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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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Will Antwon Blake Show Off His Special Skills This Week?

By Matthew Marczi One of the surprise inactives for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week One loss was one of their late acquisitions, cornerback Antwon Blake. The Steelers released cornerback Isaiah Green (later re-signing him to the practice squad) in order to make room for Blake on the roster, yet he was a game day […]

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Steelers Giving All Three Running Backs First-Team Reps This Week In Practice

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will get the lion’s share of the carries during the game, as it appears as though all three running backs are getting work with the first-team offense throughout the week in practice. According to Mark Kaboly of the […]

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Steelers Likely To Have FB Will Johnson Back Monday Night Against The Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report did not include fullback Will Johnson and that is certainly great news for the team as they head into their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson, who injured a hamstring in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, dressed for the season opener this past Sunday against […]

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Bengals Injury Report: Starting T Andrew Whitworth And LB Vontaze Burfict Limited Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their first injury report for the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and a veteran offensive lineman appears to be close to returning for them. Starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) was limited Thursday and is getting closer to returning to action. Whitworth, who […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Sits Out Thursday; NT Steve McLendon Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the week complete with participation designations for their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals and a few new names have surfaced on it. DNP: Cortez (ankle), Bell (foot) and C. Brown (sick) LIMITED: McLendon (hamstring), Miller (knee) and Suisham (hamstring) — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) […]

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Bengals Two Tight End Grouping Will Present Challenges For The Steelers Defense

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted tight Tyler Eifert in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has wasted no time in getting his hybrid toy involved in the offense. In their season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Bengals showed just how much they like the versatility of Eifert and they […]

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Big Nickel Against The Bengals? Tomlin Says He’s Looking At Alternative Defensive Packages

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost linebacker Larry Foote for the season to a torn biceps and according to head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, Kion Wilson will now start the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in his place. Despite Wilson starting, however, it won’t be surprising to see him […]

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New Steelers C Fernando Velasco Thinks He Can Get Up To Speed By Monday Night

Due to the Tennessee Titans running a lot of similar blocking schemes that the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently using, new center Fernando Velasco said Wednesday he thinks he might have a chance to be ready to start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “There’s a little bit difference in terminology,” Velasco said during his talk […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Expected To Start Against Bengals

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is expected to start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at right outside linebacker. “That’s the way it is right now,” Jones told the media after Wednesday’s practice. “As long as I continue to keep doing what I’m doing, I hope […]

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Steelers Wednesday Practice Report: Miller is Keeping An Open Mind About Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team, however, is not required to submit a participation injury report until Thursday, but several members of the media are reporting who did what in practice. Tight end Heath Miller (knee) is moving ever so closer […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Says He’s A Changed Person With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was scheduled to earn $1.323 million in 2013 had he been on week one roster, but being as he was waived during the final round of cuts, that one-year restricted tender did not have to be paid. Dwyer of course was re-signed on Monday after the Steelers lost LaRod […]

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Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster To Help With Line Calls Against Bengals

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster said he will be in charge of helping the second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum with the line calls during the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. As it sounds, Beachum will get start at center but Foster will […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signings, Titans Game Wrapup & Joe Reedy Interview Episode

Season 4, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over the transactions that took place on Monday after our last episode ran and discuss new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco and whether or not he should start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. We also talk about […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell Could Miss Another Month

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell said prior to the season opener against the Tennessee Titans that he hoped to be ready for the week two Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but reports Wednesday morning suggest that he could be sideline another month. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday morning […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi In order to discipline Isaac Redman for his two first half fumbles, the Steelers came out in the second half with LaRod Stephens-Howling as the running back. On first down, he caught a pass out of the backfield and slipped for a four-yard gain. On second down, he wriggled his way for […]

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Will Fernando Velasco Be Up To Speed In Time To Start Next Week?

By Matthew Marczi With Monday’s confirmation that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury after being placed on injured reserve, the immediate question now is this: who is playing center on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals? The Steelers signed center/guard Fernando Velasco yesterday, who started […]

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Steelers To Continue Outside Linebacker Rotation Against The Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers rotated their outside linebackers Sunday in their season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that we can expected the same course of action Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Like we did in that game, all of those guys are going […]

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Mike Tomlin Hints That Isaac Redman Will Start Against The Bengals

Despite only rushing for nine yards on eight carries in the Sunday season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman might make his second straight start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Obviously, he played a bad game, a lot of us did,” said Tomlin when asked if he still has […]

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Tomlin Says Initial Plan Is To Start Beachum At Center Against The Bengals

With starting center Maurkice Pouncey now out for the season with a knee injury, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the plan right now is to start second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum at center Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “As we prepare right now, Beachum is going […]

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Steelers Injury Update: Miller To Have Work Increased; Allen Not Expected To Work Early In Week

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday and updated the health of the team following his opening statement. Tomlin said center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is scheduled for surgery Thursday after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the season opener. Inside linebacker Larry Foote (biceps) had surgery Tuesday morning, while […]

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Steelers Week 2 Depth Chart Has Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense […]

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A Look At New Steelers C Fernando Velasco

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent center Fernando Velasco on Monday to replace injured starter Maurkice Pouncey, who was lost for the season Sunday in the opener against the Tennessee Titans. While we still don’t know what the amount of the one-year deal is that Velasco signed, it appears as though the Steelers got a […]

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Steelers Re-Signing Jonathan Dwyer A Move Of Prudence, Not Penance

By Matthew Marczi There remains a large portion of not just sports fans, but also sports writers, who questioned the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to release Jonathan Dwyer and his $1.323 million contract. Some of those individuals have taken the re-signing of Dwyer yesterday as a mea culpa, or an acknowledgement of guilt or […]

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Shaun Suisham’s Injury Prevents Steelers From Replenishing ILB Unit

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have already announced that center Maurkice Pouncey, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, and linebacker Larry Foote have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. They have also announced their replacements on the roster. In Pouncey’s place, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season for the […]

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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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