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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Two: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora Day one of training camp is in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Looking ahead to today, a couple of areas I’ll attempt to pay special attention to. – What will the second and third team offensive line look like? On Saturday, they remained mostly unchanged with the exception of Cody Wallace […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Now that training camp has finally begun and we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to take another crack at predicting the 53-man roster. These predictions are based on the accumulation of data through the offseason, of course, and are not just based on what was seen and […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day One – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first training camp practice of 2014. Lot to take in and I clearly don’t have all the answers yet – not that anyone does anyway – but my observations from day one. – Ryan Shazier was the second player on the field, roughly a half […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Thoughts: Under The Radar Storylines

By Alex Kozora Before I head out to St. Vincent College today to take in the first practice, there’s a couple storylines I’ll be paying close attention to for my post-practice reports. These aren’t going to be anyone’s first choice to talk about heading into the season but are nonetheless important. The headlines that lie […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes it instead. […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

By Alex Kozora My second crack at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster. Something I’m sure we can all look back at and make fun of in a few weeks. If you listened to me on The Terrible Podcast, you already know my roster. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below. Couple […]

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Concerns About Steelers 2014 Outside Linebacker Group Are Legitimate

If you had to pick one position group on the Pittsburgh Steelers that you were most worried about heading into the 2014, which one would it be? For me, it would be the outside linebacker position. The Steelers pass rush hasn’t been great over the last several seasons now and their 34 sacks last year […]

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Two Rookie Undrafted Steelers Players Worth Watching During Training Camp

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen several undrafted free agent players make their final 53 man roster. Just last year, linebacker Terence Garvin beat the long odds and wound being a solid special teams player. This year, the Steelers once again have a roster full of young undrafted players hoping to accomplish what […]

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Steelers Players Eligible For 2014 Practice Squad

With the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, it’s time to look ahead at the players that will be eligible for the practice squad should they ultimately not make the final 53 man roster. First, here’s a look at what the CBA has to say about who is and isn’t eligible […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Outside Linebacker

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Free Agent LB James Harrison Looks Ready For 2014

It’s almost July and free agent linebacker James Harrison has yet to find a team to play for in 2014. The former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker is keeping himself in shape, however, should a team call him. Harrison, who turned 36 in May, has recently posted pictures of himself on his Instagram account and he […]

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Minicamp Could Show Whether Steelers Plan To Keep Jordan Zumwalt Inside-Out

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt will be lining up with his teammates out on the field again for the first time since the rookie minicamp that took place shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft in early May. But it remains to be seen where he will be lining up, and how often. Because his […]

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Steelers OLB Chris Carter Still The Fourth Wheel

Confirmation bias is a dangerous logical fallacy. We hold a specific belief, and then interpret all new data through the lens of that belief, selectively retaining the information that seems to lend credence to our previously established belief. This happened recently in the 2014 NFL Draft, during which seemingly the entire football world, including players, […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Jordan Zumwalt Gets A Chance To Show His Versatility

After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jordan Zumwalt with the first of their two sixth-round draft picks earlier this month, linebackers coach Keith Butler said that he saw Zumwalt playing inside in the Steelers’ scheme. He was playing outside linebacker yesterday during the team’s rookie minicamp. Now, there shouldn’t be too much read into that, […]

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Howard Jones Looking To Continue Trend Of UDFA Outside Linebackers

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a bit of a bind at outside linebacker—particularly when it comes to depth. With both James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley now a thing of the past, the team is turning to Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones to start. Which is a problem, because Worilds has been the depth […]

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Steelers 2014 Undrafted Free Agents: Defensive Player Scouting Reports

By Alex Kozora Following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed nine additional rookie free agents. We’ll break down the defensive signings today followed by the offensive players on Saturday. Keep in mind that because these are undrafted free agents, tape can be a little more difficult to find on them […]

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Steelers UDFA OLB Howard Jones Possesses Speed And Chip On Shoulder

As evidenced by their selections of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, running back/wide receiver Dri Archer and wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a need for speed. That need for speed also carried over to the undrafted free agents that they signed as well with the addition of Shepherd […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives Thoughts On Shepherd UDFA OLB Howard Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with nine undrafted players at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft and one of those players, defensive end Howard Jones out of Shepherd University, seems to be creating quite a bit of buzz as far as the fan base goes. On the Monday edition of The David Todd […]

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Steelers Must Now Seriously Consider Bringing Back LB James Harrison

One position that I was surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers not address during the 2014 NFL Draft was outside linebacker. While they did sign Shepherd’s Howard Jones as an undrafted free agent, you now have to wonder if James Harrison is in the plans to be brought back. Currently, the Steelers have starters Jarvis […]

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Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Shepherd OLB Howard Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced the signings of ten undrafted free agents Saturday night and the list included Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones. Jones will likely be considered one of the Steelers higher-priority undrafted free agents and that should reflect in the signing bonus given to him. Below is the draft profile of Howard that […]

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap Up, Musings – Winners & Losers

By Alex Kozora A wrap up of what went down at Indianapolis this past week. Some winners and losers along with other musings. Winners – It’s still a battle to determine who the number one offensive tackle will be but Michigan’s Taylor Lewan sure made one heck of a case for it. 309 pounds on […]

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