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Steelers Have Placed P Adam Podlesh On Reserve/Did Not Report List

The Pittsburgh Steelers made another roster move Tuesday as the team has announced that veteran punter Adam Podlesh has been placed on the reserve/did not report list. Podlesh, who was signed during the offseason after he was released by the Chicago Bears, has yet to arrive to training camp due to his wife being pregnant, […]

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Brad Wing Shows Power, But Finesse To Be Tested

The Pittsburgh Steelers are nearly ready to head out to East Rutherford, New Jersey for their first preseason game against the New York Giants, and their final free agent signee, punter Adam Podlesh, remains away with his “very pregnant” wife. If he stays away much longer, it may not do much good for him to […]

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Steelers Trying To Get A Good Look At Landry Jones In Year Two

A year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly seemed perfectly content to give rookie quarterback Landry Jones a redshirt season on the 53-man roster with their new veteran backup in Bruce Gradkowski being brought in. As fortune would have it, not even Gradkowski had to take a single snap the entire season, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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Season Of Change – Stepping Up From JV Punters

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 TE David Paulson Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a little less than two more weeks, so I thought we would spend these last several days 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 […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 13 Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today’s edition brings you Week 13 […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 9 Versus Patriots

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another sequence, another loss. Perhaps the […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 8 Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the mini two-game winning streak, […]

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Steelers Unsigned Free Agents Still Clinging To Hope

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this offseason with a couple dozen free agents, including players that they had released. They re-signed many of those free agents themselves, but they also lost many of them to other teams, some of them perhaps even taking them by surprise. Many of those free agents also remain unsigned as we […]

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Steelers Hoping A Long-Term Answer At Punter Is In Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unable to find stability at the punter position for some time now. The last player one could make an argument for would be the three years that Chris Gardocki spent at the end of his career with the Steelers from 2004 to 2006. A more fair and realistic answer, however, […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Already Being Called An ‘Interesting Competition’

A punter battle appears to be in full swing already during the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA practices. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls the early offseason battle between veteran Adam Podlesh and youngster Brad Wing an “interesting competition” right now through four practices. Last year at this same time, Drew Butler was battling veteran Brian Moorman for the […]

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Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower Hoping To Avoid Another Redshirt Beginning

New Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Rob Blanchflower redshirted in 2009 before becoming a four-year starter at college, twice assuming leadership roles for his team. The Steelers currently have four veteran tight ends on the roster, the youngest entering his third season in the league. Does Blanchflower have enough to overcome the numbers and earn a […]

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Steelers, Podlesh Have A Common Goal In Finding Consistency

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed yet another outside free agent yesterday, bringing their season total to eight. As a street free agent, he won’t have any impact on compensatory picks, assuming he even makes the roster. They added punter Adam Podlesh, who has the distinction of having been drafted ahead of Daniel Sepulveda in the 2007 […]

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A Closer Look, Placing The Steelers Rushing Data In Context

Earlier this morning, we did a side-by-side comparison between running back Le’Veon Bell and the newest Pittsburgh Steelers running back, LeGarrette Blount, to see how they stacked up against one another in situational football. We looked at three key areas, drawing data from last season’s numbers in order to compare how each back performed in […]

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13 Steelers Free Agents Remain Unsigned Entering Second Week Of The New League Year

Today marks the beginning of the second week of free agency for 2014 league year and as of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 13 of their own free agents that remain unsigned. Below is a quick recap of the current status of those players. Jerricho Cotchery – Cotchery has a visit scheduled on […]

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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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Brad Wing With A Prayer?

As far as punters go, it’s difficult to generate much enthusiasm, regardless of how talented a player might be. Frankly, quality punting is more of a concern for teams with bad offenses, and barring a hemorrhaging of touchdown returns, if you’re so worried about the quality of your punting game, chances are there are bigger […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Specialists

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Getting closer to the end. Due up, the specialists. Shaun Suisham: Kicker is a position fans tend to toss barbs at but it’s difficult to fault Suisham. Aside from a tough game against Oakland, and to put all […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Specialists

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Tight End

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason, they looked for a replacement […]

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Special Teams Signings Could Suggest Steelers Have Diagnosed A Problem

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers may have taken a step in the right direction yesterday when they signed Bryce Davis—a long snapper—and Brad Wing—a punter. That step: diagnosing a problem. Selecting these two special teams players as their first signings from outside the organization could suggest that the Steelers see a need to improve […]

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Steelers Sign P Brad Wing, LS Bryce Davis To Future Contracts

With the 2013 season now over, the Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to expand their offseason roster by signing several players to futures contracts. After re-signing seven of their eight practice squad players earlier in the week to futures deals , the team added a punter and long snapper on Friday as Brad Wing and Bryce […]

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Bengals Sign Former Steelers Punter Zoltan Mesko

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be partaking in the playoffs this year, but as of Tuesday, their former punter will be. Zoltan Mesko, who was signed by the Steelers following his waiving by the New England Patriots just prior to the start of the season, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and he will punt […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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