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Breaking Down the Offensive Line for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
June 25th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The breakdown of the potential 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete. With the skill positions wrapped up, all that remains is potentially the most important part of he unit, the offensive line. This season, the line will be undergoing some schematic changes, including the move toward a more zone-based...

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Maurkice Pouncey the Highest Paid Center in the NFL
June 12th, 2014 at 11:32 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers made headlines on Thursday by extending one of their core performers to a multi-year contract. While many fans may have expected that deal to go to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or outside linebacker Jason Worilds, they would have been wrong. Instead, it was center Maurkice Pouncey that was...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Youngstown State Offensive Guard Chris Elkins
May 15th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers did to many fans surprise add some more young depth to their offensive line in the NFL Draft with the selection of Vanderbilt tackle Wesley Johnson. The team was not finished there, adding three more linemen as undrafted rookie free agents.***PHOTO1*** Youngstown state offensive guard Chris Elkins may...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Vanderbilt Center Wesley Johnson in the Fifth Round of the NFL Draft
May 10th, 2014 at 4:32 PM
After adding a cornerback with their first fifth round selection, the Pittsburgh Steelers turned their attention to their offensive line. This move comes as a surprise, as the team appears to set up front. However, Vanderbilt offensive center Wesley Johnson is an interesting prospect that can add position flexibility. ***PHOTO1***...

Pittsburgh Steelers Welcome Mike Mitchell; Bring Back Three Veterans
March 12th, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Wednesday was an active day for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they welcomed their newest member; safety Mike Mitchell, to the facility to finalize his 2014 cap friendly contract. It was also a day where they welcomed back some of their own. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, few details emerged on Mitchell's contact...

Fernando Velasco Could Start at Center for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2
September 15th, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Lost in the injury news of the week has been the addition of center Fernando Velasco. The unrestricted free agent and former Tennessee Titans pivot, could prove to be the biggest acquisition of 2013.***PHOTO1*** In looking back at some tape for 2012, Velasco, a former undrafted rookie free agent from...

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...

Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Has Been the Biggest Bust of the Preseason
August 22nd, 2013 at 10:56 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at it today and reportedly welcomed back one running back to the field. Veteran Larod Stephens-Howling, who sat out the game against the Washington Redskins with a minor knee injury was back in action, and should provide the team a spark with Le’Veon Bell on...

Pittsburgh Steelers Complete Rain-Filled First Open Practice
July 27th, 2013 at 11:35 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their first open practice of training camp Saturday and appeared to make a positive impression. While the weather was not perfect with scattered heavy rains affecting the drills, fans were not deterred and saw some positive events.***PHOTO1***Yes, these first days at training camp are still out...

Breaking Down the Offensive Line for 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 25th, 2013 at 10:39 PM
The breakdown of the potential 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete. With the skill positions wrapped up, all that remains is potentially the most important part of he unit, the offensive line. This season, the line will be undergoing some schematic changes, including the move toward a more zone...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Baylor Center Ivory Wade
May 1st, 2013 at 9:31 PM
The experienced and position-flexible theme definitely seems to be an overwhelming trend when looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers list of undrafted rookie free agent offensive linemen. That same trait is unquestionably true about this next prospect, Baylor center Ivory Wade.***PHOTO1***Entering the season at center after starting at right tackle in...

Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: West Virginia Center Joe Madsen
April 29th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers always seem to land some solid undrafted rookie free agents. In fact, three 2012 undrafted rookie free agents made the opening day 53 man roster, linebacker Adrian Robinson, safety Robert Golden and punter Drew Butler. This offseason they have signed 15 potential candidates, and likely have a...

Breaking Down the Offensive Line for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster (Update 1)
July 20th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
After two days with news, things swung back toward normal for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as the transaction train stopped. While it was no surprise that the team re-signed Max Starks, it was a bit surprising that the team released Jonathan Scott prior to training camp. Yes, he was probably not...

Breaking Down the Offensive Line for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 16th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
It is funny, every time a fan thinks they have an idea how something will turn out, news breaks, and an outlook is totally changed. That scenario happened today for many Pittsburgh Steelers fans when the news broke that oft-injured offensive tackle Willie Colon is being moved to left guard...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 NFL Draft Prospect OC Peter Konz from the University of Wisconsin
March 6th, 2012 at 10:44 PM
It is funny, for the first time in a long while, the Pittsburgh Steelers took a backseat in sports news in the city today. Between the excitement of the Pittsburgh Pirates giving young All-Star CF Andrew McCutchen a six-year, $51.5 million extension and the news that All-World Center Sidney Crosby...

Will Former Pittsburgh Steelers Center Dermontti Dawson Get the Canton Call on Saturday?
February 3rd, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Former Pittsburgh Steelers Center Dermontti Dawson is the closest he's been in years to getting the call from the Hall Of Fame selection committee.  This time around he could possibly get the call to join the many other Pittsburgh Steelers that already are enshrined in Canton Ohio. For the third consecutive year, Dawson has an opportunity to join Mike Webster...

Random Thoughts Heading into Week 17 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
December 29th, 2011 at 12:05 AM
There are many topics floating around in regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into week 17.  With the Steelers facing the Cleveland Browns to close out the regular season there are areas of concern that are mighty intriguing.  While the Browns are one of the leagues worst teams, they still do have a good defense that can give the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey Expects to Play on Sunday
December 1st, 2011 at 4:45 PM
After leaving last Sunday night's game in Kansas City with an illness, center Maurkice Pouncey said today that he was suffering from dehydration as a side-effect of having the flu.  Pouncey returned to practice today in a limited role after suffering from the illness for several days in which he...

Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Line
November 18th, 2011 at 2:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line has been an area this season that has been full of changes. Some changes were good, some were due to happen at any time and some sudden. The changes have been to the line as Aaron Smith got hurt which allowed Ziggy Hood to emerge. Also...

Pittsburgh Steelers Make a Big Signing with Max Starks
October 10th, 2011 at 9:35 PM
Max Starks sounds like alternate persona of a super hero. A man named Max Starks ought to be wandering into phone booths not locker rooms and perhaps he would if phone companies constructed booths that could house the 6’8” and 345 (debatable) pound man. Instead Starks changes next to his...