August 2014

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams – Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to…


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Steelers Sign 10 To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now filled their initial practice squad for 2014 and it includes two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman, one running back, one tight end and one linebacker. Signed to the ten man unit after clearing waivers were running back Josh Harris,…


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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack…


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Steelers Add RB Josh Harris To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers will assemble their initial 2014 practice squad on Saturday and already we have another name to add to it. According to a post on his Twitter account, running back Josh Harris has apparently cleared waivers and has been signed to the practice squad. Excited to continue living…


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Steelers Roster Cranks Secondary Up To 11 For First Time Under Tomlin

Perhaps I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, with potential further roster moves pending, but I was certainly not surprised to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep 11 defensive backs on the initial 53-man roster. The fact of that matter is that the Steelers spend more time with five…


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Newcomer B.W. Webb Should Follow The Path Of Antwon Blake

Around this time a year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers picked up a second-year cornerback off waivers and added him to their 53-man roster, carrying him throughout the entire season. The Steelers released Isaiah Green, who made the roster initially, in order to make room for Antwon Blake, while Green spent…


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Steelers Roster Moves Suggest Positional Targets For Waiver Upgrades

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly made some interesting decisions with their 53-man roster yesterday, but as recent history suggests, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the team is finished assembling the roster for this season. Last year, for example, the Steelers signed center Cody Wallace and punter Zoltan Mesko off waivers, and…


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Wesley Johnson Must Now Center In On Playing Tackle

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kelvin Beachum in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they were getting a left tackle that they believed, initially, would be best suited to kick inside, but that would eventually be able to play every position. Beachum worked all along the offensive line…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R….


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Steelers Initial Final 53 Both Keeps And Breaks With Traditions

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their roster to 53 players today, with some surprising cuts among them. The team remained orthodox in some ways, such as keeping three quarterbacks, while breaking with tradition in others by keeping only three outside linebackers or going with less-tenured players over veterans. I happened to…


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Full List Of Players Waived Or Released On Saturday

According to the official NFL transaction sheet, there were 619 players that were either waived or had their contract terminated on Saturday. I have compiled the full list of players below and you can sort them by clicking on the column headers. Happy hunting. TEAM PLAYER POS COLLEGE RELEASE NOTES…


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Steelers Thin At Outside Linebacker Following Saturday Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed down their roster Saturday to the league-mandated 53 players, but in doing so, they have left themselves mighty thin at that outside linebacker position. Not only did the team cut former fifth-round draft pick Chris Carter on Saturday, they also waived undrafted free agent Howard Jones,…




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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers Saturday Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their 2014 roster down to 53 players Saturday afternoon and here is some instant analysis of the 22 players that were let go. Former Draft Picks: Chris Carter – The light never fully came on for the Steelers former fifth-round draft pick and his special teams…


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Steelers Cut 22 Players Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their roster set at 53 players after several moves were made Saturday afternoon. The team have released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston, defensive linemen…


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Steelers Preseason: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds There was so little positive news to report following the lackluster effort of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Carolina Panthers that we’re going to jump right to summarizing the preseason in its entirety. Still overly depressing? Don’t shoot the piano player. Here are some rapid fire…


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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison just announced via social media today that he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and most recently played for the Cincinnatti Bengals. He said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter:…


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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh…


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Steelers vs Panthers – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: Throughout the entire preseason, Ben Roethlisberger has been the sole team captain. Will that change? He didn’t even play and he won the coin toss, but as they almost always…



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Tomlin Sends Another Message To Bell, Blount On The Field

During his press conference earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that any further in-house punishment due to running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount would not be made known publically a week after a very clear on-field message was sent, keeping the backs on the field…


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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their slate of preseason games, and in fact will be trimming their roster down to 53 players later today. They signed a late addition in the recently released B.W. Webb, a second-year fourth-round cornerback, which certainly throws a monkey wrench into my decision-making here, but…


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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is…