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Ricardo Mathews Eases Urgency Of Addressing DL Depth

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move yesterday in signing their fourth outside free agent, adding to the roster defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews. I will let Alex Kozora’s breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steelers to speak toward what he will be able to offer in terms of on-field ability, but…



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Steelers Still Recovering From Past First-Round Decisions

While I have been writing these draft revisitation articles, one theme in particular struck me as concerning for a brief span of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft history. While they may have avoided landing any true outright busts, the team experienced a dry spell when it comes to hitting on first-rounders,…


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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2009 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis DL Cam Thomas – Unrestricted

Player: Cam Thomas Position: Defensive Lineman Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $2,500,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers exited the 2013 season with enviable defensive line depth, but that tone has certainly taken a nosedive over the course of the past two seasons. During the…


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Redskins Sign Former Steelers First-Round Draft Pick Ziggy Hood

A former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick has found a new home as of Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, who started his NFL career with the Steelers after being selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Missouri….


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Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood

The Jacksonville Jaguars released former Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick Ziggy Hood from their injured reserve list, the team announced. Hood was the Steelers first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh before leaving via free agency and signing with the Jaguars,…


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Cam Thomas Fighting For His Spot Along Defensive Line

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first signed veteran free agent defensive lineman Cam Thomas last year, there was an initial uncertainty about what his role might ultimately be that season. While the Steelers had quality depth just the year before, the loss of Ziggy Hood and, at the time, Brett Keisel,…



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Rebuilding A Champion: Long Road Ahead For Stephon Tuitt

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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Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…


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Team Speed Not Among The Many Questions Facing Steelers Defense

With the Pittsburgh Steelers being in a natural state of transition, there isn’t a lot about it that can be said right now with any meaningful clarity, particularly with respect to how successful it might be or how it might differ schematically from teams past. To begin with, the unit…


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Ziggy Hood Opens Up About Personal Life

The website The Players Tribune was founded in October of 2014 with content driven by the athletes themselves. Derek Jeter is the founder while the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Wilson, and Kobe Bryant have made the bylines. Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Ziggy Hood wrote a powerful piece on Friday….