Found May 02, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
Three years ago the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted two wide receivers in the 2010 NFL Draft. In the third round they drafted Emmanuel Sanders and three rounds later they selected Antonio Brown. During their rookie year the Steelers went to Super Bowl 45 where the Green Bay Packers defeated them. During the playoffs that year Brown made a miraculous catch against the Baltimore Ravens and opened Steelers’ fans eyes. Sanders on the other hand lost much of his rookie year to foot injuries and those two story lines have stuck to those two receivers ever since. Brown keeps making plays and was named the Steelers team MVP in 2011 and Sanders has battled injuries and will become a starter for the first time in his career next season. Following their rookie year the Steelers were still higher on Sanders abilities and future as a player than they were on Brown. That shows the level of talent that they believe he has and if he can stay healthy in 2013 he has a chance to show what he can do. When Mike Wallace left for the Miami Dolphins in free agency it opened a starting job for Sanders. However, Sanders also was a free agent and almost followed Wallace out the door when he signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. The Steelers decided to match that offer and Sanders is getting ready to start in 2013. Today Sanders joined ESPN First Take and NFL Live and talked about his excitement for the upcoming season. He, like Brown before him, also said that the offense wasn’t focused in 2012 and that he believes that will change next season. Sanders also said that he knew the Steelers would match his deal and bring him back to Pittsburgh. If they still see [...]

Steelers reportedly expected to sign Steve Breaston

ESPN’s John Clayton mentioned on Thursday’s NFL Live that the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to sign free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston within the next couple of weeks. The Steelers will likely sign Breaston to a veteran minimum deal.  My guess is that it will be a one-year contract. While Breaston isn’t Mike Wallace, he’s a solid weapon that can help out Pittsburgh’s...

WR Emmanuel Sanders Says Steelers Expecting 70 Catches,1,000 Yards From Him In 2013

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We all love speed, and ever since the 2013 NFL draft concluded, people can't stop talking about Utah wide receiver Reggie Dunn, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent late Saturday. Dunn, who reportedly ran a 4.OHCRAP during his March pro day, had more 100-yard kick return touchdowns in his college career (5) than any player in NCAA history. He...

A Different Look: What Drafting Jones in the First Round Could Mean for the Steelers

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Steelers Trading to Land Shamarko Thomas May Say Just as Much About Markus Wheaton

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2013 A Make-or-Break Season for Steelers Middle Linebacker Group

There are a lot of question marks facing the Pittsburgh Steelers at middle linebacker. In fact, outside of Lawrence Timmons it may be the most concerning position on the Steelers defense moving forward. Right now the starter alongside Timmons is the soon to be 33 year old Larry Foote. Foote played well last year, but he is a liability in coverage and he isn’t getting any younger...

How Can the Steelers Keep Making Signings When They Have “No” Cap Space?

A fan asked me how the Pittsburgh Steelers can keep making signings when they have very little cap space left. For instance the Steelers signed Former-Pitt running back Larod Stephens-Howling, who played with Todd Haley in Arizona, to a contract with a $620,000 cap hit when they only had about $650,000 in cap space. Following that move they drafted nine players, signed 15 undrafted...

A Look At The Quarterbacks Drafted From Round Four And Later Since 1993

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft, the speculation has been running rampant as to what it means for starter Ben Roethlisberger. If you look back through the history of the draft, you can clearly see why Roethlisberger shouldn't be losing any sleep. Dating back to the 1993 NFL draft, there...

Lewis: Thoughts on the Steelers Roster Following the 2013 NFL Draft

By Jeremiah Lewis As I discussed last time (read Jeremiah’s last post here), the Steelers certainly had their share of needs.  The short list being running back, wide receiver, safety and linebacker.  Assuming the offensive line can stay healthy, it is finally possible to say that we are not only talented but are solid with the potential to keep Ben upright and well protected...

Craig Wolfley Podcast w/ Tom Bradley & Chris Hoke | Steelers Talk

May 2, 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Post Draft Talk Former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley and former Steelers Defensive Lineman Chris Hoke join former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and now broadcaster Craig Wolfley on his podcast. LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST LINK AT END OF POST: THE PODCAST: TALKING POINTS Producer Frank forgot to turn [...]

Pittsburgh Steelers Waive WR Bert Reed

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted two wide receivers last week, Markus Wheaton and Justin Brown,and needed to make some room for the new talent. The odd man out is Bert Reed who was waived today. Reed was a second-year undrafted free agent who played at Florida State. Getting cut this early is not a great sign.   The post Pittsburgh Steelers Waive WR Bert Reed appeared first on...
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