Category Archives: Free Agency

Explaining the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 Salary-Cap Quandary (Part 1)

Note 1: This is the first installment of a five-part series on the Steelers’ 2012 salary cap challenges that will appear daily this week on Steelers Lounge. The initial article below provides a basic synopsis of the Steelers’ complicated salary-cap … Continue reading

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Aaron Smith Back on IR; Great Career Likely Over

The Steelers announced Saturday that they placed veteran defensive end Aaron Smith on the season-ending injured reserve list due to a “foot sprain,” a specific injury that has likely never ended a player’s year before the midpoint of that season … Continue reading

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This Is No Super Bowl Hangover; Sadly the 2011 Steelers Are Just Weak in the Trenches

Yes, the Steelers are 2-2 and the season is not lost, at least not yet. But most experts and fans will agree that record is misleading, because Pittsburgh was thoroughly and physically dominated by the two decent (not great) opponents … Continue reading

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Destroyed by Ravens and Colon Out for the Year; What Options Do Steelers Now Have on O-Line?

It was difficult to fathom the Steelers would not use the offseason to improve an offensive line that ranked as the worst in the NFL last season per Pro Football Focus. But after some very questionable moves, Pittsburgh entered 2011 … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 2.0)

There have only been two preseason games, but much has transpired since my initial 2011 Steelers’ roster projections were posted two weeks ago. The Steelers arguably now have the deepest receiving corps in the NFL after adding sure-handed veteran Jericho … Continue reading

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Steelers Sign Jerricho Cotchery

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Steelers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. We knew this was a possibility since he spent some time in Latrobe over the weekend, and when we talked … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

This initial projection assumes that the Steelers do not sign any other free agents and do not lose any players to season-ending injuries. Obviously the projected 53-man roster could change if key players were lost for significant time. Moreover, the … Continue reading

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Steelers’ Roster Moves May be Complete, Despite Glaring Need At Tackle

It appears that after a frantic period of transactions, the Steelers’ 2011 training camp-roster is nearly set, although Pittsburgh could still bring in a veteran wide receiver due to injuries to three of their projected top six players at that … Continue reading

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Offensive Line Isn’t a Steelers Priority

There understandably is a lot of head scratching among Steelers fans in the past 24 hours. On Thursday night, Max Starks was cut and Jonathan Scott and Willie Colon were signed. On Friday morning, Flozell Adams was jettisoned as well. … Continue reading

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Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott Will Return

On Tuesday the Steelers managed to take care of their No. 1 priority in free agency when they agreed to terms with Ike Taylor on a four-year contract. On Thursday, following the release of left tackle Max Starks, they managed … Continue reading

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