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Tomlin Not Worried About Polamalu OTA Attendance

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent free safety Mike Mitchell to replace Ryan Clark. Being as this will be the first season in a long time that fellow starting safety Troy Polamalu will have a new partner in the secondary, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Saturday afternoon if expects his all-everything […]

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Steelers Announce 2014 Offseason Program Dates

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have set the dates for their 2014 offseason program that includes the rookie minicamp, OTAs, and the mandatory minicamp. April 22 – Phase One – This is the strength and conditioning period of the offseason and it will run for two weeks. May 5 – Phase Two […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Thinks Time With Bears Made Him More Versatile

After spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears, veteran tight end Matt Spaeth is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing a two-year, $2 million contract early on in free agency. In an interview this past week with David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio, Spaeth talked about what kind of team he is […]

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Steelers T Joe Long Might Be The Reserve Tackle The Team Longs For In 2013

It\’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have question marks surrounding their depth at the tackle position heading into training camp, but one player who\’s trying to prove he\’s capable of filling a backup tackle role during the OTA sessions is Joe Long. Long was originally signed by St. Louis Rams in 2012 as an […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Steelers Third OTA Session Of 2013

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their third OTA session of the 2013 season, here are ten things that we learned this past week. Ben-ded Knee – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to clean up some meniscus damage in his right knee that has been causing him some discomfort, and […]

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Steelers Wrap Up OTA Practices At Heinz Field With A Good Simulation Day In The Rain

While many might perceive it as a negative that the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to practice in the rain Thursday at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin saw it as a positive. “Great work for us, to come into this stadium, particularly in less-than-ideal weather conditions,” said Tomlin, following the Steelers final OTA practice of […]

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Source: Steelers TE David Paulson Sidelined With Foot Or Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their third and final OTA session on Thursday with a practice at Heinz Field, and overall they\’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries. However, a source told me Wednesday evening that second-year tight end David Paulson missed some time this week with an injured ankle or foot […]

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Backups Should Benefit From Extra Practice Reps With QB Ben Roethlisberger Sidelined

While it is certainly unfortunate that Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be sidelined until the beginning of training camp following him undergoing a scope procedure on his right knee Wednesday, it presents a great opportunity for the other three quarterbacks currently on the roster to get more reps in practice over the course […]

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No Snaps At Safety Position Thus Far In OTA Practices For Steelers CB William Gay

During the 2013 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said that while cornerback William Gay could play some safety in case of emergency; it\’s not something that he really envisions happening, as the Louisville product just isn\’t built for the position. “In the past William has played some safety,” said Lake back […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Says It Will Be Tough For Rookie LB Jarvis Jones To Start Immediately

Although Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones played in a 3-4 defense while at Georgia, veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote said on Wednesday after practice that it will be tough for him to overtake fourth-year linebacker Jason Worilds as the starter outside right away. β€œIt\’s going to be difficult (for Jones to start immediately), especially […]

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Report: Safeties Troy Polamalu & Ryan Clark Absent For Steelers Third OTA Session

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field Tuesday following taking Monday off in order to go to Dave & Busters for a team building exercise and absent from practice were safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter. Polamalu was absent last week as he is […]

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Report: Steelers Kelvin Beachum Gets First Team Reps At Right Tackle With Mike Adams Out

With Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams sidelined for a while as he recovers from stab wounds suffered in an early Saturday morning carjacking attempt, it was Kelvin Beachum and not Guy Whimper that took the first team reps Tuesday at right tackle, according to Jim Wexell on Twitter. Over the course of the first two […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says Running Back Position Will Sort Itself Out In Camp

Over the course of the Pittsburgh Steelers first two OTA sessions of the 2013 season it has been reported that running back Jonathan Dwyer has received his fair share of first-team reps, but on Monday, head coach Mike Tomlin cautioned that we shouldn\’t read too much into what happens when the team plays football in […]

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Steelers Cancel Monday OTA Practice For Team Building Day

Several in the Pittsburgh media expected Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin would cancel practice on Monday in lieu of a team building bonding exercise and that\’s exactly what happened as the team will forego a formal practice today and go to Dave & Busters like they did last year to play games. Former Steelers […]

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Several Things To Look For During The Steelers Third OTA Session Of 2013

The third and final OTA session of the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers gets underway on Monday and while we do not expect a lot of information this week, here are a few things we will look for nonetheless. Attendance – Safety Troy Polamalu is expected to be absent again this week, but outside […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Feels Like Seventh Heaven Is Within Reach

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is entering what could be his final season in the league in 2013, but he feels like this could be the year that the team adds a seventh Lombardi Trophy to their collection. “I do; I still feel like there\’s something out there,” said Keisel in an interview this […]

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Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling Hopes To Bring A Change Of Pace To Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers, per the norm, didn\’t sign many free agents during the offseason, but the addition of running back LaRod Stephens-Howling figures to be one that will pay a few dividends in 2013. The University of Pittsburgh product might only be 5 foot, 7 inches and some change, but inside of that diminutive body […]

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Steelers 2013 OTA Sessions: Week Two Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped of their second OTA session of the 2013 season on Thursday and below is a recap of what we know took place during the week. The Steelers have tightened their grip on the media even more this year and that is why you are not seeing much come out of the […]

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A Doug Legursky Sighting On Thursday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a very interesting picture Thursday on Twitter that included himself along with offensive linemen Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum and John Malecki. Legursky of course is not currently under contract. I\’m not sure where the picture was taken, but it certainly looks as if it could have […]

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Steelers All Smiles Thursday After Seeing TE Heath Miller Run 100-Yard Sprints

During the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season, the team was treated to a sight that put smiles on all of their faces, as rehabbing tight end Heath Miller was spotted doing 100-yard sprints on the field next them. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained what they observed after […]

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Steelers OL Kelvin Beachum Has Yet To Master The Snap Of The Center Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second OTA session of the 2013 season Thursday and over the course of the first two weeks, second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has been getting a chance to play center behind starter Maurkice Pouncey. According to Beachum, however, he hasn\’t gotten the snap of it just yet, literally. “Some […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says OTA Practices Not Being Catered To His New Minority Club

There\’s a new club in Pittsburgh called the 08\’ers and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked Thursday on 93.7 The Fan about how it was formed and how head coach Mike Tomlin is not catering to them during the offseason practices. “Day one, coach Tomlin asked for anybody that was with the Steelers in 2008 […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Week Two Steelers OTA, Tackles, Sean Spence, Markus Wheaton & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and talk about a few of the news tidbits that have come out of the Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices. This discussion includes us talking more about the left tackle position as well as the nose tackle position once […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton Won\’t Be Allowed To Attend Mini Camp In June

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said a few weeks ago that he hoped rookie wide receiver Marcus Wheaton would be able to make the mandatory mini camp next month after being forced to sit out all of the OTA sessions due to Oregon State being on the quarters system, but it doesn\’t look like […]

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Steelers OTA Injury Report: Steelers CB Justin King Sidelined With Hamstring Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have done pretty well as far as injuries go as they wrap up their second week of OTA sessions on Thursday, but a source has informed us that cornerback Justin King has been sidelined with a hamstring injury this week. Kind signed with the Steelers in the middle of December last season […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hopes To Improve In 2013 By Trusting His Ability More

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is entering his 11th season in the league, and apparently he\’s still learning a thing or two from defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau during OTA practices. “I was just sitting there talking to Coach LeBeau at one of the OTAs, and we was like, \’Ike you got it; you just don\’t […]

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