Archives

Category: ‘Defense’

Breaking Down the Inside Linebackers for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
July 7th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
There will definitely be a different look to the Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers in 2014. Gone is veteran Larry Foote, who missed almost the all of 2013 due to injury. While Lawrence Timmons returns, the cast of players next to him will be different. ***PHOTO1*** Starting opposite Timmons will likely...

Breaking Down the Defensive Line for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
July 5th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
As America continues to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, it is time to stop, remember, and appreciate those who have served our country and protected our freedom. Too often, those men and women who defend our freedom are overlooked and forgotten, especially when comparing it to the appreciation and gratitude...

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Chris Carter Has a Lot to Prove Entering Training Camp
July 4th, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Much of the recent Pittsburgh Steelers news has centered on the linebacking corps has mostly focused on rookie first round pick Ryan Shazier. Rightfully so, with his linebacker lineage, he may be able to transition into the Pittsburgh Steelers' system quicker than others, potentially even earning playing time early in...

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 Sign Second Round Pick Stephon Tuitt to a Four-Year Contract
June 18th, 2014 at 11:12 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their minicamp on Wednesday with an array of big plays for both the offensive and defensive units. During the session, the team also found time to make some roster moves. ***PHOTO1*** The most important move was to secure their final draft choice, Notre Dame defensive end...

Pittsburgh Steelers Prepare to Open Minicamp on Tuesday
June 16th, 2014 at 10:47 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their OTAs last week and will be set for their mandatory minicamp starting on Tuesday. For some, this step in the process will be important, as the staff is working on depth charts and the front office is weighing extensions. ***PHOTO1*** For the first time in...

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Arthur Moats Learning the System on the Fly
June 11th, 2014 at 10:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are down to their last OTA session prior to their mandatory minicamp. While the results of these sessions have been mostly uneventful, there is one story that has floated under the RADAR that could possibly cause concern for some fans, Jason Worilds’ calf injury. ***PHOTO1*** On one...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign First Round Pick Ryan Shazier to a Four-Year Contract
June 5th, 2014 at 9:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with their first round pick, linebacker Ryan Shazier, on a four-year contract agreement (with a fifth year option). The athletic linebacker with incredible speed will receive a fully guaranteed salary in the $9 million range with a $5 million signing bonus. ***PHOTO1*** Shazier was...

Pittsburgh Steelers Return to the Field for OTAs with Ike Taylor Back at the Facility
June 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field as they continue with their voluntary OTAs. Joining the team on Tuesday was cornerback Ike Taylor and rookie running back Dri Archer, who did not take part in team activities last week. ***PHOTO1*** For Taylor, who was training on his own in...

Pittsburgh Steelers are Poised to Receive Salary Cap Release Early in the Week
May 31st, 2014 at 12:14 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed five of their nine draft picks to this point and will likely finish that part of their house cleaning this week as LaMarr Woodley will finally come off the salary cap. Once that is finished, the team may still have some money to play with...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Shaquille Richardson; Make Two Roster Moves
May 29th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued with their OTAs and made a couple of roster moves. The biggest news was reaching a four-year contract agreement with fifth round pick Shaquille Richardson. The Arizona cornerback had been in camp and working out with the team, now he can relax and focus on opening...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Alabama Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Cornerback Deion Belue
May 28th, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Many fans believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers made a mistake by not adding more young cornerbacks to the roster during the draft. In fact, many were surprised that the team did not add more through their undrafted rookie free agent class. That all changed on Wednesday, as the team made...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Shepherd Outside Linebacker Howard Jones
May 25th, 2014 at 9:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to add youth to their linebacker corps in this draft and they did by selecting two prospects during the NFL Draft: Ryan Shazier and Jordan Zumwalt. They also signed an interesting prospect as an undrafted rookie free agent: Shepard outside linebacker Howard Jones. ***PHOTO1*** Jones is...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Louisville Defensive Tackle Roy Philon
May 23rd, 2014 at 11:06 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the middle of reworking their roster. As the offseason continues, they will also receive some salary cap relief on June 2, when linebacker LaMarr Woodley officially comes off the books. While they will need that money to finish signing draft picks, they could also look...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Must Say No to James Harrison and Santonio Holmes
May 22nd, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been talking about the story that been floating around that former players James Harrison and Santonio Holmes would like to rejoin the franchise. For some fans, this is something Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin, and Art Rooney II have to do, that in some way...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Stanford Defensive End Josh Mauro
May 20th, 2014 at 10:16 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have some interesting battles at multiple positions during training camp and their preseason tilts. One of the best places to watch may be the defensive line, where there are some young prospects that will be trying to make an impression. ***PHOTO1*** One prospect that could be...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Two Draft Picks to Four-Year Contracts
May 19th, 2014 at 9:30 PM
On the day that the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that the team will add 3,000 seats to Heinz Field for the 2015 season, they were also busy signing two of their nine draft choices. During the announcement, team president Art Rooney II announced that no tax money will be used in...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Wisconsin Defensive End Ethan Hemer
May 18th, 2014 at 10:37 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their rookie minicamp on Sunday, with no big surprises. This is a great touch of news, as the team could not afford a season ending injury of any type at this stage of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** The biggest news to come out, was the amount of...

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...

Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 NFL Draft
May 12th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
When the dust finally settled Saturday night after the three-day NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to be happy about the way the event progressed. Heading into the draft, the Steelers had multiple holes to fill and needed to infuse youth into their aging roster, something they did throughout the...