Category Archives: Free Agency

Steelers Defensive Position Analyses and Draft Needs

As Terry Bradshaw so eloquently likes to say, “When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you think of defense.” That sentiment has largely held true for the better part of 40+ years. For the second consecutive year and fourth time … Continue reading

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Steelers Offensive Position Analyses and Draft Needs

A long-standing premise in evaluating a team’s NFL draft is that landing two eventual starters and three contributors equates to a successful draft. But the Pittsburgh Steelers likely need a much better haul in both of those categories from this … Continue reading

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 53-man Roster and Other Goodies (V. 4.0)

The Steelers must cut their roster to 53 before midnight today. But that will likely not be the opening-day roster, which is what we try to project at SteelersLounge.com throughout the offseason. With all the various Steelers who are nursing … Continue reading

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 3.0; Worilds on PUP)

It has been an offseason of change for the Steelers, highlighted by the forced retirements of Pittsburgh legends James Farrior, Aaron Smith and Hines Ward. The Steelers, however, remain one of the better teams in the NFL and a legitimate … Continue reading

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 2.0)

Not much has transpired since our first roster projection for the 2012 Steelers more than two months ago. However, some minor transactions and news from minicamps has impacted the bottom of the roster, practice squad, and ordering of those closest to … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Early 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

It is a week from the end of the three-day NFL Draft, which most experts believe saw the Steelers tally one of their better hauls in recent memory. Moreover, thanks to some unbelievable, bust-your-tail reporting by Steelers Depot, names of the … Continue reading

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Hines Ward, his release and when it’s time to change

It should not be a surprise that Hines Ward’s career with the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to an end. Deep down — or perhaps closer to the surface, depending on your level of realism — we all knew it was … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Mock Draft and Projected 53-Man Roster (V. 1.0)

Note 1: This is my fifth installment of a series on the Steelers’ possible moves before the 2012 season and the first Steelers Lounge mock draft for 2012. If you have not done so, it is advisable to at least … Continue reading

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Projecting Salary Cap Cuts and Moves for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers (Part 4)

Note 1: This is the fourth installment of a five-part series on the Steelers’ 2012 salary-cap dilemmas that are more pronounced than ever before and will result in some difficult cuts. If you have not done so, please read the … Continue reading

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Examining the Steelers’ Philosophical and Pragmatic Moves and Non-Moves that Will Make Getting Under the 2012 Salary Cap Both Challenging and Risky (Part 3)

Note: This is the third of a five-part series being published this week examining the 2012 Steelers, with a focus on the team’s salary-cap challenges. If you have not done so, please read Monday’s detailed synopsis on the salary-cap and … Continue reading

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