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Yesterday, we talked about how rookie running back Chris Rainey is turning heads during the opening days of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. For some, this is understandable, due to his shiftiness and speed.After some thought and a long discussion with some fans, one has to wonder it his potential vertical speed actually assisted the decision to extend wide receiver Antonio Brown. While this is no slap at Mike Wallace, but the reality is that, he is an unpolished route runner with excellent speed on the football field. In fact, he even stated something to that extent earlier in the offseason where he discussed his game being totally predicated on speed. With that in mind, is it far off to think that the diminutive, 5-8, 180 pound, Rainey could not be successful taking the top off the defense with his explosive skill set? During his career at Florida, he did split time between multiple positions and looks the part of a natural receiver with the ability to stretch the field. More ...

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey is the early buzz in training camp

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally opened their 2012 training camp to the fans, and all the buzz was about rookie running back Chris Rainey, who flashed confidence, speed and one of the brightest shirt and show combinations to hit Latrobe in some time.Rainey is a small 5-8, 180 pounds, but extremely versatile and explosive athlete that has the ability to make an impact on...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Day Four Recap

Day four of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now behind us and below is recap of the day. Here is the running updates from the day as well. The day kicked of with a press conference to celebrate the signing of wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year extension that took place on Friday. Brown, his son, Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert all were present. This press conference...

Steeler's Casey Hampton: We're not finished yet

Pittsburgh Steelers NT Casey Hampton, coming a torn ACL injury he suffered in the playoff loss to Denver and currently on the PUP list, thinks that any talk of the Steelers being old and slow is a bit premature. Although slow at the moment, and perhaps a bit old, at 35, Hampton told the The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, "They've been saying that for how long?...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Week One Recap

The first week of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books with week two set to begin on Tuesday. It is now time to recap some things that took place in week one both on and off the field. Feel free to add your own observations from the first week in the comments. Where's Wallace? - One week down and Mike Wallace has not budged. I figured he might miss the...

Jonathan Dwyer might be ready to emerge in Pittsburgh

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the one name that he keeps hearing about to watch for in Pittsburgh, is Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer, who’ll be battling for playing time with Rashard Mendenhall still recovering from a torn ACL. Dwyer came in last season and looked good when he got on the field.  He ended up going on season ending injured reserve...

Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Gets A New Contract: It's Antonio Brown Not Mike Wallace

As humidity at the initial training camp practices reaches near-suffocating levels, things in Latrobe just became much stickier.   Wide receiver Mike Wallace has refused to sign his one-year tender as an unrestricted free agent. As training camp neared negotiations for a long-term deal began progressing, but when Wallace failed to report for training camp, the Steelers promptly...

“No way” the Steelers would franchise Mike Wallace in 2012?

After extending Antonio Brown earlier today, news came out that the Steelers would not be giving Mike Wallace an extension and that he would either have to play out the season on his restricted tender, roughly 2.7 million, or be traded. Some speculated that Wallace, if he signs his tender, would be franchised next offseason. However, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed...

Antonio Brown signs extension in the midst of Wallace hold out

There has been many a worry this week about the wide receiver who was going to sign an extension with the Steelers.  Many were worried if Mike Wallace would sign his deal and report to camp on time.  That did not happen and the Steelers stopped negotiations with Wallace until he returned.  While Wallace was missing camp the other big receiver for the Steelers signed his extension...

Steelers’ Mike Wallace not available for trade?

After Antonio Brown signed an extension yesterday and the Steelers said they would no longer be discussing an extension with Mike Wallace, speculation picked up quickly that Wallace would be traded. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, GM Kevin Colbert is denying that Wallace is available for trade. That may be true, but it may also be the Steelers trying to drum up a false report so...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: Week 10 Analysis Versus Kansas City Chiefs

By Christopher DiMarino This is another entry in a set of early looks at the teams the Pittsburgh Steelers will play in the 2012-13 season. The goal is to acclimate the average Steelers fan to the offseason changes each team has made. This will make the in-depth analysis in the week before the game more familiar and understandable. Who: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers...

Antonio Brown Gets His Extension

Bobby Fischer. That is who I think of when I think of chess. Probably the most brilliant chess player ever. You’re probably thinking what does this even have to do with Antonio Brown? Well, when it comes to football and how to run an organization, the Steelers are the Bobby Fischer of the NFL. This [...]

Pads Come On And So Do Game Faces

The Steelers' first full-contact practice since bye week 2011 was fraught with intensity, aggressivenss and even anger. Jim Wexell has the complete rundown.
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