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Steelers May Be More Open To Trading Picks Following Compensatory Haul

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said earlier this offseason that it was doubtful the organization would use either the franchise tag or the transition tag this year, he said it not knowing that the salary cap situation would be much more favorable than was expected. Likewise, he recently…


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NT Interest Says Less About McLendon Than It Does About Fangupo

When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were meeting with a free agent nose tackle yesterday, this move was no doubt received as a bit of a pleasant surprise by many fans who question the decision to play Steve McLendon at nose tackle. As I have written previously, while…



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The Optimist’s Take – Light Nose Tackles

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future…



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Decision On Brian Arnfelt Could Be Telling

By Matthew Marczi Last week, the Steelers were forced to play without two starting defensive linemen, as both defensive end Brett Keisel and nose tackle Steve McLendon were forced to sit out the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. That thrust both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods into the starting lineup…


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Fan Favorite Brian Arnfelt’s Promotion Could Be A Short One

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers quietly announced yesterday afternoon that they promoted rookie undrafted free agent defensive end Brian Arnfelt from the practice squad to the active roster, releasing linebacker Kion Wilson in the process. They did so quietly, of course, because it really is an insignificant move, and…


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Al Woods Already Paying Dividends In Steelers Defensive Line Rotation

Last year, in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, reserve defensive lineman Al Woods played all of 30 snaps on defense. In the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Woods, a former fourth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, played a third of that 2012…


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Steelers Versus Titans Week 1 Projected Inactive List

With the Friday injury report now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and no Saturday roster moves expected, we can now look at the projected inactive list for the Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Heath Miller – Miller was removed from the Active PUP list last Saturday, but is…



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Examining The Rationale Behind The Surprising Roster Moves

By Matthew Marczi The last few spots on a 53-man roster are almost always tough to predict. However, the final roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers was even more difficult to call than usual this year, given the amount of roster turnover from a year ago, including emerging starters replacing aging…


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Steelers Make Final Roster Moves

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now trimmed their roster down to 53 players and below are the transactions that took place on Saturday. Waived were G Mike Golic Jr., C Joe Madsen, WR Reggie Dunn, LB Terence Garvin, CB Devin Smith, RB Alvester Alexander, WR Kashif Moore, TE Nathan Overbay, S…


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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I…



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Steelers Versus Panthers: 11 Things To Look For Thursday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Thursday night in their preseason finale and below are eleven things to look for during the game. Jones I – Rookie quarterback Landry Jones figures to get a ton of playing time against the Panthers, and it will likely be the last…