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Report: Kanas City Chiefs poach Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad defensive tackle

It’s that time of year when NFL teams are starting to make hard decisions: do they give up on this season and build for the future, or do they make a push and try to get as far into the playoffs as they can? For the Kansas City Chiefs, the answer appears to be the latter. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs have poached a defensive lineman from the Pittsburgh Steelers’...
Via cover32 - Steelers
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Everyone Practices!

It hasn’t been a great season for the defense. An already-shaky unit only faced more adversity as players they rely on left with injury, one after another. The team’s last two first round picks, linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier, have missed most of the season. Troy Polamalu, the ever-present former superhero, has been replaced by Will Allen, who might as well be his...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Veteran CB Ike Taylor Thinks Rookie RB Josh Harris Has ‘Great Feet’

To hear Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor talk, we should all be excited about rookie undrafted free agent running back Josh Harris, who might just get a few carries Sunday when the team host the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field. During his weekly show on Trib Live Radio, Taylor talked glowingly about Harris, […] Steelers Veteran CB Ike Taylor Thinks Rookie RB...
Via Steelers Depot
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin Not Reluctant To Use Inexperienced Running Backs Moving Forward

After parting ways with running back LeGarrette Blount last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now left with two young and very inexperienced running backs in rookies Dri Archer and Josh Harris to back up starter Le’Veon Bell moving forward. During his Tuesday press conference, however, head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear that he will […] Tomlin Not Reluctant To Use Inexperienced...
Via Steelers Depot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Playoff possibilities

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in control of their own playoff possibilities as the end of the season draws closer. Every team in the NFL has five games left and the scramble for playoff positions has begun. The Steelers currently have a record of 7-4 and are in a tie for second in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. The Cincinnati Bengals are leading the division...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon Questionable For Sunday, Cortez Allen Dealing With Broken Thumb

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to get several injured players back this week for their Sunday home game against the New Orleans Saints and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of the team from a health standpoint during his Tuesday press conference. Tomlin said that safety Troy Polamalu (knee) practiced Monday as he looks to […] Steelers Injury Report: Steve McLendon Questionable...
Via Steelers Depot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bye week blues: Pittsburgh Steelers move down in Week 12 Power Rankings

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the NFL season is approaching the final stretch. With just over a quarter of the season remaining, every game takes on added significance, with postseason implications seemingly involved with every matchup. In part, that’s because so many teams are still technically “in the hunt.” But reality suggests that not every franchise that is still...
Via cover32 - Steelers
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Week 13: Steelers Fantasy Football Preview vs. Saints

Fresh off their bye week, the Steelers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon, a 4-7 squad coming off three consecutive losses. This matchup has some tantalizing fantasy implications for Pittsburgh, as the Saints defense ranks 23rd or lower in every major defensive category. Let's look at the Steelers roster and see who to play, and who to avoid heading into Week 13. We...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steeler to get Polamalu, Shazier and Taylor back for Saints game

The Steelers defense has been wrecked by injuries over the last few weeks with safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker Ryan Shazier and cornerback Ike Taylor out. On Sunday the Steelers expect all three men to return to the field as the team comes off its bye week. This is great news for a defense which has had trouble stopping even the likes of Michael Vick and Zach Mettenberger in recent...
Via Tireball.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

AFC North is the best division in football

While many may say their division is better, the proof is in the pudding. The AFC North is by far the best division in football. Every team in the division has 7 wins. It is getting very competitive in the NFL which is great to see. @ESPNNFL: The AFC North is the first division in […] The post AFC North is the best division in football appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ike Taylor on return: ‘I was dang near in tears’

            Five Pittsburgh Steelers players returned from injury Monday to practice with the team. Linebacker Jarvis Jones, who was activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list, cornerback Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier, Troy Polamalu and Shamarko Thomas were back on the practice field. Taylor has been out since fracturing his right forearm...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs pluck Steelers practice squad player, signing DL Nick Williams

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chiefs will sign 2013 seventh-rounder and Steelers defensive lineman Nick Williams. He was placed on injured reserve in August of 2013 as a part of the first set of mandatory roster cuts, however, the extra time gave him the chance to come back stronger for the 2014 campaign. #Chiefs are planning to sign DL Nick Williams off ...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown touchdown celebration (Video)

LeGarrette Blount enjoyed his first game with his new team, and he made sure to remind his old squad of his new success. Blount was claimed by the Patriots this week, days after the Pittsburgh Steelers cut him over his attitude problems. In his first game with the Pats, Blount scored on a 3-yard touchdown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers expect to have Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier back after bye

            The Pittsburgh Steelers expect to be close to full health when they return from their bye week for practice this week. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Steelers are optimistic safety Troy Polamalu (knee) to play next week, and are also confident that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) will be back for their game against...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouchette: Did Blount orchestrate his return to the Patriots?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette raises a valid, if not hypothetical scenario: "Did LeGarrette Blount walk out on the Steelers so he could walk right back to the New England Patriots?" While he points out that there's no evidence that Blount's exit was a plan of sorts, the way it played has raised some, if not his eyebrow. His contention is that...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: The tale of two teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a winning season in 2014 but it has not come easy. The Steelers are 7-4 but they have not accomplished that record in the most convincing fashion. Pittsburgh basically has two different teams that can show up on any given day. One major factor into trying to figure out which Steelers team will show up is whether they are playing in Pittsburgh or not...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell suspended from Twitter after telling fan to ‘kill yourself’

Sometimes when you are a professional athlete or high-profile celebrity, you need to understand the power of fame. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is yet to fully grasp the concept that telling somebody to kill themselves is not a terrific idea, especially on Twitter. The Steelers apparently agree, telling Mitchell to stay off all social media platforms indefinitely...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pouncey on Blount's release: 'Blessing in disguise'

The Pittsburgh Steelers responded quickly to a budding controversy that arose when LeGarrette Blount turned his back on his teammates Monday night by releasing the disgruntled running back on Tuesday. Blount left the bench and walked off the field during the Steelers’ 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, apparently demonstrating his unhappiness...Read More ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers players want LeGarrette Blount released

Some Steelers players want LeGarrette Blount released because of his poor attitude, according to a report. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Blount left the field before the conclusion of Monday night’s Steelers-Titans game because he was apparently upset over his lack of carries. Blount did not carry the ball once in the Steelers’ 27-24 win,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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