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Player Poaching Still The Exception, Not The Rule

You know you’re getting to the heart of the preseason when the dialogue begins over which players the Pittsburgh Steelers absolutely must keep on the 53-man roster or else they are certain to be claimed off waivers by any number of teams. This season, there seems to be a healthy…


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2013 Steelers Tell Typical Tale Of Life On Practice Squad

Earlier this month, I took a look at the practice squad and how the Pittsburgh Steelers have in recent history been able to pluck a contributor here and there from the unit, some more significantly so than others, including current and previous starters. But I also talked about the fact…


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Steelers Fans Will Remember The Adrian Robinsons Of Teams Past

The value of a life, in retrospect, can never be reduced to an inventory of accomplishments, especially for those closest to the individual who is lost. Especially at such a young age. But that is the reality facing the family and friends of Adrian Robinson, Jr., a former NFL player,…


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Steelers 2014 Draft Class Review – LB Howard Jones – Undrafted

While it has been true for many years in recent times that the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten little productivity on offense or defense out of their rookie players, that has been less of a truism in recent years, particularly, perhaps, over the last two seasons. While the Steelers have gotten…


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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams – Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to…


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Annual Fear Of Losing Undrafted Rookies To Waivers In Full Swing

It seems like every year during the preseason that fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned about losing rookie late-round draft picks or undrafted free agents to the waiver process come the final cut-down date. In reality, this fear can be found in the fan bases of 31 other teams…


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Chris Carter In For Yet Another Fierce Roster Battle

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter is in the final year of his contract, but the front office isn’t exactly knocking down his door to ensure that they have his exclusive rights heading into 2015. To be fair, they didn’t do that for Jason Worilds a year ago either, even…


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Steelers Vs. Giants: What To Watch For By Position Groups

By Alex Kozora We’ve already looked at the rookies. By position, here are some additional individual storylines I’ll be keeping an eye out for while seeing the game live and re-watching it afterwards. Quarterback The team knows what they have in Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski. The only person of…


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Steelers Pre-Camp Thoughts: Under The Radar Storylines

By Alex Kozora Before I head out to St. Vincent College today to take in the first practice, there’s a couple storylines I’ll be paying close attention to for my post-practice reports. These aren’t going to be anyone’s first choice to talk about heading into the season but are nonetheless…



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Former Steelers Practice Squad LB Alan Baxter Waived Monday By Colts

In an interview last August on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if there were any off-the-radar players that had surprised him in the early stages of training camp. Colbert noted that there was undrafted free agent that had indeed caught his eye. “Alan Baxter,…


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Former Steelers LB Alan Baxter Signed To Colts Practice Squad

On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Alan Baxter to their practice squad. Baxter was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois on April 27, 2013. He was then signed to their Steelers practice squad after…


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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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Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy…


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LaMarr Woodley Re-Establishing Himself As An Elite Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley came into the 2013 somewhat under fire after spending the past season and a half slowed or sidelined by a series of injuries. The team collectively was forced to deal with a supposed locker room schism in which a player allegedly…