February 2009

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Steelers Trying To Keep G Chris Kemoeatu

The Steelers are in talks to keep guard Chris Kemoeatu. They are negotiating with Kemoeatu, who finished his first season as the Steelers starting left guard in his fourth year in the league. Kemoeatu\’s agent, Ken Vierra, said he talked Friday with Steelers contract negotiator Omar Khan in Indianapolis during…


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Jeff Reed Pleads Guilty, Fined

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after police said he damaged a paper towel dispenser and harassed employees at a Sheetz convenience store early Sunday. Witnesses had told police that Reed went into the store bathroom and then became irate that there were no…


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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks on Thursday, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary for the 2009 season. The Steelers will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with Starks, who started…



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2009 NFL Combine Results

The 2009 NFL Combine starts on Thursday in Indianapolis with weigh ins of height and weight measurements and interviews. We will have the complete results of the combine stats in sortable fashion. Drills and 40 yard dashes begin on Saturday. Please follow the links below to keep up to date…


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Santonio Holmes Fined 10K For Post Touchdown Celebration

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been fined $10,000 for using the ball as a prop, a NFL league source said on Wednesday. Holmes impersonated LeBron James and tossed the football in the air the way the basketball player does chalk dust after scoring the game winning touchdown in Super…


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Center Alex Mack Will Not Participate At NFL Combine

University of California center Alex Mack sprained his ankle on Monday, and it will prevent him from participating in drills this week in Indianapolis at the 2009 NFL Combine. “While preparing for the combine on Monday with my trainer, I suffered a sprained ankle,” Mack said. “The injury isn’t serious,…


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Polamalu and Ward Used New Vampire Blood Therapy

Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu have recently undergone a new procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy to help recover from injuries. The innovative injury uses a persons own blood to treat an injured area. read more here on this innovative blood injury treatment


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Former Steeler Donnie Shell Retires From Panthers

Donnie Shell, a member of the famed Pittsburgh Steelers\’ “Steel Curtain” defense in the 1970s and director of the Carolina Panthers\’ player development program for 15 years, announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday following a decorated career as a player and administrator. read more here on…


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Fred Taylor Will Not Be A Steeler

I am not too sure what SI writer Peter King is smoking, but to suggest that recently released Jaguar running back Fred Taylor could be a Steeler, it must be some good stuff. With Rashard Mendenhall surely to be recovered from his injury and Mewelde Moore likely to be kept…


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Butler Heir Apparent To LeBeau At Defensive Coordinator

If ever there was writing on the wall, Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler will take over as defensive coordinator when Dick Lebeau retires. The Steelers granted Butler permission to talk to Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt about the vacant defensive coordinator position with the Cardinals. Butler evidently did not…


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James Harrison Skit On SNL Weekend Update

The Saturday Night Live crew did a funny skit during the Weekend Update segment with Seth Myers. SNL cast member, Kenan Thompson, impersonated Steelers linebacker James Harrison as he gasp for oxygen while being interviewed by Myers. Below is the funny video.


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Next Season Sports 2009 Mock Draft

I recently took part in a cooperative mock draft at Next Season Sports with other NFL bloggers. The bloggers ranged from newspaper reporters to well established fan site writers. In the mock draft I selected center Alex Mack from the University of California. Below is the explanation of my pick….


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Happy Birthday Jerome Bettis (37)

Today is the 37th birthday of Jerome Bettis. The Bus was born in Detroit, Michigan were he returned to win Super Bowl XL with the Steelers. You can visit the official website of Jerome Bettis below. http://www.thebus36.com/ Happy Birthday Jerome, from all of Steeler Nation. [phpbay]Jerome Bettis rookie, 3, “”,…


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Steelers sign defensive end Jordan Reffett

The Steelers added depth to their offseason roster by signing first-year defensive end Jordan Reffett to the roster on Monday. Reffett is a graduate of the University of Washington and was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent last April. He was released in training camp…