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Training Camp Diary: Day Seventeen

Welcome to Day Seventeen. Tomorrow the last one. We’ll save the tears for then, ok? Your daily report. – Injury roundup. C.J. Goodwin (unknown), David Nelson (left shoulder), Josh Harris (foot), Vince Williams (hamstring), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Cortez Allen (unknown), and Cameron Clear (right knee) were all out with injuries….


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Report: Steelers WR David Nelson To Have MRI On Shoulder This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver David Nelson hasn’t been with the team long and it looks like he won’t be on the field Sunday afternoon when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field. Nelson, who injured his shoulder during his first practice with the team after being…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp: Mike Tomlin Recaps Day 17 Thursday Practice

There is only one day of training camp left for the Pittsburgh Steelers now that their Thursday practice is in the books and head coach Mike Tomlin met with the media again at the conclusion of the session. “Good work day today,” said Tomlin. “Working off of cards in preparation…


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2015 Steelers Training Camp: Live Updates From Day 17 – Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers 17th of 18 training camp practices will get underway shortly at Saint Vincent College and the team will leave Latrobe after the Friday session. As usual, we will live blog all of news, notes and nuggets from Twitter for you throughout Thursday and that will be followed up…


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Kevin Colbert Expects WR Antonio Brown To Honor His Current Contract

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown can forget about having his contract redone this offseason and according to what general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday during an interview on Trib Live Radio, he and his agent Drew Rosenhaus can probably forget about trying again next offseason. “Antonio Brown is under…


Colbert Explains Three Quarterback Philosophy, Jones Improvement

The Pittsburgh Steelers have three more preseason games left before they’ll have to finalize their 53 man roster for 2015 and if you think this might finally be the year that they decide to only go with two quarterbacks instead of three, you might better move on from that notion….


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Healthy Again, Ross Ventrone Can Make One Last Push For Steelers Roster

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ross Ventrone was finally able to return to the practice fields at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Wednesday after missing the last several weeks with a lower leg injury and if things go well over the course of the next few days, the Villanova product should…


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ESPN NFL Analyst Louis Riddick Not Impressed So Far By Rookie LB Bud Dupree

After his NFL career as a safety was over, current ESPN football analyst Louis Riddick worked as a scout and director of pro personnel with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. In other words, he’s more than qualified when it comes to evaluating players currently in the league. A few…


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Kevin Fogg Not Being Outdone By Competition

In spite of much hand-wringing—justified, I might add—during the offseason about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ lack of action to bolster their secondary, the team does seem to have managed to assemble a pretty solid group of cornerbacks that will more than justify carrying six on the 53-man roster. That is a…


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Jesse James Knuckled Up In Second Preseason Game

By all accounts, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Jesse James had a debut performance to forget last Sunday during the Hall of Fame game. While bearing a heavy heart and clouded mind due to the very recent death of a close friend, his on-field performance suffered significantly, flagged for two…


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Alejandro Villanueva Making Himself Eligible For Different Hats

While trying not the oversell its significance, it was no doubt interesting to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers used first-year tackle Alejandro Villanueva as an eligible receiver during practice yesterday, and actually threw him a pass. Of course, it is worth pointing out at this time that Ben Roethlisberger actually…


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Bud Dupree Has An Opportunity To Harness Pressure To Grow

I don’t know what got to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree yesterday, or if it could even be pinpointed to just one thing, but something certainly set him off in practice yesterday over a period of several minutes in a situation that only resolved itself with head coach…


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Numbers Game Always Had Jordan Zumwalt On Outside Looking In

Yesterday came the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers waived second-year linebacker Jordan Zumwalt with an injury, claiming linebacker L.J. Fort off waivers after he was released by the Patriots. In spite of the fact that, barring injuries, Zumwalt really had minimal chance to actually make the roster, the move was…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 16

Welcome to Fight Club, otherwise known as Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Practice #16 of 18, where the players have gone stir-crazy and cabin fever is looming over the team heading into their final two practices. Today was absolutely the wildest, weirdest day of camp with a lot of short tempers…