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Tuitt Talks About Bicep Injury, Possibility Of Playing Against Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt suffered a left bicep injury during the team’s regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns and after the initial news concerning the rest of his 2017 season looked bleak, it was later determined that he’ll be able to resume playing sooner rather than later....
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September 13, 2017

Steelers Ranked 1st In ESPN’s Power Rankings

In arbitrary, irrelevant news of the day, the Pittsburgh Steelers surprised many by being ranked first in
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September 12, 2017

Antonio Brown Has Been NFL’s Best Receiver On Opening Day For Last 5 Years

Common belief says that slow and steady wins the race, that in the race of the tortoise versus the hare, the tortoise always wins. Though common belief does not account for the possibility that the tortoise is not up against just any hare, but against Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio...
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September 12, 2017

The Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: Brown Answers The Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers played well enough to win the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. That is a safe statement now that the outcome has been decided. 21-18 is in the record books and another win for the Black & Gold. However, during the game I did allow some doubt...
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September 12, 2017

Steelers Re-sign LB Steven Johnson, Release Fort

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed linebacker Steven Johnson, the team announced a short time ago. Fellow ILB L.J. Fort was released in a corresponding move. We have re-signed LB Steven Johnson, and terminated LB L.J. Fort. MORE: https://t.co/QqqgnwRQZj pic.twitter.com/CO4YaX1wge — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 12, 2017 Johnson has bounced on...
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September 12, 2017

Tomlin Talks Man-Coverage, Play Of Starting Cornerbacks Against Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers debuted their newly rebuilt secondary in their 2017 Sunday regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns and it featured new cornerback Joe Haden playing opposite second-year cornerback Artie Burns. Both players played quite a bit of man-coverage against the Browns and during his Tuesday press conference, Steelers...
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September 12, 2017

T.J. Watt Earns Defensive Rookie Of The Week Honors

It’s perhaps not a great shock, given the stat line that he was able to compile, but Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt was named the NFL’s defensive rookie of the week for his performance in the regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns, in which he recorded six tackles, two sacks,...
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September 12, 2017

Tomlin Confirms J.J. Wilcox In Concussion Protocol

I don’t imagine that anybody is surprised to learn from Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin that newly-acquired safety J.J. Wilcox is currently in the concussion protocol. Late in the team’s victory over the Browns on Sunday, the former Cowboys and Buccaneers defensive back was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision...
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September 12, 2017

Tuitt Injury A Reminder Of Importance Of Tyson Alualu’s Signing

I can’t help but wonder how many snaps Tyson Alualu would have played during Sunday’s game had Pittsburgh Steelers starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt not suffered an arm injury that limited him to just a couple of snaps. But one thing seems assured, and that is that he is going...
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September 12, 2017

Tomlin Not Surprised By Sunday Play Of Chickillo, Alualu

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t have starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree for their 2017 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns as he sat out the game with a listed shoulder injury. In addition to Dupree missing the game, starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt exited Sunday’s contest against the Browns with...
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September 12, 2017

Roethlisberger Says Jesse James Took McDonald Trade ‘Personal’

The biggest winner in the Vance McDonald might have somehow ended up being…Jesse James. A clearly highly motivated James had one of the best games of his career, becoming the first Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end to score twice in a game since Heath Miller in 2012. Appearing on the Cook...
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September 12, 2017

Tomlin Done With Talking About Bell Missing Camp

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t have a strong performance when it came to him running the football in the team’s Sunday season-opening win over the Cleveland Browns, head coach Mike Tomlin continues to point to the offensive penalties committed in that contest as the main reason...
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September 12, 2017

Tomlin Says He Was ‘Irate’ Refs Called Gay Penalty Off Replay

It wasn’t about the call. It was all about the timing. That’s why Mike Tomlin said he was, in his words, “irate,” after the refs flagged William Gay for unnecessary roughness on 3rd and 18, keeping a crucial drive alive. Tomlin agreed that the refs seemed to make the call after...
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September 12, 2017

Steelers Injury Report: Tomlin Confirms Tuitt Bicep Injury Not Season-Ending

On Monday it was reported that the Sunday bicep injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns wasn’t a season-ender and on Tuesday head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that report during his weekly press conference. “Man, it’s really positive compared...
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September 12, 2017

Roethlisberger Says Ankle Hold On Ogbah Was Done To Protect Teammates

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is under quite a bit of scrutiny right now for his actions in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns following his fourth quarter interception. In case you missed it, Roethlisberger dove at the left leg of Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah after initially being pushed...
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September 12, 2017

Steelers Open As 7-Point Home Favorites Over Vikings In Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 opponent will be the Minnesota Vikings and if you watched them beat the New Orleans Saints Monday night, you will likely be surprised to learn that they open the week as 7-point road underdogs to the black and gold. In the Vikings 29-19 home win...
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September 12, 2017

Cameron Heyward ‘Surprised’ By Penalty On Gay Hit

There seem to be pretty mixed opinions when it comes to the hindsight of William Gay’s hit on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ricardo Louis in the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday in the opening game of the regular season. Objectively, looking at the replays of the...
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September 12, 2017

Film Room: Dirty Red Makes Browns Pay For Sloppy Special Teams

Special teams, despite how often they’re overlooked and minimized by new league rules, still starts every game. Every one begins with a kick and their importance shouldn’t be forgotten. If you did, your memory was quickly jogged Sunday afternoon. The Pittsburgh Steelers first points of the season came on Tyler...
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September 12, 2017

Run Defense Quietly Strong Against Cleveland

While it doesn’t seem to be a very popular topic right now, the hard truth of the matter is that the Pittsburgh Steelers did in fact win on Sunday, and part of their ability to win was predicated on doing some things well. One of the things that they did...
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September 12, 2017

Steelers Can’t Afford Bud Dupree To Be An Afterthought

Seemingly somewhat becoming an afterthought rather quickly is the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense on Sunday was without the services of third-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who has been dealing with a super-secret shoulder injury through most of August and September, going back to the early stages of...
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September 12, 2017

Steelers Could Be Preparing To Bring Back Steven Johnson

We should know more relatively quickly later on today, but we got a report surfacing last night indicating that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to release inside linebacker L.J. Fort, who spent most of the 2016 season on the 53-man roster and looked to have made the team again during...
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September 12, 2017

Dalton, Bengals Have Short Turnaround To Rebound After Sunday Shutout

The Cincinnati Bengals really laid an egg on Sunday—somewhat literally, in fact, as they were shut out by the Ravens—but they won’t have much time to regather themselves before they attempt to rebound, because their next game comes on Thursday night. Very little of what they hoped to do on...
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September 12, 2017

2017 Camp Questions: Does Steelers’ Sunday Performance Merit Concern?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions...
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September 12, 2017

David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2017 campaign Sunday on a beautiful late summer afternoon at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland against the Browns. The weather was about the only thing that was beautiful as the Steelers struggled mightily on offense, were heavily penalized on both sides of the ball and...
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September 11, 2017

Report: L.J. Fort To Be Released

In a bit of a surprising move, the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly plan to release linebacker L.J. Fort, per this tweet from the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson moments ago. L.J. Fort being released today, according to a source — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2017 Coming out of camp, Fort battled and beat...
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September 11, 2017
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