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Chris Hubbard’s Roster Spot In Jeopardy Thanks To Rookie UDFAs

Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year offensive lineman Chris Hubbard was perhaps one of the more surprising ‘keeps’ on the team’s initial 53-man roster. The former undrafted free agent from 2013 spent all of his rookie season on the practice squad, but ended up being the eighth lineman a year ago,…


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Credit Due To James Saxon In Helping Rebuild Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a lot of moves during the offseason last year, somewhat out of character for a generally conservative group when it comes to utilizing outside resources aside from the draft to enhance their team. Despite the fact that they wound up adding two starters and two other…


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Ethan Hemer, Joe Kruger Not To Be Forgotten For Steelers At DE

Right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have about two defensive ends on their roster about which they are comfortable, and those would be the two in the starting lineup. One of them is a second-year player with just five starts under his belt, which kind of says just what kind of…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Tackle

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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Audio: Saturday 5/23 Interview With Michael Grau On Trib Live Radio

Saturday morning I had an interview with Michael Grau on Trib Live Radio and we discussed several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers with the OTA sessions set to get underway next week. We discuss the new extra point rule, possible upcoming contract numbers for defensive end Cameron Heyward and how…


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Well Traveled Shawn Lemon Hopes To Find Home In Pittsburgh

I could regurgitate to you the tale of the Miami Dolphins’ Cameron Wake. A former CFL star who seamlessly made the transition to the NFL and landed a multi-year extension. I could sit here and tell you how that’s the path the Pittsburgh Steelers hope Shawn Lemon follows. Of course…


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Steelers Profile At WR Appears To Be Getting Taller

There seems to be an interesting development emerging among the wide receiving group for the Pittsburgh Steelers lately. They’re getting taller. Of course you have the 6’4” Martavis Bryant, drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. the Steelers added the 6’1” Sammie Coates in the third round…


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A Look Inside Pittsburgh’s 16th-Ranked Rushing Offense Of 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have finished ranked 16th in rushing offense in the league last season, averaging 109.5 yards on the ground per game, but I believe it’s safe to say that that does not paint a complete picture of the team’s performance as a running team. There was a…


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Steelers Average Age Of Projected Starting Defense Is 26

Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was old? Remember all the 30-somethings roaming the field, many of them even lasting to their mid-30s in the starting lineup? Those days are clearly gone. Consider that of the entire 90-man offseason roster, only 11 players are at least 30 years old, and…


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Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Tight End

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 PR Staff Nominated for Pete Rozelle Award

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ public relations staff comprised of Burt Lauten, Ryan Scarpino, and Dom Rinelli, are on of five groups nominated for The Pete Rozelle Award. The news was first reported by The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. @steelers C @MaurkicePouncey #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/Qqe0ILQCLn — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 14, 2015…


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Stephon Tuitt’s Work Ethic Paying Off

Stephon Tuitt knows he’ll be counted on in his second season as the team’s starting defensive end. And it’s a role he seems ready for. In an interview with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, Tuitt attributes his progress to the effort he put into his practices. “I practice hard. From that time…


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The Steelers Future’s Report: Final Grades Part 2

So far, we’ve graded 9 out of 19 players currently on the Steelers roster signed to a futures contract. Now, we will finish evaluations with the top 10 best graded futures’ players. The same rules apply from last time, but here’s a reminder about how this works. First off, this…


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Maurkice Pouncey The Nucleus The O-Line Must Grow Around

By now chances are that you’ve already read the story about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert taking the rookie linemen out to dinner and footing the bill for what damage the 300-plus-pounders could do. Not that they don’t have the money to afford treating a…


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Big Plays Offset Steelers Top 10 Success Rate Against Run in 2014

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 4.36 yards per rush and that was good for a 25th overall league ranking. Additionally, that was the highest average allowed by a Steelers defense dating back to at least 1988 (depression and tears caused me to stop looking back any further). While…