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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…


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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – ILB Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense….




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Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Terence Garvin Makes Me A Liar

By Matthew Marczi With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar. Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one…




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Internal Options To Fill Matt Spaeth’s Roster Spot For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi With the decision to carry five tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly expressed their intent to place tight end Matt Spaeth on the Reserve/Injured List with Designation to Return. In order to place the return designation on a player being moved to injured reserve, that player must…


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Examining The Rationale Behind The Surprising Roster Moves

By Matthew Marczi The last few spots on a 53-man roster are almost always tough to predict. However, the final roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers was even more difficult to call than usual this year, given the amount of roster turnover from a year ago, including emerging starters replacing aging…


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Steelers Waive LB Marshall McFadden

According to ARN Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived second-year linebacker Marshall McFadden. LB Marshall McFadden has been released from the Steelers — ARN Sports (@arnsports) August 31, 2013 Color me surprised with this one as I thought McFadden was a lock after Stevenson Sylvester was released last week. During…



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Steelers Versus Panthers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting how long both Jason Worilds and Cortez Allen remained in the game. The only other starters on defense were Ziggy Hood and Steve McLendon, but both exited earlier. Allen, of course, has missed a lot of the preseason due to injuries, but he,…


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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I…



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Six Positions To Be Settled In Steelers Preseason Finale

By Matthew Marczi The preseason finale may not mean a whole lot to many fans, and even to many players—particularly the starters—but for hundreds of players around the league, it is the final preseason game that determines whether or not they have a six-figure salary in their future or if…


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LB Brian Rolle Might Not Be Special Enough To Make The Steelers 53 Man Roster

When Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Brian Rolle was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last October, there were reports that suggested his play on special teams was the main reason why he was jettisoned. Now, as the Steelers head into their final preseason game Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers, Rolle…



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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the…


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Vince Williams Now Listed As Second-Team Inside Linebacker

By Matthew Marczi The latest depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers revealed some good news and bad news for certain players, depending on who is moving up and who is moving down. As Dave noted, David Johnson was given the nod over second-year tight end David Paulson as the top…


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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better…



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16 Defensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several defensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a…


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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Roster Cuts

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not waste much time cutting their roster down to the requisite 75 a day after their third preseason game, and there were certainly some very notable, albeit not very surprising moves, including one move to injured reserve. The Steelers announced that they have…



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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Brian Rolle Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A play-by-play breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Brian Rolle versus the Washington Redskins on Monday night. First Drive Snaps: 4 Run: 0 Blitz/Drop: 0/4 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, :50 2nd. Drops into hook zone (read curl, drive on flat). No one in the area. On checkdown…