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Steelers LB James Harrison Starting To Make His Presence Felt

It’s taken a few weeks, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison seems to be about where he needs to be from a football conditioning standpoint and that’s great news for a defense that has had problems getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the first half of the season. Following the Steelers Sunday win at […]

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Steelers CB Brice McCain: ‘I Was With The First Group Today’

Will Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain get the start over the struggling Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans? As it stands right now, it sounds like there’s a really good chance of that happening. “I was with the first group today,” McCain said Wednesday after practice, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio. […]

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Dick LeBeau On Stephon Tuitt: ‘We’re Looking To Get Him In There’

While he only played 12 snaps in the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt managed to make an impact during a couple of them. According to several media reports, he’s followed that game up with a solid week of practice. During his weekly talk with the media […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Limited Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) left the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half with a shoulder injury but it looks like he might have a chance to play Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, McLendon  said he participated in individual drills Monday […]

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Contract Numbers For Steelers DE Brett Keisel

The numbers of the two-year contract extension signed a few days ago by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel are now in. Brian McIntyre reports on Twitter that the contract totals out at $3 million just like Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reported on Wednesday. Keisel, however, only received a $500,000 signing bonus. Keisel’s base […]

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Report: Brett Keisel Contract Two-Years, $3 Million

It will be a few days before the contract signed Wednesday by Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Brett Keisel shows up in the NFLPA records, but early numbers being reported by Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio are believable. According to Prisuta, Keisel signed a two-year, $3 million contract. What we don’t know is the signing […]

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Ryan Shazier Gives Steelers A Jump On What To Expect

Even though he is essentially already in the starting lineup, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier seemed to leap into it this past week during the final block of voluntary organized practices. From reports, he used about every ounce of real estate afforded by his 42-inch vertical leaping ability to intercept a pass that […]

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Justin Brown Hoping To Avoid Leveling Off Again This Preseason

Not much is typically expected of sixth-round picks when it comes to the modern era of the NFL Draft, though the Pittsburgh Steelers have their fair share of exceptions. Vince Williams last season, for example, came on and helped stabilize the defense after losing Larry Foote, playing competently to help the Steelers finish on a […]

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Weighing The Roster Prospects Of Daniel McCullers

During the last ‘Live” segment hosted on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website late last week, Mike Prisuta and Bob Labriola were discussing the second-year players on the roster and what to expect from them during this summer. As they were discussing the pieces along the defensive line, Labriola said something that at first struck me as […]

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Steelers Teammates Waiting To See Mike Mitchell Hit

By all accounts thus far, new Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell appears to be everything the team thought he would be through two blocks of OTAs, which is a good thing considering he was their prized free agent acquisition on whom they are counting to be an opening day starter. Mitchell is a workout […]

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Steelers Ramping Up Work On No-Huddle Offense On Wednesday

With have a some no-huddle offense sightings to pass along. According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked a little bit Tuesday on their no-huddle offense and they were back at again on Wednesday. Steelers toyed with no-huddle Tue., cranked it up today at OTAs. Lance Moore: "The 1s stayed in the […]

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“Mistake Speed” Helps Put Ryan Shazier On The Fast Track To Starting

As Ryan Shazier looks to become the first rookie to start a season with the Pittsburgh Steelers on defense since Kendrell Bell, he does have one notable advantage that many other past rookies have not, which is a big part of why he was drafted: speed. More specifically, mistake speed. You know, I’ve heard this […]

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Sean Spence Says He Will Know During OTAs If He Can Play

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence has been a topic of discussion since he was drafted, but for the better part of the past two years, it’s gravitated around what ifs, and whether he would ever even be able to play, after tearing up his knee in his rookie preseason. As we all know, linebackers coach […]

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Antonio Brown Hoping To Focus On Offense This Season

From the sounds of it, Antonio Brown may have been the biggest cheerleader for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent third-round draft selection, Dri Archer. Archer, a 5’8” running back slash wide receiver, is also a skilled return man, having returned four kickoffs for touchdowns over his last two college seasons. While he didn’t return many […]

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Steelers Site Shares First Impressions Of Daniel McCullers

Neither of them were top picks, but perhaps the two players that most seemed, or seem, excited to get a glimpse at on the field are third-round pick Dri Archer and sixth-round pick Daniel McCullers. If you know who those guys are by now, you know that the interest in seeing them stems from very […]

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Ryan Shazier Stood Out At Rookie Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their rookie minicamp last week, which was the first chance for all to get a glimpse at the team’s new draft picks in uniform—albeit without pads, but at least with a helmet and going through drills. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for how they look on the field, to […]

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Howard Jones Looking To Continue Trend Of UDFA Outside Linebackers

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a bit of a bind at outside linebacker—particularly when it comes to depth. With both James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley now a thing of the past, the team is turning to Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones to start. Which is a problem, because Worilds has been the depth […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Guesses Team Will Receive Just Two Compensatory Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers could very well find out Monday at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, FL just how many compensatory draft picks they will have for the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, but as of Sunday, general manager Kevin Colbert still isn’t quite sure how many to expect. According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, […]

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Colbert Says Steelers Do Not Discriminate Against Players Based On Their Sexual Orientation

Now that Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam has come out publicly to say that he is gay, many are debating what it will do to his draft stock and how if it will affect how teams judge him. On Monday, it appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released a short statement via […]

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Cortez Allen Hopes To Be Like Ike Taylor

For several seasons, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor shadowing the opponent’s best receiver, but during the second half of last season, that happened a lot less. During a recent interview with Mike Prisuta of Steelers.com, fellow cornerback Cortez Allen said that he hopes to follow in Taylor’s shoes when it […]

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Polamalu: “When Tom (Brady) Is On Fire It Doesn’t Really Matter Who’s Out There”

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, you can bet that there will be several notable player quotes that surface and safety Troy Polamalu has already weighed in with a few of his own. After giving up a franchise record 610 yards of offense, Polamalu was asked if he knew […]

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Report: Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Has A Fractured Left Hand

According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons suffered a minor fracture in his left hand Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens. Timmons, who currently is sporting a cast on the injured hand, told Prisuta that he can still play and that it isn’t going to hold him back. […]

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Awaiting The Rookie Splash On Offense

By Matthew Marczi With the defensive rookies for the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically emerging into more prominent roles, it begs the question: when will the offensive rookies finally have their say this year? The Steelers went offense back to back in the second and third rounds at premium positions in the 2013 draft, selecting running back […]

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Report: Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Not Expected To See Carries Monday Night

After losing running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for the season to a knee injury last week in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign running back Jonathan Dwyer to take his spot on the roster. While Dwyer is dressed for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mike Prisuta […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Says He Will Be Fine

The chest injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones Saturday night in the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs landed him in the hospital for one night, but it appears as though he won’t miss much time and the first-round draft pick gave the local media an update of status Monday. According […]

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Report: Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Scheduled To Start Against Redskins

While it is certainly subject to change, Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reports Monday morning on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell is scheduled to get the start tonight against the Washington Redskins. Le'Veon Bell scheduled to get the start at RB for the Steelers tonight against the Redskins — Mike Prisuta […]

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