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Pittsburgh Steelers Add Veteran Punter Adam Podlesh to the Roster
April 15th, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Just when it appeared that the Pittsburgh Steelers were singularly focused on the NFL Draft, the franchise quietly made a roster move aimed at potentially improving their special teams. On Tuesday, the team finally inked a veteran punter to a one-year contract. ***PHOTO1***With only former undrafted rookie free agent Brad...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Wide Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
April 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to play host to prospects. On Wednesday, two potential first-round targets came to town for pre-draft visits: Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt. They also stayed busy on the free agency front while hosting these pre-draft visitors, as they inked...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Cornerback Brice McCain; Schedule Visit with Darrius Heyward-Bey
April 1st, 2014 at 8:18 PM
While many across the league believed the Pittsburgh Steelers were done making free agency moves until after the draft, the team had other ideas. On Tuesday, the team landed cornerback Brice McCain on a one-year league minimum contract.***PHOTO1*** McCain, who was released by the Houston Texans one season after signing...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Running Back LeGarrette Blount to a Two-Year Contract
March 28th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
What started out as a dismal Friday with news of running back Maurice Jones-Drew reaching an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, picked up in the afternoon as the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to land a veteran running back of their own. LeGarette Blount, who spent 2012 with the New England...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Linebacker Arthur Moats
March 24th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to be somewhat active in the free agent market on Monday, although the heart of their brain trust was busy at the owners' meetings. While general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin were away, the team signed a veteran linebacker to a one-year contract.***PHOTO1***...

Pittsburgh Steelers Add Lance Moore and Michael Palmer
March 21st, 2014 at 9:37 PM
One day after the Pittsburgh Steelers lost wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to the Carolina Panthers, the team moved to sign a veteran receiver of their own. By the early afternoon, they accomplished that and more with the signing off two unrestricted free agents, wide receiver Lance Moore and tight end...

Pittsburgh Steelers Lose Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery to the Carolina Panthers
March 20th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
While many fans were busy dissecting the possibilities of former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was a potential road block lurking on the horizon. While the former Pro Bowl running back did spend multiple at team facilities, finalizing a deal was set to...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor History (2009-2013)
March 18th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
With the NFL Draft on the horizon, it is time for parades of prospects to start making their way to facilities across the nation. Every year, teams and potential draft picks go through these motions with each NFL franchise allowed up to 30 visitors (not counting players from the local...

Pittsburgh Steelers Re-sign Guy Whimper; Prepare to Meet Lance Moore
March 17th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
One week into the free agent signing period, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been surprisingly active. While, as usual, they gave seen some players leave, this year they have actually added at least one potential starter. However, there is still work to do. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the team re-signed offensive guard/tackle...

Pittsburgh Steelers Seven Round Mock Draft
March 16th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
One of the best parts of the NFL off season is the NFL Draft. With this years event moved to May, it gives fans even more time to dissect the players and determine the right fit for their favorite franchise. With free agency in full swing, some draft pictures are...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Lose Emmanuel Sanders; Schedule Visit with Free Agent Running Back James Starks
March 15th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
On Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos. While the Pittsburgh Steelers were Longshot's to retain him, his signing could continue to drive up the cost of veteran Jerricho Cotchery. ***PHOTO1*** Even though the NFLPA...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Nose Tackle Cam Thomas
March 14th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have added depth to their bleeding defensive line. On Friday, the franchise inked their second unrestricted free agent, San Diego Chargers nose tackle Cam Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** According to his agent David Canter, Thomas has signed a two-year contract with the Steelers. At 6-4, 330-pounds, the former fifth-round...

Pittsburgh Steelers Lose One Free Agent; Schedule Visits with Two Defensive Linemen
March 13th, 2014 at 10:42 PM
On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers watched two more of their players reach deals in other cities. While one, LaMarr Woodley, was released and was not expected back; there was an outside shot that defensive end Ziggy Hood could have returned. ***PHOTO1*** Hood may have become an option once Al Woods...

Pittsburgh Steelers Welcome Mike Mitchell; Bring Back Three Veterans
March 12th, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Wednesday was an active day for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they welcomed their newest member; safety Mike Mitchell, to the facility to finalize his 2014 cap friendly contract. It was also a day where they welcomed back some of their own. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, few details emerged on Mitchell's contact...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Carolina Panthers Free Safety Mike Mitchell
March 11th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
On Tuesday, NFL teams commenced a feeding frenzy as the bell rang on the start of the annual free agent signing period. For fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, this is usually just another day of the year; as the Steelers rarely venture into the waters until the frenzy has died...

Pittsburgh Steelers Restructure Antonio Brown to Meet NFL Salary Cap
March 7th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent most of the week maneuvering to get under the 2014 NFL salary cap. On Friday, they finished the process. However, the way they accomplished it was different than what many expected.   ***PHOTO1*** While many expected the release of LaMarr Woodley or the reworking of Ike...

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Roster Moves to Free Salary Cap Space
March 5th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers had busy day on Wednesday as the team made multiple roster moves to meet the leagues salary cap. In the process, they trimmed over $10 million from their 2014 Cap. ***PHOTO1*** The day started with word of two contact extensions to fan favorites, tight end Heath Miller...

Jason Worilds Signs His $9.754 Million Transition Tender
March 4th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
On Monday, news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers had placed the transition tag designation on outside linebacker Jason Worilds. On Tuesday, that situation came to an unexpected end when he signed the offer sheet. ***PHOTO1*** According CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora,  Worilds bypassed the chance to test the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Use the Transition Tag on Jason Worilds
March 3rd, 2014 at 9:42 PM
Everyone across the NFL knew that the Pittsburgh Steelers are in a pinch at outside linebacker. On one hand, they have overpaid but often injured LaMarr Woodley and on the other, young but relatively unproven unrestricted free agent Jason Worilds. The decision they make at that position will likely shape...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Wide Receiver Danny Coale to a Reserve/Futures Contract
January 30th, 2014 at 10:27 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be active this off-season adding potential depth to their roster. On Tuesday, as talk a around the city focused on Kirby Wilson, the team quietly added another wide out to the mix.***PHOTO1***The Steelers continue you build depth at the wide receiver position in 2014, a...