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Category: ‘Offense’

Breaking Down the Offensive Line for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 25th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The breakdown of the potential 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete. With the skill positions wrapped up, all that remains is potentially the most important part of he unit, the offensive line. This season, the line will be undergoing some schematic changes, including the move toward a more zone-based...

Breaking Down the Running Back Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers running game has been hot and cold over the past few seasons, mostly cold according to the majority of fans. Of course, the causes are many, no consistency from the backs, a battered offensive line, and questionable play calling. Although, there were signs of improvement in 2013,...

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...

Breaking Down the Wide Receiver Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 17th, 2014 at 10:11 PM
The Steelers' wide receivers are an interesting bunch and there will be some critical that will take place during this offseason. Steelers 101 has documented the receiver situation many times with Antonio Brown and free agent signee Lance Moore assuming the veteran leadership roles as Jerricho Cotchery (Carolina Panthers) and...

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 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 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...

Breaking Down the Tight End Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 7th, 2014 at 10:59 PM
In looking ahead at the Pittsburgh Steelers roster for 2014, many of the changes will be centered on the defense. While there will be some new faces on offense, many familiar faces will return. Tight end is one such position that should not see much turnover. ***PHOTO1*** Leading the way...

Breaking Down the Quarterback Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 6th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
With the Pittsburgh Steelers nearing the end of their voluntary OTAs, it has come time to start breaking down the potential 2014 roster and predict some of the better training camp battles. While some positions may be close to solidified, there will definitely be major changes from the group that...

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Returns to OTAs; Team Makes a Roster Move at Wide Receiver
June 5th, 2014 at 9:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a familiar face return to their OTAs on Wednesday as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to team activities to work on the no-huddle offense. With Roethlisberger back, the only regular that was not available was safety Troy Polamalu. ***PHOTO1*** The Steelers also made a minor roster move...

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 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...

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 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: 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: 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...