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Why Did the Steelers Waste $26 Million on Cortez Allen?

Cortez Allen will be an awfully expensive nickel back Monday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. The Steelers agreed to pay Allen 520 million nickels, or $26 million, over the next five years. But because of his lackluster performance this season, Allen has lost his starting job to Brice …

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Can the Steelers Still Count on Beating Rookie Quarterbacks?

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Just when it seems the Pittsburgh Steelers hit rock bottom, a rookie quarterback awaits on their schedule. Losing to inferior competition has become a habit in recent years, but the Steelers seemed to dip to a new low last week. Not only was that a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that beat them with a last-minute …

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5 of the Most Disappointing Players So Far This Season for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not having a terrible season to this point in 2014 even with the embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Going into the second quarter of the season, it’s now time for the Steelers to either improve or carve out another 8-8 campaign. There have been a myriad of reasons for …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Will Be OK With William Gay at Cornerback

In the coming weeks, a veteran defensive back with long hair and a nose for the ball will make game-changing plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s not like William Gay hasn’t done it before Sure, the Steelers will miss Ike Taylor for the next couple of months as he recovers from a broken forearm. But …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Panthers Defense Inflated Mike Mitchell’s Free Agent Value

It’s homecoming weekend for new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell goes up against his old team when the Steelers play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will have a chance to catch up with his former teammates. Carolina signed him as …

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Ryan Shazier Gives Pittsburgh Steelers High Hopes for 2014 Season

How impressive was Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier in his pro debut Saturday night? Well, he might have increased the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs. How can that be? How can a rookie boost the Steelers’ playoff stock by playing 37 snaps in a preseason game? Because it seems that the more a Steelers’ …

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5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Preseason Opener

It’s getting to the point where if preseason games counted, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have the No. 1 draft pick every year. After going winless in the preseason last year, the Steelers opened the 2014 preseason with a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants Saturday night at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers got through the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Burning Questions Heading into 2014 Training Camp

For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers fans were subjected to a longer offseason than expected. That’s what happens when the Steelers don’t make the playoffs and the season ends in December. Nearly seven of those eight excruciating months have passed, and the appetizer to the Steelers’ long-awaited 2014 season will be served …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-Man Roster Projection

Summer vacation has begun for the NFL and the 90 players trying to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 roster. The Steelers coaching staff got a look at those players at organized team activities and minicamp. Now there’s a respite before training camp begins July 25 at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. The picture will …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft a Year Later

The meter is running on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft class. At a time when the Steelers need immediate contributions from their rookies because of all the holes in their roster, even more will be expected from their second-year players in 2014. Pundits have handed out letter grades like candy to each NFL team’s 2014 …

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