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The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we are about half way through with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran linebacker Brandon Johnson.
Player: Brandon Johnson
Experience: 7 Years
Free Agent Status: Unrestricted
2012 Salary Cap Hit: $540,000
2012 Season Breakdown: The Steelers signed Johnson right at the end of their last mini camp session in the middle of June due to the lack of healthy linebacker bodies on the roster. During the preseason Read more [...]
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Bill Cowher once had three straight non-playoff seasons yet retained his job as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers and later won a Super Bowl. In six seasons as Cowher’s replacement, Mike Tomlin has made the playoffs four times and has advanced to two Super Bowls, winning one.
What Cowher and Tomlin have in common though are tough, ‘never-should-have-happened’ losses in...
The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we too will continue on now with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran tight end Leonard Pope.
Player: Leonard Pope
Position: Tight End
Experience: 7 Years
Free Agent Status: Unrestricted
2012 Salary Cap Hit: $565,000
As we get closer to the start of the free agency signing period, more and more names of free agent players are being suggested as potential targets for the Pittsburgh Steelers on social media sites and the blogosphere.
Every year it is my job to play the bad cop and remind everyone how the Steelers are not a team that has been very active during the free agent signing period ever...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a veteran club that is facing
several difficult decisions this offseason. While some veterans such as Ben
Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu are expected to be retained, Pittsburgh will
likely part ways with Casey Hampton, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall this
offseason, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
La Canfora notes that Roethlisberger...
There is a reason that Mike Shanahan has always had a very good running game; it’s known as the zone blocking scheme. Todd Haley implemented that scheme in Kansas City and he had the number on rushing team in the league. Last year the Chiefs used the scheme again with new Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. and they had the fifth best rushing team in the league. Shanahan...
The Pittsburgh Steelers may need the services of another good wide receiver. Especially if Mike Wallace is gone. Wes Welker may be released by the New England Patriots and he would give Roethlisberger a great target to throw to. Not only does the guy bring a great deal of experience with him, he is a proven winner. This could be the ticket the Steelers need to get back to a dominating...
At the moment, the Steelers currently do not have a running back under contract on the roster. Rashard Mendenhall is an unrestricted free agent, Chris Rainey was waived, Baron Batch is an exclusive rights free agent and Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents. Although there has been some speculation that Redman could sign an offer sheet from another team, I believe...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of salary cap trouble heading into the offseason, and they need to dig into some current contracts to help them out.
Whether they restructure deals or flat out cut a player, they need to figure something out.
James Harrison won’t take a pay cut to remain with the Steelers (Ron Chenoy/US PRESSWIRE)
Usually, players are more than happy to re-work...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are up against the salary cap again this offseason and they will have to make a lot of tough roster decisions. Last offseason, the team cut ties with veterans Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Bryant McFadden and others in order to get under the cap. This time around the Steelers are looking at the possibility of losing six starters from week one of...
There has been a lot of talk this off-season about the Steelers last couple of drafts. Many fans are upset with the Steelers last few drafts and believe they need to turn things around in 2013 to get back to the playoffs. The problem with that thinking is that the last three drafts for the Steelers haven’t been all that bad. In fact, the Steelers have found some very good players...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made their choice of which receiver they wanted when they gave Antonio Brown a long term deal last summer.
The Steelers will now allow Wallace to walk and deal with the consequences of where he lands, but according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Wallace may not walk that far to a new team.
The Browns have about $30 million in space and will be big...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are up against the salary cap again this offseason and they will have to make a lot of tough roster decisions. Last offseason, the team cut ties with veterans Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Bryant McFadden and others in order to get under the cap. This time around the Steelers are [...]
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Hines Ward made his cameo on “The Walking Dead” last night as a zombie. And he was dealt with as many zombies on the show are: by being shot in the head. Seeing as how most people who aren’t Steelers fans hate Hines, quite a crowd-pleasing move by the show. For the record: Hines survives Bane in The Dark Knight Returns, but not the zombie apocalypse. Nice to have some closure...
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports posted an article over the weekend that offers a number of notes regarding cap situations around the league.
The most interesting tidbit included in his article could be that “many in the Steelers organization” believe WR Mike Wallace could end up signing with the Browns this offseason.
The connection here is that new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam...
The Minnesota Vikings are rumored to be exploring trades for Percy Harvin. That of course means fans from every team have now decided that they should make a trade for him. Sorry to burst your bubble Steelers fans, but it’s not happening.
Now I can see the thought process here. The Steelers are losing a fast play-maker receiver in Mike Wallace so why not replace him with another...