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Category Archive: Free Agency

Writing was on the wall as Steelers release Jonathan Scott

Simultaneously, and not coincidentally, the first thought going through the minds of the Steeler Nation after Max Starks was signed to a new one year deal was how much longer will veteran tackle Jonathan Scott be around? We got our answer on Thursday afternoon as the team announced that they’ve parted ways with Scott. There …

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Steelers report: What is leadership? (part 1)

The Pittsburgh Steelers circa 2012 have said goodbye to a lot of familiar faces. James Farrior, Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, Chris Hoke, William Gay, Bryant McFadden, Chris Kemoeatu and Max Starks add up to 55 seasons or so of men “putting their hand in the pile” and playing extremely high quality Steelers football. Men who have …

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Former Steelers triple threat Antwann Randle El to announce retirement.

Veteran wide receiver Antwaan Randal El decides to retire as his brother said in an email. He was a quarterback at Indiana University before being drafted in the second round by Pittsburgh and moving to wide receiver. In his nine years he has racked up 370 receptions for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. He averaged …

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Troy Smith experiment comes to an end; released by the Steelers

There was some buzz around Steeler Nation earlier this year when the Steelers signed journeyman QB Troy Smith to a reserve contract. That short lived experiment though came to an abrupt half on Monday as the team announced that they released him.  Smith signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 20, 2012. Prior …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast with Chuck Finder, CBS Sports

We welcome returning guest and good friend of SteelerAddicts, Chuck Finder of CBS Sports. Chuck does the CBS Rapid Reports, covering the team all year long. Chuck always has great insight on the Steelers and we appreciate his continued support of the show by coming on and talking with us. On this episode we talk …

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Steelers not likely to reduce offer to Mike Wallace

Your regular dose of Mike Wallace rhetoric is here for the taking, courtesy of Steelers inside Ed Bouchette of the Post Gazette. In his article today, via his blog, he talks about the Wallace contract situation and how as of Friday the Steelers have the option to reduce his 1 yr. tender offer if they …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – OTA updates & offseason news

Blitzburgh Radio is back on the air and talking all the latest Steelers news including OTA updates, free agency, and other player insights. Steeldad and BlitzburghRockCity break down the status of Mike Wallace and his holdout and why we think it needs to end sooner rather than later. We also talk about Hines Ward  and …

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Steelers sign offensive tackle Kyle Jolly

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According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed offensive tackle Kyle Jolly. The news came out via Twitter: @MarkKaboly_Trib: Steelers add T Kyle Jolly. Was 2-year practice squad guy until he spent last year with Atlanta. Roster now at 89 players, 1 under limit The signing comes a day after …

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Free Agency is like going to yard sales this time of year

Chances are if you drive around the community in which you these days and especially on weekends, you’ll see any number or garage or yard sales underway. This is a current rite of Spring and certainly of Summer and Fall as well. For the National Football League, this is also a time of finding bargains …

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Steelers should kick the tires on more kickers heading into 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers had what most pundits and fans alike believe was one of the best drafts of the 2012 National Football League selection process but if there was any particular area that they may have passed on it was at the position of place kicker. I’m not suggesting the Steelers should have drafted one, …

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