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Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Final Edition

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have closed out their 2016 preseason, it’s time for me to release my final 53-man roster prediction. Please note that this prediction has two sections. The top section is what I predict the 53-man roster to look like Saturday evening right after 4 p.m. deadline….



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Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Saints

Much like my former colleague Jon Ledyard did last season tracking missed tackles per game, it returns this season under my watch, starting with the third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints last Friday. Against New Orleans, the Pittsburgh Steelers missed 14 tackles as a team. Here’s how the…


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Several Steelers On Roster Bubble Entering Preseason Finale

With one preseason game remaining for the Pittsburgh Steelers, most of the team’s 53-man roster appears to be set in stone with very few spots appearing to be up for grabs. With that said, below I have identified seven players who I believe are currently on the proverbial roster bubble…



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Ryan Shazier’s Ceiling As High As Ever In 2016

The upcoming 2016 season has had its fair share of hype- many analysts have pegged the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of, if not the, powerhouse in the AFC; expected to make noise come January. We’ve seen the lucrative potential of the offense take shape, leaving many fans anxiously awaiting the…


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Vince Williams: ‘I’m Definitely Not A Starter’

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have inadvertently made bigger waves than they had intended earlier this week when they announced that they had agreed to terms with fourth-year inside linebacker Vince Williams on a three-year contract, becoming the first of his class—which also includes Jarvis Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton, Landry…



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Travis Feeney Looking To Make Splash In Preseason Debut

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Travis Feeney finally returned to practice in the closing days of training camp, and it seems to be coming just in time—in time that is to likely push for some quality playing time tonight during the team’s second preseason game against the Eagles. The fact…


CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ranking The Room: AFC North ILBs

Continuing our series “Ranking the Rooms” here at Steelers Depot, we’re almost through the entire series. Today, we’ll take a look at arguably one of the most important positions on the field, defensively:  inside linebacker. 1 — Pittsburgh Steelers While most Steelers fans won’t think this one is close, I…


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Steelers Spin: Evaluating The Youth Movement

It’s been years since the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a preseason favorite for Super Bowl contention. If Big Ben is going to return to the Big Show this season it will be the result of a successful, albeit long-laboring youth movement. It seems a lifetime ago when Aaron Rodgers and…


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Steelers Vs Lions Joint Practices: Matchups To Watch

Sensory overload. That’s how I felt watching the joint practices against the Buffalo Bills two years ago. It was incredible but impossible to see everything. The intensity, the chaos, all the action taking place throughout two fields. Now the Detroit Lions are in town and even without Calvin Johnson, there’s…




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Steelers Training Camp Injury Report: Shazier Sits Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice, the sixth one of 2016, and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the team’s injury report coming out of the session. “Nothing of any significance to report on the injury front,” said Tomlin. “Some guys with minor bumps and bruises…