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David DeCastro On New Contract: “It’s Nice It’s Done”

Pre or post contract, David DeCastro is a man of few words. For one of the league’s throwback linemen, you’d expect no less. His entire Steelers.com interview, the first posted since his new, 5 year, $50 million extension, barely lasts a minute. And that’s including the introduction. But DeCastro is…


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Steelers Film Room: Le’Veon Bell Vs Saints

It took until the third preseason game, but Pittsburgh Steelers fans were finally able to see Le’Veon Bell in game action for the first time since his knee injury suffered last November 1. Against the New Orleans Saints, Bell touched the ball eight times (three rushes, five catches) for a…


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Coates Knows Ball Security Is Key To Earning Coaches’ Trust

As our Matthew Marczi eloquently summed up this morning, it was far from a sparkling performance by Sammie Coates in his second-year debut. A near drop and two fumbles that would send most into Mike Tomlin’s doghouse. Speaking to reporters after the game, Coates owned up to his mistakes and…


CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier Working Out With James Harrison In Arizona

As Matthew Marczi wrote the other day, James Harrison’s successful workouts keeps players coming back for me. Count Ryan Shazier as one of them, who showed up in one of Harrison’s Instagram videos yesterday. Take a look. @shazier tried to take the phone but @5spence1 still let y'all know what…


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Roethlisberger/Coates Named Underrated Tandem

We’ve had a lot of talk about Antonio Brown lately. And hey, he’s the best receiver in the league so there’s good reason to break him down and comment on other sing his praises. But let’s talk about another receiver. Or, better phrased, talk about someone else talking about another receiver. And…


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Roethlisberger’s Deep Ball Ranked Most Accurate In 2016

Markus Wheaton recently said Ben Roethlisberger loves to air the ball out deep, especially in short yard situations. Maybe he loves it because he’s just that good at it. According to Pro Football Focus, Roethlisberger had a 50.7% adjusted accuracy rate on passes 20+ yards, leading all QBs. The top…


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Post 2016 OTA Practices: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and I hope you all realize that the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 training camp is now just 7 weeks away. The Steelers wrapped up their annual OTAs this past week and the players will now have a few days off before their mandatory three-day…


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Report: Bud Dupree Suffering From Minor “Tissue” Injury

Several of the players in OTAs right now have missed time due to non-injury related issues. Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones because of new children, James Harrison because of Father Time. Bud Dupree has missed the last couple practices due to actual injury and according to Jeremy Fowler, it’s due…


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Report: Senquez Golson To Undergo MRI

Don’t want to ring all the alarm bells here but it appears that Senquez Golson went for an MRI after today’s practice. The news was initially reported by Dale Lolley over at the Observer Reporter, leading off his notes from today’s practice. According to him, Golson didn’t participate in today’s practice…


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Cam Heyward Ranked 88th In NFL Network’s Top 100

To keep our streak of meaningless rankings going, Cameron Heyward was ranked 88th on the NFL Network’s annual Top 100 list. "He might have the most devastating bull rush in the NFL." Cam Heyward.No. 88 of #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/LGZbEPz0LJ — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 12, 2016 I, sadly, do not get…


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Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint Takes His Pass Blocking Seriously

Despite his unfortunate fumble in the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Round playoff loss to the Denver Broncos last season, backup running back Fitzgerald Toussaint did manage to show some promise when asked to help fill in at the position after veteran DeAngelo Williams was lost for the post season with a…


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Steelers Sign Greg Warren To One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed long snapper Greg Warren to a one year contract, the team announced today. We have re-signed LS Greg Warren to a one-year contract. MORE: https://t.co/bufqmXKy3k pic.twitter.com/HiYFteg6j1 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 12, 2016 Warren, 34, has been the team’s long snapper since 2005. He tore…


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Merry Christmas From Steelers Depot – 2015

Good morning and Merry Christmas to all of you. It’s been an exciting season for the Pittsburgh Steelers so far and all of us here at Steelers Depot have thoroughly enjoyed covering it for you. I don’t take for granted the opportunity I have to wake up every morning and…


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Breakdown Of Cornerback Rotation Used By Steelers Against Bengals

For several years now we have charted every game the Pittsburgh Steelers have played, because along with the game tape it, gives you a perfect picture as to what happened on every play during a game. One of the benefits of our game charting is the ability to quickly drill…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Eighteen

The last one. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. I also might have had my fingers crossed when I said that.. – It was a low-key practice. Looked like the team had the option to practice in shorts, most choosing to don them instead of the pants with thigh pads….