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Pittsburgh Steelers Beat Writer Ed Bouchette Named Recipient of the Annual Dick McCann Award
June 20th, 2014 at 11:58 PM
For many fans, watching retired Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis be passed over for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame was unbelievable. While never an explosive player, he may be the greatest big back in history and should be in the hall. ***PHOTO1*** Although Bettis will not...

Pittsburgh Steelers Mourn the Loss of Legend Chuck Noll
June 14th, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Friday was a sad day in Pittsburgh and across the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Steeler Nation lost another one of their all-time greats, as Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll passed away at his Sewickley home. Prior to his passing, the 82-year-old former coach had been under a...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Third Round Pick Dri Archer to a Four-Year Contract
June 13th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
One day after the Pittsburgh Steelers extended the contract of center Maukice Pouncey, the team reached a contract agreement with one of their two remaining unsigned draft choices: Dri Archer. At this point, no specific details of the four-year contract have been released. ***PHOTO1*** Archer was the fastest player (official...

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Maurkice Pouncey the Highest Paid Center in the NFL
June 12th, 2014 at 11:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers made headlines on Thursday by extending one of their core performers to a multi-year contract. While many fans may have expected that deal to go to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or outside linebacker Jason Worilds, they would have been wrong. Instead, it was center Maurkice Pouncey that was...

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 2014 Training Camp Schedule
June 10th, 2014 at 9:54 PM
While much of the city was caught up in Polanco Mania, as the Pittsburgh Pirates called up prized prospect Gregory Polanco to make his major league debut, the Pittsburgh Steelers were back at OTAs. In fact, the team was just across the parking lot on Tuesday taking reps at Heinz...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Fourth Round Pick Martavis Bryant to a Four-Year Contract
June 9th, 2014 at 10:58 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at OTAs on Monday, however they focused on team building instead of drills by venturing to Dan & Busters for an afternoon of fun and bonding. One player that was celebrating was rookie fourth round pick wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who inked his four-year deal...

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 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 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 Sign 10 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
May 11th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers completed the three days of the NFL Draft with nine prospects that all have a solid chance to make the roster. With the draft complete, it is now the time for the team to roll the dice on some potential diamonds in the rough by signing undrafted...

Pittsburgh Steelers Inside Linebacker Sean Spence Receives Full Medical Clearance to Return
May 5th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
On Monday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert got together for their annual pre-draft press conference. While as usual, there were only a few nuggets about the draft put out, there was some positive injury news that the tandem put out. ***PHOTO1***It appears that the...

NFL Releases the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Regular Season Schedule
April 23rd, 2014 at 9:26 PM
As was announced earlier in the week, the NFL released the 2014 schedule on Wednesday. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are coming off a second straight 8-8 season, will face an interesting slate as they try to get back into the playoffs.***PHOTO1*** While this will be a tough road, especially...

30 Prospects Set to Attend the 2014 NFL Draft
April 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 PM
On Tuesday, the NFL announced that 30 prospects would be on hand for the NFL Draft. According to the league, all 30 are expected to come off the board within the first three rounds of the draft. Included in with the bigger names of this class; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pick-up 2015 Option on Defensive End Cameron Heyward
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:43 AM
While much of the recent news has centered around the draft, there was different news coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers facility early Tuesday. With the CBA deadline to pick up the 2015 contract option for 2011 first round selections approaching, it should come as no surprise to anyone that...

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...

NFL Releases the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Preseason Schedule
April 9th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
After the nightmare that was the 2013 preseason, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping for better results in 2014. On Wednesday, the NFL made it known what that four-game schedule will look like.***PHOTO1*** As has become a preseason tradition, the Steelers will be losing out the exhibition season with...

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...