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Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Says Rookies Can\’t Get Missed OTA Practice Reps Back

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton is the only Pittsburgh Steelers rookie that isn\’t allowed to participate in the 2013 OTA sessions because of an NFL rule that prohibits rookies from doing so before their college final exams are completed. On Wednesday, veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery weighed in on what the Oregon State product is missing […]

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Steelers T Mike Adams Resigned To The Fact He Will Be On Right Side In 2013

With five OTA practices now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think it is safe to say that there never was a competition for the left tackle spot. Following the Wednesday practice, Mike Adams talked to the media and pretty much summed up who will be playing where this year with two short […]

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Deadlines That Steelers LB Sean Spence Must Meet If He Is To Play In 2013

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence has addressed the media about the rehab progress of his surgically repaired left knee, I wanted to give everyone a best-case scenario for him as it relates to a return to the field in 2013. Basically, these are deadlines for him to meet if he is to […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Feels Obligated To Help Young Defensive Players

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to cut ties with linebacker James Harrison early in the offseason, and with nose tackle Casey Hampton currently not under contract, defensive end Brett Keisel has silently become the oldest defensive player on the roster at 34 years of age. As Keisel heads into his 12th season with the Steelers, […]

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Report: Steelers LB Sean Spence Expects To Play In 2013

While many of us are already resigned to fact that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence will not play in 2013 because of the serious knee injury that he suffered last year during the preseason, the Miami product let be known on Wednesday that we shouldn\’t be ruling him out just yet. According to Will […]

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Report: Steelers S Ryan Clark Back At Practice Wednesday After Being Absent Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers second week of 2013 OTA practices started on Tuesday without three veteran players in attendance, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter, only safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor remain absent on day two as safety Ryan Clark is now present. The Tuesday absence of the three […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Has Been Focusing On Left Tackle All Offseason

Heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers first few OTA sessions of the 2013 season, there was some uncertainty as to whether or not Marcus Gilbert or Mike Adams would be playing the left tackle position now that Max Starks is gone, but with only four OTA practices now in the books, it appears that Gilbert has […]

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Being Good Isn\’t Good Enough For Steelers NT Steve McLendon

Nose tackle Steve McLendon was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2009 and since that time, he has logged a total of 381 snaps on defense. In those 381 snaps; however, the Troy product showed enough to earn a three-year, $7.25 million contract extension this past offseason. McLendon talked to […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Says, \”It\’s All Instinct Now\”

After suffering a serious knee injury last year in the third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro had to focus on his recovery in order to get himself on the field by the end of his rookie season. Now that he\’s back healthy, the Steelers 2012 first-round draft pick […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Thinks Outside Zone Will Work Well In Pittsburgh

After the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. to be their new offensive line coach during the offseason, it didn\’t take long to figure out that we would be seeing a lot more of zone blocking scheme in 2013. One offensive lineman who should benefit from more of that scheme is center Maurkice Pouncey and […]

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Sources: Marcus Gilbert Still Manning Steelers Left Tackle Spot In Second Week Of OTA\’s

Heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices of the 2013 season it had been speculated that Mike Adams might receive reps at the left tackle position after Marcus Gilbert manned the spot last week. However, according to two sources, things remained status quo with the offensive line on Tuesday. While it is […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Says Evolution Of Offense Begins With Good Communication During OTA Sessions

In the few times that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has talked to the media this offseason, he has been very positive in his outlook towards what his second season in the Todd Haley orchestrated offense will be like in 2013. More than once Roethlisberger has talked about how he and the positional coaches have […]

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Report: Steelers DE Al Woods Continues To Get Second Team Reps At Nose Tackle

I passed along the news to you last week that defensive end Al Woods was getting work at nose tackle during the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season, and it appears that is continuing to be the case this week as well, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter. […]

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Report: Former Steelers NT Casey Hampton Still Wants To Play In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season got underway on Tuesday and veteran free agent nose tackle Casey Hampton still remains unsigned. However, Will Graves of the Associated Press reports via Twitter on Tuesday that Hampton recently told fellow nose tackle Steve McLendon that he still wants to play and that he […]

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Steelers Short Three Veterans & One Rookie As Second OTA Session Gets Underway

The Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season got underway on Tuesday minus a few veteran players as safety Troy Polamalu, safety Ryan Clark and cornerback Ike Taylor were not in attendance, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter. It was rumored that Polamalu would return to California this week […]

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Several Things To Look For During The Steelers Second OTA Session Of 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their second OTA session of the 2013 season on Tuesday and below are a few of the things that we will be hoping to learn about the team this coming week. Bueller?…Bueller?..Polamalu? – Last week the Steelers were only missing rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who cannot participate until the […]

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Steelers NT Hebron Fangupo Still Trying To Break Bad Habits In OTA Sessions

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Hebron Fangupo arrived in town late in the 2012 season via waivers from the Seattle Seahawks and ever since his arrival, we haven\’t heard much from him. David Todd of ESPN 970 Radio, however, managed to catch up with the BYU product last week during the first OTA session of 2013 […]

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Steelers CB Curtis Brown Says He Trained With Purple Jesus This Off-season And Is Studying More

Like several other young players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster, 2013 is a make-or-break year for third-year cornerback Curtis Brown, who is trying to put a disappointing 2012 season behind him and show the organization that they didn\’t waste a third-round draft pick on him back in 2011. David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio caught […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out their first OTA session of the 2013 season on Thursday and below are ten things that we learned over the course of the week. Gilbert Makes Blind Side Debut  – It didn\’t take long to find out which tackle would get the first reps on the left side as the […]

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Al Woods Playing Some Nose Tackle During Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013

With the first Pittsburgh Steelers OTA session of the 2013 season now in the books, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review listed Isaiah Green, Will Johnson, Al Woods, Kelvin Beachum, and Adrian Robinson on Twitter as his “winners” of the week. First week of #Steelers OTAs are in bag. My winners: CB Isaiah Green, FB […]

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Kelvin Beachum Is Trying To Become Steelers Ultimate Swing Offensive Lineman In 2013

If there\’s one thing that we\’ve learned from the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season, it\’s that second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is being given every opportunity to become the backup at center to starter Maurkice Pouncey. Throughout the week we have seen and heard reports stating that the Steelers fourth of […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thinks TE Heath Miller Will Be Ready For 2013 Season Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller talked on Wednesday about how his knee rehab is coming along, but he refused to speculate whether or not he would be ready to play in the season opener game of the 2013 season against the Tennessee Titans. While Miller might have refused to circle a date on the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers First Week Of OTA Practice, Injuries & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 105 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have quite a bit to talk about with the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA practices of the 2013 season now completed. We open the show by talking about tackle Max Starks signing this week with the San Diego Chargers and […]

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Steelers Will Reportedly Use CB Cortez Allen In The Slot In 2013

Thursday is final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season and on Wednesday Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review passed along a little nugget on Twitter about the secondary that\’s worth mentioning. Kaboly reported that the Steelers plan to use cornerback Cortez Allen in the slot on nickel downs in […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Is 10 Pounds Lighter And Says He\’s Not Playing Around This Year

All throughout the off-season, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert berated the 2012 performance of the running back group and he made it clear that he had intentions of fixing that in 2013. One running back that appears to have gotten his message is Isaac Redman, who reportedly showed up for the first OTA session […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie CB Terry Hawthorne Needed Bone Chips Removed From Knee

Updating a report from earlier in the day, David Todd of ESPN 970 Radio has learned that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Terry Hawthorne needed a procedure done on his injured knee to remove bone chips and that he could be sidelined until training camp as a result. It was reported earlier on Wednesday by Mark Kaboly […]

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