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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Three: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Two days down, a lot more to go. Today will serve as the first day in pads for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Obviously, there’s a lot to look forward to. Such as… – Of course, as I mentioned, today is the first time the Steelers are allowed to wear pads. This is the […]

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Chris Hubbard Was The Next Man Up At Left Guard Sunday

With Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster still away mourning the unexpected death of his mother, it created an opportunity for another young offensive lineman to show his stuff with the first-team offense during Sunday’s practice. Chris Hubbard, who spent the entire 2013 season on the Steelers practice after originally being signed last year […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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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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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day One – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first training camp practice of 2014. Lot to take in and I clearly don’t have all the answers yet – not that anyone does anyway – but my observations from day one. – Ryan Shazier was the second player on the field, roughly a half […]

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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 Players Eligible For 2014 Practice Squad

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s time to look ahead at the players that will be eligible for the practice squad should they ultimately not make the final 53 man roster. First, here’s a look at what the CBA has to say about who is and isn’t eligible […]

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Fernando Velasco Off The Market Provides More Clarity Along The Offensive Line

The Carolina Panthers have just announced today that they have signed center Fernando Velasco, whom the Pittsburgh Steelers signed following the season opener to replace the injured Maurkice Pouncey at the time. Velasco went on to start the next 11 games for the Steelers until he suffered a season-ending injury of his own, going down […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Guard/Center

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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With Steelers Undermanned, Nik Embernate Reminded That The Best Ability Is Availability

The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday released guard Nik Embernate, who signed with the team last season as a priority undrafted free agent. He suffered a torn ACL early in training camp last year just as he was promoted to the second-team offensive line, which in part helped encourage followers of the team to anoint him a […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Has A Chance To Accomplish A Rare Feat In 2014

During the Kevin Colbert era, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of rookie undrafted free agents that managed to beat the odds and make the final 53 man roster out of training camp. I’m not going to go over all of the names, but the most recent ones to accomplish that feat are Terence […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Interior OL

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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Guy Whimper Signing Insulates The Steelers From Need Along The Offensive Line

Even if the Guy Whimper signing ultimately ends up as just a placeholder, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to bring back ‘Abdullah the Butcher’ is a shrewd one that insulates them from need along the offensive line. He was greatly maligned when he was first brought here last offseason, but he proved that he was worth […]

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Don’t Read Too Much Into The Steelers Decision To Bring Back Guy Whimper

While I am a little bit surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper on Monday, I do understand the reasoning behind the move. In the grand scheme of things, however, I don’t think much should be read into him being re-signed. Whimper, to his credit, played better than I expected he would […]

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Spots On The 2014 Version Of The Steelers Offensive Line Depth Chart Filling Up Quick

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Cody Wallace to a three-year deal, the team will enter the draft with potentially seven offensive line roster spots already spoken for. Being as head coach Mike Tomlin normally likes to carry eight or nine offensive linemen on the 53 man roster, that leaves at most two spots […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Chris Hubbard – Undrafted

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 Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Interior OL

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Centers/Guards

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Up next, the guards and centers. Ramon Foster: As the old adage goes, if no one is talking about an offensive lineman, he’s doing his job. That’s Foster in a nutshell. The old pickup truck that doesn’t have […]

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Steelers Sign Seven Practice Squad Players To Futures Contracts

The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now over and on Tuesday, the team announced that seven of the eight players that ended the season on their practice squad have been signed to futures contracts. Those seven players are: running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, guard/tackle Bryant Browning, guard Chris Hubbard, wide […]

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Steelers Decide Not To Promote G Chris Hubbard From Practice Squad

The official NFL league transactions are now in for Saturday and the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen not to promote guard Chris Hubbard from the practice squad. With David DeCastro ruled out on the Friday injury report with an ankle injury, this means the Steelers will only dress seven offensive linemen on Sunday for the game […]

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Steelers Might Have To Promote G Chris Hubbard From The Practice Squad On Saturday

With Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro now officially ruled out for the Sunday game against the New England Patriots with an ankle injury, the team will now have to decide whether or not to promote an offensive linemen from the practice squad on Saturday. The loss of DeCastro leaves the Steelers with only seven […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro, “I’ll Do My Best To Get Back As Soon As Possible”

The right ankle injury suffered Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders will more than likely prevent him from playing this coming Sunday against the New England Patriots. DeCastro, who was rolled up on from behind in the third quarter Sunday as a result of a block […]

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Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy Whimper as a reserve lineman […]

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Steelers Post Game Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Will Likely Need MRI’s

Following the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media and went over the injuries suffered in the game. “Ramon Foster sustained a concussion there early on and was unable to return,” started Tomlin. “Guy Whimper had a left knee injury that needs to be and will be […]

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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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