Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th86.4 (26th)251.1 (10th)
Defense13th115.6 (18th)221.6 (10th)

Strategy And Personnel

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DRAFT VISITS
NT Phil Taylor, WR Austin Pettis, RB Da'rel Scott, CB Cortez Allen, CB Ras-I Dowling, OT Jarriel King, OT James Carpenter Jr., OT Marcus Gilbert, DT Zach Clayton, NT Kendrick Ellis, LB Mario Harvey

TEAM NEEDS

Cornerback: Ike Taylor, 30, is the only quality cornerback on the team and he's an unrestricted free agent. Even if he does return, they need another because it is their weakest position on an otherwise outstanding defense. The Steelers have not had a Pro-Bowl cornerback since Rod Woodson in 1996. Bryant McFadden was picked on often on the other side and William Gay lost his job as a starter in 2009 and holds down No. 3 spot.

Offensive line: Pittsburgh will welcome back their two starting tackles they lost last season, Max Starks and Willie Colon. And Flozell Adams also will return. But they need a tackle, either on the right or the left, to prep for the 2012 season at the very least. Starks had neck surgery, Colon's Achilles was torn and Adams will be 36.

Defensive line: Even though they added DE Ziggy Hood on the first round in 2009, the Steelers need to keep stocking their line. End Brett Keisel will be 33 at the start of the season, end Aaron Smith is 35 and NT Casey Hampton turns 34 with backup NT Chris Hoke 35.

Wide receiver: Not really a need because they have Hines Ward, Mike Wallace and two promising rookies from last season in Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. But another first-class wide receiver would always be welcome and they would find room for him.

MEDICAL WATCH
No updates.

FRANCHISE PLAYER

--LB LaMarr Woodley (re-signed).

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--LB LaMarr Woodley: FFA: 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED
None.

PLAYERS LOST
None.

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