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Dteelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Nine

Halfway home! Day nine of Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice is in the books. Team is back on Thursday and Friday before gearing up for their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s get into the notes. – Injury roundup: Several players returned today. Ben Roethlisberger, Steve McLendon, and Cam Heyward…


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Steelers Player-By-Player Practice Review

It’s only eight practices and we’re still several days away from our first game, but with the off day, it’s a nice chance to review the progress of each Pittsburgh Steeler. Take it with a grain of salt, there’s still so far to go, but it’s a nice bow on…


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Steelers Game One Depth Chart Prediction

With the first release of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 depth chart will undoubtedly come many questions and many assumptions from fans. I’ll urge you to avoid drawing conclusions of any kind over what is really just a glorified publicity stunt to keep fans engaged on the team’s off day. Nothing…


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Tomlin On Coates: ‘He’s Working Hard And Improving Every Day’

Over the course of the last several practices the Pittsburgh Steelers have been without the services of wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant and that has resulted in rookie third-round draft pick Sammie Coates receiving more looks during the sessions. At the conclusion of Monday’s practice, head coach Mike…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 8 – Monday

For the first time during the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 training camp we had rainfall, albeit very little. The drops and the threat of impending lightning were enough for security to evacuate the bleachers, but that didn’t deter Alex and I much, as we simply relocated to the hill overlooking the…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eight

A slightly damp day eight but overall, the rain held off and we’ve been very lucky avoiding it so far. Today was the first sight of any rain so hey, can’t complain. Let’s get into the notes. Friendly reminder that the team is off tomorrow. Will be back on Wednesday….


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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones, WR Eli Rogers Leave Monday’s Practice Early

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently midway through their Monday training camp practice and according to Alex Kozora, linebacker Jarvis Jones and wide receiver Eli Rogers have both left the field apparently with injuries. Jones, who has been battling a bruised bicep the last few days, walked off with the trainers about…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Seven

Day seven of training camp. The heat has broken, it’s been considerably cooler the last two days, and tomorrow’s practice is what stands between the team having their first off day in a week. Let’s jump into today’s notes. – Injury roundup: Back practicing in full today were: Gerod Holliman,…


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Sammie Coates May Benefit Most From Time Off For Martavis Bryant

While it was not reported at the time as an overly ominous happening, multiple writers, including Dale Lolley, noted that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant “came down hard on his left elbow on a deep pass”, adding that he “got up shaking the arm out”. Though he had an…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Six

Day seven and the home stretch of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six consecutive practice. Today was more physical and energetic than I anticipated following a night practice. Definitely not a boring day. Let’s hop to it. – It also unfortunately wasn’t a healthy day as several players didn’t finish practice. Ryan Shazier, Gerod Holliman, Josh Harris, Shamarko…



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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 5

On a gorgeous night for football in Latrobe, the Pittsburgh Steelers once again took the field for a full-pads practice, only this time it was under the lights at the local high school field and in front of a packed house that filled the ample space in the stands. It…


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Danny Smith Shares Blame For Kickoff Return Struggles

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers fielded a 11-5 division-winning team during the 2014 season, they headed into this offseason with plenty of areas to work on that were in need of improvement, through all three phases of the game. One of the less heralded aspects in need of improvement that…


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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Five

One of the most memorable days of camp each year and this edition of “Friday Night Lights” was no exception. Jam packed, Jon Ledyard and I estimated 4,000-5,000 people packed into the Memorial Stadium. Not sure if there is another team in the league that annually brings this high school…


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Wide Receiver Will Produce Some Tough Cuts In Pittsburgh

Few can argue with the success the Pittsburgh Steelers have had developing wide receivers via the NFL draft, from Hines Ward to Antonio Brown. The franchise’s strength of identifying talent at the position should put them in quite a quandary come time for roster cuts however, as a number of wide…