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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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Cardinals Sign Former Steelers T Max Starks

It took a while, but former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks has finally landed with Pittsburgh West. According to the Arizona Cardinals, they have signed Starks, who only played in two games last season. In 2013, Starks was in training camp with the San Diego Chargers but failed to make their final roster. He ultimately […]

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Will Johnson’s Dual Role Should Affect How Tight End Depth Chart Is Built

As we’ve talked about before, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved fullback Will Johnson to the tight ends group in a move that brought a glimmer to the eye of former team offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. They did so in an effort to give the soft-handed “h-back”, as he called himself yesterday, more opportunities on the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Now that training camp has finally begun and we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to take another crack at predicting the 53-man roster. These predictions are based on the accumulation of data through the offseason, of course, and are not just based on what was seen and […]

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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Season Of Change – Hiring Mike Munchak

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Larry Foote Still Has Love For Pittsburgh, And His Buckeye Replacement

Larry Foote once left the Pittsburgh Steelers voluntarily, having become all too aware that he would soon be demoted to make room for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons in the starting lineup. He asked for his released and signed on with his hometown Detroit Lions for a season before realizing that he would rather be a […]

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Steelers Offense Finally Speaking The Rosetta Stone Language

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first brought in offensive coordinator Todd Haley to replace Bruce Arians, nobody was more antagonistic to the regime change than Arians’ good friend, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While many teammates mentioned the changing vocabulary seemingly in passing while going on to praise the new offense, many of the quarterback’s comments that offseason […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Johnson To Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers Film Room: Fake Wide Receiver Screen

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Report: Cardinals Sign Former Steelers LB Larry Foote

According to several Tuesday evening reports, the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote. Foote, who has started 119 of 172 games during his 12-year career, was released by the Steelers back in March. Last season, Foote only started and played in one game due to a biceps injury suffered in the […]

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James Starks Would Be A Fitting Candidate To Replace Jonathan Dwyer

After it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, we speculated that, based on the contract numbers, it seemed likely the Steelers didn’t have much interest in retaining him. Dwyer contradicted that speculation yesterday, saying that he had an opportunity to return to Pittsburgh, but preferred the […]

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Former Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Set To Retire At 26

In perhaps the most unusual item to come out late last night, Adam Schefter reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at the ripe old age of 26. Though unusual, the news is actually not surprising, as Mendenhall himself prefaced it just a few weeks ago in a column that he […]

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A Heath Miller Extension Could Signal Steelers Lack Of Need To Draft TE Early

News surfaced on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers altered the contract of tight end Heath Miller in order to free up cap space for 2014. While we don’t the entire details associated with the altering, it more than likely was an extension being as Miller was about to enter the final year of his current […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Steelers Kirby Wilson Will Not Get Ravens Offensive Coordinator Position

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed for the open offensive coordinator position with the Baltimore Ravens but has reportedly been told that he will not get it. Wilson reportedly interviewed twice with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh over the course of the last several days but it now appears as though receivers coach […]

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Report: Ravens To Interview Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Later This Week

Outside of firing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to keep their coaching staff in tact so far this offseason. However, Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com reports on Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to interview Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson later this week for their […]

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Mike Wallace Insinuates Todd Haley Misused Him Last Season

Prior to his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace missed all of training camp because of contract dispute and as a result, he said Wednesday during his media conference call that he thinks then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley misused him in the offense last year.. “I think it was […]

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Some Unsolicited PR Advice For Ben Roethlisberger

By Michael K Reynolds Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade away from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Like most fans in Steelers Nation, this Sunday news flash by reporter Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network struck through the heart as a dagger. But for me, as a longtime professional in marketing and communications, it also drew another […]

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Report: Roethlisberger Expected To Ask Steelers To Explore Trading Him

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season. According to Rapoport, the team fielded offers for him last offseason. #Steelers sources expect Big Ben to ask them to explore trade options after 2013. They fielded offers […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is On A Record Pace Through Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don’t want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he’s been sacked in a single season. Heading into the […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Now That The Facts Are In, Steelers Decision To Trade For Levi Brown Was A Good One

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert took an undeserved beating Wednesday from a large chunk of the fan base for his decision to trade for Arizona Cardinals tackle Levi Brown. Now that all of the facts of the deal are in, I will give you my thoughts. First, the Steelers only have a conditional draft […]

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