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Could Special Teams Have Played A Role In Kion Wilson’s Release

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly realized that they were better-served turning the inside linebacker spot over to rookie Vince Williams, the primary responsibility for Kion Wilson once again shifted back to special teams, which is what got him a spot on the active roster in the first place. Earlier this week, the […]

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Steelers Sign LB Kion Wilson To Practice Squad; Release LB Alan Baxter

The Pittsburgh Steelers made one practice squad move on Friday as linebacker Kion Wilson was signed and linebacker Alan Baxter was released. Wilson was waived earlier this week when the team signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester back to the roster. Wilson might be a littler banged up right now after suffering a hamstring injury in the […]

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Taking A Look At Vince Williams’ First Career Start

By Matthew Marczi Although Vince Williams had somewhat of a rocky game against the Minnesota Vikings, it is fair to point out that it was, of course, his first career start, and just the third game of his career (he was inactive in the season opener). Since that last game, Williams has been officially upgraded […]

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Steelers Addition Of Sylvester And Allen Is Indeed A Message, Just Not The One Most Think It Is

The Pittsburgh Steelers are obviously trying to send a message with the signing of linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and safety Will Allen to the roster this week, but that message is not the one several are trying to portray it as being. The message is that they need healthy, experienced bodies that can play on special […]

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Report: Recently Released S Will Allen Spotted Wednesday At Steelers Facility

Color me a bit shocked. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, safety Will Allen was spotted at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Wednesday just one day after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers had a chance to re-sign Allen during the offseason, but chose not to and the veteran safety […]

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Steelers Sign LB Stevenson Sylvester; Waive LB Kion Wilson

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few roster moves on Wednesday as linebacker Stevenson Sylvester was signed back to the team and linebacker Kion Wilson was waived to make room for him. We have signed LB @SSylvester55 and released LB Kion Wilson. pic.twitter.com/fq5OPRiYDO — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 9, 2013 Sylvester was originally drafted by the […]

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Report: Steelers Worked Out Former LB Stevenson Sylvester This Week

According to the National Football Post, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out former linebacker Stevenson Sylvester this week. Sylvester was released by the team prior to the start of the regular season after he recovered from an ankle injury suffered in the preseason opener against the New York Giants. Sylvester, who was drafted by the Steelers […]

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The More, The Better For Vince Williams In Adjusting To Pro Speed

By Matthew Marczi The signs all seem to be pointing toward rookie linebacker Vince Williams edging ever closer to being anointed the starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, which could happen as early as this Sunday in London against the Minnesota Vikings. He is certainly not worrying himself over it, however. Even though he has played […]

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Rookies Should See Uncommon Amount Of Work On Defense Tonight

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers appear poised to get more use out of their defensive rookies than they have in a long time tonight as they take on James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those young defensive players will be Harrison’s replacement, and the team’s first draft selection this year, outside linebacker […]

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Steelers Could Get Creative In Replacing Foote

By Matthew Marczi With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on. Of […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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Steelers May Turn To Rookie Vince Williams To Replace Larry Foote In Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi Following the ruptured biceps injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers starting inside linebacker Larry Foote, who was just placed on injured reserve, it goes without saying that the team must turn to somebody else now at the position after Foote played nearly every snap just a season ago. In Sunday’s loss, Kion Wilson […]

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Report: Steelers Might Bring Back LB Stevenson Sylvester With Larry Foote Now Out For Season

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers still might re-sign inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to replace injured linebacker Larry Foote, who was placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn bicep. Despite signing K Graham, Steelers still might re- sign Stevenson Sylvester to replace Foote. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 9, […]

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Larry Foote’s Injury Could Open The Door For Return Of McFadden, Sylvester

By Matthew Marczi With the news that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote may very well be lost for  the rest of the season followed a ruptured bicep suffered in the team’s opening game loss to the Tennessee Titans, there may very well be a roster move in the near future to bring back one […]

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Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Terence Garvin Makes Me A Liar

By Matthew Marczi With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar. Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one observation that I made after […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Steelers Lack Of Experienced Depth At Inside Linebacker Is A Big Concern

Last season, inside linebackers Larry Foote and Lawrence Timmons played in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers and both very rarely came off of the field. Now that the roster has been trimmed down to 53 players, the Steelers primary backups to both those players are rookie Vince Williams and Kion Wilson. Williams, who […]

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Source: Former Steelers LB Marshall McFadden To Be Added To Raiders Practice Squad

According to a source, former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Marshall McFadden will be added to the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders. McFadden, who was a member of the Steelers practice squad last season, looked to be a lock to make the Steelers 53 man roster this year following the release of Stevenson Sylvester. Instead, […]

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Internal Options To Fill Matt Spaeth’s Roster Spot For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi With the decision to carry five tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly expressed their intent to place tight end Matt Spaeth on the Reserve/Injured List with Designation to Return. In order to place the return designation on a player being moved to injured reserve, that player must be on the final 53-man […]

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Steelers Waive LB Marshall McFadden

According to ARN Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived second-year linebacker Marshall McFadden. LB Marshall McFadden has been released from the Steelers — ARN Sports (@arnsports) August 31, 2013 Color me surprised with this one as I thought McFadden was a lock after Stevenson Sylvester was released last week. During the preseason, McFadden ran exclusively […]

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Mike Tomlin Wants Young Linebackers To Make An Impact On Special Teams This Week

The young linebackers that are all competing for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster have played well collectively as a unit on defense so far during the preseason, but head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that this week he really wants to see what they each can […]

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Vince Williams Now Listed As Second-Team Inside Linebacker

By Matthew Marczi The latest depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers revealed some good news and bad news for certain players, depending on who is moving up and who is moving down. As Dave noted, David Johnson was given the nod over second-year tight end David Paulson as the top healthy player at the position; […]

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Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Likely Watching His Roster Spot Slip Away On The Sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester did not play Saturday night in the preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and it marked the second consecutive game that he has missed since injuring his ankle in the first game against the New York Giants. With so much playing time now lost, you have to wonder […]

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16 Defensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several defensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a few available spots. Here now […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Roster Cuts

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not waste much time cutting their roster down to the requisite 75 a day after their third preseason game, and there were certainly some very notable, albeit not very surprising moves, including one move to injured reserve. The Steelers announced that they have placed rookie seventh-round defensive end […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman And LB Stevenson Sylvester Out Against Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night at Heinz Field and below is a look at the players who have been ruled out for the game. G Justin Cheadle (hamstring) – Will miss second straight game with serious hamstring injury. CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) – Has yet to play […]

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