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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Very Emotional During Press Conference

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey spoke to the media on Thursday after signing his five-year contract extension and below are a few of his comments. At one point during the press conference, Pouncey became very emotional and nearly broke down crying. Opening statement: I’d like to start it off first off thank Art and Mr. […]

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2014 Season Of Hard Knocks To Feature Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin no longer has to worry about the HBO cameras hovering around training camp this year as the Atlanta Falcons have been chosen to be the subject matter of “Hard Knocks” in 2014. Thanks to back-to-back 8-8 seasons and them failing to make the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the […]

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Steelers To Announce Maurkice Pouncey Extension During Afternoon Press Conference

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold a 1 p.m. news conference on Thursday to announce the five-year extension given to center Maurkice Pouncey. According to early reports, Pouncey received roughly $44 million in new money as part of the extension and that includes a $13 million signing bonus. Pouncey, who is now under contract through the […]

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New Details Of Maurkice Pouncey’s Five-Year Contract Extension Emerge

More details of the five-year contract extension given to Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey on Wednesday are now emerging. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Pouncey will pocket $14 million in 2014 and that means his base salary has been lowered down to $1 million from the $1,288,375 million he was originally scheduled […]

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The Maurkice Pouncey Contract Freakout Is In Full Gear

It’s funny to see everybody freak out about the new five-year extension that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey received on Thursday when they don’t really know or understand the original details, of which there are few. First, Pro Football Talk reports that Pouncey’s signing bonus was $13 million. It sounds like that, along with whatever […]

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Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Agrees To Five-Year Contract Extension

According to Pro Football Talk, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has come to terms on a new five-year extension. More details to follow. Maurkice Pouncey agrees to terms on a new five-year extension with the Steelers. Details coming at PFT. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 12, 2014 According to Mike Florio, the extension is a little […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas Admits He’s Comfortable, No Longer Thinking

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas didn’t play much during the second half of his rookie season after injuring an ankle in Week 10, but the playing time he received prior to that was invaluable. “I’ve progressed a lot,” Thomas said after Wednesday’s OTA practice. “I just know the whole defense now. Last year I […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Ready To Work With Troy Polamalu

New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has already talked to his new secondary counterpart, safety Troy Polamalu, since being signed during the offseason, but he’s yet to work with him on the practice field. That figures to change next week, however, when the Steelers mandatory minicamp gets underway and Mitchell looks forward to that happening. […]

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Steelers DE Nick Williams Back Doing Individual Drills

Headline story of the day? No, but it appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get one of their rehabbing players back on the field Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reported on Twitter that Steelers second-year defensive end Nick Williams was absent from practice on Wednesday, but […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Expects To Make More Plays Like He Made Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly made an “unreal interception” during Wednesday’s OTA practice and afterwards he was asked if we can expect more plays like that in the future. “Yeah, you should be expecting some of that,” said Shazier of his leaping interception. “People try to throw across the middle, me and […]

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With Markus Wheaton Limited, Justin Brown Continues To Get More First-Team Work

With Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton apparently being limited in OTA practices with some sort of injury, fellow second-year wide receiver Justin Brown is receiving more work with the first-team offense. Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked about the progress he’s seen out of the Oklahoma product and Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds, TE Michael Palmer Still Rehabbing Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice is now underway and attendance has been taken. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace is on the absent list for a second-straight day. Rehabbing once again on Wednesday are linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) and tight end Michael Palmer (undisclosed) and it’s probably […]

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Steelers OTA Video Starring Defensive Assistant Joey Porter

Some video from the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice has now been posted by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and it features new defensive assistant Joey Porter right in the middle of the action. It’s not hard to recognize that voice of Peezy’s when attempting to draw off the defense offsides with a cadence. […]

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Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Squares Off Against DE Cameron Heyward In Wednesday Fight

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday OTA practice is now underway and apparently there’s already been a fight. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson got into it with defensive end Cameron Heyward following an interception by rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. Several players were apparently needed to pull Heyward off of the rookie. […]

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Bills LB Brandon Spikes Looks Forward To Facing Steelers In Joint Training Camp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills for two joint practices this year during training camp and there’s already one player on the opposing team that’s looking forward to it. “We’re beating up on each other all time, now we get an opportunity to see another team,” Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes said. “You get […]

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Art Rooney II Thinks Steelers Will Appear On Hard Knocks Sooner Or Later

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II was interviewed Wednesday morning at the Veritix Sports Facilities & Franchises 2014 and Ticketing Symposium that is taking place at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh and he might have dropped a hint as to whether or not his team will be the subject matter this year on […]

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Former Steelers CB Deshea Townsend, Mississippi State Release Statement Following Drug Bust

On Monday, police and the DEA seized 1,500 bricks of heroin,16 firearms, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury vehicles, Cuban cigars and a live chicken during a drug bust of a home that was listed as being owned by former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend. When the news originally broke of the […]

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Roethlisberger Likes What He’s Seen So Far Out Of Archer

While it is yet to be seen just exactly how the Pittsburgh Steelers will utilize rookie third-round draft pick Dri Archer on offense in 2014, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gave a progress report Tuesday on the Kent State product during an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “We did a lot of red zone stuff today and […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Busy Fine-Tuning His Game With The Little Stuff

A lot is expected out of guard David DeCastro in 2014. In fact, if he doesn’t make first-team All-Pro in his third season, it will be a huge disappointment. Due to most of his rookie season being wiped out by a knee injury suffered during the preseason, DeCastro’s initial development was slowed severely. Now that […]

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Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Really Likes His New Facemask

Being as he measures in at roughly six feet, 250 pounds, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is already an imposing figure even without his pads on. Thanks to his new facemask, however, he looks like a super-villain straight out of a Batman comic book. Blount is apparently very proud of his new facemask as he […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Back Practicing Again

Even though linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, there was a little bit of good news on the injury front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, fullback Will Johnson (ankle) was back practicing again on Tuesday after missing time last week due to an ankle sprain. That’s great […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Taking One Day At A Time Approach To Contract Situation

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds failed to practice again on Tuesday, but he did talk to the media afterwards With Worilds currently playing under the one-year transition tender that he signed back in March, he was asked if he’d still like to get a long-term deal done with the Steelers prior to the start […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Should Be Able To Attend Mandatory Minicamp

Due to UCLA being on the quarter system, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt wasn’t allowed to take part in any of the OTA practices. It does look like, however, that he will be able to take part in next week’s mandatory minicamp. According to the UCLA website, it appears as though all of the […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Still Slowed By Calf Problem

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Tuesday OTA practice at Heinz Field and once again, outside linebacker Jason Worilds was limited to working on the side. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports that Worilds did some running Tuesday, but did not practice. The fifth-year linebacker is reportedly still trying to overcome a calf injury […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Schedule Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their 2014 training camp schedule on Tuesday and this year the players are required to report on Friday, July 25. The first training camp practice at Saint Vincent College that will be open to the public will take place on Saturday, July 26. There will be a night practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium […]

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