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Troy Polamalu on the fence about retiring, playing in 2015

What we know now for sure is that the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have plans to include safety Troy Polamalu in 2015 plans, which means he's either shown the door or leaves on his own accord. The hope is that he retires, but that's completely up to Troy, who reportedly hasn't made up his mind just yet. “Troy is still determining whether he wants to retire or try and play in...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Polamalu Had Issues With Tomlin

No one can blame Troy Polamalu if he wants to keep playing. Football has been the center of his life since he was a child but now he and the Pittsburgh Steelers are at a crossroads and from what I’m hearing, a solution isn’t going to be pretty. A source familiar with the Polamalu situation told me that the future Hall of Fame safety grew more and more upset with Head Coach Mike...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vince Williams Has A Message For Those Who Think Ryan Shazier Should Be Moved To Safety

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams is certainly an entertaining follow on Twitter and on Wednesday the former sixth-round draft pick had a message for everyone that thinks fellow linebacker Ryan Shazier should be moved to safety. You can read those tweets below. I'm just gonna say it if you think Shazier is a Safety please […] Vince Williams Has A Message For Those...
Via Steelers Depot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agent RBs the Steelers Should Target to Back Up Bell

Stevan Ridley View image | gettyimages.com If the Pittsburgh Steelers want to lighten to load on Bell substantially in 2015, Stevan Ridley might be a decent option.  He has had his fair share of turnover issues, but maybe in a lighter role, and under new coaches, in Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley, the issues would subside. Ridley and Bell would be an excellent one-two punch...
Via TopSportsReport
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers S Troy Polamalu Still Unsure Of Future Plans

According to a Wednesday afternoon report by Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is still undecided about his future with less than a week to go before the start of the new league year. According to a source, Brown reports that Polamalu is still considering playing in 2015 to show the Steelers […] Report: Steelers S Troy Polamalu Still Unsure Of Future...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell goes on lengthy Twitter rant at Mel Kiper Jr

Draft season is upon us and at least one All Pro NFL player will not be hanging on every word said by longtime ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper Jr.  Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell went on a lengthy Twitter rant blasting Kiper about his draft projections and analysis. I think it's so funny how Mel Kiper is just "qualified" to tlk about the draft…dude be wrong with just...
Via Awful Announcing
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could be, at best, a mediocre quarterback. For other fans it went deeper because Brian Hoyer...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers hoping Troy Polamalu retires

Troy Polamalu is one of the most respected players in Pittsburgh Steelers history, which is why the team is reportedly hoping he will retire. Otherwise, they will have to release one of their most beloved superstars. Polamalu, 33, carries a cap hit of $8.25 million in 2015. That is simply too much to pay a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers want Troy Polamalu to retire

Troy Polamalu has not said if he will try to play a 14th season in the NFL.  If the decision between playing in 2015 or retiring was made by the Steelers, Pittsburgh would choose for Polamalu to retire, according to Post-Gazette Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette. “That is the elephant in the room,” Bouchette said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. “I expect him not to be here by some...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers in uncomfortable 'elephant in the room' position with Troy Polamalu

According to CBS Local, the Steelers would like to avoid the difficult position of having to release all-time great safety Troy Polamalu. The team would like Polamalu to decide on his own to retire and not be forced to cut the future Hall of Famer. The team would save $3.6 million, but Bouchette isn't as confident Polamalu would walk away quietly, if at all. “That is the elephant...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers 2015 Offseason Priorities - Measuring Worth Of RFAs ► The 2014 season saw the Pittsburgh Steelers on the rise, finishing with an 11-5 record and a division title following two straight seasons of missing the playoffs ... Insider Ed Bouchette: Steelers Have Some Tough Decisions To Make ► PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Post-Gazette Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette joined...
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Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

As the NFL Draft approaches, expect to see more and more of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay on ESPN, ranking and breaking down the top prospects. While they are probably the two most recognizable draft experts in the media, they are by no means perfect. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who has emerged as one of the best rushers in the NFL, did not draw rave reviews...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN sets Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on fire to wish him happy birthday

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger turned 33 on Monday. ESPN marked the occasion with an interesting photoshop job. Happy 33rd Birthday to 2x Super Bowl Champion @steelers QB Big Ben! pic.twitter.com/dfim21rItv — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 2, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team’s logo from 1-32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 linebackers on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell could face up to a four-game suspension

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended the first two games of the 2015 NFL season stemming from a DUI arrest last August. Bell, who was driving the vehicle, admitted to smoking marijuana after being pulled over by the police. He is currently serving a 15-month probation term as a punishment for the DUI. The NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season with an 11-5 record. The Steelers finished first in the AFC North but were bounced out of the playoffs in the first round. Pittsburgh, who is normally known for their Steel Curtain defense, was mainly an offensive juggernaut in 2014. The Steelers had the 18th best defense in the NFL, which is way lower than Pittsburgh’s defense normally...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Offensive Line

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the second best offense in the NFL in the 2014 season. They had the second best passing attack and 16th best ground game. Pittsburgh finished with an 11-5 record during the season as they mainly relied on their offense to rack up the score on their opponents. One position group, the offensive line, made a huge impact on every single play, whether it was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 2.0: Post-Combine Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is shown on the NFL Network, it’s become a must-see for Pittsburgh Steelers fans suffering the interminable wait until the next meaningful Steelers game. The sight of Steelers scout Mark Gorscak directing the 40-yard dash is the only Steelers fix we’ll get until Roger Goodell announces the team’s first-round draft pick on April 30. This year’s...
Via SteelerAddicts
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Re-Structure the First of Many Moves Coming for the Steelers

Much like the first small firework of a Fourth of July celebration, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have re-structured the contract of right tackle Marcus Gilbert. The move frees up about $3.74 million in cap space. Per Field Yates of ESPN, they took his $3.5 million roster bonus and $1.15 million of his salary and put it into a signing bonus, pushing the cap...
Via Steel City Blitz
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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