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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Above The Neck Play Could Keep Vince Williams Above The Line

By Matthew Marczi Prior to the first preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was my intention to write about Vince Williams as potentially the ninth linebacker on the team’s 53-man roster, which would fly in the face of convention, given their history of keeping a fifth outside linebacker, rather than an inside linebacker. Part […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Is Adrian Robinson Still A One-Trick Pony?

By Matthew Marczi Last year during the preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin described then-rookie undrafted free agent outside linebacker Adrian Robinson as a “one-trick pony”. Of course, it is usually a good sign when Tomlin even mentions a rookie, and a criticism such as that often means that he sees signs of […]

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Danny Smith Says Steelers Special Teams Unit Will Master Kick Coverage Skills

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin tried to hire new special teams coach Danny Smith away from the Washington Redskins three years ago, but the Redskins wouldn\’t allow that to that happen. Now that Smith is back home in Pittsburgh, he fully understands that his stay could be short if his units do not perform […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Stevenson Sylvester Versus Marshall McFadden Versus Vince Williams

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now almost just a week away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a few backup inside linebacker spots on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Steelers Rookies Tasked With Turning Around Special Teams In 2013

In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers “true” rookies combined to play 966 snaps on either offense or defense and in 2011, that number came in at 1,398 snaps. It\’s a known fact that Steelers rookies on the defensive side of the ball are lucky to see any playing time during their first season, so because of […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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Will The Steelers Use More Dime Or Big Nickel In 2013?

With more and more NFL teams drafting athletic tight ends these days, combined with more teams trying to incorporate spread style offenses, defenses are forced to combat this with more athletic players that can defend against it. The Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years have primarily used just two types of personnel groupings on […]

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Steelers First Round Draft Pick Jarvis Jones Will Apparently Wear Jersey No.91

Are you ready to buy a Jarvis Jones jersey? If so, it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick out of Georgia will wear No.91, the same number that the great Aaron Smith wore for so many years, according to the team website. Many have speculated since his selection Thursday night, that because […]

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Report: Cowboys Free Agent LB Victor Butler To Visit Steelers On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers missed out on free agent linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Moise Fokou as both players signed contracts with other teams on Wednesday. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports now reports via Twitter Wednesday night that Dallas Cowboys free agent linebacker Victor Butler is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Thursday. Butler, an outside linebacker, has […]

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Steelers Free Agents: The Legal Free Agent Tampering Season Is Here

The three day legalized NFL tampering period got underway at midnight, but not without a memo from the league on Friday that clarified what is and isn\’t allowed leading up to the start of the new league year, which commences at 4:00 p.m. eastern on Tuesday. The league doesn\’t have to worry about the Pittsburgh […]

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Could Vikings LB Erin Henderson Be A Cheap Free Agent Prospect For The Steelers?

Let me start of this post by saying that I will be very surprised if the Pittsburgh Steelers add a big name via free agency this offseason. It just isn\’t something that they normally do and being up against the salary cap this offseason won\’t help change that this offseason. Even experienced smaller name free […]

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Health Of Sean Spence Holds Keys To Steelers Future At Inside Linebacker Position

I am asked at least once a week via email or Twitter if I have heard anything about how the recovery of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence is coming along since he suffered his serious left knee injury last preseason that included a torn ACL, a torn LCL and a dislocated knee cap. All I […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: LB Brandon Johnson – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we are about half way through with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran linebacker Brandon Johnson. Player: Brandon Johnson Position: Linebacker Experience: 7 Years Free Agent Status: […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Bad Luck Or Bad Conditioning? Art Rooney II Says He Will Look Into It As It Relates To Injuries

Some new quotes have emerged from the year-end talk that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had with members of the Pittsburgh media last week concerning injuries suffered this past season and training. “I do think it’s something that comes in cycles,” said Rooney about injuries, per the Steelers official website. “I remember sitting […]

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Steelers Defense Faces Question Marks At Six Positions During The Offseason

On Monday we looked at the five question marks the Pittsburgh Steelers have on offense heading into the offseason and today we will look at the questions that will need to be answered on the defensive side of the ball by the time the team arrives for in Latrobe for training camp. Right Outside Linebacker […]

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2013 Steelers Free Agency: 17 Unrestricted, 5 Restricted & 2 Exclusive Rights Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the offseason with several big decisions ahead of them as far as free agency and personnel goes. In total they will have 17 unrestricted free agents , 5 restricted free agents and 2 exclusive rights free agents. Cornerback Keenan Lewis and guard Ramon Foster will likely be considered the Steelers […]

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21 Players That Might Be Playing Their Last Game As Steelers Next Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season will officially come to an end next Sunday and with that comes the reality that several players might be playing their final game in the black and gold. We will dive into free agency deeper once the season is officially over but here is a quick synopsis of those players. […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Game Rewind – Second Half Notes – Week 14

Below are my second half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. Here are my first half notes in case you missed them. The 2nd and 9 wide receiver screen the Chargers called on their opening possession of the second half was a great call with Keenan Lewis playing […]

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Unforced Errors Were Way Too Easy To Recollect In Loss To The Chargers

If there was one thing that stuck out Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field it was the unforced errors. Ok not one, but several of them. Sure, it is easy to cherry pick every game and find a handful of these types of mistakes, but Sunday […]

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Steelers Need To Unleash Health In December

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will be inactive on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers due to a fractured fright ankle that he suffered early in the win last week against the Baltimore Ravens. According to the Steelers pre game release, Taylor will become the 19th different player to miss a game with an injury […]

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Healthier James Harrison Looks To Extend Sack Streak To Four Games Against Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison might not ever be 100% healthy this season, but 13 weeks now into the 2012 season he his certainly playing like he is close. In the last 3 games Harrison has totaled 3 sacks and 24 tackles, which is nearly half of the tackles that he has been credited […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Dwyer & Mendenhall Both Doubtful; Woodley Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice on Friday in preparation for their Sunday game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The final injury report for the week is now out, and as expected, safety Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) have all been officially ruled […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Jonathan Dwyer Limited, LaMarr Woodley Remains Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers resumed practice on Thursday as they prepare to take on the New York Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Thursday injury report is now out and it shows that linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and running back Baron Batch (shin) did not practice. The status of Woodley heading into […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu & Gilbert Ruled Out For Giants Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference to talk about the win Sunday over the Washington Redskins and the upcoming game against the New York Giants. Tomlin updated the injury situation in the first part of the press conference and he said safety Troy Polamalu (calf) […]

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