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Jerricho Cotchery Could Be Steal For The Steelers

Per the usual, the Steelers were not very active in signing outside free agents this year. They normally concentrate on their own free agents and add an inexpensive player here or there for depth. Today they agreed to terms with former Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and it could end up being a steal if […]

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TE Reggie Kelly Still Talking To Steelers & Denies Retirement Talk

Geoff Hobson reports on the Bengals official website that free agent tight end Reggie Kelly is still in contact with the Steelers after his visit to Latrobe a few days ago and denied a report by Gerry Dulac that he is retired. Kelly said he knows Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians well as Arians recruited […]

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Steelers RB Baron Batch Suffered Torn ACL In Left Knee

The news is exactly as we feared it would be about 6 hours ago as Mark Kaboly has the official word that rookie 7th round draft pick running back Baron Batch has suffered a torn ACL of his left knee. Batch injured the knee in the 11 on 11 portion of practice as the Steelers […]

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Steelers Unlikely To Sign A Big Name Running Back To Replace Batch

The news that rookie 7th round running back Baron Batch might have torn the ACL in his left knee today is sickening. Batch was having a great camp and was a near lock to make the 53 man roster as the 4th running back behind Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman and Mewelde Moore. While Moore was […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Fourteen Recap

Day fourteen was the type of day at Steelers training camp that we all hate to hear about as rookie sensation 7th round draft pick Baron Batch has likely torn the ACL in his left knee late in practice today. Batch reportedly got his foot caught in a seam after finishing a run. The injury […]

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Steelers Sign WR Kenneth Moore & Release WR Adam Mims

The Steelers made one transaction today as it was announced that they have signed free agent wide receiver Kenneth Moore and released wide receiver Adam Mims. Moore will wear No. 18. Moore was originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft after playing his college ball at Wake Forest. […]

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Mike Tomlin Wednesday Press Conference Talking Points Preseason Week 1

Mike Tomlin held his first official press conference of the preseason today and here are the highlights and talking points from today as the Steelers get ready to face the Redskins on Friday. Tomlin opened by saying that they are really going to take a simple approach to this game as far as the evaluation […]

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Steelers Main Concerns Can Be Traced Back To Poor 2008 & 2009 Drafts

The Steelers formula for success for many years has been simple. Draft well, re-sign quality free agents and add a low profile free agent or two during free agency for extra depth. That very formula has resulted in 3 Super Bowl appearances over the last 6 seasons with 2 of those appearances ending with the […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Thirteen Recap

Day 13 of Steelers training camp is in the books and here is your daily recap of the days news and practice report. It was reported last night that free agent tight end Reggie Kelly was visiting Latrobe today, but Kelly has left without a contact according to Gerry Dulac on Twitter. Dulac also reported […]

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Kemoeatu Dealing With Arthritis & Bone Fragments In Knee

Scott Brown reported on Twitter today that Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu could be activated off the active PUP list as early as next week as he continues to rehab his knee. Brown reports that Kemoeatu has been dealing with some arthritis and bone fragments that causes swelling and it was so bad in July, […]

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Kevin Colbert Discusses Wide Receiver & Cornerback Depth

Tim Benz of 105 The X had Steelers Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert on for an interview this morning to discuss several current Steelers topics. Mid way through the interview Benz asked Colbert about the recent interest in free agent wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Jerricho Cotchery and if the interest in those two […]

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Report: Emmanuel Sanders To Return To Practice On Monday

Gerry Dulac is reporting this morning via Twitter that second-year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is scheduled to return to practice Monday. If indeed this is the case, it would be two weeks after he underwent a minor surgical procedure on his left foot to help speed up the healing of his surgery from this past […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Twelve Recap

Day 12 of Steelers training camp started with a transaction as it was announced that defensive end Ty Boyle had been released and defensive end Jarrett Crittenton was claimed off waivers from Seattle to take his spot on the roster. Boyle is the nephew of Penguins CEO and President David Morehouse and the Steelers might […]

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Free Agent TE Reggie Kelly To Visit Steelers Tuesday

Mike Prisuta is reporting via Twitter that free agent tight end Reggie Kelly is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Tuesday. Kelly was originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played his first four seasons in Atlanta before signing with the Bengals as an unrestricted free agent […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Woodley, Cotchery, Oline & Extensions Episode

Season 2, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I really cover a lot in this very fast paced episode. We start with the new LaMarr Woodley contract and then go into the recent visit of free agent receiver Jerricho Cotchery and how he left town without a contract. It […]

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2011 NFL Over/Under Win Totals Released With Steelers Line Set At 10.5

The betting site Bodog released their over/under win totals for all 32 NFL teams in 2011 earlier today. The Steelers are set at an over/under 10.5 wins. The Ravens number is set at the same. The Browns are next in the AFC North with a 6.5 number and the Bengals bring up the rear in […]

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Colbert Still Does Not Rule Out Possible Return Of Starks, Adams Or Randle El

Steelers Director of Football Operation Kevin Colbert joined Ken Laird and John Steigerwald for an afternoon interview on Trib Live Radio to discuss several things, including the possibility of the Steelers bringing back recently released veterans Max Starks, Flozell Adams and Antwaan Randle El. Colbert admitted that they were tough cuts to make, but again […]

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Cotchery Leaves Latrobe Monday Without A Contract

Free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery visited with the Steelers once again this morning after arriving in Latrobe on Sunday and has left without a contract according to Ed Bouchette on Twitter. The Steelers are one of many teams that reportedly have interest in Cotchery following his release from the Jets last week. The Steelers […]

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Pouncey To Return To Practice Today & Should Play Friday

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey talked to the media today in-between practices today and he was asked about his injured ankle that has prevented him from practicing on Friday and Saturday. Pouncey said the injury was to his left ankle, the same one that prevented him from playing in the Super Bowl against the Packers, but […]

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Hines Ward To Be Removed From PUP Today

Steelers Digest is reporting via Twitter this morning that wide receiver Hines Ward has passed his physical and will return to practice today. Ward has been on the active PUP List since the start of training camp as he recovers from his offseason thumb surgery. He put off the surgery this offseason so he could […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Eleven Recap

Not much to talk about on day 11 of Steelers training camp as the players had off on Sunday and will resume practice tomorrow. Late last night an article surfaced about the short free agency period that Willie Colon went through and how his agent thought he might be a fit for the Bears even […]

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Steelers Concerns About Emmanuel Sanders Feet Are Obvious

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Steelers have big concerns right now about the feet of second year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders broke his right foot in the team’s loss to Green Bay in the Super Bowl and then had another surgery on his left foot in the […]

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Steelers Rookie T Marcus Gilbert Likely To Practice On Monday

Sunday is an off day for the Steelers, but it appears they will be getting at least one of their sidelined rookies back at practice when they resume practicing on Monday. Second-round tackle Marcus Gilbert tweeted this afternoon, “Cant wait to get out to practice tomorrow! #legggooo,” and that can only mean he has been […]

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Agent For Willie Colon Even Thinks He Would Be A Pro Bowl Guard

I hate to beat a dead horse. OK, who am I kidding, I love beating dead horses, especially when it proves my point. A great story by Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News just hit the wire tonight and it details the behind-the-scenes-look on how Steelers unrestricted free agent tackle Willie Colon landed […]

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Ramon Foster Suffered Very Mild Concussion & Should Return Soon

Just heard from Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster and he let me know he suffered a very mild concussion today in practice and he should be able to return early next week. Foster was one of three players injured today as left tackle Jonathan Scott and wide receiver Limas Sweed were also dinged up. Scott […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Ten Recap

Day ten of Steelers training camp is in the books and if you missed the day nine recap of the Friday Night Lights session you can read it here. Steelers.com also has some video up now from the Friday night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. Pat Kirwan And Tim Ryan of Sirius NFL Radio were […]

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