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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 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 Pre-Draft Visitor Notre Dame Defensive End Stephon Tuitt
April 20th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have brought in an interesting group of prospects for pre-draft visits over the past few weeks. With roughly three-weeks until the NFL Draft, it is hard to figure out exactly who their target will be. Although, there is little doubt that the Steelers will address their defensive...

Pittsburgh Steelers Lose One Free Agent; Schedule Visits with Two Defensive Linemen
March 13th, 2014 at 10:42 PM
On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers watched two more of their players reach deals in other cities. While one, LaMarr Woodley, was released and was not expected back; there was an outside shot that defensive end Ziggy Hood could have returned. ***PHOTO1*** Hood may have become an option once Al Woods...

Pittsburgh Steelers Demote Mike Adams and Ziggy Hood Heading into Week 6
October 8th, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Pirates Fever is still drowning out the misery that is the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers and their dismal 0-4 start. In fact, the was little fanfare given to the news Tuesday that head coach Mike Tomlin is finally making a line-up change that many fans have been calling for and it...

Pittsburgh Steelers See Tight End Matt Spaeth Go Down to an Undisclosed Injury
August 7th, 2013 at 10:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back in pads on Wednesday after taking Tuesday off. While practice did not appear to be as physical as previous sessions, there was an injury that could have an impact.***PHOTO1***During the practice, which was moved up due to the treat of rain, tight end Matt Spaeth...

Could Ziggy Hood Be Next up for a Contract Extension?
June 16th, 2013 at 9:25 PM
Fathers' Day is always a great day and a special day for many in Steeler Nation. From us at Steelers 101, we would like to take a chance to thank all of the fathers that follow us  and read our material: from all of us at the website, Happy Fathers'...

Steelers Sign Three More Draft Picks Including First-Round Selection Jarvis Jones
June 3rd, 2013 at 10:42 PM
With the contract of former offensive guard Willie Colon finally off the salary cap, the Pittsburgh Steelers made quick work signing the majority of their draft class. Monday the team came to terms with three more selections, first round pick Jarvis Jones, second round selection Le'Veon Bell and seventh round...

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: Louisiana-Lafayette Defensive End Cordian Hagans
May 13th, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Although, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent two first round selections on the defensive end position in the past few NFL Drafts, they lack long-term depth at the positions. With former first round selection Ziggy Hood is in the final year of his rookie contract, veteran Brett Keisel growing older by...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Northwestern Defensive End Brian Arnfelt
May 12th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers waited until the end of the NFL Draft to address their defensive line. However, they did not stop there by inking Northwestern defensive tackle Brian Arnfelt to an undrafted rookie contract moments after the conclusion of the NFL Draft.***PHOTO1***Arnfelt , who played defensive tackle at Northwestern would...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Samford Defensive End Nick Williams in the Seventh Round of the 2013 NFL Draft
April 28th, 2013 at 1:53 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their draft by adding to their defensive line with an underrated prospect at number 223. The Steelers grabbed Samford defensive tackle Nick Williams in the seventh round.***PHOTO1***Williams is raw, having only one-year of high school football, is an athletic defensive lineman. At 6-5, 309 pounds, he...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Profile: Clemson Defensive End / Outside Linebacker Malliciah Goodman
April 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Every year the Pittsburgh Steelers look at college defensive ends to transition to outside linebacker, and have demonstrated an ability to find ones to perform. At times, these players are not considered optimum by scouts for the outside and pan out for the Steelers. One such player is LaMarr Woodley,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Undrafted Free Agent Ikponmwosa Igbinosun Could Land a Roster Spot at Defensive End
July 11th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Every year, it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers sign an unknown gem as an undrafted rookie free agent, with a player coming from nowhere to make the squad. This year, the team signed a handful of prospects, who hope to be that player.***PHOTO1***At a quick glance, punter Drew Butler...

Breaking Down the Defensive Line for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 24th, 2012 at 8:33 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in somewhat a rebuilding stage along their defensive line. Gone to retirement are long-time veterans defensive end Aaron Smith and nose tackle Chris Hoke and even nose tackle Casey Hampton, who is recovering from an ACL injury,  had to take a large pay cut to remain...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile – Southern Connecticut Defensive Tackle Ikponmwosa (Ike) Igbinosun
May 12th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly ignored the defensive end position this offseason and in the NFL Draft. They did host future second round selection, defensive end Derek Wolfe (Denver Broncos) during the pre-draft visit portion of the process, but decided to pass on defensive ends with any of their nine selections....

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile – Yale Defensive End Jake Stoller
May 11th, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Another area of minor concern for Pittsburgh Steelers fans is the apparent lack of depth at defensive end. In fact, many fans expected to Steelers to address both defensive end and nose tackle in the NFL Draft. While the Steelers did grab a nose tackle in Alameda Ta’amu in the draft,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Prospect Profile, Cincinnati Defensive End Derek Wolfe
April 19th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** It would not surprise anyone if the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a defensive lineman in the draft, especially a nose tackle. In fact, defensive line has been a constant theme over the past three seasons, spending two number one selections on defensive ends Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. This offseason, the...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Continue to Trim Roster, Cut James Farrior and Aaron Smith
March 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers fans around the world are crying out in mourning after another round of cuts by the franchise. Over the past days, not only have the Steelers parted way with core veterans and fan favorites WR Hines Ward ,DE Aaron Smith and OG Chris Kemoeatu, today they added another...

Looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers Run Defense
December 27th, 2011 at 2:49 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers captured a huge win on Saturday, keeping their slim hopes alive for a first round bye in the playoffs. However, this win again was a mixed bag. Defensively, the result of a shutout looks good, but by closer observation, it was not the dominating performance that Steelers...