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Pro Football Focus Grades The Steelers’ Recent Drafts

Pro Football Focus is preparing for the upcoming draft by revisiting recent drafts from 2009 to 2011 on a team-by-team basis and seeing how those draft picks turned out a few years down the road, assigning a number grade based on performance and draft value. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on deck yesterday, and as one […]

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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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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Nik Embernate – 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 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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Jarvis Jones Building Pass-Rushing Toolkit

By Matthew Marczi As Jarvis Jones’ rookie season continues on, the most recent first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers does seem to be becoming more comfortable in the defense. Jones, of course, was benched a few weeks back for not being on his assignments after returning from a concussion that allowed head coach Mike […]

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Vince Williams Helped Stop The Buffalo Stampede

By Matthew Marczi This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to using their sub-packages heavily, which obviously translates to fewer snaps for rookie starting inside linebacker Vince Williams. Williams played just 31 snaps this week—as opposed to the 41 played by Cortez Allen or the 36 combined split between Shamarko Thomas and Will Allen. […]

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Bills Starting Offense Includes Three Former Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills this coming Sunday and their offense will include three players who will look mighty familiar. Left guard Doug Legursky, who played in 55 games for the Steelers from 2009-2012, will presumably make his fifth straight start at left guard for the Bills Sunday at Heinz Field. An […]

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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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Could John Malecki Be The Week Two Starting Center?

By Matthew Marczi If Maurkice Pouncey is able to play again this year—which seems highly unlikely at this point—the Pittsburgh Steelers will be forced to carry him on the roster, and will have to cut at another position in order to bring in another offensive lineman. The likely cut would have been inside linebacker Terence […]

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Steelers Are Golden in Home Openers

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers blew an opportunity in Tennessee to secure their third victory of the season. When the fourth quarter concluded, the Steelers limped away from a 26-23 loss marred by injuries and mistakes. Ike Taylor was victimized throughout the night by Kenny Britt and was called for two pass […]

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Bills Lose Former Steelers G Doug Legursky To A Knee Injury

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and current Buffalo Bills guard Doug Legursky was carted off the field Thursday night in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions with a left leg injury. “Doug doesn’t look good,” said Bills head coach Doug Marrone after the game. “It’s a knee. I don’t know. I’m thinking without it being evaluated […]

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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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Steelers Starting Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Giants

Below are my offensive linemen grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers starting ounit from the preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants. The All-22 look is not available until the regular season begins and that will make grading the offensive line and every other position much easier at that point. Mike Adams […]

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John Malecki Striving To Earn Steelers\’ Trust

By Matthew Marczi John Malecki, entering his fourth season in the league and third with the Pittsburgh Steelers, appears intent on entering the regular season as part of the 53-man roster for the first time in his career. With the departure of Doug Legursky in free agency, Malecki is the most accomplished center on the […]

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Bills GM Doug Whaley Intends On Using The Steelers Organization As A Blue Print

Prior to being named the Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel in 2010, Doug Whaley worked under Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert for 12 years in Pittsburgh, so it shouldn\’t be a surprise that the newly-named General Manager for the Bills wants to model the Buffalo organization after the Steelers. “Talking to […]

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Sixth Wheel Kelvin Beachum Could See Some Mileage This Season

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the last of their four seventh round draft picks in last year’s draft, there was some excitement and anticipation—albeit just a trace—over his potential to help improve the offensive line’s depth, given the way that Kevin Colbert and others talked him up […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers T Tony Hills On Sunday

The Buffalo Bills currently have quite a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players on their roster and as of Sunday, they have another offensive lineman in Tony Hills. In addition to signing Hills, who has played for both the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts since being released by the Steelers in September of 2011, the […]

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John Malecki And Justin Cheadle Get Work As Second Team Guards On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for depth on their offensive line during training camp this year now that Doug Legursky is no longer on the team. The top six offensive linemen are already set with Kelvin Beachum being the sixth, but the remaining two or three spots will be decided over the course of the […]

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Who Plays Left Tackle For Steelers If Marcus Gilbert Goes Down?

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who is acquainted with the recent history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their offensive line knows that there is a good chance that one of the starting linemen will miss time in 2013. When you consider that both players expected to be starting tackles this year missed significant time just last […]

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Examining The Steelers\’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark […]

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Steelers 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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Steelers Could Have Youngest Starting Offensive Line Since 1957

As long as the 2013 projected starting five offensive linemen for the Pittsburgh Steelers can remain healthy over the course of training camp and the preseason, they will be the youngest group to start the season for the team since 1957. Marcus Gilbert, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Mike Adams will all combine […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: John Malecki Versus Nik Embernate Versus Justin Cheadle

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than three weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a backup interior offensive line spot on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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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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Musical Chairs Ends With Ramon Foster At Left Guard In 2013

By Matthew Marczi As I wrote last month, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone a turnaround among their starters the likes of which have not been seen in this century. In 2013, the Steelers will have a new starting wide receiver, running back, left tackle, right tackle, left guard, cornerback, outside linebacker, and nose tackle. Now, […]

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