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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Had A Much Needed Bounce-Back Game Against Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has had a tough go of it so far this season, but in the win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts he showed signs that he might be back on the same page again with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After only catching five of 16 passes thrown his way for […]

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Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon To Start Against Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith confirmed Thursday during his press conference that second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will be the starter Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirms Josh McCown is out for the Steelers game which is why Mike Kafka was promoted from the practice squad. — […]

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Joey Porter Will Look To Put A Chip On The Shoulder Of Jarvis Jones

The addition of former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter to the coaching staff on Tuesday certainly came out of the blue and if the mere reason he was hired is to help get the most out of outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, I applaud it. Jones, who the Steelers selected in the first-round of the 2013 […]

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Report: Jets Expected To Have Interest In Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders During Free Agency

The New York Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver positions during the offseason and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be a free agent on their radar. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets covet the services of not only Sanders, but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver […]

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Le’Veon Bell Is Exactly Who The Steelers Thought He Would Be

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the hope was that they acquired an all-around running back. While Bell started the season slow due to a foot injury and an unsettled offensive line, he is now exhibiting the all-around potential that he showed at Michigan State. […]

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Report: Steelers LB Sean Spence To Begin Practicing Next Wednesday

Starting next week, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence will be eligible to begin practicing with the team if deemed healthy enough to do so. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in a Friday interview on the David Todd Show, Spence will indeed begin practicing next week and will be removed from the […]

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Bengals Two Tight End Grouping Will Present Challenges For The Steelers Defense

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted tight Tyler Eifert in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has wasted no time in getting his hybrid toy involved in the offense. In their season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Bengals showed just how much they like the versatility of Eifert and they […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Expected To Start Against Bengals

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is expected to start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at right outside linebacker. “That’s the way it is right now,” Jones told the media after Wednesday’s practice. “As long as I continue to keep doing what I’m doing, I hope […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Has Likely Played His Last Down In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker and defensive team captain Larry Foote had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn right biceps that he suffered in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Now that he has been lost for the season, you have to think he’s probably played his last down in Pittsburgh. Foote, who was an […]

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A Look At New Steelers C Fernando Velasco

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent center Fernando Velasco on Monday to replace injured starter Maurkice Pouncey, who was lost for the season Sunday in the opener against the Tennessee Titans. While we still don’t know what the amount of the one-year deal is that Velasco signed, it appears as though the Steelers got a […]

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How Fast Jarvis Jones Recovers Could Dictate Whether Or Not He Starts Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has developed very fast during the offseason, but the sprain that he suffered to his chest might just prevent him from becoming the starter at right outside linebacker for a few more weeks, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. “He was until the injury,” Tomlin said when asked if […]

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Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Likely Watching His Roster Spot Slip Away On The Sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester did not play Saturday night in the preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and it marked the second consecutive game that he has missed since injuring his ankle in the first game against the New York Giants. With so much playing time now lost, you have to wonder […]

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Revisiting The February Comments Made By Kevin Colbert About The Running Game

During the 2013 NFL Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio if he was disappointed with the teams running game in 2012 and if it would be an area of priority for him during the offseason. Now, with two preseason games left to be played before […]

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Titans Coach Wants Rookie WR Justin Hunter \”Battle Ready\” For Steelers Game

Tennessee Titans new wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson knows all about Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson being that he coached him ever since he came into the league. During his talk with the media on Monday, Jefferson said he thinks Titans rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter might be further along in his development than […]

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No Mental Errors Thus Far Made By Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell During Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson has been around the league for a long time and has been known not to pull any punches when talking about his running backs. With that being said, you can\’t help but smile when you read what Wilson had to say Monday about rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell, […]

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Humble Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton Knows He Has A Lot To Fix

Like many of you, I too believe that rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton has the potential to develop into a great receiving threat for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as his college tape alone indicated that long before he was selected in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With that being said, Wheaton\’s first preseason game […]

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Steelers Rookie DE Nick Williams Back Practicing Again As Of Monday

Not only did Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne return to the practice field on Monday, but rookie defensive end Nick Williams also was back working as well, according to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice. Williams, the Steelers seventh-round selection in 2013 NFL Draft has missed a lot of time thus far during training […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Recap Of The Rookie Draft Class

Six members of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 NFL Draft class were on the field Saturday night for the preseason opener against the New York Giants and three sat on the sidelines. Below is a recap of all nine players. Jarvis Jones – Jones followed starter Jason Worilds into the game at right outside linebacker and […]

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RB Curtis McNeal Cleared Waivers; Now On Injured Reserve

In case you are scoring at home, and I know most of you are, running back Curtis McNeal cleared waivers Thursday after being waived injured Wednesday. McNeal, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers at the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent out of USC, has now reverted back to […]

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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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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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RB Curtis McNeal Was Waived Injured By Steelers

According to the Wednesday official NFL transaction release, undrafted free agent running back Curtis McNeal was waived injured by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bob Labriola reported on the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live that the USC product had an unspecified injury. McNeal had been sidelined the last few days of practice prior to the Tuesday off […]

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Steelers G Nik Embernate Now On Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

In case you are scoring at home, Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate did indeed clear waivers and he has reverted back to the injured reserve list following him being waived injured on Saturday. It is not yet known if Embernate, who tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee last […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Markus Wheaton Is Route Savvy And Not Making Many Mental Mistakes

Due to Oregon State being on the quarter system, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton was forced to miss all of the offseason practices following the rookie camp that took place right after the 2013 NFL Draft. In missing all those practices, Wheaton had a lot of catching up to do when he arrived […]

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Steelers Rookie Shamarko Thomas Says The Game Is Slowing Down For Him

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas said Thursday that watching fellow safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark during mini camp was like watching a movie because of the way both fly around the field. With the Shamarknado movie still a few months away from its premier, the Syracuse product was asked how everything is going […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Likes Feeling Lighter

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell was heavily criticized for being too tall and lacking great speed leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. While Bell cant do anything about his height, he is looking to improve his speed some as he arrived at Latrobe ¬†for training camp weighing 232 pounds, which as Gerry […]

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