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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers 53-Man Roster Projection

It’s been a few years since Pittsburgh Steelers fans have had a reason to be this optimistic about the season. The Steelers reached the playoffs for the first time in three years in 2014, falling to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field. The two previous times Ben Roethlisberger lost a …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 4.0: A Final Look at All 7 Rounds

Considering the retirements of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor this spring, it would be both fitting and wise for the Pittsburgh Steelers to take defensive players with their first three picks in the NFL draft. They haven’t done that since the year they drafted both of those decorated defensive backs. The 2015 NFL draft begins with the first round on Thursday …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 3.0: Post-Free Agency Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Unlike last year, March was quiet on the free-agent front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But enough happened to affect their board for the 2015 NFL draft. The most stunning news of the month came when Jason Worilds retired. James Harrison and Arthur Moats will be back, and the Steelers are waiting for Jarvis Jones to …

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5 Free Agents the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Target

The Pittsburgh Steelers were uncharacteristically bold in free agency last season, and they got burned. No one needs to be reminded of the LeGarrette Blount saga. Safety Mike Mitchell, signed to a five-year, $25 million contract, broke up three passes and intercepted none after breaking up eight and intercepting four with the Panthers in 2013. …

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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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What Were the Pittsburgh Steelers Thinking Drafting Dri Archer?

Dri Archer? Really? The Pittsburgh Steelers punctuated a 51-pick wait Friday night on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft to take this guy? The Steelers used their third-round compensatory pick, No. 97 overall, on Archer. The 5’8″, 173-pounder from Kent State has been listed as both a running back and a wide receiver. Archer …

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Ranking the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents by Priority

Free-agent departures have become a rite of spring in recent years for the cap-strapped Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have some hard choices to make, but there are some free agents they can’t afford to lose. We’ve ranked the Steelers’ top 18 unrestricted free agents, as indicated by Spotrac, in order of priority. The higher they …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Defense, Special Teams and Coaching

No more pencils, no more books for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers did get some dirty looks from their fans during their second consecutive non-playoff season, and most of them came when they were on defense. These grades for the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, special teams, defensive coordinator and head coach won’t be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins Might Again Meet in Bad Weather

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers stop Mike Wallace Sunday when he returns to Heinz Field as a Miami Dolphin? If Ike Taylor continues to struggle, the speed that burned Steelers opponents from 2009 to 2012 could burn the Steelers in a game they must win to have any realistic chance of making the playoffs. Taylor might …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Defense, Special Teams

You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and coaches had bad midseason grades? Wait ’til you see these. If the first half of the 2013 season was a term paper, the one written by the Steelers’ defense would be laced with red ink. DEFENSIVE LINE The Steelers have yielded 131.2 rushing yards per game, 31st in …

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