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Can Felix Jones Even Make the Pittsburgh Steelers Roster?

Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers could get useful Cowboys castoffs? Don’t expect running back Felix Jones to make Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert look like geniuses the way Flozell Adams did in 2010. The Steelers traded outside linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Philadelphia Eagles for Jones on Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This isn’t …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Free Agents Could Provide a Boost

The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled a shiny new running back in their 2013 preseason opener against the New York Giants. Maybe at some point Le’Veon Bell will play, too. LaRod Stephens-Howling, signed as a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals, led the Steelers with 40 rushing yards on seven carries in last week’s 18-13 loss to …

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6 Players to Watch in Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Preseason Opener

Several Pittsburgh Steelers will be fighting for jobs tonight as the Steelers open their 2013 preseason against the New York Giants at Heinz Field. Staying healthy matters more than winning in preseason games. The Steelers coaches will focus less on the scoreboard and more on individual performances as they try to sort out who belongs …

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The Steelers Should At Least Consider Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw

At the moment, the Steelers currently do not have a running back under contract on the roster. Rashard Mendenhall is an unrestricted free agent, Chris Rainey was waived, Baron Batch is an exclusive rights free agent and Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents. Although there has been some speculation that Redman could …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Running Backs

If the quarterbacks had a bipolar year, the running backs were busy redefining the term “inconsistent.” The Steelers finished the year 20th in rushing attempts (412), and 26th in rushing yards (1537). That hardly qualifies as “Steelers football.” You know, the game we are all familiar with, when the Steelers run the ball down the opponent’s throats?

The Release of Chris Rainey Does Not Really Change Anything For The Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived RB Chris Rainey, according to this ESPN.com report, after he was charged with simple battery on January 10, 2013. The Steelers drafted Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft because of his speed and versatility to be a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Although Rainey seemed …

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Jonathan Dwyer’s Career Coming Full Circle This Season

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Jonathan Dwyer in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, I thought he could end up being one of the steals of that draft. Coming out of Georgia Tech, Dwyer looked like a first round talent until he had a less than stellar Scouting Combine and questions popped up …

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Steelers-Ravens; The Three Keys for Both Teams on Sunday Night

The game of football and especially at the professional level is about match-ups and being able to take advantage of them. Both the Steelers and Ravens have been scheming all week on how to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses. Rarely does a game seem so simple in terms of those match-ups than this one …

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Three’s a Crowd in Steelers’ Backfield

There are times when I miss the hi-jinx of Jack, Chrissy and Janet on the popular ’70′s and ’80′s show ‘Three’s Company’ simply because it was great comedy built around a simple premise and it didn’t take itself too seriously at all. For you youngsters, I highly suggest you check out that show on Netflix …

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Steelers progress this season shouldn’t be overlooked even after rough night at the office

The Monday Night Football contest between the Chiefs and Steelers proved once again that any team can beat, or come close to, beating any other team no matter what the records indicate. For the Steelers, things maybe didn’t go quite as planned but a win is a win and while there is concern for injured …

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