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Steelers Safety Ryan Clark Recaps Another Loss to Ravens

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Andrew Fillipponi is once again joined live at Nakama by Steelers safety Ryan Clark. 

Ryan describes Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens as a flag-fest, but it was not the reason for the defeat.  Ryan still cannot understand the fact that he was flagged for his hit, but Ray Lewis got a free nearly-identical shot on Hines Ward. 

Ryan would not welcome a meeting with NFL brass about his playing style.  Ryan is losing sleep over his mistake on the last play. 

Charlie Batch gives away a pair of passes to his charity gaming event.  Ryan lets Charlie and Dennis Dixon win most of the competitions.  Both the Steelers and Ravens ran some no huddle offense on Sunday. 

Ryan modestly admits that he was one heck of a third baseman before he gave it up to pursue summer league basketball. 

The Penn State scandal will be talked about in the Steelers locker room.  Andy Dalton and AJ Green will present a challenge this week with the high-flying Bengals.  



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Sanders Out Several Weeks

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had knee surgery and he will be out for “a couple weeks,” according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in his weekly press conference Tuesday.

“Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped,” Tomlin said. “He should be a couple weeks. That was deemed a success.”

Sanders had been away from the team for much of last week as he had a death in the family. There is not yet a concrete time line of when he might return.

Tomlin also said that punter Daniel Sepulveda had successful surgery. He was placed on injured reserve before the Baltimore game, ending his season. The Steelers have since signed Jeremy Kapinos.

Tomlin went on to say that wide receiver Hines Ward, who left Sunday night’s game with concussion-like symptoms, is doing well. Ward said on the 93-7 The Fan morning show that he expects to play Sunday at Cincinnati, and Tomlin alluded that Ward should be just fine.

“Hines appears to be doing well with his concussion-like symptoms,” Tomlin said. “It shouldn’t prohibit him or slow him down in any form or fashion this week. We’ll assess him again (Wednesday) as we get started with our work week.”

Linebackers James Farrior and Lamarr Woodley are both a risk to miss Sunday’s game with injuries. Farrior has a calf injury that has kept him out the last two weeks, and Woodley missed last week with a pulled hamstring.

Participation for both in practice will determine their ability to play Sunday.

“We’ll take a look at Lamarr Woodley and see where he is with his hamstring,” Tomlin said. “Just like last week, participation over the course of the week will dictate his availability.”

Other injury news:

  • Both wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester are dealing with swelling issues that could keep them out of practice this week.
  • Wide receiver and special teams ace Arnaz Battle is dealing with a hamstring injury and he will be monitored this week.

Filed under: Football, Sports, Steelers Tagged: Arnaz Battle, Emmanuel Sanders, Hines Ward, Injury Report, James Farrior, Jerricho Cotchery, LaMarr Woodley, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stevenson Sylvester

Tomlin Looks Ahead To Bengals, Ward Will Play

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.

Baltimore marched 92 yards down the field to score the game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining to sweep the season series.

A week ago, the Steelers were coming off a huge win over the New England Patriots. They were on the fast track to potentially securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Now, the Steelers find themselves in third place behind Baltimore and Cincinnati.

Playoff hopes will be on the line when the Steelers go on the road to face the Bengals Sunday afternoon.

Hines Ward left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Ray Lewis.

Tomlin said that Ward is expected to play against the Bengals. He has not experienced any lingering issues from the concussion symptoms which kept him from returning against the Ravens.

Other injury notes:

Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped and will be out for a couple of weeks.

LaMarr Woodley is day-to-day dealing with a hamstring injury.

James Harrison is also expected to play.

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Hines Ward Says He Will Play Against Cincinnati

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hines Ward started the foundation PositiveAthlete.org to help get area youth into playing sports and using it as an outlet to give kids a positive upbringing, and helping them turn into great young-men. He joined the Fan Morning Show to talk about it, and everything Steelers.

Looking back at the Baltimore game where Hines left and did not return because of concussion-like symptoms, Hines said he, “got a little dinged up, but, [he] will be ready for Cincinnati.” Hines wanted to finish the  game, saying, “I thought I could play, but, for whatever reason, they didn’t want to risk anything.”

As for the young receivers around him, Hines says that he is having fun playing and when it is time for him to move on from the Steelers, he will leave it in good hands. Hines takes great pride in the fact that Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders are all turning into great blocking wide-receivers, which is something that he has preached to them.

Looking forward to the Bengals, Hines sees a team that is much-improved, and it will be a fight for the Steelers to come out of Cincy with a win.

For the entire interview, click below:



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Steelers’ Insider Ed Bouchette Reacts To Ravens’ Victory

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Steelers’ Insider Ed Bouchette joined The Fan Morning Show Monday to give his take on the Ravens’ stunning victory over the Steelers at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Ed updates Hines Ward’s condition and comments on Joe Flacco, Larry Foote and Ike Taylor’s sub-par performance.



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