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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Wide Receivers, Kick Coverage & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the recent escapades of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and quarterback Johnny Manziel. Gordon was of course busted for a DUI over the holiday weekend while Manziel was photographed in Las […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Wide Receiver

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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Todd Haley Not Simply Paying Lip Service To His Wide Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley recently said that the group of wide receivers the team currently has is “as deep a group” as he has been around in his career, adding that he believes there will be good football players at wide receiver in camp who do not make the roster. It’s important to […]

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Justin Brown Taking Nothing For Granted This Season

Justin Brown was a sixth-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, a somewhat forgotten, unheralded second fiddle to a more promising receiver that the team also added that year in the third round of the NFL Draft. So was Antonio Brown. But unlike Antonio, Justin didn’t make it onto the 53-man roster on his first […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown More Mature, Smoother Heading Into Second Training Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad and so far the reports on him during the offseason practices have been very positive. On Tuesday, wide receivers coach Richard Mann weighed in on the progress that the Oklahoma product has made since being drafted last year in […]

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Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Depth

Earlier this offseason, way back in February, Pro Football Focus projected the starting lineups of each team based on their then-current roster, and the site actually came away with a fairly positive take on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 prospects. There were a few changes from the lineup since then, of course. Notably, at that time […]

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With Markus Wheaton Limited, Justin Brown Continues To Get More First-Team Work

With Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton apparently being limited in OTA practices with some sort of injury, fellow second-year wide receiver Justin Brown is receiving more work with the first-team offense. Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked about the progress he’s seen out of the Oklahoma product and Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports […]

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Steelers QB Landry Jones Knows He Needs More Work

Regardless of what one felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers using their natural fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select quarterback Landry Jones—while trading their 2014 third-round pick to draft another player earlier in that fourth round—just about any objective analysis would come away with an unimpressive take on his rookie season. Of particular […]

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Justin Brown Hoping To Avoid Leveling Off Again This Preseason

Not much is typically expected of sixth-round picks when it comes to the modern era of the NFL Draft, though the Pittsburgh Steelers have their fair share of exceptions. Vince Williams last season, for example, came on and helped stabilize the defense after losing Larry Foote, playing competently to help the Steelers finish on a […]

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Five Friday Night Questions Concerning The Steelers

It’s Friday night and in order to keep your minds sharp while you drink your favorite beverage, I have five questions for you to answer below. 1. In your opinion, what’s the biggest story through the first two weeks of OTA practices? 2. In addition to Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Will Johnson and Dri Archer […]

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Heath Miller Discusses A Healthy Offseason, No Huddle Development

Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter got a chance to stop and chat with Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller during OTAs this week, the transcript of which he posted yesterday on his blog, NFL From the Sidelines. Miller discussed the health of his knee and the opportunity to be able to participate in the standard […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Getting Work At All Three Spots Without Many Mistakes

After spending his entire rookie season on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, second-year wide receiver Justin Brown is expected to make a run at a spot on the final 53 man roster this offseason. The more that Brown can do on offense this year over the course of the summer, the harder it will be […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Admits To Not Having To Think As Much

The 2013 rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton didn’t go as planned as a finger injury suffered early in the year forced the Oregon State product to not only miss games, but valuable practice time as well. This year, Wheaton, who is now operating as the starting wide receiver opposite Antonio Brown […]

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Steelers Wide Receiver Justin Brown Getting Noticed

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown spent his rookie season on the practice squad, losing out to Derek Moye for the last roster spot at the position to replace Plaxico Burress, whose season ended early in training camp. But the team lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency, opening up some […]

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Kaboly: Heyward-Bey Brings A Nice Mix To The Team

It was understandable that there was less than a celebration upon the signing of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey by the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, a sixth-year veteran now with his third team after being selected in the first round by the Oakland Raiders in 2009. The Raiders released the disappointing receiver last season, and […]

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ESPN: Antonio Brown Put Leadership Responsibility On Himself

When wide receiver Mike Wallace left the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency last season, it made fourth-year receiver Antonio Brown the top dog among wide receivers, pushing him up the depth chart as the clear number one for the first time in his career. There were questions about whether or not he could produce to […]

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Marczi: Steelers Roster Projections – OTA Edition

It’s now the beginning of June, and we’ve already gotten some of our first glimpses of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers roster through the first round of OTAs. I don’t expect that the Steelers will add anybody new, but if they do, it will be dealt with then. Now, it’s time to start exploring how the […]

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Mike Mitchell Is ‘Totally Confident’ That Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Make The Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the offseason and while a spot on the 53 man roster is probably far from guaranteed for him right now as far as the coaches are concerned, safety Mike Mitchell, a fellow teammate of his that also played with him in Oakland, really likes […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Excited To See What WR Markus Wheaton Can Do

After having to miss a lot of playing and practice time during his rookie season due to a finger injury, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is expected to show this offseason that he deserves to start opposite Antonio Brown in 2014. At the conclusion of the Steelers first OTA practice of the 2014 season […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Knows He Needs To Be Special This Year

Due to the fact that he spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown was eligible to attend the rookie minicamp that took place this past weekend. Now, as he heads into his second season with the team, the Steelers 2013 sixth-round draft pick feels like he has […]

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Steelers Draft Picks And The Practice Squad Developing Myth

The Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad is believed by many to be a place where several draft picks that fail to make the team’s 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies go to develop so that they can be promoted at a later date and contribute. Unfortunately, that just doesn’t happen as much as […]

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Kozora: 2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

By Alex Kozora Following Dave Bryan’s lead, here is my first crack at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 53 man roster. Needless to say, this is subject to change once we hit training camp. Quarterbacks – (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: Jones is safe for at least another season. Other than that, […]

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Roethlisberger Working Diligently To Build Rapport With New Receivers

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers had quite a shakeup at the wide receiver position as Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery left via free agency, and veterans Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey were signed to replace them. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has stayed on top of those changes and is working to build a rapport with […]

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NFL Competition Committee Needs To Change Minicamp Eligibility Rules

The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp that wrapped up on Sunday featured quarterbacks Brendon Kay, Mason Espinosa and Terrance Owens all running offensive plays that they just learned. I’m sure that went real well. Or maybe not as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote. There isn’t a receiver in the NFL who could have […]

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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along. New coaches, then, meant new […]

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Alvester Alexander Should Fight For A Roster Spot This Year

The way the offseason has gone, it would seem to be the case that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a free-floating roster spot at the skill positions on offense by the time training camp and the preseason roll around. While they have five reasonable tight ends, one would figure that they could just as easily […]

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