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Offseason program kicks into another gear

The Steelers offseason program kicked into another gear on Monday with Phase Two of it officially underway. The second phase continues with the weight room and conditioning that Phase One was limit......

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Ziggy Hood Move To Nose Tackle Talk Back In High Gear, But It Really Shouldn’t Be

The annual Willie Colon move to guard talk is back in high swing and so you knew the annual Ziggy Hood move to nose tackle would not be far behind it. It is more talked about this offseason it seems being as Casey Hampton has a strong possibility of starting the year on the PUP list as he recovers from his knee surgery.

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin was asked on Tuesday about the possibility of Hood playing nose tackle and he replied, "Hood is potentially part of that. He is a very talented and strong guy, but I think Steve McLendon proved that he is a capable backup a year ago, Read more [...]

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Roster Purge Hits High Gear

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Super Bowl XLV MVP Hines Ward. (Photo from Sports Illustrated)
When the Pittsburgh Steelers walked off the field in Denver after losing to the Broncos in the AFC Wild Card round, it was well known that the team was heading into an offseason unlike any other in club history.  The Steelers stood more than $ 22 million over the 2012 salary cap while needing to sign WR Mike Wallace, other free agents, and an entire draft class, as well as needing to get younger on defense. 
The Steelers started the process with a couple of obvious moves, cutting WR Arnaz Battle and CB Bryant McFadden, and then proceeded to clear up around $ 20 million in cap space by restructuring the contracts of QB Ben Roethlisberger, CB Ike Taylor, LB Lawrence Timmons, LB LaMarr Woodley, and OT Willie Colon.  While these moves cost ownership around $ 35 million in signing bonuses and pushed some future cap space, there was no on-field impact from the initial salary cap work.  Then came this week.
Over the past two days,...

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Nike plans to “have some fun” but “respect traditions” with NFL gear

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In 2010, a Nike executive created a stir by suggesting that, once the company inherits the NFL apparel deal from Reebok, dramatic changes will be made to team uniforms.  Some were fascinated by this; others feared that the pro teams would begin to operate like the Oregon Ducks and their “snowflake” approach to helmet, jersey,…

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