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Special Teams Injuries Could Help Shape Initial 53-Man Roster

If there is one thing that every team absolutely wants to avoid during the preseason, it’s injuries, but it’s virtually impossible to avoid them. Every team is afflicted with injuries at some point, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been no exception. Injuries to special teams players in the past couple…


Injuries Open Door For Fringe Safeties To Make Roster Push

A number of injury situations at different positions, particularly in the secondary, are leaving the door ever so slightly ajar for one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Reserve/Future signings at the safety position to make some headway and, perhaps, crack the 53-man roster. The preseason games, such as the one tonight…


Steelers Release S Ross Ventrone With Injury Settlement

After suffering a hamstring injury in the Friday night preseason opener against the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly placed safety Ross Ventrone on their Reserve/Injured list. However, that stay on the list was a very short one as Ventrone was released Monday with an injury settlement. Ventrone working out…

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Steelers Sign Three Players On Sunday; Place S Ross Ventrone On IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a defensive back, tackle and defensive tackle to their roster as Julian Whigham, Wade Hansen and Khaynin Mosley-Smith were all inked to contracts on Sunday. We have signed OT Wade Hansen, DT Khaynin Mosley-Smith and CB Julian Whigham. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 14, 2016…

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Steelers S Ross Ventrone Leaves Preseason Game With Hamstring Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have suffered their first injury in their preseason opener against the Detroit Lions as safety Ross Ventrone has left the game with a hamstring injury. Ventrone injured himself while covering a first quarter punt and he will reportedly not return to the game. Depending on the severity…

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Report: Steelers To Look At CB Doran Grant As A Safety Soon

Remember all of that talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Doran Grant possibly making a move to safety this year? Well, apparently that’s still a possibility, according to one of the team’s beat writers. During his Wednesday online chat, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked about Grant and he…

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Training Camp Expectations: Safety

In less than two weeks, we’ll be at training camp, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90 man roster roll through 14 practices and four games. There will be so much to learn, tons of things going on, so I want to lay out some of my expectations and hopes for each…


Show Me Something, Ross Ventrone

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


Ross Ventrone Roots For Penguins In Way Only He Can

This may be a Pittsburgh Steelers’ dominated site but with tonight being Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, we’re all Pittsburgh Penguins’ fans. We’ve seen Antonio Brown, Mike Tomlin, and Brett Keisel attend home games last series which ended in a Game 7 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning….

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The Pessimist’s Take: Insulation At Tight End

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…