Training Camp Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

Photo courtesy of WPXI.com Welcome Total Sports Blog’s NFL Training Camp Previews. For the next 24 days we will continue to preview each team, and predict their records. The chances that we predict any of these records to be right drastically increases when Earl is writing the preview. Today’s Team: The Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North) 2013 Record: 8-8, missed playoffs Passing...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Path to the 2014 NFL Draft

If people were waiting for the window of opportunity to close on the Pittsburgh Steelers, their 2-6 start in 2013 must have shined like a spotlight. But Mike Tomlin’s crew took their lumps—culminating in a 55-31 loss at the New England Patriots—only to finish 6-2, missing the playoffs by the width of Antonio Brown’s left shoe.It's anyone’s guess which version the 2014 Steelers...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Worilds Gets Paid

The Steelers have used their Transition Tag on Jason Worilds. Basically, he's been tendered an offer and the Steelers have the right to match any contract offered by another team. In the meantime, Worilds will count for $9.754 million against the cap. That's a lot of money. The Steelers, despite having restructured Heath Miller's contract (to some degree), are still in cap trouble...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Move Recap

It's been a fairly busy few weeks for the Steelers since the NFL Combine. Free agency begins on Tuesday at 4:00, and teams are busy making roster decisions and trying to save a few bucks. The Steelers are expected to release LaMarr Woodley and his elephantine contract, as they have already done with veteran linebacker Larry Foote, tackle Levi Brown, and DB Curtis Brown. The other...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Update On Former Steelers

Okay, it's not like the Steelers are being crippled by free agency losses or anything, but there are still now-former Steelers signing deals with new teams, and it's still fitting to remember those men who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the Black and Gold. Ziggy Hood Evander "Ziggy" Hood was the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2009, 32nd overall after the victory...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Sources Say Team Set To Release LaMarr Woodley

Looks like the inevitable will become just that for Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley.Several reputable sources, including ESPN's Adam Schefter and Profootballtalk, are reporting that Pittsburgh will release Woodley on Tuesday as a post-June 1 casualty.The move will free up $8 million dollars in cap space, which will be spread out over several years.The move comes approximately...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Have The Cap Moves To Be Players In Free Agency, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will Make Them

With about a half-dozen moves so far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chipped away about $20 million, give or take, from their salary cap in the 2014, leaving them with about $3 million in cap space as of this writing. In the red. By offering cap-friendly two-year extensions to Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu, that was cut just about in half. The releases of Larry Foote...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Antonio Brown Restructures Contract

Antonio Brown must really feel like a veteran now.Just like his legendary teammates, Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller, did on Wednesday, Brown, the reigning team MVP who caught 110 passes in 2013, agreed on Friday to a contract restructuring with the Steelers that will free up nearly $4 million dollars in cap space, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.Instead of earning nearly...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers release injury-riddled Larry Foote, Levi Brown and Curtis Brown

For a team that was roughly $15 million over the 2014 salary cap at the beginning of the week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been quite busy in the days leading up to free agency.  The exact same day they signed strong safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Health Miller to contract extensions, Pittsburgh released offensive tackle Levi Brown, linebacker Larry Foote, and defensive back...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Worilds Transition Tag, Steelers Busy Wednesday & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have quite a bit to go over as it's been a busy week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We start by looking at the decision to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds and what the next step might be with him as far as a contract extension goes. With Worilds now back in the fold, everyone is focusing on the...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Contracts and Cuts

It was quite the newsworthy day for the Steelers on Wednesday, as they made several contract and roster maneuvers in-order to, once again, get in cap compliance.Here's a list of the moves the Steelers made on Wednesday:It was reported earlier in the week that the Steelers would extend the contract of veteran tight end Heath Miller in order to gain some much needed cap relief, and...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking At The Decision To Move On From Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers releasing offensive tackle Levi Brown was just a matter of time. The organization’s decision to move on from inside linebacker Larry Foote at the same time was somewhat unexpected, though not entirely surprising. After all, the Steelers played almost all of the 2013 season without the aging signal caller, having handed the keys to the defense over to then...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Steelers’ Busy Day

It really is amazing how differently fans of the same football team can see things but today was a classic example of just that. Some were thrilled to see the moves the Pittsburgh Steelers made and some were a bit perplexed. At the end of the day the Steelers’ Kevin Colbert and Omar Khan again worked some salary cap magic for another year and they aren’t done yet. I thought it...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers release Larry Foote, Curtis Brown, Levi Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that they have released linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback Curtis Brown and offensive tackle Levi Brown. Foote, a fourth round (128th overall) pick in 2002, started 104-of-158 regular season games played and 10-of-16 postseason games during his career with the Steelers. Curtis Brown played for the Steelers for three seasons after...
Via Sports-Glory
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers release Larry Foote, Levi Brown in cap-saving moves

The Pittsburgh Steelers made more news on Wednesday as it is now being reported that linebacker Larry Foote, tackle Levi Brown and cornerback Curtis Brown have all been released. Foote only played in the season opener last season as a torn biceps suffered against the Tennessee Titans sidelined him for the rest of the season. Foote, who signed a three-year contract just last offseason...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Releasing OT Levi Brown & LB Larry Foote

The Steelers announced the release of veteran OT Levi Brown and LB Larry Foote on Wednesday. Foote, 33, has come up as a potential cap casualty in recent months as the Steelers work to get under the cap. Foote had two years remaining on his three-year, $5.5 million contract and would have made $1.5 million in each of the next two seasons. His cap figure was $1,833,333 and...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look At The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation After Wednesday’s Moves

Coming into this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were roughly $5.7 million over the 2014 NFL Salary Cap number of $133 million and now that linebacker Jason Worilds has been transition tagged, and both tight end Heath Miller and safety Troy Polamalu have had their contracts extended, we can easily speculate what the teams current cap status is. Worilds was the first player this week...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

With Top Priority Addressed, The Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Other Interests

While there’s still the matter of completing a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made early progress on completing their top priority this offseason, which was to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds. They did so by applying the transition tag to him on Monday, which he accepted yesterday, guaranteeing his services for at least the 2014 season and exclusive bargaining...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mapping Out The Steelers’ Free Agency Plans

With the salary cap now confirmed to be $10 million higher than last season—and nearly $7 million more than projected—the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a much more favorable position to operate than was anticipated just a few weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers are virtually already in cap compliance, which is certainly not something that can be said...
Via Steelers Depot
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fixing the Steelers

USA TODAY Sports PAUL HUNTER PITTSBURGH STEELERS WRITER The Steelers have had a myriad of problems early last season trying to adjust to injuries was only part of the problem . Depth issues abound , an aging core of players and lack of talent in some key areas all took a toll and they where a team of shock and awe but not in the manner they had hoped . They did recover down the...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Salary Cap Number Already Projected To Break $140 Million

While everyone is expecting a 2014 NFL salary cap number of $133 million to be official announced at any time now, we are already starting to get some projections as to what the number could be in future years. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter Friday, a source has told him the salary cap is projected to break $140 million in 2015 and $150 million by 2016. Those numbers...
Via Steelers Depot
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Salary Cap Number Of $133 Million Should Be Announced By Monday

According to a Thursday report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 2014 salary cap should be set by Monday as long any unexpected issues don't come up. The cap number, according to a Thursday report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, will be $133 million per team, which would be a $10 million increase over last season. According to a Wednesday report by Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week is when we quite possibly could hear about a few contract restructures taking...
Via Steelers Depot
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 2014 Salary Cap Could Come In Even Higher Than $132 Million

On Saturday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that sources had informed him the 2014 NFL salary cap is now projected to come in at somewhere around $132 million. Could it wind up even higher? On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting a source has told him the 2014 cap number could be a "few million" higher than $132 million. With the start of the new league year just...
Via Steelers Depot
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Clayton Says 2014 Salary Cap Now Projected To Rise To $132 Million

It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to gain salary cap space by not doing anything. According to John Clayton of ESPN on Twitter, the projection for the 2014 salary cap is now at $132 million, according to a source of his. Earlier in the week, Adam Shefter reported he had heard that the projected salary cap would be $130 million, which would be nearly four...
Via Steelers Depot
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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