DeCastro Extension is Final Piece in Long Rebuild of Offensive Line

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Twenty-four hours ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms on a 5-year $50 million contract extension with David DeCastro. The move not only meant that the Steelers would have one of the best, young guards under contract for the next six seasons but also the end to a journey embarked on many years ago to repair the Steelers offensive line.

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Film Review : Eli Rogers Making a Push for Third Receiver Spot

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Aug 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (17) runs after a catch against Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Ron Brooks (33) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With Markus Wheaton remaining sidelined due to a rumoured quad injury and Sammie Coates having a disastrous preseason, the number three spot on the wide receiver depth chart is more open than ever. This has not gone unnoticed to second year wideout Eli Rogers, who is making a serious push for the third wide receiver spot this preseason.

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Bud Dupree Prepared to Take Big Leap in Sophomore Season

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In 2015, The Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed another efficient season that saw them finish 10-6 and one fumble away from the AFC Championship game, most of this was accomplished on the back of an electric offense and young-improving defense. While the offense figures to be just as electric in 2016, the Steelers are counting on their young defense to make the next step, specifically their second year outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

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Where Are They Now ? : Steelers 2008 SuperBowl Team Part III

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TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 01: James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after scoring a touchdown on an 100 yards interception return in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 80670228 GTY ID: 70228TL003_Super_Bowl_XL

The third and final part of the Where Are They Now installation will catch up with the Steelers linebackers and secondary. These players were ultimately responsible for a defense that finished 1st in Total Defense, 1st in Passing Defense, 2nd in Rushing Defense and 2nd in Sacks. The linebacker group struck fear into opposing quarterbacks and caused fans to refer to the defense as the Steel Curtain II. This name is not far-fetched, as the Continue reading

Where Are They Now? : Steelers 2008 SuperBowl Team Part II

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The first part of this three-part series took a look at the Steelers skill positioned players on offense, while this second part will take a look at the players in the trenches. The offensive and defensive line represented polar opposites for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the defensive line regarded as stout and the best in football contrasted the sometimes comical offensive line that many analysts labelled the worst in football. Whether the best or the worst, the Continue reading

Where Are They Now? : Steelers 2008 SuperBowl Team Part I

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More than seven years ago, on the night of February 1st 2009, The Pittsburgh Steelers accomplished a feat not done yet by any other NFL franchise : win six Lombardi Trophies. On this night, for the second time in four years, the Pittsburgh Steelers hoisted the Lombardi Trophy following a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The game was won on the backs of a modern Steel Curtain defense that ranked 1st in the NFL in almost every category and playmakers on offense such as Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes. Trailing 23-20 with just over 2 minutes left, Roethlisberger and Holmes put Continue reading

The Guide to Athletes with T1 Diabetes

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Max Domi, son of Tie Domi is one of the millions who are Type 1 Diabetic

The same feeling surrounds every Type One Diabetic shortly after diagnosis, the feeling of loneliness and anxiety, of being on your own battling against this chronic illness. Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and correctly dosing insulin to carbohydrates in order to keep blood sugar levels within range.

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Steelers Brass Shows Confidence in 1st Rd Pick Artie Burns

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Artie Burns joined an exclusive club Thursday night as he learned that he had been drafted 25th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Burns is the first cornerback taken by the Steelers in the 1st round since 1997, when they selected Chad Scott out of Maryland. Burns joins Scott and Troy Polamalu as the only defensive backs drafted in the 1st round by the Steelers in the last 22 years. Being held alongside these names means high expectations will follow Continue reading

Steelers Secondary Poised to Improve with 2nd Year Corner Senquez Golsen

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Following the release of Cortez Allen this past week, the path for Senquez Golsen to become the Steelers starting corner is now much clearer. The only corner left standing in Golson’s path to start alongside William Gay is Ross Cockrell and while Cockrell ended up being a pleasant surprise in his first season in Pittsburgh (44 tackles, 11 pass defenses and Continue reading