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Steelers Cut Ties with Former Ohio State QB Troy Smith


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Sounds like it was short and probably not so sweet of a time for former Heisman winner and Ravens QB Troy Smith with the Steelers, as Adam Caplan just tweeted that he’s been let go from the club.

Smith signed with the Steelers back in late January, and inked a “future/reserves” contract. At the time, he was playing in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks.

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Steelers Release Quarterback Troy Smith


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The Steelers released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, the team announced today.   Smith signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 20, 2012. Prior to joining the Steelers, Smith ...

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Steelers release Heisman winner Troy Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, a former Ohio State star who won the 2006 Heisman Trophy.

Smith signed with the Steelers earlier this year. He has also spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009). The Ravens drafted him in the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2007 draft.

Smith played in 20 NFL games with eight career starts.

He led Ohio State to a 12-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in 2006 before the Buckeyes were beaten 41-14 by Florida in the Bowl Championship Series title game in Glendale, Ariz. Smith threw 54 TD passes in his career, third best at Ohio State.

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Steelers’ Ziggy Hood expected to start in place of Aaron Smith

The Steelers cut long time veteran Aaron Smith, who had played 13 years with the team, this offseason, opening up a starting job on the defensive line. The Steelers were prepared for this day as they spent 2 first round picks on defensive linemen, Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, in the 2009 and 2011 NFL Draft respectively, with Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel getting up there in age.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hood has the inside track on the starting job. Hood has seen a good amount of the field over the past 2 seasons with Smith hurt, but graded out as the league’s worst 3-4 defensive end last year according to ProFootballFocus. The Steelers seem to be banking on Hood, who is still young, bouncing back in 2012 in what would be his first full season as a starter. Heyward is still in the competition and would step in if Hood continues to struggle, but the Steelers obviously hope Hood can pan out and Heyward can be the starter opposite him in 2013, when Keisel, 34 in Sept...

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Heisman winner Smith looking to revive career

Former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith is hoping to revive his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith hasn't played in the NFL since being cut by the San Francisco 49ers following the 2010 season. He last played with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

Smith will have to beat out veterans Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to make the team, but he says he's up to the challenge. Smith captured the Heisman in 2006 after leading Ohio State to a spot in the national championship game.

The 27-year-old Smith says he's not sure why his career hasn't panned out, but doesn't view his Heisman win as a burden because of all the doors it opened for him on both a personal and professional level.

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Aldon Smith says 49ers never targeted Roethlisberger’s ankle


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In a radio interview last week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suggested that the 49ers targeted his injured ankle during the December game between the teams. He said he thought the 49ers were guilty of doing “some extra” when they came after him, presumably as part of an attempt to get him out of the contest.…

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Steelers Release RB Chad Span, CB Antonio Smith

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In wake of the recent NFL Draft, the Steelers have parted ways with two players - CB Antonio Smith and RB Chad Spann.

Spann is the more well known of the two, having been the practice squad call-up in the Steelers' 2012 season of dreams for back-up running backs. After RB Rashard Mendenhall and Jonathan Dwyer were both placed on the IR, and RB Mewelde Moore nursing a knee injury, Spann joined fellow practice squad mate John Clay on the active roster for the 29-23 (OT) loss at Denver.

Smith was picked up during the off-season, after initially joining the NFL with the Browns in 2009. His release could have been prompted by the seventh-round selection of Texas A&M CB Terrence Frederick, a smart zone corner who is most likely a developmental project at this point. After posting a 4.55 40-yard dash time at the Combine, he ran a 4.42 at his pro day.



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Steelers Release CB Antonio Smith and RB Chad Spann

The Steelers today made a couple roster moves, releasing cornerback Antonio Smith and running back Chad Spann.

Smith was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent back in 2007, and also has played for the Lions, Chargers and Bengals. He played college ball at Ohio State.

Spann He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and signed by the Buccanneers on October 17th, 2011 before finally ending up with the Steelers.

He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and in 2010, as a college senior, he rushed for 1,388 yards and led the nation with 22 touchdowns, and contributed to the Huskies first 11 win season.

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Aaron Smith Says “Goodbye” to Steeler Nation

In case you missed it on Sunday, Aaron Smith put out a full page ad in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thanking fans for his years with the Steelers.

“As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for such a tremendous organization. I feel truly blessed to have spent my entire professional career in the best town, playing for the most loyal fans who have loved and supported myself and my family.

“The last 13 years of our lives have been special because of the people who cheered me on, and I am truly fortunate to have been a part of the Steelers, the City of Pittsburgh and the Steelers Nation. You have opened your arms and your hearts to us as a family and we will never forget that. Your support, enthusiasm, love and dedication are gifts I
will carry with me my entire life.

“I may no longer be on the Steelers active roster, but I will always be a Steeler and will never forget the people who made it all worthwhile — the fans, the Rooneys, the front office, the equipment guys and trainers, my teammates
and family. Thank you for supporting me over the last 13 years, and I hope you will support me in whatever future path life will take me on.

“We plan on making Pittsburgh our home and I will endeavor for the rest of my days to find a way to thank each and every one of you personally for all that you have done and meant for me and my family. You cheered for me for 13 years and now I cheer for you for the rest of my life. You will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to have the job of a lifetime. You will always be in my heart.”

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Aaron Smith thanks Pittsburgh, in style

Aaron Smith, a fixture in the Steelers 3-4 defense since 1999, was recently cut by the team.  He thanks the city of Pittsburgh and all Steelers fans via a full-page ad in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here’s the text of the letter. “As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  I…

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