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Steelers 2013 Undrafted Rookie Class Faces Long Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly had their fair share of undrafted free agent players contribute over the years. In fact, nose tackle Steve McLendon and guard Ramon Foster will both start for the Steelers in 2013, and both were originally signed by the Steelers after going undrafted. Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison beat the odds […]

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State of the \’Chise: Week 3

By: Joseph Pucciarella While the first two weeks are in the books, and with the weekend already upon us, week 3 is set to be a reality. However, Steelers fans across the nation might have mixed feelings about what played out the over the first two weeks. Just in case you’ve been in a cave, […]

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Bengals release RB Gary Russell

A little over a week after being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals off of waivers, former Steelers running back Gary Russell was released by the team on Monday.

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Gary Russell Released Due To Marijuana Bust In Columbus?

Steel City Insider is reporting that recently released running back Gary Russell may not have been a salary cap dump after all. The site is reporting that a house in Columbus, Ohio where Russell was staying was part of a drug bust where marijuana was found. This is still a developing story and since then […]

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Steelers Monday Pre Draft OTA Press Conference

Head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert held their pre-draft press conference on Monday afternoon down on the South Side. Both addressed various topics including, the Roscoe Parrish rumors, the release of Gary Russell, the Max Starks contract, players in their final contract year, draft prospects and the possibilities of trading […]

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Colbert Says Russell Release Was Salary Cap Related

Steelers director of football operations, Kevin Colbert, said on Monday that recently jettisoned running back Gary Russell was released last week to free up space salary cap wise. The Steelers needed the salary cap room to re-sign free agent backup quarterback Charlie Batch. Russell has since signed with division rival Cincinnati Bengals.

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Steelers Should Play Starters Against Cleveland

The last game of the season is meaningless against the Cleveland Browns, but should be used in an effort to fix what is wrong with the offense and more particular the running game. The Steelers should play the starting offensive unit at least a half and should run the ball on every down. They should […]

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Fast Willie Parker Needs To Rest & Get Fast Again

Starting running back Willie Parker just does not seem himself this season and with out a doubt the knee injury has played a huge role in it. Combined with the broken leg at the end of last season, it just seems Parker is not the same back. Before the injury late last year, Parker had […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Bengals Post Game Press Conference

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media in his post game press conference after the win versus the Bengals Thursday night. Injury wise, Tomlin said running back Willie Parker tweeked his knee again and they will not know more on him until Friday. Defensive end Brett Keisel might have suffered a serious knee injury, […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 11/18 Tuesday Press Conference, CBs McFadden, Townsend ruled out

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media at noon to discuss the upcoming game, Thursday night, versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Tomlin started by saying the team had a great walk through this morning to install the initial game and will work again this afternoon. Tomlin commented that the Bengals seem to be finding a […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Chargers Post Game Press Conference

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media in his post game press conference against the Chargers saying that it was a great team effort by the Steelers today. Tomlin praised the defense and in particularly linebacker James Harrison\’s play. Tomlin did mention that the team shot themselves in the foot several times all day. […]

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Steelers Electrify Chargers and Escape With 11-10 Win

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed kicked a field goal with 15 seconds to go to give the Steeelers an 11-10 lead and to give the Steelers an 11-10 win versus the San Diego Chargers. The Steelers overcame 13 penalties for 115 yards and did not score an offensive touchdown all day. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recovered […]

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Steelers Week 11 Friday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers wrapped up Friday practice preparation for the Chargers by releasing their official injury repor. CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), TE Heath Miller (ankle), T Marvel Smith (back) and CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) are all listed as out and will not play. McFadden did start practicing on a limited basis on Friday while Miller, Smith […]

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Steelers Week 11 Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers worked again on practice Thursday without the services of CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), TE Heath Miller (ankle), T Marvel Smith (back) and CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring). Smith is likely now to be listed as out on Friday on the official injury report. RB Gary Russell (quadricep) was limited on Thursday after suffering a […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 11/11 Tuesday Press Conference, RB Parker to practice

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his weekly press conference that starting running back Willie Parker is being evaluated closely with his shoulder subluxation injury suffered against the Redskins and is scheduled to practice on Wednesday. Parker is currently listed as day-to-day and will be fitted with a shoulder harness. Tackle Marvel […]

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Steelers Week 10 Friday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers wrapped up the short week of practice preparations for the Indianapolis Colts on Friday and released the official team injury report. RB Najeh Davenport (hamstring), CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), TE Heath Miller (ankle), RB Willie Parker (shoulder), T Marvel Smith (back) and LB LaMarr Woodley (calf) all sat out practice on Friday. McFadden, […]

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Steelers Week 10 Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued preparations on Thursday for this week\’s game versus the Indianapolis Colts. RB Najeh Davenport (hamstring), CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), TE Heath Miller (ankle), RB Willie Parker (shoulder), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder), T Marvel Smith (back), WR Hines Ward (shoulder) and LB LaMarr Woodley (calf) all sat out for a second […]

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Steelers Week 10 Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers started out the short week for week 10 versus the Indianapolis Colts with a full list of injured players and veteran players either sitting out or limited Wednesday. S Tyrone Carter (ankle), RB Najeh Davenport (hamstring), DT Casey Hampton (toe), CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), TE Heath Miller (ankle), RB Willie Parker (shoulder), QB […]

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Steelers Saturday Morning News Wire Wrap

Ben Roethlisberger is listed as questionable for Sunday night\’s game in Jacksonville, but should play. Virtual unknown Darnell Stapleton is expected to start at right guard Sunday night at Jacksonville while $7 million man Max Starks probably won’t play a down at tackle unless the injury bug bites again. Head coach Mike Tomlin said the […]

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Steelers sign G Legursky and DE Reffett to practice squad

The Steelers announced that rookie offensive guard Doug Legursky and rookie defensive end Jordan Reffett were added to the team’s practice squad. The Steelers made room for both players on the practice squad by promoting RB Gary Russell to the active roster and releasing safety Grant Mason.

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Steelers RB Willie Parker and others to miss Jacksonville game

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker, fullback Carey Davis, nose tackle Casey Hampton and defensive end Brett Keisel all will be sidelined when the Steelers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday night in Jacksonville. Former free agent Steelers running back Najeh Davenport and practice squad running back Gary Russell will likely be signed to the […]

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Steelers Survive Bloodbath

The Pittsburgh Steelers survived a bloodbath of injuries and inconsistent play to beat the rival Baltimore Ravens 23-20 Monday Night.  Jeff Reed nailed home a 46 yard field on the Steelers first possession in overtime. The game was marred with injuries for both teams, but more so for the Steelers. Rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall […]

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Steelers re-sign RB Gary Russell to practice squad

The Steelers re-signed running back Gary Russell on Tuesday to the practice squad. Russell was released when LB Patrick Bailey was activated last week. Russell might be activated by weeks end to the active roster with Willie Parker being out this weekend.

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Steelers release RB Gary Russell, promote practice squad LB Patrick Bailey

In a non surprising move the Steelers promoted LB Patrick Bailey from the practice squad and released RB Gary Russell from the active roster. With special teamer LB Donvovan Woods being ruled out again this week, the Steelers need another special teams body on the kickoff coverage and Bailey will be asked to help in […]

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