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Steelers Seem Set On Their 53-Man Roster Selections

When the Pittsburgh Steelers released their 53-man roster for the first time, it raised some eyebrows, offering surprises about whom they chose to cut, whom they chose to keep, and how many players at certain positions made the team. Many were expecting to see some changes made soon after through the waiver wire or with […]

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Game Circumstances Could Dictate Playing Time Backup OLB Arthur Moats Receives

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to enter the 2014 season with only three true outside linebackers on their 53 man roster and as a result, Arthur Moats will be asked to back up both Jason Worlds and Jarvis Jones. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked in Moats, who spent his first […]

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Mike Tomlin Likes Upside Of New Practice Squad T Alejandro Villanueva

Thanks to the NFL deciding to expand practice squads from eight to ten players this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the luxury of using those two extra spots to develop a few extra players. One of the players they decided to sign after all the final cut downs were made was former Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Mike Tomlin On Steelers Backup G Chris Hubbard: ‘He’s Bigger, Stronger, Faster’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year guard Chris Hubbard was perhaps the biggest surprise on the final 53 man roster this year after the final cuts were made on Saturday and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about how the former undrafted free agent has developed after spending his entire rookie […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Afraid To Use Antonio Brown On Punt Returns

During his Tuesday press conference for the upcoming 2014 regular season opener at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to name his return specialist for the game. “In the return game you’ll see Antonio Brown and Dri Archer and in the kickoff return game you’ll see Dri […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Martavis Bryant Still Sidelined With Shoulder Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be a fairly healthy team overall as they enter their first game of the 2014 season Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that most of the players that missed the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers with injuries […]

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Antonio Brown Likely To Open 2014 Season As Steelers Punt Returner

While he didn’t get an opportunity to return punts during the preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown looks poised to open up the 2014 regular season at home against the Cleveland Browns as the primary punt returner once again. According to the Steelers Week 1 depth chart that was released Monday, Brown is listed […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2015

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their initial 53 man roster for 2014, we an look ahead to the players that are currently scheduled to be free agents at the conclusion of the season. Unrestricted Free Agents: (10) Ike Taylor – While Taylor doesn’t sound like a player that could possibly be entering the […]

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Steelers Roster Ready To Spread The Ball Around

If you’ve watched the Pittsburgh Steelers lately, you may have noticed that their average personnel on any given play isn’t as big as has been tradition. On offense, the Steelers, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pushing to run the no huddle, spend much of their time in three wide receiver sets. On defense, the nickel defense […]

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Steelers Roster Cranks Secondary Up To 11 For First Time Under Tomlin

Perhaps I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, with potential further roster moves pending, but I was certainly not surprised to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep 11 defensive backs on the initial 53-man roster. The fact of that matter is that the Steelers spend more time with five defensive backs on the field […]

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Analysis Of Bubble Players That Made The Steelers Initial 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers current 53 man roster might change between now and the regular season opener that takes place a week from Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but in the meantime, here is a look at a few things that stand out after 22 players were cut Saturday afternoon. Chris Hubbard – You would be […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison just announced via social media today that he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and most recently played for the Cincinnatti Bengals. He said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter: I have made the difficult […]

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UPDATED – Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

UPDATED: Being as the team has yet to make any moves outside of placing Jordan Zumwalt on injured reserve, which I predicted, and claiming cornerback B.W. Webb off of waivers, I feel like I deserve a mulligan. All of my changes are in red and it really just involves the addition of Webb and releasing […]

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Tomlin Sends Another Message To Bell, Blount On The Field

During his press conference earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that any further in-house punishment due to running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount would not be made known publically a week after a very clear on-field message was sent, keeping the backs on the field well into the fourth quarter. […]

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Addition Of CB B.W. Webb Gives Steelers A Draft Mulligan Of Sorts

When the Dallas Cowboys waived cornerback B.W. Webb on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably couldn’t wait to fill out a waiver claim for the former fourth-round draft pick, as he certainly knows quite a bit about young player. Webb, who like Tomlin is a former William and Mary player, also who grew up in […]

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Steelers Injury Report Following Loss To Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2014 preseason finale Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant suffered an AC sprain to his right shoulder and cornerback Brice McCain suffered a right […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell on their collective faces during last week’s ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season, which might result in some extended encore performances from select starters, though many will also be sitting out. As they so often do, they close out their preseason schedule against the Carolina Panthers. There are a few jobs up for […]

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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, I expect that […]

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Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Roster Cuts, Analytics, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about the first round of roster cuts made Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers. We go player by player and talk about why they were waived and it what it might mean for several other players still on the […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Third Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having just one more preseason game left to play, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes […]

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Tomlin Respects Analytics, But Is Not Married To Them

Over the course of this past week, football analytics has again been a main topic of discussion after Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed the usefulness of the popular grading website Pro Football Focus. “The last thing that I want to talk about before I let you guys go is this Pro Football Focus […]

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Tomlin Wants ‘Consistent, Above-The-Line Play’ Out Landry Jones Against Panthers

Unless things go horribly wrong during the 2014 season, Thursday night more than likely will be the last time we see Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones play until next year. While it’s not yet known if Jones will start against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Planning To Add Another Punter This Week

While Pittsburgh Steelers punter Brad Wing hasn’t been very consistent so far during the preseason, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that the team is sticking with him for now and that they have no plans to add another punter this week to compete against him. “I’m excited about what Brad is doing,” said Tomlin […]

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Tomlin Likes Special Teams Willingness Of Heyward-Bey Heading Into Preseason Finale

Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers is a very important game for veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey as the former first-round draft pick has made a late charge for a roster spot. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about Heyward-Bey’s recent push. “He’s done some really […]

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Tomlin Says Play In Steelers Preseason Finale Has Earned Players Roster Spots In Past

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin still is willing to make adjustments to his final 53 man roster based on what may or may not transpire Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 preseason finale During his Tuesday during his press conference, Tomlin was asked if players have ever won […]

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