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Chicago Bears make their first cuts

The Bears made nine cuts Sunday as they begin the process of trimming the roster down to 75. Among the cuts, veteran defensive players Adrian Wilson and Nate Collins were involved. Wilson was attempting to bounce back after missing all of last year due to a torn Achilles. He just didn’t do enough to prove he can be a starting safety. Collins was buried on the depth chart at defensive...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vets Wilson, Collins released in Bears cutdown

    The Chicago Bears began the process of cutting down the roster to the required 75 player limit by making the following moves according to the club’s media relations department. The Chicago Bears waived the following Michael Ford                                     RB                             Louisiana State...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears O-Line Competition Will Be Hot

Chicago Bears Football - With Phil Emery’s recent addition of a center, the Chicago Bears O-Line competition will be hot come training camp time. Their line depth is absolutely incredible, sporting some of the NFL’s best. An old football adage states that ‘offense wins games but defense wins championships‘, when in all actuality, it is the most underrated group of guys that...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Centers/Guards

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Up next, the guards and centers. Ramon Foster: As the old adage goes, if no one is talking about an offensive lineman, he’s doing his job. That’s Foster in a nutshell. The old pickup truck that doesn’t have the bells and whistles but gets the job done. For as much instability...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign Joe Long – Jake’s Brother – VIDEO

The Chicago Bears have signed OT Joe Long off the Pittsburgh Steeler’s practice squad.  Apparently, Phil Emery likes the ‘Long’ genes, but this is Jake Long’s bro – not Kyle’s. Long signed a two year deal with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, indicating he will be part of future plans.  Could he be playing alongside Kyle on the Chicago Bears offensive line in 2014? Joe...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Add G Bryant Browning To Practice Squad

With tackle Joe Long now gone from the practice squad after being poached Wednesday by the Chicago Bears, the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly filled the vacated spot by signing free agent guard Bryant Browning. Browning was originally signed by St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011 out of Ohio State where he appeared in 52 games with 40 starts. After being waived...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Sign T Joe Long Off Steelers Practice Squad

This is the time of year when teams are likely to poach players off of the practice squads of others and it happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. According to the official NFL transaction report, the Chicago Bears have signed tackle Joe Long to their 53 man roster off of the Steelers practice squad. Long has been on the Steelers practice squad since late last season....
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy Whimper as a reserve lineman frighten Tomlin into rethinking his strategy...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Eight Players To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now set their initial eight man practice squad for the 2013 season as guard Chris Hubbard, tackle Joe Long, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebacker Alan Baxter, linebacker Terence Garvin, running back Alvester Alexander, cornerback Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown were all signed Sunday after clearing waivers. The Steelers surprisingly […...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Carolina Panthers – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers close their preseason slate against the Carolina Panthers tonight. Below is a recap of the action in the second half. The Steelers received the ball at halftime, with the same starters that closed out the first half—Kelvin Beachum at center, Joe Long at left tackle, etc. Felix Jones carried [...] Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Carolina Panthers...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. [...] Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Long Moves Up Steelers Depth Chart By Not Playing Against The Giants

Heading into the first preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday night, it seemed certain that we’d see Joe Long get some time at left tackle during the game. As it turned out, Long never saw the field. There has been no word as to why Long didn’t play Saturday, but he very well [...] Joe Long Moves Up Steelers Depth Chart By Not Playing Against The Giants is a post...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Examining The Steelers’ Reserve Linemen In Years Past

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers produced by this year’s reserve offensive lineman candidates for the Pittsburgh Steelers—excepting, of course, the rookies and first year players, from Joe Long to Mike Farrell. With the exception of Guy Whimper, who is a serious question mark [...] Examining The Steelers’ Reserve Linemen In...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Guy Whimper Versus Joe Long Versus Mike Golic Jr.

July is finally here, and that means the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp later this month. We have already looked at a few training camp battles that will take place, and today we will look at the battle for the backup tackle spot on the 53 man roster. Leave your comments below and make sure to cast your vote in the attached poll in addition. Training...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers T Joe Long Might Be The Reserve Tackle The Team Longs For In 2013

It's no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have question marks surrounding their depth at the tackle position heading into training camp, but one player who's trying to prove he's capable of filling a backup tackle role during the OTA sessions is Joe Long. Long was originally signed by St. Louis Rams in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Wayne State where he started...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Steelers No Longer Have Max Starks As A Security Blanket

After tearing his ACL in the loss to the Denver Broncos in the 2011 playoffs, Max Starks came back and played every snap for the Steelers at left tackle in 2012. Even though Starks has been a more than solid tackle for the Steelers in his career, the team decided that it would move on with Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams at the tackle positions. The Steelers made an attempt to bring...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign 6 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to expand their offseason roster now as it was announced on Wednesday that safety Ross Ventrone, tackle Joe Long, guard Justin Cheadle, wide receiver Derek Moye, wide receiver Bert Reed and cornerback Isaiah Green have all been signed to reserve/future contracts. Long, Cheadle, Moye, Reed and Green all ended the season on the Steelers practice...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign WR Bert Reed To Practice Squad & Release CB Josh Victorian

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday morning that they had signed tackle Joe Long and guard Justin Cheadle to the practice squad to fill the spots that previously belonged to Toney Clemons and John Malecki. In addition to those signings, Bob Labriola now reports that former FSU wide receiver Bert Reed has also been signed to the practice squad and to make room for him cornerback...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign T Joe Long & G Justin Cheadle To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers had two open spots on their practice squad after promoting guard John Malecki to the 53 man roster on Monday and losing wide receiver Toney Clemons to the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Wednesday they filled those two spots with offensive linemen as Bob Labriola reports they have signed tackle Joe Long and guard Justin Cheadle to the practice squad. Long is the...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams minicamp featured 'big name' longshots

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jake Long's kid brother didn't bother staying close to the phone during the NFL draft. Neither did Bobby Hebert's son. The St. Louis Rams' two-day rookie minicamp served as orientation for the team's 10 draft picks, some of them pegged for immediate duty and all of them secure in the knowledge that they'll at least be around for the start of...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams minicamp features 'big name' longshots

Jake Long's kid brother didn't bother staying close to the phone during the NFL draft. Neither did Bobby Hebert's son. The St. Louis Rams' two-day rookie minicamp served as orientation for the team's 10 draft picks, some of them pegged for immediate duty and all of them secure in the knowledge that they'll at least be around for the start of training camp...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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