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Heath Miller: \”If I Keep Stacking Good Days, It\’s Going To Be Sooner Rather Than Later\”

During a Friday interview on 105.9 The X Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller was asked how his rehab is coming along with training camp about to come to a close. While he didn\’t give a timeframe on when he might be ready to play, he did hint that he is stacking good days […]

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Steelers Cornerback Battle Heats Up Monday Night Against Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their second preseason game Monday night against the Washington Redskins with several cornerbacks still battling for spots on the 53 man roster. Here is a look at each of those five players battling for two or three spots. Curtis Brown – Brown is probably already a lock for the fourth […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Talks Contract Extensions Once Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 48th annual training camp Saturday and did so without extending a contract of any of their key players that are heading into their final year. General manager Kevin Colbert has been asked several times over the course of the last two weeks about the status of talks with those […]

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DeMarcus Van Dyke Has A Short Amount Of Time To Show Big-Time Upside

I was really looking forward to seeing Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke play this preseason, but a hamstring injury has prevented that from happening thus far. Although he wasn\’t officially ruled Saturday morning by head coach Mike Tomlin for the Monday night game against the Washington Redskins, it\’s not looking like Miami product will […]

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What Happens At St. Vincent Stays At St. Vincent, Including Live Tackling For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi Head coach Mike Tomlin elected to throw it old school this training camp by widely incorporating live tackling drills in practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Aside from perhaps a couple of extra bumps and bruises, it seems that the new-old strategy was a great success; I say ‘was’ because, as of today, […]

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Jerricho Cotchery\’s Value For Young Steelers Receivers Not Easy To Quantify

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we talked about the ever-insightful Jason La Canfora and his analysis that the existence of Jerricho Cotchery as the third receiver on the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers amounts to a ‘surplus’ at the position, which would afford the team the luxury of trading away that surplus in […]

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Steelers Rookie CB Terry Hawthorne Still Limping

Slowly but surely, the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks are returning to the field one by one. Monday night against the Washington Redskins, third-year cornerback Curtis Brown figures to make his preseason debut, but it\’s looking like rookie Terry Hawthorne might come down to a game-time decision. Hawthorne, the Steelers fifth-round draft pick back in April, was […]

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William Gay Predicts Ten Interceptions For The Steelers Cornerbacks In 2013

According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay predicts the cornerbacks can register ten interceptions in 2013. Being that Gay, Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen have all combined to intercept 26 passes in 18 combined years played, that\’s quite a lofty goal. In fact, the last time Steelers cornerbacks combined […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Fined $15,750 For Hit On Giants QB David Carr

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds was flagged twice last Saturday night in a matter of three plays during the preseason opener against the New York Giants and according to Tom Pelissero of the USA Today, the fourth-year linebacker has been fined $15,750 for one of those penalties. With :26 left to go in the first […]

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Mike Tomlin Warns Against Reading Too Much Into Recent Depth Chart Changes

The Pittsburgh Steelers shook up their depth charter earlier in the week in preparation for their second preseason game this coming Monday night against the Washington Redskins and while the temptation is there to read things into the several changes, head coach Mike Tomlin said Saturday during his press conference that we shouldn\’t. “We are […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Ready To Commit To Bell Or Redman Playing Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers put the wraps on their 48th annual training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Saturday with a practice in helmet and shorts. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell participated for a second straight day. Being that both Bell and Isaac Redman, who suffered […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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Clark Thinks Wheaton Is Already Better Than Wallace At Everything But Speed

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has never been shy about speaking his mind and in a recent interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV, Clark let his thoughts be known about the loss wide receiver Mike Wallace during the offseason and the addition of third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton. “Markus Wheaton is better than Michael Wallace […]

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Despite Progress, Steelers CB Cortez Allen Still Unsure If He\’ll Play In Preseason

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the practice field Friday in a very limited capacity as he took part in non-contact coverage drills. On Saturday, Allen updated his status as he continues to recover from the minor knee surgery he had just over two weeks ago. “Yeah, I feel good,” said Allen. “The rehab […]

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Stephens-Howling And Wheaton To Gets Looks As Return Men Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met with the media prior to the team taking the field for their final practice at Saint Vincent College, and he said running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton will both get looks as return men Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington […]

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Bouchette Says Steelers Only Look “Okay”

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette has been covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for quite a while, and his insight into the team, much of the time, is prophetic. His coverage of the Steelers is objective, though he does have a tendency to see the glass as half empty. Every year, prior to the first game of […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Mike Adams Versus Giants

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of all 31 plays from Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Mike Adams Saturday versus the New York Giants. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Outside zone to the right. Doubles the DT with Ramon Foster. – 2nd and 5, 14:17. Inside run […]

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Learning Curve For Jarvis Jones Points To Sidelines And Sub-Packages In Year One

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not draft Jarvis Jones in the first round just to have him sit on the bench all season as a 24-year old rookie. Just ask any one of the several local or national media outlets that have striven to magnify the supposed ‘battle’ between Jones and incumbent Jason […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Landry Jones Needs To Learn How To Anticipate Opportunities

Judging by the various media reports during training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Landry Jones hasn\’t necessarily set the trees on fire at Saint Vincent College. In his NFL debut, last Saturday night against the New York Giants, Jones didn\’t spark any kindling either as he was 5-of-9 passing for 48 yards with a botched […]

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A Look At The Inside Linebacker Battle After One Preseason Game

By Matthew Marczi Inside linebacker depth has been a concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers since the release of James Farrior, which moved Larry Foote back into the starting lineup after serving two years as the team’s  primary backup at the position. The Steelers addressed the issue in the 2012 NFL Draft when they drafted Sean […]

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Steelers Will Use Johnson

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media during the 2013 NFL Combine, my ears perked up when he talked about fullback Will Johnson, who made the team last year as an undrafted free agent. “We signed Will out of the West Virginia pro day last year as a free agent, a […]

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Steelers Friday Training Camp Practice Notes

By Alex Kozora Some notes from what I saw Friday at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp today. Tomorrow is the team’s last day at Saint Vincent College. – In warmups before practice officially got underway, Shaun Suisham was good from 47 and ½ and from 54. – Isaac Redman did not hit the field until roughly […]

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Le\’Veon Bell And Isaac Redman Both Limited On Friday

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le\’Veon Bell (knee) and Isaac Redman (stinger) were both able to practice Friday after both were forced out of practice Thursday with minor injuries. Despite their return to the field, both were limited according to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice. “On the injury front, the two guys that went down […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Meaningless First Team Offense Personnel Groupings & Stats

Analyzing stats from preseason games is a ludicrous thing to do, but being as I specialize in the ludicrous, below is a look at the personnel groupings the Pittsburgh Steelers starting offense used in their preseason opener against the New York Giants. Of the 18 non penalty plays that the offense ran Saturday night, eight […]

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Steelers Waive K Danny Hrapmann; Sign RB Jeremy Wright

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham booted a 60-yard field goal a few days ago in practice and on Friday his competition was booted out of Latrobe as Danny Hrapmann was waived so that the team could sign another running back. Replacing Hrapmann on the 90 man roster will be Jeremy Wright, who was originally signed […]

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Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Claims He\’s Fine After Aggravating Knee Bruise

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn\’t have a medical degree, but that doesn\’t prevent him from commenting on the status of injured players. Roethlisberger said Friday morning that from what he\’s heard, the knee injury suffered by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Thursday during practice isn\’t bad. Roethlisberger said from what he's heard LeVeon Bell […]

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