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Report: Steelers Back Practicing In Shorts On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised a lot of people over the course of the last week as live tackling was implemented during training camp earlier than it has in several years. Now, with several players dinged up, it appears as if head coach Mike Tomlin is backing off a little bit as Jim Wexell of Steel […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Nine Recap

It\’s hard to believe that nine days of training camp have already passed for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their first preseason game takes place next Saturday and their next day off won\’t be until Tuesday. Here is a recap of the few tidbits floating around the interwebs from day nine. Perhaps the biggest news on Saturday […]

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Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate Injured; Sign T D\’Anthony Batiste

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a roster move on Saturday as undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate has been waived injured and free agent tackle D\’Anthony Batiste has been signed to take his place on the 90 man roster. Embernate tore his ACL and MCL on Thursday and his surgery will be forthcoming. Assuming he clears […]

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Steelers Keeping Four Tight Ends On 53 Man Roster Can\’t Be Ruled Out

Based on the comments made Friday by both Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert about rehabbing tight end Heath Miller, it\’s hard to come away thinking he\’ll be ready for the season opener. Should they, however, ultimately decide that he will be ready following the Week 4 bye, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Eight Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a late evening practice Friday at Saint Vincent College and while there weren\’t very many reports coming out from the media during the session, there are a few noteworthy things to pass along. The biggest news on Friday was the announcement via a statement by head coach Mike Tomlin that said […]

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Steelers G Nik Embernate Tore ACL And MCL On Thursday

The news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard Nik Embernate is pretty much what we it expected to be as head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice that the San Diego State product tore his ACL and MCL on Thursday, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider. The date for Embernate\’s surgery has not yet […]

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Mike Tomlin Says No Goal-Line Drill Friday Night At Saint Vincent College

The first Friday night training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers figures to have a whole different feel to it this year, as not only will not take place at Latrobe High School, but there won\’t be any goal-line drill as well, which head coach Mike Tomlin hasn\’t been a fan of running since he […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Seven Recap

The referees were present on day seven of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and below is your daily recap of the updates from practice from around the interwebs. The team had a second straight day of live tackling drills on Thursday and we will start tonight with some nuggets that Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer […]

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Steelers Only Have A Few Options With Injured G Nik Embernate If Injury Is Season Ender

While we don\’t know for sure if undrafted guard Nik Embernate will be lost for the season due to the knee injury he suffered during one-on-one drills Thursday, it certainly doesn\’t look good for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin warned during his post-practice talk with the media that the injury could be significant. Assuming the […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says G Nik Embernate Could Have Significant Knee Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put the wraps on their Thursday practice and head coach Mike Tomlin met the media after practice. As far as injuries, Tomlin said outside linebacker Jason Worilds (toe) suffered an injured toe that will likely sideline him just a few days. The news wasn\’t as positive in regard to guard […]

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Steelers Undrafted G Nik Embernate Carted Off Field With Knee Injury

Unfortunately there is some injury news to report today as several members of the media are reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate has suffered a knee injury during one-on-one drills. While we don\’t know the seriousness of it just yet, it doesn\’t sound like it is good as Embernate was carted […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Two Recap

The second day of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books and here is a recap of everything notable that happened throughout the day. The Steelers announced early in the day that they have agreed to a three-year deal with Legendary Entertainment, which just so happens to be run by one […]

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John Malecki And Justin Cheadle Get Work As Second Team Guards On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for depth on their offensive line during training camp this year now that Doug Legursky is no longer on the team. The top six offensive linemen are already set with Kelvin Beachum being the sixth, but the remaining two or three spots will be decided over the course of the […]

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Recap Of The Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles On Tap

Training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers opens up today as the players will all report to Latrobe to get checked in prior to the first practice taking place on Saturday. Over the course of the last several weeks, we have focused in on quite a few of the key battles that will take place over […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe to training camp today, so it is now time for my third 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first two 53 man roster predictions following the draft and the OTA practices, you can view them by following the links provided. As I do […]

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Steelers 2013 Undrafted Rookie Class Faces Long Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly had their fair share of undrafted free agent players contribute over the years. In fact, nose tackle Steve McLendon and guard Ramon Foster will both start for the Steelers in 2013, and both were originally signed by the Steelers after going undrafted. Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison beat the odds […]

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Steelers 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: John Malecki Versus Nik Embernate Versus Justin Cheadle

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than three weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a backup interior offensive line spot on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle […]

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Should The Steelers Consider Only Keeping 7 Offensive Linemen On Their 53 Man Roster?

The most-recent training camp battle piece that I posted Monday morning  centered around the backup tackle spot has generated a lot of good thoughts as it pertains to the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to carry any of the three players listed in that battle on the 53 man roster. We already know that Kelvin Beachum will […]

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Five Undrafted Free Agents That Have A Chance Of Making The Steelers 2013 Roster

Last season, three undrafted free agents from the 2012 draft class made the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp as punter Drew Butler, linebacker Adrian Robinson and safety Robert Golden all beat the odds. This years\’ undrafted free agent class has a tougher road, in my opinion, but there are five players […]

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Steelers Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. Says Biggest Concern Is Developing Depth On Offensive Line

All throughout the offseason I have voiced by concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers depth on their offensive line and on Tuesday new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. said he shares that same concern during his talk with the media. “We have to develop some backups. That\’s my biggest concern right now,” said Bicknell following […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post OTA Practices

Three weeks of OTA practices are now behind is and the mandatory mini camp gets underway on Tuesday, so now I will move forward with my second 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to training camp getting started, I will release my next prediction and then will have a new prediction […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie WR Reggie Dunn Has Yet To Master Catching Punts

On Monday, I posted a few things that I was hoping we would learn from the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season that got underway on Tuesday and one of those items concerned rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Reggie Dunn, and more specifically, his ability to return punts. It just so […]

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Apologies To Steelers Rookie Undrafted Guard Nik Embernate

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former San Diego State right guard Nik Embernate as an undrafted free agent last week and I came away unimpressed with him after watching him play against Boise State last year. In that game, Embernate had trouble anchoring in pass protection and was on the ground quite a bit after slipping […]

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Steelers 2013 Rookie Camp Starts Today With 41 Players

Rookie camp gets underway on Friday for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and according to the official team website, there will be 41 players attending this weekend. The list of players includes the team’s nine draft picks, nine first year players and 15 undrafted rookie free agents. Several of the first year players were signed to futures […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Picks & Undrafted Free Agents Get Their Numbers

We already knew that Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick Jarvis Jones would wear No. 91 this season, but now we know the numbers of the other eight members of the draft class, as well as the undrafted rookies. Second round draft pick Le\’Veon Bell has been given No. 26, while third round draft pick […]

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