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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice squad rules had been in […]

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Cardinals To Release T Max Starks, Lions Waive P Drew Butler

It’s not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as several are showing up on the early lists of cut-downs throughout the league. The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly release tackle Max Starks Monday just three weeks after signing him. Starks played a total of 86 snaps with the Cardinals over the course of three preseason games […]

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Bills Give Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon The Early Ax

It might finally be the end of the line for former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon as the Oregon product was included in the first round of cuts made Monday morning by the Buffalo Bills. Dixon, who was selected by the Steelers in the fifth-round (156th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, wasn’t given much […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester

A former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick found work Wednesday with another team full of other former Steelers players. Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and will compete for a job as a backup. The Bills need […]

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Bills LB Brandon Spikes Looks Forward To Facing Steelers In Joint Training Camp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills for two joint practices this year during training camp and there’s already one player on the opposing team that’s looking forward to it. “We’re beating up on each other all time, now we get an opportunity to see another team,” Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes said. “You get […]

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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 Draft History Under Tomlin – Safety

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 Draft History Under Tomlin – Quarterback

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-Bills Training Camp Practices Will Have An Air Of Familiarity

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills earlier in the week reached an agreement to hold mutual practice sessions during training camp over the next two years earlier this week, which should certainly add an interesting dynamic to the proceedings, not only for the organization and the players, but also the fans and those who cover the team. […]

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Bills Decide To Add Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon To Their Practice Squad

The Buffalo Bills brought in former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon for a workout this past Sunday and after it first looking like they would sign free agent quarterback Pat White instead, they announced the addition of Dixon to their practice squad on Tuesday. The Bills needed a third healthy quarterback after losing starter E.J. […]

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Bills Choose Not To Sign Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon worked out for the Buffalo Bills Sunday following the knee injury suffered Thursday night by starter E.J. Manuel, but the team looks set to sign free agent quarterback Pat White instead. Dixon was with the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason and completed 10 of 16 passes for 61 yards […]

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DiMarino: 2013 Fantasy Football Series – Post Draft Look At The Quarterbacks

By Christopher DiMarino With the 2013 NFL draft now behind us, we are entering a stagnant time of waiting and over-analysis. Many are spiteful of this advanced look, but it\’s only natural given the amount of time, effort and excitement that goes into the draft. Sure players won\’t be battling for positions for a few […]

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Steelers QB Coach Randy Fichtner Was Present At Redhawks Pro Day To Observe Zac Dysert

If the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t serious about adding a quarterback at some point during the upcoming draft, they sure are putting up a fantastic smokescreen. Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports on Monday that Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was present this past Thursday at the Miami of Ohio pro day to observe quarterback Zac Dysert […]

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The 3,113 Snap Steelers Draft Class Of 2008 Is No More

When safety Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants on Thursday, it guaranteed that the 2008 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is all gone nearly six years after they were drafted. Most of that class has been gone for a while, as Mundy and running back Rashard Mendenhall were the only two remaining […]

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Former Steelers & Ravens QB Dennis Dixon Signs Two Year Contract With Eagles

It has long been rumored that the Philadelphia Eagles would sign former Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Dennis Dixon as soon as Chip Kelly was announced as their new head coach, and on Thursday it finally happened as Dixon agreed to a two-year contract. Dixon spent most of the 2012 season on the Ravens […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Steelers To Work Out Free Agent Quarterbacks Mike Kafka & Brian Hoyer On Tuesday

With Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich sidelined by broken ribs suffered in the 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night the team is scheduled to work out a few free agent quarterbacks on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that the team will bring in former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka and […]

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John Harbaugh Gets Testy When Asked About Decision To Bring Back Dennis Dixon

Yesterday I passed along the news that the Baltimore Ravens had signed back quarterback Dennis Dixon to their practice squad and wondered if the move had a bit paranoia or gamesmanship involved in it. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked about the move Wednesday during his conference call with the media and appears to […]

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Paranoia Or Planned? Ravens Sign QB Dennis Dixon Back To Their Practice Squad

This morning I posted about how the Pittsburgh Steelers might consider quarterback Dennis Dixon as a practice squad option in light of the shoulder injury to Ben Roethlisberger, as not only would it give them the extra arm needed to run the scout team, but they also might be able to get a little information […]

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Tomlin Shoots Down Garrard Rumor & Says Game Plan Won\’t Change Much With Leftwich

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday following his weekly press press conference to talk about the SC shoulder sprain that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the state of the quarterback situation on the team as a whole. After updating the […]

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Steelers Likely Only To Add QB To Practice Squad, Not The Active Roster

The right shoulder injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could wind up forcing him to miss a few games, but the team is not expected to add another quarterback off of the street to the 53 man roster should that indeed be the case. Already there is speculation that veteran David Garrard […]

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Ravens Release QB Dennis Dixon From Their Practice Squad

The Baltimore Ravens released former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon from their practice squad on Wednesday and signed tight end Alex Silvestro to take his place. Dixon, who had three career starts at quarterback for the Steelers during his time in Pittsburgh, had been on the Ravens practice squad since the start of the season. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Final 53 & Practice Squad Decisions, Injuries & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I kick off our first Monday podcast of the 2012 season by taking a hard look at both the 53 man roster and the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers following the final cut downs and moves that took place over […]

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Why Dennis Dixon Was Eligible For The Baltimore Ravens Practice Squad

I received a few emails asking why former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon was eligible to be signed to the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, so I thought I would drop a quick post on it so it would clarify it for all. The CBA states in regard to practice squad eligibility: […]

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