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Lawrence Timmons' Madden Rating revealed 

It took him almost a decade, but Lawrence Timmons is firmly entrenched among the league’s best middle linebackers. He doesn’t have the same level of marketability or recognition of Luke Kuechly or NaVorro Bowman, but he’s been every bit as effective. 219 more words

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Bud Dupree is ready to make a big impact in his first season

From the moment Pittsburgh Steelers OLB Bud Dupree heard his name called in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the pressure was on him to help lead the charge in Pittsburgh’s return to defensive dominance. 444 more words

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No-name Pittsburgh defense will rely on teamwork for success

For the first time in over a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense isn’t a star-studded unit packed with individual standouts.

For too long, the Steelers became reliant, spoiled even, by the contributions of individuals along their defensive front.   458 more words

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Young Steelers who will be most effective in establishing a niche

In the course of only a single offseason, the Steelers have transformed from one of the oldest rosters in the NFL to one of its most youthful.   871 more words

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Chiefs make Justin Houston richest linebacker in NFL history with $101M deal

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/chiefs/2015/07/15/justin-houston-new-contract-richest-linebacker-franchise-tag/30189019/

While wide receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have created the most franchise tag drama,Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is the player who cashed in first. 272 more words

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NFL Spin Zone Player Profile: Anthony Barr [NFL Spinzone/FanSided.com]

There were a number of players who exceeded my expectations last season, but Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr stands out as the biggest example of a player who made me eat some crow. 884 more words

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If Ryan Shazier is a 'rising star' in 2015, this will be why

If there was ever a perfect example of the embodiment of the changing landscape of NFL defenses, Ryan Shazier might be it.  He’s six-foot-three, 240 pounds of blazing speed and explosive athleticism who secured over 140 tackles in his final collegiate season. 306 more words

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