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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…


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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…



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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…






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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…


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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…


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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…