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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…



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Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint Takes His Pass Blocking Seriously

Despite his unfortunate fumble in the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Round playoff loss to the Denver Broncos last season, backup running back Fitzgerald Toussaint did manage to show some promise when asked to help fill in at the position after veteran DeAngelo Williams was lost for the post season with a…


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Lawrence Timmons Knows Veteran Leadership Is Key

Lawrence Timmons is no stranger to football. Neither is James Harrison or William Gay. And to Timmons, they are the catalysts to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive success. “We have a lot of guys that have been doing it for a long time,” Timmons told Teresa Varley in Part 2 of…


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Timmons Admires Steelers’ Resiliency In 2015

Though 2015 did not end with the ultimate goal, for Lawrence Timmons, it was a season he could be proud of. “I feel like we were a resilient team,” he told Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley on recapping last season. “We went through a lot , had a lot of tough injuries,…



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Colbert Talks Progress Of Daniel McCullers, Defensive Line Needs

With the bulk of the free agent signing period now behind us and the 2016 NFL Draft quickly approaching, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have glaring needs on their defensive line. Ahead of this week’s annual league meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert not only addressed the…


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Tomlin, Teammates Helped Sammie Coates Keep Perspective

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted wide receiver Sammie Coates in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew they were bringing in a player who was not going to play right away. Not only would he need time to grow as a wide receiver, but he was also…


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Steelers’ Contracts A Product Of Stability And Culture

I promise I’ll try not to swoon over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ too much. They are a franchise. A business. And make cold, calculated decisions, like every other team. But man, after these last 48 hours, it’s hard not to wave that Terrible Towel a little harder. Robert Golden‘s contract came in low. Even…


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Todd Haley and James Daniel On Heath Miller

It’s been nearly a week since Heath Miller announced his retirement and though the initial shock has settled down, it’s still difficult to process not seeing 83 on the field next season. Two more Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaches spoke on Miller’s career to Steelers.com yesterday, Todd Haley and tight ends coach…