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New-Look Steve McLendon Will Better Serve Team Needs This Season

From the sounds of it, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon would very much like to forget about last season. It was his first year as a starter, and at times, it showed. But he knows that he can’t forget, because he knows that it taught him so much on his journey to preparing for […]

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Defensive Turnover Includes Steve McLendon Taking Over For Casey Hampton In 2013

By Matthew Marczi After over a decade of watching Casey Hampton anchor the defensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers (with the exception of a long stretch during the 2004 season when Chris Hoke filled in due to injury), it is an unusual feeling picturing the team’s defense without that comically large helmet spearheading the troops. […]

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NFL Analyst Thinks Steelers G David DeCastro Will Be The Most Improved Offensive Lineman In 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro has been named by Bucky Brooks of NFL.com as the top candidate to be the Most Improved Offensive Lineman for 2013. Brooks writes: Most NFL players make the biggest strides in development during the offseason between Years 1 and 2. Part of the growth stems from a better understanding […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon The Focal Point Of New Look Defensive Front

By Matthew Marczi The belief that defensive tackle Steve McLendon’s play over the past two seasons has merited more snaps on defense has become ubiquitous, particularly this offseason. There is little question, of course, that Casey Hampton is the greatest nose tackle in Pittsburgh Steelers history, but McLendon’s rise has most feeling comfortable with saying […]

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Being Good Isn\’t Good Enough For Steelers NT Steve McLendon

Nose tackle Steve McLendon was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2009 and since that time, he has logged a total of 381 snaps on defense. In those 381 snaps; however, the Troy product showed enough to earn a three-year, $7.25 million contract extension this past offseason. McLendon talked to […]

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Competition Analysis Week 15: Steelers Versus Cowboys

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: I guess Dr. Jekyll had a short lived appearance as Mr. Hyde reared his ugly head just one week later. After an inspirational and important win against the Baltimore Ravens without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers followed it up by losing to the San Diego Chargers. It’s hard to call it […]

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Cowboys Injury Report: LB DeMarcus Ware Listed As Questionable But Should Play

The Dallas Cowboys have put a wraps on their Friday practice as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and their final injury report of the week is now out. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) is the only player that has been ruled out for the game after he underwent surgery for a […]

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Cowboys Injury Report: LB DeMarcus Ware Still Sidelined With Hyper-extended Elbow

The Thursday injury report for the Dallas Cowboys is now out as they continue to prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday in Philadelphia, and will most likely be placed on injured reserve by Sunday. He is out this week regardless. […]

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Cowboys Injury Report: CB Morris Claiborne, WR Dez Bryant & DT Jay Ratliff Sit Out Wednesday

The first injury report of the week for the Dallas Cowboys is out as the prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (finger) missed practice to get another opinion on his broken left index finger. Currently his status for Sunday is up in the air, but several believe that he […]

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