Found March 02, 2012 on
The Penalty Flag:
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a very eventful off-season which is mainly consisting of letting go of faces that have defined the franchise for the past decade, however light is breaking through the clouds and they seem to have a defensive lineman in their crosshairs for the draft in April. Dontari Poe, defensive tackle from the University of Memphis, impressed a lot of people at the NFL Combine with his unusual blend of Strength and quickness. So much so that he is now a guaranteed first round prospect and could find himself in one of the best defensive systems in the league. With the Steelers being greatly over the salary cap at the end of the season, they have already let go of names that seemed to be cornerstones of the franchise. So far they have let go of veterans on offense, defense, and special teams, but one of the biggest areas of concern is the defensive line. Veteran Chris Hoke retired due to health issues earlier this off-season and numerous sources are reporting that the injury-plagued Aaron Smith will be cut also. Add that to the fact that remaining veterans Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel are over the age of thirty [...]
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On Wednesday it was announced that 14 year veteran wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 and it seems that inside linebacker James Farrior is certainly headed for the same fate. Farrior's agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted Thursday morning, "Percentages are not w/ #Steelers keeping @JamesFarrior. He wanted to retire a PS but he is healthy...
Out with the old and in with the new, we presume. The Pittsburgh Steelers are not only releasing the franchise’s all-time leading receiver Hines Ward, but also look to cut veteran linebacker James Farrior and aren’t expected to franchise tag star receiver Mike Wallace, either.
“It’s not a done deal, but the percentages just aren’t there,” Ralph Cindrich tells Scott...
The Pittsburgh Steelers that Browns fans have come to despise as a rival will undoubtedly look different next year.
After parting company with long-time receiver Hines Ward earlier, now the Steelers have cut bait with 10-year linebacker James Farrior. It only makes sense for the Steelers to get younger and Farrior was due just over $2.8 million in 2012.
In addition to Farrior and...
You don’t have to be a Steelers fan to get a bit nostalgic as you watch what’s going down with their roster purging over the past few days.
If you are a hardcore football fan even if you hate the Steelers you most likely respect what this group has done together and you were not prepared for such a deep cut.
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By Christopher DiMarino
There is now enough public information about the draft prospects to begin taking deeper dives into what the current results mean. Offensive Guard is a huge need for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 draft. The Offensive Line needs young talent and more depth. The cap is also an issue. With Kemoeatu released, many veterans may not be back including (Max...
Now that 4 more players have reportedly been removed from the team the Steelers cap situation could be a little brighter. Not big enough to do anything major in free agency but at least we can keep a bulk of our guys that contributed last season. We should even be able to sign Wallace to a long term deal.
Cuts and Restructures
Hines Ward- $3.39 Million
LaMarr Woodley- $6,56...
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger turned 30 years old on Friday, March 2. For RBs in the NFL, that’s not a good number to reach, but for QBs (especially in recent history), Roethlisberger, the Steelers and Black-n-Gold fans should not be worried.
The winning QB in two of the past three Super Bowls (Eli Manning & Drew Brees) was at least 30 years old. In the...
In a rather surprising move, the Steelers won’t slap restricted free agent Mike Wallace with the franchise tag.
Instead, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team plans to place a first-round tender on the Pro Bowl receiver. It’s a risky proposition by Pittsburgh’s general manager, Kevin Colbert, regarded as one of the best in the business.
While the tag would’ve ensured...
It was widely speculated that the Pittsburgh Steelers would use their franchise tag on receiver Mike Wallace. The Steelers have confirmed that they do not intend on doing this and will instead tender the restricted free-agent. The problem with this is that another team will have the opportunity to make the receiver offers. The Steelers will of course have the opportunity to match...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly saying goodbye to another veteran player, as defensive end Aaron Smith will be released from the team.
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to tender, not franchise, restricted free agent Mike Wallace, according to a source close to the wide receiver.