Steelers to release Hines Ward

The Steelers announced today that they spoke with Hines Ward today and will be releasing him before the start of the 2012 NFL year.  Here is the quote released on the Steelers website:

“We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to […]

Report: Cap number could be lower than 2011, Steelers still over

Pro Football Talk is reporting that the NFL Salary cap could be lower then it was in 2011.  Earlier this offseason it was expected to be between 120-125 million next season.  There is a possibility with the shortened league season and the revenue lost during the lockout that it could drop under 120 million.  If […]

NFL and the Giants to open the 2012 Season on a Wednesday night, Steelers a possibility to be the opponent

The NFL will kick off the season on Wednesday night this year.  They will avoid President Barrack Obama’s speech on thursday night.  The season will start off with the Super Bowl Champion Giants hosting the first game.  The Giants play a pretty nice schedule next season so most of the teams picked would make for […]

2 Up, 2 Down and the Shorts Superstar of NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday

The Combine is officially over and now it is time to get back to business.  The DB’s were going at it yesterday and I have to say that I was not overly impressed with many of them.  Some solidified themselves but all in all it was a slow class for defensive backs.  Only 8 guys […]

2 Up, 2 Down and the Shorts Superstar of NFL Scouting Combine Monday

The defensive linemen and linebackers were fun to watch.  They did not disappoint as a whole.  Some guys definitely helped and hurt their stock though.  It was a pretty athletic group of big guys.  It was a less athletic group of linebackers.  Many of the tweeners showed they are more defensive end then linebacker in […]

5 Players to Watch at the NFL Scouting Combine: Tuesday

It is the final day of the combine.  There has been a lot to see.  RGIII blew away the 40 yard dash.  Dontari Poe was huge on the bench press.  All the offensive skill players from Miami seem to be extremely athletic.  The defensive line class did not disappoint.  Luke Kuechly was as good as […]

5 Players to watch at the NFL Scouting Combine: Monday

Tomorrow will be a big day to watch for the Steelers.  The two guys who I want as first round picks both are on display tomorrow.  Dontari Poe and Dont’a Hightower both will show teams what they have on the field.  Poe has already impressed with his interviews and in the weight room.  Hightower has […]

Dontari Poe busts out 44 Reps on the Bench

Dontari Poe beat his goal for the day.  He came into the combine hoping to do 40 reps on the bench.  He left today after doing 44 and the most by far at the combine.  The next closest guy had 36 reps.  Poe dominated the weight lifting portion of the combine.  I can not wait […]

2 Up, 2 Down and shorts superstar NFL Scouting Combine Sunday

Day two is in the books.  The Scouting Combine was good to watch today.  Many guys came to play.  The big names sat out most of the day.  Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III only did the numbers drills and did not throw the ball.  Justin Blackmon did positional drills but did not run.  Which […]

Steelers about to remove veteran presence

The Steelers are still close to being up against the cap.  The team is still in need of some much needed space to make sure they retain Mike Wallace and can bring in some youth to help this team in the future.  They could also use a free agent to help fill the offensive line. […]

5 Players to watch at the NFL Scouting Combine: Sunday

This morning is when the guys who all the analysts want to see head on to the field.  The big talk this year is about Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin, Justin Blackmon and Trent Richardson.  All four of them will not be working out.  Richardson and Blackmon are both nursing injuries.  Luck and Griffin have just […]

Steelers to meet with Dont’a Hightower and Dontari Poe on Saturday

In what was my favorite news of the day the Steelers met with Dont’a Hightower according to Ken Laird of Trib Live Radio.  They also are going to meet with Dontari Poe.  Hightower is my favorite prospect in this draft, at least where I think the Steelers can actually reach to.  This is something […]

2 Up, 2 Down and your shorts superstars from NFL Scouting Combine Saturday

The combine showed a lot today.  This class is extremely athletic.  They made last years class look like slugs in the numbers category.  Another thing that I noticed though is that they are extremely lazy.  Both groups of offensive linemen got yelled at repeatedly for not doing things correctly and at full speed.  A few […]

5 Players to watch at the NFL Scouting Combine: Saturday

We get 4 full days of coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend.  Today is the offensive linemen and tight ends.  Also the special teams but they will not get as much coverage.  The offensive linemen are a group that the Steelers will be watching carefully.  It is a decent group of tackles with […]

Casey Hampton will return to Steelers in 2012

Steelers NT Casey Hampton is expected to start the year on the PUP List but will be on the team in 2012.  Hampton will still be recovering from an ACL Tear that he has had surgery on this offseason.  Hampton is due to count over $8 million against the Steelers salary cap this year.

Hampton […]