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David Johnson Injury Places Steelers In A Tight Space

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a blow yesterday when they were forced to put tight end David Johnson on injured reserve. After spending the 2012 season out of football due to a knee injury, the veteran tight end was gradually feeling better as the games ticked away this year. In fact, he was coming off one […]

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Mike Tomlin Likens Play Of New Tight End Richard Gordon To That Of David Johnson

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon to the roster to replace tight end David Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury that he suffered Sunday in the win over the New York Jets. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked briefly about the former sixth-round draft pick […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton To Miss Ravens Game; LB Sean Spence To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media Tuesday to talk about the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens and updated the injury situation heading into the week of practice. Tight end David Johnson (wrist) and tackle Levi Brown (triceps) have both been placed on injured reserve and both will have surgery now to […]

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Sean Spence And Matt Spaeth Can Return To Practice Next Week If Deemed Healthy

Next week is an important one for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence and tight Matt Spaeth as both can begin practicing with the team if deemed healthy enough to do. Spence, who was placed on the Reserve PUP list at the start the season, can begin playing right away per the rules of PUP, but […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio  Brown that drew a pass […]

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Less Is More For David Paulson And The Tight End Position

By Matthew Marczi David Paulson sure has looked a lot better since Heath Miller returned to the lineup, hasn’t he? I hardly ever notice him slipping off blocks early, allowing a running back to be tackled behind the line of scrimmage any more. Oh, that’s right, that’s because he’s effectively been benched. During the first […]

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Mike Tomlin Has Seen A Dramatic Improvement In TE/FB David Johnson

The return of Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller to the lineup Sunday night resulted in a huge reduction in playing time for second-year tight end David Paulson and it’s likely to get even lower now moving forward. Paulson struggled quite a bit in the blocking department in the first two games of the season […]

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Superman Miller Might Not Help the Running Game Much Upon Exiting The Phone Booth

Like many of you, I can’t wait until tight end Heath Miller finally returns to the lineup, but I don’t think he will help in the running game as much as many people would have you believe. Sure, Miller’s run blocking will be better than that of David Paulson, so that’s a plus in itself, […]

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Shaun Suisham’s Injury Prevents Steelers From Replenishing ILB Unit

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have already announced that center Maurkice Pouncey, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, and linebacker Larry Foote have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. They have also announced their replacements on the roster. In Pouncey’s place, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season for the […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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Five Steelers Players To Watch Against The Tennessee Titans

By Matthew Marczi Coming off an 8-8 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent a lot of time moving pieces around this offseason looking for answers to right the wrongs of last year that couldn’t be fixed simply by getting healthy. Below are the five players that I am most interested in watching on opening day, […]

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Loss Of Will Johnson Could Result In More 12 Personnel Groupings Against Titans

The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. With Will Johnson likely to be […]

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Ike Taylor Might Get The Wrong Zero If Defense Doesn’t Produce More Turnovers

Having the top-ranked statistical defense last season is something that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor always likes to bring up when he talks to the media, and he did just that on Wednesday. “We keep trying to go from No. 1 defense to zero,” Taylor said, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. “I […]

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Healthy Tight Ends Auditioning For Inevitable Cuts Later In Season

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously feel as though they have three healthy tight ends right now that they can feel good about to some degree. Otherwise they surely could have found a better way to utilize their roster spots than to carry five of them on the initial 53-man roster. Yes, the team […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Preview And Prediction

The 2013 NFL season gets underway tonight, so now it’s time for my yearly preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season along with my prediction. Offense: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy, and he looks good physically. It goes without saying that the Steelers only have a shot this season as long he is […]

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Steelers Still Evaluating Players Let Go By Other Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their roster down to 53 active players on Saturday and since that time they’ve already replaced three of those players with players who were let go by other teams. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said they are continuing to sift through more players, and that leads one […]

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Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Terence Garvin Makes Me A Liar

By Matthew Marczi With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar. Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one observation that I made after […]

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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition […]

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Steelers Place TE Matt Spaeth On IR-Designated-To-Return List; Promote LB Terence Garvin

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed injured tight end Matt Spaeth on the injured reserve list Tuesday with the designated to return tag. Spaeth, who is still only about four weeks removed from his Lisfranc surgery, must now miss at least the first eight weeks of the season. He can begin practicing with team after […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: FB Will Johnson Still Nursing Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his first regular season press conference on Tuesday and below is the injury report he gave for the Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Will Johnson (hamstring) is still nursing the hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers but he is […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Expected To Be Placed On IR-Designated-To-Return List Later Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have yet another new player on their 53 man roster later on today as they will have a spot to fill should tight end Matt Spaeth be placed on the injured reserve list with the designated to return tag after 4 p.m. EST. Spaeth, who is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery, […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Still Has A More Steps Left To Take Before He’s Ready To Play

Even though he was activated from the PUP list to the 53 man roster on Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is still unsure when he will be ready to play as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee that injured late last season. “It’s the next step in the process,” Miller told […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Forced To Sit Monday With Hamstring Injury

Following the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only reported one player as being injured during the game. That one player, however, was a very important one as it was starting fullback Will Johnson, who had suffered a hamstring injury in the first half. The Steelers were back on […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Steelers Sign Eight Players To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now set their initial eight man practice squad for the 2013 season as guard Chris Hubbard, tackle Joe Long, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebacker Alan Baxter, linebacker Terence Garvin, running back Alvester Alexander, cornerback Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown were all signed Sunday after clearing waivers. The Steelers surprisingly […]

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Internal Options To Fill Matt Spaeth’s Roster Spot For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi With the decision to carry five tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly expressed their intent to place tight end Matt Spaeth on the Reserve/Injured List with Designation to Return. In order to place the return designation on a player being moved to injured reserve, that player must be on the final 53-man […]

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