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Antonio Brown Becomes Highest Paid Receiver In NFL

Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Pittsburgh Steelers came to an agreement with Antonio Brown. The four-year contract extension makes the 28-year-old Miami native the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, at $68 million dollars.

Antonio Brown’s previous contract with the Steelers runs through until the end of the season until 2017 where he will make a total of $4.7 million dollars on the season. With his new contract, he will make nearly four times that amount with $18.5 million in his first three years and $12.5 million in the fourth year of his contract extension. The new contract also came with a $19 million dollar signing bonus so now we can see why Antonio is all smiles in the picture he shared on twitter.

Despite his success in the NFL as wide receiver, he didn’t start running routes regularly until he made it into college. Read More »Antonio Brown Becomes Highest Paid Receiver In NFL

Steelers Go Defense In Rounds 2 and 3

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to revamp their defense, taking safety Sean Davis and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in rounds 2 and 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft. Unlike yesterday’s selection of corner Artie Burns, these picks are being hailed as good value for their spot in the draft. They do share a common trait with Burns in that all three are talented athletes seen more as projects that need time to develop rather than finished products. If they do develop, though, their potential is sky high.Read More »Steelers Go Defense In Rounds 2 and 3

Steelers Pick Cornerback In Round 1

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On National Superhero Day, Steeler Nation got the player it deserved but maybe not the one that it needs.

Last night, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Miami cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. To call this pick polarizing would be an understatement. Burns is the Donald Trump of draft picks. I’ve seen people applaud the Steelers by touting Burns as potentially the best corner in the entire class and I’ve seen people call this choice a disastrous overreach of a guy with 3rd round talent.Read More »Steelers Pick Cornerback In Round 1

Steelers Draft Preview

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If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

Good advice in both skydiving and the NFL Draft. It certainly seems to be the philosophy favored by the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’ve been trying to rebuild a defense that has fallen off in recent years primarily using the draft. The result, however, have been decidedly mixed.

Three years ago they took linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first round. He’s produced exactly 5 sacks since that time. That didn’t stop them from taking linebacker Ryan Shazier the next year and then linebacker Bud Dupree the year after that. Shazier has shown flashes of brilliance – when healthy – while Dupree had a solid rookie season.Read More »Steelers Draft Preview

Here’s Your 2016 Steelers Schedule

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Cancel the holidays!

The NFL released the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 schedule and all I gotta say is I hope your entire family are Steeler fans. If not, well, there’s gonna be some awkward family dinners. The Black and Gold have not one, not two, but three holiday games this year. Of course they’re only the second team in NFL history to be bestowed such an “honor.”Read More »Here’s Your 2016 Steelers Schedule

Steelers Release Cortez Allen

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Nice knowing ya, ‘Tez.

In a move that is both surprising yet totally expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers released cornerback Cortez Allen. Just two years ago the Steelers signed him to a five year $26 million contract extension but after playing exactly one game in 2015, they’ve seen enough. While the move wipes out $13 million in future obligations, bonus money means he’ll continue counting against the cap for years to come. This is the second disastrous extension in recent history with LaMarr Woodley finally coming off the books after accounting for $8.5 million in dead cap space last season.Read More »Steelers Release Cortez Allen

Steeler Upgrade Left Tackle, Lose McClendon

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be uncharacteristically active in free agency, signing former Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Harris to a two year $4 million deal yesterday. Harris started all 16 games last season and is slated to take over as our starting LT with Kelvin Beachum exiled to obscurity down in Jacksonville. I can’t say I know much about Harris but anybody charged to protect the blind side of the human statue that was Peyton Manning should be decent. It’s not like any lineman can hold a block the fifteen seconds it sometimes takes Ben to throw the ball.Read More »Steeler Upgrade Left Tackle, Lose McClendon

Martavis Bryant Effs Up Again

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Yeah, it’s a disease, an addiction, something people struggle with over a lifetime but all I can think of right now is the old Bobby Heenan line, “He’s got a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for one year for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse policy. Last year he was suspended the first four games after a fourth (?!) violation. That placed him in the league’s high risk category making him subject to increased testing. Bryant evidently didn’t disappoint, blowing right by his fifth violation (which would’ve cost him 10 games) and going directly to a sixth resulting in a one year vacation.Read More »Martavis Bryant Effs Up Again

Steelers Keep Gay and Foster, Upgrade Tight End

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That escalated quickly…

The first day of the 2016 NFL season came with an unprecedented frenzy of free agent activity. Surprisingly enough, the Pittsburgh Steelers even got in on some of the action. They didn’t make a splashy move involving a headline name but as we saw last season with DeAngelo Williams, sometimes it’s the smaller under the radar moves that provide the biggest dividends. Also seems like their salary cap situation is a tad better than we expected.Read More »Steelers Keep Gay and Foster, Upgrade Tight End