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Jerricho Cotchery\’s Value For Young Steelers Receivers Not Easy To Quantify

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we talked about the ever-insightful Jason La Canfora and his analysis that the existence of Jerricho Cotchery as the third receiver on the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers amounts to a ‘surplus’ at the position, which would afford the team the luxury of trading away that surplus in […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Terry Hawthorne Still Limping

Slowly but surely, the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks are returning to the field one by one. Monday night against the Washington Redskins, third-year cornerback Curtis Brown figures to make his preseason debut, but it\’s looking like rookie Terry Hawthorne might come down to a game-time decision. Hawthorne, the Steelers fifth-round draft pick back in April, was […]

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William Gay Predicts Ten Interceptions For The Steelers Cornerbacks In 2013

According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay predicts the cornerbacks can register ten interceptions in 2013. Being that Gay, Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen have all combined to intercept 26 passes in 18 combined years played, that\’s quite a lofty goal. In fact, the last time Steelers cornerbacks combined […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Fined $15,750 For Hit On Giants QB David Carr

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds was flagged twice last Saturday night in a matter of three plays during the preseason opener against the New York Giants and according to Tom Pelissero of the USA Today, the fourth-year linebacker has been fined $15,750 for one of those penalties. With :26 left to go in the first […]

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Mike Tomlin Warns Against Reading Too Much Into Recent Depth Chart Changes

The Pittsburgh Steelers shook up their depth charter earlier in the week in preparation for their second preseason game this coming Monday night against the Washington Redskins and while the temptation is there to read things into the several changes, head coach Mike Tomlin said Saturday during his press conference that we shouldn\’t. “We are […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Ready To Commit To Bell Or Redman Playing Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers put the wraps on their 48th annual training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Saturday with a practice in helmet and shorts. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell participated for a second straight day. Being that both Bell and Isaac Redman, who suffered […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Clark Thinks Wheaton Is Already Better Than Wallace At Everything But Speed

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has never been shy about speaking his mind and in a recent interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV, Clark let his thoughts be known about the loss wide receiver Mike Wallace during the offseason and the addition of third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton. “Markus Wheaton is better than Michael Wallace […]

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Despite Progress, Steelers CB Cortez Allen Still Unsure If He\’ll Play In Preseason

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the practice field Friday in a very limited capacity as he took part in non-contact coverage drills. On Saturday, Allen updated his status as he continues to recover from the minor knee surgery he had just over two weeks ago. “Yeah, I feel good,” said Allen. “The rehab […]

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Stephens-Howling And Wheaton To Gets Looks As Return Men Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met with the media prior to the team taking the field for their final practice at Saint Vincent College, and he said running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton will both get looks as return men Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington […]

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Bouchette Says Steelers Only Look “Okay”

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette has been covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for quite a while, and his insight into the team, much of the time, is prophetic. His coverage of the Steelers is objective, though he does have a tendency to see the glass as half empty. Every year, prior to the first game of […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Mike Adams Versus Giants

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of all 31 plays from Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Mike Adams Saturday versus the New York Giants. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Outside zone to the right. Doubles the DT with Ramon Foster. – 2nd and 5, 14:17. Inside run […]

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Learning Curve For Jarvis Jones Points To Sidelines And Sub-Packages In Year One

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not draft Jarvis Jones in the first round just to have him sit on the bench all season as a 24-year old rookie. Just ask any one of the several local or national media outlets that have striven to magnify the supposed ‘battle’ between Jones and incumbent Jason […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Landry Jones Needs To Learn How To Anticipate Opportunities

Judging by the various media reports during training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Landry Jones hasn\’t necessarily set the trees on fire at Saint Vincent College. In his NFL debut, last Saturday night against the New York Giants, Jones didn\’t spark any kindling either as he was 5-of-9 passing for 48 yards with a botched […]

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A Look At The Inside Linebacker Battle After One Preseason Game

By Matthew Marczi Inside linebacker depth has been a concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers since the release of James Farrior, which moved Larry Foote back into the starting lineup after serving two years as the team’s  primary backup at the position. The Steelers addressed the issue in the 2012 NFL Draft when they drafted Sean […]

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Steelers Will Use Johnson

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media during the 2013 NFL Combine, my ears perked up when he talked about fullback Will Johnson, who made the team last year as an undrafted free agent. “We signed Will out of the West Virginia pro day last year as a free agent, a […]

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Pound FF – Week 2: Mock Fantasy GM

By Matt Sabuda – Guest Contributor If you\’re among the Steeler fans who thinks you can predict who will make the most of their opportunities on #PittPreseasonGM at www.poundff.com, here\’s some week two analysis and predictions to help guide your fantasy front office. QB – Bruce Gradkowski – By far the safest choice as Ben […]

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Steelers Friday Training Camp Practice Notes

By Alex Kozora Some notes from what I saw Friday at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp today. Tomorrow is the team’s last day at Saint Vincent College. – In warmups before practice officially got underway, Shaun Suisham was good from 47 and ½ and from 54. – Isaac Redman did not hit the field until roughly […]

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Le\’Veon Bell And Isaac Redman Both Limited On Friday

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le\’Veon Bell (knee) and Isaac Redman (stinger) were both able to practice Friday after both were forced out of practice Thursday with minor injuries. Despite their return to the field, both were limited according to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice. “On the injury front, the two guys that went down […]

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Steelers Waive RB Curtis McNeal From Injured Reserve With Settlement

According to the official NFL transactions posted on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived undrafted running back Curtis McNeal from injured reserve with an injury settlement. McNeal had been waived injured over a week ago with an undisclosed injury and reverted back to the Steelers injured reserve list after clearing waivers. McNeal had been originally […]

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Report: Fast Healing Le\’Veon Bell Back Practicing Friday

So much for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell being sidelined long as Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer is now reporting that the running back is practicing Friday. Levein Bell is practicing today #steelers — Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) August 16, 2013 We will have to wait and see just how much the rookie participates […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Meaningless First Team Offense Personnel Groupings & Stats

Analyzing stats from preseason games is a ludicrous thing to do, but being as I specialize in the ludicrous, below is a look at the personnel groupings the Pittsburgh Steelers starting offense used in their preseason opener against the New York Giants. Of the 18 non penalty plays that the offense ran Saturday night, eight […]

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Steelers Waive K Danny Hrapmann; Sign RB Jeremy Wright

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham booted a 60-yard field goal a few days ago in practice and on Friday his competition was booted out of Latrobe as Danny Hrapmann was waived so that the team could sign another running back. Replacing Hrapmann on the 90 man roster will be Jeremy Wright, who was originally signed […]

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Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Claims He\’s Fine After Aggravating Knee Bruise

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn\’t have a medical degree, but that doesn\’t prevent him from commenting on the status of injured players. Roethlisberger said Friday morning that from what he\’s heard, the knee injury suffered by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Thursday during practice isn\’t bad. Roethlisberger said from what he's heard LeVeon Bell […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Could Be Close To Returning To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Cortez Allen could be close to returning to action. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer reports Friday on Twitter that Allen is no longer wearing anything on the knee that needed minor surgery exactly two weeks ago. Cortez Allen no longer wearing anything on knee. Close to return. #steelers — Dale […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Still Tight After First Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers punting battle figures to last throughout the entire preseason as veteran Brian Moorman is attempting to unseat the second-year Drew Butler. Following the first preseason game Saturday evening against the New York Giants, it\’s still too early to tell who is ahead of who. Butler punted three times in the game for […]

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