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2016 South Side Questions: Who Will Be Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Report: Steelers Waive OG Shahbaz Ahmed

The first roster cut as the Pittsburgh Steelers trim down to 53 has been made public. NFL Insider Aaron Wilson tweeted out early this morning that guard Shahbaz Ahmed has been released by the team. Steelers cut former Temple guard Shahbaz Ahmed — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 3, 2016 Ahmed’s…


2016 NFL Cutdown Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to Labor Day weekend, which just so happens to include the league’s deadline for final roster cuts. Between now and 4 p.m. EST on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have set their initial 53-man roster for the 2016 season. With that said,…


Two Recently Cut CBs Could Pique Steelers’ Interest

Let the speculation begin. Now that the 2016 preseason has come to an end, NFL team’s will be required to trim their rosters down to 53 active players by 4 p.m. EST on Saturday. Ahead of that deadline, some teams have already started to make their final roster cuts and…


Burns Pleased With Preseason Debut

It was only one game, the preseason finale no less, playing 47 snaps, but Artie Burns is just happy to have some football under his belt. “It definitely felt good,” he told reporters in the locker room following the game. “Had my first game, almost been a year. Out there…


Special Teams Injuries Could Help Shape Initial 53-Man Roster

If there is one thing that every team absolutely wants to avoid during the preseason, it’s injuries, but it’s virtually impossible to avoid them. Every team is afflicted with injuries at some point, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been no exception. Injuries to special teams players in the past couple…


Ricardo Mathews Injury Complicates D-Line Depth For Opener

Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers starting defensive end Cameron Heyward suffered a high ankle sprain, and though he has promised to be ready to go for the team’s regular season opener, I voiced my doubts about that and braced for the possibility that the team would have to make do without…


Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Final Edition

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have closed out their 2016 preseason, it’s time for me to release my final 53-man roster prediction. Please note that this prediction has two sections. The top section is what I predict the 53-man roster to look like Saturday evening right after 4 p.m. deadline….


Steelers’ Special Teams Not As Dire As First Glance

I gotta admit, I may have gone a little bit overboard here. Sometimes, it’s good to be sorta looney. Clearly, with the injuries the Pittsburgh Steelers have dealt with towards the bottom of the 53, the special teams outlook looks questionable. Given the high amount of turnover they were already…


Steelers Vs Panthers: Initial Thoughts

As we’re doing every week, wanted to quickly give my initial thoughts after the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Sloppy, uneventful game so there isn’t that much to talk about, but we also give a short preview of how the final 53 man roster may layout and…


Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Game 4

The initial snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers are now in and here’s a few observations from the numbers. Tackles Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris both had to play Thursday night as long as quarterback Landry Jones was in the game and head coach…


Marczi 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster – Post-Panthers Game Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers are through the preseason now, and the 53-man roster will be finalized tomorrow—at least the initial one will be. To get in under the line, here is my prediction. Offense (24) Quarterback (3) –  Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Zach Mettenberger Analysis: Obviously a change here. The Steelers claimed Mettenberger…


Javon Hargrave Sees Field Ahead Of Daniel McCullers

If you were watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Panthers last night, you may have noticed something somewhat interesting about the defensive starting lineup. The team opened in their 3-4 front, and the nose tackle at the heart of the lineup was rookie defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. Hargrave…


Ogbah, Nassib Step Up In Browns In Preseason Finale

The Cleveland Browns are working with something like their 12th new regime or something of that sort since they returned to the league in 1999. This one is spearheaded by head coach Hue Jackson, and a large part of their hopes are tied to the success of a number of…


2016 South Side Questions: What Is The Role For Artie Burns?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…