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LaRod Stephens-Howling Could Be the Player the Steelers Thought They Had in Chris Rainey
July 13th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Yesterday, Steelers 101 took a look at Reggie Dunn, the diminutive but explosive undrafted rookie free agent, who looks to latch onto the Pittsburgh Steelers by earning his keep on special teams. Today, it is the player he will have to beat out, LaRod Stephens-Howling.***PHOTO1***Stephens-Howling was signed by the Steelers...

Breaking Down the Running Back Position for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
May 22nd, 2013 at 11:23 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their first OTA session on Wednesday, with the major news being rookie fifth-round pick cornerback Terry Hawthorne being seen on crutches. As per David Todd (ESPN 970 Radio), Hawthorne should be ready for camp after having some bone chips removed from the right knee. While Hawthorne...

Pittsburgh Steelers Officially Waive Running Back Chris Rainey – Watch Him Clear Waivers
February 6th, 2013 at 10:27 PM
In a roster move that the Pittsburgh Steelers announced almost a month ago, the team officially waived running back Chris Rainey on Tuesday. This move, decided upon after his arrest in Florida, completes the potential dismantling of the entire 2012 backfield, as Rainey was the only running back that they...

The Release of Chris Rainey Complicates the Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Position for 2013
January 14th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers made headlines last week when they released running back Chris Rainey after his arrest in Florida. Sure, the running game was a disappointment, but in the process, they also released the only running back that they had under contract at this point for the 2013 season.***PHOTO1***Of course, they...

Could the Release of Running Back Chris Rainey Open the Door for the Pittsburgh Steelers to Select Tavon Austin in the NFL Draft?
January 12th, 2013 at 11:29 PM
As fans sit here in January, it is hard to try and forecast what the Pittsburgh Steelers will do in the upcoming NFL Draft. What is certain is that there are many changes on the horizon, due to both the subpar season and the salary cap canyon that the team...

Pittsburgh Steelers Release Running Back Chris Rainey After Arrest
January 10th, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Early Thursday morning, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Chris Rainey was arrested in Gainesville, Florida for simple battery. Allegedly, Rainey got into a fight with his girlfriend of nine months over his cell phone.***PHOTO1***According to a press release from the Gainesville Police Department, Rainey, 24, began pulling the victim from...

Cleveland Browns Force Eight Turnovers, Defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14
November 25th, 2012 at 6:46 PM
In what was one of the worst offensive displays under head coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense turns the ball over eight times, and falls to the Cleveland Browns 20-14 in AFC North action. In all, the team had five lost fumbles and three interceptions.***PHOTO1***Things started off well enough,...

Pittsburgh Steelers Lead the Cleveland Browns 14-13 at Halftime
November 25th, 2012 at 2:44 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns are caught up in a typical AFC North battle. At halftime, the Steelers lead the Browns 14-13. ***PHOTO1***The Steelers got their first score of the day from an unexpected source. After the Browns took the opening kick-off and secured a first down, the defense stepped...

Pittsburgh Steelers Release Nose Tackle Alameda Ta’amu and Sign Wide Receiver David Gilreath
November 12th, 2012 at 6:06 PM
With wide receiver Antonio Brown out with an ankle injury and rookie return specialist Chris Rainey battling a rib injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a move to add depth to their special teams and wide receiver corps. On Monday, the team waived nose tackle  Ta'amu and signed wide receiver David Gilreath...

Pittsburgh Steelers Look to Continue Their Winning Ways Monday Night Against the Kansas City Chiefs
November 11th, 2012 at 8:42 PM
As the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) prepare for the first of their two trap games this month against the Kansas City Chiefs (1-7), they should realize that they are going to be in for a fight. Yes, on paper, the Steelers should be a favorite, but paper does not matter and...

Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown Ruled Out Against the Kansas City Chiefs
November 10th, 2012 at 9:11 PM
With a match-up against the Baltimore Ravens squarely in front of them, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to enter this upcoming “Trap” game against the Kansas City Chiefs without their leading receiver in hopes he is ready to go, after a week off. With the game against the Chiefs still...

With Antonio Brown Likely Out, the Pittsburgh Steelers Add a Wide Receiver to the Practice Squad
November 7th, 2012 at 10:36 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers got some good news on the injury front this week, as it appears that running back Chris Rainey dodged a bullet and may be available for their match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. However, they may not be so lucky with another important member...

Pittsburgh Steelers Come from Behind to Defeat the New York Giants 24-20
November 4th, 2012 at 7:45 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the New York Giants 24-20 in Sunday NFL action.***PHOTO1***After a feeling out process in the first quarter that saw the Steelers and Giants exchange punts, the Steelers were finally able to break through. After an Ike...

Pittsburgh Steelers Will Be Thin at Running Back Against the New York Giants
November 4th, 2012 at 3:50 PM
It will definitely be a case of “Next Man Up” for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their game against the New York Giants, as the team will be extremely thin at running back. With this important game at hand, the Steelers will be without both Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Jonathan Dwyer...

Pittsburgh Steelers Look to Continue Their Winning Ways Against the New York Giants
November 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 PM
While many are still suffering effects of Hurricane Sandy, especially in the New York region, it is hard to believe that the NFL has moved forward with their schedule in that area. They have, and now the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to travel to New Jersey on Sunday morning to...

Pittsburgh Steelers Face Injury and Travel Challenges in Preparation for the New York Giants
November 1st, 2012 at 9:24 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their Sunday match up against the New York Giants in normal fashion. However, in this challenging week, where Hurricane Sandy created despair up the East Coast, it appears that the challenges for Sunday are just getting started.***PHOTO1***It has been reported that due to the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Situation Takes Another Turn
October 30th, 2012 at 10:57 PM
As the effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to be felt along the Northern East Coast, the NFL will be monitoring the effects of the storm to ensure all safety measures are in place for Sunday’s match-up the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. At this point, it appears that...

Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jonathan Dwyer to Make Second Start Against the Washington Redskins
October 26th, 2012 at 10:34 PM
It is Friday at the Pittsburgh Steelers facilities, and some of the injury news is starting to shape up. Yes, there are still some injury questions to be answered, but one situation appears solved.***PHOTO1***After his breakout performance Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, running back Jonathan Dwyer looks to make his...

Pittsburgh Steelers Secure an Important AFC North Victory by Defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17
October 22nd, 2012 at 12:02 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Sunday night without a road victory since 2011. That all changed against Cincinnati Bengals as the returned to Steelers football on their way to a 24-17 victory in a must-win AFC North game.***PHOTO1***To secure the victory, the Steelers (3-3) returned to their smashmouth ways. Running...

Pittsburgh Steelers Receive Good News and a Scare Thursday at Practice
October 18th, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Just when the Pittsburgh Steelers finally received some good news along the injury front, the team received a scare when their franchise quarterback had to leave practice early after rolling his ankle. To make things worse, it is the same ankle he damaged in 2011.***PHOTO1***Of course, this is Ben Roethlisberger...