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Steelers 2013 Schedule To Be Released Thursday Evening – Date & Time Of Final Preseason Game Now Known

The 2013 preseason schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been out now for a little while, but now we can fill in the time and date of the final game against the Carolina Panthers. Bob Labriola reports via Twitter on Tuesday that the fourth and final preseason game with be on Thursday, Aug. 29. at […]

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Steelers Re-sign LB Stevenson Sylvester To A One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to a one-year deal on Wednesday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter. The Steelers had decided not to restricted tender Sylvester, their fifth round draft pick in 2010, prior to the start of free agency, so thus he became a free agent at the start of the new […]

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Steelers Bring In LB Jamie Collins, LB Khaseem Greene, S Jonathan Meeks & S Phillip Thomas For Pre Draft Visits

In addition to Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones making a pre draft visit on Tuesday, Bob Labriola reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are also hosting Southern Mississippi outside linebacker Jamie Collins, Rutgers outside linebacker Khaseem Greene, Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas for pre draft visits. Jamie Collins 4.64 in the […]

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Steelers 2013 Offseason Program Schedule Announced

Bob Labriola reported on Twitter Thursday that the dates of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program have now been determined. Labriola wrote that the offseason program will officially begin on April 15 and that the OTA dates are set to be May 21-23, May 28-30 and June 3-6. Minicamp will be held on June 11-13. THE […]

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Could Steelers Cornerback William Gay Really Make A Move To Safety?

Bob Labriola had an interesting tweet this morning in which he threw out the notion that he always thought cornerback William Gay could transition to safety. He wonders whether he will now that we know that Will Allen will not be back in 2013 after signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. Will Allen to […]

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Steelers New WR Coach Richard Mann Says That He Is A Fundamental Technique Guy

The Pittsburgh Steelers hired Richard Mann to be their new wide receivers coach back in mid February, and on Monday, we finally got our first quotes from the long-time NFL assistant since his hiring was announced. Mann, who has long been regarded as a coach who focuses on technique, reiterated that recently in his interview […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Talks Offensive Line At Owners\’ Meeting

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media on Tuesday at the annual owners\’ meetings and was asked about the possible use of more zone blocking in 2013. “Something we\’re going to explore, said Tomlin,” via a report by Bob Labriola on Twitter. “Not going to move too far from what guys are […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Team Still Hasnt Received Offer Sheet For Emmanuel Sanders From Patriots

It is now Sunday and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter today that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert still has yet to received an offer sheet for restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the New England Patriots. Sanders, who visited with the Patriots on Friday, was erroneously reported by several media and blog […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Still Open To Bringing Back QB Charlie Batch In 2013

Bob Labriola reports Sunday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has said that the team still hasn\’t ruled out bringing back unrestricted free agent quarterback Charlie Batch despite the signing of unrestricted free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski this past week. Batch has made it known several times during the off-season that he […]

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Steelers Re-sign FB/TE David Johnson To One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue on Tuesday with their yearly process of signing their own free agents as Bob Labriola reports on Twitter that fullback/tight end David Johnson has been re-signed to a one year contract. The deal is believed to be for the minimum. Johnson, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the seventh […]

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Mike Tomlin Calls New Steelers WR Coach Richard Mann A Good Communicator

It has been a few weeks now since the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Richard Mann to be their new wide receivers coach to replace Scottie Montgomery, who left to return to Duke. Bob Labriola of steelers.com recently talked to head coach Mike Tomlin on their way back from the NFL combine and he asked him what […]

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Steelers Hire Richard Mann To Be Next Wide Receivers Coach

According to Bob Labriola on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Richard Mann to be their next wide receivers coach. Mann, an Aliquippa native, last coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where Tomlin was the defensive backs coach from 2001–2005. The 65 year old Mann hasn’t coached since the 2009 season after […]

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Steelers Officially Waive RB Chris Rainey On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially severed ties on Monday with one of their 2012 draft picks as running back Chris Rainey was officially waived, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter. The Steelers announced back on January 10 that the Florida product would be waived following his simple battery arrest earlier that day down in Gainesville, Florida. […]

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Steelers New Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Wants Linemen Who Can Move

Bob Labriola of steelers.com just completed his first interview with new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. on Tuesday and it included several great questions and answers. Bicknell was asked by Labriola during the interview what blocking scheme he preferred. “You have to be able to be multiple,” said Bicknell. “It depends on what you […]

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Steelers Name Jack Bicknell Jr. As Their New Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally named their new offensive coach on Tuesday and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that it is Jack Bicknell Jr., the former offensive line coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Bicknell spent one season in Kansas City after a three-year stint with the New York Giants, where he served as the […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Expects Several Changes This Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to members of the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and below is a summation of what he said based on the tweets sent out by Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola. Colbert reportedly referred to the team being 8-8 in 2012 several times in his talk, meaning of course that […]

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Steelers Sign CB Justin King To A One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Justin King to a one-year contract on Wednesday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter. King ended the season on the Steelers 53 man roster after being signed in the middle of December after DeMarcus Van Dyke suffered a shoulder injury that would end his season. King is a Pittsburgh native […]

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Steelers Sign K Danny Hrapmann & TE Zack Pianalto To Reserve/ Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two more players to their offseason roster on Friday as Bob Labriola reports that kicker Danny Hrapmann and tight end Zack Pianalto were signed to reserve future contracts. Hrapmann, a product of Southern Mississippi, was with the Steelers last offseason and 6 for 6 on his attempts during the 2012 preseason […]

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Steelers President Art Rooney II Calls 2012 Season Frustrating; Endorses The Return Of Todd Haley As OC

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II held his season-ending talk with the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and several of the things that he talked about have now been passed along on Twitter by both Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola. The first bit of news that we received was the confirmation from Rooney that Steelers […]

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Steelers Bengals Week 16 Game Will Not Be Flexed

The Week 16 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field is setting up to be one that could decide the last Wild Card spot in the AFC and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter on Monday that the game will not be flexed and will thus remain a 1 p.m. eastern […]

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Steelers Sign WR Bert Reed To Practice Squad & Release CB Josh Victorian

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday morning that they had signed tackle Joe Long and guard Justin Cheadle to the practice squad to fill the spots that previously belonged to Toney Clemons and John Malecki. In addition to those signings, Bob Labriola now reports that former FSU wide receiver Bert Reed has also been signed to […]

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Steelers Sign T Joe Long & G Justin Cheadle To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers had two open spots on their practice squad after promoting guard John Malecki to the 53 man roster on Monday and losing wide receiver Toney Clemons to the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Wednesday they filled those two spots with offensive linemen as Bob Labriola reports they have signed tackle Joe Long and guard […]

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Doug Legursky To Start At Left Guard Against Browns

Some late breaking news today as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that Doug Legursky will get the start at left guard over Willie Colon for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns. Colon showed up on the injury report on Friday with a knee injury, but will be dressed just in case. Legursky started earlier […]

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Plaxico Burress Gets One-Year Veteran Minimum Deal Plus No. 80 From Jamie McCoy

The contract details are in for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who was signed to the 53 man roster on Tuesday. Burress reportedly signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $925,000. The contract is not guaranteed and did not include a signing bonus. That is not all that Burress received as Bob […]

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Steelers Sign Former Penn State WR Derek Moye To The Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad move on Wednesday as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that wide receiver Derek Moye has been signed and tight end Jamie McCoy has been released. The move was likely made because of the ankle injury suffered by wide receiver Antonio Brown in the 24-20 win this past Sunday […]

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Forces Steelers To Travel To New York A Day Later Than Planned

Hurricane Sandy will end up affecting the Pittsburgh Steelers after all as Bob Labriola reports Thursday via Twitter that the team is scheduled to travel to New York on Sunday for their 4:25 p.m. game against the New York Giants. The aftermath that the storm has left in its wake, combined with the logistics of […]

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