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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. It’s Friday, so that means I have a new set of five questions for you to answer in the comments below as we move into the weekend and closer to kickoff. […]

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James Harrison Takes Final Shot At Roger Goodell During Retirement Press Conference

During a Friday press conference that lasted less than seven minutes, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison formally announced his retirement from the NFL. Harrison, who started off his press conference by promising that he wouldn’t be shedding any tears, said he was just happy to have the opportunity to come back and finish where […]

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Former Steelers LB James Harrison To Hold Friday Retirement Press Conference

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced last weekend that he is retiring and on Friday he will address the media in an afternoon press conference that will be streamed live on steelers.com. Harrison, who played his final season last year with the Cincinnati Bengals after playing his first ten in Pittsburgh, originally announced his […]

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Several Steelers Players Issued New Jersey Numbers Following Saturday Cuts

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have established their 53 man roster and 10 man practice squad following the Saturday cuts, several players have been issued new jersey numbers. Cornerback B.W. Webb, who was claimed off of waivers from the Dallas Cowboys this past Friday, will wear No. 39. During the preseason, cornerback Isaiah Green wore […]

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Game Circumstances Could Dictate Playing Time Backup OLB Arthur Moats Receives

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to enter the 2014 season with only three true outside linebackers on their 53 man roster and as a result, Arthur Moats will be asked to back up both Jason Worlds and Jarvis Jones. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked in Moats, who spent his first […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison just announced via social media today that he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and most recently played for the Cincinnatti Bengals. He said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter: I have made the difficult […]

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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is the timeframe during which any […]

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LB James Harrison Not Expected To Sign With Cardinals

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is not expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals after visiting with them on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. James Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said as well as his client's visit went with Cardinals, he is not expected to sign there. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, […]

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Report: LB James Harrison To Visit Cardinals Wednesday

Veteran linebacker James Harrison still wants to play in 2014 and it looks like he finally has a team showing interest in him. According to Pro Football Talk,Harrison will be visiting with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday. Prior to signing back with the Pittsburgh Steelers a little over a week ago, veteran defensive end Brett Keisel […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Lawrence Timmons Talks About Moving To Buck Linebacker Position Full-Time

During the 2011 season, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was forced to start four games at right outside linebacker due to then-starter James Harrison being sidelined with a fractured orbital bone. Those four games didn’t go well for the former first-round draft pick and he hasn’t been asked to start outside since and likely never […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams Can Humbly Accomplish A Lot In 2014

If you follow Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Vince Williams on Twitter, you probably know by now that he’s a deep thinker who isn’t afraid to put those thoughts of his into words. If you also attended the first week of Steelers training camp, you more than likely left Saint Vincent College in Latrobe without Williams’ […]

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Steelers’ Comfort In OLB Group Supported By Early Camp Returns

If the Pittsburgh Steelers feel that there are legitimate concerns about their depth at the outside linebacker position, they’re certainly not letting on, even if general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that they had not yet ruled out anybody from being re-signed, implying that James Harrison was still an option. Much like the wide receiver […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Eliminated Possible Return Of Keisel Or Harrison

When the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe Friday for training camp, veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel wasn’t invited as he remains unsigned. Just because he isn’t with the team now, however, doesn’t mean that he won’t be by the start of the regular season. During his talk with the media Monday, Steelers general […]

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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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5 Story Lines To Track During Steelers 2014 Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 training camp gets underway on Friday with the first practice scheduled for Saturday. Here are five main story lines related to the team that will be worth monitoring over the course of the next few days and weeks. Pouncey Meets The Press Should a player have to talk about an alleged […]

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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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Larry Foote Still Has Love For Pittsburgh, And His Buckeye Replacement

Larry Foote once left the Pittsburgh Steelers voluntarily, having become all too aware that he would soon be demoted to make room for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons in the starting lineup. He asked for his released and signed on with his hometown Detroit Lions for a season before realizing that he would rather be a […]

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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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Ike Taylor Knows Why It Was Him, Even If He Doesn’t Like It

As we covered yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor talked publicly for the first time about his misgivings about the organization that he’s been with his entire career asking him to take a pay cut early this offseason. The 12th-year veteran was scheduled to earn a base salary of $7 million in 2014, the final […]

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Speculation That James Harrison Might Return Bothers Steelers OLB Chris Carter

2014 is a contract year for Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter, who is currently on pace to enter training camp as the backup to Jarvis Jones on the right side. Due to the lack of experienced and accomplished depth currently at the outside linebacker spots for the Steelers, there’s been a lot of speculation […]

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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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LeBeau, Steelers Turn Eyes Forward On Defense

For an organization so intrinsically built upon and invested in its tradition, the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a hard reality after suffering two consecutive non-winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. Not the simple reality that they haven’t been able to live up to their own standards in recent years, but rather […]

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Steelers Still Business As Usual Despite Down Time Until Training Camp

This week begins the first of four full weeks of sheer football absence since minicamp concluded this past Thursday. Training camp does not begin until the late stages of July, meaning the players, technically, have about a month off to themselves. But by no means does that suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest […]

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Lawrence Timmons Ready To Emerge As A Leader

For the first time in his career, Lawrence Timmons finds himself standing in a meeting room representing the old guard, the sage veteran whom others look up to for advice, as the most tenured member of the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers. Throughout his first seven seasons, there have always been veterans from which to learn, starting […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Bearing The Weight Of Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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