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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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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. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Inside Linebackers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. A review of the squad’s inside linebackers. Lawrence Timmons: Timmons was the rock of the defense in 2013. It didn’t come in spectacular fashion but his consistency was sorely needed for a defense that overall, struggled. He led […]

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Larry Foote’s Injury Could Open The Door For Return Of McFadden, Sylvester

By Matthew Marczi With the news that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote may very well be lost for  the rest of the season followed a ruptured bicep suffered in the team’s opening game loss to the Tennessee Titans, there may very well be a roster move in the near future to bring back one […]

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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 observation that I made after […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Expected To Be Placed On IR-Designated-To-Return List Later Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have yet another new player on their 53 man roster later on today as they will have a spot to fill should tight end Matt Spaeth be placed on the injured reserve list with the designated to return tag after 4 p.m. EST. Spaeth, who is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery, […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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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 be on the final 53-man […]

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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 veterans, which drained the depth […]

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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 the preseason, McFadden ran exclusively […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi If I am not mistaken, Brian Rolle did not play much of any special teams in the second half. My belief is that he did not have to, and that otherwise he would have. Chris Carter looked his most active of the entire preseason against the weaker competition offered in the final […]

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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, Worilds, and McLendon are all […]

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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 am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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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 they will be getting an […]

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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 is on the outside of […]

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Mike Tomlin Wants Young Linebackers To Make An Impact On Special Teams This Week

The young linebackers that are all competing for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster have played well collectively as a unit on defense so far during the preseason, but head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that this week he really wants to see what they each can […]

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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 immediate right of Suisham to […]

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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 healthy player at the position; […]

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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 in the first half in […]

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Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Likely Watching His Roster Spot Slip Away On The Sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester did not play Saturday night in the preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and it marked the second consecutive game that he has missed since injuring his ankle in the first game against the New York Giants. With so much playing time now lost, you have to wonder […]

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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 few available spots. Here now […]

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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 placed rookie seventh-round defensive end […]

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15 Players That Could Be In Their Final Week With The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to trin their roster down from 90 players to 75 a few days after they play the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night and head coach Mike Tomlin refers to it as shortening the lines. That means 15 players will be suiting up for the last time Saturday and below are […]

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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 to the back, Rolle doesn’t […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. As noted in the game recap, Al Woods took the second-team reps at nose tackle, a clear signal that the Steelers in no way intend to […]

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