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Pittsburgh native and long-time back-up quarterback Charlie Batch announced via Twitter today that he has signed a 1-year deal to remain with the team for 2012. This comes as really no surprise and now makes one wonder what the future holds for Byron Leftwich.
Batch is in his 15th NFL season and his 11th overall with the Steelers. Batch previously played for the Detroit Lions and played his college ball at Eastern Michigan University. The Steelers now have four QBs in the fold along with Batch. Starter Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Smith and Jarrett Johnson who were both signed in the current off-season.
Speculation now will surround Byron Leftwich’s future. Many believe that Leftwich is the more viable option to back up Roethlisberger due to his youth and better passing ability, but Leftwich has reportedly been sought by former Steelers’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. The signing of Batch could merely be a safety measure should Leftwich sign elsewhere.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be celebrating their 80th season, so the team unveiled their throwback 1934 uniforms — and they look absolutely hideous.
Fortunately, the black-and-gold striped jerseys will be worn for just two games in 2012.
"We wanted to go back ... and recall some of the early days of the franchise," Steelers’ President Art Rooney...
Two more Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agents have signed their tenders now according to Howard Balzer on Twitter. Safety Ryan Mundy and cornerback Keenan Lewis both had low original round tenders of $1.26 million placed on them prior to the start of free agency. Their signings leave wide receiver Mike Wallace as the only restricted free agent yet to sign his tender as Ramon...
All the Steelers RFA and ERFA have been signed but Mike Wallace. According to Howard Balzer the Steelers signed restricted free agents Keenan Lewis and Ryan Mundy. They also signed exclusive rights free agents Isaac Redman, Jeremy Kapinos and Steve McLendon. Mundy and Lewis both received the lowest tender of $1.26 million.
That means the Steelers roster is most likely set other...
The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled their 80th-season throwback uniform by posting pics on their Twitter page today, and let’s just say … yikes.
(Photo: Pittsburgh Steelers via SI.com)
This bumblebee-esque monstrosity was apparently inspired by the original 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates, and was chosen “to show a unique part of Steelers’ history”:
“We wanted to use a jersey...
The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 schedule has now be released and it includes 5 primetime games on it. Those nationally televised primetime games at Heinz Field include one against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), and another on Sunday night, Nov. 18 at 8:20 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens (NBC). Pittsburgh’s other national primetime games include road...
These last 2 weeks have nothing short of glorious if you’re a Steelers fan. Ramon Foster and David Johnson sign their tender offers, Jerricho Cotchery is brought back on a 2 yr. deal and a reserve Tight End Leonard Pope comes over from Kansas City. And now today as was previously reported, Charlie Batch is back for his annual contract to backup Ben Roethlisberger. How can you not...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC. Since being founded in 1933 the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls, 8 conference championships, 20 division titles, and made 27 playoff appearances. They have called 6 stadiums home and have 25 representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What could [...]
Yesterday, the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers revealed their new throwback jerseys celebrating the team's 80th year in existence.
To be honest, they aren't exactly the prettiest jerseys on the world and poor Isaac Redman for having to be the first seen in them:
(Courtesy of Shutdown Corner and Pittsburgh Steelers.com)
The Steelers new throwback jerseys are supposed to honor the 1934 team known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. When the Steelers released the 75th anniversary throwback jersey they were received with open minds. They weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either. The yellow helmet was welcomed and Continue
It’s not often that a defensive tackle can become the most important draft pick in the history of a professional football team but ultimately, the fourth overall selection in the 1969 National Football League Draft became exactly that.
Charles Edward Greene, better known as “Mean Joe” Greene was the defensive tackle in question. Drafted out of North Texas State by the Pittsburgh...