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Category: ‘Defense’

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 Could Look at Multiple Cornerbacks in the Draft
March 22nd, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Lost in the news of Jerricho Cotchery signing with the Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers signing Lance Moore was the fact that the team played host to an unrestricted free agent cornerback. Yes, the Chris Owens eventually decided to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, his visit continues to...

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 to Clear More Cap Space by Releasing LaMarr Woodley and Restructuring Ike Taylor
March 10th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were pre-free agency roster moves. In the process, they seemed to have finished tweaking their salary cap, at least for the moment.***PHOTO1*** The first move was almost a foregone conclusion; they released linebacker LaMarr Woodley, designating him a June 1 cut for cap purposes. This...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Interested in Cornerback Alterraun Verner
March 9th, 2014 at 6:05 PM
With the NFL in the midst of their pre-free agency legalized tampering period, social media is full of some interesting tidbits. Of course, fans should temper their excitement when reading about these rumors, as the information (or misinformation) cannot be verified until the official signing period begins. ***PHOTO1***  On Saturday,...

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...

Auburn Outside Linebacker Dee Ford Could Be an Interesting Prospect for the Pittsburgh Steelers
February 26th, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers roster, they are truly in a tough spot at outside linebacker, the heart and soul of their 3-4 scheme. While it is unlikely they lose both LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds, stranger things have happened.***PHOTO1*** One prospect who could fit into the Steelers plans is...

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Use Their Franchise Tag on Linebacker Jason Worilds?
February 25th, 2014 at 10:43 PM
With all of the news coming out of the NFL Combine, it is easy to overlook the fact that the free agency period starts in a mere two weeks. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, there is a lot of work to do and decisions to be made, with none more pressing...

Pittsburgh Steelers Meet with Three More Prospects at the NFL Combine
February 24th, 2014 at 10:51 PM
The NFL Combine is in full swing and reports linking players to team meetings continue to be leaked.  While much of the focus has shifted to the defensive side of the ball, the news of who the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with continues to be intriguing.***PHOTO1*** While many of the...

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...

Oklahoma State Cornerback Justin Gilbert Could Catch the Pittsburgh Steelers Eye at Number 15
February 15th, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been outspoken with their thoughts on what positions they believe to team should take in the 2014 NFL Draft. Defense, defense, defense, that is all they want, defense. In a perfect world it would be that easy. ***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Bring Back Joey Porter as a Defensive Assistant
February 11th, 2014 at 10:17 PM
As the league calendar hits a lull, with two weeks until the NFL Combine, things for these most part have been quiet at the Pittsburgh Steelers facilities. That all changed on Tuesday, as the team made another addition to their coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** After a seven-year absence, the Steelers brought...

Could Notre Dame Nose Tackle Louis Nix III Be the Anchor the Pittsburgh Steelers are Searching For?
February 7th, 2014 at 11:03 PM
As we enter the pre-combine portion of the draft process,  it is always hard to focus in on specific team targets. As Steelers 101 has mentioned in  past articles, this year seems to be extremely difficult to pin down what the Pittsburgh Steelers will do. However, that is not the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Face Many Questions on Defense Heading into 2014
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 PM
 Pittsburgh Steelers got to see what an attacking and dominate defense can do, as the Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos on Sunday in the Super Bowl. Their intimidating and physical brand of defense embarrassed the Broncos number one offense, something that used to be synonymous with the Steelers.***PHOTO1*** For...

Super Bowl Should Remind Fans of When the Pittsburgh Steelers Had an Intimidating Defense
February 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
As many Pittsburgh Steelers fans watch the first half of them Super Bowl, thoughts of what is holding their beloved Steelers back should be obvious. What was once an intimidating defense, is now but mediocre and until they get it fixed, 8-8 will be the norm. ***PHOTO1***Yes, Denver Broncos quarterback...

Buffalo Bills to Interview Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Jerry Olsavsky for Linebacker Coach Position
January 29th, 2014 at 9:26 PM
Much of the off-season coaching discussions in Pittsburgh have centered around the openings and new hires on the offensive side of the ball. While both openings were a bit of a surprise to some extent considering the steady improvement of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2013, it is also surprising...