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William Gay Could Be A Different Kind Of Safety Net With Cortez Allen Back

By Matthew Marczi With Cortez Allen being a full participant in practice yesterday and showing all signs of being able to resume play after missing the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a somewhat interesting personnel situation. After the Steelers lost inside linebacker Larry Foote for the season, Dick LeBeau had to improvise and […]

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Steelers Hope Pair Of Roster Transactions Will Help Bolster Sluggish Special Teams Unit

By Matthew Marczi It was an unlikely Labor Day for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, who rarely see fit to do much tinkering with their roster. This year, however, is different, as they added two players that they presumably believe will help bolster their special teams performance in 2013, which has been an area of concern […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Progressing Nicely As Third Preseason Game Approaches

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen missed nearly all of training camp after having minor knee surgery several weeks ago, but head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Thursday that the third-year player might be healthy enough to play Saturday night in the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, […]

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Final Phase Of Roster Evaluation Arrives With Return To South Side Facility

By Matthew Marczi Now with the halfway point of the preseason finally breached, it is time for the next phase of roster development to begin. The Pittsburgh Steelers are now out of St. Vincent College and are back in their own homes in and around Pittsburgh. When they resume practices, they will be conducted at […]

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Report: Le\’Veon Bell\’s Injury Not As Significant As One Suffered By Matt Spaeth

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the mid -foot sprain suffered Monday night by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell early in the first quarter is not as significant as the injury tight end Matt Spaeth suffered a few weeks ago. #Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's injury to right foot not as significant as teammate […]

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Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Reportedly In Boot

During the Tuesday edition of Steelers Live, Bob Labriola reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell currently has his right foot in a boot after he suffered a mid-foot sprain Monday night in the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. In addition, Labriola also said he hasn\’t heard what the results of the Tuesday […]

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What Happens At St. Vincent Stays At St. Vincent, Including Live Tackling For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi Head coach Mike Tomlin elected to throw it old school this training camp by widely incorporating live tackling drills in practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Aside from perhaps a couple of extra bumps and bruises, it seems that the new-old strategy was a great success; I say ‘was’ because, as of today, […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Tweaks Groin Thursday

The injuries appear to be piling up Thursday for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their Thursday practice as Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer is now reporting on Twitter that rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has tweaked his groin. Lolley does not believe the injury is serious, however. Jarvis Jones tweaked his groin. #steelers appears to be […]

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Al Woods Back Where He Belongs After Roundabout Journey Across The League

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods is being given a fair bit of attention this week, and rightfully so after his impressive start to the 2013 preseason, registering six solo tackles, including two run stops, and a sack against the New York Giants on Saturday. Woods has only been with the team […]

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Steelers Not Expected To Place TE Matt Spaeth On Injured Reserve

Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest posted Tuesday on Twitter that while the Pittsburgh Steelers will likely place veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress on injured reserve at some point following his Monday surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff suffered late last week in practice; he doesn\’t believe that injured tight end Matt Spaeth will be […]

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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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Report: T Guy Whimper Carted Off Field Thursday With Unspecified Injury

According to Bob Labriola on the Thursday edition of Steelers Live, right tackle Guy Whimper was carted off the practice field today with an unspecified injury. Labriola said he didn\’t know for sure, but thinks Whimper just may have just been overheated being as it has been so hot and humid the last several days. […]

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Steelers Offense Should Establish A Role For Plaxico Burress

By Matthew Marczi In the weeks leading up to the start of the free agency period earlier this year, there was growing concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver depth, given the imminent departure of speedster Mike Wallace and the fact that just two wideouts were under contract. The Steelers attempted to remedy that by […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Thirteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers resumed training camp practices on Wednesday following their day off Tuesday and below is your nightly recap of all the nuggets floating around on the web as day thirteen is now in the books. The Steelers made a few roster moves early on Wednesday as running back Curtis McNeal and defensive end […]

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Steelers Troy Polamalu Uncontused On Wednesday; Jason Worilds Less Than Ideal

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers get running backs Le\’Veon Bell and LaRod Stephens-Howling back on the practice field Wednesday, but safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Jason Worilds also returned to action as well. Polamalu, who Bob Labriola said looked good at the end of Wednesday\’s practice, had been sidelined for a few days prior […]

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RB Curtis McNeal Was Waived Injured By Steelers

According to the Wednesday official NFL transaction release, undrafted free agent running back Curtis McNeal was waived injured by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bob Labriola reported on the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live that the USC product had an unspecified injury. McNeal had been sidelined the last few days of practice prior to the Tuesday off […]

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Mike Tomlin Doesn\’t Think Ankle Injury Suffered By CB Curtis Brown Is Serious

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Curtis Brown failed to practice on Wednesday after suffering an injured ankle Monday in practice. Following Wednesday\’s practice, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media he doesn\’t believe the injury is serious. “I don’t have the details of it to be honest with you, so evidently it’s not anything […]

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Report: Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Suffered Injured Foot Wednesday

According to Bob Labriola on the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth appeared to suffer a foot injury during practice after tripping over a linebacker during drills. Labriola reports Spaeth was sitting on the side with ice on one of his feet after being carted off the field earlier in […]

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Sixth Wheel Kelvin Beachum Could See Some Mileage This Season

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the last of their four seventh round draft picks in last year’s draft, there was some excitement and anticipation—albeit just a trace—over his potential to help improve the offensive line’s depth, given the way that Kevin Colbert and others talked him up […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Steelers Remove NT Alameda Ta\’amu From Active PUP List On Monday

It was a bit of a a surprise when Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced at the start of training camp that second-year nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu would start off his second trip to Latrobe on the Active PUP list. Ta\’amu wasn\’t put there for failing the run test, however, as the Washington product […]

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As We Near The Preseason, Time To Tone Down The Steelers Physical Practices

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 edition of training camp, and in particular the padded practice portion of the proceedings, really opened up with a bang. Or rather, a series of bangs, spread out throughout the past week or so. More bangs than have been a part of a Pittsburgh Steelers training camp since Chuck Noll […]

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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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Mike Adams Lines Up At Left Tackle For Third Straight Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have only been at training camp for ten days now, and already we have seen some jumbling not only on the second-team offensive line, but the first-team offensive line as well. During the Friday evening practice, tackles Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert flipped sides and as of Sunday, they reportedly haven\’t flipped […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Nine Recap

It\’s hard to believe that nine days of training camp have already passed for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their first preseason game takes place next Saturday and their next day off won\’t be until Tuesday. Here is a recap of the few tidbits floating around the interwebs from day nine. Perhaps the biggest news on Saturday […]

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Rookies Jarvis Jones And Le\’Veon Bell Headline Steelers Saturday Bumps And Bruises List

With one week of training camp now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers it appears as though some wear and tear from the past week is starting to result in a few dinged up players as several reportedly are sitting out the Saturday afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College. Not only are cornerbacks Cortez […]

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