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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Entering his 11th season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will look to pick up where he left off in 2013. Winning six of the last nine games, the Steelers and offensive coordinator Todd Haley allowed Roethlisberger to play in his comfort zone, the no-huddle offense. During that nine […]

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Season Of Change – Speed From All Corners

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Expectations For Steelers WR Markus Wheaton In 2014

Due to a finger injury suffered last year, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton only registered six catches for 64 yards in the 12 games that he dressed for during his rookie season. With Wheaton now the odds on favorite to start this year as the No. 2 option opposite Antonio Brown, what kind of […]

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Season Of Change – Wide Receiver Reboot

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will WR Justin Brown Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for two more weeks, so I thought we would spend this week talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do consider as being on the bubble. […]

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Richard Mann Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Faith In Lance Moore As A Run Blocker

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann doesn’t really beat around the bush when talking about his players and that was the certainly the case recently when he was asked to talk about newcomer Lance Moore, who the team signed during the offseason to help fill the void that was created when Jerricho Cotchery signed […]

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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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Newcomer Lance Moore Has A Clutchness Level That Emmanuel Sanders Lacked

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to run off to the Denver Broncos uncontested during the offseason and in all likelihood he won’t be missed one bit. While Sanders is regarded by many as being an above average route runner that managed to catch 67 passes in 2013, it’s his […]

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Pro Football Focus Amends Steelers Depth Chart Grades

In an effort to demonstrate that they are not inflexible and unwilling to reevaluate their own work, Pro Football Focus has been going over their team by team depth chart grades recently and amending them to reflect new developments or new information. The Pittsburgh Steelers have not been immune to this revision process, as their […]

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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 Markus Wheaton Still Focused On Earning Starting Spot

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has been functioning most of the offseason as the starter opposite Antonio Brown, but the former third-round draft pick is not taking that spot for granted. “Oh yeah. I am pretty sure if you ask anybody else they will say the same thing. Everyone wants that spot. It […]

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ESPN Insider Believes Steelers Will Win AFC North In 2014

It’s still only June, but KC Joyner of ESPN.com believes the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the AFC North division after back-to-back 8-8 seasons. In his Wednesday Insider post, Joyner listed six reasons as to why he believes the Steelers will return to the top of the AFC North and we will have a look at each […]

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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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Steelers One Healthy Bunch Heading Into Mandatory Minicamp

After three weeks of OTA practices, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain one healthy team. With the mandatory minicamp set to get underway next week, the Steelers should have very few players standing on the side watching. Starting linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) appears to be the lone significant player that could be held out of practice next […]

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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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Replacing A Championship Roster – Steelers Turn To Moore Veterans In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Specialization The Key To A Successful Rookie Season For Martavis Bryant

Not long after the selection of wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth round of last month’s draft, some in the media took certain words to heart during wide receivers coach Richard Mann’s press conference and extrapolated from that that the 6’4” receiver would likely be lining up across from Antonio Brown come opening day. […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Markus Wheaton Looking To Repeat Sophomore Success

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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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 Relatively Healthy Through Two Weeks Of OTA Practices

Keeping a team healthy during three weeks of OTA practices and one week of minicamp is a chore for any NFL team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to do just that so far with two weeks of work now in the books. For a team with 90 players on a their roster, the Steelers […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Encouraged By Results Of Early No Huddle Work

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to ramp up the no huddle offense a bit this week during the second set of OTAs, which came as a pleasant surprise to both new receiver Lance Moore and the man who wants it most of all, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He talked about being able to work the no […]

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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 Second-Year WR Markus Wheaton Looking ‘Fast And Sure-Handed’ Early On

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton might have a disfigured pinkie finger on his right hand, but it sounds like there’s nothing wrong with his legs. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wheaton is “looking fast and sure-handed” in OTA practices thus far as the offense spending a good deal of time working on their […]

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