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hawaiiansteel
11-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Steelers to promote WR David Gilreath to the active roster in wake of Antonio Brown injury

By Neal Coolong on Nov 7

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Such a move would all but confirm Brown's absence for the Steelers' Week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. It would also bring with it the removal of a player from the 53-man roster.

Tribune-Review reporter Mark Kaboly tweeted Wednesday the Steelers plan to sign wide receiver David Gilreath from its practice squad before the Steelers' Week 10 game on Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The move would be in response to the ankle injury suffered by WR Antonio Brown in Week 9 against the Giants. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Brown isn't expected to play in Week 10. Signing Gilreath would essentially be a confirmation of that.

The Steelers announced earlier Wednesday they signed free agenty WR Derek Moye to their practice squad, so clearly another move will follow.

Without Brown, the Steelers would only have three wide receivers active, barring a move, so clearly the Gilreath move is coming, and Brown won't play Monday.

Pittsburgh has been living by the run the last three games anyway, and elimination of seldom-used 4WR sets - assuming tight end Heath Miller isn't used as the fourth wide receiver in that formation - wouldn't hurt much.

Gilreath performed well in the preseason, prompting some to push for his inclusion on the team's active roster at the beginning of the year. He was cut and resigned to the team's practice squad.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/11/7/3613884/steelers-roster-transactions-moves-fantasy-football-injury-news-antonio-brown-week-10l

Oviedo
11-07-2012, 03:13 PM
I'm more interested to see if they trust Gilreath with return duties so we don't risk Sanders getting hurt. Tomlin tends to be pretty cautious about who he puts back there especially on punts.

steelblood
11-07-2012, 03:34 PM
I'm more interested to see if they trust Gilreath with return duties so we don't risk Sanders getting hurt. Tomlin tends to be pretty cautious about who he puts back there especially on punts.

I disagree. If Rainey and Brown are out, Sanders must return punts and probably kickoffs as well. First, we need to win this game. We cannot afford to lose another game to a bad team. Second, ball security is paramount here. I trust Sanders far more than a rookie in his first pro game with NFL players bearing down on him at full speed.

It would suck if Sanders got hurt, but the stakes are high right now. We must play our best players.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Who gets released with the Gilreath promotion?

RuthlessBurgher
11-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Who gets released with the Gilreath promotion?

Haven't heard yet. Which young guy would they risk exposing? Demarcus Van Dyke? Kelvin Beachum? Adrian Robinson? Robert Golden? Alameda Ta'Amu? Or might they cut someone like Charlie Batch (his yearly salary is already guaranteed and he is typically inactive on gamedays anyway) and then sign him back next week?

hawaiiansteel
11-07-2012, 04:15 PM
by Teresa Varley
Steelers.com

With Antonio Brown and Chris Rainey both ailing, Emmanuel Sanderscould be the key to the Steelers return game this week.

“Emmanuel looked like a pretty good option to me last week,” said Tomlin. “The ball will be in his court first.”

He won’t be alone in being asked to step up, but Tomlin will also be cautious how he uses certain players.

“We’ve got capable candidates, some of which are limited in terms of what we will allow or ask them to do,” said Tomlin. “But we have capable guys. Mike Wallace has returned kicks in the past. We’ll leave no stone unturned in terms of being competent in that area and I know that we have a lot of guys that are willing and capable volunteers.”

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Tomlin-We’re-growing-and-doing-it-better/8c3380fb-af6f-4273-bf5f-905867c60117

fezziwig
11-07-2012, 04:34 PM
I don't now if Gilreath will get a chance to play or not this weekend but, he did impress me during the preseason. I would have thought by now another team would have picked him up off of our PS. If per chance he does play this weekend and for some reason he shines like a pro bowler, wonder if the Steelers would allow him back on the PS in fear someone signs him plus, Wallace might be gone after this season and we will need someone to follow the ranks.

hawaiiansteel
11-07-2012, 04:36 PM
The Steelers announced earlier Wednesday they signed free agenty WR Derek Moye to their practice squad, so clearly another move will follow.


Transactions

11/07/2012 Added WR Derek Moye to the Practice Squad; Released TE Jamie McCoy from the Practice Squad

http://www.steelers.com/news/index.html

flippy
11-07-2012, 04:38 PM
I wanna see Wally return a kick or 2.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Haven't heard yet. Which young guy would they risk exposing? Demarcus Van Dyke? Kelvin Beachum? Adrian Robinson? Robert Golden? Alameda Ta'Amu? Or might they cut someone like Charlie Batch (his yearly salary is already guaranteed and he is typically inactive on gamedays anyway) and then sign him back next week?

Van Dyke may have fallen out of favor with his ST blunders.

Beachum might be a possibility with Malecki still sitting on the PS.

Can't see it being Golden while Troy still ails. He might be one injury away.

Ta'amu would have been gone already if he was going I would think - but same line of reasoning would have followed Saunders too.

Batch is a possibility, they have done it before on a one week basis.

Oviedo
11-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Van Dyke may have fallen out of favor with his ST blunders.

Beachum might be a possibility with Malecki still sitting on the PS.

Can't see it being Golden while Troy still ails. He might be one injury away.

Ta'amu would have been gone already if he was going I would think - but same line of reasoning would have followed Saunders too.

Batch is a possibility, they have done it before on a one week basis.

I'm betting Batch. He is the safest in that no one is going to try to sign him. All the others are a risk for someone putting a bid in for.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-07-2012, 05:03 PM
I'm betting Batch. He is the safest in that no one is going to try to sign him. All the others are a risk for someone putting a bid in for.

I would agree.

lloydroid
11-07-2012, 05:28 PM
OK, so much for the injury not being serious, which is what the team tried to claim after AB said it was a high ankle sprain, which doesn't heal for months. I am so sick of this team dealing in lies re: their injuries. Does that really help win games in any way? I highly doubt it. They constantly try to be tricky and dishonest re: injuries. It's just stupid and makes them look childish.

jj28west
11-08-2012, 06:08 AM
Tomlin's style always reminds me of Belicheck. He will give up zero to the media to prevent you from getting an edge.

Cowher would let emotion take over and give you a tidbit or two in his Tuesday Press conference.

I stop tuning in for Tomlins Press conference because he gave away nothing on the inside. Still love hisTomlinisms.


OK, so much for the injury not being serious, which is what the team tried to claim after AB said it was a high ankle sprain, which doesn't heal for months. I am so sick of this team dealing in lies re: their injuries. Does that really help win games in any way? I highly doubt it. They constantly try to be tricky and dishonest re: injuries. It's just stupid and makes them look childish.

Oviedo
11-08-2012, 09:09 AM
OK, so much for the injury not being serious, which is what the team tried to claim after AB said it was a high ankle sprain, which doesn't heal for months. I am so sick of this team dealing in lies re: their injuries. Does that really help win games in any way? I highly doubt it. They constantly try to be tricky and dishonest re: injuries. It's just stupid and makes them look childish.

Why do you care? Do you really think assessing and injury and calculating the healing time is a precise science? Every player is different and respond to therapy and treatment differently. Perfect example is Rainey's "rib injury" player get those all the time and come off the field with no issues. Rainey looked like he took a .45 round to the chest.

If I was the coach I wouldn't give detailed information either. Keep it general and at a high level. Meet the league's minimum requirements.

hawaiiansteel
11-08-2012, 09:09 PM
Transactions

11/07/2012 Added WR Derek Moye to the Practice Squad; Released TE Jamie McCoy from the Practice Squad



Moye’s childhood dream comes true

Posted by Teresa Varley on November 7, 2012

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Derek Moye grew up a Steelers fan living outside of Pittsburgh in Rochester, Pa., and now the rookie wide receiver’s childhood dream has come true after he was signed to the team’s practice squad.

“Being from the area and having a chance to come out here and be with the Steelers is a lifelong dream of mine,” said Moye. “Just like everyone around here I was a huge Steelers fan. It’s a lifelong dream to be a part of the team.”

Moye, who played at Penn State, was added after Antonio Brown suffered a mild ankle sprain against the New York Giants.

“I guess they just needed someone to help out on the practice squad and I am fortunate to be here,” said Moye. “They said work hard and whatever happens, happens. That is what I plan on doing, working hard and trying to show what I can do.”

Moye originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent in May, but was waived and picked up by the New Orleans Saints. He was released by the Saints during training camp, and is now working toward staying put with the hometown team.

“That is what I plan on trying to do,” said the 6-5, 210 pound Moye. “Hopefully they like what I can do and I can go from there. They just said come in and prove what I can do and show I can play.”

http://blog.steelers.com/2012/11/07/moyes-childhood-dream-comes-true/