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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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More Problems For Browns WR Josh Gordon

Things continue to get worse for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is currently waiting to hear if he’ll be suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a failed drug test. According to Matthew Florjancic of WKYC-TV, Gordon was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Strongsville, OH after he […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Recently Had Screws Removed From Foot

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was limited to working on the side during the first week of OTA practices and it turns out he needed a procedure done recently on his right foot. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Spaeth needed the screws removed that had been inserted last year into his […]

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Report: Steelers Worked Out Former Duquesne WR Gianni Carter

The Pittsburgh Steelers will never hesitate to juggle their 90 man roster over the course of the offseason and it’s not uncommon to hear reports of them bringing in undrafted free agents in for workouts. According to a Friday report by Bo Marchionte of College2Pro.com, former Duquesne wide receiver Gianni Carter recently worked out for the […]

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Steelers Waived Nik Embernate With Failed Physical Designation

Several of you are curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to waive guard Nik Embernate on Thursday and if he was waived injured. We now have more clarification on that move. According to the official NFL transaction release from Thursday, Embernate, who was originally signed last year as an undrafted free agent out […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller: ‘I Expect To Be Better Than Last Year’

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller might have only caught 58 passes in 2013, but being as he only played in 14 games, that’s not too shabby at all. While Miller may have seemed back to normal to many people last year after tearing up his knee late in the 2012 season, normal was something […]

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Steelers 2014 OTA Practices: Thursday Participation, Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their first week of OTA practices of the 2014 season on Thursday and very little has changed as far as the participation and attendance goes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter Thursday morning that safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and rookie running back Dri Archer […]

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Attendance Of Steelers Rookie RB Dri Archer At NFLPA Rookie Premiere Was Mandatory

We have a little more clarification now on the situation with Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer, who has been accused of blowing off the first week of OTA practices in order to attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere out in Los Angeles. According to several other reports around the internet, the rookie event must […]

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Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate, Sign T Emmanuel McCray

A lot of fans had high hopes for Pittsburgh Steelers guard Nik Embernate in 2014 after his 2013 rookie season was wiped out by a knee injury suffered in training camp, but the team decided to move on from the undrafted San Diego State product on Thursday. With Embernate being waived, the open spot on […]

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Steelers RB Dri Archer Apparently Blew Off OTA Practices For NFLPA Rookie Premier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer will apparently not practice at all this week during the first OTA session of the 2014 season. Initially it was reported that Archer, the Steelers third-round selection this year in the 2014 NFL Draft, was excused from practice with an illness, but evidently that illness didn’t prevent him […]

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Steelers Sign Fifth-Round Draft Pick, CB Shaquille Richardson

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have five of their nine draft picks under contract before June 1. On Thursday, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, the Steelers first of two fifth-round picks, signed a four-year contract. Richardson, an Arizona product, should get roughly $2.41 million over four-years and that includes a signing bonus somewhere in the neighborhood of $190,000. […]

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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Comfortable With Position Switch, Rookie Ryan Shazier

For a second season in a row, veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons is having to break in a rookie to play alongside him with first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier seemingly being fast tracked to be the 2014 opening day starter. While the Steelers first OTA session of the year is now only two days old, […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Confident He Can Adjust Quickly To Polamalu, NFL Rules

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might not be present for the first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season and there’s a good chance that he might not show up at all until the mandatory minicamp in June. However, just because Polamalu might not be on the field together with his new secondary […]

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Steelers Waive T Kaycee Ike, Claim CB Deion Belue Off Waivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few roster moves on Wednesday as one player was waived and another added off of waivers. Waived was tackle Kaycee Ike, who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama-Birmingham. Ike was waived in order to make room for cornerback Deion Belue, who was claimed off waivers […]

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Steelers Williams, Embernate Still Rehabbing Knee Injuries, Worilds Also Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field once again on Wednesday and a few of the early reports are starting to come in as it relates to who is and isn’t practicing. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter that safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor both remain absent. We […]

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