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Report: Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Limited By Hamstring Injury Again On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers second practice of the first OTA session of the 2013 season has ended and rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones apparently was limited once again with hamstring injury, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter. Kaboly reports that Jones didn\’t fully participate in the Wednesday session and that the Georgia product […]

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Report: Steelers LB Chris Carter Seen Leaving Practice Early On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers second practice of the first OTA session of the 2013 season is now underway and Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported during his interview on Trib Live Radio that he observed linebacker Chris Carter leaving the building early. It\’s way to early to speculate what might be going on with Carter, […]

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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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Report: Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones May Have Aggravated Hamstring Injury Suffered During His Pro Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season got underway on Tuesday, and it appears that first-round draft pick, linebacker Jarvis Jones, might have aggravated a hamstring injury that suffered during his March Pro Day, according to a Tuesday evening report by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Jones […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Says Calf Has Bothered Him For Last Four Years

While he might not have shown up in the same shape that he was when he came out of USC many moons ago, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu still looked to be in pretty good shape for the first OTA session of the 2013 season that got underway on Tuesday. However, during his talk with […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says They Like Where Offense Is Going Headed Into 2013

Last year at about this time, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was referring to the new offense being installed by then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley as the “Rosetta Stone Offense.” Following the first OTA practice of the 2013 season on Tuesday, Roethlisberger was asked if he feels different about the offense now that he is […]

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Marcus Gilbert Opens Up Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013 At Left Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season got underway on Tuesday and we are finally starting to see some reports come in via Twitter from the media. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Marcus Gilbert opened up as the starting left tackle with Mike Adams manning the right tackle spot. […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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

The first OTA session of the 2013 off-season for the Pittsburgh Steelers will get underway on Tuesday, and while we aren\’t likely to learn a lot from it, there will be a few things I will be looking for specifically in the reports from the media. Tackle Sides – Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was […]

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Steelers Only Expected To Have A Few Players Miss First OTA Session Of 2013

The first OTA session of the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers will get underway on Tuesday and only a few players are not expected to participate. As far as injured players go, tight end Heath Miller (knee) and linebacker Sean Spence (knee) are both expected to be sidelined as they continue to rehab their […]

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Steelers 2013 Offseason Program Schedule Announced

Bob Labriola reported on Twitter Thursday that the dates of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program have now been determined. Labriola wrote that the offseason program will officially begin on April 15 and that the OTA dates are set to be May 21-23, May 28-30 and June 3-6. Minicamp will be held on June 11-13. THE […]

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Starting A Rookie In The Middle: Can You Handle The Sus-Spence?

By Jeremy Hritz Back in March, the Steelers brass were out in full force at the University of Miami Pro Day. In attendance were Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, and Keith Butler. While it was uncertain at the time which player they were targeting, it has now become clear that linebacker Sean Spence was their focus. […]

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Will Adrian Robinson Push Chris Carter For A Roster Spot?

Cracking the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp as an undrafted linebacker this year seems to be a very daunting task, as there just doesn\’t seem to be a spot for one to do so. When you look at the locks on the roster, you definitely see why. Baring injury, James Harrison, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Linebackers, OTA & What Coaches Said Episode

Season 2, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I have a look at the final OTA session of the Pittsburgh Steelers that wrapped up this past week and discuss the comments made by Keith Butler, Carnell Lake, Todd Haley and Sean Kugler during interviews this past week. We look […]

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Keith Butler & Kevin Colbert Both Talked About Linebackers On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final OTA practice of the 2012 off-season at Heinz Field and afterwards linebackers coach Keith Butler addressed the media to talk about his group. Butler was first asked about how Jason Worilds is doing, being as he has sat out all three OTA sessions thus far. “He\’s healing,” said […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Already Wearing The No. 78 Jersey Of Max Starks

Is it homage or is it want? It is likely both as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was spotted wearing the No. 78 jersey by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today during the teams\’ final OTA session of the 2012 off-season Thursday at Heinz Field. Of course that number belonged to his good […]

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Report: Worilds Recovering From Wrist Surgery, Harrison Dealing With Inflamed Knee

The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up their third and final OTA session of the 2012 season on Thursday at Heinz Field and we finally have some clarity now as to why linebackers Jason Worilds and James Harrison have been sidelined. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on Twitter that Worilds, who has not taken […]

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Haley Doesn\’t Sense Roethlisberger Is Struggling With Learning Curve Of Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has made references to the word, “change”, quit a bit since Todd Haley took over as the new offensive coordinator. Early on in several of the media interviews that the Steelers quarterback has given, he has referred to needing Rosetta Stone to grasp those changes. On Wednesday it was Haley […]

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15 Months After Back Surgery, James Harrison Still Limited In OTA Sessions

Ah, don\’t you just love the smell of overreaction and speculation in June? It must mean that training camp is getting even closer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team has been conducting their 2012 OTA sessions the last three weeks and it was reported today by Mark Kaboly of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that outside linebacker James […]

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David DeCastro, Mike Adams & Alameda Ta\’amu Will All Be At Mini-camp Next Week

We finally have some clarification on the mini-camp status of rookies David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta\’amu, all of whom have been forced to miss the first three OTA sessions of the 2012 season because of college graduation requirements. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter on Tuesday that all three of […]

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Mike Adams Will Miss Steelers Final OTA Session As Originally Expected

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette speculated on Wednesday of last week that rookie tackle Mike Adams might be able to attend the Pittsburgh Steelers third and final OTA session that gets underway this week after being told last Tuesday that players can attend once their course work ends, not necessarily when the semester […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ben Roethlisberger Comments, OTA\’s & Cornerbacks Episode

Season 2, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and wrap up the loose ends reported from the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of 2012 that wrapped up on Thursday. David and I talk more about the hopeful emergence of Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown this season and whether or not […]

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Report: Adams & Ta\’amu Might Be At Next OTA, DeCastro Might Be At Mini Camp

It has been believed for some time now that Pittsburgh Steelers rookies David DeCastro and Alameda Ta\’amu would miss the entire slate of offseason OTA and mini-camp sessions and that Mike Adams would only make the mid-June mini-camp because of school requirements. Ed Bouchette reports today via his blog that he was told on Tuesday […]

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Report: Ramon Foster Back Practicing, Worilds May Have Broken Thumb

The second OTA seesion of the 2012 season got underway on Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field again. There has not been too much reported from the Tuesday session, but Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review did pass along word via Twitter that offensive lineman Ramon Foster was back on the […]

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Steelers Second OTA Session Of 2012 Gets Underway Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers begin their second OTA session of the 2012 season on Tuesday and it will run for three days. Attendance, like all OTA sessions, is not mandatory, but the Steelers once again should get a pretty good turnout once again, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Rookies David DeCastro, Mike Adams […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers OTA With Dejan Kovacevic Episode

Season 2, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is off today as he heads up to a class reunion for the weekend. I fly solo for the first part of the podcast as go over a few of my own observations of what was reported about the first OTA session […]

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