Found July 18, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
The New England Patriots made news on Wednesday after it was announced that they had come to terms with linebacker Dont'a Hightower on four-year deal that should total out at around $7.7 million. The early reports indicate that the Patriots did not guarantee any of the fourth and final year of the deal. Hightower, the 25th overall pick in the draft, was of course picked right after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected David DeCastro. The signing of Hightower without giving him any guaranteed money in the fourth year of the deal, essentially boxes DeCastro in on the backside as far as any portion Read more [...]

NHL analyst really likes Gronkowski

Ex-player-turned-NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick is a Pats fan, and one of his favorite players is Rob Gronkowski, who he called "the next best thing to Jesus Christ."


Herm Edwards rocks Belichick hoodie for bit

Many NFL coaches have done their best to imitate Bill Belichick's the coaching style, but former head coach Herm Edwards went the extra step and attempted a full Belichick impression, hoodie and all. As part of his recurring SportsCenter pep talk segment Edwards has been doing as we approach the start of NFL camps, Edwards tackled the Patriots on Wednesday. "As we begin...

Report: Steelers, Mike Wallace making progress on a new deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Mike Wallace are making progress on a new contract. “The sides have remained in close contact and continued their dialogue and are expected to maintain a steady pace with the start of training camp looming,” La Canfora reports, per “There has been some movement...

Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 18th – The Dark Knight Rises Edition

Greg Cosell of NFL Films posted Tuesday on the evolution of the zone blitz that has been made famous by Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The Byham Theater in Pittsburgh hosted a private "red carpet" screening Tuesday night of "The Dark Knight Rises" and it was attended by several current and former Steelers players, many of whom can be seen in the...

Gronicles of the 2012 offseason

Topless pool parties parties, nude magazine shoots, celebrity home run contests, etc., etc., etc. are now a thing of the past for Rob Gronkowski. Playbooks, game film, and catching footballs from Tom Brady are the new directives. However, the "Summer of Gronk" will live on and here are all of Gronk's expoits since the Super Bowl, wrapped up all in one package for your...

Steelers re-sign veteran OT Starks

The Steelers signed veteran offensive tackle Max Starks to a one-year contract. Starks had knee surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee. He was injured in the AFC wild-card playoff loss at Denver but passed his physical with the Steelers this week and was re-signed. Starks is expected to compete with rookie Mike Adams at left tackle in training camp, allowing Marcus...

Mike Adams still first in line to start at Left Tackle

With the return of Max Starks to the Steelers many are questioning who will be the starting Left Tackle.  It still looks though as if there will not be a question to who the starter is.  Starks basically answered that question for us in an interview with WDVE.  Starks plans to start the preseason on the PUP List.  He still wants to start and plans to compete but by the time...

Patriots Today - Rookies report to Foxboro

Patriots Today - Rookies report to Foxboro: And so it begins…

Hines Ward at premiere of Dark Knight Rises

Hines Ward posted a picture of him and his son at last night’s NYC premier of the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.  A lot of this film was done in Pittsburgh and some of it filmed specifically at Heinz Field and Ward appears in the movie.  You can see Ward in action in the official trailer below around the 1:20 mark.  The movie opens in this Friday!

Camp preview: Patriots, Packers

To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps. Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp roster throwdowns: defensive line

While many of us out there in the Steeler Nation use the term, ‘Steel Curtain’ to describe our defense, in my opinion there will always be just the one of the 1970′s. Mean Joe Greene, LC Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White will forever be linked to that name and rightfully so. Part of the problem with calling the current defensive line the same thing is that this line...
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