Xavier Grimble

Film Room: Xavier Grimble’s Last Stand

Leading up to the bye week, second-year tight end Xavier Grimble found himself playing a more prominent role than he had been all season—and no doubt the biggest role he is likely to play for the rest of the season. Due to a domino effect of injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers…


Xavier Grimble With An Opportunity Tonight In McDonald’s Absence

The last time that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald missed a back, back in the second week of the season, that didn’t necessarily lend itself toward Xavier Grimble seeing for himself an expanded role. But that is exactly what happened last week when McDonald left the game early in…


Steelers Vs. Bengals: Inactives For Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their list of seven inactive players ahead of their Sunday Week 7 home game against the Cincinnati Bengals and it includes two injured starters on it. After being ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals on the team’s Friday injury report, defensive end…


Steelers Versus Bengals: Week 7 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their seventh game of the 2017 regular season at home Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals with a chance to improve their record to 5-2 and take over the No. 1 seed in the AFC. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Inactives For Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their list of seven players who will be inactive for Sunday’s Week 6 road game against the Kansas City Chiefs and it includes one who is injured and six healthy scratches. Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster is inactive for Sunday’s game against the…


Steelers Versus Chiefs: Week 6 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their sixth game of the 2017 regular season on the road Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs with a chance to improve their record to 4-2. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for each and every Steelers game of the 2017…


Steelers 2017 Week 3 Special Teams Report

It’s time for your weekly special teams update. The first thing that I want to note is that the Pittsburgh Steelers are still utilizing Mike Hilton as one of their two primary gunners despite winning the starting slot cornerback job. He may have to stay there if the team is…



Film Room: Xavier Grimble Steps In

Considering how shorthanded the Pittsburgh Steelers were at tight end on Sunday, it is not surprising that Xavier Grimble, the second-year man, saw a good many more snaps than just the one that he had during the season opener. And in his dozen and a half or so snaps of…


Steelers 2018 Scheduled Free Agents Following 2017 Final Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their initial roster set for the 2017 season and while it might undergo a quick shuffling prior to their regular season opener, now is as good as time as any to take a look at the players currently under contract who are set to become…


Steelers Have Extended History Of Carrying 4 Tight Ends

I put out my ‘final’ 53-man roster prediction yesterday, but the truth is that I’m not going to claw at my eyes in agony if the Pittsburgh Steelers decide to go in minutely different directions, because the truth is that, more often than not, the final handful of spots on…


2017 NFL Cutdown Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

I almost forgot it’s Friday. By the way, Happy Friday to all of yinz. Ok, the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason is now over and we’ll know what the team’s initial 53-man roster will look like by this same time Saturday. A few names of players being released are already starting to…




Xavier Grimble Shines Early In Second Half Vs Colts

The tight end group really needed a rebound performance last night after struggling with blocking and catch on Sunday, and they did just that. While Jesse James did better, and made a nice adjustment on a pass thrown behind him on third and 12 to move the chains, though, I…