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Steelers List Heyward As Starting Left Defensive End On Latest Depth Chart

According to the latest depth chart released on Tuesday, Cameron Heyward is listed as the starting left defensive end over Ziggy Hood. As we pointed out this morning, up until now, Heyward has seen the field primarily in the Steelers sub packages. Most of those times, he has been replacing Hood. When Heyward has played […]

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Felix Jones Has Replaced Isaac Redman As The Co-Starter On The Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart for their upcoming game in London against the Minnesota Vikings has been released and Isaac Redman is no longer listed as a co-starter at the running back position. Felix Jones has now passed Redman and is listed as the co-starter alongside rookie Le’Veon Bell, who will reportedly make his regular-season […]

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Mike Tomlin Hints That Isaac Redman Will Start Against The Bengals

Despite only rushing for nine yards on eight carries in the Sunday season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman might make his second straight start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Obviously, he played a bad game, a lot of us did,” said Tomlin when asked if he still has […]

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Tomlin Says Initial Plan Is To Start Beachum At Center Against The Bengals

With starting center Maurkice Pouncey now out for the season with a knee injury, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the plan right now is to start second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum at center Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “As we prepare right now, Beachum is going […]

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Steelers Week 2 Depth Chart Has Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense […]

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Overcrowding Not A Concern In Steelers\’ Running Back Room

By Matthew Marczi There has been some speculation around the football world, and more particularly within the Pittsburgh Steelers fanbase, that there will only be room for one main backup at running back. This has been suggested for a multitude of reasons, though the main reason is related to salary. Because both Jonathan Dwyer and […]

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Musical Chairs On 2013 Steelers Defense Includes Cornerback Shuffle

By Matthew Marczi With over a third of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive starting lineups featuring new faces, the 2013 season should be interesting, if nothing else, seeing how the team renowned for its veteran presence adapts to the next generation. We have already covered seven of the eight new starters over the past […]

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Steelers Starting Running Back Battle Will Be Fun To Watch

By Matthew Marczi Of the five new starters—or starters in new positions, as is the case for Marcus Gilbert—that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing to the offensive huddle in Week 1 of the 2013 season, we have already covered four. However, those positions are already all but resolved; the final position legitimately appears to […]

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Should The Steelers Consider Only Keeping 7 Offensive Linemen On Their 53 Man Roster?

The most-recent training camp battle piece that I posted Monday morning  centered around the backup tackle spot has generated a lot of good thoughts as it pertains to the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to carry any of the three players listed in that battle on the 53 man roster. We already know that Kelvin Beachum will […]

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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Happy For More Time To Get Into Shape And Learn Offense

Veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress was signed late in November last season due to the injuries suffered by both Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery and because of that it took him a while to get into football shape and learn the offense. The Steelers re-signed Burress to a one-year deal at the start of free […]

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Steelers Tight End Matt Spaeth A Bigger Signing Than Many Think

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to re-sign tight end Matt Spaeth after his release following a two-year stint with the Chicago Bears, it seemed that the general reaction to the news was, on the positive end of the spectrum, apathetic. However, the reality is that his return to the team should be […]

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Rookie OL Mike Golic Jr. Says His Dad Suggested He Sign With Steelers

According to Teresa Varley of, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr. had a big decision to make as to which team he should sign with on the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft being is it was looking like he would go undrafted in the last round. With several teams calling […]

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Heath Miller Thinks Steelers Tight End Position Is Deep

It\’s funny how non news can suddenly become big news. According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, there\’s a “strong possibility” Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller won\’t be ready for the 2013 season opener. Really? Robinson certainly goes out on a limb there and for some reason; this revelation of his resulted in […]

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Kick Return Job Or Bust For Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

If running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 2013, he will have to prove to both offensive coordinator Todd Haley and special teams coach Danny Smith that he can be a third down back and a kick returner respectively. “When I came in for my visit, they let me […]

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Hrapmann Won’t Challenge Suisham For Steelers Kicking Job, Right?

By Jeremy Hritz It’s that time of year again when I begin my usual campaign for the Pittsburgh Steelers to force a competition for the kicking job, as last year, I beat the drum for Grant Ressel and Danny Hrapmann to overtake Shaun Suisham as the team’s placekicker. To my disappointment, despite Hrapmann’s solid preseason […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Says Young Linebackers Must Dominate Special Teams In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need contributions from several of their young linebackers this upcoming season after losing yet another starter this past offseason in the form of James Harrison, who was released back in early March. Veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote, who just so happened to turn 33 on Wednesday, talked about the roles the […]

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Stevenson Sylvester Versus Chris Carter Training Camp Battle In The Works?

By Matthew Marczi That fourth-year reserve linebacker Stevenson Sylvester is entering a critical season was no secret long before linebackers coach Keith Butler said so explicitly. Indeed, it was obvious before the Pittsburgh Steelers chose not to give Sylvester a restricted free agent tender. With Pittsburgh Tribune-Review author Mark Kaboly reporting on Wednesday that the […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Sets Record Straight On Rookie LB Jarvis Jones

Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, I speculated that the Georgia product might be doing well to see 100 snaps of playing time during his rookie season because of the complexities involved in learning the defense. On Wednesday, linebackers coach Keith Butler pretty much […]

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Report: Steelers Move Stevenson Sylvester To Outside Linebacker

Last Thursday I wrote about how I thought fourth-year linebacker Stevenson Sylvester might have to show some position flexibility in order to make the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster in 2013. Now, nearly one week later, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Wednesday that Sylvester has been moved outside after predominantly working inside […]

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Special Teams Play And Salary Likely To Be Determining Factor In Dwyer Verus Redman Roster Battle

Trying to predict a 53 man roster is a fun process as there are so many things to think about while doing so. A big part of the process when trying to do this is figuring out which players can contribute better on special teams than others in addition to the money that each player […]

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Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Set To Train Down In Florida Once Mini Camp Is Over

Last Monday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his press conference that we shouldn\’t read much into the running back rotation currently be used during the offseason practices and that putting the pads on in training camp is when it matters the most. At that time, I speculated Jonathan Dwyer was only being […]

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Steelers Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Says Biggest Concern Is Developing Depth On Offensive Line

All throughout the offseason I have voiced by concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers depth on their offensive line and on Tuesday new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said he shares that same concern during his talk with the media. “We have to develop some backups. That\’s my biggest concern right now,” said Bicknell following […]

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Don\’t Expect A Training Camp Competition Along The Steelers Defensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette speculated about it last season. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider suggests that it will come during this offseason instead. But will it actually take place, and what are the ramifications should it occur? I am talking about a suggestion that has floated around for a few […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Plaxico Burress, 2014 WR Depth, 53 Man Roster Projection & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 110 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress in depth and what he potentially brings to the table in 2013 should he make the roster. Is he a red zone only player worth carrying? We move on from Burress […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post OTA Practices

Three weeks of OTA practices are now behind is and the mandatory mini camp gets underway on Tuesday, so now I will move forward with my second 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to training camp getting started, I will release my next prediction and then will have a new prediction […]

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Steelers T Joe Long Might Be The Reserve Tackle The Team Longs For In 2013

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have question marks surrounding their depth at the tackle position heading into training camp, but one player who\’s trying to prove he\’s capable of filling a backup tackle role during the OTA sessions is Joe Long. Long was originally signed by St. Louis Rams in 2012 as an […]

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