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Colts Release Former Steelers TE Weslye Saunders On Thursday Following Suspension

Unsurprisingly, the Indianapolis Colts announced on Thursday that they waived tight end Weslye Saunders, who was suspended for eight games last week by the league following him testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Saunders, who was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2011, has now more than likely played […]

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Tight End Receiving Numbers Behind Heath Miller Historically Lacking For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi It would be quite a challenge to ignore the recent trend around the league of employing two tight ends in the passing game by teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, and others—including the Cincinnati Bengals after drafting tight end Tyler Eifert. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Steelers 2013 Undrafted Rookie Class Faces Long Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly had their fair share of undrafted free agent players contribute over the years. In fact, nose tackle Steve McLendon and guard Ramon Foster will both start for the Steelers in 2013, and both were originally signed by the Steelers after going undrafted. Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison beat the odds […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Cornerback Roster Battles, Start Of Camp, Suspensions & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by discussing what Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey had to say to the media concerning the whole “Free Hernandez” hat incident and we wonder if Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will have the same kind of response […]

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Formers Steelers WR Bert Reed Suspended For Four Games

Thursday was not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as free agent wide receiver Bert Reed joined Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders on the 2013 suspended list. The league has not announced the reason for Reed\’s suspension, but it will be for four games. Reed, who broke into the league as an […]

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Report: Former Steelers TE Weslye Saunders Suspended For 8 More Games

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports Thursday via Twitter that Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2013 season for once again violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances. Indianapolis' Weslye Saunders has been suspended the first eight games this year for violating policy on performance enhancing substances. […]

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Looking Back At Some Recent Steelers Pre Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started bringing in draft prospects for pre draft visits as Ohio State linebacker John Simon, Florida State linebacker Vince Williams, and Texas A&M running back Christine Michael all were in Pittsburgh on Monday. Teams are allowed to have up to 30 non-local players visit and as many local players who went […]

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Steelers Offense Faces Question Marks At Five Positions During The Offseason

The offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers now enters its second week and there still is a long wait until the start of free agency and the draft. Over the course of the next 10-15 weeks the team will be facing question marks at five positions on offense that need to be answered and below is […]

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Former Steelers TE Weslye Saunders Signs With Indianapolis Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Weslye Saunders on Friday and on Tuesday he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Saunders is now reunited with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who is serving as the Colts interim head coach. Saunders posted the below picture of him signing his contract on his Twitter account. Tough times […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Titans Wrap Up, Injury Talk & Ta\’amu Situation Episode

Season 3, Episode 29 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury situation on Monday as it relates to both Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert, who will likely to be sidelined Sunday night for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Will the team […]

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Looking Closer At The Steelers Decision To Release Weslye Saunders

I was surprised Friday when it was announced that second-year tight end Weslye Saunders was released and that move has left many, including myself, wondering what the reasoning was behind the decision. It has been suggested by a few that the play of veteran tight end Leonard Pope, specifically one block, in the Steelers 26-23 […]

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Steelers Release TE Weslye Saunders

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move today as steelers.com reports that they have decided to release second-year tight end Weslye Saunders. Saunders returned to the team on Monday after serving his four gamer suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. It was believed by many that veteran Leonard Pope would be the odd […]

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Steelers Roster Exemption Deadline Approaches

The Pittsburgh Steelers have until 4:00 p.m. eastern today to activate tight end Weslye Saunders to the 53 man roster after being granted a roster exemption this past week. Saunders returned to the team on Monday after serving his four game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The short week led to the […]

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Steelers TE Weslye Saunders Will Have To Wait Another Week To Make Season Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to activate second year tight end Weslye Saunders to the 53 man roster this week, so that means the South Carolina product will have to wait another week until he makes his 2012 season debut. Saunders was forced to miss the first four games after he was suspended this past […]

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Steelers Titans Inactives – Week 6

Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 6 road game in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Steelers Inactives S Troy Polamalu QB Charlie Batch NT Alameda Ta\’amu T Kelvin Beachum RB Jonathan Dwyer LB LaMarr Woodley LB Adrian Robinson Titans Inactives QB […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Projected Inactive List

With the Wednesday injury report now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 6 Thursday night game in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans it is now time to look at the projected inactive list for the game. The list will once again be shaken up this week as both Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley have been […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Titans Preview With David Boclair Episode

Season 3, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start the show off by talking about the stat change that was made on Wednesday that resulted in Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger now being credited for a touchdown pass to running back Rashard Mendenhall in the game against […]

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Season Debut Of Weslye Saunders Might Not Come Thursday Night Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders is back in the fold after serving his four game suspension, but it is still unclear whether or not he will suit up Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers requested and were granted a roster exemption for Sanders that expires at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and as […]

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Heath Miller Has Two Milestones Within Reach Thursday Night Versus The Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller did not have a touchdown for the first time this season in the win Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles, but he did have 4 receptions for 41 yards in the game. Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans the veteran tight end has two milestones within his reach as he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Eagles Game Recap Episode

Season 3, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into recapping the injury situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 16-14 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Could Troy Polamalu be sidelined a few more weeks after reinjuring his calf? We discuss his situation as […]

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Tomlin Says Roster Exemption Has Been Granted For Saunders & Praises Play Of Paulson

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Monday press conference that they have been granted a roster exemption until Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. for tight end Weslye Saunders, who is able to return to the team today following his four game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. “We could choose […]

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Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 5 Eagles

Below are the week 5 official gamebook snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Offensively, Rashard Mendenhall had 22 snaps in his first game back from a torn ACL and he touched the ball on 16 of those snaps. Tight end Leonard Pope did not see the field […]

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Report: Steelers Expected To Receive One Week Roster Exemption For Weslye Saunders

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have to make a roster move during the upcoming short week to accommodate suspended tight end Weslye Saunders, as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the team is expected to be granted a one week roster exemption. Saunders can return to the team Monday after serving […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 5: Steelers Versus Eagles

Fantasy Overview: The Philadelphia Eagles are looking good going into Week 5. They have a tough defense and their offense is proving that it can compete in tough games. A close victory over the New York Giants is the Eagles latest accomplishment and they have overcome a lot of issues to get to their 3-1 […]

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Potential Adjustments & Improvements Hopefully Forthcoming For The Steelers

Jeremy Hritz It has been nearly a week since the Pittsburgh Steelers blew the lead in Oakland, yet it still looks as ugly as ever when watching it again. While we keep searching for the silver lining in the game on defense, it is difficult to find one, and consequently, the panic has definitely set […]

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Steelers Passing & Rushing Stats By Personnel Groupings Versus Raiders

Below are the passing and rushing stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday broken down by personnel groupings. 32 of the 54 rushing yards in this game came when the offense had a fullback or second running back on the field. Although not great great it produced a […]

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