Found July 13, 2013 on SteelerAddicts:
Going into the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Training Camp, one of the more anticipated position battles was between David and Will Johnson at fullback. Going into camp I gave David the edge because of his blocking ability and his experience on the team though I would not have been shocked to see Will win the job. Will had displayed great athleticism and a potential to be a nice receiving threat out of the backfield and the only thing I wanted to see in camp was where he was blocking wise. The competition started out pretty even with the edge in my opinion going to David again because of his experience. Then the competition came to an abrupt end during the Steelers’ first Preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. David Johnson tore his ACL in the loss to the Eagles and was lost for the entire 2012 season. Will Johnson then went on to have a solid season for the Steelers and should continue to develop into more of a contributor in the passing game going forward. Unfortunately, dur...

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By Jeremy Hritz The season previews for NFL teams continue, and the most recent one regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers comes from Sports Illustrated online by writer Chris Burke. Burke previews the entire AFC North for the 2013 season and has some unique takes on what he sees as the weaknesses and strengths of this year’s edition of the black and gold. While Burke doesn’t come...

Report: Steelers To Talk To Maurkice Pouncey About Wearing “Free Hernandez” Hat

According to John Clayton of, the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to talk to center Maurkice Pouncey about the photos that surfaced Sunday morning of him and his twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, wearing hats that read "Free Hernandez" during their Saturday night birthday party at a Miami nightclub. The Dolphins are also expected to have a similar talk...

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey wear “Free Hernandez” hats

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are now NFL offensive lineman for the Dolphins and Steelers respectively. But, their roots are from the University of Florida where they were teammates with former Patriots Aaron Hernandez tight end, who has been charged with first-degree murder. via Deadspin While the justice moniker “innocent until proven guilty” should be applied in most cases, this...
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