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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 1 week ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Building on an 11–5 season and an AFC North title won’t be easy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The offense is loaded and returns every starter from a unit that averaged 411.1 yards per game last season, second best in the NFL. But the defense is a serious work in progress after the Steelers managed just 33 sacks last season, their lowest total since 1989, and allowed 4.4 yards per...

AFC North Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The AFC North was arguably the most competitive division in football last season, and it has been that way for the past several years. Cleveland was the only team that didn’t make the playoffs, while Cincinnati and Baltimore took wild card sports with 10 wins apiece. Pittsburgh edged out their rivals with 11 wins to take the division title. As far as this season is shaping up, the division...

Steelers reach deal with first-round pick Dupree

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they have signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree, the team's first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Dupree, who recorded 23 1/2 sacks and 38 tackles for loss over four seasons at Kentucky, was taken by the Steelers with the 22nd overall pick. The 22-year-old earned honorable mention All-SEC honors...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 4 months 3 days ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at offensive lineman Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft. Spain earned several honors during his time at West Virginia and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 4 months 5 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Unless something really jumps out at them, the Pittsburgh Steelers almost have to look at the cornerback position at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Steelers ranked 27th in pass defense last season and currently have nothing outside the numbers on defense with Cortez Allen, who was a mess last year, and the nondescript BW Webb penciled in as the starters. ...

Steelers' Taylor calls it a career

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has decided to retire after 12 seasons. Taylor spent his entire NFL career with the Steelers and helped the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl victories. He was an unrestricted free agent, but didn't want to play for another team. "It is rare, in this day of free agency that is, super rare to play for one team...

Steelers keep Allen with one-year deal

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Allen started four of the 16 games he played for Pittsburgh last season, notching 36 tackles with a forced fumble. The 11-year veteran has six interceptions and 329 tackles in 163 career regular-season games with the Steelers, Cowboys...

Polamalu calls it a career

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu has decided to retire after 12 seasons. Polamalu played his entire career with the Steelers, who selected him with the 16th overall pick in the 2003 draft. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl pick and a four-time All-Pro, the last coming in 2011. "Since we drafted him in 2003, Troy Polamalu has been an outstanding...

Steelers' Bell reportedly facing suspension

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is reportedly facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance- abuse policy. NFL.com and ESPN both reported that Bell has been told of his penalty and has decided to appeal. The media outlets also said Bell will also be fined an additional game check. Bell was arrested last August in a Pittsburgh suburb...