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Steelers Injury Report: TE Matt Spaeth Back Practicing Fully On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report is now out and very little has changed since Wednesday. Remaining sidelined Wednesday was safety Ross Ventrone (hamstring), who is expected to miss the game Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Limited once again was cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), who is continuing to slowly work himself back as he […]

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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Gilbert, McLendon, Thomas All Practice Fully Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Wednesday practice as they prepare to play the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were tight end Matt Spaeth (hamstring) and safety Ross Ventrone (hamstring). Ventrone is not expected to be […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Team Likely To Get Thomas, Gilbert, McLendon Back For Ravens Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in a key AFC North matchup and it looks like the team will get several key players back this week from injury. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said he expects safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) to return this week from the hamstring injury […]

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Introducing The Munchkin Bunch

When the Indianapolis Colts offense took the field for the last time yesterday evening late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the home team came out in their nickel defense with William Gay, Brice McCain, and Antwon Blake at cornerback. That drive ended with an interception in the end zone by Blake, the […]

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Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached New Levels Against Colts

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had a bad game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts would a huge understatement. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to recall a game played so poorly by a Steelers cornerback. Allen, who signed a four year contract extension worth $24.6 million just prior to the start of the […]

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Steelers Suffer Few Injuries In Win Over Colts

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers get a well-deserved win Sunday night over the Indianapolis Colts, they also got out of the game relatively injury free as head coach Mike Tomlin only named two players as being injured Sunday during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, running back Le’Veon Bell (ankle) suffered a […]

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Steelers vs Colts Week 8 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 8 Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts and the list once again shows no real surprises when you consider how many players were listed as either out or doubtful on the Friday injury report. Rookies Martavis Bryant and Daniel McCullers, as expected, both get helmets again this […]

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Steelers vs Colts – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their seesaw season, alternating wins and losses in each of the first seven games, with the most recent result emerging victorious. That would suggest a defeat, but then again so would the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, who commands arguably the best offense in the league right now. That defense, of […]

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Steelers Versus Colts Week 8 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his fifth straight game Sunday as he continues […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas Out, Gilbert Doubtful, Shazier Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out and it includes three players listed as being out. As expected, nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) will all miss the game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. This will be the third straight game that […]

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Audio: Week 8 Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Indianapolis Colts. We also talk about the play of the defense in the win Monday night in […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Gilbert Still Unable To Practice Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field and the daily injury report has just a few minor changes. Not practicing Thursday were nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion). While it’s not looking like McLendon […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Gilbert Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers first injury report of the week has now been released and it includes a little bit of bad news. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) wasn’t able to practice Wednesday and while it’s still early in the week, it doesn’t look like he will make it back for the game Sunday at Heinz […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Allowed To Take Part In Individual Drills Wednesday

While he’s not going to play this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is back practicing once again on a limited basis. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Taylor did individual drills Wednesday. It was his first practice of any kind since breaking his forearm in the Week […]

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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Week 7 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 7 Monday night against the Houston Texans and the list shows no real surprises. With rookies Martavis Bryant and Daniel McCullers both dressing for the first time this season, wide receiver Justin Brown will lose his helmet. Brown had dressed for the first six games this season. Steelers […]

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Steelers Versus Texans Week 7 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his fourth straight game Monday night […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Out For Texans Game, LB Ryan Shazier Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out following Saturday’s practice and it looks like defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee) will both be good to go Monday night against the Houston Texans. Keisel and Mitchell both practiced again Saturday and both end the week listed as […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Ruled Out For Texans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and they will do so without the services of nose tackle Steve McLendon. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out McLendon for the Monday night game because of the right shoulder injury that he suffered in the […]

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