Steelers Free Agent Focus: Guy Whimper Re-Ups with Pittsburgh

After a week which saw them lose Jonathan Dwyer, David Johnson, Al Woods, Ziggy Hood and Emmanuel Sanders, the Steelers began week 2 of NFL Free Agency by resigning one of their own. Except it wasn’t the one Steelers Nation was hoping for. When word broke that Jerricho Cotchery would end his Steelers cruise by […]

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Steelers Free Agent Focus: Investment in Al Woods Goes Up in Smoke….

While Michael Mitchell’s arrival might have signaled the rejuvenation of the Steelers secondary, Al Woods departure to the Tennessee Titans confirms that Pittsburgh has a problem on defensive line. Let’s get one things straight. Al Woods was no world beater. His absence certainly shouldn’t doesn’t doom the Steelers chances for 2014 But Wood’s defection is […]

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Steelers Free Agent Exodus Begins: Joanthan Dwyer to Pittsburgh West, David Johnson to San Diego

Todd Haley was brought to Pittsburgh in 2012 for many reasons, among them to establish the run. And his vision for the Steelers backfield most certainly included David Johnson, who was moving to fullback, and Jonathan Dwyer along with Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman. Now all four are gone. Redman of course was cut mid-season […]

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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: Velasco, Wallace Center of Attention

Ray Mansfield, Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson, Jeff Hartings. That’s 565 starts, 37 years, 18 Pro Bowls, and two NFL Hall of Famers. From Chuck Noll to Bill Cowher center always remained a pillar of stability of the Pittsburgh Steelers. That reality has radically changed under Mike Tomlin, whose succession of starters spans Sean Mahan, Justin […]

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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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