by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/9/14) With the No. 46 pick in the NFL Draft, the Steelers selected defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt from Notre Dame.
Tuitt is 6-foot-6, 304 pounds. He finished his career at Notre Dame with 21.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 28 starts.
Tuitt will provide depth along the Steelers defensive line and help the Steelers DST .
Steelers select LB Ryan Shazier
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/14) With the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft, the Steelers selected linebacker Ryan Shazier from Ohio State.
Shazier is 6-foot-1, 237 pounds and had 101 tackles in 2013. He played both inside and outside linebacker for the Buckeyes and will help the Steelers and the Steelers DST .
He will likely play inside linebacker for the Steelers next to Lawrence Timmons.
Steelers add Mike Mitchell on five-year deal
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/11/14) Free agent safety Mike Mitchell signed a five-year deal worth $25 million with the Steelers Tuesday, at the start of the free agency period. ESPN.com confirmed the financial terms of the deal Tuesday night.
Mitchell will receive a big time increase over the $1 million he made during his breakout season for the Panthers last year, during which he record 67 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Ike Taylor stays put with Steelers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/10/14) Veteran defensive back Ike Taylorannounced on Twitter he's re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday. Taylor will likely be taking a paycut with the Steelers his time around. He registered 63 tackles last season.
Troy Polamalu gets two-year extension
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (3/5/14) The Steelers gave safety Troy Polamalu a two-year contract extension, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Terms were not immediately available.
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The Steelers DST has the rep of being one of Fantasy's best. But that wasn't quite the case last season when they finished outside of the Top 12. While they ranked ninth against the pass they also ranked a disappointing 21st against the run. That's not the kind of football the Steelers defense usually plays. To that end they drafted Ryan Shazier to help in run support and outside linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Cam Thomas were also added. There's some concern that the Steelers DST won't be among the best in football, but their opening slate puts the Steelers in play as a draft-worthy option. They host the Browns in Week 1, play the Ravens in Baltimore on a short week in Week 2 and then play at Carolina, vs. Tampa Bay, at Jacksonville, at Cleveland and vs. Houston! That's seven weeks of favorable matchups to begin the season! You can't pass on that unless you're committing to a top-shelf DST. Because of that early season schedule the Steelers DST is worth taking in the second-to-last round in your draft.