Steelers Roster Moves Suggest Positional Targets For Waiver Upgrades

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly made some interesting decisions with their 53-man roster yesterday, but as recent history suggests, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the team is finished assembling the roster for this season. Last year, for example, the Steelers signed center Cody Wallace and punter Zoltan Mesko off waivers, and released John Malecki and Drew […] Steelers...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for August 20th, 2014

You certainly know by now that the Steelers have re-signed Brett Keisel. Here is my take on it. -Rookies Jordan Zumwalt and Shaq Richardson have been ruled out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia. Originally, I thought this spelled doom for both players in terms of making the roster but with the NFL moving the number of players on the practice squad from eight to ten, both...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cody Wallace

Entering the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t really sure if they had a backup center after they allowed Doug Legursky to leave in free agency. John Malecki had been on the practice squad and saw time in the season finale the year prior, but he was largely untested. Malecki did make the final roster, […] Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cody Wallace is a post from...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – C-G Cody Wallace – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Cody Wallace Position: Interior Lineman Experience: 6 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2013 Season Breakdown: It was a surprise, at least to me, when the Pittsburgh Steelers released interior lineman John Malecki in order to sign Cody Wallace, another reserve guard with close to no prior playing time, despite having been...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Raiders – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Even down 21-3, the Steelers did not abandon their flexibility as far as packages go, utilizing multiple backs and tight ends. That is until Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on second down, making them go four-wide on third and 17. Which Emmanuel Sanders converts. It figures that the first third down conversion of the day takes 17 yards to get. The Steelers gave Jonathan...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Must Now Find Out Just How Much Of A Known Commodity Cody Wallace Really Is

During his pre-game press conference last Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the team's recent decision to sign offensive lineman Cody Wallace and if his ability to play center was the difference in bringing him in, and the reason why John Malecki was waived to make room for him. "Really, it's the chief reason why he's here,"...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Could John Malecki Be The Week Two Starting Center?

By Matthew Marczi If Maurkice Pouncey is able to play again this year—which seems highly unlikely at this point—the Pittsburgh Steelers will be forced to carry him on the roster, and will have to cut at another position in order to bring in another offensive lineman. The likely cut would have been inside linebacker Terence Garvin, but with the news that Larry Foote will also...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Deja Vu All Over Again for Steelers

It was a strange yet positive start for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers as Tennessee kick returner Darius Reynaud stepped out and then back into the end zone for a safety. As suddenly as that happened it was like 2012 all over again. The term déjà vu is defined as ‘a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.’ I don’t know of a more apt term to describe the...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Says Cody Wallace Was Signed Because He Is A Known Commodity At Center

Tuesday morning, I posted what I believed to be the main reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to replace John Malecki with Cody Wallace over the weekend and it turns out that I hit the nail on the head. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if Wallace was signed mainly […] Mike Tomlin Says Cody Wallace Was Signed Because He Is A Known Commodity...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Decision To Sign Wallace Means They Didn’t Consider Malecki A Capable Backup Center

Like many of you, I was pretty shocked when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed offensive lineman Cody Wallace and waived John Malecki on Sunday. However, after going back through some of the preseason games of both players and doing some research, I feel that I now have better understanding of why the move was made. While […] Steelers Decision To Sign Wallace Means They Didn’t Consider...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Roster Now Includes 19 Players That Weren’t On The Team Last Year

You can officially color me surprised as not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers add offensive lineman Cody Wallace to the roster on Sunday, they also added punter Zoltan Mesko and defensive back Antwon Blake on Monday. While the jury is still out on Wallace being an upgrade over John Malecki, the addition of both Mesko […] Steelers 2013 Roster Now Includes 19 Players That Weren...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Final Roster Cuts, 53 Man Roster, Practice Squad & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers final roster cuts that were made on Saturday and we talk about what surprised us and what didn't. The Steelers have since released John Malecki and signed Cody Wallace so that gets our […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Final Roster Cuts, 53...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign OG/C Cody Wallace; Waive John Malecki

By Matthew Marczi After submitting their first ‘final’ 53-man roster yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have claimed interior offensive lineman Cody Wallace after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In order to make room for him on the roster, the Steelers released John Malecki. Wallace, a former 2008 draft pick of […] Steelers Sign OG/C Cody...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Longtime Steelers Practice Squad Players That Are Now Out Of Eligibility

Later today we will know what the initial 53 man roster will look like for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the final round of transactions will be made. It's a big day for several players that have been with Steelers for a little while as well as safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith, guard John Malecki and tight end […] Three Longtime Steelers Practice Squad Players That Are Now Out Of...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

John Malecki Striving To Earn Steelers’ Trust

By Matthew Marczi John Malecki, entering his fourth season in the league and third with the Pittsburgh Steelers, appears intent on entering the regular season as part of the 53-man roster for the first time in his career. With the departure of Doug Legursky in free agency, Malecki is the most accomplished center on the [...] John Malecki Striving To Earn Steelers’ Trust is a post...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Search For The Steelers Eighth Offensive Lineman Continues

Now that the first preseason game is in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’m not sure if we’re really any closer to knowing which offensive lineman will be the eighth one on the final 53 man roster. While we know Kelvin Beachum will be the sixth and think we know John Malecki will be [...] Search For The Steelers Eighth Offensive Lineman Continues is a post from: Steelers...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

John Malecki And Justin Cheadle Get Work As Second Team Guards On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for depth on their offensive line during training camp this year now that Doug Legursky is no longer on the team. The top six offensive linemen are already set with Kelvin Beachum being the sixth, but the remaining two or three spots will be decided over the course of the [...] John Malecki And Justin Cheadle Get Work As Second Team Guards On Saturday...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: John Malecki Versus Nik Embernate Versus Justin Cheadle

The start of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is now less than three weeks away so we will continue to look at the training camp battles that will take place with a look at the battle for a backup interior offensive line spot on the 53 man roster. You can comment on this battle below and make sure to vote in the attached poll. Training Camp Battle Setup: We already know...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A Doug Legursky Sighting On Thursday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a very interesting picture Thursday on Twitter that included himself along with offensive linemen Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum and John Malecki. Legursky of course is not currently under contract. I'm not sure where the picture was taken, but it certainly looks as if it could have been snapped at the Steelers...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Chargers Inactives – Week 14

Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Steelers Inactives LB LaMarr Woodley T Mike Adams CB Ike Taylor RB Rashard Mendenhall QB Byron Leftwich G John Malecki DE Al Woods Chargers Inactives LB Donald Butler T Jeromey Clary WR Eddie Royal Steelers...
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December 09, 2012  |  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

Buccaneers Claim WR David Gilreath Off Waivers From Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived wide receiver David Gilreath on Monday to make room on the roster for offensive lineman John Malecki, who was promoted from the practice squad. On Tuesday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Gilreath off waivers and signed him to their 53 man roster. The Steelers were likely hoping that Gilreath would clear waivers so that he could be signed back to their...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers activate DeCastro from injured reserve

The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated offensive guard David DeCastro from the Reserve/Injured list and promoted offensive lineman John Malecki to their active roster. DeCastro was placed on the injured reserve after suffering a knee injury during Pittsburgh's third preseason game at Buffalo. He was the Steelers' first-round selection (24th overall) in this past year&...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Malecki & McCoy To Practice Squad, Release Bryant

The Pittsburgh Steelers released defensive end Corbin Bryant from the practice squad on Tuesday and re-signed offensive linemen John Malecki and tight end Jamie McCoy to the eight man unit. Malecki had been waived on Saturday from the 53 man roster when the Steelers promoted safety Damon Cromartie-Smith from the practice squad to play on special teams. McCoy had been released...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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