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History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

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Five Things To Look For During Steelers Second Set Of OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers second set of OTA practices will get underway on Tuesday and here are a few things that I hope will surface this week in the various reports that come in from the Southside. Ike Arrival? – Cornerback Ike Taylor was not present for the first set of practices last week, so surely […]

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G Nik Embernate Reportedly ‘Gone Now’ After Clearing Waivers On Friday

Guard Nik Embernate cleared waivers on Friday after being waived Thursday with a failed physical designation and it looks like he will not be reverting back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured list, either. According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, Embernate is “gone now.” The Steelers apparently aren’t required to reach an injury settlement with […]

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With Steelers Undermanned, Nik Embernate Reminded That The Best Ability Is Availability

The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday released guard Nik Embernate, who signed with the team last season as a priority undrafted free agent. He suffered a torn ACL early in training camp last year just as he was promoted to the second-team offensive line, which in part helped encourage followers of the team to anoint him a […]

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Recap Of The Steelers First Week Of 2014 OTA Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and below is a recap of all of the top storylines from the week. Pouncey Healthy – We had a pretty good notion heading into the week that center Maurkice Pouncey might be able to get some live reps in during the […]

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Steelers Waived Nik Embernate With Failed Physical Designation

Several of you are curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to waive guard Nik Embernate on Thursday and if he was waived injured. We now have more clarification on that move. According to the official NFL transaction release from Thursday, Embernate, who was originally signed last year as an undrafted free agent out […]

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Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate, Sign T Emmanuel McCray

A lot of fans had high hopes for Pittsburgh Steelers guard Nik Embernate in 2014 after his 2013 rookie season was wiped out by a knee injury suffered in training camp, but the team decided to move on from the undrafted San Diego State product on Thursday. With Embernate being waived, the open spot on […]

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Steelers Williams, Embernate Still Rehabbing Knee Injuries, Worilds Also Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field once again on Wednesday and a few of the early reports are starting to come in as it relates to who is and isn’t practicing. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports on Twitter that safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor both remain absent. We […]

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Five Things To Watch Out For During Steelers First OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the offseason gets underway on Tuesday and here are five topics of interest that I will be keeping a lookout for. Who Shows Up? – These OTA practices are of course voluntary, but all eyes will peeled for whether or not safety Troy Polamalu shows up. With Ryan […]

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Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Has A Chance To Accomplish A Rare Feat In 2014

During the Kevin Colbert era, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of rookie undrafted free agents that managed to beat the odds and make the final 53 man roster out of training camp. I’m not going to go over all of the names, but the most recent ones to accomplish that feat are Terence […]

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Two Steelers Players Eligible To Practice In Rookie Minicamp Still Rehabbing Injuries

52 players are scheduled to take part in the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp that gets underway on Friday, but two more eligible players will not be able to participate. Defensive end Nick Williams and guard Nik Embernate are both eligible to participate this weekend in the rookie mini camp, but both are still rehabbing knee […]

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2014 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all of these right, but this is where my head is at after the selection of nine players by the Steelers over the course of the […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 3.0 – Final

By Alex Kozora With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft Thursday, it’s time for my final mock draft. You can check out the first one here and the second one here. Overall, this mock is more about what I think should happen if I was in charge as opposed to what will happen. […]

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Steelers Injury Report With Phase One Of Offseason Program About To Begin

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin the first phase of their offseason program this week and with that process getting underway, it’s time to have a look at the four injured players who are currently under contract for the 2014 season that are coming off of injuries. Maurkice Pouncey – It’s been roughly seven and a […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Interior OL

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Time To Turn Down The Panic Meter On Depth In March

A great deal of people have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of depth that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently face on their roster in the middle of March. Indeed, the team may well not be quite as deep in many areas as they typically are by this point in the offseason compared to most […]

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Guy Whimper Signing Insulates The Steelers From Need Along The Offensive Line

Even if the Guy Whimper signing ultimately ends up as just a placeholder, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to bring back ‘Abdullah the Butcher’ is a shrewd one that insulates them from need along the offensive line. He was greatly maligned when he was first brought here last offseason, but he proved that he was worth […]

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Don’t Read Too Much Into The Steelers Decision To Bring Back Guy Whimper

While I am a little bit surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper on Monday, I do understand the reasoning behind the move. In the grand scheme of things, however, I don’t think much should be read into him being re-signed. Whimper, to his credit, played better than I expected he would […]

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Spots On The 2014 Version Of The Steelers Offensive Line Depth Chart Filling Up Quick

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Cody Wallace to a three-year deal, the team will enter the draft with potentially seven offensive line roster spots already spoken for. Being as head coach Mike Tomlin normally likes to carry eight or nine offensive linemen on the 53 man roster, that leaves at most two spots […]

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First Few Days Of Free Agency Has Helped Bring Steelers Draft Picture Into Better Focus

While the Pittsburgh Steelers really haven’t done a lot so far during the first few days of free agency, they’ve done enough to give us a little better picture as to what positions they will most likely address during the 2014 NFL Draft. While this picture will become even clearer over the course of the […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Nik Embernate – Undrafted

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Chris Hubbard – Undrafted

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Interior OL

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Centers/Guards

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Up next, the guards and centers. Ramon Foster: As the old adage goes, if no one is talking about an offensive lineman, he’s doing his job. That’s Foster in a nutshell. The old pickup truck that doesn’t have […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Offense

The 2014 NFL Draft is a good four months away right now, but  before we begin posting our player draft profiles, it’s important to go over the needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the offseason. We will start off first with a look at the needs on the offensive side of the football and […]

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Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. “On the injury front, a few minor ones,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status […]

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