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The Steelers currently have a large number of players out of contract next year, some of whom figure to be significant starters in 2014 and it seems the turnover of the roster still has a little way to go yet. The last few years has seen a number of...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The former Pitt quarterback is quickly emerging as one of the top prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft. BTSC's Dale Grdnic, a Panthers beat writer, explains why. PITTSBURGH -- Former Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald most assuredly will be...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Dale Grdnic | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Defensive end/outside linebacker Demarcus Lawrence is reportedly set for a visit with the Steelers. NFL reporter Adam Caplan tweeted Friday Boise State defensive end/outside linebacker Demarcus Lawrence has a pre-draft meeting scheduled with the Steelers....
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Mike Wallace's greener pastures (that may or may not be trying to trade him already depending on who you talk to) are up now in our community mock, with BTSC reader steeler_chris_5 representing the Dolphins. The 2013 Miami Dolphins finished 8-8 and out...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: barnerburner | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Adams had a rough 2013 season, but along with leaning on teammate DeCastro for help, he says he had support from the whole offensive line, leading to his ability to end the season on a high note. Dealing with adversity is one of the key elements of the...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As it emerges that draft picks from the first round of the 2011 draft are beginning to have their fifth year options exercised a figure has been confirmed for the true cost to keep Cam Heyward under contract in 2015. As reported on this site a few days...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Steelers aren't taking their focus off the running back position. No visit has been reported, but Boston College's Andre Williams, the 2013 Doak Walker Award winner, is drawing the Steelers' interest, according to NFP writer Aaron Wilson. Williams,...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Friday, April 18, 2014
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To save you chasing around to find out which players draft experts are mocking to the Steelers we have gathered them all in one place for you and there appears to be some consensus from the mock draft specialists. After gathering all the expert selections...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Ravens reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the reitired/reserved list on Thursday. This could signal the first step in a successful comeback for the Alabama star. The Ravens reinstated formerly retired linebacker Rolando McClain on Thursday, according...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Jack Finn | Friday, April 18, 2014
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After many years of suffering in salary cap hell brighter times are on the horizon for the Steelers in 2015 with more cap space than they will have had in many years but there will still be some hard choices to be made. With a number of key free agents...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Spartans captain who was suspended before the Rose Bowl earlier this year told MLive.com the Steelers have spoken with him "quite a few times" leading into the 2014 NFL Draft. The Steelers have been around the Michigan State football program quite...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Mike Adams was the victim of a stabbing and robbery attempt June 1, 2013. A report indicates defense attorneys are seeking Adams' personnel file. Alan Jennings of WPXI in Pittsburgh tweeted Thursday Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has been issued...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper sends the same two names he did in his "Grade A" list to the Steelers in the first and second rounds, respectively. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. called LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to Pittsburgh since he came out with his...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Rounding out a trio of visits today was a new name to be connected with the Steelers as Rob Blanchflower TE from UMass joined Phillip Gaines and Ra'Shede Hageman at the team facilities. As has already been reported earlier on this site today Phillip...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The talented and under-the-radar cornerback Phillip Gaines is meeting with the Steelers Thursday in Pittsburgh. Here's the name many BTSC readers were waiting to read. Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines will visit the Steelers Thursday, alongside Minnesota...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Jets were key to (almost) squeaking the Steelers into the playoffs last year, and they have many of the same needs as Pittsburgh going into the draft. BTSC contributor DropTheHammer is here to try to make sense of it. I must confess: I was born in...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: barnerburner | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Long-time NFL personnel guru Gil Brandt says his trade attempt to Pittsburgh for the top pick in the 1970 NFL Draft was turned down by Art Rooney. His target was Steelers Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw. NFL.com draft analyst Gil Brandt is one of the...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Steelers right guard David DeCastro shared some draft-day memories with the team's web site, including his take on the Combine and his thoughts and feelings before becoming the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. According to Steelers right guard...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Perhaps the position that's most up in the air, the Steelers are undergoing something of a cornerback facelift over the next two years. Which ones will stay and which ones will go is an important question over the next two years. Discounting their 2014...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Only Cincinnati committed fewer guaranteed dollars in this year's free agency class. Waves were made in a figurative sense this offseason when the Steelers signed eight free agents. But the total amount of guaranteed money doesn't exactly rock the financial...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The top of the cornerback position group is still as clear as mud, as ESPN's Herm Edwards weighs in with his top players at the position for the 2014 NFL Draft. ESPN analyst and former NFL coach Herm Edwards weighed in recently on the cornerbacks debate...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Will the signing of Adam Podlesh prove to be significant for the Steelers this season? As history has shown us, even if Podlesh has a bad 2014 campaign and is replaced by someone named Paul Ernster, it probably won't effect Pittsburgh's Super Bowl chances...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Anthony Defeo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Sweed's football career is likely at an end now, seven years after it began when the Steelers selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Once again, Limas Sweed's hype greatly outlasted his performance. Sweed was cut from the expansion franchise...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The second half of our community mock begins with our delightful division rivals, represented by BTSC reader Steelers_Fan_to_the_Core. Well, it's time for our hated division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens to make their choice in our BTSC community mock...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: barnerburner | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The 49ers are facing the possibility of losing edge rusher Aldon Smith for the 2014 season. It's unlikely they pick up Smith's option year for 2015. Anthony Barr may be available at 15, and a trade would make sense for both teams.The San Francisco 49ers...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The upcoming NFL draft is not the next piece of official league business for teams to deal with as there is the matter of fifth year options on the first round draft class of 2011 to deal with before the May 3rd deadline expires in a few weeks time....
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Simon Chester | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Favre's return to Green Bay won't take 19 years. Terry Bradshaw can relate with Brett Favre. Not only as Super Bowl winning quarterbacks with southern roots. But also as a great players whose final chapter with the team they thrived with not ending on...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Bryan DeArdo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Trade markets in the first round usually develop over a quarterback and rarely a tight end. The Jets' perceived leak of information suggests they're trying to develop a market. The Steelers are at 15, and should float a report about their interest in...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A large part of the Steelers' future at their most critical defensive position rests in Jason Worilds. There's risk (lack of historic proof he can back up his second half of 2013) and reward (immediate cap space and securing a starter for multiple years)...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Dale Grdnic | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It isn't a question of work ethic or effort with Steelers' second-year OLB Jarvis Jones. It's simply a matter of time. The more he learns, the more likely the Steelers are to break out of their recent sack funk. The Steelers defense usually has a veteran...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Neal Coolong | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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