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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice squad rules had been in […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams – Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to a knee injury and really […]

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Steelers Sign 10 To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now filled their initial practice squad for 2014 and it includes two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman, one running back, one tight end and one linebacker. Signed to the ten man unit after clearing waivers were running back Josh Harris, wide receiver Derek Moye, defensive […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the last second so DHB cracks […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers Saturday Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their 2014 roster down to 53 players Saturday afternoon and here is some instant analysis of the 22 players that were let go. Former Draft Picks: Chris Carter – The light never fully came on for the Steelers former fifth-round draft pick and his special teams play was not enough to […]

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Steelers Cut 22 Players Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their roster set at 53 players after several moves were made Saturday afternoon. The team have released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston, defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh Harris might have a hole […]

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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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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their slate of preseason games, and in fact will be trimming their roster down to 53 players later today. They signed a late addition in the recently released B.W. Webb, a second-year fourth-round cornerback, which certainly throws a monkey wrench into my decision-making here, but let’s try one last time […]

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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is the timeframe during which any […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers trail the Carolina Panthers by a score of 3-0, the “first-team” defense allowing a field goal drive on the opening possession, but holding firm for the rest of the first half. The Steelers will receive after deferring to halftime. Dayonne Nunley took a knee in the end zone to give Landry Jones and the Steelers the […]

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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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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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Nick Williams Hoping To See Greater Workload In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to one of last year’s preseason favorites yesterday, as defensive end Brian Arnfelt was a member of the team’s first roster cuts in order get in compliance with the Tuesday 75-man roster limit. Early in the offseason, it seemed almost as though he would be a shoe-in to make the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers Knee-Jerk Reaction – 15 Sacrifices To The Turk

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made it through three preseason games, so that means the next major date on the NFL calendar is Tuesday—the day rosters must be trimmed down to 75. For Pittsburgh, that means saying goodbye to 15 players. As has frequently been the case over the last several seasons, the Steelers will […]

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What The Return Of DE Brett Keisel Likely Means For The 2014 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided Tuesday that they want one more year of “The Beard” as veteran defensive end Brett Keisel will reportedly return for a 13th season. So what does Keisel’s return mean as it relates to the defense, playing time and other young players currently on the roster? For starters, Keisel plays predominantly on […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Second Half – Second-team offensive line: Guy Whimper, Bryant Browning, Cody Wallace, Chris Hubbard, and Mike Adams. – Defensive tackle Stefan Charles getting into Hubbard’s pads, taking control. Walks him back, disengages, and picks up the sack. – Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey, […]

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Defensive Line Picture Coming Into Focus

After two preseason games, it would seem that we are beginning to see certain positions stabilize in terms of the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defensive line in particular was an area of confusion, but clarity is slowly emerging. The second-team defensive line last night, for example, saw the combination of second-round pick […]

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Steelers vs Bills Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers showed a lot to like in the first half of their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Ben Roethlisberger led two touchdown drives on his first two possessions, hitting Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton for the scores. The Steelers’ first-round pic, Ryan Shazier, made his debut, and did so in a big way, registering what I can […]

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Steelers vs Bills – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Thirteen – Tuesday

By Alex Kozora My observations from another day at St. Vincent College. The 13th practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers. – Dri Archer and Brad Wing were the first players to walk down the stairs, at 2:35. Guess they made up after they didn’t come down together yesterday. Such an odd pairing. Like the sea anemone […]

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Steelers vs Giants – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the second half of the game. The Steelers open the half with all third-string personnel aside from the offensive line. David Paulson actually pulls and throws a block. Martavis Bryant may […]

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