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Preseason Expectations: Outside Linebacker

Five games. 18 practices. That’s the allotted time the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers will have to prove themselves before playing in a meaningful game. The preseason is unique in the sense that it’s the only time when the scoreboard doesn’t matter. 0-5, 5-0, it really isn’t going to matter. It’s the…


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Steelers LB Howard Jones Remembers Preseason TD Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Howard Jones will certainly need a solid training camp and preseason if he’s going to make the team’s 53-man roster this year. Included in that, the undrafted free agent out of Shepherd will likely need to make more plays like he did last preseason. One of those…


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Here’s To James Harrison Proving The Doubters Wrong One Last Time

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, my initial Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster prediction included linebacker James Harrison. Here is the analysis that I wrote way back in May. Yeah, I went there with Harrison for now. Where will the depth come from? Even if Zumwalt can play some outside, you…


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Steelers Unlikely To Reach Out To Recently Retired LB James Harrison With Jarvis Jones Sidelined

With Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones likely be sidelined for an extended amount of time following the wrist injury that he suffered Sunday night in the 37-19 win over the Carolina Panthers, speculation is already running rampant that the team will approach former linebacker James Harrison about coming out…


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Roster Moves Forthcoming For Steelers Following Sunday Night Injuries

Due to the numerous injuries suffered on the defensive side of the football Sunday night by the Pittsburgh Steelers during their road win against the Carolina Panthers, there’s sure to be some shuffling of personnel and the roster early this week. With starting cornerback Ike Taylor likely to go on…


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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward:…


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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the…



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Nick Williams Hoping To See Greater Workload In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to one of last year’s preseason favorites yesterday, as defensive end Brian Arnfelt was a member of the team’s first roster cuts in order get in compliance with the Tuesday 75-man roster limit. Early in the offseason, it seemed almost as though he would be…


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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 3.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was most upset about the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles? Probably the rookies, drafted and otherwise, who were battling for a position on the team. Because when their “big brother” in the form of the starters played poorly, the whole family…


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Steelers Waive Six More Players Tuesday Afternoon

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally trimmed their roster down to the league-mandated 75 players as six more players were waived Tuesday afternoon. Offensive lineman Chris Elkins, running back Tauren Poole, long snapper Luke Ingram, offensive lineman Emmanuel McCray, defensive end Brian Arfelt, and  nose tackle Hebron Fangupo have all been…


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Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them. Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy…


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Steelers Waive Nine Players Tuesday Morning

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started trimming their roster down to 75 players Monday as they start to prepare for their Thursday night preseason finale at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panther. Nine players were waived and more cuts are on the way. Waived were wide receiver C.J. Goodwin, wide receiver…


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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with…