Found December 18, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor will be one of several elephants in the room during the offseason thanks to the $7 million base salary that he's scheduled to earn in 2014. On Wednesday, Taylor let it be known that it's "here (Pittsburgh) or nowhere" for him next season during his talk with the media, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider on Twitter. Ike Taylor said it's either "here (Pittsburgh) or nowhere" for him next season. I didn't ask if he'd take salary cut. — James C Wexell (@jimwexell) December 18, 2013 We have talked quite a while now about Taylor's status for next season and there's absolutely no way that the Steelers let him return on a $7 million base salary. Taylor will obviously be asked to take a $3-4 million pay cut almost immediately after the season is over and if he declines, the Steelers will have no choice but to release him. Prior to Taylor signing his most recent contract back in 2011,...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Need a miracle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have all but eliminated themselves from the playoff picture. Losing crucial games to the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins, it would appear it’s the end of the road for the black and gold. BUT…mathematically, the Steelers could still make the playoffs. They’ll need a prayer plus some. Here’s what must happen for them to make the playoffs: The...

Steelers have quite the predicament at OLB

    Yesterday, the Steelers announced they placed outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve. Woodley’ last three seasons of his career have been filled with injuries. He only recorded a combined total of nine sacks in his last two seasons. That number falls short of his entire total in 2011 of 10 sacks. Woodley’s injury woes started...

Steelers Injury Report: Cotchery, Polamalu, Miller All Sit Out Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first injury report of the week for the upcoming game Sunday at Lambeau Filed against the Green Bay Packers and it includes no real surprises. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. Both Polamalu and Miller will...

Bears Sign T Joe Long Off Steelers Practice Squad

This is the time of year when teams are likely to poach players off of the practice squads of others and it happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. According to the official NFL transaction report, the Chicago Bears have signed tackle Joe Long to their 53 man roster off of the Steelers practice squad. Long has been on the Steelers practice squad since late last season....

Steelers LB Terence Garvin Likely To Get Fine Reduced Due To CBA Rule On Excessive Amount

On Wednesday, a report surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 for his Sunday night hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber.  Being as Garvin only makes roughly $23,823.00 a week, he will likely appeal it and get it reduced down to 5955.75. In case you are curious, the CBA has rules in place that restricts fines to a percentage...

Let The Calf Beating Season Commence

Prior to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe his play when he has been healthy. "He's been solid, not only this season, but over the course of his career," said Tomlin. "But obviously, particularly in recent years, he's had to battle some...

Steelers LB Garvin fined $25K for hit that broke punter's jaw

Pittsburgh linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 for his hit on Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber in the Steelers' victory over the Bengals on Sunday night. Huber sustained a broken jaw and a cracked vertebrae when Garvin decked him near midfield during Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown. Garvin was not penalized on the play. Huber lay still on the...

Steelers Place LB LaMarr Woodley On Injured Reserve; Sign LB Jamaal Westerman

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to place linebacker LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve after he suffered another calf injury early in the Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Woodley, who had earlier in the season injured his left calf, suffered a right calf injury Sunday night while attempting to knock down a screen pass from Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton with...

Report: Steelers LB Terence Garvin Fined $25,000 For Hit On Bengals P Kevin Huber

According to WLWT in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for Sunday’s hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber. The first quarter hit on Huber happened on the punt return by Antonio Brown for a touchdown but was not flagged. On Tuesday, NFL head of officials Dean Blandino said on NFL Total Access that Garvin should have...

Steelers Terence Garvin fined $25,000 for punter hit.

According to an ESPN report, the NFL has reportedly fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for his monstrous hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber that left Huber with a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae. Both Garvin and the Steelers expected a fine for the hit that ended Huber’s season and Garvin is expected to appeal the fine. Garvin said he did not...

Return Of Matt Spaeth Helping Offense Find Identity

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Gallery: Awesome NFL Sketches From 2013 Season

With the 2013 season almost in the books, let’s take a look back at the awesome collection of weekly NFL game preview sketches from Pixar animator Austin Madison in the following slides. Be sure to follow along on his Tumblr for the rest of his sketches and ‘like’ Gridiron Grit for more NFL humor!

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Craig Wolfley Podcast “Steelers Talk” w/ Special Guest Tunch Ilkin | 12–18-13

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Woodley on IR; future here questioned

We get out the calculator and wonder if this is the end for LaMarr Woodley. That and other topics from Mike Tomlin's press conference.
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