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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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Release Of Mike Adams Ends Curious Saga

With the Pittsburgh Steelers finding themselves three players over the 90-man offseason roster limit, they had until yesterday to make room for those three players, in doing so releasing three. The most notable of that group, of course, was offensive tackle Mike Adams, the team’s former 2012 second-round draft pick,…


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The Optimist’s Take: Ramon Foster And Longevity

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: Pro Bowl In Future For Marcus Gilbert

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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Recent History Supports Steelers’ Urgency To Find Tackle Depth

With Kelvin Beachum unable to be retained last offseason, as well as this offseason, and the uncertain health and ability of Mike Adams, the Pittsburgh Steelers understood that offensive tackle was a major position of need this offseason, no matter how comfortable they might have been in the starting pair…


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Re-Signing Of Ramon Foster Insulates Interior Line Depth

Ramon Foster, age 30, is entering his eighth professional season in the league, and after signing a new three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he figures to spend at least 10 years of his career in Pittsburgh, if it happens to expand beyond that—beyond age 32. It is also an…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2006 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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Parting With Lawrence Timmons Not Happening Any Time Soon

Whether or not you choose to believe reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are over the projected salary cap, there is no doubt that the team will need to make some additional cap room to accommodate predictable future expenses unaccounted for currently, such as the final two roster spots, the impending…


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Steelers Cody Wallace Led All NFL Centers In Penalties In 2015

While Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace certainly filled in admirably this season for injured starter Maurkice Pouncey, he certainly had his issues over the course of the year and especially when it comes to penalties. In total, Wallace was flagged 13 times this season and that’s the most penalties for…


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Health, Consistency Key In David DeCastro’s First Pro Bowl Season

When Stanford guard David DeCastro slid all the way down to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24th overall slot in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin were elated, replete with the usual platitudes that coincide with the selection of a first-round draft pick. It took…


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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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Steelers Extension Candidates: Ramon Foster

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….