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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 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 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 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 Pre-Draft Visitor Wisconsin Nose Tackle Beau Allen
April 22nd, 2014 at 7:38 AM
One of the biggest disappointments of the 2013 season was the Pittsburgh Steelers run defense. Once a dominant force in the NFL, this unit sunk ranking near the bottom of the league. Some of that could be the departure of nose tackle Casey Hampton, who anchored that unit for over...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Minnesota Defensive Tackle Ra’Shede Hageman
April 19th, 2014 at 7:26 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a new look defensive line in 2014. Unfortunately, at this point, it is still a work in progress. Yes, the team has Cam Heyward, Steve McLendon and Cam Thomas in place as the likely starters, but after that, there are a lot of questions. The...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Nose Tackle Cam Thomas
March 14th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have added depth to their bleeding defensive line. On Friday, the franchise inked their second unrestricted free agent, San Diego Chargers nose tackle Cam Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** According to his agent David Canter, Thomas has signed a two-year contract with the Steelers. At 6-4, 330-pounds, the former fifth-round...

Pittsburgh Steelers Meet with Three More Prospects at the NFL Combine
February 24th, 2014 at 10:51 PM
The NFL Combine is in full swing and reports linking players to team meetings continue to be leaked.  While much of the focus has shifted to the defensive side of the ball, the news of who the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with continues to be intriguing.***PHOTO1*** While many of the...

Could Notre Dame Nose Tackle Louis Nix III Be the Anchor the Pittsburgh Steelers are Searching For?
February 7th, 2014 at 11:03 PM
As we enter the pre-combine portion of the draft process,  it is always hard to focus in on specific team targets. As Steelers 101 has mentioned in  past articles, this year seems to be extremely difficult to pin down what the Pittsburgh Steelers will do. However, that is not the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Potential Free Agent Nose Tackle Targets
January 6th, 2014 at 10:22 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are never a team that treads deeply into free agency and with their salary cap situation 2014 should not see a change. However, if there was ever a time to make a splash this would be the year.***PHOTO1*** Needing an influx of talent on defense, this would...

Pittsburgh Steelers Must Find Answers on Defense
November 7th, 2013 at 7:23 PM
There is no hiding the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense is struggling in 2013. In fact, talk of their vast struggles reached a point where head coach Mike Tomlin had to give defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau a vote of confidence. Now fans are left to wonder where the problems...

Pittsburgh Steelers Activate Alameda Ta’amu from PUP List; Lose Cornerback to Ankle Injury
August 5th, 2013 at 10:22 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers ramped down their practices today into shorts as they prepare for their mandated off day on Tuesday. During the session, they welcomed one of the players into practice for the first time.***PHOTO1***The Steelers activated nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu, who had been on the PUP list battling a...

Cortez Allen and Jason Worilds to Open Pittsburgh Steelers’ Training Camp as Starters
July 24th, 2013 at 9:34 PM
Training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers begins in two days and players and coaches are gearing up for the process. With all of the draft choices in the fold, the front office and coaches can focus on rebounding from the disappointing 8-8 season in 2012.***PHOTO1***While there are many question marks...

Steve McLendon May Be the Key to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Defense in 2013
July 16th, 2013 at 10:14 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a new look defense in some ways in 2013 with some veteran mainstays no longer on the roster. One of the biggest differences will be at potentially the most important position in their 3-4 schemes, nose tackle.***PHOTO1***One of the most underrated moves the team made...

Breaking Down the Defensive Line for 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 27th, 2013 at 11:18 PM
As America celebrates Memorial Day, it is time to stop, remember and appreciate those who have served our country.  Too often, those men and women who defend our freedom are overlooked and forgotten, especially when comparing it to the appreciation and gratitude fans show their favorite sports team. To those...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Florida Nose Tackle Omar Hunter
May 11th, 2013 at 11:28 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be heading into the 2013 campaign with three relatively inexperienced nose tackles battling for playing time. Nose tackle Steve McLendon appears to be the front runner after signing a three-year contract earlier in the offseason, with second-year players Alameda Ta’amu and Hebron Fangupo battling it...

Pittsburgh Steelers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Steve McLendon to a Three-Year Contract
April 18th, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Just one day after news broke that restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon took a visit to Wisconsin to spend time with the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers took a proactive stance. Potentially fearing a replay of the Emmanuel Sanders situation, the team reached an agreement for a...

Pittsburgh Steelers Nose Tackle Alameda Ta’amu Sentenced to Probation for October DUI Arrest
April 4th, 2013 at 10:42 PM
On the day that the NFL released the 2013 preseason schedule, one member of the Pittsburgh Steelers was in courtroom learning his fate from an October incident in the city. Nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu, who saw his rookie campaign and nearly his NFL career ruined by the arrest, was sentenced...

Pittsburgh Steelers Nose Tackle Negotiating Plea Agreement on Charges from Mid-Season Arrest
February 1st, 2013 at 10:40 PM
One day after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch became the recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award for his off-field service, another Steeler was in court because of his off-field exploits. 2012 rookie fourth-round selection Alameda Ta’amu was in a preliminary hearing stemming from the South Side incident that wrecked...

Has Casey Hampton Played His Last Down for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
January 1st, 2013 at 8:30 PM
As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin to navigate through this offseason, they will have to make some tough roster decisions in the coming weeks. With the team clearly over the salary cap, like last offseason, some veteran stalwarts have likely played their last game for the Steelers.***PHOTO1***One player clearly in the...