constantly […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: DE Ziggy Hood – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Ziggy Hood Position: Defensive End Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $2,990,860 2013 Season Breakdown: Defensive end Ziggy Hood began his fifth season starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but ended it as a backup. In fact, he ended his fifth game of the season as a […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: WR Jerricho Cotchery – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Jerricho Cotchery Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $1,500,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, at age 31, in his 10th season in the league, caught a career-high 10 touchdown passes. I think he likes playing with Ben Roethlisberger. And I think […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: DE Brett Keisel – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Brett Keisel Position: Defensive End Experience: 12 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $4,900,000 2013 Season Breakdown: There’s no doubt that Brett Keisel’s level of play has slipped, particularly in 2013, which was yet another season derailed by injury. That in itself—frequent and repeated injuries—is already a significant […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: S Ryan Clark – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Ryan Clark Position: Free Safety Experience: 12 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $4,750,000 2013 Season Breakdown: I doubt many would dispute the fact that free safety Ryan Clark had his worst season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. But it’s important to remind that that perception is […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: WR Emmanuel Sanders – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Emmanuel Sanders Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 4 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $2,500,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Emmanuel Sanders was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and bided his time behind Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, and then Antonio Brown before […]

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Is Plaxico Burress Coming Back For One More Season?

According to a Sunday tweet by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, he says that he is “indeed” coming back to Pittsburgh next season. Indeed! RT @gavinbennett18: @plaxicoburress you coming back to Pittsburgh next year? — Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) January 5, 2014 Burress, who suffered a torn rotator cuff during training camp this past season, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Free Agents, Bowl Games, Futures Contracts & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I first talk about what happened Tuesday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl and that leads to a little talk about a few players that played well in that game. We also talk about a few more players that we will […]

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First Look At The Steelers 2014 Free Agents

NOTE: Bumping this back up for New Years Day banter. ~ DB With the final week of the regular season now upon us, it’s time to take a quick and dirty look at the 2014 free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers will have during the offseason. I have included a small note on each player and […]

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