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Steelers First Training Camp Depth Chart Of 2014 Includes Very Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart for the 2014 preseason has reportedly been released and while head coach Mike Tomlin would likely advise everyone to not read too much into it, we will list a few things that stick out. As Bob Labriola points out, it looks like Justin Brown is currently viewed as the […]

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Steelers DL Coach John Mitchell Not Ready To Etch Anything In Stone

Just because there have been several positive reports here and there about a few of the young defensive lineman currently on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster so far during training camp, doesn’t mean much of anything if defensive line coach John Mitchell isn’t impressed. By the sound of things, the young group consisting of Stephon Tuitt, […]

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2014 NFL Preseason Kicks Off Sunday Night With Hall Of Fame Game

The 2014 preseason schedule gets underway Sunday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH as the New York Giants will play the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 Hall of Fame Game. Oddly enough, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play both of these teams during the preseason with the Giants being the first next Saturday night at the […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Eight: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Statistically, we’ll recap the last two days of Pittsburgh Steelers practices. Combining the numbers from Friday and Saturday’s practice. If anyone wants to see the daily breakdown, let me know in the comments and I’ll post them when I have a moment. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 18/25 1 TD 1 INT Bruce Gradkowski: […]

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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day off just to ensure that […]

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Can Undrafted DB Be A Danger To The Rest Of The Safety Field?

Perhaps former undrafted free agent safety Jordan Dangerfield is beginning to earn enough respect for us all to refrain from the obvious puns. He may have a steep uphill climb ahead of himself in his goal to make the 53-man roster after just missing the cut a year ago with the Buffalo Bills, but at […]

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Platoon Of Unknown Ball Carriers Reminds That Less Is More

It’s been quite a difficult task to get much of a feel for how the running game of the Pittsburgh Steelers is shaping up this year, and for a very simple reason: when it’s come to the 11-on-11 tackling sessions, the two backs expected to be taking those carries have not been healthy enough to […]

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David Paulson Treading Water In Tight End Battle

You would think that the path to locking up a roster spot would have been made easier for third-year tight end David Paulson with so many of his fellow competitors for the spot sitting out to the side with various ailments. You would think that, and you would be wrong. As much as the coaching […]

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Kevin Colbert Discusses Need For Dri Archer To Be Able To Run Out Of Base Formations

I’m as excited about seeing Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer during the preseason as the rest of you, but that excitement will be a little bit tempered until I see him work as a true running back in a few of the exhibition games. If he can show that he can function, first, […]

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Steelers Continue To Wing It With One Punter During Training Camp

With veteran punter Adam Podlesh still away from training camp as he awaits the birth of his child, the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to wing it at Latrobe with just one punter. Brad Wing, who was signed to the offseason roster way back in January, remains the Steelers lone punter in training camp until Podlesh returns. […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Free Agent Pickup Cam Thomas Keeping Ahead Of His DL Competition

Remember back in April, not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign Alex Carrington? Back then, I wrote about free agent signing Cam Thomas and speculated that he could be a contingency plan to start at defensive end, if the Steelers weren’t able to find an alternative answer on the left side soon enough. […]

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Mike Tomlin On Martavis Bryant: ‘We Expect Him To Consistently Make Big Guy Plays’

If you have been waiting for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round wide receiver Martavis Bryant to come alive during training camp, your wait is over. According to several reports, Bryant had a solid showing Saturday and especially during the red zone drill. Head coach Mike Tomlin cautiously praised the Clemson product at the conclusion of Saturday’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Six – Friday

By Alex Kozora We’ll take you through day six of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. What an absolutely wonderful day. Maybe my favorite so far. Under the lights in Latrobe. There’s not many things better than that. We’ll get into some of the positional work, give you a breakdown of the backs on ‘backers, the OL/DL […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Talks About Young Offense, Draft Classes Pushing Steelers Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently sat down for an interview with the WDVE Morning Show to talk about the development of the roster, of reminiscences about when he was a young member of the team, and about the development of some of the younger players into leaders on the offensive side of the ball. […]

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Even With Quicker Passes, Ramon Foster Knows Never To Stop Blocking For Big Ben

The offensive game plan has certainly undergone some changes, not to mention personnel, since the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a woeful 0-4 start of the season a year ago. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was forced to adapt, improvise, and make concessions just to help the team start climbing out of the hole that they […]

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Ryan Shazier, Dick LeBeau Discuss Rookie Linebacker’s Progression

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft selection Ryan Shazier sat down for an interview with Movin’ the Chains on SiriusXM Radio, during which he talked about what it’s been like so far in his first offseason and heading into his first training camp. While he was immediately inserted into the starting lineup, he talked about the […]

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Tomlin Talks Approach To Coaching Younger Team, Treating Ike Taylor Like Old Yeller

If you look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 starting defense that they fielded for their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, you will see that seven of those players are no longer on the roster. In fact, of the 26 players that were on that Week 1 53 man roster, only 12 are […]

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Mike Tomlin Happy With Football Maturity Of Steelers Young Draft Picks

While speaking to the media at the 2014 NFL Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that while the class of draft hopeful players was the deepest that he’s probably ever seen because of the record number of underclassmen that declared, the group had one obvious downside. “I fear it’s also the most immature,” […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Six: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Recapping day five of practice and a couple points of interest looking towards the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night practice under the lights at Latrobe High School. Stats from yesterday’s practice. Only have one play I missed completely and another where I didn’t have a receiver listed. We’ll start with the quarterbacks. Statistically, […]

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Craig Wolfley Sees Improvement In Gilbert, While Adams Still Needs Work

Steelers Live had quite the valuable guest host on board yesterday in former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Craig Wolfley. Wolfley has been a regular contributor there and on Steelers radio for many years, and has always provided excellent insight to all things offensive line. While he has a tendency to skew positive, he had a […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Leaned On AB During July Down Time

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown had a strong spring, getting in reps with the first-team offense and plenty of friendly write-ups from the sports writers and bloggers who witnessed his growth in OTAs and minicamp. But he also remembered that he started to fade a couple weeks into training camp last season, following […]

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Quietly, Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Getting To It Early In Camp

Rookies are to be seen and not heard during training camp and that’s exactly what appears to be happening with the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt. While he hasn’t received too much attention from the media so far at Latrobe, the Notre Dame product has quietly put together several nice practices, […]

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Le’Veon Bell Using Caution In Returning To Practice

Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell already knows what it’s like to get off to a slow start to a season due to being bogged down by injuries in training camp. He also understands that rushing yourself back from injury for fear of missing time can simply lead to further injuries. In his case, […]

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Steelers Trying To Get A Good Look At Landry Jones In Year Two

A year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly seemed perfectly content to give rookie quarterback Landry Jones a redshirt season on the 53-man roster with their new veteran backup in Bruce Gradkowski being brought in. As fortune would have it, not even Gradkowski had to take a single snap the entire season, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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Steelers Young Linebackers Will Be Moving Their Assets Around In 2014

During the Pittsburgh Steelers first backs on backers drill that took place in training camp this year, defensive assistant Joey Porter made sure that rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier knew one thing. “Speed is your asset!” Porter repeated over and over, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. Because of Shazier’s speed asset, the […]

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