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Time Is Now To Give Vince Williams The Starter Title To Go Along With Starter Snaps

By Matthew Marczi The writing has been on the wall for the past two weeks, and perhaps this week will be the one that converts words into action. Since the Week One season-ending injury to inside linebacker Larry Foote, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent the past two weeks deploying their shiny new backup linebackers—Kion Wilson […]

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Steelers Could Get Creative In Replacing Foote

By Matthew Marczi With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on. Of […]

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Steelers Wednesday Practice Report: Miller is Keeping An Open Mind About Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team, however, is not required to submit a participation injury report until Thursday, but several members of the media are reporting who did what in practice. Tight end Heath Miller (knee) is moving ever so closer […]

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Will Fernando Velasco Be Up To Speed In Time To Start Next Week?

By Matthew Marczi With Monday’s confirmation that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury after being placed on injured reserve, the immediate question now is this: who is playing center on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals? The Steelers signed center/guard Fernando Velasco yesterday, who started […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: FB Will Johnson Limited Again On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice and the second injury report of the week has now been released. DNP: Le'Veon Bell LIMITED: Will Johnson and Heath Miller FULL: Jarvis Jones — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 5, 2013 Running back Le’Veon Bell (foot), as expected, didn’t practice again on Thursday and he has already […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Is Not Expecting The Team To Extend His Contract Before Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers only have a few more days left to get contract extensions done and veteran safety Ryan Clark is pretty sure he will not receive one. Clark told Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider that he would be surprised if his contract is extended before the start of the season as the team […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: Will Johnson, Jarvis Jones And Heath Miller Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the 2013 season on Wednesday for their upcoming game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and as expected, it shows that running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) did not practice. In addition to Bell being listed, tight end Heath Miller (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (chest) and […]

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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Jarvis Jones Will Play On Defense Against The Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let it be known Tuesday during his press conference that rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will indeed play some on defense Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. “Jones is going to play,” Tomlin said when asked if he would use a three man rotation at outside […]

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Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter On Steelers First Regular Season Depth Chart

The first Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart of the 2013 regular season is now out and it shows Jason Worilds and rookie Jarvis Jones listed as the co-starters at the right outside linebacker position. On Monday, Jones only received one rep with the starters during practice, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, who also […]

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Report: Woodley Not Expecting Steelers To Begin Season With Three Man Rotation At OLB

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones returned to practice field on Monday after missing time with a chest injury that he suffered in the third preseason game, but according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, the Georgia product only received one insignificant rep with the first team defense. During the preseason, Jones saw […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Forced To Sit Monday With Hamstring Injury

Following the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only reported one player as being injured during the game. That one player, however, was a very important one as it was starting fullback Will Johnson, who had suffered a hamstring injury in the first half. The Steelers were back on […]

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Isaac Redman Says He Could Have Played Last Two Preseason Games

By Matthew Marczi According to a Tweet today from Dale Lolley, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman said that he could have suited up and played in the last two preseason games, but “was held out by coaches”. Considering the fact that he was a surprise scratch for both of the two final preseason games […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Punting Battle Is Still Pretty Even Heading Into Saturday Night

The punting battle between Drew Butler and Brian Moorman has been closely contested thus far as the Pittsburgh Steelers now get ready for their third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Friday to give his thoughts on the competition and he let it be known that […]

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Did Miscommunication Play A Role In Le\’Veon Bell Getting Injured Thursday?

Was miscommunication the cause of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell re-aggravating his left knee injury Thursday during training camp practice? According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it very well could have been. Following Thursdays practice, Fittipaldo reported that Bell hurt his knee as a result of him not being prepared to […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Stout Against The Run In Preseason Debut

By Matthew Marczi Over the past couple of seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have had no shortage of quality defensive end-capable linemen in camp, making cuts all the more difficult. Back in 2011, an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern University by the name of Corbin Bryant was able to make a name for himself […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie CB Terry Hawthorne Suited Up For Monday Practice

It has been a rough going for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne, but it looks like things are starting to get better for him as Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports Monday that the Illinois product is dressed for practice after missing nearly all of training camp with a knee problem. Hawthorne, who […]

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Report: Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Due To Practice Thursday

Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year linebacker Stevenson Sylvester had his playing time cut short Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants due to an ankle injury, but according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, he is due to practice Thursday. Sly Sylvester sprained his ankle but is due back to practice Thursday. […]

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Baron Batch Must Convince Steelers To Carry 5 Backs

By Matthew Marczi For quite a while, I had been holding out hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers would carry five running backs in addition to fullback Will Johnson. My hope was contingent upon the theory that fourth-year back Jonathan Dwyer would be the odd man out should the team only carry four backs because he […]

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Report: Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Carted Off Thursday With Arm Injury

According to several media reports, veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress was carted off the practice field Thursday with an injured shoulder or elbow. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports that Burress went up for a ball against cornerback Ryan Steed and safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith and fell on his arm after being out jumped. Head […]

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Defensive Ends Cameron Heyward And Nick Williams Reportedly Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already started their Thursday training camp practice as they continue to prepare to take on the New York Giants Saturday night in their 2013 preseason opener. Not practicing on Thursday are the usual suspects as cornerbacks Cortez Allen (knee), Terry Hawthorne (knee), DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and Curtis Brown (ankle) remain […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Thirteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers resumed training camp practices on Wednesday following their day off Tuesday and below is your nightly recap of all the nuggets floating around on the web as day thirteen is now in the books. The Steelers made a few roster moves early on Wednesday as running back Curtis McNeal and defensive end […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Former Steelers Lineman Tunch Ilkin Offers Handy Tip On Left Tackle Competition

By Matthew Marczi For the fourth straight practice, beginning with the Friday night practice, second-year tackle Mike Adams has manned the left side of the offensive line, where third-year tackle Marcus Gilbert had practiced throughout the offseason. Early in the offseason, there were expectations that the two former second round draft picks would compete for […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Eleven Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers are almost halfway through with training camp and the Monday practice featured the team back in shorts after several days of wearing the pads. Head coach Mike Tomlin said the decision to get out of pads was an effort to let the team get healthier as they will also have Tuesday off. […]

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Steelers Monday Post Training Camp Practice Injury Report

It\’s probably a good thing that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had the team back in shorts on Monday as several players remained sidelined with bumps and bruises and contused birth certificates. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider on Twitter, not practicing on Monday were Troy Polamalu (birth certificate), Curtis McNeal (unknown), […]

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