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Steelers Ramping Up Work On No-Huddle Offense On Wednesday

With have a some no-huddle offense sightings to pass along. According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked a little bit Tuesday on their no-huddle offense and they were back at again on Wednesday. Steelers toyed with no-huddle Tue., cranked it up today at OTAs. Lance Moore: "The 1s stayed in the […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Sidelined With Ankle Sprain

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now down a fullback for the rest of this week. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider on Twitter, Will Johnson is currently in a walking boot after leaving practice Tuesday with an ankle sprain. Johnson claims that he will be back next week, so that’s a positive sign. Johnson […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Has His Eyes On CB Antwon Blake

During the 2014 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and defensive backs coach CarnellLake both made it a point to mention the name of third-year cornerback Antwon Blake when talking about depth in the secondary. On Tuesday during practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let the former undrafted free agent know that he’s […]

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Steelers Sign WR C.J. Goodwin, Waive WR Jasper Collins

On Tuesday, we passed along a report that the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to sign California University wide receiver C.J. Goodwin to their roster and now that transaction has been made official. As part of that report, I speculated that if Goodwin was ultimately signed that it could possibly come at the expense of undrafted […]

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Steelers Second-Year WR Markus Wheaton Looking ‘Fast And Sure-Handed’ Early On

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton might have a disfigured pinkie finger on his right hand, but it sounds like there’s nothing wrong with his legs. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wheaton is “looking fast and sure-handed” in OTA practices thus far as the offense spending a good deal of time working on their […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says Contract Talks Not Currently On His Mind

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has seemingly recovered from the knee injury that he suffered last year in the season-opener and now the former first-round draft pick enters the final year of his rookie contract not knowing whether or not he’ll get an extension worked out prior to the start of the 2014 regular season. […]

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Steelers Outside-Zone Runs In 2014 Won’t Include Cut Blocks

A failed cut block by Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro in the season-opener last year put center Maurkice Pouncey out for the season with a knee injury. On Tuesday, Pouncey revealed that the outside-zone runs used this season will not include those types of blocks. “That was the last time we ran that play,” […]

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Report: Steelers QB Landry Jones To Wear Glove On Throwing Hand

When Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones hits the field later this summer during the preseason games, we can probably expect to see him wearing a glove on his throwing hand. According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Landry, who was drafted in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma […]

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Steelers DE Nick Williams Doesn’t Appear To Be Close To Practicing Fully

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end Nick Williams is still unable to practice and by the sound of things, he’s not going to be able to fully practice until the start of training camp at the earliest. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Williams, the Steelers seventh-round draft pick in 2013 out of Samford, is still recovering from the “extensive” surgery that […]

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Ignorant Patriots Fan Gets Response From Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

Stay classy New England Patriots fans. It takes all kinds of people in this world and apparently new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has lost a fan after moving on from the Patriots during the offseason. As you can see by Blount’s tweet below, there is at least one ignorant Patriots fan out there. […]

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Steelers Rookie Dri Archer Packed His Playbook For Trip To Los Angeles

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver/running back Dri Archer was present Tuesday for the start of the second week of OTA practices and while the third-round draft pick was forced to miss last week due to him being selected to take part in the NFLPA Rookie Premier event in Los Angeles, he still managed to pack […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Looks Forward To Jesus Polamalu Playing Safety In 2014

While veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor managed to finally arrive for OTA practices on Tuesday, safety Troy Polamalu remains absent as he’s continuing to train back home in California. Taylor was asked about his longtime teammates absence on Tuesday and he predictably said he’s not worried one bit about Polamalu being away. “He’s probably […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Doesn’t Want Players On The Ground During OTA Practices

After Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was lost for the entire 2014 season last week to a knee injury suffered during an OTA practice, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin apparently took notice. The following day, Tomlin reportedly took time out to address his team about how they should be practicing with the hopes that […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says Defense Is ‘Super-Duper Fast’

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor missed the first week of OTA practices, but he was present on Tuesday for the start of the week number two. Taylor said that he was finishing up his training last week in Florida with trainer Tom Shaw and he talked about what he focused on this offseason during his […]

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Report: Steelers To Sign California University WR CJ Goodwin

According to a Tuesday report on Twitter by WKKX Radio in Wheeling, WV, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be signing California University undrafted free agent wide receiver CJ Goodwin. #Confirmed CJ Goodwin is a Pittsburgh Steeler @linslyschool — AM1600 WKKX (@WKKX) June 3, 2014 Goodwin caught 11 passes for 131 yards and one touchdown in 2013. […]

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Steelers LB Vic So’oto, G Will Simmons Reportedly Fight On Tuesday

Fight, fight, fight. We apparently have our first fight of the 2014 offseason as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that linebacker Vic So’oto and guard Will Simmons squared off Tuesday during practice. Nice OTA fight between LB Vic So'oto and OG Will Simmons today. — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 3, 2014 Vic […]

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Report: Steelers CB Ike Taylor, RB/WR Dri Archer Present For Second Week Of OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers second round of OTA practices are now underway and some early participation reports are now starting to surface. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports on Tuesday that veteran cornerback Ike Taylor is now in attendance after missing the first set of practices last week. Brown says that Taylor missed last week because he […]

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Report: Steelers Interested In Re-signing Veteran DE Brett Keisel

Will the 2014 opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers have to “Fear the Beard” for one more year? According to a Monday report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are interested in re-signing veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a one-year, qualifying contract. If indeed Keisel were to accept such a deal to […]

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Saints Waive Former Steelers G Mike Golic Jr.

It looks like the tough times are continuing for guard Mike Golic Jr. as he was waived Monday by the New Orleans Saints. Golic, who signed less than a month ago with the Saints, originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers last April. He is the son of former NFL […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Pushed Himself To The Breaking Point During Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has always been a workout warrior during the offseason and it shows every year when he arrives at training camp. Taylor, who has worked out in Florida with renown trainer Tom Shaw for several years now, recently admitted recently that he pushed himself even harder this offseason. “I am […]

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Will Allen Still Ahead Of Shamarko Thomas On Steelers Depth Chart

On Sunday, I wrote about how Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas might find it tough to see the field in 2014 as much as he did as a rookie and according to a Monday report by Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Syracuse product still has some climbing up the depth chart to […]

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Former Steelers CB Terry Hawthorne Signed By Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Last year at this same time, cornerback Terry Hawthorne, the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, was sidelined for OTA practices after having bone chips removed from one of his knees. Hawthorne, who was eventually waived before the start of the 2013 season, signed Saturday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the […]

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Mike Munchak On Outside-Zone Scheme: ‘It’ll Be A Part Of Our Offense’

We’re bound to see more outside-zone run this season by the Pittsburgh Steelers with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in town and the only thing left to be determined is just how much it will be used. “It’ll be a part of our offense,” said Munckak in a recent interview with Steelers.com. “It’ll […]

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Steelers WR Derek Moye Not Concerned About Offseason Additions

It’s certainly unfair to define the career of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye by one dropped pass in the end zone last season against the Baltimore Ravens, but several people certainly will. Unfortunately for him, it was the last pass thrown his direction in 2013. Many people probably forget that Moye made a spectacular […]

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G Nik Embernate Reportedly ‘Gone Now’ After Clearing Waivers On Friday

Guard Nik Embernate cleared waivers on Friday after being waived Thursday with a failed physical designation and it looks like he will not be reverting back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured list, either. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, Embernate is “gone now.” The Steelers apparently aren’t required to reach an injury settlement with […]

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