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There was a time in Byron Leftwich's career where being a backup quarterback - even on a Super Bowl contender - would not be enough.
Those days are long gone. The 32-year-old Leftwich missed all of last season with a broken left arm suffered in a preseason game against Atlanta. It came on the heels of a knee injury in 2010 that limited him to one game.
Leftwich threw for a touchdown in last week's preseason opener against Philadelphia and also took a hit from Eagles defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie while scrambling out of trouble. The quarterback called it ''no big deal.''
Leftwich says adjusting to new offensive coordinator Todd Haley's system is like learning a new language. He's likely to get extended playing time on Sunday against Indianapolis.
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Another day and another player waived injured as the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived injured running back John Clay and signed former Illinois running back Jason Ford to the 90 man roster to take his place, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter.
Jim Wexell reported earlier on Tuesday that Clay, who was carted off injured during practice on Sunday, was fearful that he tore his quad...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost fullback David Johnson for the season after he tore up his knee Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and now Jim Wexell is reporting via Twitter that running back John Clay, who was taken from the practice field injured on a cart on Sunday, has told him that he fears that he may have torn his quad.
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Tuesday morning that veteran tackle Max Starks is being removed from the Active PUP list today and that he can resume practice fully on Friday. Kaboly states that Starks will not play Sunday night when the Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field. That means Marcus Gilbert, who has taken first team reps at the left...
There are just two more practices left in Latrobe as the Pittsburgh Steelers will break training camp on Friday. Wednesday certainly was a news filled day as Ed Bouchette reported that outside linebacker James Harrison (knee) had a scope procedure done this morning on his bothersome left knee. Reports are that the procedure went well and head coach Mike Tomlin would only say after...
Heading into the Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles we really hadn't seen any of the Pittsburgh Steelers young wide receivers emerge head and shoulders above one another at the bottom of the depth chart, but wide receivers Scottie Montgomery let be known in a recent interview with David Todd for ESPN 970 Radio, that both Tyler Beiler and Derrick Williams caught...
The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice fields of Saint Vincent Tuesday, with the second newest member of the team on the field in tight end Justin Peelle. Unfortunately, his arrival to compete with Will Johnson to replace David Johnson at fullback took a backseat do to the announcement that offensive tackle Max Starks was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform...
The Pittsburgh Steelers handed the starting left tackle job to 2nd-round pick Mike Adams, but after a shaky debut his job may be on the line.
In a span of just nine plays Adams allowed 2.5 sacks. He then suffered a knee injury which will keep him out of the Steelers next preseason game, preventing him from quick redemption. To make matters worse, the Steelers have activated veteran...
(Image courtesy of Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers‘ star outside linebacker James Harrison underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee. Though the operation went well, it is uncertain whether or not Harrison will be recovered in time for the team’s season opener on September 9th in Denver.
The game will be a rematch of sorts after the...
With the recent news that James Harrison may need another knee surgery prior to the regular season opener, the ‘minds that be’ including my own are swirling with questions. Is this the final year for Harrison? How much more can he take? And who is going to replace him because there really isn’t anyone there to do it right now?
James Harrison’s health is once again a question...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers running back Issac Redman is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured groin.
#steelers starting RB Isaac Redman to have MRI on groin injury
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 15, 2012
With Jonathan Dwyer banged up and Rashard Mendenhall not even close to comng back, the Steelers running game is in bad shape.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers linebacker James Harrison is now scheduled to undergo a knee scope.
#steelers LB James Harrison had scope scheduled this morning on his knee
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 15, 2012
This could mean that Harrison might not be ready for the Steelers’ season opener.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is expected to end his hold out and report to the Steelers before the regular season begins.
He always could change his mind, but Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace is expected to report back to Steelers before the regular season begins.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2012