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Steelers officially release linebacker James Harrison

Mar 9, 2013

After nine seasons, three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl wins, the Pittsburgh Steelers have officially released veteran linebacker James Harrison. “We have informed James Harrison that we have released him,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. “James has been an integral part of our success during his years in Pittsburgh and has helped us win two Lombardi trophies during that time. We appreciate all of his efforts and wish him the best.” This move comes as no surprise. As has been the case in most years in recent memory, the storm clouds surrounding Pittsburgh’s salary cap situation had been…

Are health concerns keeping teams away from free agent receiver Steve Breaston?

Mar 3, 2013

Free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston is actively seeking employment, but thus far, has been unable to find a new NFL home. Breaston, who spent the first four years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals and the past two with the Kansas City Chiefs, visited with both the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers this past week, but left both meetings without a contract. We may now have an idea why. According to ESPN, the six-year veteran receiver is considering undergoing the Regenokine treatment in Germany in an effort to repair knee inflammation and early arthritic symptoms. The procedure would involve processing…

Ray Rice is wrong if he believes AFC North is now two-horse race between Ravens and Bengals

Feb 7, 2013

For so many years, (it feels like since the dawn of time) the AFC North division has always come down Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s arguably the best rivalry in the NFL, and the norm has always been that the top team in the AFC North at season’s end has come from the victor of the two Steelers/Ravens annual bloodbaths. However, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apparently believes those epic battles are a thing of the past. It’s never a smart thing to count out the Steelers, but that’s just what Rice is apparently doing based on some…

Steelers unlikely to re-sign veteran nose tackle Casey Hampton

Jan 28, 2013

Following the end to a less than ideal 8-8 finish to the 2012 NFL season, Steelers manager Kevin Colbert is doing a little ‘housecleaning’ in preparation for 2013. Like fellow veteran James Harrison, longtime Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton could also end up being a potential cap casualty. Hampton, 36 at the start of next season, has spent his entire 12-year career to this point in Pittsburgh and is coming off a season in which he started all 16 games for just the third time. The team will have multiple options to fill Hampton’s role as the anchor of that…

James Harrison might have played his last season with the Steelers

Jan 12, 2013

While the NFL playoffs continue, the Pittsburgh Steelers, as one of the many teams watching from home, have some housecleaning duties to attend to in order to comply with the 2013 NFL salary cap. One name that’s being whispered throughout the organization as a possible cap casualty? Linebacker James Harrison. For many Steelers  fans, the thought of not seeing No. 92 reeking havoc on opposing offensive tackles and quarterbacks just doesn’t seem fathomable. Especially, considering the impact Harrison has had on Dick LeBeau‘s defense since becoming a full-time starter in 2007. The 34-year old Harrison has been in Pittsburgh since…

Steelers owner Art Rooney II backs Tomlin, Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh

Jan 10, 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2012 season with an 8-8 record that left them watching the playoffs from home. Needless to say, that’s not what anyone in the organization expected before the season-opening kickoff in early September. Nevertheless, head coach Mike Tomlin and franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received votes of confidence from team owner Art Rooney II. Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he doesn’t blame Tomlin for a season that everyone agrees was simply not up to snuff. “I think Mike did a good job,” Rooney said. “I think he was accurate in his own assessment of himself. We were 8-8….

Browns WR Josh Gordon carted off with apparent ankle injury

Dec 30, 2012

Cleveland Browns’ rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon fumbled the football late in the second quarter, giving the Pittsburgh Steelers possession on  the Browns’ 24, on their way to an easy score and a 10-3 halftime lead. To add injury to insult, Gordon was hurt on the play. The highly-productive supplemental draft pick was seen being carted off the field just before halftime with an apparent ankle injury. The Browns have officially ruled him out. Gordon, the former Baylor star selected by the Browns in the second round of the supplemental draft, has been a revelation for Cleveland in 2012. Though he…

Mike Wallace unsure whether or not he’ll be a Steeler next season

Dec 29, 2012

Steelers receiver Mike Wallace had his 2012 season officially brought to a close following Week 16’s 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, after injuring his hamstring in the first quarter. The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent will miss Sunday’s meaningless season finale against the Cleveland Browns with the aforementioned tight hammy, and has finally come to the realization that the Cincy game could have been his last as a member of the Black and Gold. “I definitely don’t want to go out like that,” Wallace said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I really want to end on a high note. I’ve got big plans…

Steelers tight end Heath Miller suffers torn ACL and MCL

Dec 26, 2012

After having their season come to an unceremonious and premature end, the Pittsburgh Steelers were gut-punched with another piece of bad news when they found out that tight end Heath Miller will be out indefinitely after tearing his ACL and MCL in the 13-10 Week 16 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made the announcement Monday: “Unfortunately, his [Miller’s] season comes to an end. “He has been rock solid for us and we really appreciate his efforts. We understand injuries are a part of the game, but unfortunately it brings his season to a close.” Even…

Steelers suspend Rashard Mendenhall; is this the end for Mendenhall in Pittsburgh?

Dec 12, 2012

2012 has not been kind to Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall. The struggling former Fighting Illini star’s future as a big-money NFL running back has been under a microscope all season long. Unfortunately,  Mendenhall continues to show potential future employers that, based on his performance and demeanor, he is not worth the type of contract one might expect a former first-round running back talent to receive on the open market. After recently being demoted to third-string and the proverbial doghouse by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Mendenhall made another unwise decision last Sunday that led to the Steelers suspending him…