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Steelers Play Justin Brown Over Lance Moore Despite Veteran’s Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers gained the services of free agent wide receiver Lance Moore last night for the first time in four weeks after the veteran missed the first two games of the regular season, in addition to the final two games of the preseason. Yet they certainly didn’t make liberal use of him against the […]

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Steelers Draft Picks Zumwalt, Richardson Out For Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Carolina Panthers Thursday night at Heinz Field in their 2014 preseason finale and two of their draft picks won’t dress one again due to injuries. Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) and cornerback Shaquille Richardson (knee) will miss yet another game Thursday night, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. Both […]

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Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also making his way back from […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Has Been Sidelined With A Concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has missed the last three training camp practices and while we don’t yet know if he’ll miss a fourth straight Wednesday, we at least now know what has him sidelined. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, McLendon has been dealing with a concussion. While a concussion is […]

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Antwon Blake Anxious To Cover Opposing Wideouts In Preseason Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Antwon Blake has only been here for less than a year. He was initially signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and didn’t survive the final roster cuts in 2013, when the Steelers picked him up just prior to the start of the regular season. In […]

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Even With Quicker Passes, Ramon Foster Knows Never To Stop Blocking For Big Ben

The offensive game plan has certainly undergone some changes, not to mention personnel, since the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a woeful 0-4 start of the season a year ago. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was forced to adapt, improvise, and make concessions just to help the team start climbing out of the hole that they […]

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Report: Contract Extension Talks With Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Have Begun

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed kicker Shaun Suisham to a contract extension on Friday and it appears as though tackle Marcus Gilbert could also could be a recipient of an extension prior to the start of the regular season. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Gilbert said Friday night that his agent Drew Rosenhaus […]

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Steelers NT Daniel McCullers Starting To Move People

Going back to last year, with the Pittsburgh Steelers mired in what seemed to be a lost season, the upcoming draft was a topic of conversation in November and December far more frequently than is the norm in western Pennsylvania. Back then, the go-to “the Steelers need to draft…” tended to be nose tackle Louis […]

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Steelers WR Justin Brown Where DHB Wants To Be

Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown is continuing to carve out a niche for himself following the first day of training camp practices. A quick glance around the internet reveals that he put in yet another impressive day with difficult and impressive leaping catches while working with Ben Roethlisberger and the first-team offense. As […]

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Ramon Foster Talks Outside Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers made strides in attempting to install some outside zone concepts into the running game last season under new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. The problem is that it’s hard to say how successful the installation was. The Steelers barely ran the outside zone at all due to a few quite obvious […]

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Ramon Helps Foster Winning Mentality In Young Teammates

We’re finally approaching the end of July, and that means at long last that the Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be heading to Latrobe to begin the 2014 edition of training camp, where many of this offseason’s maneuvers will finally begin to take shape. Steelers guard Ramon Foster spoke to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly yesterday […]

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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back at a blog from last […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Talks Four-Down Mode Communication, Rushing Number Targets

During a recent interview with Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked about the importance of him knowing from head coach Mike Tomlin before a drive starts whether or not he would have the luxury of going for it on fourth down. “As a play caller, when I was […]

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Versatility Opens Up Play Book For No Huddle Offense

Every offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks about a no huddle offense that never actually comes to fruition in the way he would like by the time the games start to matter. Scott Kacsmar for Football Outsiders even took the liberty of collecting snippets over the years on the subject of what he calls “Big […]

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Steelers Moving Will Johnson Around With Eye Toward No Huddle

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted free agent Will Johnson found it difficult to break into the league. When he went undrafted in 2011, the league was in a lockout, and that made it far more difficult for him to catch on with a team. He got a chance to work out at his former university’s Pro […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Never Received A Contract Offer

Just last week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers made a multi-year contract offer to outside linebacker Jason Worilds awhile ago and that it wasn’t accepted. According to a Wednesday report by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, Worilds hasn’t been offered a contract since he signed his one-year transition […]

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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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Dri Archer Allaying Fears Over His Punt Return Ability

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedster Dri Archer in the third round of the draft, some questions were immediately raised about how he would be used. Given his size, there were naturally concerns about what role he could serve on offense while still protecting him from unnecessary injury. But there were also questions about what […]

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Steelers Eyeing Potential Of Large Invitee Contingent

It wasn’t so long ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly had a stacked roster, from nearly top to bottom, at most positions. It was extremely difficult for young, unheralded players to make the roster behind young, pedigreed players who themselves were still waiting their turns for playing time behind established veteran starters. That hasn’t been […]

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Says Mike Tomlin Has Already Been ‘Messing’ With Him

Considering how new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was used at Clemson, it’s not surprising that he finished with a 22.2 yards per catch average on his 61 receptions. Those numbers could qualify Bryant for the Mike Tomlin “one trick pony” tag, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that term hasn’t […]

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The Myth Of The Old Steelers Defense Is Slow To Die And Far From Over

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers currently project to field an opening day defense that sports just two players over the age of 30, the old and slow moniker still clings to the team as one of the great myths of the current NFL landscape. The false representation is, obviously, due in large part simply to […]

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Show Me Your Effort

By Matthew Marczi Following one of the worst defensive efforts in franchise history, the subject of ‘effort’ was suddenly a hot topic in and around Pittsburgh. In fact, coaxed by the local media in the moments immediately following the emotional loss, head coach Mike Tomlin even allowed himself to get sucked into the narrative that […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Offers No Clues As To When He Might Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly could use blocking tight end Matt Spaeth back in the lineup and according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the veteran hasn’t wore a boot on his previously injured foot for some time now. Spaeth, who suffered a Lisfranc injury during training camp, is eligible to return to practice right […]

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Spence Expects To Be Eased Back Into Practice Next Week With Individual Drills

Now that we know that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence will come off the PUP list next week and resume practicing, the only thing that remains is him proving to the coaches that he is ready to play. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, however, it seems unlikely that the Miami product […]

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Report: Steelers LB Sean Spence To Begin Practicing Next Wednesday

Starting next week, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence will be eligible to begin practicing with the team if deemed healthy enough to do so. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in a Friday interview on the David Todd Show, Spence will indeed begin practicing next week and will be removed from the […]

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