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Breaking Down the Safeties for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
July 3rd, 2014 at 10:53 PM
The breakdown of the potential 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers defense may be a challenge, as every position has seen both addition and subtractions in an attempt to get younger and faster. One position that will definitely have a different look is safety, where the team parted ways with one veteran and made...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Stanford Cornerback / Safety Devon Carrington
May 14th, 2014 at 10:25 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their draft on Saturday by selecting only one prospect in the secondary: Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson. That matched that number in their undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA) haul by signing Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington. ***PHOTO1*** Carrington may not be a household name in Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Arizona Cornerback Shaquille Richardson in the Fifth Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 4:04 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers started day three of the NFL Draft by adding a tall wide receiver with speed in Clemson receiver Martavis Bryant. With their first fifth round selection, they turned back to their defense and added a cornerback that had visited the team during the pre-draft process. ***PHOTO1*** Cornerback...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Georgia Tech Cornerback/Safety Jemea Thomas
May 4th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
There is no doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers will add players to their secondary during the NFL Draft. Looking at their visit list, there have been three positions that have stood out during the pre-draft process: wide receiver, cornerback, and outside linebacker. In fact, the majority of visitors during the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Washington State Safety Deone Bucannon
April 13th, 2014 at 10:16 PM
After attacking the safety position early in free agency with the signing of free safety Mike Mitchell, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened some eyes over the past weeks by hosting multiple potential early-round safety prospects. While that could be a sign of being thorough, it could also be a sign...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Ohio State Cornerback Bradley Roby
April 10th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw three prospects tour the teams practice facility on Thursday, all from the defensive side of the ball. Included in the list of the latest pre-draft visitors is at least one prospect that could be their first-round target. Those players were Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, UCLA...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Minnesota Safety Brock Vereen
April 8th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have brought in a variety of prospects as pre-draft visitors. Most importantly, they have been players projected at different levels of the draft, which makes for interesting fodder for mock drafts as the NFL Draft approaches. ***PHOTO1*** While Louisville free safety Calvin Pryor opened some eyes with...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Louisville Free Safety Calvin Pryor
April 8th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their annual march of pre-draft prospects on Monday by hosting an intriguing prospect. While many experts and fans have them earmarked for a cornerback or wide receiver in round one, the idea of looking at safety has long been forgotten. That could change if Louisville safety...

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 Host Free Agent Safety Louis Delmas
February 17th, 2014 at 10:56 PM
It would be hard to imagine the Pittsburgh Steelers signing an available free agent at any point this week. However, that did not stop them from hosting one of the best on the open market. ***PHOTO1*** Monday, the Steelers spent part of the day visiting with former Detroit Lions safety...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Two More to Reserve/Futures Contracts
January 10th, 2014 at 10:49 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their active off-season on Friday by adding two more players to the roster. This time, the team signed a safety and a wide receiver to Reserve/Futures contacts.***PHOTO1***While there is no guarantee that either wide receiver Jasper Collins or safety Jordan Dangerfield will make any type of...

Pittsburgh Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu and Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Receive NFL Honors
November 27th, 2013 at 9:06 PM
For a second consecutive week, the Pittsburgh Steelers saw one of their players receive AFC Player of the Week honors from the league. While many may have thought that honor would have went to William Gay, who had a marvelous game with a forced fumble and a pick six, it...

Pittsburgh Steelers Rework Bottom of Their Roster
October 10th, 2013 at 11:33 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to re-make the bottom of their roster this week with the signing of veteran inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and now safety will Allen. While these moves may not be significant in the grand scheme as they try to climb out of the 0-4 hole, they could...

Is William Gay the Pittsburgh Steelers Most Important Offseason Signing?
July 9th, 2013 at 11:54 PM
When the Pittsburgh Steelers inked William Gay to a three-year contract early this offseason, little did fans know that could be the most important move of the offseason. Yes, drafting Jarvis Jones in the first round fills a long term void, and re-signing Matt Spaeth could pay dividends if Heath...

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers Target Ryan Clark for a Contract Extension?
June 15th, 2013 at 11:19 PM
This is the time of the year that Pittsburgh Steeler's general manager sits down and completes one or two contract extensions. Last season, wide receiver Antonio Brown inked a multi-year deal. This season, the Steelers do have some extra money under the cap and will likely look to extend at...

Hall of Fame Cornerback Rod Woodson Returning as a Coaching Intern for Minicamp
June 11th, 2013 at 10:49 PM
The big news around Pittsburgh today centered on prized prospect Gerrit Cole, who was making his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park (an 8-2 victory). It is crazy, but that excitement even overshadowed the positive news on quarterback Ben Roethlisbergers’ recovery and even the leads in...

Breaking Down the Safeties for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 2nd, 2013 at 10:41 PM
With the news of the Mike Adams stabbing resonating throughout Steeler Nation, we at Steelers 101 would like to wish him a speedy recovery. Injuries are always tough to deal with, but when these injuries come from the hands of criminals, it is much harder to understand. Get well Mike!***PHOTO1***The safety...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Fourth-Round Pick Shamarko Thomas to a Four-Year Contract
May 16th, 2013 at 10:23 PM
 The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally signed one of their nine draft choices. On Thursday, they inked safety Shamarko Thomas to a four-year contract (financial terms undisclosed). The Steelers thought enough about Thomas to trade a 2014 third round selection to the Cleveland Browns to add the former Syracuse safety with...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: West Virginia Outside Linebacker Terence Garvin
May 8th, 2013 at 10:15 PM
After this past weekend’s mini-camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed one of the players they invited for a tryout, West Virginia outside linebacker Terence Garvin. Of course, one of the big questions with him will be, what position is he going to play.***PHOTO1***An experienced hybrid safety / linebacker (Spur) in the...