Roy Philon

Devil’s Advocate: Pressure From Behind For McCullers

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…


D-Line Injuries Proving Opportunities For Young Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive line is more than a little dinged up as we begin charting the waters of June. Which is a fine time to be nursing injuries, in comparison to September. With Cameron Heyward still working his way back from injury and Stephon Tuitt sidelined after having surgery…


Steelers’ Rookie Tryout Minicamp: What You Need To Know

Today is Day Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie minicamp. We’ve covered most of the players who are in attendance. The drafted rookies, the future deals, the UDFAs, and for some reason, Roy Philon, who is in his third rookie minicamp. But I wanted to fill in the gaps. We wrote about…


Steelers 2017 Pre-Draft Movements: Defensive Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with well over a dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, and also tendered their two restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at wide receiver, defensive…


Steelers Sign Defensive Linemen Roy Philon, Lavon Hooks On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two more players to futures contracts on Monday and both had been with the team previously. Signed on Monday were defensive linemen Roy Philon and Lavon Hooks. Philon, who entered the NFL with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2014, has since spent time…


Steelers Waive DT Roy Philon From IR With Settlement

A little bit of roster housekeeping for you on this Sunday evening. On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially waived defensive tackle Roy Philon from their injured reserve list with an injury settlement. Philon, who originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville back in 2014, had…


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…


Steelers Vs. Lions 2016 Preseason: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2016 Preseason Game No. 1 Detroit Lions (0-0) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET Site: Heinz Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) & NFL Network Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Missi Matthews and Rich Walsh…


Steelers Training Camp Injury Report: Hawkins, Philon Injured Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their first of two joint training camp practices with the Detroit Lions and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the injury situation coming out of Tuesday’s session. “[Roy] Philon went down with an ankle, that’s being evaluated,” said Tomlin. “[Jerald] Hawkins with a shoulder,…


OL vs DL One-On-Ones: Charted Results (Updated)

Something new I wanted to add to this year’s training camp coverage. We’ve been recapping the skill players stats, and we’ll do so again (look for that tomorrow), but I wanted to show love to everyone else too. So since I have logged basically every OL/DL rep, I figured the…


Training Camp Expectations: Nose Tackle

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…


2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Nose Tackle

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…


A Quick Look At The Steelers’ Current Roster

With the draft concluded, the Pittsburgh Steelers are close to setting their 90 man roster for training camp. But based on the pre-draft roster, draft picks, and UDFAs, the current roster sits at 93. Some post-draft shuffling is in order, even if there’s a twinge of depression we’re talking about…


2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Defensive Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…