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If Not Carrington, Then Keisel

While the Pittsburgh Steelers had former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Alex Carrington in for a meeting and a physical yesterday, they did let him depart the facility without having first signed a contract. While the two sides reportedly had a good visit and intend to continue communicating, the next team that schedules a visit with him may not be so hospitable toward letting him...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No Attention For Knowshon Thus Far, So Should The Steelers Give Him Some?

Denver Broncos unrestricted free agent running back Knowshon Moreno had a breakout season last year, but so far during the signing period, it appears as though most teams think it was an aberration of sorts and that he's certainly not starter material. Moreno registered nearly 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 2013 and that included a career-high 60 receptions for 548 yards. Being as...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cap Space Should Not Prevent Steelers From Signing Alex Carrington

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did make a move in free agency yesterday to help bolster the defensive line, it wasn’t the move that many were hoping they would make. Rather than coming to an agreement with free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington, the Steelers signed Cam Thomas. Thomas, a former San Diego Charger, was brought in to fill the void, and the role, left behind...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

First Few Days Of Free Agency Has Helped Bring Steelers Draft Picture Into Better Focus

While the Pittsburgh Steelers really haven't done a lot so far during the first few days of free agency, they've done enough to give us a little better picture as to what positions they will most likely address during the 2014 NFL Draft. While this picture will become even clearer over the course of the coming weeks, let us take a quick look at things position by position. Defense...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Carrington, Steelers Had Good Visit, Will Continue To Talk

There seems to be much consternation among fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers after free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington left the team facility today without a contract, but the simple fact of the matter is that such things happen all the time, and doesn’t prevent a deal from developing in the future. To that end, Ian Rapoport has Tweeted that Carrington did in fact...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Raven Michael Oher Signs With The Tennessee Titans

The Baltimore Ravens may have checked off the biggest box on their to-do list when it comes to turning around their offensive line, but today the Tennessee Titans didn’t make their job any easier. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reported that the Titans have agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract for tackle Michael Oher, who is a native of the state. The contract includes $9.5...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Added Cam Thomas For Depth Purposes

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now officially announced the signing of former San Diego Chargers nose tackle Cam Thomas and Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports that the 330 pound North Carolina product was added for depth purposes. Whew! When it was announced that Thomas would be visiting Pittsburgh, I posted that it was in my opinion the former fifth-round draft pick would not...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Gave New DL Cam Thomas A Two-Year, $4 Million Contract

The contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas and the former fifth-round draft pick was given a two-year deal worth $4 million, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports. Specifically, Thomas will have base salaries of $1 million in 2014 and $2 million in 2015 and he was given a $1 million signing bonus in addition. The 2014 cap charge...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Sign Former Panthers WR Steve Smith On Friday

The Baltimore Ravens have now signed one of the grittiest players in the league as Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting that former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has signed a three-year contract. Smith's style of play should certainly fit the AFC North division well. The Utah product will be entering his 14th year in the league in 2014 and even though he will turn...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Talked To Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark This Week

According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers talked to Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free safety Ryan Clark this week, per a league source of his. Clark, who also visited with the Washington Redskins this past week, didn't seem too optimistic on Friday that he would be returning to the team that he played for several years ago. As far as the Panthers...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Contract Jonathan Dwyer Signed With Cardinals Shows Steelers Didn’t Want Him Back

The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously didn't want running back Jonathan Dwyer back in 2014. How do I know that? Just look at his contract. According to the numbers filed with the NFLPA, the one-year contract that Dwyer signed earlier this week with the Arizona Cardinals was a qualifying contract for the minimum. That means Dwyer was given a $730,000 non guaranteed base salary and a ...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bills Free Agent DE Alex Carrington Leaving Pittsburgh Unsigned

After spending the day visiting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is now reporting that Buffalo Bills unrestricted free agent defensive end Alex Carrington is leaving town unsigned. Bouchette did add that there's a possibilty that Carrington didn't pass his physical as he did tear his quad last season. Like many of you, I was hoping a deal...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Doesn’t Sound Like The Redskins Are Very Interested In Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark won't be returning in 2014 and it appears as though the Washington Redskins aren't very interested right now in having him back, either. Clark, who reportedly recently had a free agent visit with the team he played with for two seasons before coming to Pittsburgh, posted an unoptimistic update of his situation Friday on...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent DE Alex Carrington Still In Pittsburgh Meeting With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Sand Diego Chargers nose tackle Cam Thomas to a two-year contract on Friday and according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, their other Friday guest, Buffalo Bills free agent defensive end Alex Carrington, is still meeting with the team. This is great news and hopefully the Steelers can end the week by signing Carrington, who would...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agent WR Emmanuel Sanders To Meet With 49ers On Saturday

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is really racking up the frequent flier miles this week and he's switching time zones in the process as he continues to shop his services around the league. Sanders, who met with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, will now reportedly meet with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Chargers Free Agent NT Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed their second outside free agent of the offseason as agent David Canter has announced on Twitter that his client, nose tackle Cam Thomas, has signed a two-year contract with the black and gold. Thomas was originally drafted by the Chargers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of North Carolina and will more than likely back-up Steve McLendon...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers DE Brett Keisel Would Rather Retire Than Play For The Minimum

It's probably going to be a little while until we finally know whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted defensive end Brett Keisel will play a 13th season in the NFL, but what we do know right now is that he won't play for the veteran minimum. According to a Friday report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Keisel's agent, Eric Metz, has said his client "would...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Re-sign Veteran ILB Daryl Smith On Friday

For a little while, it looked as though the Baltimore Ravens might lose unrestricted free agent inside linebacker Daryl Smith, but Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting Friday morning that the two sides have agreed on a four-year contract worth $16.1 million. The Ravens had already lost fellow inside linebacker Jameel McClain to the New York Giants, so retaining Smith, who missed...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers $5.25 Million Under The Salary Cap Heading Into Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly entertaining unrestricted free agents Alex Carrington and Cam Thomas on Friday and they should have enough cap space to sign both should they be so inclined. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, the Steelers are currently $5.25 million under the $133 million salary cap after their early free agent activity has been filed with the NFLPA. While...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Panthers WR Steve Smith Visiting With Ravens On Friday

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is starting to make visits following his release earlier in the week and his first one is with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens re-signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones earlier in the week, but they really consider him a third receiver in their offense as even Marlon Brown played more snaps than he did last season as a rookie. Smith...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitchell Excited About Opportunity To Play Alongside Polamalu

During his first five years in the league, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell hasn't really had a teammate in the secondarys that he's played in that could really mentor him and teach him from past experiences. Now that he's in the Steel City, that has changed as he will at least get to play one season with Troy Polamalu and maybe even two or three. "It’s going to be...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NT Interest Says Less About McLendon Than It Does About Fangupo

When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were meeting with a free agent nose tackle yesterday, this move was no doubt received as a bit of a pleasant surprise by many fans who question the decision to play Steve McLendon at nose tackle. As I have written previously, while McLendon is the best candidate on the roster to fulfill the duties of the nose tackle in this defense...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, is shaped by his surrounding and elements out...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Steelers Safety Mike Mitchell Says He Might Have To Buy No. 21 From Robert Golden

Now that safety Mike Mitchell is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, everyone is curious as to what number he will wear. During his one season with the Carolina Panthers, Mitchell wore No. 21 and being that fellow Steelers safety Robert Golden currently has that number, there might be some negotiations that take place in the near future. "I'm going to have to, because I had some...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Were Interested In Packers OLB/DE Mike Neal Before He Re-signed

Outside of losing some of their own unrestricted free agents and scheduling visits with a few others from other teams, it wasn't a very busy day-three of free agency for the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an interesting report Thursday night concerning a free agent defensive end/linebacker that the Steelers missed out on. According to...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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