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Steelers Seem Likely To Stash WRs On Practice Squad Again

It’s quite rare for the Pittsburgh Steelers, even as they increasingly turn to the air to find their production on the offensive side of the ball, to go into a season with six wide receivers on the roster, but that is just what they did last offseason as they looked…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Fullback

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house…


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Steelers Best In NFL In Two-Point Conversions Since 2001

Now that the league owners have voted to move back kicking extra point attempts 13 yards starting this upcoming season, several are wondering if we might see a slight increase in two-point tries as a result. While that’s yet to be seen, you might be interested to know that the…


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Comparing Mike Mitchell’s 2013 Season To 2014

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something that’s not very common for the Rooney family, and that’s dip their toes into the free agent pool, when they signed safety Mike Mitchell to a 5-year/$25 million deal. On paper, the signing looked good, as it added an instant replacement for vacated…


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Steelers Have The Best Uniforms Per ESPN Guru

According to ESPN uniform guru Paul Lukas, who also runs the site uni-watch.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the league’s best uniform. While Lukas’ reasoning and rankings are very subjective, I’m not going to argue with him. You can hear his reasoning as to why he had the Steelers ranked first…


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WR L’Damian Washington Added To Steelers IR After Clearing Waivers

Following him being waived injured Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver L’Damian Washington, has reverted back to the teams injured reserve list after going unclaimed. Washington, who originally signed a futures contract with the Steelers this past January, was waived Monday so that the team could claim wide receiver…


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Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing…


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Video: Pirates Pay Tribute To Troy Polamalu During Wednesday Night Game

If you missed the Pittsburgh Pirates paying tribute Wednesday night to recently retired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during their game against the Minnesota Twins, you can watch the ROOT Sports coverage of it below. As you can see, Polamalu was in a private suite that belonged to Thomas Tull where…


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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though…


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Ike Taylor Has High Expectations For Jarvis Jones In 2015

2014 certainly didn’t go as planned for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones as the former first-round draft pick out of Georgia missed nine games due to a broken wrist that he suffered midway through the third game of the season. Even though he failed to bounce back thoroughly from that…


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Steelers Veteran Reserve/Future Signings Looking To Restart Their Careers

When NFL teams announce their Reserve/Future signings in January, it is met with very little fanfare, and rightfully so, of course, considering the abysmal rate of success that these players find in making an NFL roster. Teams use Reserve/Future signings largely to fill up their offseason rosters so that they…


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Rooney Rule Still Evolving To Improve League Hires

Yesterday, I talked about the Rooney Rule a bit and how it came to be 12 years ago, noting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ role in implementing it and in their track record for employing minority coaches. In addition to head coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers coaching staff includes six other minority…


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Goodell, NFL Has Renewed Interest In Mexican Market

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media yesterday from the league’s annual Spring owners meetings, touching on an array of topics, which was naturally dominated by discussion of the new extra point rules, as well as potential changes to the game day protocols for handling footballs in the wake of…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Running Back

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house…


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Heyward Expects A Lot From Tuitt In 2015

When the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season gets underway, second-year defensive end Stephon Tuitt will only be 22 years-old. And while the Notre Dame product and former second-round draft pick had a few struggles during his rookie season in the 405 snaps that he played, fellow defensive end Cameron Heyward said…