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Pittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh Boyd

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to a one-year contract on Friday. Boyd is the ACC’s all-time leading in passing yards (11,904) and passing touchdowns (107).  He was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Jets last year. The Jets cut Boyd at the end of preseason practice and he played for two FXFL teams before signing...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers sign intriguing QB who had monster college career

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to their roster. The @steelers have signed QB Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) to their offseason roster. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) March 6, 2015 Boyd was a sixth round pick of the Jets in 2014, but was released after the preseason. He wasn’t in the NFL last season. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten other NFL players...
Via cover32 - Steelers
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers showing interest in free agent CB Cary Williams

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Steelers have shown interest in free agent cornerback Cary Williams. The Eagles have released Williams in a salary cap move, he signed with Philadelphia in 2013 with a three-year, $17 million deal, however his high cap hit of $8 million in 2015 made him expendable. Williams fits the mold for the team's defense, he's physical, aggressive...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Kevin Colbert: Steelers can't afford to miss in the draft ► For all the criticism he receives, Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert doesn't seem to have earned any of it. The Steelers have had only one losing season ... Labriola on Bell, Lewis, TV ratings ► The story was of a night at a Pittsburgh bar in the late 1950s, a joint where Steelers players would gather in the...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities – Hedging On Cam Thomas

The 2014 season saw the Pittsburgh Steelers on the rise, finishing with an 11-5 record and a division title following two straight seasons of missing the playoffs with 8-8 records. They finished off the regular season with four straight victories, but suffered a disappointing Wildcard round loss against the Ravens without their star running back. […] Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities...
Via Steelers Depot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Optimist’s Take – Daniel McCullers And Playing Time

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team, of course, is a finished […] The Optimist’s Take – Daniel McCullers And Playing Time is a...
Via Steelers Depot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troy Polamalu’s likely departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn’t be a surprise

When I was a tiny little Steelers fan in the early 80s, I learned of the retirement of Mean Joe Greene by watching a feature about it on NFL Films, which meant that I probably learned about it many weeks or even months later. In ensuing years, I would hear little news blurbs about the departures of other legends such Lynn Swann, Jack Ham and Mel Bount, and I would quickly process...
Via cover32 - Steelers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Source: Polamalu Had Issues With Tomlin

No one can blame Troy Polamalu if he wants to keep playing. Football has been the center of his life since he was a child but now he and the Pittsburgh Steelers are at a crossroads and from what I’m hearing, a solution isn’t going to be pretty. A source familiar with the Polamalu situation told me that the future Hall of Fame safety grew more and more upset with Head Coach Mike...
Via Steel City Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Williams Has A Message For Those Who Think Ryan Shazier Should Be Moved To Safety

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams is certainly an entertaining follow on Twitter and on Wednesday the former sixth-round draft pick had a message for everyone that thinks fellow linebacker Ryan Shazier should be moved to safety. You can read those tweets below. I'm just gonna say it if you think Shazier is a Safety please […] Vince Williams Has A Message For Those...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agent RBs the Steelers Should Target to Back Up Bell

Stevan Ridley View image | gettyimages.com If the Pittsburgh Steelers want to lighten to load on Bell substantially in 2015, Stevan Ridley might be a decent option.  He has had his fair share of turnover issues, but maybe in a lighter role, and under new coaches, in Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley, the issues would subside. Ridley and Bell would be an excellent one-two punch...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell goes on lengthy Twitter rant at Mel Kiper Jr

Draft season is upon us and at least one All Pro NFL player will not be hanging on every word said by longtime ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper Jr.  Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell went on a lengthy Twitter rant blasting Kiper about his draft projections and analysis. I think it's so funny how Mel Kiper is just "qualified" to tlk about the draft…dude be wrong with just...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could be, at best, a mediocre quarterback. For other fans it went deeper because Brian Hoyer...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers hoping Troy Polamalu retires

Troy Polamalu is one of the most respected players in Pittsburgh Steelers history, which is why the team is reportedly hoping he will retire. Otherwise, they will have to release one of their most beloved superstars. Polamalu, 33, carries a cap hit of $8.25 million in 2015. That is simply too much to pay a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

As the NFL Draft approaches, expect to see more and more of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay on ESPN, ranking and breaking down the top prospects. While they are probably the two most recognizable draft experts in the media, they are by no means perfect. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who has emerged as one of the best rushers in the NFL, did not draw rave reviews...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN sets Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on fire to wish him happy birthday

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger turned 33 on Monday. ESPN marked the occasion with an interesting photoshop job. Happy 33rd Birthday to 2x Super Bowl Champion @steelers QB Big Ben! pic.twitter.com/dfim21rItv — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 2, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team’s logo from 1-32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 linebackers on...
Via cover32 - Steelers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell could face up to a four-game suspension

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended the first two games of the 2015 NFL season stemming from a DUI arrest last August. Bell, who was driving the vehicle, admitted to smoking marijuana after being pulled over by the police. He is currently serving a 15-month probation term as a punishment for the DUI. The NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season with an 11-5 record. The Steelers finished first in the AFC North but were bounced out of the playoffs in the first round. Pittsburgh, who is normally known for their Steel Curtain defense, was mainly an offensive juggernaut in 2014. The Steelers had the 18th best defense in the NFL, which is way lower than Pittsburgh’s defense normally...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Offensive Line

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the second best offense in the NFL in the 2014 season. They had the second best passing attack and 16th best ground game. Pittsburgh finished with an 11-5 record during the season as they mainly relied on their offense to rack up the score on their opponents. One position group, the offensive line, made a huge impact on every single play, whether it was...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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