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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Set To Be 5th Oldest Defensive Player In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will return for a 13th season in 2014, but you might be surprised to know that the soon-to-be 36-year-old is still not in the top-four oldest defensive players still in the league. Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson currently gets the honor of being the oldest defensive player in the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers Inactives For Eagles Game Includes 10 Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Philadelphia Eagles later on tonight and several players will not dress for the game. As expected, tight end Eric Waters (concussion), cornerback Shaquille Richardson (knee), linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin), center Cody Wallace (finger) and long snapper Greg Warren (knee) will all miss the game with injuries. Also sitting out […]

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Contract Numbers For Steelers DE Brett Keisel

The numbers of the two-year contract extension signed a few days ago by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel are now in. Brian McIntyre reports on Twitter that the contract totals out at $3 million just like Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reported on Wednesday. Keisel, however, only received a $500,000 signing bonus. Keisel’s base […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their first win in the preseason since 2012, in a game in which the first-team units scored two touchdowns and held strong at the goal line, but had to be won by a defensive turnover in the 11th hour. Here are a few of the things I will be […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Second Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora My fourth attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster before we kick off tonight’s third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (23) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Nothing changed here. Two extra practice squad spots only does more […]

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Report: Brett Keisel Contract Two-Years, $3 Million

It will be a few days before the contract signed Wednesday by Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Brett Keisel shows up in the NFLPA records, but early numbers being reported by Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio are believable. According to Prisuta, Keisel signed a two-year, $3 million contract. What we don’t know is the signing […]

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Steelers List DE Brett Keisel As Right Side Starter

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to bring back veteran defensive end Brett Keisel, their latest depth chart shows him as the starter on the right side, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. Brown reports that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is currently listed as Keisel’s backup and that Cam Thomas is listed as […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Keisel Signing, Gilbert Contract, 53 Man Roster & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by recapping what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference about the upcoming preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles as well as his thoughts on the defensive line and safety Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers have […]

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Steelers Announce Brett Keisel Signing; DL Al Lapuaho Waived

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made the return on veteran defensive end Brett Keisel official as it was announced Wednesday morning that he’s been signed to a two-year contract. To make room for Keisel on the roster, defensive lineman Al Lapuaho has been waived. Steelers PR man Burt Lauten also reports Wednesday morning that while […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Second Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having two preseason games behind them, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. How […]

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What The Return Of DE Brett Keisel Likely Means For The 2014 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided Tuesday that they want one more year of “The Beard” as veteran defensive end Brett Keisel will reportedly return for a 13th season. So what does Keisel’s return mean as it relates to the defense, playing time and other young players currently on the roster? For starters, Keisel plays predominantly on […]

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Report: Steelers Reach Agreement With DE Brett Keisel

Veteran defensive end Brett Keisel won’t be signing with the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears as though he will be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers for one more season. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Keisel and the Steelers have reached agreement that will allow the former seventh-round draft pick to play a 13th year […]

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Brett Keisel Turns Down Invitation To Visit Cardinals

Veteran defensive end Brett Keisel will not be a member of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014 after all. According to Kent Somers of azcentral.com, Keisel declined an invitation to visit the Cardinals as he did not want to leave his family. Earlier in the day, Somers reported that Keisel would be flying to Arizona to […]

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Report: Former Steelers DE Brett Keisel Flying To Arizona To Take Physical

As expected, it didn’t take long for the Arizona Cardinals to reach out to former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel as the bearded one is reportedly flying out west Tuesday to take a physical, according to Kent Somers of AZCentral.com. DE Brett Keisel flying to AZ today to take a physical. #AZCardinals — Kent […]

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Speculation Begins That Cardinals Will Reach Out To DE Brett Keisel

The Arizona Cardinals lost defensive tackle Darnell Dockett to a season-ending knee injury Monday and already there’s speculation that former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel could be headed out west. Keisel, who will turn 36 in September, has received little, if any, interest from teams during the offseason. Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post First Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having one preseason game in the books, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. How many of […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Hoping Hard Work Will Pay Off

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end Brian Arnfelt is the only end on the roster other than Cameron Heyward to have taken even a single snap on defense for Dick LeBeau last year, and he merely doubled that with his two total plays on the line. But that doesn’t mean he’s a shoe-in to make the […]

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After Day Of Rest, Tackling Sessions May Start To Relax

As was the case a year ago, Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers began smacking pads well before the first preseason game, as the veteran head coach had his team trading blows with the third practice of training camp—the earliest day possible. It’s hard to say how much it benefited the team last season, if at all, […]

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LeBeau On Tuitt: ‘He’s Definitely Going To Get A Significant Amount Of Playing Time’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, is progressing fast. How fast? Well, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau seems to think that the Notre Dame product will do something that we haven’t seen a rookie defensive end do in Pittsburgh for quite some time, and that’s play a lot. “He’s definitely going to get […]

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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day off just to ensure that […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Eliminated Possible Return Of Keisel Or Harrison

When the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe Friday for training camp, veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel wasn’t invited as he remains unsigned. Just because he isn’t with the team now, however, doesn’t mean that he won’t be by the start of the regular season. During his talk with the media Monday, Steelers general […]

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Roethlisberger Pays Tribute To Keisel By Wearing No. 99 On Day One Of Camp

Veteran defensive Brett Keisel remains unsigned, but Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is honoring him during the first team practice of training camp by wearing a yellow jersey with the No. 99 on it. This does not surprise me one bit and I even talked about that being a possibility a month ago when Roethlisberger […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Defensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used most […]

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Two Rookie Undrafted Steelers Players Worth Watching During Training Camp

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen several undrafted free agent players make their final 53 man roster. Just last year, linebacker Terence Garvin beat the long odds and wound being a solid special teams player. This year, the Steelers once again have a roster full of young undrafted players hoping to accomplish what […]

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