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Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower Hopes Mental Reps Turn Into Game Reps Against Giants

Its been a rough first training camp for rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower, who has finally worked his way back to practice after missing time early on with an ankle injury. Recently, the Steelers seventh-round draft pick talked about how the left high ankle sprain set him back. “It was frustrating” Blanchflower told steelers.com. “Being […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eleven – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from day eleven of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Last one before the first preseason game. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing again walked down together. Along with Howard Jones, they were the first onto the field at 2:32. Someone check Archer and Wing for matching BFF necklaces. – Injury […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones Questionable For Saturday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2014 season will take place Saturday night against the New York Giants and head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he’s not ready to rule out any of the injured players for the game just yet. Tomlin said that he will leave the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Update, Suisham New Contract, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. This includes a conversation about why it took so long to find out about the concussion that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been dealing with. After speculation about which players may or […]

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Video: Pittsburgh Dad At Steelers 2014 Training Camp

Pittsburgh Dad has released his annual Pittsburgh Steelers training camp video and it includes bits with head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Dad tries to give Tomlin a few of the Techmo Bowl plays that he drew up and I do like his wig idea for the defense. Check out that old school Duce Staley t-shirt. Too fuuny.

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Young D-Linemen Seizing Opportunity Provided By McLendon’s Misfortune

It’s taken several days to learn, but we now finally know that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Steve McLendon has been out of the last four practice sessions while dealing with a concussion. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly first got the story out of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also making his way back from […]

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Mike Tomlin Rides Rookie Tight Ends In Blocking Drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed draftable grades on both rookie tight ends Rob Blanchflower and Eric Waters. They ended up drafting Blanchfower with their final pick of the draft in the seventh round, and still landed Waters as an undrafted free agent. The Steelers seem to like both young tight ends well enough, who are more […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Ten – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tenth day of practice. – Hebron Fangupo was the first player down the stairs at 2:38. In tow were Jawan Jamison, Brad Wing, and Dri Archer, the latter two again walking down together. Fast friends. – Injury roundup although Dave Bryan pretty much has you covered. […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Wants More Thriving, Less Surviving Moving Forward

Maybe it’s because the team had off on Tuesday or maybe it’s because the dog days of training camp are starting to take their toll, but whatever the reason is, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wasn’t happy with what he observed during the team’s Wednesday practice. “Work not as good as its been in […]

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Steelers Wednesday Post Practice Injury Report Includes Gilbert, Heyward

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put the wraps on their Wednesday practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin ran down a few of the injuries. After missing his second straight practice, Tomlin continues to refer to the injury that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) suffered late Sunday as a “boo boo”. When pressed further about […]

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Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert Sidelined During Wednesday’s Practice With An Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to have had one of their starting tackles get dinged up during Wednesday’s training camp practice as Marcus Gilbert is being looked at on the side by the training staff midway through the season. While we wait to get an update about Gilbert’s condition after practice from head coach Mike Tomlin, […]

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Steelers McLendon, Shazier, Jones, Moore, Foster All Sidelined Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their tenth training camp practice of the 2014 season and we already have a good idea as to who is and isn’t practicing Wednesday. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (concussion) appears to still be sidelined because of a concussion and this now makes four consecutive practices that he’s missed. We still […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Has Been Sidelined With A Concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has missed the last three training camp practices and while we don’t yet know if he’ll miss a fourth straight Wednesday, we at least now know what has him sidelined. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, McLendon has been dealing with a concussion. While a concussion is […]

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After Day Of Rest, Tackling Sessions May Start To Relax

As was the case a year ago, Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers began smacking pads well before the first preseason game, as the veteran head coach had his team trading blows with the third practice of training camp—the earliest day possible. It’s hard to say how much it benefited the team last season, if at all, […]

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Maintenance Day Off Probably Wasn’t Bitter Sweet For Iron Ike

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 preseason opener against the Washington Redskins, veteran cornerback Ike Taylor broke his thumb. He was scheduled to have surgery that following Tuesday, so he decided to practice that Monday with a fitted cast covered with a plastic bag because it was raining that day. “They’ve got to make me not […]

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Sean Spence Caps Off Physical Week With A Taste Of What Could Have Been

Even after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence passed his first contact test last week, demonstrating that his reconstructed knee and regenerated nerves could withstand the human onslaught that is football, the cynical question of whether or not he could sustain that level of violence remained in the minds of many outside observers. But the third-year […]

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier To Sit Out Monday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to begin their Monday practice and we’re starting to get early word as to who is and isn’t going to practice. Alex Kozora reports that linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) will miss his first training camp practice Monday as he still has a wrap on his right leg after suffering what […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Once Again Getting Limited Work At Safety

With starting Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu (concussed birth certificate) and Mike Mitchell (groin) both sidelined Sunday during practice, cornerback William Gay actually got to take a few reps with the first-team safeties in their absence. This is not the first time such an event has happened as defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has been […]

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Markus Wheaton’s Professional Approach Impresses Mike Tomlin

If the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to have success in 2014, second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton is going to have to show that he can handle the No. 2 wide receiver spot. So far during training camp he’s done just that and head coach Mike Tomlin appears to be happy with his progress. “He’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Eight – Sunday

Practice notes from another rain-logged day at Saint Vincent College. Mother Nature is a fickle woman. – Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jawan Jamison was the first to make his way down the stairs, at around 2:35. Tauren Poole came down moments later. – Like yesterday, the bulk of the offensive line came out […]

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Roethlisberger, Polamalu Both Likely Sitting Out Sunday With Birth Certificate Contusions

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday practice is now underpay and it appears as though quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Troy Polamalu have both been given the day off. While we don’t know for sure it appears as if both players could be suffering from birth certificate contusions which basically means both are being given a maintenance […]

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Steelers First Training Camp Depth Chart Of 2014 Includes Very Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart for the 2014 preseason has reportedly been released and while head coach Mike Tomlin would likely advise everyone to not read too much into it, we will list a few things that stick out. As Bob Labriola points out, it looks like Justin Brown is currently viewed as the […]

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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day off just to ensure that […]

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Platoon Of Unknown Ball Carriers Reminds That Less Is More

It’s been quite a difficult task to get much of a feel for how the running game of the Pittsburgh Steelers is shaping up this year, and for a very simple reason: when it’s come to the 11-on-11 tackling sessions, the two backs expected to be taking those carries have not been healthy enough to […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Seven – Saturday

By Alex Kozora My notes from day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. – We’ll go through my notes from drills and then hop into the 11 on 11 to finish out today’s observations. – A good chunk of the offensive lineman were the first onto the field. Maurkice Pouncey, Cody […]

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Mike Tomlin On Martavis Bryant: ‘We Expect Him To Consistently Make Big Guy Plays’

If you have been waiting for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round wide receiver Martavis Bryant to come alive during training camp, your wait is over. According to several reports, Bryant had a solid showing Saturday and especially during the red zone drill. Head coach Mike Tomlin cautiously praised the Clemson product at the conclusion of Saturday’s […]

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