Steelers Free Agent Focus: Ziggy Hood Bolts to Jacksonville

And then their were none. David Johnson was the first Pittsburgh Steeler to defect in free agency. He also happened to be their sixth round pick of the 2009 NFL Draft and the second to last member of that draft class on their roster. My early story: Steelers lose 2009 first-round draft pick Ziggy Hood […]

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Steelers Sign Free Agent Carolina Panthers Safety Mike Mitchell

NFL Free Agency opened today and the Pittsburgh Steelers departed from the script – in a big way – by signing Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell. The opening of free agency is usually always accompanied by a flurry of big money signings, and the Steelers have traditionally remained on the sidelines through it all. But […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Need to Keep (up with) the (Felix) Joneses?

Sometimes history and happenstance hook up to and make for some uncanny encounters. In the 2008 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Rashard Mendenhall precisely one pick after the Dallas Cowboys chose Felix Jones. And so it was that the year that the Steelers said goodbye to Mendenhall, they ended up making a rare player-for-player […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Drafting Ziggy Hood Should Neither Haunt Nor Make Pittsburgh Happy

The Super Bowl winner picks last in the NFL Draft, which means that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team to have that “honor” six times. They’ve used their pick on the likes of Dave Brown, Bennie Cunningham, Greg Hawthorne, Mark Malone, Santonio Holmes and most recently, Ziggy Hood. How does Ziggy Hood fit in […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Need to Keep Brett Keisel if They Can

Kevin Colbert’s best draft came in 2002, not because of the superstars he brought the Steelers, but because round-for-round, he brought in better value for pick than any other Steelers draft during his tenure. Although he was largely overlooked at the time, perhaps his most impactful pick came last, in the form of Brett Keisel. […]

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Steelers Nation Looks Back to ’13 as Steelers Focus on 2014….

Defining the NFL “end” and “beginning” today is difficult, but as Behind the Steel Curtain Editor Neal Coolong observes, the league’s annual scouting combine signals the beginning of the 2014 cycle. So as the Pittsburgh Steelers pivot into full 2014 off season mode, its only appropriate to pivot back and take one last look at […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Will Will Allen Return?

When the season ended one of the more interesting decisions the Pittsburgh Steelers have to make in free agency involves reserve safety Will Allen. That story line got more interesting yesterday when news broke that the Steelers were working out former Lions safety Louis Delemas. Capsule Profile of Will Allen with the Steelers The Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Safety Louis Delmas Visits Pittsburgh

NFL Free Agency might start on March 11th, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are not taking a passive wait-and-see approach between now and them. Faced with an aging secondary struggling to create turnovers and the impending departure of 7 year starter Ryan Clark, the Steelers brought Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas to the South Side for […]

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