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Going into the 2010 NFL Draft, Jonathan Dwyer was one of the hottest names floating around in dynasty circles. After all, he had just finished a fantastic career at Georgia Tech that saw him run for 1,395 yards in each of his last two seasons, on a healthy average of over 6.4 yards per carry. Tack on his 26 touchdowns in those two seasons and he looked like a future first round rookie pick in dynasty drafts. All was not to be wine and roses, though. Prior to the combine, Dwyer revealed he had been playing at around 240 pounds his entire Junior season (his last in college) and his coaches verified his weight was a constant challenge for him to maintain. He was able to get down to 229 for the NFL combine and ran a 4.59 40 at there, though some had him clocked in the 4.6 or 4.7 range, which is pretty sluggish for a tailback. When you combined his disappointing combine numbers (somewhat verified at his pro day) with concerns about his ability coming from an unconventional triple option ...

Steelers Jersey Number Changes On Tap For Golden, Robinson & Johnson

Don't rush out and buy those new Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys of undrafted free agents Robert Golden and Adrian Robinson just yet, as they both will be changing numbers given them during the offseason this week. Golden has announced via Twitter that he will be switching from No. 30 to No. 21, while Robinson has put in a request to switch from No. 46 to No. 91, which of course...

Steelers Open 2012 Season with 13 New Faces On 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers made their final roster cuts on Friday and gave us 13 new faces on the 53 man roster this year. Here is a look at each of those players. David DeCastro - The Steelers first round draft pick was all ready to start the season at right guard until he suffered his knee injury in the third preseason game. While DeCastro might be down, he is most likely not out...

Steelers Name Roethlisberger & Keisel As Team Captains

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their team captains for the upcoming 2012 season on Monday and as expected they are quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the offense, and defensive end Brett Keisel for defense. No special teams captain was named. Roethlisberger is entering his 9th season in Pittsburgh and is now one of the elder statesmen on offense since wide receiver Hines Ward...

S Damon Cromartie-Smith Signed To Steelers Practice Squad

We have another name now as the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed safety Damon Cromartie-Smith to the practice squad and he now joins guard Ryan Lee and linebacker Marshall McFadden as members of the 8 man practice squad. The practice squad is not new for Cromartie-Smith, who spent a good chunk of time there last season prior to being activated to the 53 man roster late last season...

James Harrison Not Sure If He Will Play Sunday Night Against Broncos

Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times reported via Twitter on Monday that starting right outside linebacker James Harrison said after practice that he wasn't sure whether or not he would be able to play in the opener this coming Sunday at Denver after practice on Monday. Bires reports that Harrison, who was just removed...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Eight Players to the Practice Squad

After reducing their roster to 53 players on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers filled out their initial 2012 practice squad by signing eight players. Of the eight, all were members of the team during preseason and one was a 2012 draft choice.Not surprisingly, the team inked wide receiver David Gilreath and safety Damon Cromartie-Smith, both players who looked like that had positioned...

Mike Wallace says he has a good grasp of the Steelers playbook

AP Despite the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has missed the entire preseason, he says he has a good grasp of their new playbook under offensive coordinator Todd Haley. “I have been studying it,” said Wallace. “I have a good grasp of it. It’s just running the plays off of it. I am getting there. I like where I am at. “The main thing is the...

Isaac Redman Questionable For Sunday

Steelers running back Isaac Redman is questionable for Sunday's game against Denver with ankle and hip injuries.Fantasy Spin:With Rashard Mendenhall not ready to go (knee) and Redman hurting, Jonathan Dwyer could see a lot of the workload on Sunday. Those who had early season fantasy drafts probably expected Redman to be the guy until Mendenhall returned, but that may not be the case anymore.

Steelers’ Miller, Other Tight Ends Could Thrive in Haley Offense

I believe it was last year during the preseason when Philadelphia came into Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense looked like this unstoppable machine as Ben Roethlisberger picked apart the Eagles’ secondary and the play-calling was creative and on the mark. It seemed Bruce Arians was finally getting this offense where everyone expected it to be and then it crashed...

Emanuel Sanders says Mike Wallace will start right away

AP Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emanuel Sanders told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Mike Wallace will start this week despite his lengthy hold out. Emmanuel Sanders says Mike Wallace will start Sunday in Denver for #Steelers. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 3, 2012 Wallace us arguably the Steelers most talented receiver, there’s no reason in my...

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Final 53 & Practice Squad Decisions, Injuries & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I kick off our first Monday podcast of the 2012 season by taking a hard look at both the 53 man roster and the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers following the final cut downs and moves that took place over the weekend. We look at the decision to keep Kelvin Beachum over Trai Essex and several other...

NFL News: Pittsburgh Steelers reduce roster to 53-man limit

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a series of moves on Friday in order to reach the league required 53-man roster limit. 20 players were waived on Friday with one player being added to the injured reserve list. Rookie LB Shane Spence was added to the IR list Friday afternoon after being injured in the Steelers final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Two veteran players were...
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