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Steelers Injury Report: Gilbert, McLendon Both Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare for their Sunday game at Heinz Field against the New Orleans Saints and the first official injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) and defensive […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon Questionable For Sunday, Cortez Allen Dealing With Broken Thumb

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to get several injured players back this week for their Sunday home game against the New Orleans Saints and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of the team from a health standpoint during his Tuesday press conference. Tomlin said that safety Troy Polamalu (knee) practiced Monday as he looks to […]

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Midseason Player Evaluations: Steve McLendon

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as a whole has suffered its […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Shazier, Polamalu, Thomas All Back Practicing On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back practicing on Monday after being off last week for their bye and it looks most of the injured players will indeed make it back for the home game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. According to Teresa Varley of steelers.com, linebacker Ryan Shazier, safety Troy Polamalu and safety Shamarko Thomas were all back […]

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Recent Loss Of Two Practice Squad Defensive Ends Has Several Steelers Fans Upset

Over the course of the last few weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two young defensive ends that they were developing on their practice squad to other teams as rookie undrafted free agent Josh Mauro and 2013 seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams have been signed away by the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs respectively. […]

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Steelers Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Bye Week

By Alex Kozora As we’ve done every few weeks, some interesting takeaways based off my charting of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in 2014. Just a random assortment of things that stuck out to me based off the data. – Over the last two weeks, James Harrison has been dominating the snaps at outside linebacker over […]

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Steelers vs Titans Film Review: Cam Thomas

The last time starting nose tackle Steve McLendon missed a game, the Pittsburgh Steelers moved Cam Thomas from left defensive end to nose tackle in the starting lineup. Last week, against the Tennessee Titans, however, they gave rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers the chance to start. He was promptly cut to the ground on the […]

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Steelers vs Titans Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers made his first career start on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, and fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were naturally excited about it. He was an intriguing prospect from the beginning if only due to his sheer size, which certainly makes the performance worthy of review, even if it only […]

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Not Sure He’ll Be Back For Saints Game

While it’s looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers might get cornerback Ike Taylor, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Ryan Shazier back on the field for their post-bye week game at home against the New Orleans Saints, it sounds like nose tackle Steve McLendon still might not be ready to return from the shoulder injury that has […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hopes To Get Green Light From Doctors On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to get several injured players on the defensive side of the football back after the bye week and one of those players is veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who has been sidelined since Week 3 with a broken forearm. According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Taylor said Wednesday that he is scheduled […]

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Snap Counts For Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Moving In Wrong Direction

As the Pittsburgh Steelers enter their bye week, a quick look at the team snap counts after the first 11 games reveals that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt has seen the field on defense 143 times. That might be fine if Tuitt’s snap were on the rise over the course of the last four games, […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 11 vs. Titans

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had to leave Nashville like so many others before them; with nothing more than a worn-out guitar case and a broken heart. Fortunately, with a masterful fourth quarter performance, the team beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Grand Ole Opry style. So before the banjo gets any […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Despite Inconsistencies Galore, Steelers Enter Bye Week At 7-4

It hasn’t been pretty at times, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to compile a 7-4 record heading into their long-awaited bye week. The Steelers showed a lot of character Monday night in overcoming a 24-13 third quarter deficit as they smartly rode the hot hand of running back Le’Veon Bell in the second half, […]

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Steelers vs Titans Week 11 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 11 Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans and the list shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will once again be down two safeties Monday night so Will Allen will once start alongside Mike Mitchell. With […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Week 11 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his eighth straight game Monday night as he continues to recover from […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas, McLendon Ruled Out, Ventrone Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury report of the week for the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and it offers up no real surprises. Ruled out for Monday night’s game are safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and cornerback Ike […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Shamarko Thomas, Cortez Allen Limited Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and the new injury report shows a few minor changes. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) all sat out again on Friday […]

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Potential Start Won’t Necessarily Shape The Season For Daniel McCullers

According to David Todd, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to start rookie sixth-round draft pick Daniel McCullers at nose tackle on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, as previously reported. As I wrote about earlier this week, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean a mountain of playing time for the mountain of a man. Whether or […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting out to rest his injured […]

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Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning along with no guarantee that […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the nickel defense would be their bread and butter entering this season, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Of course, the long-term injury to Ike Taylor and the demotion of Cortez Allen—the team’s two starting cornerbacks—didn’t make that plan any more accessible. But an equally important issue in […]

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Audio: Week 11 Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Monday night game at LP Field against the Tennessee Titans. We also talk about rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers making his first start in […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon Sits Thursday, Thomas Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2-7 Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and their first injury report that was released Thursday afternoon shows no real surprises based on what head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday during weekly his press conference. Sitting out injured Thursday and already ruled out for the game Monday night […]

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