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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback A Sign Of Things To Come?

By Matthew Marczi If you really think about it, there isn’t all that much that separates this season from many other years in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. The majority of the games end in close scores with the victor decided in the fourth quarter. Sure, the scores may on average be higher, partly due to the […]

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With Thomas Now Out Injured, The Decision To Bring Back Allen Looks Like A Good One

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas now sidelined indefinitely with a left high ankle sprain suffered this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the team will more than likely ask veteran safety Will Allen to fill his shoes when they use their quarters personnel moving forward. Allen registered one tackle and two quarterback hurries […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Carving Out A Niche For Himself Amongst The Running Backs

By Matthew Marczi As the Pittsburgh Steelers get healthier and the games tick on, it appears that a pecking order is taking shape within the running back group. We all knew it was a foregone conclusion that rookie second-round draft pick Le’Veon Bell would assume the mantle once he returned to health, which did not […]

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Texans Add Former Steelers CB Josh Victorian To Their Practice Squad

The Houston Texans had a spot to fill on their practice squad Wednesday after they promoted cornerback Elbert Mack to their 53 man roster and they did so by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Josh Victorian. Victorian, who dressed for four games last season with the Steelers after spending most of the year on their […]

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2013 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

With week six now in the books, below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 6-2 (75%) and that was a little lower than I expected it to be. The year to date record for the plus two […]

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Steelers Waive S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith From Injured Reserve

According to the Tuesday NFL transactions release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith from their reserve/injured list. Cromartie-Smith was waived injured last week with a hip injury suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings in order to make room for veteran safety Will Allen, who had been recently released from the Dallas […]

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S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith On Steelers Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith injured on Thursday and he is now on their injured reserve list after clearing waivers. Cromartie-Smith, who was originally signed by the Steelers in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-El Paso, suffered a hip flexor injury a few weeks ago in the loss to the […]

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Steelers Bring Back Veteran S Will Allen; Waive Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Injured

Another day and another familiar face has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports safety Will Allen has agreed to terms. Allen was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday after starting the first two games of the season for them. In order to make room for Allen on […]

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Report: Recently Released S Will Allen Spotted Wednesday At Steelers Facility

Color me a bit shocked. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, safety Will Allen was spotted at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Wednesday just one day after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers had a chance to re-sign Allen during the offseason, but chose not to and the veteran safety […]

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Cowboys Have Released Former Steelers S Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen was released Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys after playing just 170 snaps in the first five games of the 2013 season. Cowboys release S Will Allen. From starter to out in five weeks. — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 8, 2013 Allen, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys […]

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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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Rams Sign Former Steelers T Max Starks

Former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks now has a new home as he signed a one-year deal Wednesday with the St. Louis Rams. Starks, who signed a one-year, $2 million deal in May with the San Diego Chargers in May, was later released in August after not playing well during the preseason. The Rams lost starting […]

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Third Down And 9.08 Yards To Go Has To End

Over the course of his career, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has proven to be very good on third downs, but not even he could overcome the 9.08 average yards needed on the12 third down opportunities that he faced Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Easily. Easily that’s scenario,” said head coach Mike Tomlin when […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Eagles Waive Former Steelers LB Adrian Robinson

Last Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded outside linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back Felix Jones. Now, just one week later, Robinson has been released by the Eagles. Robinson is out of practice squad eligibility so he very well might have a hard time latching on with another team if […]

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Van Dyke And Cheadle Have Reverted Back To Steelers IR List After Clearing Waivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke and guard Justin Cheadle injured on Sunday, and now both have cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted back to the injured reserve list. Strangely enough, both players suffered serious hamstring injuries that led to them being waived injured. Van Dyke never got a chance to show what he […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Not Ready To Say He’s The Starter

Even though he currently sits atop the depth chart at the running back position alongside injured rookie Le’Veon Bell, Isaac Redman still doesn’t feel secure as the team gets ever closer to deciding which 53 players will make up their 2013 man roster. The former undrafted free agent, who has played all of two snaps […]

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Felix Jones To See Action Against Chiefs; LaRod Stephens-Howling Likely Sidelined

Felix Jones has only been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers for all of one day but that won\’t prevent him from seeing action Saturday night in the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten on Twitter, Jones is will see the field in some capacity in […]

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Charlie Batch Hints That Ben Roethlisberger Wasn\’t Allowed To Audiblize Last Season

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch let it be known recently that offensive coordinator Todd Haley wouldn\’t allow quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to audiblize out of plays at the line of scrimmage last season. “By not being allowed that flexibility, like Bruce Arians allowed him to have to change at the line of scrimmage to a […]

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Isaiah Green Now Third-Team Corner Ahead Of Josh Victorian

By Matthew Marczi Although it is but a small indication, it seems as though second-year undrafted cornerback Isaiah Green has surpassed Josh Victorian on the depth chart. Victorian, who also went undrafted a few years ago, actually has some in-game experience, including a start against the Dallas Cowboys last year when injuries necessitated a warm […]

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Two Weeks Of Steelers Training Camp And Eight Players Added Since It Started

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp at the end of July, eight players have been added to the roster. Here is a recap of the seven that remain. D\’Anthony Batiste – Batiste was signed as a free agent after guard Nik Embernate was lost for the season with his knee injury. Last year with […]

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Cardinals Claim Former Steelers DE Cordian Hagans Off Waivers

The Arizona Cardinals once again have a former Pittsburgh Steelers player on their roster as they have claimed rookie undrafted free agent defensive end Cordian Hagans off waivers on Thursday. Hagans was waived on Wednesday to make room for cornerback Devin Smith, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Steelers needed yet […]

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Undersized Victorian Looking To Raise His Stature On Steelers Depth Chart

By Matthew Marczi Josh Victorian entered this edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp likely still on the roster bubble; however, with the recent injuries to Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown, DeMarcus Van Dyke, and Terry Hawthorne, the young cornerback has been given the opportunity to garner some much-needed experience, playing the slot with the ones […]

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Mike Tomlin Doesn\’t Think Ankle Injury Suffered By CB Curtis Brown Is Serious

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Curtis Brown failed to practice on Wednesday after suffering an injured ankle Monday in practice. Following Wednesday\’s practice, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media he doesn\’t believe the injury is serious. “I don’t have the details of it to be honest with you, so evidently it’s not anything […]

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Report: Running Backs Le\’Veon Bell And LaRod Stephens-Howling Expected To Practice Wednesday

In an effort to best maximize the day off the team had on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had his players work in shorts Monday after several straight days of practicing full pads in hopes of getting a few of the walking wounded back on Wednesday. On the surface, that strategy might have […]

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