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2016 South Side Questions: Will New Faces Find Many ‘Returns’?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and...
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September 06, 2016

Fowler: Hargrave Injury Not Considered Serious

After the hand the Steelers have been dealt, it’s refreshing to get some good vibes on the injury front. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler tweeted out he is hearing Javon Hargrave’s knee injury is not considered serious and there is still hope he plays Week One. Nothing official but I’m hearing Steelers...
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September 05, 2016

Report: Steelers Work Out RB David Cobb

The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked out running back David Cobb, according to this report/tweet by ESPN’s Field Yates. Source: the Steelers worked out former Titans RB David Cobb. Has also visited the Patriots, Chiefs & Jets. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 5, 2016 As Yates indicates, Cobb has had plenty...
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September 05, 2016

Mettenberger Knows He Must Prepare Like A Starter

It was a first day of school of sorts for not just Justin Gilbert but Zach Mettenberger, who the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed off waivers last week. And today was the first time the media got to say hello. Despite being the clear #3 quarterback, he understand he has to be...
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September 05, 2016

Justin Gilbert Surprised But Happy To Be In Pittsburgh

Justin Gilbert basically found out about his new home at the same time the rest of the world did. Speaking to the media for the first time today since being traded, Gilbert told reporters he didn’t find out about the trade until Saturday. But that doesn’t make him any less...
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September 05, 2016

Bills Sign Former Steelers CB Doran Grant To Their Practice Squad

After being waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, cornerback Doran Grant has already found a new home as his agent reported Monday afternoon on Twitter that he has signed with the Buffalo Bills to be a member of their 10-man practice squad. .@AkronsVO_21 is headed to Buffalo! Time for...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers CB Senquez Golson Expects To Be Out Of Walking Boot In Two Weeks

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided against placing injured second-year cornerback Senqeuz Golson on their Reserve/Inured list despite him being expected to miss at least the first six or more games of the regular season due to a Lisfranc injury that he suffered early during training camp. Instead, the team...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers WR Eli Rogers Listed As Co-Punt Returner On First Depth Chart

In addition to easily securing a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster this year as a wide receiver, second-year Louisville product Eli Rogers also showed during the preseason that he has the ability to return punts as well. Because of that, Rogers was listed as the team’s co-starter alongside...
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September 05, 2016

Report: Steelers DT Javon Hargrave Left Monday’s Practice With Apparent Knee Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had one of their draft picks go down injured during the team’s Monday practice and it was defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Hargrave, this year’s third round draft pick out of South Carolina State, left practice with an apparent...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers Name Team Captains For 2016 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers named their team captains for the 2016 season on Monday and none of this year’s choices should come as a surprise. As you would expect, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was chosen to be the Steelers offensive captain once again and this marks the eighth time that has happened in...
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September 05, 2016

New Steelers CB Justin Gilbert Passes Physical; Expected To Practice On Monday

After acquiring cornerback Justin Gilbert in a Saturday trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now given the former first-round draft pick his physical and he reportedly passed it. Gilbert is also expected to practice with the team on Monday as the team starts to prepare for the...
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September 05, 2016

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Final 53-Man Roster, Trade For Gilbert, Dupree On IR & More

Season 7, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers final round of roster cuts in addition to our thoughts on the team trading for cornerback Justin Gilbert on Saturday. We give our full thoughts on Gilbert...
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September 05, 2016

The Doctor Is In: Dupree’s Groin Giving Steelers’ Fans Headaches

You could argue that the Pittsburgh Steelers are nearly in mid-season form in the injury department.  Yesterday, the Twitterverse was buzzing with news that linebacker Bud Dupree would be starting his second season a little late. Turns out that nagging groin injury that kept him out of all 4 preseason...
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September 05, 2016

4WR Sets Should Be Viable Solution For Early Short-Handed Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran 235 plays of offense during the preseason, penalty non-plays included. On not a single one of them did they line up with four wide receivers on the field. And yet I would expect that we will see some of that, perhaps even somewhat significantly, this season,...
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September 05, 2016

Hargrave Jumps McCullers, Becomes Starting NT On Depth Chart

Just as all the signs pointed to in the team’s preseason finale, Javon Hargrave has officially jumped Daniel McCullers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth chart.  Hargrave started against the Carolina Panthers and saw roughly a half of action. It was McCullers who handled mop up duty, playing as late as...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers Film Room: L.J. Fort Vs Panthers

The back end of the inside linebacker depth chart has been—as it often is, quite honestly—arguably the most contentious part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp and preseason slate. The only ‘newcomer’ that seemed assured of a spot was L.J. Fort, who was with the team last year and ran...
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September 05, 2016

Loss Of Dupree Threatens Defense’s Success

James Harrison. Arthur Moats. Jarvis Jones. Good football players. Good people. Internally, a trio the Pittsburgh Steelers have confidence in. But none have the chance of reaching the heights Bud Dupree was supposed to take this season. And for this defense, that is a big problem. Dupree was the only...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers Vs Panthers: Game Notes

Quick game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-6 preseason finale loss to the Carolina Panthers. Keeping it short because I’m sure the interest level in this is relatively low. First Half – Kick coverage unit: Doran Grant-Al-Hajj Shabazz-Daryl Richardson-Steven Johnson-Xavier Grimble-Chris Boswell-Jermauria Rasco-Travis Feeney-Sean Davis-Donald Washington-Cobi Hamilton. – Punt return...
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September 05, 2016

Senquez Golson On 53-Man Roster Should Have Psychological Benefits

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled a surprise move on cut down day when they traded for former Browns first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert. But not even that was appropriate preparation for the surprise of yesterday’s move to place second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve. Dupree is scheduled to...
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September 05, 2016

Door Swings Open For Anthony Chickillo On Defense

The implications that stem from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ placing second-year starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree are many. The team was counting upon the former first-round pick to develop into a highly productive pass-rusher off the edge, a presence that they have lacked for about the past five years or so....
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September 05, 2016

Browns Wipe Slate Clean Of Past First-Round Busts

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Cleveland Browns have traded not one, but two fairly recent top-10 draft picks for late-round draft picks in exchange. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers happened to get one of them a couple of days back when they forfeited a 2018 sixth-round...
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September 05, 2016

2016 South Side Questions: Is Roosevelt Nix Healthy?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and...
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September 05, 2016

Steelers Vs Panthers Missed Tackles Report

Much like I did last week for the New Orleans Saints game, I tracked the missed tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelersin the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday. Against the Saints, Steelers defenders missed 14 tackles by my count. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, it didn’t get much better...
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September 04, 2016

Steelers Place Bud Dupree On Injured Reserve

Hold onto your butts, people. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed OLB Bud Dupree on injured reserve. Steelers placed LB Bud Dupree on injured reserve. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016 Dupree has been hit with a nagging groin injury throughout training camp, limiting him...
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September 04, 2016

Ravens Sign KR Devin Hester

Looks like the whole AFC North was angling for some kick return help at cutdowns. The Baltimore Ravens signed Devin Hester this morning. The move was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Baltimore has needed a return man for what seems like forever. Now has one in Devin Hester on...
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September 04, 2016
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