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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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 Ohio State Outside Linebacker Ryan Shazier at Number 15 in the NFL Draft
May 8th, 2014 at 11:27 PM
With fan favorite, cornerback Darqueze Dennard, still on the board, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to a different direction with their number 15 selection. With that pick, the Steelers grabbed Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier.***PHOTO1*** Shazier was one of the more interesting linebacker prospects that the Steelers brought in for a...

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...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Ohio State Outside Linebacker Ryan Shazier
April 24th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be hard team to place during draft preps. While need would point to cornerback, wide receiver, or defensive line early in the process, they could decide to go with the best player available after plugging some holes in free agency. If that is the case,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor UCLA Linebacker Anthony Barr
April 24th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
After drafting Jarvis Jones in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and placing the Transition Tag on linebacker Jason Worilds , it would be hard to imagine that the Pittsburgh Steelers would select a linebacker with their pick at number 15. However, that could all change if pre-draft...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Oregon State Defensive End Scott Crichton
April 23rd, 2014 at 7:37 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have marginal depth in their linebacker corps heading into 2014. To that end, it should be no surprise that more linebackers have visited the team facilities than at any other position in the draft. While many of those are tweeners and may only provide pass rush value...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Texas Outside Linebacker/Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat
April 21st, 2014 at 9:04 PM
One of the surprising trends that has developed in this past month for the Pittsburgh Steelers is the amount of potential outside linebackers that the team has hosted as pre-draft visitors. While most have been Day Two slated prospects, the fact that these players are slated in the top tier of the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor UCLA Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt
April 15th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have to add some young talent to their roster in this draft. More importantly, the addition of some versatile defenders could go a long way at improving depth at multiple positions. One such player could be UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. ***PHOTO1*** Zumwalt is an experienced linebacker (30...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Boston College Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis
April 14th, 2014 at 10:15 PM
One of the intriguing trends that developed over the past few weeks is the amount of linebackers that have made their way to Pittsburgh as pre-draft visitors. On one hand, there is already a lot of money tied up in that position making it hard to imagine the Pittsburgh Steelers...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Arizona State Linebacker Carl Bradford
April 12th, 2014 at 11:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to meet with prospects on Friday, hosting three more potential draft picks. Again, these players came from the defensive side of the ball and all of these new pre-draft visitors come from positions of need. These are Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, Arizona State linebacker Carl...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Ohio State Cornerback Bradley Roby
April 10th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw three prospects tour the teams practice facility on Thursday, all from the defensive side of the ball. Included in the list of the latest pre-draft visitors is at least one prospect that could be their first-round target. Those players were Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, UCLA...

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***...

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...