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As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their first preseason game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, they will do so without two players with high expectations for 2012. Yesterday, head coach Mike Tomlin announced that guard Willie Colon and defensive end Cameron Heyward were ruled out for the game due to injury. These two, will join the five players remaining on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, as player who will definitely not suit up against the Eagles. Of the two, Colon is the player with possibly the most impact to the starting offense, as the Steelers were counting on him to solidify the interior of the offensive line after being moved to guard this offseason. While his ankle injury is not deemed serious or season ending, it does open the door for the team to start their two prized rookies along the offensive front. During Tomlin’s tenure, it has not been uncommon for rookie offensive linemen to start regular season games, with both Maurkice Pouncey an...

Kugler Says DeCastro Has Gotten Better Over Past Week

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler doesn't sound worried about first round draft pick David DeCastro, who according to several reports hasn't been overly impressive in training camp thus far. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was quoted as saying this week that his rookie guard, who will start Thursday night in the Steelers first preseason game against the...

Mike Adams & David DeCastro To Start Versus Eagles Thursday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced during his Tuesday press conference that rookie offensive lineman David DeCastro and Mike Adams will start at right guard and left tackle respectively against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Tomlin also stated that guard Willie Colon will not play Thursday night as he continues to recover from his ankle injury. Ramon Foster...

David DeCastro struggling at Steelers camp

Getty Images According to Jamison Hemsley of, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro has been struggling in training camp so far. “Perhaps the biggest disappointment of Steelers training camp has been the struggles of first-round pick David DeCastro,” wrote Hemsley DeCastro told Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that he’s struggling with the mental part...

Steelers: Adams and DeCastro to Start vs Eagles

Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin announced today that David DeCastro and Mike Adams will start on the Steelers offensive line Thursday night in Philadelphia. The Steelers will face cross-state rivals the Eagles in the first of four 2012 pre-season games. Neither Adams nor DeCastro was listed as the ContinueThe post Steelers: Adams and DeCastro to Start vs Eagles appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Medal Stand: DeCastro Leads Way

Did David DeCastro win a starting job last night? It sure looked that way to Jim Wexell. Here's his rundown of DeCastro's night as well as the rest of the Steelers' standouts.

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Tuesday – Day 14 Updates

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at again on Tuesday after having Monday off as they prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday in their first preseason game of the 2012 season. This post will serve as your daily updates and news from all of the media on Tuesday, so please check back and refresh often. Mike Tomlin met the media Tuesday prior to the afternoon practice...

Mike Tomlin talks Steelers vs Eagles; DeCastro and Adams will start, 1st team will go 1-2 series

Today is final full day of practice before the team travels on Wednesday and plays the Eagles on Thursday night in the preseason opener. This practice will help determine the lineups to start as well as when the reserves will go in,  Coach Tomlin addressed several topics in his last media session before the game on Thursday. Starters will go 1-2 series a piece on both sides of the...

Steelers Versus Eagles Preseason Game Preview: 13 Offensive Players To Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Philadelphia Eagles tonight in their first preseason game of the 2012 season. In our first preview we took a look at 14 defensive players to keep an eye on tonight, so now we turn our attention to the offensive side of the ball and highlight 13 players on offense to keep a close eye on during the game tonight. David DeCastro - With Willie Colon...

Steelers vs Eagles: What to Watch For Thursday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will officially begin their 2012 season tomorrow night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Remember this is just the preseason so winning doesn’t matter. In fact, many teams that win all 4 preseason games struggle during the regular season (kind of a weird coincidence). So ContinueThe post Steelers vs Eagles: What to Watch For Thursday Night appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Steelers/Eagles First Half Thoughts

David Johnson who has been a star at Steelers training camp is out with what could be a serious knee injury. We can only speculate right now, but hopefully it won’t be a long-term injury. Mike Adams allowed two sacks in his time at left tackle and was not very impressive. He has left the game ContinueThe post Steelers/Eagles First Half Thoughts appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Updates: Steelers PreSeason Injuries

Per Mike Tomlin post-game press conference: David Johnson knee injury is severe. Sounds like he will miss the entire 2012 season. Mike Adams also suffered a knee injury, but it is less severe. Jonathan Dwyer suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder. Rainey also tweaked a knee, but was able to return to ContinueThe post Updates: Steelers PreSeason Injuries appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Steelers Offense Game Notes Against Eagles

Below are my offensive notes from the first run through of the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-23 loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles. My defensive notes will be along next. I liked the use of fullback David Johnson out of the backfield on the first 3rd down of the game. Johnson also had a few good blocks on the first drive before getting injured. The opening drive the Steelers...
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