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Matakevich’s Transition Eased By Veteran Peers

That first taste into the NFL isn’t easy. It’s overwhelming, chaotic, removing yourself from the comfort you had as “the guy” in college. The transition is still ongoing but the veterans are helping a guy like Tyler Matakevich get through it. “Now I’m starting to pick it up,” he told…


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Ross Ventrone Roots For Penguins In Way Only He Can

This may be a Pittsburgh Steelers’ dominated site but with tonight being Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, we’re all Pittsburgh Penguins’ fans. We’ve seen Antonio Brown, Mike Tomlin, and Brett Keisel attend home games last series which ended in a Game 7 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning….


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Steelers Begin OTAs On Competitive Note

In nearly every training camp practice last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers started the same way: a seven shots period. Ball on the two, seven snaps, only one winner. Mike Tomlin took no issue in replicating that to kick off yesterday’s OTA practice. Speaking to the media, Ben Roethlisberger talked about the Steelers…


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Jerald Hawkins Channeled Grief Into Progress On And Off Field

Much has been said about Pittsburgh Steelers first-round cornerback Artie Burns and the tumultuous year he has gone through since the untimely death of his mother last year, and how he has had to persevere through it, with his father imprisoned, for the sake of himself and his younger siblings….



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Cameron Stingily Reportedly Dropped 25-30 Pounds

Last week, we speculated tryout-turned-signee Cameron Stingily might move to fullback. But this Steelers.com article seemed to dispute the notion, now sealed by David Johnson’s arrival. According to the article, Stingily has dropped 25-30 pounds, now sitting in the 225-230 range. He played so heavy last year, as he tells…


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Anthony Chickillo Receives Impromptu Coaching From Kevin Greene

If you ever find yourself as a fringe outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a former Steelers outside linebacker recently inducted into the Hall of Fame starts talking to you, it’s probably wise to bend an ear in his direction and listen to what the man has to say,…


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OTAs A Time To Learn For Fort, Cockrell

This may be the time of year considered to be the “offseason” for us, the fans, but there is rarely a day off for the 90 men on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. With full practices in OTAs starting back up in a week, it’s obviously a time to go through…



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Anthony Chickillo Credits Coaching Staff For Smooth Position Switch

A year ago, Anthony Chickillo weighed 267 pounds. He was used to playing with his hand down, in the trenches against tackles and guards. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the 6th round, everything changed. By training camp, Chickillo dropped down to 254. He was moved to outside…


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Senquez Golson Ready To Feel Normal Again On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to take a look at many of their young players this past weekend during rookie minicamp, a group that, of course, includes all of their rookie draft picks and undrafted free agent signings, but is also includes all first-year players on the roster, those…


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Hargrave Eager To Learn, Willing To Be Taught

Javon Hargrave said it as well as it can be summed up. When you’re a rookie, your BFF is your playbook. The more you know, the faster you are, the better you play, and the more successful the team. “My playbook has been my best friend this week, just trying…



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Sammie Coates Reflects On Draft Day

This year’s draft is a little more than two weeks away. All the work, years in college and the several months in pre-draft events, leading up to a tension-riddled three days of the draft. That’s the same experience Sammie Coates went through a year ago, and he shared his pre-draft…