Alejandro Villanueva

Steelers Sign Seven Players From Practice Squad To Reserve/Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers expanded their new league year roster to 45 players Monday by signing seven players that ended the 2014 season on their practice squad to reserve/future contracts. Signed were tight end Rob Blanchflower, cornerback Kevin Fogg, wide receiver C.J. Goodwin, defensive end Ethan Hemer, linebacker Howard Jones, defensive…



No Picture

Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the…


No Picture

Steelers To Honor Army Veteran, T Alejandro Villanueva, All Week

Tuesday is Veterans Day and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making sure to honor tackle Alejandro Villanueva, the military veteran on their practice squad who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan as an Army Captain and is currently serving in the Army Reserve. The honoring of Villanueva, however, won’t end Tuesday,…


No Picture

Wesley Johnson Waiver Loss Unfortunate, But Negligible

While the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get some possible first-opportunity contributions from two of their rookie draft picks next week, one May selection is unlikely to do so again in a black and gold uniform. Former fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets…


No Picture

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Report, Tomlin Presser & Browns With Mary Kay Cabot Episode

Season 5, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get busy right away discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report that head coach Mike Tomlin provided Tuesday during his press conference for the 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday at Heinz Field. We also…




No Picture

Tackle Reps May Be Hard To Come By For Wesley Johnson

It almost appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are sending rookie Wesley Johnson mixed signals. When you look at the 53-man roster, the logical conclusion would have to be that his primary responsibility would be as a tackle, because reserve linemen Cody Wallace and Chris Hubbard are not end players. Guy…



No Picture

Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice…


No Picture

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…


No Picture

Steelers Sign 10 To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now filled their initial practice squad for 2014 and it includes two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman, one running back, one tight end and one linebacker. Signed to the ten man unit after clearing waivers were running back Josh Harris,…


No Picture

Report: Steelers Recently Worked Out Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly worked out a player that was recently waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s a big player at that. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, defensive end Alejandro Villanueva, a US Army Ranger, was the player looked at by the Steelers. Villanueva last played football in 2009…