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Steelers CB Josh Victorian One Of Several Cornerbacks Battling For A Roster Spot In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed cornerback Keenan Lewis to run off to the New Orleans Saints uncontested via free agency this offseason as they were comfortable with Cortez Allen stepping into the starting spot opposite Ike Taylor moving forward. In addition to letting Lewis walk, they signed cornerback William Gay back following his one year away ...

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James Harrison’s release came several years after it should have, and that’s why it hurts

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Expects Several Changes This Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to members of the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and below is a summation of what he said based on the tweets sent out by Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola.

Colbert reportedly referred to the team being 8-8 in 2012 several times in his talk, meaning of course that it was unacceptable. Colbert sai...

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Report: Bill Cowher has turned down several coaching interviews

Bill Cowher said on Tuesday that he thinks he’ll eventually coach again. But he’s telling the teams with vacancies this year that his return won’t be soon. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Cowher has been contacted by several NFL teams that are looking for a head coach, but that Cowher has told…

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Steelers Injury Report: Cortez Allen Doubtful; Flu Bug Hits Several Players


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The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their practice preparations on Friday for their Sunday road game against the Dallas Cowboys and the Friday injury report is now out.

Pretty much as expected, cornerback Cortez Allen (groin) did not practice on Friday and he was listed as doubtful as a result. Allen injured his groin last week in the loss to the S...

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Josh Gordon’s Workout Attended by Several Teams, Not the Steelers

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OTA Report: Keisel Arrives, Several Take The Day Off

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — While several veterans took the day off, one joined the team for the first time this week.

Defensive end Brett Keisel joined the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, his first appearance at OTAs.

Keisel had missed the opening of OTAs for family reasons.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker James Harrison, safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery were all given the day off.

Additionally, running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker Jason Worilds, nose tackle Casey Hampton were out because of injuries.

Wide receiver Mike Wallace didn’t participate, and he’s not expected to for any of the OTAs, as he’s holding out because of a contract dispute.

Draft picks David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta’amu weren’t present either.

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Steelers Land QB Nick Foles, Several Guards, in Later Rounds of Live Mock Draft

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Mocking the Draft's live 7-round mock draft is complete, and the Steelers mock GM, Adam Baliatico, assesses his plunder.

A daring trade back into the first round after selecting Memphis DT Dontari Poe was the highlight, and it netted him Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower as well.

Late-round buzz centers around the selection of Arizona QB Nick Foles in the sixth, a solid player who fell probably a bit further than he will in the real draft.

"I have Foles rated as a late 2nd round prospect." Baliatico said. "So getting him late in the 6th was just too good to be true."

Outside of those picks, Baliatico went heavy with offensive guards, scooping up Washington's Senio Kelemete in the fourth round, Pitt's Luke Nix in the fifth round and Texas Tech's Lonnie Edwards in the seventh. This mock draft proved what many have been saying; it's a deep draft for guards.

"Edwards is one of the best pass blocking guards in this draft." Baliatico said. "(He) has starting potential."

While obviously this draft will not likely hold true to the actual draft, it does provide some good insight into how the cards could fall in April. Taking three guards may be a bit of a stretch, but picking up a quarterback in the mid-to-late rounds seems plausible, and certainly, no one would be against the Steelers acquiring some depth at the guard spot.

Steelers 2012 Live Mock Draft Results

1a: DT Dontari Poe, Memphis

1b: LB Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama

4: Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington

5: Luke Nix, OG, Pittsburgh

6: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

7: Lonnie Edwards, OG, Texas Tech



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Steelers have several other candidates for creating cap room

As pointed out late last night (or possibly early this morning), the Steelers have created $ 11.7 million in cap space by restructuring the contracts of linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons.  But they reportedly needed to clear more than $ 25 million. So where will the other $ 13 million come from? Based on a review of…

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Several Steelers Players Have Milestones In Reach Sunday Against The Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns looking to get their 12th win of the season. With a little help from the Cincinnati Bengals, they could get a first round bye as well should they take care of the Browns. This is the final regular season game of 2011, so there are also a few milestones in reach for a few Steelers players in this upcoming. Let's have a look at a few obvious and not so obvious ones and the chances each player has at reaching them.

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