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Who’s Playing Their Last Game as a Steeler?



Will Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals be the Steelers last game of the 2018-19 season?

As most of you know by now, the Steelers need to win and have the Browns beat the Ravens in order to qualify for the playoffs.

If this doesn’t happen, the teams front office will immediately turn to the 2019 Draft and free agency.

As they do every year, Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and Art Rooney face a number a number of decisions with unrestricted free agents and also with players they may choose to release.

Unrestricted Free Agents: 

  • RB: Le’Veon Bell, Stevan Ridley
  • WR: Justin Hunter, Derrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers
  • TE: Jesse James, Xavier Grimble
  • OL: Matt Feiler, Ramon Foster, B.J. Finney,
  • DL: Daniel McCullers, Tyson Alualu,
  • LB: L.J. Fort, Anthony Chickillo,
  • CB: Coty Sensabaugh
  • P: Jordan Berry

Possible Cap Cuts?

  • OT Marcus Gilbert
  • LB Bud Dupree
  • LB Jon Bostic
  • S Morgan Burnett
  • CB Artie Burns

Who Stays/Who Goes? 

To make this easy, here are the players I’d look to bring back: Eli Rogers, Jesse James, Matt Feiler, B.J. Finney, L.J. Fort, Coty Sensabaugh, Morgan Burnett, Jon Bostic

Regardless if they make the playoffs, aside from on the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers roster and coaching staff is overdue of a major overhaul.

Gilbert has proven to be unreliable and when given the opportunity, Feiler has done a nice filling in. As far as Dupree and Burns, it’s time to cut the cord as both have been given ample time to live up to their first round draft status.

Aside from a handful of defensive players such as Cam Heyward, TJ Watt, Stephon Tuitt, Joe Haden, Javon Hargrave and Terrell Edmunds, I’d consider the rest of the defensive depth expendable and highly replaceable.

This off-season has the potential to be one of the more active and entertaining in quite some time.


No Guaranteed Money in Dwayne Haskins’ Low-Risk Steelers Contract



Further details of quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers have emerged, demonstrating just how low-risk the acquisition is for the club.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Haskins’ Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers is a one-year, $850,000 deal with no guaranteed money.

Simply put, the Steelers will not be on the hook for any money if they decide to part ways further down the line. If Haskins turns out to be a diamond in the rough for Pittsburgh, they will have acquired him on a tremendous bargain.

Haskins is not getting a raw deal financially either, as he is still being paid on his four-year, $14,416,611 rookie deal with Washington. Signing with the Steelers gives him an opportunity to prove himself with a steady organization without worrying about the financial implications.

A first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Haskins was waived by Washington in late December after the young quarterback was photographed maskless at a strip club, in clear violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocols and mid-pandemic common sense.

Haskins was shaky over two seasons in Washington, passing for 12 touchdowns with 14 interceptions, while completing just over 60% of his passes.

The Steelers are hoping Haskins can flash the talent he showed in his final season at Ohio State, where he completed 70% of his passes for 4,831 yards with 50 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2018.

By signing Haskins to such a low-risk, team-friendly contract, Pittsburgh will have an excellent opportunity to determine if some of that talent is still there.

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Report: Steelers Interviewing Mike Sullivan for QB Coach Vacancy



The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly interviewing Mike Sullivan for their quarterbacks coach vacancy, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac.

A 17-year coaching veteran at the NFL level, Sullivan was most recently the quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos in 2018. He also has previous experience as an offensive coordinator with the New York Giants (2016-17) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-12).

Sullivan is currently the Director of Recruiting at his alma mater Army, a position he has held since March of last year.

Sullivan would also bring additional championship pedigree to the Steelers, having won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI with the Giants.

Former Giants quarterback Eli Manning had one of the best seasons of his career in 2011 under Sullivan, passing for a career-high 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns.

The Steelers are looking to fill the void left by Matt Canada, who was officially promoted to offensive coordinator on Monday.

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Mic Drop: Rooting for Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell Is Easy Choice



The idea that either Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell will become a Super Bowl champion after Super Bowl LV isn’t exactly something that makes Steelers fans excited for the big game. With that said, Mike Asti feels deciding who to root for should be an easy choice for Steelers fans. He wants to set the record straight once and for all of why Pittsburgh fans need to stop grouping the two former Steelers together.

While they both left the franchise in a cloud of drama, Le’Veon Bell doesn’t deserve to be treated as if he committed the same kind of sins against the Steelers that Antonio Brown did.

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