Steelers Pre-Draft Visits Starting

Once the draft is over we tend to move forward with the momentum towards the upcoming pre-season, and talking about how the new picks will fit in. For that reason, we usually don’t pay much attention to who visited with the Steelers and who ended up on the team. With the Steelers starting to line up visits I’ve tried finding some information on how visits correlated with the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Nik Embernate – Undrafted

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in 2013 due to a variety of circumstances...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Interior OL

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might have already had written up as the Steelers faced a seemingly unthinkable winless...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Grading 2013 Draft Class After Year One

For a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose core is made up of older more experienced players, the draft is extra important to cover the gaps that injury and age may create. So how have the rookies of 2013 improved or regressed the Steelers as a team? Well, let's have a look.This grading doesn't count the efforts of Brian Arnfelt (DE) Nick Williams (DT) Nik Embernate ...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. "On the injury front, a few minor ones," said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status of him in regards to potentially next week. Steve McLendon...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Weeks Of Steelers Training Camp And Eight Players Added Since It Started

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp at the end of July, eight players have been added to the roster. Here is a recap of the seven that remain. D’Anthony Batiste – Batiste was signed as a free agent after guard Nik Embernate was lost for the season with his knee injury. Last year with [...] Two Weeks Of Steelers Training Camp And Eight Players Added Since It Started...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Camp Injuries Giving Huge Opportunities To Young Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp is in full swing and thankfully the team has not had to deal with any major injuries to this point. As we all collectively keep our fingers crossed after uttering that statement, I have not forgotten about the loss of Nik Embernate for the season. Losing undrafted rookie Nik Embernate to a season ending knee injury was disappointing however...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers G Nik Embernate Now On Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

In case you are scoring at home, Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate did indeed clear waivers and he has reverted back to the injured reserve list following him being waived injured on Saturday. It is not yet known if Embernate, who tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee last [...] Steelers G Nik Embernate Now On Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate Injured; Sign T D’Anthony Batiste

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a roster move on Saturday as undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate has been waived injured and free agent tackle D’Anthony Batiste has been signed to take his place on the 90 man roster. Embernate tore his ACL and MCL on Thursday and his surgery will be forthcoming. Assuming he clears [...] Steelers Waive G Nik Embernate Injured; Sign T D...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers sign an offensive lineman

According to Adam Caplan of the Sideline View, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Cardinals offensive tackle D’Anthony Batiste. Steelers announced the signing of former Cardinals OT D'Anthony Batiste. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 3, 2013 Baptiste started 10 games last season for the Cardinals. Update:  The Steelers have confirmed the signing of Baptiste. We...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers G Nik Embernate Tore ACL And MCL On Thursday

The news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard Nik Embernate is pretty much what we it expected to be as head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice that the San Diego State product tore his ACL and MCL on Thursday, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider. The date for Embernate’s surgery has not yet [...] Steelers G Nik Embernate Tore ACL And MCL On Thursday is a post...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Injuries Now Hitting the Steelers

It was as inevitable as a Mike Tomlin cliché and today it reared its’ ugly head. The injury bug finally hit the Pittsburgh Steelers as it has so many other teams in the National Football League. The most serious injury appears to be to guard Nik Embernate who suffered a very bad knee injury. Chris from Bleacher Report was actually taking pictures of the offensive line at the time...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Only Have A Few Options With Injured G Nik Embernate If Injury Is Season Ender

While we don’t know for sure if undrafted guard Nik Embernate will be lost for the season due to the knee injury he suffered during one-on-one drills Thursday, it certainly doesn’t look good for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin warned during his post-practice talk with the media that the injury could be significant. Assuming the [...] Steelers Only Have A Few Options With Injured...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says G Nik Embernate Could Have Significant Knee Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put the wraps on their Thursday practice and head coach Mike Tomlin met the media after practice. As far as injuries, Tomlin said outside linebacker Jason Worilds (toe) suffered an injured toe that will likely sideline him just a few days. The news wasn’t as positive in regard to guard [...] Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says G Nik Embernate Could Have...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Undrafted G Nik Embernate Carted Off Field With Knee Injury

Unfortunately there is some injury news to report today as several members of the media are reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate has suffered a knee injury during one-on-one drills. While we don’t know the seriousness of it just yet, it doesn’t sound like it is good as Embernate was carted [...] Steelers Undrafted G Nik Embernate Carted...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Surprise Candidates to Earn a Roster Spot

Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is in full swing at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., with 90 players on the roster. Collectively, those 90 players are like a block of wood that the Steelers will carve into a 53-man roster by Sept. 1. If the finished work of art is a masterpiece, the Steelers will have a shot at winning their seventh Super Bowl. Unless your brain is made of...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Most Important Steeler This Year Is…

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 NFL season with question marks like every other team in the league. This is what we’ve come to expect in the free agency era of pro football. With teams restricted by the salary cap and limited amounts of contact in practice, the days of seeing a team without concerns at certain positions are long gone. It would be very easy for me to say...
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July 08, 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

Embernate Rolling Through Obstacles

Steelers guard Nik Embernate said his last name is pronounced “Ember-naughty,” but that we can call him “Ember-nasty.”
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Undrafted Free Agents That Have A Chance Of Making The Steelers 2013 Roster

Last season, three undrafted free agents from the 2012 draft class made the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp as punter Drew Butler, linebacker Adrian Robinson and safety Robert Golden all beat the odds. This years' undrafted free agent class has a tougher road, in my opinion, but there are five players I think at least have a chance of making the 2013 team...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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