Found April 09, 2013 on Steel City Blitz:
There has obviously been a lot of talk regarding the poor quarterback class in this year’s NFL Draft and rightfully so. Especially when you compare the potential picks to last year’s haul which resulted in five starters in the league, this April’s draft class has tons to prove. The other area that I don’t find particularly awe-inspiring is the running back position and there might be a couple of reasons for that. First, teams just don’t rely on running backs the way they did 30 or 20 or even 10 years ago and secondly, there doesn’t appear to be that one back that teams just ‘have to have’ this year. With that said, there are still a handful of running backs that could offer the Pittsburgh Steelers an opportunity to fill a much needed position. My question is, “how early is too early for a running back?” So far in the ‘prospect visitation process’ the Steelers have entertained UCLA’s Jonathan Franklin, Texas A&M’s Christine Michael and reportedly worked out Michigan State’s Le

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Made His Thoughts Clear On Emmanuel Sanders Situation In March

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked about the possibility of losing restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders a few weeks at the owners meetings and was pretty straight forward with his response. “We’ll wait to see what fits. If a player makes sense, if we think he’s a better player and we can make it fit financially, then we’ll investigate,” said...

Don’t Take Ben Roethlisberger For Granted As He Heads Into 10th Season

By Jeremy Hritz It is hard to believe that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 31 years old and is entering his tenth season in the National Football League. In his nine years, he has delivered two Super Bowl Championships and countless highlights that have resulted in exciting last second victories. Sadly, the inevitable is that Roethlisberger maybe has five...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 NFL draft predictions: Geno Smith

I have a feeling that the 2013 NFL Draft is going to be one of the craziest drafts in a long-time because not one of the prospects have solidified themselves as the number one player. Draft experts are still debating whether Luke Joeckel will go to the Chiefs number one overall. However, my first bold prediction for the 2013 draft is that the Pittsburgh Steelers will select a quarterback...

Options Steelers Have To Create Cap Room Should They Want To Keep Emmanuel Sanders

So let's say that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert decides that he does want to match the one-year offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has signed with the New England Patriots. What options to the Steelers have to create the needed cap space? For starters, the Steelers would instantly have the $1.323 million tender price to...

Report: Steelers will reportedly meet with Ahmad Bradshaw before the draft

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers have lined up another visit with free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw previously met with the Steelers and underwent a physical.  Pittsburgh planned on meeting with him again and it looks like that time is coming up. If the Steelers intend on signing Bradshaw, I’m not sure where they’re going to...

Understanding the Steelers “Standard” on Player Conduct

In the calendar year of 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had two players in trouble with the law. Both were rookies last season and both have met different fates to this point. Many have already asked why? Why are these two guys who both committed egregious acts away from the game treated differently by the Steelers? I have to ask you first to take off your black ‘n gold colored...

Don’t Expect Steelers To Match Patriots Offer Sheet To Emmanuel Sanders

Despite everything that you are currently reading from the major media, don't expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to match the one-year offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has now signed with the New England Patriots. The offer is believed to be about $4 million and matching it would require perhaps an unwanted restructure or release of another player...

Report: Steelers To Bring Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw In For Another Visit Just Prior To Draft

Ian Rapoport of reports via Twitter on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to have free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw in for another visit just prior to the draft taking place. Before we go any further, I always like to caution you about any report made by Rapoport, who doesn't have a great track record as far as his accuracy goes. The Steelers had Bradshaw...

Steelers Draft 2013: Quarterbacks

Importance of finding a young backup for 31-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is growing for Kevin Colbert and the Steelers.

Report: Steelers Privately Worked Out Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell

D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Monday on Twitter that that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of five teams to put Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell through a private pre draft workout. Bell, who measured in at the NFL combine at 6013 and 230 pounds, posted a 4.62 40-yard dash...

Patriots Trying to Swipe Emmanuel Sanders from Pittsburgh

Today the New England Patriots followed through with a free agent move that has been speculated on for weeks now. The team signed current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a one-year offer sheet. The Steelers now have five days to match the offer from New England, or they can let him walk and receive the Patriots’ third round draft pick as compensation. Earlier...

Patriots sign Steelers RFA Emmanuel Sanders

The New England Patriots have added another weapon to their offense, as they have signed restricted free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders to a one-year deal. The news coming from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, states that the Patriots have submitted the offer and the Steelers will have five days to match it. Emmanuel Sanders is likely headed to New England. (AP Photo) For the Steelers,...

Patriots make a move on Emmanuel Sanders

Per Jason LaCanfora the Pats just signed Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet....
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