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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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Jets G Willie Colon Has A Big-Ass Chip On His Shoulder After Being Released By The Steelers

Here is a report that we think we can trust. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports on Twitter Tuesday that former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets recently, is not too happy with the way that things went down with the Steelers. “I have no […]

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Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo, Alan Robinson – Steelers Future Cap Woes Not As Bad As You Show

On Tuesday, Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an article that spells doom and gloom for the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation, for not only this year, but the next few years as well. The narrative of Robinson \’s article revolves around the Steelers restructuring of contracts and how it prevents them from being […]

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Report: Former Steelers LB James Harrison Is The Coldest Name On The Market Right Now

Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote in his latest Monday Morning Quarterback article that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is the coldest free agent of them all right now at the annual NFL owners\’ meetings that are currently going on out in Arizona. King says that he cannot find anyone admitting to being interested […]

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Math Of Khan – How The Steelers Trimmed Over $23.5 Million Off The 2013 Salary Cap

Over the course of the last several weeks Omar Khan has cleared $23,578,750 off of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 salary cap with just four contract restructures and one contract termination. Several months ago I laid out the course of action that Khan would take to clear around $20 million of cap space via four restructures. […]

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Jets Sign Former Steelers G Willie Colon To A One Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran offensive lineman Willie Colon earlier in the week, but it didn\’t take him long to find work as Adam Shefter of ESPN reports via Twitter on Friday that the New York Jets have signed Colon to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. The signing could wind up being a bargain for the […]

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Flat Salary Cap In 2015 As Well? Art Rooney II Seems To Think So

We already know to expect a flat salary cap in 2014, but opinions seem to be mixed about what it will be in 2015 when the new television deal money starts kicking in. Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II seems to think the next few years that the salary cap will not increase very much […]

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Steelers Continue Trend Of Shying Away From Second Contracts To Players Drafted After Third Round

On Thursday we found out that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis will not be returning in 2013 after he signed a five year contract with the New Orleans Saints. When you look at the history of the Steelers under general manager Kevin Colbert, it\’s not too surprising that Lewis did not receive […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signings, Free Agency, Salary Cap, & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up, and with co-host David Todd back in the saddle we recap everything that has gone on with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the last week and that includes the first few days of free agency. We look at the release of Willie Colon […]

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Steelers Release G Willie Colon With Post June 1st Designation

The long awaited deed is finally done as it is now being reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released guard Willie Colon with a post June 1st designation. Colon was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra University and originally played right tackle until he […]

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Do The Steelers Still Have Room For CB Keenan Lewis?

The first day of free agency in the 2013 NFL league year has come and gone and Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis remains unsigned. Is that surprising? No, not really, considering how flooded the cornerback free agent market seems to be at this moment. Heading into Wednesday there hasn\’t even been any […]

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Report: Steelers Expected To Release G Willie Colon Wednesday With Post June 1st Designation

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to release guard Willie Colon on Wednesday and designate him as a post June 1st release. The release, which I have speculated would happen for some time now, would clear $5.5 million in cap space come June 2. The Steelers would be […]

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Steelers Still Have Another Shoe Or Two Left To Drop

It\’s finally here. The 2013 league year begins at 4:00 p.m. EST today and the last two weeks have been very busy for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who restructured three contracts, issued four restricted tenders, signed cornerback William Gay and guard Ramon Foster to three year deals, and released linebacker James Harrison. That\’s quite a bit […]

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Steelers Heavy Use Of The Restricted Free Agency As A Filtering System Ends This Off-season

The Pittsburgh Steelers had six restricted free agents this off-season and they tendered four of them as Emmanuel Sanders, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Steve McLendon were all issued tenders of $1.3 million. Stevenson Sylvester and Jeremy Kapinos were the two players that were not tendered. With those restricted tenders now in the books, it […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Foster, Colon, Lewis With Mark Kaboly & UNLV Punter Chase Lansford Interview Episode

Season 3, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is up, and with co-host David Todd in New York covering the Big East tournament, I am joined by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as we discuss the re-signing of guard Ramon Foster on Monday and what it likely means for guard Willie Colon moving forward. […]

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Steelers G Willie Colon Must Now Take A Pay Cut Or Be Released

While we still don\’t know the exact value of three-year contract signed by Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted guard Ramon Foster, it doesn\’t really matter as far as the future of guard Willie Colon with the team goes unless he takes a cut in pay. Colon, as I pointed out a few days ago, has been in […]

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Report: Steelers Sign Ramon Foster To Three-Year Contract

Surprise, surprise. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to retain unrestricted free agent guard Ramon Foster prior to the start of the free agency signing period. The financial details aren\’t known as of yet, but Schefter reports the deal is for three years. Foster has been the Steelers most consistent […]

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