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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Terence Garvin

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke highly of second-year former undrafted free agent Terence Garvin, calling him “Big Safety” as a preference to his other nickname, “Little Linebacker”. Butler talked about him as his new Stevenson Sylvester type of player, whom he trusts to play both inside and outside in his […]

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Bills LB Stevenson Sylvester Out For Season With Torn Patella Tendon

The Buffalo Bills are having bad luck at the linebacker position this offseason and it looks like they’ve now lost another for the season as well. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester has been placed on injured reserve with a torn patella tendon. Bills have placed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Wants LB Terence Garvin To Swing In 2014

So far during training camp this year there hasn’t been a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Terence Garvin, who made the opening day 53 man roster last year as an undrafted rookie tryout player. Just because we’re not hearing much about the West Virginia product, however, doesn’t mean that he’s not having […]

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Linebackers Coach Keith Butler Talks About His Starters

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler has long held the reputation of being one of the more straight-shooting coaches in the league, speaking candidly and freely about what he makes of his players, or whatever the topic may be. It’s for that reason in particular that I always like to hear what Butler has to […]

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Steelers’ Comfort In OLB Group Supported By Early Camp Returns

If the Pittsburgh Steelers feel that there are legitimate concerns about their depth at the outside linebacker position, they’re certainly not letting on, even if general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that they had not yet ruled out anybody from being re-signed, implying that James Harrison was still an option. Much like the wide receiver […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […]

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Keith Butler Sees Terence Garvin As The New Stevenson Sylvester

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler thinks that second-year former undrafted free agent Terence Garvin has a future as a starter in this league. That is what he said to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider earlier this summer prior to the month-long break leading up to training camp. The veteran position coach seemed effusive […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester

A former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick found work Wednesday with another team full of other former Steelers players. Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and will compete for a job as a backup. The Bills need […]

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Steelers Training Camp Shaping Up To Host Another Heated ILB Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t entirely sure what they had at inside linebacker last season, at least when it came to reserve players. They made sure to stock up on the position with low-profile free agent signings and late- to post-draft rookie additions. That translated into a heated training camp competition that went down to the […]

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Steelers Unsigned Free Agents Still Clinging To Hope

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this offseason with a couple dozen free agents, including players that they had released. They re-signed many of those free agents themselves, but they also lost many of them to other teams, some of them perhaps even taking them by surprise. Many of those free agents also remain unsigned as we […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Jordan Zumwalt Gets A Chance To Show His Versatility

After the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted linebacker Jordan Zumwalt with the first of their two sixth-round draft picks earlier this month, linebackers coach Keith Butler said that he saw Zumwalt playing inside in the Steelers’ scheme. He was playing outside linebacker yesterday during the team’s rookie minicamp. Now, there shouldn’t be too much read into that, […]

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Tomlin: “There’s Size, There’s Speed, And There’s Versatility”

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sat down to try to put into words a summation of the team’s three-day draft haul, he hit the nail on the head with the following description: “there’s size, there’s speed, and there’s versatility”. “Obviously”, he went on, “those are things that we value”, and it shows in […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Inside Linebacker

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Prisco Leaves Dennard Out Of First Round Of Latest Mock Draft

By Josh Svetz CBS Sports Senior Writer Pete Prisco isn’t afraid to go against the grain with his predictions. From calling Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu the most overrated player in the NFL in 2011, to stating the Indianapolis Colts would go 1-15 in 2012 (they went 11-5), Prisco is known to make bold predictions […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Linebacker

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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13 Steelers Free Agents Remain Unsigned Entering Second Week Of The New League Year

Today marks the beginning of the second week of free agency for 2014 league year and as of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 13 of their own free agents that remain unsigned. Below is a quick recap of the current status of those players. Jerricho Cotchery – Cotchery has a visit scheduled on […]

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Steelers Inform LaMarr Woodley He Will Be Released Tomorrow

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley tomorrow at the beginning of the new league year, designating him a post-June 1 release. The Steelers, of course, have no need to release him now, because the cap savings they will reap from his release will not kick in until […]

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Steelers Have The Cap Moves To Be Players In Free Agency, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will Make Them

With about a half-dozen moves so far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chipped away about $20 million, give or take, from their salary cap in the 2014, leaving them with about $3 million in cap space as of this writing. In the red. By offering cap-friendly two-year extensions to Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu, […]

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Looking At The Decision To Move On From Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers releasing offensive tackle Levi Brown was just a matter of time. The organization’s decision to move on from inside linebacker Larry Foote at the same time was somewhat unexpected, though not entirely surprising. After all, the Steelers played almost all of the 2013 season without the aging signal caller, having handed the […]

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With Top Priority Addressed, The Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Other Interests

While there’s still the matter of completing a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made early progress on completing their top priority this offseason, which was to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds. They did so by applying the transition tag to him on Monday, which he accepted yesterday, guaranteeing his services for at least the […]

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Pete Prisco Thinks Jason Worilds And Stevenson Sylvester Are Under-Radar Free Agents

In a Tuesday post on CBS Sports, Senior NFL Columnist Pete Prisco showed once again that he has zero credibility when it comes writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his post, Prisco listed eight under-the-radar free agents to watch this offseason and that list included Steelers linebackers Jason Worilds and Stevenson Sylvester. With Worilds, Prisco […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Inside Linebacker

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – ILB Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Outside Linebackers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Today, a look at the outside linebackers. Jason Worilds: Worilds finished the year with a team-leading eight sacks. But it was a tale of two separate seasons. Throughout the first half of the season, Worilds was extremely quiet, […]

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