2014 Steelers FA rumor tracker: UPDATED 7/14
Keeping tabs on all the signings, releases, restructures and rumors associated with the Steelers during the free agency period of 2014.
Velasco signs with Panthers
He started 12 games for the Steelers in 2013, replacing injured Maurkice Pouncey, before tearing an Achilles in Week 14.
2014 Steelers Free Agency
Finley indicates his hope still rests with Packers
Finley indicates on Twitter he's still looking to re-sign with the Packers, or even already has. He had a medical evaluation Wednesday, and could be asking the team to look at the results. The Steelers' neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon, cleared him.
Finley must miss four games by Oct. 20 to collect
The free agent tight end can enter a claim on a $10 million insurance policy if he doesn't play in four games before Oct. 20, 2014 - the one-year anniversary of his spinal cord injury. The Steelers play their seventh game the night of Oct. 20.
Finley confirms Steelers have made him offers
The free agent tight end has received medical clearance, but it's still up in the air where he'll end up in 2014, if anywhere. He did confirm the Steelers have given him contract offers.
Flowers won't visit with Steelers
Flowers said he plans to visit at least one other team before signing, but that other team won't be the Steelers, according to ESPN's Scott Brown.
Flowers left San Diego without signing contract
The Steelers reportedly are interested enough in Flowers to be open to bringing him in for a visit. Now that he left San Diego without signing a contract, his options remain wide open.
Source: Steelers looking to host Flowers on visit
A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed with Behind the Steel Curtain the Steelers are actively speaking with the free agent cornerback and are looking to host a visit with him by the end of this week.
Steelers positioned well Phase Two of Free Agency
Players with talent like cornerback Brandon Flowers get released by teams looking to save cash after the draft. The Steelers put themselves into position to reap the benefits of those players being released.
Slowing the roll on Steelers interest in Finley
Dr. Joseph Maroon is the Steelers' neurosurgeon. He operated on the neck of Jermichael Finley. That connection has turned into the Steelers are interested in Finley, and a visit with his surgeon is being construed as a visit with the team.
Experience will count for Steelers WRs
The Pittsburgh Steelers added more than just capable receivers via free agency, they gained experience.
Steelers $7.8 million under salary cap
The Steelers will be at or around $5.8 million under the cap after the top four rookies are signed. They have a multitude of options on how to use that space, including giving extensions.
Harrison bench presses massive amount of weight
The former Steelers and Bengals outside linebacker floor-pressed an obscene amount of weight in a film clip he posted to Instagram Saturday.
List of all free agents available
With free agent signings not counting against teams in terms of the formula for compensatory draft picks, a few free agents are likely to be signed still before training camp. Here is a list of the available free agents.
The cost of signing the 2014 draft class
While the Steelers might be cap strapped right now a look at how much cap space it will take to sign the upcoming draft class.
Depth is still a concern among Steelers DE spots
With some cap space coming June 2, the Steelers may still consider the return of veteran defensive end Brett Keisel while younger players continue developing at the defensive end position.
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2014 Steelers free agency news and rumors
The Steelers enter 2014 with a few moves needing to be made. Contracts need to be redone, extensions need to be given and internal and external free agents need to be signed. This is your one-stop shop for all those moves.
Harrison and Holmes' time with Steelers has gone
Pittsburgh Steelers' CB, Ike Taylor, recently got the wheels spinning on former players' possible returns to the Steelers, again.
Ike says Santonio and Harrison want to return
The heroes of Super Bowl XLIII, Holmes and Harrison are both free agents, so there are probably a lot of teams they'd like to play for. The newer, faster Steelers may not have the space for them.
Velasco says he's running his own lineman drills
The former Steelers and Titans center says is back to full speed and is looking for a chance to start.
Cardinals sign ex-Steelers LB Larry Foote
Steelers West 'n all that, former Steelers coach Bruce Arians inked Foote Tuesday, giving the 12-year veteran a chance to play where all the former Steelers play.
Best Looking Player Available mock draft
…in which Momma uses her patented BLA metric to judge the pool of prospects
Steelers third in AFC North in guaranteed money
Only Cincinnati committed fewer guaranteed dollars in this year's free agency class.
Decision Cam Heyward's contract option due May 3rd
The Steelers have less than three weeks to decide if they want to exercise their option on Cam Heyward's contract or risk losing him in 2015
Meet Adam Podlesh, punter and cancer survivor
The Steelers signed P Adam Podlesh Tuesday, a player coming off his worst career season. Not long ago, Podlesh was booming punts, and defeating cancer.
Twitter reaction to Steelers signing Podlesh
They're relatively mixed between good ones and bad ones, with the standard humorous ones, and even a Star Wars reference.
Steelers sign P Adam Podlesh to 1-year contract
Podlesh was a fourth-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007, the first punter taken that year. The Steelers traded up to draft the second, Dan Sepulveda.
Sidney Rice meets certain needs for Steelers
His riddled injury history doesn't help things, but if he's still available after June 1, he would make a good low-risk high-reward prospect for Pittsburgh.
Worilds unlikely to be extended in 2014
If you are hoping to see some extensions handed out to players in the final year of their contracts don't be expecting to see one signed by Jason Worilds this off-season.
Twitter reaction to Steelers signing Heyward-Bey
The newest Steelers wide receiver didn't generate a whole lot of buzz via Twitter, but that's to be expected, considering he's now in a fight for a roster spot - not a position or playing time, mind you, a roster spot.
Heyward-Bey and Mitchell reunited in Pittsburgh
Al Davis sent a confusing message in 2009 when he selected Darrius Heyward-Bey at No. 7 overall and relatively unknown Mike Mitchell in the second round. The Steelres have both now for opposite reasons.
Steelers sign ex-Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
The Steelers have signed the free agent wide receiver presumably on a tryout contract with the receiver-thin Steelers. WR Markus Wheaton is expected to take over the split end position, and Heyward-Bey is likely there to push Wheaton in training camp
Keisel is a potential bargain for teams
Jason LaCanfora writes that Brett Keisel is one of the remianig few potential bargains avaliable in free agency for teams to sign.
Meet Brice McCain, the newest Steelers cornerback
Judged to be the worst cornerback in football last season by a prominent web site, McCain looks to use his best asset, his speed, to his advantage in the Steelers' special teams and retooled secondary.
Steelers take glass half full approach with McCain
In 2013, Brice McCain had just one interception for a team that went 2-14. The Steelers hope 2014 is a fresh start for McCain as he looks to again contribute on a playoff caliber defense.
Steelers sit around $400k under salary cap
It's not exactly an enviable position, but what exactly do they have left to sign between now and June 1?
A look at the career of Darrius Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heywad-Bey has a meeting with the Steelers on Wednesday, and may be a potential low risk-high reward signing to attend training camp with the team in August. This article looks back upon his career so far.
April signings bring May competitions
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and the front office has signed 10 free agents over the last three weeks, with another visiting the team Wednesday.
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