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Concerns Growing That Injury Suffered By Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Might Be Serious

The Pittsburgh Steelers added not only one tight end on Thursday to their roster, but two and thus concerns are growing that the injury suffered Wednesday by tight end Matt Spaeth might be serious. While the addition of Nathan Overbay, a virtual unknown undrafted free agent, earlier in the day really didn\’t warrant running for […]

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Baron Batch Must Convince Steelers To Carry 5 Backs

By Matthew Marczi For quite a while, I had been holding out hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers would carry five running backs in addition to fullback Will Johnson. My hope was contingent upon the theory that fourth-year back Jonathan Dwyer would be the odd man out should the team only carry four backs because he […]

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Two Weeks Of Steelers Training Camp And Eight Players Added Since It Started

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp at the end of July, eight players have been added to the roster. Here is a recap of the seven that remain. D\’Anthony Batiste – Batiste was signed as a free agent after guard Nik Embernate was lost for the season with his knee injury. Last year with […]

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Three Steelers Wide Receivers Left To Compete For Receiver Spot With Burress Out

Now that the reports have surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress could be out for the season with a torn rotator cuff, the race for the fifth wide receiver spot on the 53 man roster will likely come down to three young players unless another veteran is signed. Here is a look […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Fourteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at again on Thursday and below is a recap of all the main nuggets from around the world wide interwebs. Unfortunately, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress tops the news as he reportedly tore his rotator cuff during practice. If it ends his season, Justin Brown, Derek Moye and David Gilreath […]

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Report: Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Suffered A Torn Rotator Cuff

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress suffered a torn right rotator cuff Thursday during practice and it could sideline for the season. Burress, who reportedly had his arm in a sling after practice, landed on his shoulder after failing to come down with a ball that was contested by […]

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Steelers Claim TE Michael Palmer Off Waivers From Seahawks; Waive TE John Rabe

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made yet another roster move on Thursday as the official NFL transaction release shows they have claimed tight end Michael Palmer off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks and waived tight end John Rabe to make room for him on the 90 man roster. Palmer was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons […]

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Mike Tomlin Says All Of His Tight Ends Are Duel Position Flexible

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New York Giants Saturday in their preseason opener at Heinz Field, it will mark the eighth preseason game that tight end Jamie McCoy has played in with the organization. Being as Heath Miller, David Johnson and Matt Spaeth will all be sidelined for the game, McCoy figures to see […]

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Report: T Guy Whimper Carted Off Field Thursday With Unspecified Injury

According to Bob Labriola on the Thursday edition of Steelers Live, right tackle Guy Whimper was carted off the practice field today with an unspecified injury. Labriola said he didn\’t know for sure, but thinks Whimper just may have just been overheated being as it has been so hot and humid the last several days. […]

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Report: Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Carted Off Thursday With Arm Injury

According to several media reports, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday with an injured shoulder or elbow. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports that Burress went up for a ball against cornerback Ryan Steed and safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith and fell on his arm after being out jumped. Head […]

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Defensive Ends Cameron Heyward And Nick Williams Reportedly Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already started their Thursday training camp practice as they continue to prepare to take on the New York Giants Saturday night in their 2013 preseason opener. Not practicing on Thursday are the usual suspects as cornerbacks Cortez Allen (knee), Terry Hawthorne (knee), DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and Curtis Brown (ankle) remain […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell To Get Work With Starters Against The Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell has had a solid first training camp so far as he attempts to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener since Tim Worley in 1989. Head coach Mike Tomlin has certainly not been blind to Bell\’s efforts thus far and he said Thursday during his […]

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Steelers Sign Free Agent TE Nathan Overbay; Waive T Mike Farrell

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently short healthy tight ends on their 90 man roster, they were forced to make a roster move on Thursday. Burt Lauten reports on Twitter that the team signed free agent tight end Nathan Overbay and waived tackle Mike Farrell on Thursday. Overbay, the nephew of former Pittsburgh Pirates […]

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Steelers To Feature Young Returners Saturday Night Against The Giants

When the latest Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart was released this past week, it still showed Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders being listed as the top punt and kick returners respectively. While that certainly wasn\’t a surprise, you would have to think head coach Mike Tomlin would like to have someone else step up during the […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Switching Mike Adams To Left Tackle Has Produced Positive Results

Last Friday, the decision was made by the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff to flip the tackles as Mike Adams was flipped over to the left side where he replaced Marcus Gilbert, who moved over to the right. Since that move was made the two haven\’t flipped back and head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Thursday […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Back In Pittsburgh Having Injury Evaluated

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Thursday to update the condition of tight end Matt Spaeth, who reportedly injured a foot Wednesday during drills. “He\’s being evaluated in Pittsburgh as we speak, along with a couple of other guys,” said Tomlin. “So I should have that information a little later on this afternoon.” […]

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Mike Tomlin Intends To Play Starters 10-12 Plays Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked to the media Thursday morning to talk about the upcoming preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants. Tomlin first announced his intentions as to how long the starters might play. “All the healthy bodies will participate in the game,” Tomlin said. “We anticipate playing our first […]

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Undersized Victorian Looking To Raise His Stature On Steelers Depth Chart

By Matthew Marczi Josh Victorian entered this edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp likely still on the roster bubble; however, with the recent injuries to Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown, DeMarcus Van Dyke, and Terry Hawthorne, the young cornerback has been given the opportunity to garner some much-needed experience, playing the slot with the ones […]

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Rookie WR Justin Brown Willing To Do Anything In Order To Make Steelers Roster

There are still nearly two weeks of training camp practices and four preseason games that need to be played until the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to trim their roster down to 53 players, but rookie wide receiver Justin Brown will more than likely make the decision to cut him a tough one. Brown, one of […]

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Steelers Offense Should Establish A Role For Plaxico Burress

By Matthew Marczi In the weeks leading up to the start of the free agency period earlier this year, there was growing concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver depth, given the imminent departure of speedster Mike Wallace and the fact that just two wideouts were under contract. The Steelers attempted to remedy that by […]

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Mike Tomlin Wants To See If His Young Players Wear Failure Against The Giants

Mike Tomlin most certainly won\’t be the last head coach the Pittsburgh Steelers have as one day his time in the Steel City will come to end. When that day finally does come, you can rest assured there won\’t be another one like him. Tomlin, whose post training camp practice sessions with the media very […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Thirteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers resumed training camp practices on Wednesday following their day off Tuesday and below is your nightly recap of all the nuggets floating around on the web as day thirteen is now in the books. The Steelers made a few roster moves early on Wednesday as running back Curtis McNeal and defensive end […]

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Steelers Troy Polamalu Uncontused On Wednesday; Jason Worilds Less Than Ideal

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers get running backs Le\’Veon Bell and LaRod Stephens-Howling back on the practice field Wednesday, but safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Jason Worilds also returned to action as well. Polamalu, who Bob Labriola said looked good at the end of Wednesday\’s practice, had been sidelined for a few days prior […]

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Young Tight Ends Figure To Get A Lot Of Playing Time Against The Giants

Not only are the Pittsburgh Steelers currently banged up at the cornerback position, they also are short a few tight ends as well due to injuries. While the foot injury suffered on Wednesday during practice by Matt Spaeth is not expected to be serious, it could prevent him from playing in the preseason opener Saturday […]

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Giants Starters Might Play A Quarter Against The Steelers Saturday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their first preseason game of the 2013 season Saturday night against the New York Giants and while we don\’t know yet how long head coach Mike Tomlin will play his starters, his good friend Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that his starters might play the first quarter. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com, […]

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SacMan Jones Is Turning Into BatMan Jones At Steelers Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones uses the handle @SacManJones_29 on Twitter which is certainly a reference to all of the sacks he had during his career at Georgia. Judging by the reports coming out of Latrobe the last few weeks, Jones might could get away with using BatManJones_29 as his handle as well. According […]

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