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Dan Rooney Jr. Is Excited About Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell And The Outside Zone

It\’s not often that Dan Rooney Jr. , the Pittsburgh Steelers Player Personnel Coordinator, gives a radio interview, but when he does, they usually are a good listen. Rooney joined Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta Wednesday evening on 970 ESPN Radio and he was asked right off the bat about offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie WR Justin Brown Has Hands Like A Pillow

On Monday, Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest said during the afternoon Steelers Live episode that he has been impressed with rookie wide receiver Justin Brown, who was drafted this past April in the sixth-round. Labriola emphasized Brown again Wednesday on Twitter and says he thinks the 6\’3″ wide receiver has soft hands and that when […]

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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 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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Mike Tomlin Says Ben Roethlisberger Needs To Lead In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday in a pre training camp interview with Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest that he expects quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to be a leader in 2013. “He needs to be what his teammates need him to be, formally and informally, on the field and off. Not only is he […]

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Cortez Allen And Jason Worilds To Open Training Camp As Starters On Defense

In what will perhaps be the most obvious piece of news of the week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest that both linebacker Jason Worilds and cornerback Cortez Allen will open up training camp as the starters at their respective positions. 1 more tidbit: Tomlin sez @Cortez_Allen & Jason […]

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Safety Troy Polamalu The Steelers All Time Most Overrated Player? Dave Dameshek Thinks So

With the NFL currently in the dead zone prior to training camps opening around the league, several of the major media outlets are scratching and clawing for topics to discuss. NFL.com is currently going team-by-team and listing the all-time players from each that they consider to be either overrated or underrated. As far as the […]

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Steelers To Wear 1934 Striped Bumble Bee Throwback Uniforms Once In 2013

I hope you enjoyed the 1934 bumble bee throwback uniforms that the Pittsburgh Steelers wore last season, because team president Art Rooney II told Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest during a Wednesday interview that the team will again wear the yellow and black striped uniforms during the 2013 season. The Steelers wore the striped uniforms […]

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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Excited About Rookie LB Vince Williams

While it\’s unlikely to happen in 2013, in 2014 the Pittsburgh Steelers could very well have two Florida State Seminoles manning both inside linebacker spots if sixth-round draft pick Vince Williams progresses at a rapid pace during his rookie season. So what does Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons think so far about the product of […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Says Evolution Of Offense Begins With Good Communication During OTA Sessions

In the few times that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has talked to the media this offseason, he has been very positive in his outlook towards what his second season in the Todd Haley orchestrated offense will be like in 2013. More than once Roethlisberger has talked about how he and the positional coaches have […]

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Steelers Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick LB Vince Williams On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have another one of their nine draft picks under contract as sixth-round linebacker Vince Williams has now signed his rookie contract. Williams,  who was the second of the two players selected by the Steelers in the sixth-round, is out of Florida State and was the 206th overall pick […]

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Steelers Waive NT Anthony Rashad White From Injured Reserve List

A week ago we reported that former Michigan State nose tackle Anthony Rashad White reverted back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured reserve list following him clearing waivers after being waived injured on May 6. On Tuesday, White was waived from the injured reserve list which means that he is fully recovered from whatever injury he […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Vince Williams Instructed Teammates At Rookie Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 rookie camp has come and gone and while we did get a few small reports about players from the members of the media present, here is a new tidbit to pass along and it concerns sixth-round draft pick Vince Williams. Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest was asked on Tuesday during the […]

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Former Steelers RB Merril Hoge To Announce Pittsburgh\’s Second & Third Round Draft Picks

The 2013 NFL draft will take place one week from tomorrow and it will include several former NFL players announcing the second and third draft picks for their former teams. Bob Labriola reports Wednesday on Twitter that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge has been chosen to perform that duty for the black and […]

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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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