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Breaking Down the Running Back Position for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers running game has been hot and cold over the past few seasons, mostly cold according to the majority of fans. Of course, the causes are many, no consistency from the backs, a battered offensive line, and questionable play calling. Although, there were signs of improvement in 2013,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Second Round Pick Stephon Tuitt to a Four-Year Contract
June 18th, 2014 at 11:12 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their minicamp on Wednesday with an array of big plays for both the offensive and defensive units. During the session, the team also found time to make some roster moves. ***PHOTO1*** The most important move was to secure their final draft choice, Notre Dame defensive end...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Third Round Pick Dri Archer to a Four-Year Contract
June 13th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
One day after the Pittsburgh Steelers extended the contract of center Maukice Pouncey, the team reached a contract agreement with one of their two remaining unsigned draft choices: Dri Archer. At this point, no specific details of the four-year contract have been released. ***PHOTO1*** Archer was the fastest player (official...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Kent State Running Back / Wide Receiver Dri Archer in the Third Round of the NFL Draft
May 9th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an interesting draft to this point. With their first two picks, they got younger and faster on defense, and with their final pick of day two they added some blazing speed to the offense with the selection of Kent State wide receiver /running back /...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Georgia Southern Running Back Jerick McKinnon
April 26th, 2014 at 12:13 AM
One of the positions that has received little attention by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their parade of pre-draft visitors have made their way to the city was running back. Yes, early in the process, the team brought in Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, but he was the only one until...

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Baylor Running Back Lache Seastrunk
April 1st, 2014 at 9:27 PM
Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers sign a veteran free agent on Tuesday, they were busy hosting two pre-draft visitors. Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk and Mississippi wide receiver Dante Moncrief spent some time at the team facility and will add two- more names to the list of 30 that...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Running Back LeGarrette Blount to a Two-Year Contract
March 28th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
What started out as a dismal Friday with news of running back Maurice Jones-Drew reaching an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, picked up in the afternoon as the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to land a veteran running back of their own. LeGarette Blount, who spent 2012 with the New England...

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Lose Emmanuel Sanders; Schedule Visit with Free Agent Running Back James Starks
March 15th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
On Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos. While the Pittsburgh Steelers were Longshot's to retain him, his signing could continue to drive up the cost of veteran Jerricho Cotchery. ***PHOTO1*** Even though the NFLPA...

Pittsburgh Steelers Meet with Arizona Running Back Ka’Deem Carey at NFL Combine
February 21st, 2014 at 11:05 PM
The NFL Combine is always prime for some interesting stories, as teams an meet with up to 60 prospects during the event. While this information means little, it can provide a touch of insight into their thinking. ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately, for a team like the new Pittsburgh Steelers  with so many...

Pittsburgh Steelers Hire James Saxon as New Running Backs Coach
January 28th, 2014 at 10:17 PM
After a deliberate search to find their next offensive line coach after firing Jack Bicknell Jr, the Pittsburgh Steelers did not take the same approach in filling their latest opening. On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin found his man from an ironic location.***PHOTO1***Just days after former running backs coach Kirby...

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 Lose Kirby Wilson to the Minnesota Vikings
January 25th, 2014 at 8:32 PM
Less than a week since being announced as a candidate for the open Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson is on the move. While he is not the new coordinator in Baltimore, his new job does come as a bit of a surprise.***PHOTO1*** Once...

Baltimore Ravens to Interview Running Backs Coach Kirby Wilson for Offensive Coordinator Position
January 21st, 2014 at 10:25 PM
To this point, the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has only seen self-inflicted wounds, keeping Keith Butler, while losing only fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr.  That could all change this week, as word came out on Tuesday that running backs coach Kirby Wilson was one of four in-line to...

Pittsburgh Steelers Offense Must Come up Big Again Against the Cleveland Browns
November 23rd, 2013 at 11:14 PM
It has been close to a week since the Pittsburgh Steelers offense came to life, and in turn spawns debate over the long-term idea of making the no-huddle offense the staple of their attack. Everywhere, in bars, on talk radio, and around water coolers, that was the talk. Should they...

Pittsburgh Steelers Offense Still Searching for an Identity
October 26th, 2013 at 10:47 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers will line p in Oakland for their Sunday match-up against the Raiders, knowing they will be in for a tough battle. These rivals from the 1970s always play each other tough, making it always a tricky scenario when trying to pick a winner. This season is no...

From Starter to Sidewalk; Pittsburgh Steelers Release Running Back Isaac Redman
October 21st, 2013 at 9:52 PM
One day after running back Le’Veon Bell posted his best game as a professional, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move that signaled his strangle hold on the position. On Monday, the team released opening day starter Isaac Redman. ***PHOTO1*** The former starter was given every opportunity to seize the...

Behind an Inept Offense, the Pittsburgh Steelers Fall to 0-2 to Start the 2013 Season
September 17th, 2013 at 9:06 AM
For the first time in the Mike Tomlin era, the Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 to start the season after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 20-10 on Monday Night Football. While the defense held its own, the ineffective offense, total lack of running game and turnovers doomed their efforts. The...

Re-Signing Jonathan Dwyer was a Perfect Move for Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Player
September 12th, 2013 at 11:07 PM
During the off-season, Steelers 101 put forth the idea that Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer were playing for more than playing time during the preseason and we were right. On the final cut down, the Steelers decided to part ways with Dwyer after an up-and-down string of games. When this...

Pittsburgh Steelers Le’Veon Bell and Heath Miller Out for Week 1 Match up Against the Tennessee Titans
September 6th, 2013 at 11:44 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers released the last official injury repot for Sunday’s match up against the Tennessee Titans and in comparison to some NFL franchises, the Steelers are in good shape. At this point, Le’Veon Bell (foot) and tight end Heath Miller (knee) are the only two players who will not...

Isaac Redman and Felix Jones Could Be Key to the Pittsburgh Steelers Offense in Week 1
September 5th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones fully participate in practice Thursday, meaning he will likely be a go on Sunday. However, both tight end Heath Miller and fullback Will Johnson were limited, bringing their status into question. Of those two, Johnson will be a loss to the...