Pittsburgh Steelers: News And Notes From Around The AFC North Divison


The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of changes this week to their off-season roster. After releasing veteran wide receiver Lance Moore on Monday, the Black and Gold signed former Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd, 24, Friday to a one-year contract.

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The New York Jets made the 6-foot-1, 225-pound signal caller their sixth round selection in 2014. He was released after their final preseason contest.

The Hampton, Virginia native threw for 11,904 yards and 107 touchdowns in four seasons at Clemson. Boyd also rushed for 1,165 yards and 26 touchdowns during his time with the Orange, Purple and White.

The former 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year will vie with third-string quarterback Landry Jones, 26, for a spot on the roster. Jones, chosen by Pittsburgh in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, has yet to dress for a game in two seasons.

It should also be noted that No. 2 quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is in the last year of his three-year deal that he inked with the club in 2013.

Let’s sit back and enjoy warmer temperatures as the snow melts while we check out what is happening around the rest of the American Football Conference’s North Division.

The Dawg Pound Daily‘s Jared Mueller takes a look at the Cleveland Browns’ choices in another NFL Mock Draft with observations from veteran sports writer Tony Grossi.

Nick Dudukovich from the Factory Of Sadness has some thoughts about Vince Wilfork being a good fit for the Cleveland Browns defense.

The Stripe Hype‘s David Petrocelli ask the fans the question, “Should the Bengals bring back former offensive tackle Anthony Collins into the fold?”

Adam Hughes at Riverfrontball points out that the Bengals had just 20 sacks last season and wonders if the team should take a flyer on free agent defensive end Greg Hardy.

Checking in at the Ebony Bird, Brett Foote believes that Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb should not have to take a pay cut.

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    Justin Roem at the Still Curtain blog has the help wanted advertisements for positions on the Steelers defense.

    The Pittsburgh Sporting News‘ Matt Shetler reports on the Steelers interest in recently released Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams.

    Dave Bryan at the Steelers Depot reviews the Troy Polamalu retirement situation.

    From 105.9 FM – The X, Mark Madden shares his thoughts about Polamalu and the Steelers.

    Dan Sager from Behind The Steel Curtain at SB Nation has his say about Kevin Colbert and how the Black and Gold can not afford to whiff in this year’s draft.

    Bleacher Report‘s Andrea Hangst thinks linebacker Arthur Moats is Pittsburgh’s forgotten free agent.

    Bob Labriola over at Steelers.com looks back at Kendrell Bell, Frank Lewis, the power of television ratings, and more.

    That is a wrap for this week Steelers Country. You and I will take another look at what is going on around the AFC North next week.

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