Report: Steelers DT Javon Hargrave Left Monday’s Practice With Apparent Knee Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had one of their draft picks go down injured during the team’s Monday practice and it was defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Hargrave, this year’s third round draft pick out of South Carolina State, left practice with an apparent…


Steelers Name Team Captains For 2016 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers named their team captains for the 2016 season on Monday and none of this year’s choices should come as a surprise. As you would expect, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was chosen to be the Steelers offensive captain once again and this marks the eighth time that has happened in…


New Steelers CB Justin Gilbert Passes Physical; Expected To Practice On Monday

After acquiring cornerback Justin Gilbert in a Saturday trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now given the former first-round draft pick his physical and he reportedly passed it. Gilbert is also expected to practice with the team on Monday as the team starts to prepare for the…



The Doctor Is In: Dupree’s Groin Giving Steelers’ Fans Headaches

You could argue that the Pittsburgh Steelers are nearly in mid-season form in the injury department.  Yesterday, the Twitterverse was buzzing with news that linebacker Bud Dupree would be starting his second season a little late. Turns out that nagging groin injury that kept him out of all 4 preseason…


4WR Sets Should Be Viable Solution For Early Short-Handed Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran 235 plays of offense during the preseason, penalty non-plays included. On not a single one of them did they line up with four wide receivers on the field. And yet I would expect that we will see some of that, perhaps even somewhat significantly, this season,…


Hargrave Jumps McCullers, Becomes Starting NT On Depth Chart

Just as all the signs pointed to in the team’s preseason finale, Javon Hargrave has officially jumped Daniel McCullers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth chart.  Hargrave started against the Carolina Panthers and saw roughly a half of action. It was McCullers who handled mop up duty, playing as late as…


Steelers Film Room: L.J. Fort Vs Panthers

The back end of the inside linebacker depth chart has been—as it often is, quite honestly—arguably the most contentious part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp and preseason slate. The only ‘newcomer’ that seemed assured of a spot was L.J. Fort, who was with the team last year and ran…


Loss Of Dupree Threatens Defense’s Success

James Harrison. Arthur Moats. Jarvis Jones. Good football players. Good people. Internally, a trio the Pittsburgh Steelers have confidence in. But none have the chance of reaching the heights Bud Dupree was supposed to take this season. And for this defense, that is a big problem. Dupree was the only…


Steelers Vs Panthers: Game Notes

Quick game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-6 preseason finale loss to the Carolina Panthers. Keeping it short because I’m sure the interest level in this is relatively low. First Half – Kick coverage unit: Doran Grant-Al-Hajj Shabazz-Daryl Richardson-Steven Johnson-Xavier Grimble-Chris Boswell-Jermauria Rasco-Travis Feeney-Sean Davis-Donald Washington-Cobi Hamilton. – Punt return…


Senquez Golson On 53-Man Roster Should Have Psychological Benefits

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled a surprise move on cut down day when they traded for former Browns first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert. But not even that was appropriate preparation for the surprise of yesterday’s move to place second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve. Dupree is scheduled to…


Door Swings Open For Anthony Chickillo On Defense

The implications that stem from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ placing second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree are many. The team was counting upon the former first-round pick to develop into a highly productive pass-rusher off the edge, a presence that they have lacked for about the past five years or so….


Browns Wipe Slate Clean Of Past First-Round Busts

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Cleveland Browns have traded not one, but two fairly recent top-10 draft picks for late-round draft picks in exchange. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers happened to get one of them a couple of days back when they forfeited a 2018 sixth-round…


2016 South Side Questions: Is Roosevelt Nix Healthy?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Steelers Vs Panthers Missed Tackles Report

Much like I did last week for the New Orleans Saints game, I tracked the missed tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelersin the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday. Against the Saints, Steelers defenders missed 14 tackles by my count. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, it didn’t get much better…