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Pittsburgh Steelers claim TE Michael Palmer; waive TE John Rabe

The Pittsburgh Steelers are having injury issues at tight end and corner back. So far this off-season they have sifted through a few options and have signed two of each during training camp. They just signed tight end John Rabe a week ago, but he was released today when the Steelers claimed Michael Palmer off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. P…

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Steelers awarded Michael Palmer on waivers

The Steelers, who are in need of veteran tight end depth, have been awarded Michael Palmer on waivers from Seattle. Palmer (6-5, 252) has appeared in 43 regular-season games, all with Atlanta, catching 21 passes for 123 yards and three TDs. With Heath Miller and David Johnson sidelined with knee injuries and Matt Spaeth dealing…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison: I let up on Michael Vick so I wouldn’t get fined

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Steelers linebacker James Harrison has led the league in fines for helmet-to-helmet hits over the last couple of years. After his first game this year, Harrison said those fines have changed the way he plays. Harrison said that in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, he altered the way he pressured Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, slowing&#823…

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BTSC 2012 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 21 — Cincinnati Bengals Select Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

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The Steelers pick is getting closer and closer, but before then we’ve got to get through 1st round reappearances by a pair of division opponents. Thanks go to seton hall and the steelers for Part 2 of his Bengals analysis. Next up: Cleveland Browns (Part 2), with the extra 1st rounder they acquired from Atlanta in last year’s trade for Julio Jones, and they’ll again be represented by _ET_.

By the way, take note of the cool little minute-long draft profiles from SBN NFL that are embedded with these picks. It’s been Michael Bean’s personal project to make these videos happen, and let us know what you think of them! -barnerburner-


The Cincinnati Bengals, as I said, have the luxury of two first round picks. That means you can fill a need with one pick and go BPA with another. In this scenario I filled the Bengals need at guard by selecting Cordy Glenn. While the Bengals still have needs at CB, RB, and S the players on the board simply don’t match up with the Bengals needs. If you look at who is remaining you see a few players who stand out as clear BPA’s (Best Players Available). Those are MIchael Brockers and Courtney Upshaw. Both Brockers and Upshaw are projected as top 10 to 15 picks in the draft and if one of them were here at 21 I believe the Bengals would want to take one despite being stocked on the defensive line.

As the Giants have shown, you can never have enough defensive linemen. The Bengals use a similar scheme to the Giants and despite the Bengals being stocked at defensive line, I believe in this scenario they would follow the Giants draft history and strengthen your strengths. Ultimately, it would just be impossible to pass up on the value, talent, and athleticism of Michael Brockers. Thus…

With the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Michael Brockers, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana State University.

Brockers, who is just a redshirt sophomore, flew up draft boards after an incredible sophomore season in which he had 54 tackles and 10 tackles for a loss while being routinely double teamed. He did a great job holding his ground and not backing off, which allowed LSU’s talented linebackers to make a bunch of tackles. In the Bengals scheme, he will likely be used as a situational pass rusher until he develops more strength.

Regarding the value of this pick, I took a look at 5 mock drafts and he was drafted 11th, 14th, 16th, 11th, and 9th so it is clear that this is the BPA.

Some other options I considered here were Courtney Upshaw and Janoris Jenkins. The reason I did not choose Upshaw is because the Bengals would use him as a DE and I don’t think that is where his best value is. With regards to Jenkins, it appears as if the Bengals have finally learned their lesson and are putting more emphasis on character, which is something Jenkins lacks.

BTSC 2012 Community Mock Draft Picks:

  1. Indianapolis Colts — Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
  2. Washington Redsinks — Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
  3. Minnesota Vikings — Matt Kalil, OT, USC
  4. Cleveland Browns — Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
  6. St. Louis Rams — Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars — Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
  8. Miami Dolphins — Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
  9. Carolina Panthers — Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
  10. Buffalo Bills — Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
  11. Kansas City Chiefs — Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
  12. Seattle Seahawks — Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
  13. Arizona Cardinals — Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
  14. Dallas Cowboys — Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
  15. Philadelphia Eagles — Mark Barron, S, Alabama
  16. New York Jets — Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
  17. Cincinnati Bengals — Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia
  18. San Diego Chargers — Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
  19. Chicago Bears — David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
  20. Tennessee Titans — Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

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Commentary: Raiders FA RB Michael Bush a Great Fit in the Steel City

Running back is a spot in free agency that the Steelers will have to look long and hard at.

Rashard Mendenhall is clearly not going to be 100 percent entering camp, and possibly not even the season, and unless you feel Issac Redman can be the first-string running back, it means the team is going to look elsewhere for a back.

Right now on the roster at the RB spot you have Mendenhall, Redmen, Jonathan Dwyer, John Clay, and Baron Batch. Mewelde Moore is a free agent, and while I always liked him as a solid 3rd down back, I’m thinking he’s done with the Steelers.

It leads to some of the free agents that are going to hit the market on March 13th. Here’s some names to keep in mind at the RB spot:

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Tashard Choice, Earnest Graham, Ryan Grant, Peyton Hillis, Marshawn Lynch, and Mike Tolbert.

There’s another name that I think would be huge if the Steelers can find a way to convince him to come to Pittsburgh, and that’s Michael Bush, the Raiders soon-to-be free agent back.

Bush just wrapped up his fourth year with Oakland, and playing first string quite a bit for an injured Darren McFadden, he ran for 977 yards with 7 touchdowns.

He also caught a career-high 37 passes for 418 yards with a score, showing he can make catches out of the backfield.

Now, I realize right now the Steelers priority is trying to find a way to lock up Mike Wallace, and it should be. He’s already on the team, and it seems even with new OC Todd Haley, the club is going to want to throw the ball more than run it, so getting Wallace back is huge.

I want there to be more of a desire on this offense to run the ball, and in order to do that, they need backs. Redmen is good, but he as well is a free agent, and who knows if a team was impressed enough to throw him some money in free agency.

Bush though would make a statement if he came to the Steel City. He’s only 28, and has to me his best football left in him.

Keep an eye on it, as two other teams in the AFC North – Cleveland and Cincy, may also be in the sweepstakes to land Bush, so landing him could be a great impact move for the Steelers.

It’s the type of aggressive move that keeps a team at or near the top of the AFC, and one the Steelers should seriously think about.

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Michael Bean w/ Lance Williams on Steel Curtain Radio, #176:

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It was fun returning to Lance Williams’ long-standing podcast, Steel Curtain Radio, last night after finishing Episode 23 of Terrible Towel Talk. Lance and I had a fun and interesting 20-30 minute conversation that I think some of you might enjoy. I am not sure exactly where the interview begins, but it’s definitely not the beginning.

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