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Steelers Draw Another Season Without Maurkice Pouncey To A Close

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in their season finale, for the second time in three years, on the verge of a playoff berth, but needing assistance. It is also the second time in three years during which they will have ended the season without All-Pro starting center Maurkice Pouncey. Whether…


Steelers With Options To Add Along The Offensive Line

It feels almost certain the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be in the market for an interior offensive lineman. The team currently only has seven healthy offensive lineman, and it’s a scary thought to imagine Chris Hubbard – or Doug Legursky if he’s brought back – as the top immediate…

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Doug Legursky Back In Familiar Position With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to make a couple of roster moves yesterday due to injuries sustained in their last preseason game, among them adding depth along the interior offensive line following the lower leg fracture suffered by center Maurkice Pouncey. While backup Cody Wallace will be asked to fill…


Steelers Have Spot Open For UDFA Along O-Line

Although the ninth lineman is not held in quite the same regard as is the third quarterback within the South Side facility, it’s still generally true that the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to carry nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster. And that means that there’s a spot open for one…

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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – C/G Cody Wallace

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s…

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Midseason Player Evaluations: Maurkice Pouncey

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as…

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been playing about as well as could be expected following his knee injury that he suffered in last year’s season opener. As a matter of fact, he may be playing the best football of his career this season. For those who have questioned the…

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Wesley Johnson Could Be Backup Center In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to learn in a hurry last season just how crucial having a good backup center could be when they lost Maurkice Pouncey in the season opener after just eight snaps. To get through the rest of that game, they were forced to plug in Kelvin…

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R….

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cody Wallace

Entering the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t really sure if they had a backup center after they allowed Doug Legursky to leave in free agency. John Malecki had been on the practice squad and saw time in the season finale the year prior, but he was largely untested. Malecki…

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Panthers Sign Former Steelers C Fernando Velasco

Former Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco finally has a new home as it was announced on Wednesday that he has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Velasco, who was signed last year by the Steelers after starting center Maurkice Pouncey was lost for the season in the opener against the Tennessee…