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Ross Ventrone Losing Edge Over Competition While Sidelined

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ross Ventrone has two accrued NFL seasons under his belt, but during neither of those occasions did he manage to make the 53-man roster out of training camp. With him being sidelined for a while now with a lower leg injury, I can’t help but think it’s…


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Training Camp Diary: Day Fifteen

Day 15! Another hot one but as Mike Tomlin coins it, a “spirited” one. Let’s get into the notes. – Not practicing today: Josh Harris (foot), Ross Ventrone (ankle), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Vince Williams (hamstring), Stephon Tuitt (unknown), Cameron Clear (knee), Cortez Allen (unknown), Steve McLendon (unknown), David Nelson (shoulder),…


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Mike Mitchell Understands Importance Of Safety Tandem Being In Sync

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed back defensive starter Mike Mitchell yesterday, who participated in his first padded practice of training camp working with Shamarko Thomas. The veteran defensive back knows that this time is crucial for the two safeties to come together and work in cohesion with one another, something that…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Fourteen

Home stretch everybody. It makes me sad. Final day is Friday. But let’s focus on the present and leap into today’s notes. – Injury roundup. Josh Harris, Ross Ventrone, Steve McLendon, Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Jordan Zumwalt, and Cameron Clear all failed to practiced today. Ventrone did some cutting and…


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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Week 2

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. Once again, there really aren’t any big surprises being…


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Marczi 2015 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post-HOF Game

I was late to review the Hall of Fame game thanks to issues getting Game Pass sorted out, so my post-HOF game roster prediction came a bit late as we.. There were a few changes, though only one on offense. A couple of injuries settled certain things. I’ve also finally…


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Ledyard 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

In advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I take another crack at predicting the team’s final 53-man roster and their ten man practice squad. Given the added benefit of seeing these players work during 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, I’ve got…


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Kozora 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post HOF Game

With 13 practices and a preseason game in the books, there’s a clearer – though still partly cloudy – picture of who is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Here’s my second crack at predicting the roster and practice squad. Offense (23) Quarterback (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski …


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Safety Battle Lurking Behind A Series Of Injuries

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are set on keeping five safeties on the roster again, as they did out of training camp last season, then it would seem that they have a budding competition on their hands. By the end of the season, of course, the Steelers actually ended up carrying…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 13 – Wednesday

I’ve decided I love night practices, not just because the heat has subsided some by that point, but also because the players’ energy seems to skyrocket when they don’t have to suit up until the evening. Wednesday night was definitely an enthusiastic practice with plenty of highlight (and lowlight) moments…



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2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post First Preseason Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now in the books, it’s time for another 53 man roster prediction. Injuries have dictated that I make a few changes this time around and in case you missed it, here is my pre training camp stab at the final roster. Feel free…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 12 – Tuesday

Probably the most sparsely populated fan presence we’ve seen at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp this year, but that did nothing to temper the enthusiasm of the players on the field. With several players returning to action in full pads and James Harrison making his training camp debut, there was a…


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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Expects To Return To Practice Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers will resume their training camp practices Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and it appears as though wide receiver Martavis Bryant will be back on the field as well. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bryant, who has been sidelined following him needing a procedure…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 10 – Thursday

Everything about the Pittsburgh Steelers tenth training camp practice was dreary, from the weather to the energy on the field. It wasn’t necessarily a negative thing, just the reality of the situation with so many players injured, banged up, or being held out of practice for maintenance days. Thankfully none…