Steelers Make the Right Move With Jarvis Jones

When you produce you get paid. When you don’t produce you don’t get paid. It’s a pretty simple concept when you think about it. Ultimately that’s what it came down to for the Pittsburgh Steelers who declined to pick up the fifth-year option for outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. Five total sacks in three seasons was not what the Steelers or the fan base expected when Jones...
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Defending the Steelers’ Draft Decisions

It seems like every year during the draft, the Steelers are one of those teams that grabs a guy that tumbles down the board, and people like Mel Kiper and all of the other “draftniks” love their choices and slap a meaningless “A” on their draft grade article next to the Steelers. This year though, it felt a lot different. Steelers fans and local writers yelled “who?!...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Overall draft grade and analysis

Going into the draft there was a clear concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary. Last year they were the 30th ranked pass defense and in this draft the Steelers’ front office did what was needed and used their two top picks to address this problem. Summary of the draft: As of right now, the Steelers’ draft looks like a major success. In the first round, the Steelers...
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Steelers decline fifth-year option for Jarvis Jones

On the same day where linebacker James Harrison announced he would be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers for another season, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a little news of their own. The Steelers announced on Monday evening that they would not be executing the fifth-year option on linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones, who was the Steelers number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft...

Steelers Decline OLB Jarvis Jones’ Fifth-Year Option

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declined to pick up OLB Jarvis Jones‘ fifth-year option on Monday, according to Jeremy Fowler. The fifth-year option will run the Steelers $8.3 million in 2017, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Jones, 26, was taken with the No. 17 overall pick back in 2013. He’s...
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NFL Draft Grades: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers had one prerogative going into the 2016 NFL Draft. The team’s goal was the fill in the spots that troubled them on defense last year. Mainly, it was the cornerback position. Cortez Allen and Antwon Blake were less than consistent last season, giving the Steelers, especially head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Keith Butler, a long season filled...

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...
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Steelers re-sign Gradkowski; Harrison plans to play in 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) A pair of familiar faces are heading back to Pittsburgh for the 2016 season. Veteran linebacker James Harrison announced on his Instagram page Monday that he plans on playing this fall. Harrison, who turns 38 on Wednesday, finished with five sacks in 2015 but said after Pittsburgh's loss to Denver in the playoffs he needed time to figure out if he wanted to come...
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There's a 'realistic' chance that Steelers defense could start 3 rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense could look a lot younger next season. After taking three players on defense with their top three picks, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it's "realistic" to think that we'll see those three players starting when the regular season kicks off."I believe it's realistic," Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's why we chose them where we chose...
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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.,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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2016 Steelers’ Draft Class Scouting Report: Temple ILB Tyler Matakevich

My breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh round pick, Tyler Matakevich. #8 Tyler Matakevich/ILB Temple: 6’0 238 The Good – Tough, physical, throwback kid – High IQ, processes info quickly, reads keys and reacts without any wasted time – Sound in his run fills, plays with proper technique, controls the... The post 2016 Steelers’ Draft Class Scouting Report: Temple...
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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...
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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...
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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! — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Pittsburgh Steelers select Miami cornerback Artie Burns. Analysis: Burns is a speedy, athletic corner that packs a punch...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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