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Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Showed Versatility During OTA Practices

Over the course of the last three weeks of OTA practices, we haven’t heard much about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson. On Thursday, however, Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest provided a nice little update on the Steelers fifth-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt. Wesley Johnson, the fifth-round pick from Vanderbilt, is on the […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas Admits He’s Comfortable, No Longer Thinking

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas didn’t play much during the second half of his rookie season after injuring an ankle in Week 10, but the playing time he received prior to that was invaluable. “I’ve progressed a lot,” Thomas said after Wednesday’s OTA practice. “I just know the whole defense now. Last year I […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Steelers DE Nick Williams Back Doing Individual Drills

Headline story of the day? No, but it appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get one of their rehabbing players back on the field Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reported on Twitter that Steelers second-year defensive end Nick Williams was absent from practice on Wednesday, but […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Expects To Make More Plays Like He Made Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly made an “unreal interception” during Wednesday’s OTA practice and afterwards he was asked if we can expect more plays like that in the future. “Yeah, you should be expecting some of that,” said Shazier of his leaping interception. “People try to throw across the middle, me and […]

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With Markus Wheaton Limited, Justin Brown Continues To Get More First-Team Work

With Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton apparently being limited in OTA practices with some sort of injury, fellow second-year wide receiver Justin Brown is receiving more work with the first-team offense. Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked about the progress he’s seen out of the Oklahoma product and Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds, TE Michael Palmer Still Rehabbing Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice is now underway and attendance has been taken. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace is on the absent list for a second-straight day. Rehabbing once again on Wednesday are linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) and tight end Michael Palmer (undisclosed) and it’s probably […]

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Steelers OTA Video Starring Defensive Assistant Joey Porter

Some video from the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice has now been posted by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and it features new defensive assistant Joey Porter right in the middle of the action. It’s not hard to recognize that voice of Peezy’s when attempting to draw off the defense offsides with a cadence. […]

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Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Squares Off Against DE Cameron Heyward In Wednesday Fight

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice is now underway and apparently there’s already been a fight. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson got into it with defensive end Cameron Heyward following an interception by rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. Several players were apparently needed to pull Heyward off of the rookie. […]

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Roethlisberger Likes What He’s Seen So Far Out Of Archer

While it is yet to be seen just exactly how the Pittsburgh Steelers will utilize rookie third-round draft pick Dri Archer on offense in 2014, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gave a progress report Tuesday on the Kent State product during an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “We did a lot of red zone stuff today and […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Busy Fine-Tuning His Game With The Little Stuff

A lot is expected out of guard David DeCastro in 2014. In fact, if he doesn’t make first-team All-Pro in his third season, it will be a huge disappointment. Due to most of his rookie season being wiped out by a knee injury suffered during the preseason, DeCastro’s initial development was slowed severely. Now that […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Back Practicing Again

Even though linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, there was a little bit of good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, fullback Will Johnson (ankle) was back practicing again on Tuesday after missing time last week due to an ankle sprain. That’s great […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Taking One Day At A Time Approach To Contract Situation

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, but he did talk to the media afterwards With Worilds currently playing under the one-year transition tender that he signed back in March, he was asked if he’d still like to get a long-term deal done with the Steelers prior to the start […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Should Be Able To Attend Mandatory Minicamp

Due to UCLA being on the quarter system, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt wasn’t allowed to take part in any of the OTA practices. It does look like, however, that he will be able to take part in next week’s mandatory minicamp. According to the UCLA website, it appears as though all of the […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Still Slowed By Calf Problem

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Tuesday OTA practice at Heinz Field and once again, outside linebacker Jason Worilds was limited to working on the side. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports that Worilds did some running Tuesday, but did not practice. The fifth-year linebacker is reportedly still trying to overcome a calf injury […]

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Steelers Third Week Of OTA Practices Includes Work At Heinz Field

After a Monday full of fun and games at the local Dave and Busters, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be back on the practice fields Tuesday as the third week of OTA sessions rolls on. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team will be practicing at Heinz Field this week. A lot of […]

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Steelers Antwon Blake On Playing Special Teams: ‘I Just Want To Be A Wrecking Ball’

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year defensive back Antwon Blake was second on the team in special teams tackles in 2013 and he’s going to be hard to keep off of the 53 man roster this year. It takes a unique kind of player to be successful on special teams and Blake recently went over a few of […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Says OTA Practices Are Beneficial For Him

While Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller was able to play in 14 games last season after tearing multiple ligaments his right knee at the end of the 2012 season, he wasn’t able to fully participate in any of the offseason or training camp practices. Now that he’s a nearly a full year and a […]

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Steelers Third Week Of OTAs Expected To Begin With Team Building Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers third week of OTA practices will get underway on Tuesday, but on Monday the team is expected to make their annual trip to Dave & Busters for some team building time. While the field trip will more than likely be closed to the media, steelers.com is usually good about tagging along in an […]

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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Likes How Dick LeBeau Intends On Using Him

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009 and since that time he’s already played four different defensive coordinators. Dick LeBeau will Mitchell’s fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years and he likes what the Hall of Famer currently has planned for him in 2014. “I […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Envisions Fast, High-Scoring Offense In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers might only have six OTA practices underneath their belt, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already has a vision as to what he wants his offense to look like in 2014. “For me, right now id like to say a fast, high scoring offense, because we have a lot of speed,” said Roethlisberger following […]

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Steelers Relatively Healthy Through Two Weeks Of OTA Practices

Keeping a team healthy during three weeks of OTA practices and one week of minicamp is a chore for any NFL team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to do just that so far with two weeks of work now in the books. For a team with 90 players on a their roster, the Steelers […]

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2014 Version Of Steelers NT Steve McLendon Includes Stronger Ankles, 17 Extra Pounds

Last week during his podcast, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, who also serves as the team’s sideline reporter for radio network, said nose tackle Steve McLendon has put on weight during the offseason. On Thursday, McLendon told the media that he has indeed added 17 pounds since last season and that he now […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Getting Work At All Three Spots Without Many Mistakes

After spending his entire rookie season on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, second-year wide receiver Justin Brown is expected to make a run at a spot on the final 53 man roster this offseason. The more that Brown can do on offense this year over the course of the summer, the harder it will be […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Admits To Not Having To Think As Much

The 2013 rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton didn’t go as planned as a finger injury suffered early in the year forced the Oregon State product to not only miss games, but valuable practice time as well. This year, Wheaton, who is now operating as the starting wide receiver opposite Antonio Brown […]

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