Found April 01, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
We’re finally in the month of April, arguably the most important month in the offseason for any team as the NFL draft gets closer by the day.  The Steelers, as per usual, are quiet during the free agency period. They take care of their in house players by offering tenders to those they want to keep and move forward with draft preparations. The wide receiver position, as early as last year, seemed to be full of promise for the future. Now it’s one that is definitely in question. There’s no need to keep beating the Mike Wallace dead horse; he’s still a Steeler and likely will remain so for at least 2012.  He’ll eventually sign his 1 yr. offer and with any luck the team will be able to get him signed long term during training camp or preseason.  Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders are still under contract for now and this offseason should be a lesson that even the highest rated restricted player rarely draws significant interest from other teams.  Both Brown and Sanders will be RFA’s ne...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Profile – G Brandon Brooks – Miami (Ohio)

We are gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft now and will be profiling players the Pittsburgh Steelers have in for pre draft visits along with a few others along the well that match what the Steelers will likely have on their draft board. Up first is guard Brandon Brooks from Miami (Ohio) University. Despite a nice senior season, Brooks did not receive an invite to the NFL scouting...

Antonio Brown Says No Doubt In His Mind That Mike Wallace Will Be Back With Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made it known Friday evening on NFL Total Access that he is pretty confident that restricted free agent teammate Mike Wallace will be back with the Steelers in 2012. Brown told Andrew Siciliano during his sit down interview that he expects Wallace to either return on his one-year tender offer or sign a long-term deal, and that the two...

Steelers Nike Apparel & New Era Hats Now Available

A quick post to let everyone know that you can now buy official licensed Nike Pittsburgh Steelers apparel as well as the new line of Steelers New Era hats as of today. Nike announced that they will be unveiling their new designs for all the NFL uniforms on Tuesday. According to reports, most teams uniforms won’t see a major change, though Nike did push for the freedom to make...

Steelers 1st Round Draft Analysis – Player

By Christopher DiMarino After analyzing the 1st round pick from a positional standpoint, the next logical step was to investigate the players at each of those position. Below I compiled the average drafting position according to a few mock drafts for the main Steelers 1st round possibilities. This group includes 3 Defensive Tackles (Fletcher Cox, Devon Still and Jerel Worthy), 4...

The Story On Dont’a Hightower

By Jeremy Hritz More and more mock drafts are beginning to emerge as we get closer to Thursday, April 26th, and over and over, the most popular name to be called by the Steelers at number 24 is Alabama inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Conventional wisdom asserts that the Steelers will draft either an offensive lineman or Hightower with the first pick, yet the depth at the offensive...

Mike Tomlin expects Rashard Mendenhall to play in 2012

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall suffered a torn ACL late in the 2011 season, head coach Mike Tomlin expects him to play at some point in 2012. “I am not looking at it from a totality of the season standpoint,” Tomlin said at the annual NFL meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., according to the club, per ProFootballWeekly.com. “I think it is...

Why Steelers Fans Shouldn’t Lose Sleep Over Ryan Tannehill

By Christopher DiMarino Without insulting either the Cleveland Browns organization or Ryan Tannehill, let me elaborate on why I believe Pittsburgh Steelers fans shouldn’t lose sleep over Tannehill. The Browns have been in hot water for the past 2 seasons regarding their franchise quarterback. Colt McCoy is a very hard worker and a great leader, but many doubt he has the physical...
Steelers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.