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Coach Mike Tomlin now has a full staff. He has hired his Quality Control Coach for the offense. Shaun Sarrett formally of Duke will be taking over the position. He replaces Harold Goodwin who followed Bruce Arians to Indianapolis. The Steelers only question mark on the coaching staff now is Kirby Wilson. Hopefully he heals and can return to the team this season. It was good of Tomlin to keep his spot open as to not pressure him back.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will release veteran linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith, the latest in a series of roster moves meant to address the team's salary cap issues and aging defense.
Team president Art Rooney II announced Friday the team will cut Farrior and Smith before the league's new calendar year begins March 13. The Steelers announced earlier...
When the Steelers released Hines Ward yesterday, I assumed that he wasn’t willing to go low enough to meet what the Steelers could afford to pay him. My assumption was wrong. According to the Post-Gazette Ward wasn’t even given the opportunity to take a pay cut:
Ward, who had two years left on his contract at a $4 million annual salary, was never offered a chance to take...
Statement from Steelers President Art Rooney:
“We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year,” Steelers President Art Rooney II told the team’s website, Steelers.com. “ Continue
By Jeremy Hritz
Hines Ward was no doubt an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years and was a primary contributor in Super Bowl wins number six and seven. His physicality and connection with the fans of Pittsburgh will not be forgotten, no matter what jersey he wears next year (with the exclusion of a black and purple one). Ward will always be a Steeler...
A month and a half ago we discussed the situation with Donald Driver potentially not being able to finish his career in Green Bay. In that article we made a slight reference to the perceived notion that the Steelers were doing it right by allowing Hines Ward to stay on the team.
Well, we perceived wrong and now that it’s official, we look at Ward’s departure from Steel City...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are cutting veteran middle linebacker James Farrior, according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich.
"James Farrior has been a rock for the Steelers, but the Turk takes no prisoners," Cindrich wrote on his Twitter account. "He's gone. A not so good morning from Cali."
Hines Ward, a longtime nemesis of the Ravens, won’t return to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2012 season. The Steelers announced on their website Wednesday that they plan to release the veteran wide receiver.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hines Ward's constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons.
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The smile that made Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward (in)famous is surely subdued today. Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com writes that the team has announced that they will release the 15-year veteran. This move really comes as no surprise, given the Steelers' salary cap quandary and the recent emergence of wide receivers...