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Wesley Johnson Could Be Backup Center In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to learn in a hurry last season just how crucial having a good backup center could be when they lost Maurkice Pouncey in the season opener after just eight snaps. To get through the rest of that game, they were forced to plug in Kelvin…


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Steelers Seem Set On Their 53-Man Roster Selections

When the Pittsburgh Steelers released their 53-man roster for the first time, it raised some eyebrows, offering surprises about whom they chose to cut, whom they chose to keep, and how many players at certain positions made the team. Many were expecting to see some changes made soon after through…


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Steelers Roster Moves Suggest Positional Targets For Waiver Upgrades

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly made some interesting decisions with their 53-man roster yesterday, but as recent history suggests, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the team is finished assembling the roster for this season. Last year, for example, the Steelers signed center Cody Wallace and punter Zoltan Mesko off waivers, and…


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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cody Wallace

Entering the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t really sure if they had a backup center after they allowed Doug Legursky to leave in free agency. John Malecki had been on the practice squad and saw time in the season finale the year prior, but he was largely untested. Malecki…


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Chris Hubbard Was The Next Man Up At Left Guard Sunday

With Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster still away mourning the unexpected death of his mother, it created an opportunity for another young offensive lineman to show his stuff with the first-team offense during Sunday’s practice. Chris Hubbard, who spent the entire 2013 season on the Steelers practice after…


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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Offensive Line

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the…


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What Does The Cody Wallace Signing Mean For Fernando Velasco?

After making their big free agency splash on day one by signing safety Mike Mitchell, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to business as usual yesterday by signing some of their more unheralded reserve players to modest contracts. Among those was interior offensive lineman Cody Wallace, of whom I and most…