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2012 Steelers Roster; the more things change, the more they stay the same

When the Steelers entered the offseason after that gut wrenching loss in overtime to the Denver Broncos last year, there was talk that things needed to change. Warren Sapp of the NFL Network called them “old and slow”, and the rise of Bengals in the AFC North had everyone wondering what the Steelers would do …

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Still battles to be fought in final Steelers preseason game – Offense

Among all the hoopla of Mike Wallace returning to the Steelers this week, there’s still a big game for a lot of players coming up on Thursday night. Wallace won’t be playing in it but there are still battles to be fought, and roster spots to be filled. This game is just as important as …

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Hrapmann and McCoy among first round of Steelers roster cuts

The mandatory roster cuts are in for the Steelers, as required by the NFL. Teams had to have their lists into the league by this afternoon but the Steelers have a practice today until 3:45 so they likely spent Sunday making the final decisions and then letting the players know yesterday evening or this morning. …

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Tomlin to work on “first wave of terror” in preseason game vs Colts

Tonight’s preseason game against the Colts will be an opportunity for many to showcase what they’ve learned over these last few weeks at St. Vincent College. While the backups always get top priority in these games when it comes to rotation of players and getting the starters out early, Mike Tomlin always wants to get …

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David Johnson waived, Steelers sign journeyman TE Justin Peelle

Pittsburgh Steelers FB/TE David Johnson was waived on Monday by the team. Since he was on a 1 yr deal they could place him on a waived/injured list and then free up the roster spot for another player, in this case free agent Justin Peelle who signed a 1 yr deal. He will wear #47 …

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Steelers’ offense a work in progress following loss to Eagles

The first preseason game of the 2012 National Football League season is in the books and while no one will remember the 24-23 score of the Philly win over the Steelers, there is a lot to take from the game and I’m focusing on the offense. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley unveiled his new scheme …

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Steelers preseason: Who and what to watch for on offense

Things to watch for during the Steelers preseason on offense. This is an important time for this group, they finally get to start putting into action what Todd Haley has been installing this offseason and in camp. As Mike Tomlin said in a recent press briefing after camp, “This isn’t a new offense to us, …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – Training camp 2012, week 1

BRC and Steeldad on Blitzburgh Radio, presented by SteelerAddicts.com talking all things Steelers training camp 2012. On this episode we talk about the first week of camp; including things we liked, didn’t like, the ever present Mike Wallace debate, players that stood out to us and more. Rookie 2012 draft picks Chris Rainey and Alameda …

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Steelers’ training camp week one; Reading the tea leaves

One of my favorite expressions and an easily over-used cliche of mine is ‘reading the tea leaves.’ I really believe in the days of 24/7 media and sports hype, people often say or do things that are not quite on point so we are left to decipher exactly what they are getting at. Thus, we …

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2012 Steelers training camp, July 28, recap of feisty day in Latrobe (pics included)

Rainey works on the big bag, no pun intended, "big bertha"

For the second time so far in Steelers training camp this year, rain started coming down in buckets just after practice finished. The afternoon workout ran a little past 5pm until the lightening started and the rain came shortly afterward. Very spirited outing today with a couple scuffles between players during the 11 on 11 …

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