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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 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 Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Mississippi Offensive Tackle Emmanuel McCray
June 1st, 2014 at 10:40 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a quiet weekend as they prepare to wrap up their OTAs this week. With the additional salary cap space heading their way, it will be interesting to watch to see if they reach extensions with any of the players currently under contract. If they were,...

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 Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Cincinnati Quarterback Brendon Kay
May 28th, 2014 at 8:43 PM
One of the biggest stories to come out of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTAs was the return of center Maurkice Pouncey to the field. While these were non-contact drills, the fact he is healthy enough to take reps eight months after injuring his ACL is a positive sign for 2014. ***PHOTO1***...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Missouri Tight End Eric Waters
May 27th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers Opened their OTAs on Tuesday by announcing that they had signed two more draft choices in offensive tackle Wesley Johnson and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. More importantly, they made it through the session without injury. ***PHOTO1*** One of the players who was there was undrafted rookie free agent...

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...

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: East Carolina Offensive Tackle Will Simmons
May 17th, 2014 at 9:16 PM
On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers continued through their rookie minicamp. While some players were taking part fourth round selection Martavis Bryant was on the sideline after suffering a minor injury on Friday. With none of the draft choices signed, the Steelers (and other NFL franchises) will be extremely cautious with...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: UAB Offensive Tackle Kaycee Ike
May 16th, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Coming off consecutive 8-8 seasons, fans across the Pittsburgh area are starting to get antsy. For the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 starts now  as the team expected select veterans and rookies to be in town for the annual rookie minicamp this weekend. ***PHOTO1*** While this is the first time coaches and...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Youngstown State Offensive Guard Chris Elkins
May 15th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers did to many fans surprise add some more young depth to their offensive line in the NFL Draft with the selection of Vanderbilt tackle Wesley Johnson. The team was not finished there, adding three more linemen as undrafted rookie free agents.***PHOTO1*** Youngstown state offensive guard Chris Elkins may...

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...

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 Select UMASS Tight End Rob Blanchflower in the Seventh Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their 2014 NFL Draft by selecting a small-school tight end prospect in Rob Blanchflower from Massachusetts. While somewhat an unknown commodity, he did catch enough of the coaching staffs eye to warrant an inventation during the pre-draft process. ***PHOTO1*** Blanchflower is not a hybrid receiver like...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Tennessee Nose Tackle Daniel McCullers in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Early in the draft process, many experts and fans pegged Notre Dame nose tackle Lois Nix as a potential target for the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Nix was on the board throughout day one and day two, the team waited to grab a two-down nose. Instead, they waited until the sixth...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select UCLA Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Through the first five rounds of the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have clearly had an interesting haul. They have added size, speed, and athleticism at multiple areas of their roster. Heading into the sixth round, they could really head any direction, although outside linebacker would make the most sense....

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Vanderbilt Center Wesley Johnson in the Fifth Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 4:32 PM
After adding a cornerback with their first fifth round selection, the Pittsburgh Steelers turned their attention to their offensive line. This move comes as a surprise, as the team appears to set up front. However, Vanderbilt offensive center Wesley Johnson is an interesting prospect that can add position flexibility. ***PHOTO1***...