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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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James Starks Re-Signing With Green Bay Puts The Steelers In A Bind

The Green Bay Packers seem to have seen fit to undercut the Pittsburgh Steelers late last night, agreeing to terms on a new two-year contract with their own free agent running back, James Starks. Starks, of course, was set to visit Pittsburgh today, with a fair likelihood of working out a deal, but that visit […]

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No Attention For Knowshon Thus Far, So Should The Steelers Give Him Some?

Denver Broncos unrestricted free agent running back Knowshon Moreno had a breakout season last year, but so far during the signing period, it appears as though most teams think it was an aberration of sorts and that he’s certainly not starter material. Moreno registered nearly 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 2013 and that included a […]

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Silas Redd Spoke To Steelers RB Coach At The Combine

As many of you may be aware, Dave Bryan is on a much-deserved vacation, but he can’t help himself from staying tuned in. As it turns out, he spoke to former Penn State and USC running back Silas Redd at the airport. Redd was returning from a trip to see Dr. James Andrews. Redd suffered […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Running Back Depth

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 success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Running Back Depth

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 success of the team, both […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Running Back

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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LaRod Stephens-Howling Feels Like His Knee Is Close To Being Fully Recovered

During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed then-free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling to a one-year contract. However, after a nice showing during the preseason, the University of Pittsburgh product tore the ACL in his right knee in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. That meant he was done for the year […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Running Backs

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Today, a look at the Steelers’ backfield. Le’Veon Bell: Oh what could have been. Had a foot injury not caused Bell to miss time in the preseason and the first three weeks of the year, he would have […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Offense

The 2014 NFL Draft is a good four months away right now, but  before we begin posting our player draft profiles, it’s important to go over the needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the offseason. We will start off first with a look at the needs on the offensive side of the football and […]

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Steelers Sign Seven Practice Squad Players To Futures Contracts

The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now over and on Tuesday, the team announced that seven of the eight players that ended the season on their practice squad have been signed to futures contracts. Those seven players are: running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, guard/tackle Bryant Browning, guard Chris Hubbard, wide […]

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Steelers Sign RB George Winn To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the open spot on their practice squad Tuesday by signing free agent rookie running back George Winn. Winn was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in May and released less than one week later. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder, gained 1,334 rushing yards on 243 […]

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Is A Reunion With Jonathan Dwyer Even A Possibility?

By Matthew Marczi With Le’Veon Bell not expected to be ready to play for at least another week or two and, more significantly, the news that LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL, it begs the question, is a reunion with Jonathan Dwyer even an option at this point for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Of course, that […]

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Steelers To Call Back Dwyer Or Batch? Alvester Alexander Also An Option

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have made through the preseason relatively healthy, but they sure didn’t make through their first regular season game that way. Not only did they potentially lose center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Larry Foote for the season against the Tennessee Titans, they also lost running back LaRod Stephens-Howling as well. With Stephens-Howling […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Steelers Sign Eight Players To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now set their initial eight man practice squad for the 2013 season as guard Chris Hubbard, tackle Joe Long, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebacker Alan Baxter, linebacker Terence Garvin, running back Alvester Alexander, cornerback Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown were all signed Sunday after clearing waivers. The Steelers surprisingly […]

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Steelers 2013 Practice Squad Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their roster cuts and the next course of action will be the signing of eight players to the practice squad. Below is my educated guess as to who those eight players will be. Terry Hawthorne – Hawthorne is now healthy after missing the offseason practices and a good portion […]

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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 am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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Rookie Le’Veon Bell Currently The Only Steelers Running Back Under Contract For 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to waive running back Baron Batch on Monday, it left them with six running backs on their 75 man roster. Only one of those six running backs, however, is under contract past this season and that is of course second-round draft pick Le’Veon Bell. The Steelers have a long-standing tradition […]

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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better in the first half in […]

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17 Offensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several offensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a few available spots. Here now […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora NOTE FROM DAVE: Due to my own confusion, both Alex and Matthew wound up breaking down Marcus Gilbert this week, but I think you will benefit from seeing how two different people viewed his play and overall it was encouraging. A breakdown of all 39 snaps from Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus […]

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What Can Beachum Do For You?

By Matthew Marczi More specifically, what can Kelvin Beachum do for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013? There has been some discussion, fueled by the likes of Ed Bouchette and Dale Lolley, that Beachum has possibly earned the right to start over Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, and they have used shaky reports from camp in […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers QB Landry Jones Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of every pass Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones attempted against the New York Giants. First Drive Completions/Attempts: 4/6 Attempts Under Center/From Shotgun: 3/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 3:42 3rd. Shotgun, 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE). Trips Bunch Left. Throws crosser behind Derek Moye and the pass falls incomplete. […]

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