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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ‘Awfully Instructive’ During OTA Practice

So far, so good for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethliberger, who is having to deal with breaking in a few new wide receivers during the 2014 OTA practices. Due to the offseason losses of wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, Roethlisberger is currently saddled with trying to get new editions Lance Moore and Darrius […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Shaquille Richardson Wants To Play Against The Best

It will be a while before we know whether or not rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson can play at the NFL level, but so far, most all of the reports have been positive on the Arizona product. Richardson has already had the chance to cover teammate Antonio Brown during OTA practices and he enjoyed the challenge. […]

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Former Steelers CB Terry Hawthorne Already Done With CFL

Well, Canada didn’t last long for former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Terry Hawthorne. According to Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun, Hawthorne has already left the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to return to school. Hawthorne, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, had just signed with the CFL team on Sunday. […]

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Vic So’oto Is Reportedly Pushing Chris Carter During Steelers OTA Practices

Who is Vic So’oto and should we should start paying more attention to him? According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, So’oto, who was signed to a futures contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in January, appears to be putting the heat on fellow outside linebacker Chris Carter through five OTA practices. So’oto was […]

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Colin Kaepernick Contract Extension Full Of Fluff

Details of the six-year contract extension signed on Wednesday by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have now emerged and I thought I would pass them along being as so many people are concerned about how it might affect contract negotiations with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. For starters, several reports indicate that Kaepernick only […]

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Steelers TE Michael Palmer Injured During Wednesday’s Practice

In addition to recently losing fullback Will Johnson to ankle sprain, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to close out their second week of OTA practices down a tight end as well. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tight end Michael Palmer left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. If indeed Palmer is forced to sit out […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Gets Scolded For Lack Of Work Ethic

One of the knocks on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant heading into the draft was that his work ethic could be much better. Andrea Adelson of noted this in an article last April on the Clemson product. Apparently, that knock on Bryant is holding some water already at the NFL level and it […]

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49ers Reportedly Sign QB Colin Kaepernick To Six-Year Extension Worth Up To $126 Million

On Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a six-year contract extension that can be worth up to $126 million. While the exact breakdown of the deal is still a little bit fuzzy, it appears as though Kaepernick will receive roughly $61 million guaranteed as part of that deal. Being as Kaepernick as […]

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New Steelers LB Arthur Moats Still Getting First-Team Reps Ahead Of Chris Carter

How far out of favor with the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has fourth-year outside linebacker Chris Carter fallen? It appears far enough that new linebacker Arthur Moats is continuing to get reps with the first-team defense at the left outside linebacker spot with starter Jason Worilds still on the sidelines nursing a calf injury, according to a […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward On Rookie Daniel McCullers: ‘He’s Like Paul Bunyan’

It remains to be seen whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman Daniel McCullers will show enough during the offseason to warrant making the final 53 man roster out of training camp, but defensive end Cameron Heyward has weighed in with his thoughts on the 6-6, 352 pound Tennessee product. “He’s huge,” said Heyward […]

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Report: Former Packers TE Jermichael Finley Visits Steelers Team Neurosurgeon

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, free agent tight end Jermichael Finley recently visited the Pittsburgh Steelers facility to get checked over by team physician Dr. Joseph Maroon. Maroon, the Steelers team neurosurgeon, reportedly is the one who fused the Finley’s C3-C4 vertebrates together after he suffered a spinal contusion injury back in […]

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Former Steelers CB Mel Blount Arranged Tryout For New WR C.J. Goodwin

How does a small college wide receiver that only caught 11 passes for 131 yards in 2013 get signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers? It probably helps if you know somebody with a little bit of pull and that appears to be the case with former California University wide receiver C.J. Goodwin. Goodwin, who was signed […]

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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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