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Steelers Versus Redskins – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas looks like he could make a great pair at gunner with cornerback Curtis Brown. On the first punt, Thomas was the […]

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Mike Tomlin Intends On Playing Starters At Least A Half Against Chiefs

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night at Heinz Field, it will be their third preseason game in 11 days. While that type of schedule can be tough on a team, head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he is not letting it affect the way he […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Progressing Nicely As Third Preseason Game Approaches

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen missed nearly all of training camp after having minor knee surgery several weeks ago, but head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Thursday that the third-year player might be healthy enough to play Saturday night in the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, […]

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Roethlisberger Says Wheaton Doesn\’t Make The Same Mistake Twice

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already knows what he has in wide receivers Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery and on Thursday, he said he\’s liked what he\’s seen so far out of his newest wide receiver, rookie Markus Wheaton. “He\’s a hard worker,” Roethlisberger said. “You don\’t see him make the same mistake […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A look at Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Cameron Heyward Monday night against the Washington Redskins. First Drive Snaps: 4 Run/Pass: 0/4 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, :50. Heyward enters the game during the Redskins’ two minute offense, reason for the four passes. Stunts with Jarvis Jones on the first play. Loops around […]

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Steelers Running Back Rotation Against Chiefs To Be Determined By Availability

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell already ruled out for the third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he\’s still unsure what running back rotation he\’ll use in the game. “Really it just depends on who\’s available,” said Tomlin. […]

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Steelers Optimistic About RB Le\’Veon Bell\’s Injured Foot That Won\’t Require Surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had some encouraging news about injured rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Thursday during his press conference, but he still isn\’t prepared to give a firm timetable as to when he might be ready to play. “The significant injury that we\’ve been working with the last several days is Le\’Veon […]

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Redman Is Ready To Race Dwyer For The Starting Running Back Job

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman only has two carries so far in the preseason but he still sits perched atop the depth chart alongside rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell, who will now be sidelined several weeks after injuring his right foot in the Monday night game against the Washington Redskins. While he missed the […]

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Injury To RB Le\’Veon Bell Puts Yet Another Strain On Final 53 Man Roster

The injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins will now present yet another dilemma for the team come the time to trim the roster down to 53 players in a few more weeks. If the early reports wind up being correct, […]

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David Johnson Now Back In The Race For A Roster Spot With Two Weeks To Go

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated tight end David Johnson from the PUP list on Wednesday, and he is hoping to play Saturday night when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs in their third preseason game of the season. With Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth both likely to be sidelined for the start of the regular […]

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Report: Steelers Believe RB Le\’Veon Bell Has Lisfranc Injury

According to Jay Glazer on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Steelers believe rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell has Lisfranc injury that they are hoping will not require surgery. Steelers believe Le'Veon Bell has Lis Franc injury they r hoping will not require surgery but won't be sure until he gets it double checked — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Redskins Recap, Le\’Veon Bell Injury, Woodley Plays & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at the injury report coming out the Pittsburgh Steelers game Monday night against the Washington Redskins. We discuss the mid-foot sprain suffered by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell and speculate as to how it might shake […]

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Report: Steelers RB Isaac Redman To Practice Wednesday

According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman said he intends on practicing Wednesday after being forced to sit out the Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins with a stinger. Isaac Redman plans on practicing today. Says he feels betters. (Shoulder stinger) — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) August 21, 2013 […]

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Steelers Activate TE David Johnson From PUP List Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a tight end back on Wednesday as it was announced that David Johnson has been activated from the PUP list. Johnson, who tore his ACL last year during the preseason, needed a cleanup procedure done prior to training camp and he has been sidelined since. The timing couldn\’t be any better […]

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Final Phase Of Roster Evaluation Arrives With Return To South Side Facility

By Matthew Marczi Now with the halfway point of the preseason finally breached, it is time for the next phase of roster development to begin. The Pittsburgh Steelers are now out of St. Vincent College and are back in their own homes in and around Pittsburgh. When they resume practices, they will be conducted at […]

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Terry Hawthorne Looking To Make Cornerback Competition Interesting

By Matthew Marczi While I wait for the blackout rules for prime time games to subside before I can review last night’s game with Preseason Live, I might as well address some other things. There were plenty of positives and negatives to take away from the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but one of […]

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Plenty Of Time Left To Clean Up The Mess Of The First Two Preseason Games

By Matthew Marczi After two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to be seeing everything that he was hoping not to see from his team, even considering that we are in “August football”. From mental mistakes and “Steelers beating Steelers”, penalties, special teams woes, and an inability to stay healthy, the team […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Not Anonymous Against Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has taken a lot of criticism during the offseason since being called out by an anonymous teammate for being out of shape last year. So far during the preseason the former second-round draft has started to quiet his critics in his 22 plays worth of playing time. Woodley has […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Remains An Underrated Run Blocker

For several years, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was considered one of, if not the best blocking wide receivers in the league. Luckily, Ward was around when Emmanuel Sanders came into the league as the fourth-year wide receiver was able to learn from him the importance of Steelers wide receivers being able to […]

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No Changes Made On Latest Steelers Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their third depth chart of the preseason on Tuesday and it looks exactly like the one that was issued last week. So why no changes this week? If I had to bet, I would guess that head coach Mike Tomlin really could care less right now about what the media needs […]

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Revisiting The Possibilty Of The Steelers Only Keeping Seven Offensive Linemen To Start 2013

Back in early July I threw out the possibility of the Pittsburgh Steelers only carrying seven offensive linemen on their 53 man roster to start the regular season and now that we have seen the team play two preseason games, that very well could be a legitimate course of action should they not find a […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Top Offensive Lineman Monday Night Per PFF

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year guard David DeCastro graded out as the best offensive lineman in the preseason loss Monday night to the Washington Redskins. DeCastro, who missed nearly all of his rookie season with a knee injury suffered during the preseason, was flagged once for holding and allowed one hurry in […]

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The Preseason Is Bell Answering Season For Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer

Every year when it looks as if Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer might be down for the count, he always gets himself off the mat and answers the bell. In the preseason loss Monday night to Washington Redskins, Dwyer answered the bell both literally and figuratively as he replaced injured rookie running back Le\’Veon […]

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Roethlisberger Says Offense Is Saving Touchdowns For The Regular Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 0-2 in the preseason following their loss to the Washington Redskins Monday night, and the starting offense has yet to finish a drive with a touchdown. If it has looked to you like the offense didn\’t have a game plan in their first two games, your eyes haven\’t deceived you, […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Expects To Be Ready For Next Preseason Game

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson left the game Monday night against the Washington Redskins with a rib injury following a big hit from safety DeJon Gomes, but according to a Tuesday morning tweet of his, Johnson expects to be ready for the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Thanks for all of the […]

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