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2013 Steelers Salary Cap: $5.5 Million In Riches To Arrive Very Soon

In a few more days the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season will be completed and the calendar will flip over to June. With the arrival of June comes the arrival of $5.5 million in additional salary cap space for the Steelers as the March release of guard Willie Colon will finally […]

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Several Things To Look For During The Steelers Second OTA Session Of 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their second OTA session of the 2013 season on Tuesday and below are a few of the things that we will be hoping to learn about the team this coming week. Bueller?…Bueller?..Polamalu? – Last week the Steelers were only missing rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who cannot participate until the […]

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Steelers G Ramon Foster Is Not Afraid To Step On A Few Heads

Heading into the 2012 preseason, it was looking as if it was only a matter of time before then-rookie guard, and Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick, David DeCastro, would overtake Ramon Foster for the starting right guard spot on the offensive line. However, a serious knee injury suffered by DeCastro in the third preseason […]

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Steelers Defense Still Oldest In NFL In 2013

Even though they chose not bring back defensive starters James Harrison, Casey Hampton and Keenan Lewis this off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense still ranks as the oldest in the league, according to a study done on all 32 teams by Mike Sando of ESPN.com. While Sando doesn\’t give the average age for the offensive or […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Says Offense Will Be Dedicated To The Zone

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. to be their new offensive line coach earlier in the off-season, we\’ve had a pretty good idea that we would see more zone blocking in 2013 than in previous years and more outside zone running specifically. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers running back […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Says Contract Extension Talks Are Going On Right Now

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had an eventful off-season that included him signing an one-year restricted offer sheet with the New England Patriots. The Steelers of course matched that offer right before the deadline and now that he is under contract for the 2013 season, Sanders was asked Wednesday on 93.7 The Fan if […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says He Has To Become A More Vocal Leader In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin bother Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins were both guest Thursday on SiriusXM Radio and during the interview, co-host Tim Ryan asked Maurkice if he agreed with him that he is a player that needs to step up for the Steelers in 2013 as a team leader. […]

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Brian Billick Ranks Steelers 19th Overall In Post Draft Power Rankings

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach, and current Fox Sports analyst, Brian Billick released his 2013 post draft NFL power rankings on Tuesday and he ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19th overall and third of the four AFC North teams. Here is what Billick wrote about the Steelers: Just like the Ravens, the Steelers have had their […]

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Steelers Using Qualifying Contracts & Displacement To Stretch Cap Dollars Until June

Despite being severely cap-strapped until June 2nd rolls around, the Pittsburgh Steelers have still been able to sign a few free agents over the course of the last week in the form of running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and punter Brian Moorman. So how are they able to do this with such little cap room? They […]

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Steelers P Brian Moorman Contract Details

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran punter Brian Moorman to their 90 man roster on Tuesday and the details of the contract are now in. Moorman signed a one-year qualifying contract with a base salary of $940,000 and the deal included no signing bonus. Being as it was a qualifying contract, the cap charge for Moorman […]

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Lack Of Depth On The Steelers Offensive Line Still Exists Following The Draft

One of the two main arguments that I made for the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, should have fallen, was the fact that there is no solid depth on the teams offensive line. Cooper of course didn\’t fall, nor did Chance Warmack for […]

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Report: Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw Now Has Medical Clearance To Resume Football Activities

According to a Friday report on Pro Football Talk, a source has indicated that free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw has received full medical clearance to resume all football activities after having surgery on his right foot back in January. Bradshaw visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers several weeks ago, and while there were reports that […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Edition

The 2013 NFL draft will get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. Mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the odds of getting all of the picks correct really doesn\’t exist. The process, however, is satisfying, as I […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Door Not Closed On Max Starks & Casey Hampton Possibly Returning

During his annual pre draft press conference on Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if he had ruled out tackle Max Starks and nose tackle Casey Hampton possibly returning this season. “No, we haven\’t shut the door on anybody, quite honestly, that was with us last year, because we don\’t know what […]

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Steelers Still Unlikely To Sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw For The Time Being

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers are past the period of having to worry about their restricted free agents, they are left with just $607,427.00 in salary cap space to work with as we inch closer to the 2013 NFL draft. That doesn\’t leave much room to sign additional players, even when you factor in displacement. […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says WR Emmanuel Sanders Is Smart & Better Than Most Think

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who reportedly lobbied the front office to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots, is very happy to have the SMU product back for the 2013 season and said that it\’s good for the team. Roethlisburger talked to Mike […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Looking For A Very Good Long-Term Deal

As expected, the talk about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who had his one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that he signed with the New England Patriots matched on Sunday, has now shifted to whether or not a long-term deal can be worked out between now and the start of the 2013 season. Sanders agent […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Discussion Moves Now To Whether Or Not The Steelers Can Work Out An Extension With Him

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made the decision to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet signed by restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the New England Patriots, the discussion will now move on to whether or not they will be able to work out a long-term extension with him between now […]

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Steelers Cap Situation After Matching Emmanuel Sanders Offer Sheet

The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision on Sunday to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots and here is a look at the salary cap situation as it stands right now. Heading into Sunday, the Steelers had $1,919,760.00 in cap space […]

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CBA Rules Regarding Contract Extensions As It Relates To Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

A few people have asked about what rules the New England Patriots must follow in regard to giving restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders an extension should the Pittsburgh Steelers not match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that he signed. Here is what the CBA says about it restricted free agents and offer […]

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Options Steelers Have To Create Cap Room Should They Want To Keep Emmanuel Sanders

So let\’s say that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert decides that he does want to match the one-year offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has signed with the New England Patriots. What options to the Steelers have to create the needed cap space? For starters, the Steelers would instantly have […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap – Moving Forward Post Free Agency

The first few waves of free agency signings are currently in the books and the Pittsburgh Steelers have made just a few low profile moves like we expected that they would. With the draft now less than a month away, the team sits with just under $2.5 million worth of salary cap space to get […]

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Agent For Former Steelers LB James Harrison Says That His Client Is Open To Returning To Pittsburgh

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is open to returning to the team that released him just before the new league year. Harrison was reportedly in Baltimore for a scheduled visit with Baltimore Ravens on Sunday when the team reached an agreement with former Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil. […]

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Report: Former Steelers LB James Harrison Was Scheduled To Meet With Ravens

Now that the Baltimore Ravens have come to terms Sunday evening with former Denver Broncos outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil on a long-term deal, it appears that they will no longer be interested in acquiring the services of former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison. Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reported on Sunday that Harrison […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking NFL Rules Changes, Ed Reed To Texans, O-Line, Pro Days & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed leaving for the Houston Texans for starters and then get into talking about the new rule changes that were passed on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. We move on to talk […]

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