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1. When will Mike Wallace report to training camp?
This story is getting old real fast for Steelers fans. Mike Wallace still hasn’t signed his one-year tender, which would pay him $2.742 million in non-guaranteed base salary. Wallace’s teammates are optimistic that he’ll be there sooner rather than later however.
According to cornerback Ike Taylor, it’s only a matter of time before Wallace reports to camp. "He's going to be there (training camp)," Taylor told Albert Buford of The Times-Picayune on Saturday. "They'll get it done. When you talk about that kind of money, it's not an overnight type of deal. By the end of the day, I think for sure he's going to get that thing done. Both sides are working together, so that's a good thing."
Steelers fans can only hope that Taylor is right. Wallace has stated that he wants a long-term deal done, and the Steelers have maintained publicly throughout that they would like to lock their best receiver u...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday that former Heisman winning quarterback Troy Smith was cut from the team. Smith was fighting for a back-up quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger. However, he was fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are still o ContinueThe post Why Troy Smith, Not Jerrod Johnson, Was Cut appeared first on SteelBlitz.
Undrafted free agent punter Drew Butler likes his chances of beating out Jeremy Kapinos in training camp and he said as much in an interview last week on 680 The Fan.
Butler of course is the son of former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler, who kicked for 13 seasons in the NFL. Drew, like his dad, played at the University of Georgia, where he won the Ray Guy Award in 2009.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Troy Smith on Monday and thus opened up a spot on the 90 man roster. Five quarterbacks was one too many to take to training camp, so it is pretty safe to say that another quarterback will not be signed to fill that spot. With two long snappers, two kickers and two punters currently on the roster, I think we can rule out a specialist being...
One player that I will be watching closely this preseason is Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Mortty Ivy. Ivy, who was originally signed in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia by the Carolina Panthers, is believed to be out of practice squad eligibility now after stints on the practice squads of the Panthers, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and the Steelers....
It was annouched earlier today that the Pittsburgh Steelers had waived former University of Pittsburgh linebacker Brandon Lindsey and signed former LSU linebacker Ryan Baker. I mentioned in that post that Lindsey might have been waived injured with a shoulder injury and that indeed was the case.
Lindsey announced on Twitter today that he tore up his shoulder and that it will require...
Today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles for the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at the running back position. The two things we know for sure right now is that Isaac Redman is the starter and that Rashard Mendenhall is all but guaranteed to open the 2012 season on the PUP list, where he will not count against the 53 man roster.
In all likelihood the...
As the days before training camp come to a crawl, fans always have the solace of dissecting different positions and determining who the starters will be. Of course, one of the biggest questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers is who will assume the mantle at inside linebacker after the release of veteran inside linebacker James Farrior at the start of the free agency period...
With training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers now less than a month away, many sites similar to this one are breaking down some of the key position battles heading into the 2012 season. At SA, we’ll give you a brief preview first of both sides of the ball and then in July we’ll start breaking down the specific positions in the days leading up to camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania...
This is Part Two in my comparison of Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger through the first eight seasons of their respective careers. Be sure to check out Part One which covered their playoff and Super Bowl numbers.
In Part Two, I’m looking at not just the the regular season numbers for the two stars but also the intangibles as I did in Part...
The Steelers are going to have an all out battle on their hands at the left defensive end position during training camp. Fourth year player Ziggy Hood will take on second year player Cameron Heyward for the spot that has been held down by Aaron Smith for so many years. Both players have high expectations and are willing to put in the work. This will be a fun battle to watch...
Retired Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said the players gave NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to much control of player discipline in the collective bargaining agreement signed last year. "So Roger Goodell, even though a lot of players don't like having him in charge, the NFLPA, we signed off on the collective bargaining agreement," Ward told WFNZ radio in Charlotte...
One of the Steelers' prize undrafted rookie free agents, Robert Golden is coming off an impressive showing this spring in Pittsburgh. Dale Lolley has the details.
The Steelers made a roster move. They released outside linebacker Brandon Lindsey of Pitt and signed OLB Ryan Baker in his place. Baker like Lindsey was an undrafted free agent. He played for LSU last season. Baker will hope to make this team due to his special teams play.
In another shining example that playing in the NFL and owning a Heisman trophy doesn’t mean squat, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released 2006 Heisman winner QB Troy Smith.
This was Smith’s second NFL team since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. He also played for the 49ers and most recently the UFL’s...