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Steelers 2017 Training Camp: 15th Practice Live Blog And Highlights – Thursday 8/17

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe Thursday afternoon for their fifteenth training camp practice of 2017. The team will have just one more practice after today prior to closing out camp on Friday. Our very own Alex Kozora will once again...
Via Steelers Depot
11 minutes ago

New Faces 2017: QB Bart Houston

We are now at a point during the offseason in which we find ourselves looking at training camp just around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the league, and a lot has changed for them over the course of the past several months. They have lost a number...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

Report: Le’Veon Bell will return before regular season begins

Le’Veon Bell has been holding out of training camp after he and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to come to a long-term agreement on a contract extension.However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell will return to the Steelers before the regular season. Though, it remains unclear exactly when he’ll be back.Recently, Bell’s teammates have been begging him to come back as...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sammie Coates competing for roster spot with Steelers?

Sammie Coates appeared to be on the verge of a breakout season last year when he had some big games early on, but injuries down the stretch limited his effectiveness. Now, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver could be on the verge of losing his roster spot.While speaking to reporters after practice on Wednesday, Mike Tomlin strongly implied that Coates and free agent acquisition...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Alualu The Latest ‘Draft Bust’ Seeking To Shed Label In Pittsburgh

Draft stock matters. Like it or not, a player will in some way always be tied to notions of where they were taken during the NFL Draft. Or even if they were not taken at all. Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker was an undrafted free agent and cut multiple times, only...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

Ezekiel Elliott may very well see his six-game suspension reduced. One would think, should that happen, it’d be a setback for NFL executives, but it’s unlikely they would see it that way. By their logic, erring on the side of caution with a six-game suspension, the NFL avoids another media blitz focused on how the NFL is unconcerned with domestic violence. Avoiding a continuation...
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Six Steelers on the roster bubble who helped, or hurt, their chances of making the roster vs. the Giants

For players on the bubble, one game can make or break their chances of making an NFL roster. Here are six players who changed their luck, for better or worse, in the first week of the NFL pre-season when the Steelers took on the Giants. Friday, August 11 marked the beginning of the competitive portion of the 2017 schedule for the Steelers, as they took the field for their first pre...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
3 hours ago

Steelers Training Camp Nuggets: What you need to know from the 8/15 practice

Getting you caught up on another training camp practice, less than 4 days before their second preseason game. With camp reaching its final stretch, the boys were back in full gear today, for another camp day at St. Vincent College. The storylines in today’s session: the return of many Steelers players including one from the PUP list, a future hall of fame quarterback making it...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
5 hours ago

Steelers free agent acquisition Tyson Alualu out to “prove other people wrong”

The Pittsburgh Steelers free agent acquisition is at ease with his new home, and the expectations placed on him, as he prepares to play for a winner. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t make many waves in free agency, and they didn’t again this past offseason. They did their usual song and dance of signing a couple players, most with veteran status, a few days after the frenzy has...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
7 hours ago

Why the Pittsburgh Steelers should pay Le’veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of expectations to live up to this year. The team has arguably the most talent on the roster since their last trip to the Super Bowl in 2011. Martavis Bryant has returned to the team and the young defense looks to be building well. Despite all the positives though, there’s still one face missing, Le’veon Bell. As the season approaches, the Steelers...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AFC North preview: Steelers have too much talent to lose

Over the next few weeks as part of our NFL preview series, we’ll be taking a good look at each division in the league. We started with the AFC East. Today, we evaluate the AFC North.Since the division was realigned in 2002, no team has won the AFC North three years in a row. The Steelers, Ravens and Bengals have all shared the top spot while the Browns have lingered behind.Pittsburgh...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Steelers wide receivers are expendable?

The Steelers wide receiver corps is the best in the NFL, but who will be kept? Size, speed, vision, experience, youth, talent, agility and football smarts are just a few of the words that can be combined when defining the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver corps. It’s a unit that is undoubtedly the deepest on the team but is probably the best single unit in the entire NFL. It...
Via Steel City Underground
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger regrets fallout caused by retirement talk

Ben Roethlisberger seriously contemplated retirement this past offseason but decided to give it one more year, much to the relief of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the team’s fans. While Roethlisberger admits his retirement thoughts were legitimate, he now regrets the frenzy caused by publicly broadcasting them.“I understand, so it won’t happen again,” Roethlisberger said Monday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad & Ugly – Steelers vs. Giants Preseason Week 1

At long last, our nightmare is over. Steelers football has returned! Yes indeed, there was a game (albeit a preseason game), and when you reflect on it, there were some good things, some bad things, and even some ugly things. That means it’s time for this season first edition of Good, Bad and Ugly! Let’s take a look at what stood out in the Giants preseason matchup. Good The...
Via Steel City Underground
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stats That Stood Out: Steelers vs. Giants (Preseason Week 1)

It wasn’t a pretty victory, but it’s the preseason, so we’ll take it. QB Joshua Dobbs bounced back after a rough start, rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt notched two sacks in his first NFL game, and other players who are fighting for roster spots made a case for themselves. 2010 This was the first time since 2010 that the Steelers started off their preseason with a victory...
Via Steel City Underground
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt learned about brother TJ’s big game through text from Kendrick Lamar

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker TJ Watt was phenomenal in the team’s preseason opener against the New York Giants on Friday, so much so that he even got the attention of Kung Fu Kenny himself.Watt’s older brother, Houston Texans four-time All-Pro defensive end JJ Watt, told reporters a great story about how he learned of TJ’s big game through a text from rapper Kendrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers rookie Juju Smith-Schuster suffers concussion in first NFL game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been excited about what rookie receiver Juju Smith-Schuster has done during training camp. Unfortunately the former USC star didn’t get to play much on Friday during the team’s first preseason game.After rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs threw his first of two early interceptions, Smith-Schuster attempted to make the tackle but ended up getting injured...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin ‘not comfortable’ with Le’Veon Bell holdout

The Pittsburgh Steelers play their first preseason game Friday against the New York Giants and Le'Veon Bell has yet to make an appearance at training camp. Head coach Mike Tomlin admitted recently he's "not comfortable" with the running back's continued absence.Tomlin stated earlier this week that while he's been in contact with Bell, he doesn't know when the running back may report...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger will not play in preseason opener

The Steelers have announced that Ben Roethlisberger will sit out of their first preseason game against the Giants on Friday. The coaches want give him some rest as 2017 may very well be his last season. The second quarterback on the depth chart is Landry Jones, but he can’t play because of an injury. So Mike Tomlin is giving rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs the nod. The fourth round...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin breaks with Roger Goodell over reducing preseason games

It’s a topic that NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell has discussed recently. The focus on the league potentially reducing its number of preseason games. The obvious reason would be to cut back on risking injury to the players. It’s also become somewhat of a worn-out slate for fans around the NFL.In discussing the possibility of shortening the preseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers GM: Le’Veon Bell only hurting himself with holdout

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell remains absent from training camp after he and the team failed to agree on a long-term deal and no one, including head coach Mike Tomlin, has any idea when he’ll return.When Bell does ultimately decide to return, he’ll have to sign his one-year, $12.12 million franchise tender first. And although he reportedly expects to return...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: What to look for in the first preseason game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be heading to the Big Apple for their first preseason game. It is a game I will be attending (New Jersey resident) and I will be watching for a few of the young players to step up in their first game as a Steeler. The guy I will be most focused on is Juju Smith-Schuster. He has a ton of potential in this offense and could end up being a key cog in the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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