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Numbers Game May Be Slim For O-Line This Season

Over the course of the past several years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have fluctuated when it comes to deciding how many offensive linemen they choose to carry on the 53-man roster. It has almost seemed to go on a bi-annual basis whether they carry eight or nine linemen, with 2014 being…



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Remaining 2014 Draft Class Primed For Bigger Roles This Season

By the time September comes along, it’s very possible that four of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ nine draft picks from the 2014 NFL Draft will already be out of the league, or at least off the team. Those in the anti-Dri Archer camp would gladly argue that that number could be…


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Steelers Have Spot Open For UDFA Along O-Line

Although the ninth lineman is not held in quite the same regard as is the third quarterback within the South Side facility, it’s still generally true that the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to carry nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster. And that means that there’s a spot open for one…


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Steelers Go All SEC In First Three Rounds Of Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made three selections in 2015 NFL Draft and all three players that they drafted played their college football in the SEC. After selecting Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree Thursday night in the first-round, the Steelers kept their picks limited to SEC players on Friday by drafting…


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2015 Steelers Mock Draft: Alex Kozora Version 4.0: Final Edition

For the final time of the 2015 NFL Draft season, my Pittsburgh Steelers’ mock draft. After some internal debate, I decided to switch my mock draft style from Fanspeak.com to doing one without a simulator. It’s more interesting when you get to make your picks without having to resort to…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 29

It is interesting that the most interesting thing to happen in the league yesterday as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go is that a player on another team received a suspension. Of course, that player was former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, and it is relevant to Pittsburgh today because…



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2015 Steelers Mock Draft: Alex Kozora Version 3.0 – Post Free Agency

With free agency dwindling down, it’s appropriate to conduct another mock now that the roster is a little bit clearer. One more mock will be conducted, coming shortly before the draft. As I’ve done throughout this series, I used the simulator on fanspeak.com. I did, however, change the board I…



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History Of Steelers Compensatory Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers were awarded a seventh-round compensatory pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on Monday and that makes the 30th such selection the franchise has been given dating back to 1995. Now is the perfect time to look at the Steelers history when it comes to compensatory draft picks and…


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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – S Ross Ventrone

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…



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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Offseason

We’ve shown you our series of mock draft simulations from Fanspeak.com. To start the week, we’ll take it one step further and mock an entire offseason. Fanspeak has let people like me nerd out, offering a “Managing the Cap” simulator in conjunction with Overthecap.com, a site dedicated to salary cap…


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Report: Jets Not Expected To Re-sign G Willie Colon

In a little over a week, New York Jets guard Willie Colon will be an unrestricted free agent and according to Kristian Dyer of Metro Sports, the team has no plans to re-sign the 31 year-old Hofsta product. “There’s a push to go younger along the offensive line,” a source…


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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – OL Wesley Johnson

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…



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The Pessimist’s Take – Insulation On The Interior OL

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…




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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – OL Wesley Johnson

While it has been true for many years in recent times that the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten little productivity on offense or defense out of their rookie players, that has been less of a truism in recent years, particularly, perhaps, over the last two seasons. While the Steelers have gotten…


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10 Of Steelers Last 27 Draft Picks Played In The Senior Bowl

The 2015 Senior Bowl will take place Saturday afternoon in Mobile, AL and a few future Pittsburgh Steelers players will more than likely be playing in the game. Last year three players who wound up being drafted by the Steelers played in the annual senior All-Star game and they were…


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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – Season Overview

They say you can’t judge a draft class until after the players have had a few years in the league. No fan base knows that as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have had to routinely wait to see the team’s draft picks get playing time on the field in…


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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury,…


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Wesley Johnson Waiver Loss Unfortunate, But Negligible

While the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get some possible first-opportunity contributions from two of their rookie draft picks next week, one May selection is unlikely to do so again in a black and gold uniform. Former fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets…