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Healthy Tight Ends Auditioning For Inevitable Cuts Later In Season

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously feel as though they have three healthy tight ends right now that they can feel good about to some degree. Otherwise they surely could have found a better way to utilize their roster spots than to carry five of them on the initial 53-man roster. Yes, the team […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Preview And Prediction

The 2013 NFL season gets underway tonight, so now it’s time for my yearly preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season along with my prediction. Offense: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy, and he looks good physically. It goes without saying that the Steelers only have a shot this season as long he is […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: Will Johnson, Jarvis Jones And Heath Miller Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the 2013 season on Wednesday for their upcoming game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and as expected, it shows that running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) did not practice. In addition to Bell being listed, tight end Heath Miller (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (chest) and […]

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Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Terence Garvin Makes Me A Liar

By Matthew Marczi With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar. Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one observation that I made after […]

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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: FB Will Johnson Still Nursing Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his first regular season press conference on Tuesday and below is the injury report he gave for the Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Will Johnson (hamstring) is still nursing the hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers but he is […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Forced To Sit Monday With Hamstring Injury

Following the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only reported one player as being injured during the game. That one player, however, was a very important one as it was starting fullback Will Johnson, who had suffered a hamstring injury in the first half. The Steelers were back on […]

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Examining The Rationale Behind The Surprising Roster Moves

By Matthew Marczi The last few spots on a 53-man roster are almost always tough to predict. However, the final roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers was even more difficult to call than usual this year, given the amount of roster turnover from a year ago, including emerging starters replacing aging veterans, which drained the depth […]

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Steelers 2013 Practice Squad Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their roster cuts and the next course of action will be the signing of eight players to the practice squad. Below is my educated guess as to who those eight players will be. Terry Hawthorne – Hawthorne is now healthy after missing the offseason practices and a good portion […]

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Decision To Keep Michael Palmer Could Be Related To Hamstring Injury Suffered By Will Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep five tight ends on their initial 53 man roster with Michael Palmer serving as the unexpected keeper. The decision to keep Palmer, however, could have several reasons associated with it. First, even though tight end Heath Miller was activated from the PUP list, it is clear that he will […]

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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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Mike Tomlin Says RB Felix Jones Helped His Cause In Loss To Panthers

Many people questioned the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to trade second-year outside linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday for running back Felix Jones, but so far it looks like the black and gold now has a former first-round draft pick that is far from being done. During his post game press conference following […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Will Johnson Was The Only Player Injured In Loss To Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their 2013 preseason winless Thursday night as they lost to the Carolina Panthers 25-10. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the injury situation following the game during his post game press conference. “The only injury is Will Johnson,” said Tomlin. “He had a hamstring of some description. He’s going to be evaluated.” […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Leaves Game Against Panthers With A Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers starting fullback Will Johnson has left the game tonight against the Carolina Panthers with a right hamstring injury and will not return. Johnson limped off the field following the touchdown pass from quarterback Landry Jones to tight end David Paulson in the first quarter. The Steelers are short enough already at the tight […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the immediate right of Suisham to […]

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A More Positive Take On Marcus Gilbert Against The Redskins

By Matthew Marczi It is probably safe to presume that nobody came away impressed by the starting offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their performance against the Washington Redskins in the second preseason game. From the easy swim move used to beat center Maurkice Pouncey for a sack to the multiple penalties negating third […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs: Pregame Injury Report – Preseason Game Three

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night at Heinz Field as they look to win their first game of the preseason. Below is a look at the unofficial injury report heading into the game. CB Cortez Allen (knee) – If things go as planned, cornerback Cortez Allen will make his preseason […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played two preseason games, so it is now time for my fifth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first four 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp and first preseason game, you can view them by following the links […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas looks like he could make a great pair at gunner with cornerback Curtis Brown. On the first punt, Thomas was the […]

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Steelers Running Back Rotation Against Chiefs To Be Determined By Availability

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell already ruled out for the third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday during his press conference that he\’s still unsure what running back rotation he\’ll use in the game. “Really it just depends on who\’s available,” said Tomlin. […]

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Injury To RB Le\’Veon Bell Puts Yet Another Strain On Final 53 Man Roster

The injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins will now present yet another dilemma for the team come the time to trim the roster down to 53 players in a few more weeks. If the early reports wind up being correct, […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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Report: Steelers RB Isaac Redman To Practice Wednesday

According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman said he intends on practicing Wednesday after being forced to sit out the Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins with a stinger. Isaac Redman plans on practicing today. Says he feels betters. (Shoulder stinger) — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) August 21, 2013 […]

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Steelers Activate TE David Johnson From PUP List Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a tight end back on Wednesday as it was announced that David Johnson has been activated from the PUP list. Johnson, who tore his ACL last year during the preseason, needed a cleanup procedure done prior to training camp and he has been sidelined since. The timing couldn\’t be any better […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Expects To Be Ready For Next Preseason Game

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson left the game Monday night against the Washington Redskins with a rib injury following a big hit from safety DeJon Gomes, but according to a Tuesday morning tweet of his, Johnson expects to be ready for the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Thanks for all of the […]

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