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James Harrison announces he'll return to Steelers for 2016 season

James Harrison wanted to test his body this offseason before committing to one more year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Looks like his body passed that test.Harrison, a weight-lifting fanatic, took to Instagram on Monday to announce that he was feeling fine and ready for action. He's due to make $1.5 million this season.The linebacker, who went undrafted in 2002, has spent nearly...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison announces he will return to Steelers

James Harrison announced his decision to return for another season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday with a simple message on his Instagram account. “I’m back,” Harrison’s post reads, with the caption, “I’ll be 38 on Wednesday and I’m feeling just like a fine wine. Getting better with age." I'll be 38 on Wednesday and I'm feeling just...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 draft report card

The 2016 NFL draft provided the Pittsburgh Steelers an opportunity to add missing pieces to a team that was two wins away from Super Bowl 50. For the second straight year, the Steelers drafted according to specific needs rather than the “best player available” policy. How did they do? These are their grades for each pick followed by a grade for the entire draft. NFL.com,...
Via SteelerAddicts
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Houston wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday evening and while the team is defending his selection based on the fact he was their top-rated punt returner in this year’s class, it’s hard to ignore the production he had... The post Video: Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns appeared first on...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2016 Draft Class Includes Several “Special” Players Who Can Contribute Right Away

If you’re expecting a lot of contribution from several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 draft class at the respective positions that each player plays this season, you are probably sure to be disappointed as a whole. While a few of the seven players are almost certain to not even... The post Steelers 2016 Draft Class Includes Several “Special” Players Who Can Contribute...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Salary Cap: Speculated Rookie Contracts For Hawkins, Feeney, Ayers, Matakevich

The Pittsburgh Steelers added four more members to their 2016 draft class on Saturday with the selections of Jerald Hawkins, Travis Feeney, DeMarcus Ayers and Tyler Matakevich. Those four players should all sign their rookie contracts very soon being as the amounts and guaranteed portions are nearly etched in stone... The post Steelers Salary Cap: Speculated Rookie Contracts For...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pressure Is On for the Steelers’ Carnell Lake

No player enters the National Football League knowing everything or being able to do everything either. It doesn’t matter whether that player is a first rounder or an undrafted free agent. The only way to get every ounce of talent and ability of these young men is through coaching. The coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers is now tasked with getting everything they can out...
Via Steel City Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways From the Steelers 2016 Draft Class

1. The Secondary Was, As We Thought, A Serious Issue Embed from Getty Images The Pittsburgh Steelers had a goal in mind heading into the draft to address the secondary.  In rounds one and two, they drafted Artie Burns and Sean Davis, both secondary members who could compete for starting jobs right out of the gate. Davis is likely to be incorporated in plenty of nickel and...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Defensive Draft You Wanted is Here Steelers’ Fans

You can’t say the front office and the fan base aren’t on the same page right now. After the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have addressed the three vital areas they most needed to by selecting a cornerback, a safety and a defensive lineman. Following the round one selection of Miami cornerback Artie Burns, the Steelers scored big in my opinion with...
Via Steel City Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers loading up on defense in NFL draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason set on revamping a defense that was the weak link on a playoff team a year ago. The process picked up considerable steam during the first two days of the 2016 NFL draft. Pittsburgh has four more picks on Saturday and will likely look for depth at inside linebacker and perhaps wide receiver with Martavis Bryant suspended...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers take defensive back Sean Davis in 2nd round

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers took another step toward overhauling their secondary, taking defensive back Sean Davis out of Maryland in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. Davis has the size at 6-foot-1 to play both cornerback and safety for the Steelers, who selected cornerback Artie Burns out of Miami in the first round on Thursday night. Davis tied...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Players Available the Steelers Should Target in Round Two

I’m unsure of if the Steelers will be lucky enough to have him drop to them in round two, but if he’s available, he’d be a smart pick in two ways. First off, if he drops to the Steelers, it’s likely he’d be the best player available, which is a draft strategy that has had much success in recent years.  But the strategy is typically outlined by picking best available and...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Blew a Chance to Trade Down With Denver

Regardless of my feelings about the selection of Miami cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of last night’s draft, the Steelers could have done something that served them a whole lot better in my opinion. I was told just before the Steelers went on the clock that Denver had contacted them about moving up in the draft. The conversation about draft compensation didn’t last...
Via Steel City Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers select Artie Burns in first round of NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have their cornerback. The Steelers, who were looking to grab William Jackson III, selected Artie Burns with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The team wanted to get Jackson III, but the Cincinnati Bengals selected him with the No. 24 overall pick. The Steelers needed a cornerback, no matter what, and Burns isn’t a bad option. Burns...

Steelers take Miami cornerback Artie Burns with 25th pick

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers took Miami cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, the first cornerback taken by the club in the opening round in nearly 20 years. The Steelers are looking to revamp a secondary that finished 30th in the league in pass defense in 2015, one of the few weak spots on a club that made the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Miami CB Artie Burns No. 25 Overall

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is nearing its end. The 25th pick? Miami’s Artie Burns. Round: 1 Pick: 25 With the #25 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @steelers select CB Artie Burns! pic.twitter.com/AbhyxmtJW8 — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Pittsburgh Steelers select Miami cornerback Artie Burns. Analysis: Burns is a speedy, athletic corner that packs a punch...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Preview: How to make sure they nail this draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not a bad team. They should definitely be able to contend for a playoff spot in 2016, and possibly win the AFC North. If healthy, the Steelers may have been able to make a deeper run at the Super Bowl last year, so they do not have many adjustments that need to be made heading into the 2016 season. That being said, Pittsburgh can use this upcoming draft...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 seven-round mock draft

The cornerback watch is on in Pittsburgh. The 2016 NFL draft begins Thursday, and the Steelers could draft a cornerback in the first round for the first time since they took Chad Scott in 1997. Cornerback isn’t the Steelers’ only need, however. There are other positions that could use an upgrade, depth or a little finishing touch as the Steelers try to build on 2015’s injury...
Via SteelerAddicts
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Steelers Draft Preview: Potential Trade Partners

The Steelers have not made a first round trade since Mike Tomlin took over as head coach in 2007. That said, with the uncertainty in this draft class, this could be the year the Steelers either look to make a move up or move down. Traditionally, the 25th overall pick has not been a very productive spot in the draft but it has been a hot spot for trades. The 25th overall pick has...
Via The Steelers N'at
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 players in Pittsburgh Steelers history

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the oldest, most storied franchises in the NFL. Throughout the team’s history, the Steelers have made eight Super Bowl appearances, winning six for the most in NFL history. Since coming into existence in 1933, the Steelers have fielded some of the most talented players in the history of the football. They were one of the more dominant defensive...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Three main goals for the 2016 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a great place as a franchise. After another successful season that ended against the eventual Super Bowl champs, the Steelers are going to look to improve in this year’s draft. However, unlike a majority of the NFL teams, the Steelers only need to make small improvements to get back to the top. I believe they can do this simply by having a solid draft...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Steelers Draft Preview: Offense

With under a week to go until the NFL draft, the Steelers have plenty of needs to address on their current roster. While some believe the Steelers need to focus exclusively on defense in the upcoming Draft, the team has generally split their draft picks between offense and defense. Currently, the Steelers have 75 players on their roster and are permitted to have up to 90 during the...
Via The Steelers N'at
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Draft Picks of the Mike Tomlin Era

I’m generally positive on the way the Steelers draft. After all, the NFL Draft is an imperfect science and no team gets it right all of the time. There is absolutely no way to project things like injuries (for instance, Ryan Shazier never missed a game in college and was a starter for 2 and a half years but has garnered the “injury prone” label in the pros). Each draft generally...
Via The Steelers N'at
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts punter Pat McAfee makes 4/20 jokes, is drug-tested 4/21

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee took to Twitter Wednesday to make some wisecracks about it being 4/20. And in a development that is too crazy — and funny — to be a coincidence, he was subjected to a urinalysis Thursday. McAfee got the ball rolling with a couple of tweets that acknowledged the marijuana-related relevance to the day. I can't celebrate this particular...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell receives 'random' drug test from NFL on 4/20

The National Football League has to have a sense of humor. Why else would they open the marijuana testing period today of all days, April 20? Yes, the window for annual NFL marijuana testing opens today, 4/20. #onterriosmithday — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 20, 2016 The NFL is wasting no time either, as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell can confirm...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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