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Free Agency starts next Tuesday March 13th. The Steelers are strapped tight with cash. After signing all of their restricted free agents and working towards a deal with Mike Wallace the Steelers will not have much to spend. They will not be big players in free agency. There are some guys out there who could come cheap and help this team out in 2012. They could also fill some much needed holes for this team. Here are four guys who the Steelers should be able to afford and can fill holes left by others and one guy the Steelers could use to solidify things on the defensive side of the ball.
Abrayo Franklin, NT- Franklin would be a great fit for the Steelers defense. He could sign a short term deal and make it so the Steelers could let Casey Hampton ride off into the sunset. Franklin is not as good as Hampton was but is a good stop gap for a year or two. The Steelers could draft a replacement and get prepared for the future. The could draft Josh Chapman out of Al...
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By Cian Fahey
It is unlikely that Mike Wallace leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers when free agency begins next week but the chance remains as Wallace is a restricted free agent (breaking news I know). In my mind, there are two teams who could likely make a run at Wallace.
Those teams are the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
If the Patriots sign Wallace, the Steelers will...
After being released by the Steelers, defensive end Aaron Smith took out a newspaper ad to thank the fans and organization.
There are two draft picks that everyone seems to have the Steelers interested in since the combine, if not before. Dontari Poe appears to get further and further out of sight by the day with many experts saying he’s a top 15 pick by now. The more realistic name is Dont’a Hightower, LB out of Alabama. Of course you can still make a case for an offensive lineman in round one but...
It’s quite often the one area of football that is most often overlooked by the casual fan and sometimes even the most ardent fan. I’m speaking of special teams of course or as many football people refer to it as, “the third phase.” It is many times the part of the game that can ultimately be the biggest. Accurate punters can dictate field position while return men can flip...
I feel like today is a good day to put out free agent fire before it gets started, just like I did at this same time last year with Tiki Barber. This year it is another former New York Giants running back that will have at least half of Steeler Nation frothing at the mouth after he was released today by the Super Bowl champions. Jacobs will turn 30 years of age in July and his best...
Monday is the next important date up on the calendar for the Steelers and all NFL teams. The NFL will release the final 2012 salary cap amount on March 12th, giving teams the remainder of the weekend to make sure everything is in order so they aren’t over the limit. The future of key restricted free agents for the Steelers will be affected one way or the other. As an FYI, if any...
By Christina Rivers
It's the numbers that many have been waiting for, and according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the National Football League is nearly set to release them to all 32 team by the end of the week. La Canfora posted on Twitter:
La Canfora admitted he'd like to see the numbers be over the $120M this season. Many teams probably feel the same way...
Steelers fans and writers have been talking about every new running back to hit the market. Joseph Addai, Ben Tate, and Brandon Jacobs to name a few. One Steelers fan was even lobbying to trade this years first and second as well as next years first to move up to draft Trent Richardson. Just one que Continue
Season 2, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and with not a lot of Steelers news to discuss since the Tuesday podcast, we touch one last time on the Mike Wallace situation quickly as we turn our attention more to free agency around the league in general. Of course the biggest free agent on the market right now is Peyton Manning and we discuss him along with...
With the parting of ways with James Farrior, inside linebacker becomes a position of keen interest. Larry Foote is the obvious choice of the moment to step into the shoes of the departed Potsie. Larry is one of those guys you can’t dismiss because he’s a gamer, one who’s “game brains” or understanding of [...]
By Christopher DiMarino
James Farrior’s release has given Steeler fans a little more definition on how this draft might carry out. Aside from Guard and Nose Tackle the inside linebacker is the other main need for the Steelers going into camp. There are a couple of interesting first round options (which I will investigate in the future) but a large drop off after that. Nose Tackle...
There’s been much to analyze this offseason for the Steelers, and quite frankly over analyze too. Amidst all of the Ben and Haley comedic rhetoric to the more serious issue of player cuts and restructures, was the comments of Art Rooney II on Ben Roethlisberger needing to “tweak his game”.
That alone has been worth an exponential amount of discussion among every member of the...
By Cian Fahey
Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful.
The New England Patriots are the perfect example of a team with leadership...
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the Steelers organization, but this week has been relatively quiet. But all the guys have been busy.
Big Ben has been doing some fishing with former Steeler Merril Hoge.
With all the nice weather this week, it looks like James Harrison is thinking about breaking out the motorcycle.
Thinking about pulling out the bike for a minute!!!
What if Poe, Hightower, and Glenn are all gone by 24th pick?
Every Steeler fan that has an eye on the NFL Draft has likely asked them-self this question. Originally I thought that the Steelers would target Dont’a Hightower, Cordy Glenn, David DeCastro, Jonthan Martin and Dontari Poe.