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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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Steelers CB William Gay Continuing Mentoring Tradition

It’s always great to hear about veteran Pittsburgh Steelers players taking the younger ones on the roster under their wing in order to try to speed up their development. Eighth-year cornerback William Gay is the latest such player to talk about assuming that leadership role on the team and he talked Thursday about how he’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Five – Thursday

By Alex Kozora My observations from day five of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – As usual, we’ll start with the injury front. Lot to talk about today, unfortunately. Three tight ends were missing today: Rob Blanchflower (left ankle), Michael Palmer (unknown), and Matt Spaeth (unknown). A fourth, Eric Waters, was injured in practice with […]

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Steelers Retiring 75 Helps Reclaim Glories Of A Fading Legacy

If Joe Greene and Ernie Stautner are the litmus test by which jersey numbers are measured, then it’s probably not smart money to place your bets on seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers retiring any more numbers in the near future. 2014 marks the 45th year since Greene was drafted at the top of the class by […]

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

By Alex Kozora We’ll put a final bow on Wednesday while giving a brief preview of a couple areas I’m watching for during the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice. My compilation of stats based off yesterday’s play by play in 11 on 11. First, the quarterbacks. Only on one play did I not have a QB […]

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Thanks To Injuries, New Steelers RB Josh Harris Finally Given An Opportunity

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Alvester Alexander made the team’s eight-man practice squad out of training camp. While that’s not earth-shatter news, you have to remember that the former undrafted free agent wasn’t even signed to the roster until August 7. This year, with Alvester starting off training camp on the PUP list with […]

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Steelers Thinking Long-Term With S Shamarko Thomas

When Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu spent the early portions of his offseason back home working out on his own, rather than attending spring OTAs, the coaches turned to veteran Will Allen to take the reps at strong safety, as he did in 2012, in the process passing over second-year safety Shamarko Thomas. […]

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Steelers NT Daniel McCullers Starting To Move People

Going back to last year, with the Pittsburgh Steelers mired in what seemed to be a lost season, the upcoming draft was a topic of conversation in November and December far more frequently than is the norm in western Pennsylvania. Back then, the go-to “the Steelers need to draft…” tended to be nose tackle Louis […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Entering his second season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will look to pick up where he left off in 2013. The Steelers selected Bell in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft to be a three down workhorse.  After overcoming a scary foot injury in the […]

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Making The Club In The Tub Will Be Tough For Steelers Rookies Zumwalt, Blanchflower

It’s hard for any player to make the club if he’s always in tub. It’s especially hard if those players are rookie late round draft picks. Such is the case this year during the first full week of training camp practices as two Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks have already found themselves observing practices from afar. […]

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