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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Linebacker Arthur Moats
March 24th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to be somewhat active in the free agent market on Monday, although the heart of their brain trust was busy at the owners' meetings. While general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin were away, the team signed a veteran linebacker to a one-year contract.***PHOTO1***...

Jason Worilds Signs His $9.754 Million Transition Tender
March 4th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
On Monday, news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers had placed the transition tag designation on outside linebacker Jason Worilds. On Tuesday, that situation came to an unexpected end when he signed the offer sheet. ***PHOTO1*** According CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora,  Worilds bypassed the chance to test the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Use the Transition Tag on Jason Worilds
March 3rd, 2014 at 9:42 PM
Everyone across the NFL knew that the Pittsburgh Steelers are in a pinch at outside linebacker. On one hand, they have overpaid but often injured LaMarr Woodley and on the other, young but relatively unproven unrestricted free agent Jason Worilds. The decision they make at that position will likely shape...

Auburn Outside Linebacker Dee Ford Could Be an Interesting Prospect for the Pittsburgh Steelers
February 26th, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers roster, they are truly in a tough spot at outside linebacker, the heart and soul of their 3-4 scheme. While it is unlikely they lose both LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds, stranger things have happened.***PHOTO1*** One prospect who could fit into the Steelers plans is...

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Use Their Franchise Tag on Linebacker Jason Worilds?
February 25th, 2014 at 10:43 PM
With all of the news coming out of the NFL Combine, it is easy to overlook the fact that the free agency period starts in a mere two weeks. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, there is a lot of work to do and decisions to be made, with none more pressing...

Buffalo Bills to Interview Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Jerry Olsavsky for Linebacker Coach Position
January 29th, 2014 at 9:26 PM
Much of the off-season coaching discussions in Pittsburgh have centered around the openings and new hires on the offensive side of the ball. While both openings were a bit of a surprise to some extent considering the steady improvement of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2013, it is also surprising...

Pittsburgh Steelers Add Two More Players to Roster
January 27th, 2014 at 10:11 PM
On Monday, much of the talk around the city of Pittsburgh continued to center on the loss of running backs coach Kirby Wilson in a lateral move to the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers were busy. While it was not inking a new coach, they were busy signing two more...

Pittsburgh Steelers to Retain Keith Butler as Linebacker’s Coach
January 18th, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Every season, teams reach out to the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission to speak with linebacker’s coach Keith Butler about their opening for a defensive coordinator. 2014 started off the same way, fortunately for the Steelers, it ended the same way as well.***PHOTO1***Long considered the heir-apparent to Dick LeBeau, Butler has...

Pittsburgh Steelers Could Have Emmanuel Sanders, Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds on the Field Sunday
December 24th, 2013 at 12:22 AM
This will be a short preparation week for the Pittsburgh Steelers for their regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. With the Christmas holiday almost upon us and a mid-week off-day for the team, head coach Mike Tomlin took to the podium a day early for his weekly...

Markus Wheaton Must See More Action Moving Forward Over the Final Two Weeks
December 19th, 2013 at 9:43 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their match-up against the Green Bay Packers. While they do have an extremely slim chance at making the playoffs, it remains an unlikely scenario. Soon, the reality of a second consecutive disappointing season will hit home and they will be facing some huge off-season...

Pittsburgh Steelers Place Outside Linebacker LaMarr Woodley on Injured Reserve
December 17th, 2013 at 8:30 PM
Two days after injuring his calf against the Cincinnati Bengals, outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley watched his season, and possibly career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, come to an end. The team placed the veteran on the season-ending injured reserve because of his latest injury. ***PHOTO1*** For Woodley, this marks the end...

Has Linebacker LaMarr Woodley Played His Last Game for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
December 16th, 2013 at 10:10 PM
In what has become a normal happening with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 another start has gone down to injury. This time, this injury should not be a surprise, as outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley left the Sunday night match-up with the Cincinnati Bengals with a calf injury.  ***PHOTO1*** This injury...

Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Will Have Their Hands Full with the Detroit Lions
November 16th, 2013 at 6:41 PM
The big injury news has been centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers battered offensive line and for good reason. The unit, which has not been the same since losing center Maurkice Pouncey in Week 1, has failed to offer consistent protection for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and open holes in the running...

Pittsburgh Steelers Demote Cortez Allen and Jarvis Jones; Release Punter Zoltan Mesko
October 29th, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Tuesday’s are always entertaining in Pittsburgh. Why, because Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin must meet with the media during his weekly press conference. Sure, a lot of what he says is full of Tomlinisms, yet, there are times when silence speaks volumes.***PHOTO1***That was the case this week, when hours...

Jarvis Jones Expected to Return Against the Oakland Raiders
October 23rd, 2013 at 10:04 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at work on Wednesday and saw one player return to practice, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones. Unfortunately, another rookie, wide receiver Markus Wheaton is still not ready to return from his broken pinkie and has already been listed as out for their Sunday contest against the...

Jason Worilds Likely to Start in Place of Jarvis Jones Against the Baltimore Ravens
October 19th, 2013 at 4:22 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers watched rookie first-round pick Jarvis Jones go through some activities at practice on Friday, leaving his status up in the air, as he deals with an apparent concussion. An injury, as Jones stated, he has little idea of when it happened, as the symptoms did not appear...

Jarvis Jones Diagnosed with a Concussion; Status for Week 7 in Doubt
October 17th, 2013 at 11:00 PM
On Wednesday, rookie first-round selection Jarvis Jones missed practice with an undisclosed head injury. On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed that Jones has been dealing with a concussion. ***PHOTO1*** While not readily diagnosed on Sunday in New York, the prized rookie outside linebacker from the University of Georgia reported to...

Jarvis Jones Misses Practice Due to Undisclosed Head Injury
October 16th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
With one prized rookie already out of the line-up due to injury against the Baltimore Ravens this week, another one may be in question for the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin announced that rookie wide out Markus Wheaton (pinkie) was out, on Wednesday, rookie first-round pick Jarvis...

Pittsburgh Steelers May Activate Sean Spence from PUP After Week 6 Match-Up
October 12th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
What was once viewed as the impossible now appears to be changing to the possible. Inside linebacker Sean Spence, who suffered a horrific knee injury in the 2012 preseason, appears to be ready to return to the field according to Mark Kaboly of the Tribune Review. ***PHOTO1*** While it is...

Kelvin Beachum and Kion Wilson are Likely to Start for the Pittsbugh Steelers in Week 2
September 10th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media today without many surprises. He announced that Kelvin Beachum, who did an admirable job at center considering he practiced as an extra tight end all week with taking a rep at center, would start in place of Maurkice Pouncey. While also stating...