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Steelers Now Have 12 Former First Round Draft Picks Under Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick on Wednesday and being as he is a former first-round selection that means the team now has a total of 12 players who were originally drafted in the first round. While that number did seem high to me, research shows that the New York Jets currently have 13 former…


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Steelers Defensive Changes Rooted In NFL History

In only three preseason games, Keith Butler has put a distinctive stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A much more noticeable degree than anyone, myself included, anticipated. Some of the concepts might seem new to Steelers’ fans, but they’re not new to the league. Nothing is anymore. They’re taught, borrowed, tweaked…


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Mike Tomlin On RB Josh Harris: ‘It’s A Big Week For Him’

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris missed the Sunday preseason game against the Green Bay Packers due to a sprained foot but it appears as though he’s back practicing again. Head coach Mike Tomlin mentioned Harris Wednesday during his post practice press conference. “Largely got a lot of guys working…


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Steelers Training Camp Recap: Offense

For one of my final training camp evaluations, I’ll give a breakdown of each player currently on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90 man roster, just as I did at the mid-way point. A paragraph of my overall thoughts on each player based on what’s happened in training camp and the preseason….


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Steelers Waive WR Devin Gardner From IR With Injury Settlement

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a minor transaction a few days ago as wide receiver Devin Gardner was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement. Gardner, who was originally signed this year by the New England Patriots, had initially been waived injured by the team on August 11 as…


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Steelers Waive RB Cameron Stingily From IR With Injury Settlement

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a minor transaction Monday afternoon as rookie undrafted running back Cameron Stingily was waived from Reserve/Injured with an injury settlement. Stingily suffered a serious knee injury during the team’s preseason opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Northern Illinois product underwent surgery last week to repair…


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Touchbacks Doing Dri Archer A Disservice As Returner

It is difficult to be an avid sports fan and to no develop a pet peeve or two. One of the pet peeves that I hold while watching preseason football is the idea of teams with established kickers, particularly established kickers known for a big leg, routinely booting kickoffs out…


Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) beats North Carolina State defensive end Mike Rose (90) during the second half at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Boston College won, 30-14. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Tyler Murphy The Ideal Practice Squad Candidate

He’s been a quarterback. A receiver. A gunner. A jammer. Maybe he fights crime at night? Tyler Murphy has done it all in training camp. And it’s why he deserves a spot, somewhere, on this team. The official site can list him wherever they want. It doesn’t matter. Murphy will…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a mulligan last week by virtue of their extra preseason match in the Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings. So how did they respond with their second drive off the tee against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Fore! Unfortunately, it was another generous serving of “meh”…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Jaguars Winners/Losers

Your winners and losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. WINNERS:  James Harrison: The 37 year old got his first game action this year after officially joining practice on Tuesday. He responded with a sack, his classic rip move under Luke Joeckel to sack and create a…


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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Seven Players To Watch Closely Friday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and after a lackluster showing in their preseason opener Sunday night in the Hall of Fame, we should see the healthy starters in action early on in this game. Below is a list of seven players that I intend on…


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Audio: Thursday 8/13 Interview With David Todd On 970 ESPN

Thursday afternoon, I had an interview with David Todd on 970 ESPN and we discussed several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to play their second preseason game Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We talk a little about the game against the Minnesota Vikings, notable defensive changes,…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

In advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I take another crack at predicting the team’s final 53-man roster and their ten man practice squad. Given the added benefit of seeing these players work during 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, I’ve got…