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Wesley Johnson Waiver Loss Unfortunate, But Negligible

While the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get some possible first-opportunity contributions from two of their rookie draft picks next week, one May selection is unlikely to do so again in a black and gold uniform. Former fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets in order to replace Brian […]

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Report: Steelers Sign G Adam Gettis, DB Jordan Sullen To Practice Squad

We can probably expect a few practice squad roster moves to be announced by the Pittsburgh Steelers this morning as guard Adam Gettis and defensive back Jordan Sullen have both announced on their Twitter accounts that they have signed with the team after auditioning Tuesday. Sullen, who was originally signed back in May by the […]

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Jets Claim Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Off Waivers From Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson Saturday afternoon in order to make room for safety Ross Ventrone. Johnson, however, didn’t clear waivers as the New York Jets have claimed him. The Steelers drafted Johnson in the fifth round back in May and they mostly played him at center during the preseason. The […]

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Steelers Promote S Ross Ventrone, Waive OL Wesley Johnson

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant isn’t likely to dress Sunday against the Cleveland Browns thanks to the team making a roster move Saturday afternoon. With safety Shamarko Thomas ruled out for the Sunday game with an injured hamstring, safety Ross Ventrone has been promoted from the practice squad and will now likely dress […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Week 6 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his third straight game Sunday against the Browns as the veteran continues […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Week 5 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 5 Sunday afternoon against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the list shows that a veteren starting offensive lineman will return this week. Guard Ramon Foster, who has been inactive for the last two games with an ankle injury, will be back in the starting lineup this week […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars Week 5 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor is still recovering from the broken forearm that he suffered back in Week […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Week 4 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 4 Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the list includes one starting offensive lineman once again. Guard Ramon Foster is inactive for a second straight game with an ankle injury and that means Cody Wallace will start again at left guard. Foster being down […]

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Steelers Versus Buccaneers Week 4 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his first game of the […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers Week 3 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday night and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – Nothing changes for Jones, who will be inactive once again Sunday night against […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster Questionable, Archer Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for their Sunday night road game against the Carolina Panthers and the final injury report of the week includes one player listed as doubtful and another listed as questionable Running back Dri Archer (ankle), who was limited most of the week in practice with […]

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Friday Night Five Questions Post Steelers Loss To Ravens

I hope that all of you will be able to watch the premier of ‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ tonight on the NFL Network as I’ve heard it’s a well put together piece. Prior to that airing, I hope you all have some time to answer the five questions that I have for you below following […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Week 2 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their 2014 regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens and the list once again includes no real surprises. Wide receivers Lance Moore (groin) running back Dri Archer (ankle) and Martavis Bryant (shoulder) will sit this game out with injuries. The Steelers will also only dress seven offensive linemen as both Chris Hubbard and Wesley Johnson are […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 2 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Lance Moore – Moore sat out the regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns with […]

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Steelers vs Browns Week 1 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns and the list includes no real surprises. Wide receivers Lance Moore (groin) and Martavis Bryant (shoulder) will sit this game out with injuries as will cornerback Brice McCain (groin). The Steelers will also only dress […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Week 1 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field in the 2014 regular season opener and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – Jones made the roster as the third-string quarterback and […]

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Wesley Johnson Could Be Backup Center In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to learn in a hurry last season just how crucial having a good backup center could be when they lost Maurkice Pouncey in the season opener after just eight snaps. To get through the rest of that game, they were forced to plug in Kelvin Beachum at center, who later […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Wesley Johnson Run Blocking

Earlier this week, I broke down some examples of the struggles of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson in pass protection during the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Johnson, primarily a tackle in college with a smattering of experience at all other positions on the line, was drafted in the fifth round because […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Wesley Johnson In Pass Protection

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get a nice, long look at their rookie offensive lineman, Wesley Johnson, over the course of the past month during the preseason, but perhaps not entirely in the manner in which they planned. Part of Johnson’s draw for the Steelers is his ability to play all five positions along […]

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Mike Tomlin On Steelers Backup G Chris Hubbard: ‘He’s Bigger, Stronger, Faster’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year guard Chris Hubbard was perhaps the biggest surprise on the final 53 man roster this year after the final cuts were made on Saturday and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about how the former undrafted free agent has developed after spending his entire rookie […]

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Tackle Reps May Be Hard To Come By For Wesley Johnson

It almost appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are sending rookie Wesley Johnson mixed signals. When you look at the 53-man roster, the logical conclusion would have to be that his primary responsibility would be as a tackle, because reserve linemen Cody Wallace and Chris Hubbard are not end players. Guy Whimper had been running as […]

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Wesley Johnson Must Now Center In On Playing Tackle

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kelvin Beachum in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they were getting a left tackle that they believed, initially, would be best suited to kick inside, but that would eventually be able to play every position. Beachum worked all along the offensive line barring the center position as […]

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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 last second so DHB cracks […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First 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. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R. Isaiah Green, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Josh […]

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Analysis Of Bubble Players That Made The Steelers Initial 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers current 53 man roster might change between now and the regular season opener that takes place a week from Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but in the meantime, here is a look at a few things that stand out after 22 players were cut Saturday afternoon. Chris Hubbard – You would be […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: On his first opportunity Derek Moye converted a third and two on a pass just a bit behind him from Landry Jones. On the following play, it looked like Josh Harris might have a hole […]

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