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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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Steelers Turn To Jamaal Westerman To Provide Experienced Depth At OLB

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman to the roster to fill the spot that was vacated when LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve. So what should we make of this late season move. For starters, Westerman isn’t likely to see any playing time in the Steelers final two […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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Report: Roethlisberger Expected To Ask Steelers To Explore Trading Him

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season. According to Rapoport, the team fielded offers for him last offseason. #Steelers sources expect Big Ben to ask them to explore trade options after 2013. They fielded offers […]

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Pro Football Focus Ranks David DeCastro Third Overall Among Guards

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro has reportedly been getting around this week on an ankle sprain without so much as a limp, according to various beat reporters’ accounts on Twitter. That could certainly lead to good news for a Pittsburgh team in dire need of quality offensive line play if he […]

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Big Play William Gay Knows He Nearly Allowed One Against The Ravens

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay will remain the starter opposite Ike Taylor and certainly deserves to be. Gay, who has long been the whipping boy for Steelers fans around the world, is currently ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 15th best cornerback in the league seven weeks into the season and if […]

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Ravens Trade T Bryant McKinnie To The Dolphins

Fresh off their Sunday loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jay Glazer reports that the Baltimore Ravens traded tackle Bryant McKinnie the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens, unhappy with the play of McKinnie at left tackle to start the season, made a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars a few weeks ago to acquire Eugene Monroe. While the […]

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Richard Mann Explains Decision To Add Of WR Devon Wylie To The Practice Squad

With two wide receivers already on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad in Kashif Moore and Justin Brown, the decision to add free agent wide receiver Devon Wylie earlier this week to the eight man unit was a curious one. In a recent interview with David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio, wide receiver coach Richard Mann […]

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Steelers Sign WR Devon Wylie To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the open spot on their practice Wednesday following the Tuesday promotion of cornerback Isaiah Green to the 53 man roster by signing wide receiver Devon Wylie. Wylie was originally selected 107th overall, in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Fresno State and […]

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On Mike Adams And Job Security

By Matthew Marczi It was believed by some that the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to acquire offensive tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals was made in part because it gave the team the opportunity to put Mike Adams on the shelf for a while in order to break him down without the pressure […]

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Steelers No Longer On Hook For Conditional Draft Pick With Levi Brown Now Out For Season

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to give up the 2015 conditional draft pick that was included in the trade with the Arizona Cardinals for tackle Levi Brown during the bye week due to the fact that the conditions were not met. Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers reported Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that […]

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Report: Steelers Were Going To Use Levi Brown Some At Left Tackle Against The Jets

It’s all water under the bridge at this point, but according to Bob Labriola on the Monday edition of Steelers Live, the Pittsburgh Steelers indeed planned on using Levi Brown at left tackle at some point during the Sunday game against the New York Jets. While Labriola doesn’t know exactly how much Brown, who suffered […]

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Cortez Allen Will Have To Earn His Starting Job Back, Evidence Suggests

By Matthew Marczi As it currently stands, it sounds as though Cortez Allen will have to prove himself before the Pittsburgh Steelers anoint him as a starter once again, as reports are that William Gay has been taking the first-team reps at outside cornerback, with no change throughout the week. Allen has resumed his old […]

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Haley Says No Decision Made Yet As To Who Will Start At Left Tackle Against Jets

Will it be Kelvin Beachum or Levi Brown this Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers at left tackle against the New York Jets? According to offensive coordinator Todd Haley Thursday during his weekly media session, that decision has yet to be made. “We’re working Kelvin Beachum in there, obviously, and they’re all getting work,” said Haley. […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Levi Brown Was A ‘Critical Acquisition’

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin might have dropped a few hints as to what he thinks the starting offensive line might actually be Sunday against the New York Jets. The Steelers of course acquired veteran tackle Levi Brown via a trade last week with the Arizona Cardinals and Tomlin […]

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Report: Steelers Conditional Selection Used To Aquire Levi Brown Not From 2014 Draft

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the conditional draft pick the Pittsburgh Steelers used to acquire tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals in last week’s trade was not one of their 2014 selections. While we still don’t know the conditions of the pick, it now appears as though it might be for […]

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New Steelers T Levi Brown Not Sure If Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley Is In His Corner

In 2007, the Arizona Cardinals drafted tackle Levi Brown with the fifth overall selection in the draft.  That same year, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was in his first season with the Cardinals as their offensive coordinator, but judging by Brown’s quotes on Monday, the two may have a had a run-in or two […]

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Steelers Sign CB Isaiah Green Back To The Practice Squad

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Isaiah Green back to their practice squad Monday following him being waived last week. The @steelers have added CB Isaiah Green to their practice squad. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 7, 2013 Green was waived last Wednesday to make room for tackle Levi Brown, who was acquired via […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. […]

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If Levi Brown Plays, Steelers Will Have To Give Him Outside Help

Pro Football Focus has new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown down for 25 sacks allowed in his last 36 games played and that includes the first four games he has played this season with the Arizona Cardinals. I have now gone back and looked at each and every one of those sacks and documented them […]

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The Better It Sounds, The Worse It Feels

By Matthew Marczi The better it sounds, the less optimistic I am that this deal will make much of a difference. When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Arizona Cardinals for the services of left tackle Levi Brown, I was not entirely sure what to think. Was this a move to […]

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Steelers Apparently Also Received A Conditional Draft Pick In Levi Brown Trade

Unless it is a misprint on the official NFL transactions release, both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals each received draft picks from one another as part of the Wednesday trade for tackle Levi Brown. The official release calls the selections, unannounced, as these are conditional. What the conditions are, however, are still unknown […]

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Levi Brown Deal Merits A Wait And See Approach

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to address their situation at the left tackle position by trading a conditional late-round draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals to acquire Levi Brown. There were many questions and some head-scratching surrounding the move, but now that the dust has settled, it seems to make sense. […]

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Kelvin Beachum Still The Next Man Up At Left Tackle?

Now that all of the contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown following the Wednesday trade, it wouldn’t be a shocking to see Kelvin Beachum make his first start at left tackle a week from Sunday against the New York Jets. Tuesday evening, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that Beachum was […]

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Now That The Facts Are In, Steelers Decision To Trade For Levi Brown Was A Good One

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert took an undeserved beating Wednesday from a large chunk of the fan base for his decision to trade for Arizona Cardinals tackle Levi Brown. Now that all of the facts of the deal are in, I will give you my thoughts. First, the Steelers only have a conditional draft […]

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