by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/12/14) The Steelers DST had a tough time Week 2 against the Ravens.
Turnovers by the Pittsburgh offense were partly to blame for the performance. The Ravens managed to score 10 points on drives following turnovers. For the most part, the Steelers DST took on a bend but don't break mentality. Baltimore wound up kicking four field goals during the contest. Pittsburgh couldn't get anything going to throw the Ravens off their game. The team did not record any sacks, interceptions or fumbles during the game.
Pittsburgh will look for more Week 3 against the Panthers.
Steelers DST gives meager effort against Browns
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (9/7/14) A fine first half was ruined by a rotten second one for the Steelers DST on Sunday against Cleveland.
The result was 389 yards allowed and no turnovers. The unit provided points only through three sacks. Cornerback Ike Taylor dropped an easy pick on the goal line in the second half.
Cortez Allen signs five-year extension with Steelers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/6/14) Steelers have signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a five-year contract that will keep him with the team through the 2018 season, according to the NFL Network. Allen appeared in a career-high 14 games last season, eight of which he received the starting nod. He registered a career-high 44 tackles.
Brice McCain a no-go for Week 1
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/5/14) Steelers cornerback Brice McCain was unable to practice Friday and was officially ruled out for Week 1 against the Browns because of a groin injury. McCain sustained the injury in the preseason finale and hasn't been able to fully recover.
Jason Worilds won't play preseason finale
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/28/14) Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds is not expected to play Thursday against the Panthers in a preseason finale. His status remains up in the air for Week 1 of the season on Sept. 7.
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The Steelers DST has the rep of being one of Fantasy's best. But that wasn't quite the case last season when they finished outside of the Top 12. While they ranked ninth against the pass they also ranked a disappointing 21st against the run. That's not the kind of football the Steelers defense usually plays. To that end they drafted Ryan Shazier to help in run support and outside linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Cam Thomas were also added. There's some concern that the Steelers DST won't be among the best in football, but their opening slate puts the Steelers in play as a draft-worthy option. They host the Browns in Week 1, play the Ravens in Baltimore on a short week in Week 2 and then play at Carolina, vs. Tampa Bay, at Jacksonville, at Cleveland and vs. Houston! That's seven weeks of favorable matchups to begin the season! You can't pass on that unless you're committing to a top-shelf DST. Because of that early season schedule the Steelers DST is worth taking in the second-to-last round in your draft.