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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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Steelers Mike Tomlin Reports No New Injuries After Saturday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Saturday practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and the team was able to get through their session without suffering any new injuries. “Things are on the up and up from a health standpoint – no new injuries today,” said head coach Mike Tomlin after practice. “A […]

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Steelers Groin Epidemic Has Claimed At Least Two More Players

So far, you can refer to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 training camp as the year of the tight groin, as several players have been dealing with that particular injury ever since the team arrived at Saint Vincent College. As of Friday night, you can add linebacker Jarvis Jones and rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson to the […]

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Tomlin Talks Approach To Coaching Younger Team, Treating Ike Taylor Like Old Yeller

If you look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 starting defense that they fielded for their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, you will see that seven of those players are no longer on the roster. In fact, of the 26 players that were on that Week 1 53 man roster, only 12 are […]

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Mike Tomlin Happy With Football Maturity Of Steelers Young Draft Picks

While speaking to the media at the 2014 NFL Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that while the class of draft hopeful players was the deepest that he’s probably ever seen because of the record number of underclassmen that declared, the group had one obvious downside. “I fear it’s also the most immature,” […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell ‘Feels Good’ After First Practice Back

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year running back Le’Veon Bell returned to practice Thursday after missing several days because of a hamstring tightness and while he was limited in his participation, it appears as though he didn’t suffer any setbacks. According to a Friday morning report by Missi Matthews of Steelers.com, Bell said that he “feels good” and […]

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Quietly, Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Getting To It Early In Camp

Rookies are to be seen and not heard during training camp and that’s exactly what appears to be happening with the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt. While he hasn’t received too much attention from the media so far at Latrobe, the Notre Dame product has quietly put together several nice practices, […]

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Le’Veon Bell Using Caution In Returning To Practice

Second-year Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell already knows what it’s like to get off to a slow start to a season due to being bogged down by injuries in training camp. He also understands that rushing yourself back from injury for fear of missing time can simply lead to further injuries. In his case, […]

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Steelers Young Linebackers Will Be Moving Their Assets Around In 2014

During the Pittsburgh Steelers first backs on backers drill that took place in training camp this year, defensive assistant Joey Porter made sure that rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier knew one thing. “Speed is your asset!” Porter repeated over and over, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. Because of Shazier’s speed asset, the […]

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Steelers Head Back To Latrobe Memorial Stadium Friday For Annual Night Practice

Talk to any Pittsburgh Steelers fan that has ever attended the annual Friday night training camp practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium and not only will they tell you what a great experience it is, they more than likely will have at least one or two highlights etched forever in their mind from the evening. After […]

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Referees Tossed Around A ‘Boatload’ Of Yellow Laundry Thursday During Steelers Practice

The men with the black and white stripes invaded Saint Vincent College Thursday as the Pittsburgh Steelers decided it was time to add some officiating to their practices. According to former Steelers offensive lineman and current radio network color man Tunch Ilkin, there was a lot of yellow laundry being thrown around on Chuck Noll […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Bell Back Thursday; Blount Sidelined Along With Three Tight Ends

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now started their Thursday practice and already we are getting word as to who is working and who isn’t. According to Alex Kozora, running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) is in pads at the start of Thursday’s practice. Bell has missed the last several practices because of hamstring tightness, but it looks […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Day Five: What I’m Watching For

By Alex Kozora We’ll put a final bow on Wednesday while giving a brief preview of a couple areas I’m watching for during the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice. My compilation of stats based off yesterday’s play by play in 11 on 11. First, the quarterbacks. Only on one play did I not have a QB […]

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Steelers NT Daniel McCullers Starting To Move People

Going back to last year, with the Pittsburgh Steelers mired in what seemed to be a lost season, the upcoming draft was a topic of conversation in November and December far more frequently than is the norm in western Pennsylvania. Back then, the go-to “the Steelers need to draft…” tended to be nose tackle Louis […]

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