Willie Colon

Two Former Steelers Announce Retirement

Since we noted LaMarr Woodley’s retirement the other day, we’ll round things up by adding another two names to that list. Mike Vick and Willie Colon both announced they are done with the NFL. Neither, of course, come as much of a surprise. Willie Colon is retiring. Says his knees…


Former UDFA Ramon Foster Will Reach Big Career Milestone Sunday

Sunday’s game will be a big one between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, without a doubt, and there is no shortage of reasons for that, starting simply with the fact that it will take place on Christmas Day. The Steelers have the opportunity of locking up the AFC…


Steelers G David DeCastro Is A Penalty Machine In 2016

In Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers were penalized a total of seven times during the game for 104 yards. Not only did the first three penalties committed during the first half the game by the Steelers hurt, a few in the second half did as well….


Steelers’ Plan For Tackle Depth Unravelling Due To Injuries

You might recall that way back in March, while free agency was still cooking, I took a stab at addressing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seemingly intensive search to uncover an offensive tackle to add to their depth, which they eventually acquired when they signed veteran Ryan Harris to a two-year contract….



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…



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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…