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Report: Colts Waive Former Steelers RB Chris Rainey For Violating Team Rules

Out of nowhere, the Indianapolis Colts released former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey Monday morning. Rainey, who had reportedly been impressing so far in training camp with the Colts, was let go for violating team rules, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano recently lavished Rainey with praise. “When we […]

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Todd Haley Putting His Imprint On The Offense

Even before the Pittsburgh Steelers actually hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, there were already doubts and theories about ulterior motives for the team’s interest in the former head coach who was recently out of a job. The Steelers were just doing him a favor by giving him an interview, in the hopes […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks He Knows How New RB/WR Dri Archer Will Be Used

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the fifth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, many envisioned then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley using the Florida product much in the same way that he used Dexter McCluster as a rookie in Kansas City in 2010. That didn’t work out so well as Rainey only […]

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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they fit with the team. Grading […]

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Quality Kick Returner Still A Valuable Commodity

There’s no doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selection of Dri Archer in the third round has been somewhat polarizing since they took him in the third round of the NFL Draft this past Friday, given his slight stature. Many arguments have been made against using such a premium draft pick on a player that many […]

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Strategy Will Be Key To Getting The Best Out Of Dri Archer

The thing about Dri Archer is that, in order for him to be most effective, and to contribute the most to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the coaching staff must make a concerted effort to employ him in ways and at times that best serve his talents. Fortunately, the coaching staff seems to understand this, as they’ve […]

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Tomlin: “There’s Size, There’s Speed, And There’s Versatility”

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sat down to try to put into words a summation of the team’s three-day draft haul, he hit the nail on the head with the following description: “there’s size, there’s speed, and there’s versatility”. “Obviously”, he went on, “those are things that we value”, and it shows in […]

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Scat Back 3.0 – How Will Dri Archer Succeed Where Others Had Failed?

I think it’s safe to call it now. Todd Haley likes himself some scat backs. The Pittsburgh Steelers used their third-round compensatory pick to select former Kent State RB/WR/KR Dri Archer, a 5’8”, 170 lbs. bullet with 4.2 speed. Initial opinions on Archer seem to be split down a divide based primarily on whether or […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Running Back

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Running Back

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Running Back Depth

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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2014 Steelers Draft Need: Speed Back To Compliment Bell

By Jeremy Hritz While the Steelers running game has not been dominant this season, it has improved greatly with Le’Veon Bell serving as the team’s bellcow. Bell, who broke the Steelers dubious streak of 23 games without a 100-yard rusher against the Packers, has proven to be a pile-pusher and a guaranteed three yards on […]

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Former Steelers RB Chris Rainey Worked Out Monday For The Chiefs

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey is back in the news Monday as Pro Football Talk is reporting that he worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs. Per league source, former Steelers RB Chris Rainey worked out on Monday for the Chiefs and ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.3s. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) […]

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You Mad Bro? Chris Rainey Says He Wants A Piece Of The Steelers

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has yet to be signed by a team since he was released back in early January, but he told cornerback Curtis Brown Wednesday night on Twitter that he can’t wait to play his former team, when and if he ever plays again. @iCU_Mr31 still waitin on this call, […]

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Le\’Veon Bell Has Stiff Competition To Live Up To As Pass Protector

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers were not completely satisfied with the performance of their running game in 2012. That is partly why two of the running backs from last year are now gone, and why they spent a second round draft pick this past April to bring in another […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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Steelers Hope T Mike Adams Gets It \”Right\” In 2013

By Matthew Marczi As with the other two new starters along the offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Adams already has playing experience. Unlike Marcus Gilbert, however, he will not have to move to a new position—that is, unless, he somehow wins the left tackle job, which seems rather unlikely. The skill set that […]

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Character Counts – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part IV

By Matthew Marczi Despite the organization’s strong reputation, the Pittsburgh Steelers have come across their fair share of public relations hiccups through the years thanks to the behavior of their players. They once stood behind a player who shot at a police helicopter. Then, years later, they unceremoniously dumped one player who sucker punched a […]

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Tolerance And Hypocrisy – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part III

By Matthew Marczi As with any professional sports organization that has been around for more than a few years, the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not without its shadowy figures from time to time. Of course, with the advent of 24-hour sports networks, social media, and amateur paparazzi, it is all the more difficult […]

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\”Time to Die\” – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part I

By Matthew Marczi “Time to die” is the text that got former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey in trouble back in 2010. It was a text message to his girlfriend that led to a felony stalking charge that was later knocked down to a misdemeanor after Rainey agreed to take an anger management course […]

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Kick Return Job Or Bust For Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

If running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 2013, he will have to prove to both offensive coordinator Todd Haley and special teams coach Danny Smith that he can be a third down back and a kick returner respectively. “When I came in for my visit, they let me […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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This Year The Steelers Drafted A Class Of Character As Opposed To Class With Characters

The further I get into my research of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class of 2013, one thing has become very apparent and that is the fact that this is a class of character as opposed to a class with characters like they drafted last year. The Steelers 2012 draft class included three players that had […]

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