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New Steelers DE Tyson Alualu Sidelined By Calf Injury During OTAs

There hasn’t been too much written or reported about new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu since OTAs got underway over a week ago and come to find out he’s currently dealing with a minor injury. Steelers DE Tyson Alualu said he has done only agility work because of an...
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June 01, 2017

T.J. Watt Already Looking Ahead To Speed Of Training Camp

It must really help having an older brother in the league who has already proven to be able to play the game at a high level, because in the month since he has been drafted, Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt has consistently spoken with an air of understanding beyond...
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June 01, 2017

Film Room: Progression Of The Steelers’ Offensive Line (And Who You Need To Thank)

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line may have shown the most progression of any OL group in the league over the past three seasons. In 2013, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 42 times, once every 14 attempts. Fast forward to 2016 and that number has improved drastically to once every. It’s a...
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June 01, 2017

Cameron Heyward Feeling A Bit Like A Rookie After Returning From Injury

It has been a while for Cameron Heyward since he was last out on the football field. Of course, nobody has played a game since the Super Bowl, but for the first time in his professional career, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end saw his own personal season end long before...
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June 01, 2017

2017 Steelers Stock Watch – G David DeCastro – Stock Even

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a...
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June 01, 2017

Sean Davis Being Cautious With Shoulder But ‘Capable Of Doing Everything’

It was impressive to read that Sean Davis said the shoulder injury that prompted offseason surgery this year actually happened in the third game of the season against the Eagles, since it means that he continued to play through the injury over the course of the regular season and postseason,...
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June 01, 2017

Hue Jackson: Brock Osweiler Has Been A ‘Pleasant Surprise’

It’s not every day that you see a team referring to a prominent player that they traded for as a “pleasant surprise”, but that is evidently the experience in Berea right now when it comes to the Cleveland Browns’ developing relationship with former Broncos and Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, who...
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June 01, 2017

2017 Offseason Questions: Is Burns Right About Need To Play More Man Coverage?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While
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June 01, 2017

Heyward Praises Tuitt, Shazier For Stepping Up In 2016

Cam Heyward gave props to the players along the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense who stepped up in his absence. Heyward, after missing the back half of last year with a torn pectoral muscle, credited two names in particular. Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt. “I thought Tuitt took that next step,” Heyward...
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May 31, 2017

Artie Burns On Playing Man Coverage: ‘That’s What We Want. We’ll See If We Get It’

The fans want it. From the sounds of it, the players want it, too. So now the question becomes, how much does the coaching staff want it? I am referring to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ oft-stated desire to become a more versatile secondary when it comes to expanding their ability to...
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May 31, 2017

Rapoport: Don’t Expect To See Le’Veon Bell On Field Soon

While not overly surprising, there hasn’t been much talk about contract negotiations with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell as the team starts to wind down their second week of OTA practices. On Wednesday, however, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that it won’t be surprising if Bell fails to participate...
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May 31, 2017

Villanueva Still Not Ready To Talk About His Contract Situation With Local Media

By the sound of things, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva isn’t quite ready to talk to the local media about his current contract situation as several reports over the course of the last two weeks have him telling those who are looking for an interview that he has to go...
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May 31, 2017

Artie Burns Adding Weight During Offseason

Continuing his mission to get stronger for his second year, Artie Burns says he added five pounds during the offseason. Jacob Klinger of PennLive has the quote and the tweet. Artie Burns said he put on about 5 pounds for this year. — Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) May 31, 2017 Burns...
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May 31, 2017

Robert Golden Running With First Team In Sean Davis’ Absence

This is a bit of housekeeping of sorts, but one that I thought it worth passing along as the Pittsburgh Steelers add a new safety into the mix. As starting strong safety Sean Davis sits out team drills during OTAs up to this point, it has been Robert Golden, who...
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May 31, 2017

Can Antonio Brown Rebound His YAC In 2017?

Can Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown rebound in 2017? Wait, what? How can a player who caught 106 passes in 2016, which was second-best in the NFL, rebound? In short, in the hidden yardage area and specifically, in his yards after the catch average. According to stats on ESPN.com,...
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May 31, 2017

Sammie Coates: Hand Injury ‘Broke Me Down’ Mentally

One of the most mysterious phenomena surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason was whether or not third-year wide receiver Sammie Coates had actually gotten his injured hand operated on this offseason. It was initially reported that he did, but weeks later the player himself seemed to contradict that point by...
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May 31, 2017

Steelers Release 2017 Training Camp Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their 2017 training camp schedule on Wednesday and as anticipated, the team will report to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Thursday, July 27. The team’s first official training camp practice this year will take place on Friday, July 28 and that of course will be...
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May 31, 2017

Devil’s Advocate: Getting Kicks With Knile Davis

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea...
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May 31, 2017

Martavis Bryant Knows ‘With Trust Comes Consistency’

“It’s still going to take time”, Martavis Bryant told reporters yesterday on the first day of the second week of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is talking about rebuilding a rapport on the field with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but it could apply to so many different aspects of his...
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May 31, 2017

Nothing Lasts Forever: Angelo Brovelli

My favorite movie, and move series, is Die Hard. The original, released in 1988, still easily the best. In fact, there’s a clear order of how you should rank each movie of the franchise. 1. Die Hard 2. Die Hard with a Vengeance 3. Live Free or Die Hard 4. Die...
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May 31, 2017

Matakevich Focusing On ‘Hip Mobility And Lateral Movement’ This Offseason

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made Temple inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich their last selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, they described him after the selection of simply being a football player, emphasizing that they value what he was able to do on the field over any specific physical traits or abilities...
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May 31, 2017

2017 Steelers Stock Watch – DE Stephon Tuitt – Stock Up

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a...
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May 31, 2017

Former Steelers LB Levon Kirkland To Serve As Coaching Intern For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals just added a familiar face to their ranks when they agreed to allow the defensive coordinator of Florida A&M serve an internship with them this summer. That coordinator’s name is Levon Kirkland, the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, where he will be teaching the son of one of...
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May 31, 2017

New Steeler Daimion Stafford Ran Dime Safety Role Under LeBeau With Titans

There had been a trend over the course of the past decade to see former players for the Pittsburgh Steelers, after their time with the team, find new homes with the teams coaches by Steelers alumni. There was quite a prominent pipeline from Pittsburgh to Arizona for a while, and...
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May 31, 2017

2017 Offseason Questions: Will Dupree Become A Wildcard On Defense?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While
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May 31, 2017
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