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Steelers Gave New DL Cam Thomas A Two-Year, $4 Million Contract

The contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas and the former fifth-round draft pick was given a two-year deal worth $4 million, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports. Specifically, Thomas will have base salaries of $1 million in 2014 and $2 million in 2015 and he was given a $1 million signing bonus in addition. The 2014 cap charge...
Via Steelers Depot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NT Interest Says Less About McLendon Than It Does About Fangupo

When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were meeting with a free agent nose tackle yesterday, this move was no doubt received as a bit of a pleasant surprise by many fans who question the decision to play Steve McLendon at nose tackle. As I have written previously, while McLendon is the best candidate on the roster to fulfill the duties of the nose tackle in this defense...
Via Steelers Depot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Thomas Would Not Be An Upgrade Over Steve McLendon

For all of the grief that Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has received, he is by far a more superior player than San Diego Chargers unrestricted free agent Cam Thomas is. Thomas, who is scheduled to meet with the Steelers on Friday, has played well at times during his short NFL career, but found himself on the back end of a rotation behind Sean Lissemore last season...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mapping Out The Steelers’ Free Agency Plans

With the salary cap now confirmed to be $10 million higher than last season—and nearly $7 million more than projected—the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a much more favorable position to operate than was anticipated just a few weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers are virtually already in cap compliance, which is certainly not something that can be said...
Via Steelers Depot
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, McLendon held his own when he was on the field. He may not have done everything...
Via Steelers Depot
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pessimist’s Take – Light Nose Tackles

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
Via Steelers Depot
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Optimist’s Take – Light Nose Tackles

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future. Though not statistically true, it is technically...
Via Steelers Depot
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – NT Steve McLendon

By Matthew Marczi End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
Via Steelers Depot
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

State of the Steelers: Defensive Line

With the offense completely finished, we now turn our attention to the defense. They say games are won in the trenches, so might as well start there. The Steelers finished the season with the 21st ranked defense against the run. While that was an improvement over the 2012 ranking, it’s clear that the Steelers defense just doesn’t scare running backs like it used to. I will say...
Via Steel City Blitz
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

So You Think Steve McLendon Was Bad Against The Run In 2013?

There a lot of fans that are wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to draft a nose tackle early in the 2014 NFL Draft because they feel like Steve McLendon isn't doing his job against the run. I'm here to tell you, McLendon played well against the run in his first full season as a starter when he was in the game. While I certainly can't walk you through every running play,...
Via Steelers Depot
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers NT Steve McLendon Leaves Browns Game With Ankle Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has left the game against the Cleveland Browns early in the second half with a left ankle injury. McLendon had to be helped off the field and has been carted to the locker room. The Steelers starting nose tackle has missed time this season with an ankle injury that suffered in the last game against the Browns. The Steelers currently...
Via Steelers Depot
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Injury Report: Bret Keisel, Steve McLendon, Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Pittsburgh Steelers Week 16 injury report. All the Terrible Towels are probable this week and they are:Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) limited participation Wednesday and Thursday with full participation Friday.Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) full participation.Guard...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Newman out for Bengals, McLendon sits for Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Steelers due to a sprained knee. Newman did not practice this week. He injured the knee in last week's 42-28 win over Indianapolis. Dre Kirkpatrick will start in place of Newman against the Steelers. Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Rex Burkhead, G Tanner Hawkinson, TE Orson...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Injury Report: Bret Keisel, Steve McLendon, Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 injury report. The Steelers have one player listed as out; defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) did not participate all week.Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) did not participate and is questionable.The rest of the yellow towels are listed as probable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Practices; Gilbert, Keisel, Hood, McLendon, Polamalu All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first practice report for the week is now out. Not practicing on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). Video from […] Steelers Injury Report...
Via Steelers Depot
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Emerge From Loss To Dolphins Without Suffering Any Major Injuries

Not that it's a big deal at this point, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to come out of Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins without any major injuries. "No major injuries. Just minor bumps and bruises associated with playing," said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Nose tackle Steve McLendon, however, […] Steelers Emerge From Loss To Dolphins...
Via Steelers Depot
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Get NT Steve McLendon Back For Dolphins Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers won't have the services of defensive end Brett Keisel on Sunday for their home game against the Miami Dolphins, but they will get back an important member of the defensive line. Nose tackle Steve McLendon, who sat out the Thanksgiving night game against the Baltimore Ravens with a left ankle injury suffered […] Steelers Get NT Steve McLendon Back For...
Via Steelers Depot
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Injury Report: Bret Keisel, Steve McLendon, LaMarr Woodley

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 injury report. The Steelers have one player listed as out; defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) did not participate all week.Guard Kelvin Beachum (knee) did not participate Wednesday and Thursday, limited participation on Friday is doubtful.Nose tackle...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Beachum, DeCastro And McLendon Sit On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Wednesday practice as they prepare to host the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Heinz Field and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Missing practice on Wednesday were defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), guard David DeCastro (foot) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle). Keisel has already...
Via Steelers Depot
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Can Survive McLendon Injury

I’ve seen a lot of Steelers fans that seem pretty worried about the loss of Steve McLendon with maybe the biggest game of the year coming on Thanksgiving night. I actually think if there was somewhere we could afford to be a man down, it’s at nose tackle. I’m a big fan of the energy that McLendon provides on the field, but I also think that some of the problems in the run game...
Via Steel City Blitz
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

McLendon Out for Ravens Game

The momentum the Steelers are carrying into the Thanksgiving game against the Ravens this Thursday just slowed a bit: Steve McLendon is not going to suit up for the game. The starting nose tackle tweaked his ankle in the Browns game yesterday, and will be out in one of the most important games of the season. This is terrible news considering we are already without Brett Keisel...
Via Black and Gold Forever
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers injuries: Curtis Brown out for the season, Steve McLendon out against Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without cornerback Curtis Brown and nose tackle Steve McLendon this week when they play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Brown suffered an ACL injury against the Browns on Sunday and is out for the season, while McLendon is out this week with an ankle sprain. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), linebacker LaMarr...
Via Sports-Glory
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomlin Not Ready To Say Woods Will Definitely Start Thursday Night Against The Ravens

After announcing on Monday that nose tackle Steve McLendon would miss the upcoming Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens with an ankle injury suffered Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to comment on the play of his replacement, Al Woods, and whether or not he will get the start in McLendon's absence. ...
Via Steelers Depot
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Steve McLendon injures ankle Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle, Steve McLendon, injured his ankle in Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns.  Josh Alper of NBCSports reports that McLendon has a sprained right ankle and will miss the Steelers’ Thursday night turkey tryptophan feast fest against the Baltimore Ravens. The injury occurred in the first half and McLendon, in obvious pain, looked like a player...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: CB Curtis Brown Tore His Left ACL, NT Steve McLendon To Miss Ravens Game

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Curtis Brown will miss the remainder of the season as he tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns. Brown will be placed on i injured reserve and surgery will be forthcoming. Due to the timing of the injury, Brown more than likely will start training camp on the Active PUP list. As for nose tackle Steve McLendon...
Via Steelers Depot
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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