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GM Kevin Colbert on 2nd round pick CB Senquez Golson: 'We were more concerned about securing Senquez Golson than anything'

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team wanted to come out of Round 2 with a cornerback as the top priority needing to be addressed. The GM said Golson was the top prospect the team were looking at and they almost traded up to go get him. "After the first round, we reconvene the next morning and look at what our options are going to be at 2 and 3. Then...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers S Mike Mitchell Played With Two Torn Groins Last Season

Safety Mike Mitchell probably won’t want to remember his first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the former third-round draft pick certainly didn’t play well in 2014. After the season was over, Mitchell announced that he had played with an injured groin. During an interview over the weekend with David Todd on 970 ESPN, Steelers […] Steelers S Mike Mitchell Played With...
Via Steelers Depot
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

MADDEN CURSE? Steelers WR Antonio Brown finalist for cover ► Antonio Brown is definitely one of the few players the Pittsburgh Steelers simply can't ... The Steelers wide receiver joins New England Patriots tight end Rob ... Steelers will give Harrison reduced role for several reasons ► Who knows, he might even get the Ryan Shazier treatment and instantly be handed the...
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Steelers pick texted Ben Roethlisberger when he was drafted

Wide receiver Sammie Coates was so excited that he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers that he texted quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to tell him how anxious he is to get to work with him. “He is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game,” said Coates to Steelers.com. “To be a wide receiver for him is going to be real big. I am going to work my butt off for him to...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Changes Jersey Number From 85 To 88

In a few more days the Pittsburgh Steelers rookies will be issued their initial jersey numbers but ahead of that happening, one veteran players has decided that he wants a new number for the upcoming season. According to the Steelers official website, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has changed his jersey number from 85 to 88. […] Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Changes Jersey...
Via Steelers Depot
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens and Steelers steal players from each other in NFL draft

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers got outside linebacker Bud Dupree and the Baltimore Ravens got tight end Maxx Williams.  Both teams coveted both players. In the first round, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome had his sights set on Dupree and even considered trading up to grab the Kentucky outside linebacker, but couldn’t find a good deal. When Dupree...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers first round pick LB Bud Dupree: 'I can be an all-purpose down player'

According to Teresa Varley of Steelers.com, Steelers first-round draft pick Bud Dupree believes he can be an every-down player for the Steelers' defense. Dupree also said that he wants to learn everything he can from the veteran on the the team especially James Harrison. "I can learn a lot from him," Dupree said, via Steelers.com. "He has been around the game a while, he...
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Villanueva Headlines Steelers First-Year Players In Upcoming Rookie Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be holding their annual rookie minicamp next weekend and while it’s obvious that most eyes will be on the eight new draft picks and 12 undrafted free agents, there’s one player that will be participating that I hope we get an update or two on. That one player is Alejandro Villanueva, […] Villanueva Headlines Steelers First-Year Players In Upcoming...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading Every Steelers Draft Pick

Round One: Alvin “Bud” Dupree View image | gettyimages.com Grade: A Alvin Dupree was selected by the Steelers at 22, despite being ranked as a near-top-ten prospect.  Sure, there are concerns about his lack of production against bigger NCAA programs.  Sure, the Steelers had a bigger need at cornerback than they did at outside linebacker. But even with those two negatives...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Draft analysis

All seven rounds of the 2015 NFL draft are in the books. Pittsburgh had a total of eight picks this year. To say that defense was an area of focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers is an understatement. Of the Steelers’ eight picks, Pittsburgh drafted six defensive players while only drafting two players for the offensive side of the ball. Here is a quick look at each of Pittsburgh...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2015: Steelers Select Bud Dupree with 22nd Pick

There may not be a faster riser in the 2015 NFL draft class than defensive end/outside linebacker Bud Dupree, and the Pittsburgh Steelers made that apparent by selecting him No. 22 overall in the first round. Dupree has loads of talent, but some believe he relies too much on his freakish athleticism. He was not asked to drop into coverage much at Kentucky and, at least early...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers steal Bud Dupree with 22nd pick

When the Pittsburgh Steelers came on the clock with the 22nd pick, they knew they had major needs on the defensive side of the ball. What most people did not expect was that edge rusher Alvin ‘Bud’ Dupree would be sitting there available. Chalk up Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert as one of them. 'We didn't expect Bud Dupree to be there at 22, it was an easy selection...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Other Positions the Steelers Should Target

We all know the Steelers are hurting for defensive backs and pass rushers. Those positions basically have to be addressed, or I’m going to Kevin Colbert’s house and fighting him. But what else are the Steelers lacking? What other positions need an influx of youth? TIGHT END Heath Miller, the glorious pinnacle of American Football that he is, isn’t going to last forever. His...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress indicted for failing to pay income taxes

Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges that he failed to pay nearly $50,000 in New Jersey state income taxes. According to James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton, Burress is facing one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer and one count of willful failure to pay...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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