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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three – Monday

By Alex Kozora Now that I’m dried out, my observations from the third day of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. – It rained early and it rained often at St. Vincent. The skies opened up just as the players walked down to the practice field, through the first portion of practice, and is still pouring […]

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Steelers Monday Practice Highlighted By Jason Worilds Interception

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense finally recorded their first interception of training camp during 11-on-11 drills Monday and it was made by outside linebacker Jason Worilds of all people. Worilds reportedly made a nice interception while covering speedy rookie running back Dri Archer on a wheel route and the play quickly became the buzz of Twitter. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Sidelined Monday With Groin Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their first padded practice of their 2014 training camp and unfortunately they had another player suffer a groin injury. According to head coach Mike Tomlin following practice, rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) experienced a tight groin during Monday’s practice and he’ll be evaluated further. Zumwalt missed all of the […]

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Tomlin, Steelers Respect Value Of S Will Allen

When the Pittsburgh Steelers began the regular season last a year ago, they did so with five safeties on the roster—but not the five safeties that they wanted to have. At the time, Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, whose practice squad eligibility was up, made the 53-man roster as a special teams player, although he did see a […]

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Football In Shorts Becomes Football In Pads For Steelers Starting Monday

Starting Monday, football in shorts for the Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be few and far between moving forward as the players will be wearing pads for the first time during training camp. On Friday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it known that we can likely expect this year’s training camp to be just as […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Two – Sunday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from a rain-shortened day two of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Before I begin, some good news. A friend from out of town was gracious enough to give me a ride to camp tomorrow so I will be there.  So you’ll have to thank him for making tomorrow’s notes, the first […]

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Steelers Injury Report Gets Longer After Shortened Sunday Practice

The second training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books after it was cut short by inclement weather. Unfortunately, the injury list did not shorten on Sunday as a few more names were added to it. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant (groin) was held out […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Leaves Sunday’s Practice With Hamstring Tightness

The Pittsburgh Steelers are down a running back right now during their Sunday training camp practice as Le’Veon Bell left the field with a trainer. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bell was walking fine when he exited the field, so it’s unclear what the nature of his problem is. The Steelers lost […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Not Practicing Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently conducting their second training camp practice of year and according to our very own Alex Kozora, it looks like rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant won’t be working today. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not list Bryant during his post practice injury run-down following Saturday’s practice and it isn’t apparent […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Views Groin Injury As A Blessing

Thanks to a groin injury suffered while training over the course of the last several weeks, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell started off training camp on the Active PUP list. While head coach Mike Tomlin said that he expects the former second-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders to only be down a week […]

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New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Ready To Take On All-Comers During Contact Drills

During his first training camp press conference of the 2014 season, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear that the hitting will begin Monday when the team is finally allowed to put the pads on for the first time. According to new running back LeGarrette Blount, he’s ready for the intensity to be […]

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ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards Remains Bullish On Steelers

Back in late May, ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this upcoming season in the Super Bowl. While it’s unclear whether or not Edwards will stick with that prediction come the start of the regular season, he’s still bullish on the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day One – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers first training camp practice of 2014. Lot to take in and I clearly don’t have all the answers yet – not that anyone does anyway – but my observations from day one. – Ryan Shazier was the second player on the field, roughly a half […]

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Mike Tomlin Post Training Camp Practice Press Conference Transcript – Day One

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media Saturday following the first training camp practice of 2014 and here is what he had to say. Tomlin: Good start for us today. Good energy, enthusiasm, but you can anticipate that on the first day. More than anything, I just like the communication, the giving and […]

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Tomlin Says Joint Camp Practices With Bills Will Provide Some Interesting Things Schematically

Several weeks from now, the Buffalo Bills will be in Latrobe to partake in a couple of joint training camp practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his first training camp press conference of 2014, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the benefits of practicing against the Bills this year. “It’s going to help us in […]

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Refresher Course On The Active And Reserve PUP Lists Rules

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take to the fields of Saint Vincent College on Saturday, but two players will not be able to practice as safety Mike Mitchell and running back Alvester Alexander were both placed on the Active PUP list by head coach Mike Tomlin on Friday. Every year, I like to remind people about […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Thoughts: Under The Radar Storylines

By Alex Kozora Before I head out to St. Vincent College today to take in the first practice, there’s a couple storylines I’ll be paying close attention to for my post-practice reports. These aren’t going to be anyone’s first choice to talk about heading into the season but are nonetheless important. The headlines that lie […]

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2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move-In Day Recap

Training camp move-in day for the Pittsburgh Steelers went off without a hitch on Friday and for the most part, nothing really earth-shattering happened. Early in the day, Bob Labriola reported that team president Art Rooney II told him that a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to wait until next offseason. Rooney […]

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Mike Tomlin Anticipates Another Physical Training Camp This Year

Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin put his team through a very physical training camp that included quite a few live tackling sessions that started as soon as the pads were put on. So does Tomlin expect a repeat of last year? It sounds like it. “I would anticipate it,” Tomlin said Friday […]

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Steelers Place S Mike Mitchell, RB Alvester Alexander On PUP List To Start Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers reported Friday to Latrobe for the start of training camp and the conditioning test has already been completed. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, two players will begin training camp on the Active PUP list. Those two players are safety Mike Mitchell (groin) and running back Alvester Alexander (groin). Tomlin said he […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

By Alex Kozora My second crack at projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster. Something I’m sure we can all look back at and make fun of in a few weeks. If you listened to me on The Terrible Podcast, you already know my roster. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below. Couple […]

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5 Story Lines To Track During Steelers 2014 Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 training camp gets underway on Friday with the first practice scheduled for Saturday. Here are five main story lines related to the team that will be worth monitoring over the course of the next few days and weeks. Pouncey Meets The Press Should a player have to talk about an alleged […]

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Season Of Change – Slash To The Future

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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Season Of Change – To Huddle Or Not To Huddle

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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Numbers Crunch: Recent History Of Steelers Draft Picks Making The Roster

By Alex Kozora At our eternally optimistic core, every Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan believes their yearly group of draft picks can be successful. That even late rounders could become the “diamond in the rough”, their selection lauded about for years to come. But of course, that isn’t always the case. There are only 53 spots on […]

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Steelers S Shamarko Thomas: ‘I’m More Knowledgeable About This Defense’

While Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas failed to play a defensive snap during the second half of the 2013 season, he played enough in the first eight games to know just how complicated the defense run by Dick LeBeau really is. “I was all over the place last year because I didn’t know the playbook,” […]

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