Follow @NealCoolong Interview request? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Neal Coolong is the senior editor of NFL sites with USA TODAY Sports Media Group. He previously launched Steelers Wire for USAT SMG and was formerly the managing editor of Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation. Coolong graduated from North Dakota State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper. He also interned and worked at The Forum in Fargo, N.D. After college, he worked for two years at different daily papers in Iowa before leaving the grind of the industry. Along with daily newspaper credits, he has published work for AOL, Steel City Insider, Pittsburgh Magazine and Sports Illustrated's FanNation. Coolong hosts the Steelers Two Minute Drill on ESPN Radio FM 92.3 at 8:55 a.m. ET Mondays. He also makes frequent appearances on Trib Live Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio and various other stations throughout the country.
Wouldn't it be odd if the Steelers ended up able to sign Jason Worilds while losing out on Brice McCain? Not too weird, and not impossible.
There are moves being made all over the NFL, what are the Steelers doing? What do they have to do today? What might they do by 4 p.m. ET - the start of the league's 2015 year?
The Steelers released veteran DE Brett Keisel and, as of the remaining few hours before the start of free agency, kept Cam Thomas. It's a move that will likely anger much of Steeler Nation, but it makes sense looking at the entire group.
Moats contributed to a high level per snap, and even higher per dollar. The Steelers aren't spending much on the veteran who now looks to have the team's starting left outside linebacker position, and on top of it, he's a high-character guy.
From players to fans to the media, the outpouring of well-wishes extended to ex-Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is incredible.