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Tight Situation At Tight End Could Have Serious Roster Implications

By Matthew Marczi Going into the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers were already abundantly aware of the fact that starting tight end Heath Miller would take a significant amount of time to rehab his late-season knee injury, likely into the start of the regular season, allowing them to work around, and accommodate, his circumstances. In doing […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Injuries, Depth Chart Changes, Remaining Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by updating who is back practicing and the situation with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth as it relates to the final 53 man roster. We look at a few of the remaining roster battles that have yet […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 1 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their first preseason game behind them, so it is now time for my fourth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first three 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices and pre training camp you can view them by following the links provided. […]

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Danny Smith Likely To Get The Final Say On Last Few Roster Spots

When it comes down to the final two or three spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster, special teams play really has a bearing on which players make the team and which players are included in the final cut. According to linebackers coach Keith Butler and running backs coach Kirby Wilson, new special teams […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Says He Will Practice Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said following the Saturday night loss to the New York Giants in the 2013 preseason opener that he chose to hold rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell out of the game because he didn\’t think it would be fair for him to start his career in less than ideal circumstances […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Recap Of The Rookie Draft Class

Six members of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 NFL Draft class were on the field Saturday night for the preseason opener against the New York Giants and three sat on the sidelines. Below is a recap of all nine players. Jarvis Jones – Jones followed starter Jason Worilds into the game at right outside linebacker and […]

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Steelers Versus Giants Second Half Recap & Notes

The New York Giants received the ball to start the second half, which began with a first down pass from Curtis Painter to Jerrel Jernigan past Robert Golden, who was playing in the slot. Giants receiver Kris Adams suffered what appeared to be a serious lower leg injury a play later and had to be […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Will Sit Versus Giants

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell will not play Saturday night against the New York Giants in the preseason opener. Bell has been nursing a sore knee. That's likely the reason why — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) August 10, 2013 Head coach Mike Tomlin gave no indication […]

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Six Steelers Offensive Players On The Bubble To Keep Your Eyes On Against Giants

We have already reviewed six Pittsburgh Steelers defensive players to keep your eyes on Saturday night during their preseason opener against the New York Giants and now it is time to look at six offensive players on the roster bubble, that in my opinion, have the most to gain or lose. Baron Batch – Handling […]

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Baron Batch Must Convince Steelers To Carry 5 Backs

By Matthew Marczi For quite a while, I had been holding out hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers would carry five running backs in addition to fullback Will Johnson. My hope was contingent upon the theory that fourth-year back Jonathan Dwyer would be the odd man out should the team only carry four backs because he […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Fourteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at again on Thursday and below is a recap of all the main nuggets from around the world wide interwebs. Unfortunately, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress tops the news as he reportedly tore his rotator cuff during practice. If it ends his season, Justin Brown, Derek Moye and David Gilreath […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Ten Recap

Ten days of training camp are now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers and below is your recap of tidbits from around the world wide web. Head coach Mike Tomlin seemed pretty happy with what he saw during practice on Sunday and said the players are getting into a good rhythm. The list of […]

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Subtraction Of Mendenhall Statistically A Good Thing For Steelers Pass Protection

Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we have devoted two articles to the pass blocking prowess of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs last season, and how it will be a chore for Le’Veon Bell to get up to speed with the rest of the group. However, it is fair to note that the 2012 season was […]

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Steelers Only Have A Few Options With Injured G Nik Embernate If Injury Is Season Ender

While we don\’t know for sure if undrafted guard Nik Embernate will be lost for the season due to the knee injury he suffered during one-on-one drills Thursday, it certainly doesn\’t look good for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin warned during his post-practice talk with the media that the injury could be significant. Assuming the […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Four Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the fields of Saint Vincent College on Monday for their third training camp practice of the 2013 season. The team wore their pads for the first time on Monday and below is recap of the practice. On Monday, the pads were on and at center stage was the inaugural […]

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Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Says He Dropped 25-30 Pounds During The Offseason

Ever since he was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, weight control has always seemed to be an issue for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer. Every year, however, he has managed to do enough to keep his roster spot, and he even started six games in 2012 on his way to […]

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Steelers LB Marshall McFadden Starting To Get Well Deserved Press

If Pittsburgh Steelers second-year inside linebacker Marshall McFadden had a fan club, I would probably be a charter member. No, the South Carolina State product is not a lock to make the 53 man roster out of training camp just yet, but he is starting to open a few eyes this year in training camp. […]

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Steelers Rookies Jarvis Jones And Le\’Veon Bell Highlight Monday Backs On Backers Drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers had their first backs on backers drill on Monday as the team donned the pads for the first time since training camp opened. As you can imagine, head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to see his top two draft picks, linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Le\’Veon Bell go after each other. According […]

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Le\’Veon Bell Has Stiff Competition To Live Up To As Pass Protector

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers were not completely satisfied with the performance of their running game in 2012. That is partly why two of the running backs from last year are now gone, and why they spent a second round draft pick this past April to bring in another […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Three Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is already three days old and on Sunday they had their second practice and thankfully the weather was nice. Below is a recap of the major highlights from the media. Sunday morning was pretty much boring and void of any real news, so we will jump ahead to things that […]

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Steelers RB Baron Batch Healthy And Feeling Like A Rookie Again

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch didn\’t have much production last season and in fact, he is probably best remembered right now for dropping an easy gimmick play pass from wide receiver Antonio Brown in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, as Batch approaches the two year anniversary of his knee injury that sidelined […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Two Recap

The second day of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books and here is a recap of everything notable that happened throughout the day. The Steelers announced early in the day that they have agreed to a three-year deal with Legendary Entertainment, which just so happens to be run by one […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell Begins First Training Camp Practice At The Bottom

It looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff is trying to send rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell some sort of message. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers running back rotation that is being used during the first training camp practice includes the Michigan State product going last. Even undrafted free […]

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Recap Of The Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles On Tap

Training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers opens up today as the players will all report to Latrobe to get checked in prior to the first practice taking place on Saturday. Over the course of the last several weeks, we have focused in on quite a few of the key battles that will take place over […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe to training camp today, so it is now time for my third 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first two 53 man roster predictions following the draft and the OTA practices, you can view them by following the links provided. As I do […]

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Host Of Steelers Players Entering Do Or Die Mode This Week

By Matthew Marczi Training camp is always an important time for every player, but it is more important for some—namely, those looking for spots on the roster, and especially the ones who no longer qualify for the practice squad. Starting this week at training camp, a handful of players on the roster for the Pittsburgh […]

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