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SB Nation Live Mock Draft: Steelers stay at pick 20 but remained ‘Greedy’

We got an LSU Tiger but was it the one you wanted?

The 2019 SB Nation Live Mock Draft kicked off Saturday at noon and four hours later the first round had been completed. The live mock is scheduled to resume Sunday at noon, with plans to complete the second and third rounds.

The Jacksonville Jaguars team site Big Cat Country is holding the Mock of Mocks and is hosted by Hurricane123. Everyone is welcome to come over and check it out. If you choose to come, all is asked is that you do not...

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers Art Rooney II wisely takes the high road in regards to questions on Bell and Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers owner spoke to media recently, and took the high road when asked about the Killer Bs who are now elsewhere.

Just as the Four Seasons said, “Silence is Golden”.

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the noise going on around the organization the past few months has not only been deafening, but also tiring. It just seems as if every time you log onto Twitter, Instagram or Facebook you see something derogatory about the black-and-gold.

It might be Antonio Brown, Le’Veon...

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Dave.Schofield

This Week in Steelers Stats: Highs and Lows of Steelers Kicking

A compilation of Steelers statistics from myself and from various Tweets over the past week.

Compiling statistics can take hours upon hours in order to find the proper numbers. To save you the trouble, here are some of the best statistics about the Steelers from the past week.

I will begin with a few statistics of my own before going on to other various Steeler sources. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @STLRSuperFanDad in order to get some of BTSC’s geekiest stats.

From The Steelers...

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Anthony Defeo

Jesse James was one of the real winners of free agency

After signing a four-year deal with the Lions that could net him as much as $25 million (and guarantees him $11 million), there’s no question former Steelers’ tight end Jesse James was one of the real winners of NFL free agency.

There’s been a lot of talk of “winners” and “losers” with recent transactions involving the Steelers and/or their former players.

Did former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell “win” or “lose” by agreeing to a four-year deal with the Jets, a...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: Despite free agent movement, Steelers should target a CB in the NFL Draft

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a...

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Simon Chester

New contract details for LB Mark Barron show another backloaded deal for Steelers

The Steelers latest addition at linebacker will cost the team just $3.875 million against the cap in year-one.

The contract details for the latest free agent signing the Pittsburgh Steelers have made this offseason finally hit the NFLPA contract database on Saturday, revealing another deal that pushes the majority of the salary cap charge into the final year of the contract.

Steelers salary cap expert Ian Whetstone was the first with figures once again, reporting base salaries for...

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Simon Chester

Report: Steelers set to host UMass WR Andy Isabella on pre-draft visit

If a recent report is to be believed, the speedy wide receiver from the University of Massachusetts could be the Steelers first pre-draft visitors of the year on Sunday,

It would appear that UMass wide receiver Andy Isabella might be the Pittsburgh Steelers first pre-draft visitor in 2019, if a report from Connor Livesay of SB Nation is to be believed.

#UMass WR Andy Isabella had a private workout with the #Chiefs early this morning and has an official visit scheduled with the #Steelers...

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Jeff.Hartman

Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers signing of ILB Mark Barron

The Pittsburgh Steelers latest free agent acquisition needs to be graded out.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team with several needs across their roster. With the departure of a player like Antonio Brown, the hole left at cornerback and the team’s inability to replace Ryan Shazier at ILB all viewed as glaring needs on the roster.

What did the Steelers do in the first week of free agency? They went out and signed a wide receiver and cornerback. Not in that order, and not to be the undoubted...

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Dave.Schofield

The Compensatory Chain: Turning Kansas City’s 2004 Third Round Pick into a 2018 Pro Bowler

Through players gained and lost over a decade, the Steelers earned an extra draft pick in 2017.

As I was doing research to familiarize myself even more with the compensatory process, I also found myself diving into the Steelers history of compensatory draft picks. It’s quite interesting to follow the chain of why the Steelers received a compensatory pick, along with how the Steelers had the player in the first place whom they lost. As I dove further and further down the rabbit hole, quite...

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After third player defection, Steelers eager to get 'vibe' back

The Steelers want -- scratch that, need -- players who want to be in Pittsburgh, because lately it's trendy to find a way out of here.

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Pittsblitz56

So just to clarify, the Steelers are playing for nothing more than second place in the AFC North?

Did the signing of Odell Beckham Jr. really change the landscape of the North

...the talk around town is “Cleveland Is Back”.

In 2002 the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a playoff game against the Cleveland Browns, a game in which Pittsburgh beat the Browns by a score of 36-33. The significance of this game, other than the fact our favorite team won, is it would be the last time the Browns make the playoffs.

During that stretch the Cleveland Browns have finished at the bottom of the division...

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Jeff.Hartman

Black and Gold Links: Don’t expect Donte Moncrief to be the ‘AB’ to free up JuJu

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a...

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Jeff.Hartman

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Edition, Vol. 12

There is plenty to talk about regarding all things black-and-gold!

Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist.

I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread!

The rules haven’t...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Steelers March Madness: The Best of the Rest featuring No. 4 seed 1972 vs. No. 13 seed 1992

Bracketing the best teams in the past 50 years of Pittsburgh Steelers history never to win a title. Who do you consider the “Best of the Rest” between the 1972 Steelers and the 1992 version?

BTSC continues to search for the best and most-memorable Steeler team to not win a title. Last time around, you voted the 2017 team of dysfunction over the rootable 2002 Steelers with Tommy Maddox at the helm. It was a closer margin than most.

No. 3 - 2017: Team Turmoil- 57% No. 14 - 2002: Tommy’s...

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Simon Chester

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert among Steelers staff members at LSU pro day

With several talented players that should interest them, the Steelers sent some siginificant faces to LSU for their pro day on Friday.

With the list of available draft prospects hailing from LSU featuring several highly ranked players who could be of interest to the Pittsburgh Steelers, it should come as no surprise to learn that there were some familiar faces on the sidelines in Louisiana on Friday when LSU hosted their pro day event.

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert appear to be part of a...

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Simon Chester

Steelers owner opposed to making changes to NFL replay rules

Speaking on a conference call with local media on Friday, Art Rooney II spoke about proposed changes to NFL rules the league will be discussing at the upcoming owners meeting.

The NFL will hold its annual league meeting in Arizona from March 24 to March 27, with the subject of rules changes one of the topics on the agenda. But while the league has confirmed they will discuss several proposed amendments, it would appear that Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II will not be lending his...

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Steelers to release S Morgan Burnett

The Steelers are going to have another high profile departure. Pittsburgh plans to release safety Morgan Burnett sometime before April 1, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. According to Burnett’s agent, the safety requested the move. A source told Fowler that “the team and player discussed trade possibilities before the release.” We heard a couple of months ago that Burnett was unhappy and wanted to be released, and now he’s getting his wish, although a bit later than he had...

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Dan Sager

Steelers Stock Report: It’s okay to think the ‘Killer Bs’ are flat out wrong

Le’Veon Bell is the latest ex-Steeler to slander Big Ben Roethlisberger.

Ben Roethlisberger has delivered two Super Bowls to Pittsburgh—and given the collective aptitude of the remaining component parts of the Steelers roster, and that Roethlisberger himself is still playing at an extremely high level, it is not outside the realm of possibility that he wins a third as his career moves toward its eventual twilight. Barring some obscenely fortuitous circumstances in an upcoming draft,...

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Jeff.Hartman

Report: Pittsburgh Steelers to release safety Morgan Burnett by April 1st

The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving Morgan Burnett his wish and plan on releasing him soon.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Morgan Burnett last year in free agency to be the starting safety alongside Sean Davis in the deep secondary. What happened was Burnett suffered several injuries leading up to the 2019 season, and gave way to Terrell Edmunds to start.

The plan for the two safeties was to have Edmunds fill the hybrid linebacker/safety position his rookie season with Burnett playing the...

ESPN.com - Pittsburgh Steelers

Agent: Steelers to release S Burnett by April 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed veteran safety Morgan Burnett that they will release him by April 1, as per the player's request, Burnett's agent Kevin Conner told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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