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Markus Wheaton The Latest Candidate In Kick Return Roulette

One of the most consistently dire areas for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season has been on special teams returns, and, more specifically, kickoff returns. Dri Archer had his chances, and then LeGarrette Blount was given his opportunity. Finally, the straw that broke the camel’s back finally dropped yesterday, and the…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the…



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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this…



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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday…



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Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them. Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy…




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Dangerfield Can Make His Move This Week Against Former Team

If safety Jordan Dangerfield is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to have earn the respect of special teams coach Danny Smith. Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, you can tell that he’s…




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Steelers Vs. Giants Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game breakdown and analysis from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-16 loss against the New York Giants. Gobs of info to get to so let’s not waste any more time. Second Half – Martavis Bryant and Derek Moye open up the second half as the starting receivers. Paulson and…


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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Needs Special Playing Time

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt missed valuable practice time. To his credit, however, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks back in May managed to overcome the injury in enough time to receive valuable playing time on…



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Daniel McCullers Can Help His Cause By Raising His Hand

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers may appear to be ahead of schedule in comparison to what could be reasonably projected early on, based on his draft position and his college tape, which does wonders to explain why he fell to the sixth round in May despite his eye-catching…



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Brad Wing Shows Power, But Finesse To Be Tested

The Pittsburgh Steelers are nearly ready to head out to East Rutherford, New Jersey for their first preseason game against the New York Giants, and their final free agent signee, punter Adam Podlesh, remains away with his “very pregnant” wife. If he stays away much longer, it may not do…


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Sean Spence Caps Off Physical Week With A Taste Of What Could Have Been

Even after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence passed his first contact test last week, demonstrating that his reconstructed knee and regenerated nerves could withstand the human onslaught that is football, the cynical question of whether or not he could sustain that level of violence remained in the minds of many…


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Can Undrafted DB Be A Danger To The Rest Of The Safety Field?

Perhaps former undrafted free agent safety Jordan Dangerfield is beginning to earn enough respect for us all to refrain from the obvious puns. He may have a steep uphill climb ahead of himself in his goal to make the 53-man roster after just missing the cut a year ago with…



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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Six – Friday

By Alex Kozora We’ll take you through day six of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. What an absolutely wonderful day. Maybe my favorite so far. Under the lights in Latrobe. There’s not many things better than that. We’ll get into some of the positional work, give you a breakdown of the…