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Kelvin Beachum Earns a Hefty Bonus from the NFL Performance-Based Pay Program
March 25th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
While many of the Pittsburgh Steelers front office personnel continued to take part in the owners' meetings, one of of their players received a bump in salary. Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, who came in and stabilized the offensive line, saw a significant bump in pay from the Performance-Based Pay program....

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Cortez Allen Reaches 2013 League Incentives
January 18th, 2014 at 4:37 PM
Every season some players across the NFL reach league mandated  incentives based on a combination of playing time and draft positioning. This season the Pittsburgh Steelers watched one of their young defenders reach those points.***PHOTO1*** While cornerback Cortez Allen did not have the season many had expected once the team...

Jonathan Dwyer and Antonio Brown Fined for Plays Against the Chicago Bears
September 28th, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Overlooked in the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers started their journey to London to face the Minnesota Vikings was the story that a couple of Steelers will give up some of their money. This week, the NFL fined two Steelers for plays in their Week 3 battle against the Chicago...

NFL Sets the 2013 Salary Cap at $123 Million, a Slight Increase from 2012
February 28th, 2013 at 8:09 PM
The majority of this past week has seen the Pittsburgh Steelers restructure players to ease their way into compliance of the 2013 NFL salary cap. Today, teams across the league learned what that number will be.***PHOTO1*** At this point, it appears that the salary cap will sit somewhere between $123 million...

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch Wins the Byron “Whizzer” White Award
January 31st, 2013 at 8:27 PM
It was announced early on Thursday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was the recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award. The award, named for former Steeler (1938) and Supreme Court Justice Byron "Whizzer" White is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a player by the NFLPA.***PHOTO1***For Batch,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch a Finalist for the Annual “Whizzer” White Award
January 23rd, 2013 at 10:33 PM
It was announced that Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback Charlie Batch is a finalist for the annual Byron "Whizzer" White Award. Batch will join four other finalists for the highest honor given to members of the NFL Players Association.***PHOTO1***This award, named for former Steeler (1938) and Supreme Court Justice, Byron “Whizzer”...

Pittsburgh Steelers and Emmanuel Sanders Fined $50,000 by NFL for Faking Injury Against the Cincinnati Bengals
November 9th, 2012 at 7:38 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders opened this week knowing that he would likely see an increased role Monday night against Kansas City Chiefs with wide receiver Antonio Brown injured and doubtful for the game. Of Friday, he ended the week by receiving some bad news in a letter from...

Will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Send a Message About Player Safety After Hit on Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich?
August 13th, 2012 at 9:26 PM
With the Pittsburgh Steelers taking the day off from training camp, talk around the city turned beck to some of the event in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. In fact, by all accounts it is one play in particular that is raising the ire of Steelers fans.***PHOTO1***If you...

Pittsburgh Steelers Do not Intend on Reducing the $2.72 Million RFA Tender Given to Wide Receiver Mike Wallace
June 16th, 2012 at 9:20 PM
June 15th came and went and luckily, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace still has his $2.72 million tender on the table. Yes, as it has been well documented, according to the CBA, the Steelers could have slashed that offer tremendously (down to $577,000), but instead have shown the restricted...

Ryan Clark Fined $40,000 for Hit, Will Appeal
November 10th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 for a hit he laid on Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson on Sunday night. The hit, the league claims, was helmet to helmet and thus a finable offense. Clark was fined $40,000 as a repeat offender; the prior week he garnered...

Ryan Clark Speaks to ESPN’s Mike and Mike on Negotiations, Roger Goodell
July 26th, 2011 at 1:13 PM
***PHOTO1***Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has been his team's player representative during the negotiations between the NFL players and the NFL owners the past few months. Yesterday the two sides agreed on a bargaining agreement, effectively ending the lockout. Clark spoke to ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike program this morning about...