Xavier Grimble

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…


Steelers Vs Colts: Winners And Losers

Winners/losers after the Pittsburgh Steelers drop their first game this season, a 19-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.  Winners Xavier Grimble: This was the sort of game Grimble needed to quiet any doubts about his roster spot. Did well as a blocker and made a great catch in the red zone, an…


Steelers Vs. Colts Preseason Week 3: 10 Offensive Players To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their third preseason game of 2017 Saturday night at home against the Indianapolis Colts and this contest should feature an extended look at several of the team’s starters on both sides of the football in addition to several players with legitimate shots at still making…


Xavier Grimble Can’t Keep Dropping The Ball

Since we seem to be on something of a theme today about whether or not certain players should be considered a safe bet to make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster—having already talked about Jerald Hawkins and Jordan Dangerfield—I figured we might as well keep going, so here’s another: Xavier Grimble….



Steelers Training Camp Recap: Tight End

Now that the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp has concluded, we’re recapping everything that went down over these past 16 practices. We’ll break down each play, position-by-position, with final winners and losers at the end. Next up, tight end. Tight End Jesse James: It wasn’t a terrible camp for The Outlaw. Let’s be…


Steelers Vs. Falcons Preseason Week 2: 10 Offensive Players To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their second preseason game of 2017 Sunday night at home against the Atlanta Falcons and while quite a few starters will once again sit the contest out due to either injuries or a coaching decision, there will still be plenty of younger players worth paying…