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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
76Adams, Mike T6-73233/10/19903Ohio State
39Alexander, Alvester RB5-1120410/17/19901Wyoming
28Allen, Cortez CB6-119610/29/19884The Citadel
20Allen, Will SS6-12036/17/198211Ohio State
0Archer, Dri RB5-81798/9/1991RKent State
69Arnfelt, Brian DE6-429810/11/19891Northwestern
68Beachum, Kelvin T6-33036/8/19893Southern Methodist
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12442/18/19922Michigan State
41Blake, Antwon DB5-91988/8/19903Texas-El Paso
0Blanchflower, Rob TE6-42606/8/1990RMassachusetts
29Blount, LeGarrette RB6-025012/5/19865Oregon
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101867/10/19885Central Michigan
67Brown, Levi (FA) T6-63243/16/19848Penn State
15Brown, Justin WR6-32093/10/19911Oklahoma
75Browning, Bryant G6-43256/26/19881Ohio State
0Bryant, Martavis WR6-420012/20/1991RClemson
80Burress, Plaxico (FA) WR6-52328/12/197713Michigan State
54Carter, Chris OLB6-12484/6/19894Fresno State
81Coale, Danny WR6-01876/27/19881Virginia Tech
46Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1120012/25/1990RTowson
48Davis, Bryce LS6-32456/16/19891Central Oklahoma
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19903Stanford
 Elkins, Chris C6-4300//RYoungstown State
92Fangupo, Hebron DT6-03247/19/19852Brigham Young
73Foster, Ramon G6-63251/7/19866Tennessee
49Garvin, Terence ILB6-32211/1/19912West Virginia
22Gay, William CB5-101901/1/19858Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19884Florida
21Golden, Robert SAF5-112029/13/19903Arizona
 Goodwin, C.J. WR6-3190//RCalifornia (PA)
5Gradkowski, Bruce QB6-12201/27/19839Toledo
39Green, Isaiah DB5-101808/10/19892Fresno State
 Hall, Jordan RB5-9191//ROhio State
 Hemer, Ethan DT6-6285//RWisconsin
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52885/6/19894Ohio State
81Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22192/26/19876Maryland
74Hubbard, Christopher G6-42854/23/19911Alabama-Birmingham
 Johnson, Wesley C6-52951/9/1991RVanderbilt
46Johnson, Will FB6-223811/14/19883West Virginia
95Jones, Jarvis OLB6-224510/13/19892Georgia
23Jones, Felix (FA) RB5-102155/8/19877Arkansas
 Jones, Howard LB6-4238//RShepherd
3Jones, Landry QB6-32214/4/19892Oklahoma
 Kay, Brendon QB6-422812/29/1989RCincinnati
99Keisel, Brett (FA) DE6-52859/19/197813Brigham Young
79Lapuaho, Al DT6-32848/4/19911Utah State
0Mauro, Josh DE6-6276//RStanford
35Maysonet, Miguel RB5-1021012/13/19891Stony Brook
10McBriar, Mat (FA) P6-02277/8/197911Hawaii
21McCain, Brice CB5-918712/10/19866Utah
 McCray, Emmanuel T6-53201/1/1991RMississippi
0McCullers, Dan DT6-73488/11/1992RTennessee
90McLendon, Steve NT6-43201/3/19865Troy
83Miller, Heath TE6-525610/22/198210Virginia
21Mitchell, Mike FS6-02106/10/19876Ohio U.
52Moats, Arthur OLB6-22503/14/19885James Madison
49Molls, Dan LB6-02382/12/1991RToledo
16Moore, Lance WR5-91908/31/19839Toledo
19Moore, Kashif WR5-1018011/21/19881Connecticut
14Moye, Derek WR6-52108/12/19882Penn State
82Palmer, Michael TE6-52521/18/19885Clemson
81Paulson, David TE6-42462/22/19893Oregon
 Philon, Roy DE6-32913/26/1991RLouisville
8Podlesh, Adam P5-112008/11/19838Maryland
43Polamalu, Troy SS5-102074/19/198112USC
33Poole, Tauren RB5-1021010/19/19892Tennessee
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19895Florida
 Richardson, Shaquille CB6-1188//RArizona
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52413/2/198211Miami (Ohio)
14Sampson, Lanear WR5-112057/17/19901Baylor
0Shazier, Ryan OLB6-22309/6/1992ROhio State
 Simmons, Will G6-5342//REast Carolina
26Smith, Devin DB5-111868/8/19901Wisconsin
71Snow, David C6-430311/9/19892Texas
58So'oto, Vic LB6-32638/19/19873Brigham Young
87Spaeth, Matt TE6-726011/24/19837Minnesota
51Spence, Sean LB5-112316/7/19903Miami (Fla.)
34Stephens-Howling, LaRod (FA) RB5-71854/26/19876Pittsburgh
6Suisham, Shaun K6-020012/29/198110Bowling Green State
55Sylvester, Stevenson (FA) LB6-22317/18/19885Utah
24Taylor, Ike CB6-21955/5/198012Louisiana-Lafayette
92Thomas, Cam NT6-433012/12/19865North Carolina
29Thomas, Shamarko SS5-92172/23/19912Syracuse
94Timmons, Lawrence ILB6-12345/14/19868Florida State
0Tuitt, Stephon DT6-63125/23/1993RNotre Dame
61Velasco, Fernando (FA) C6-43122/22/19855Georgia
41Ventrone, Ross DB5-81959/27/19862Villanova
72Wallace, Cody C6-430011/26/19845Texas A&M
60Warren, Greg LS6-325210/18/198110North Carolina
 Waters, Eric TE6-5242//RMissouri
44Westerman, Jamaal (FA) LB6-32552/21/19856Rutgers
11Wheaton, Markus WR5-111822/7/19912Oregon State
78Whimper, Guy G6-53155/21/19839East Carolina
91Williams, Nick DT6-43102/21/19902Samford
98Williams, Vince ILB6-125012/27/19892Florida State
48Wilson, Kion ILB6-023010/24/19864South Florida
1Wing, Brad P6-32051/27/1991RLouisiana State
93Worilds, Jason OLB6-22623/3/19885Virginia Tech
0Zumwalt, Jordan OLB6-423110/13/1991RUCLA
 
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Ryan Shazier
News
The Steelers signed first-round pick Ryan Shazier, a linebacker out of Ohio State, to a four-year deal. Shazier has been taking first-team reps at OTAs and aims to become the first rookie to start for coordinator Dick LeBeau in 15 years.
Antonio Brown
News
The Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery this offseason as free agents, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley is confident in his group this year, reports ESPN.

In losing Sanders and Cotchery, the Steelers have to replace 1,342 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, which could be hard to do.

"It's as deep a group as I've been around from top to bottom," Haley said. "I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won't make the team."

The Steelers have Antonio Brown as their No. 1 option, and Markus Wheaton is penciled in as the other starter. Lance Moore was signed to take Cotchery's role as the No. 3 receiver, and rookie Martavis Bryant is competing with Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 4 spot. Justin Brown is also in the mix for a role.

Jarvis Jones
News
Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was quick enough as a rookie, but "was overwhelmed at times" and has been told to "hit the weight room," reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jones failed to hold onto a starting job and finished with 41 tackles and a sack in 14 games.
Fernando Velasco
News
Steelers offensive lineman Fernando Velasco had surgery Saturday to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday. Velasco was placed on injured reserve over the weekend.
Cam Thomas
News
The Steelers signed Cam Thomas to play defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Thomas primarily played nose tackle for the Chargers. He could still see snaps at the nose in Pittsburgh, the report said.
Marcus Gilbert
News
Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert will play Sunday against Green Bay despite an ankle ailment that had him deemed as probable.
Emmanuel McCray
No Updates
Devin Smith
News
The Steelers removed defensive back Devin Smith from their practice squad with an injury settlement, reports the National Football Post.
Markus Wheaton
News
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette projects 2013 third-round pick Markus Wheaton to start at split end over rookie Martavis Bryant and newly-signed Darrius Heyward-Bey. Wheaton's rookie year was derailed by a hand injury, and he underwent offseason surgery.

The Steelers return Antonio Brown as their No. 1 receiver.

Matt Spaeth
News
The Steelers used three tight ends Sunday at Green Bay and all of them made small contributions to the victory.

The most interesting was a 30-yard grab by David Paulson from Mat McBriar on the first possession of the second half off a fake punt. The catch led to a touchdown that put Pittsburgh ahead.

Another rare contributor as a pass-catcher who played the role of hero was Matt Spaeth, who snagged an 11-yard scoring strike from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger later in that quarter to again put his team up.

Starting tight end Heath Miller pitched in with three receptions for 17 yards.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for start of training camp
Levi Brown
News
The Steelers cleared more than $9 million in cap space by releasing linebacker Larry Foote, offensive tackle Levi Brown and cornerback Curtis Brown. Foote spent 11 seasons with the team, making 113 tackles in 2012.

Levi Brown had a 2014 cap figure of $6.5 million, and Foote was scheduled to count $1.8 million against the cap.

David Snow
News
The loss of linebacker Jarvis Jones with an illness highlights the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Steelers for their game at Green Bay.

The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Derek Moye, offensive lineman David Snow and linebacker Jamaal Westerman .

Cortez Allen
News
Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen would like to become a shadow corner and follow around the opposing team's best receiver, reports the official team website. He would be replacing Ike Taylor in that role if it happens in 2014. 

"Of course," Allen said. "I've always liked to challenge myself. I've always wanted that challenge just to see how I match up. And it's always fun to go against talent like that. Ike's done it before me. Hopefully, one day I'll be in that position to be the level of player that he is. It's a day-by-day process. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can from him and the guys around me. Wherever I am in the defense, wherever they see fit, what's best for the team, then that’s where I'll be. I've never been a guy who said, 'I want to play on this side or that side.' We’re both capable of playing either side. And we're both capable of playing anybody we face. It's always us. It's never them."

Bruce Gradkowski
News
The Steelers have signed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a three-year deal. The Pittsburgh native, who once led the Raiders to an improbable win at Heinz Field, will back up Big Ben.
Terence Garvin
News
Linebacker Terence Garvin, who made his first start in Week 16, won't make his second on Sunday. He is the lone Steelers player ruled out for the game against the Browns. Fellow linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) is questionable while the other injured are probable.

They are guard David DeCastro (back), linebacker Jarvis Jones (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (foot). All were full participants in Friday practice.

Stephon Tuitt
News
The Steelers and rookie second-round pick defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt have agreed to a four-year deal, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The 6-foot-5, 303-pound Tuitt will compete for playing time along the D-line in camp this summer. 
David DeCastro
News
Linebacker Terence Garvin, who made his first start in Week 16, won't make his second on Sunday. He is the lone Steelers player ruled out for the game against the Browns. Fellow linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) is questionable while the other injured are probable.

They are guard David DeCastro (back), linebacker Jarvis Jones (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (foot). All were full participants in Friday practice.

Brendon Kay
No Updates
Mike Mitchell
News
Free agent safety Mike Mitchell signed a five-year deal worth $25 million with the Steelers Tuesday, at the start of the free agency period. ESPN.com confirmed the financial terms of the deal Tuesday night.

Mitchell will receive a big time increase over the $1 million he made during his breakout season for the Panthers last year, during which he record 67 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. 

Felix Jones
News
The Steelers will try to re-sign free agent running backs Jonathan Dwyer and LaRod Stephens-Howling but not Felix Jones, reports ESPN.com. Dwyer would be an ideal backup to Le'Veon Bell but might leave for a chance to play more, the report said.

Stephens-Howling must prove he's healthy following ACL surgery. If he's the only one who returns, the Steelers would seek to bolster the position through free agency or the draft, the report said.

Miguel Maysonet
News
The Redskins signed running back Miguel Maysonet to their practice squad.
Howard Jones
No Updates
Mike Adams
News
The Broncos are in fine shape heading into their AFC title game Sunday against New England. All but one player on their Wednesday injury report was a full participant in practice. That was safety Mike Adams (thigh).

Those who practiced in full include quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle). Ther others are tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), safety Duke Ihenacho (knee), tackle Winston Justice (finger), guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (thumb).

Chris Carter
News
The Steelers enter Week 10 against the Bills mostly healthy, as their inactive list is made up of mostly healthy scratches Sunday. Linebackers Kion Wilson and Chris Carter, defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke, defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo, tight end Richard Gordon, quarterback Landry Jones, and wide receiver Derek Moye represent the team's list of inactives for the week. 
Arthur Moats
News
The Steelers and free agent linebacker Arthur Moats agreed to terms on a one-year deal, reports Pro Football Talk. Moats made 54 tackles for the Bills last year.
Ramon Foster
News
The Steelers are in great shape offensively heading into their clash in Cleveland on Sunday. All players on their Friday injury report on that side of the ball are probable.

Included are tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), guards Fernando Velasco (knee), Kelvin Beachum (hip) and Ramon Foster (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot).

Vic So'oto
News
The Steelers signed linebacker Vic So'oto and running back Tauren Poole to reserve/futures contracts, enabling them to participate in the offseason program.
Brad Wing
News
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said recently-signed punter Brad Wing has matured.

“It's a no-lose situation for us,” Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He got married recently and has a child, and players mature as the years go. If we weren't comfortable with (his) character, we don't sign him.”

Incumbent punter Mat McBriar is a free agent.

Kelvin Beachum
News
Steelers guard Kelvin Beachum is ready to roll Sunday at Green Bay. He has been given the green light after being listed as probable.
Ike Taylor
News
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor told The Jim Rome Show that he was "pissed off" about taking a pay cut to stay with the team this season. He gave back $4.25 million in salary. 

"I'm pissed off about it, still am pissed off about it and I'm going to be pissed off until the end of the season about it," Taylor said. "Did it hurt me? Hell yeah. Does it still hurt? Yeah, it hurts, but hopefully I can go in and bounce back this year, do what I need to do on the field and we will see what happens after."

Taylor added that he considered leaving the Steelers when asked to take a pay cut but noticed that other players who didn't take pay cuts struggled after getting released. 

"I didn't want to leave Pittsburgh, point blank, period," Taylor said. "I've got a lot of relationships -- I have a lot of friends, I gained a lot of business relationships in Pittsburgh. Just hearing from other guys coming from other teams and being on the team with Pittsburgh, they say it's like no other; it's like day and night, so I'll listen."

Shaquille Richardson
News
With the 157th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected cornerback Shaquille Richardson from Arizona.

Richardson is a developmental corner that has a potential to make an impact down the road. At 6-foot-0, 194 pounds, Richardson started all 13 games and finished second on the team with three interceptions in 2013.
Ross Ventrone
News
Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Lawrence Timmons
News
Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons made significant contributions to the win Sunday at Green Bay. He tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, added a sack and TFL, and twice put a lick on Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.
Brian Arnfelt
News
The Steelers added defensive line depth Saturday, announcing the signing of Brian Arnfelt from the practice squad. Arnfelt is an undrafted rookie free agent who has spent the season on the team's practice squad.

Linebacker Kion Wilson was waived to make room on the 53-man roster, the team announced. 

Cody Wallace
News
The Steelers re-signed center/guard Cody Wallace to a three-year deal. Coaches liked how Wallace played center after Fernando Velasco's Achilles injury last season, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Shaun Suisham
News
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham continued his strong play in Week 17, a 20-7 win over the Browns. He connected on both of his field goals, from 32 and 30 yards, and added a pair of successful points after touchdown to finish with his second eight-point game in a row.

This has been Suisham's best season, as he finished with a career-high 129 points whiel connected on 93.8 percent of his field goals, also a career-high. 

Le'Veon Bell
News
The Steelers might mix and match running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount more than originally expected, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I don't think you'll be able to tell anything with the first two guys," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of what could become known as the B&B backfield. "The key for me is to not know which one is in there. To have that much confidence and faith in both of them, that both can get it done whether it's running, catching or blocking."

The Steelers want to get their no-huddle offense to a point where they do not have to change personnel on the fly. If the backs can serve different roles from snap to snap, that versatility makes them more valuable.

"The nice thing is we can start a series with certain personnel and we can keep that personnel on the field and go no-huddle," Roethlisberger said. "So we can try to dictate what defense comes on the field so we can get in the best play possible."

Jamaal Westerman
News
The loss of linebacker Jarvis Jones with an illness highlights the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Steelers for their game at Green Bay.

The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Derek Moye, offensive lineman David Snow and linebacker Jamaal Westerman .

Plaxico Burress
News
Wideout Plaxico Burress is slated to be a free agent this spring but a story on the Steelers' official website says he still wants to play even after having shoulder surgery. 

"I am doing pretty good," Burress said. "I still have a ways to go from a rehab standpoint. I am rehabbing every day and will see how it feels when the offseason program starts. ... Right now I am working on the range of motion, trying to get all of the range of motion back that I can. As the weeks and months go by I am getting stronger. Getting my range of motion back is the most important thing for me with the position I play, being able to catch balls the way that I need to."

Burress will be 37 when the 2014 season starts. 

Chris Elkins
No Updates
Antwon Blake
News
The Steelers have listed the following healthy players as inactive for the Week 4 game from London against the Vikings: QB Landry Jones (3rd QB); OL Cody Wallace; NT Hebron Fangupo; WR Derek Moye; CB Isaiah Green; and CB Antwon Blake
Nick Williams
News
On Day 3 of the NFL draft the Steelers selected Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne, Oklahoma receiver Justin Brown, Florida State linebacker Vince Williams and Samford defensive tackle Nick Williams.
Jordan Hall
No Updates
Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
The Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery this offseason as free agents, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley is confident in his group this year, reports ESPN.

In losing Sanders and Cotchery, the Steelers have to replace 1,342 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, which could be hard to do.

"It's as deep a group as I've been around from top to bottom," Haley said. "I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won't make the team."

The Steelers have Antonio Brown as their No. 1 option, and Markus Wheaton is penciled in as the other starter. Lance Moore was signed to take Cotchery's role as the No. 3 receiver, and rookie Martavis Bryant is competing with Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 4 spot. Justin Brown is also in the mix for a role.

Brice McCain
News
The Steelers signed former Texans cornerback Brice McCain, reports Steelers Depot. He's coming off a horrible season in Houston that led to his release.
Mat McBriar
News
The Steelers announced Tuesday they made a change at punter. They waived punter Zoltan Mesko and replaced him with former Cowboys punter Mat McBriar.
Jason Worilds
News
Steelers transition player Jason Worilds rejected the team's multi-year contract offer, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The team won't go any higher, the report said, so 26-year-old outside linebacker can either reconsider or play 2014 on his $9.7 million transition tag.

Worilds had 63 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles last year.

Lance Moore
News
Steelers free agent acquisition Lance Moore, who signed a two-year, $3 million contract in March, "stood out as much as any player during offseason practices," reports ESPN.com. The 30-year-old former Saint "proved to be a quick study while learning a new offense, and he could put up big numbers if opposing teams pay too much attention to Pro Bowler Antonio Brown," the report said.

Moore is locked in as the team's No. 3 receiver. As recently as 2012, Moore caught 65 balls for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns.

Isaiah Green
News
The loss of linebacker Jarvis Jones with an illness highlights the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Steelers for their game at Green Bay.

The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Derek Moye, offensive lineman David Snow and linebacker Jamaal Westerman .

Rob Blanchflower
News
The Steelers added some depth in the receiving corps in the seventh round of the draft, selecting tight end Rob Blanchflower out of the University of Massechusetts 230th overall. 
Cameron Heyward
News
Steelers linebacker Cameron Heyward led the team in tackles Sunday, in a 34-28 loss to the Dolphins in Week 14. Heyward racked up nine stops -- six solo -- one of which went for a sack, his third in five games.

Heyward has come on strong lately, and now has 46 tackles and four sacks on the season, both of which are personal bests. 

Robert Golden
No Updates
Vince Williams
News
The Steelers defense is healthy for Week 10 against the Bills, after three players from the injury report were able to play through their various issues. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward (knee), linebacker Vince Williams (concussion) and defensive back Ike Taylor (concussion) are all active for Sunday's game. 
Michael Palmer
News
The Steelers re-signed tight end Michael Palmer to a one-year deal. He played in every game last year, serving primarily as a blocker and making an 8-yard catch.

Pittsburgh claimed Palmer off waivers last August.

Heath Miller
News
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that tight end Heath Miller looked like his old self now that he's fully practiced this spring. A year ago he was coming back from a torn ACL and didn't practice at all. 

"He has looked healthy right from the get-go, looks kind of like the old Heath," Roethlisberger said via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "One of the practices, he caught a pass about 12 yards downfield and made a move and actually made a guy miss and he finished all the way down the field. That was the Heath Miller we love to see."

Greg Warren
News
The Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen and long snapper Greg Warren to one-year contracts. Allen played for the Cowboys and Steelers last season, making 42 tackles and two interceptions.
Bryant Browning
News
Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Eric Waters
No Updates
LeGarrette Blount
News
The Steelers plan to give backup running back LeGarrette Blount six to eight carries per game, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Blount will spell Le'Veon Bell and figures to be used in short-yardage and goal-line situations, the report said.

"I feel like every running back in this league wants to be a starter," Blount told the paper. "Obviously I want to start, and I knew that when I went to New England. I wasn't the starting guy. When I come here, I know I'm not the starting guy. But you work hard and go out there and do everything as though you are the starter. Sometimes it plays out that way, sometimes it doesn't.

"I like Le'Veon. I like his running style. He rushed for 800-plus yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. I wouldn't mind complementing him at all."

Brett Keisel
News
A report suggests that "it makes just too much sense" for Brett Keisel to return to the Steelers this season. Keisel would be in line for $1 million this year as a veteran and wouldn't have to play as much, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Steelers remain interested in bringing him back. 
William Gay
News
Nickel cornerback William Gay is "underrated and underappreciated but not by the Steelers," according to the team's website. The site expects Gay, who's owed $1.5 million in 2014, to stick on the roster because "he is precisely the kind of player a team needs to contend."

Gay, 29, had 63 tackles, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, an interception return for a touchdown and a sack last season.

Adam Podlesh
News
The Steelers have signed punter Adam Podlesh, who previously served with the Jaguars and Bears. He was released from the Bears in March, saving nearly $1.5 million. 

Podlesh ranked 29th last season with an average of 37.9 yards per punt. 

Sean Spence
News
Steelers 2012 draft pick Sean Spence has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game after a major knee injury forced him to miss his rookie year and the rehab from it along with a broken finger cost him his second season. But he has a clean bill of health according to the official team website and will participate in full workouts when OTAs begin in May. 

"He's healthy and working," coach Mike Tomlin said according to the official team website. "... I don't think that we'll start from scratch. These haven't been empty days for him since he's been here with the rehabilitation process and what he's been able to do in terms of learning our system of football. I'm not going to assume that he's starting from ground zero."

Will Allen
News
The Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen and long snapper Greg Warren to one-year contracts. Allen played for the Cowboys and Steelers last season, making 42 tackles and two interceptions.
Alvester Alexander
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Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Dan Molls
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The Chargers trimmed 11 players from its roster on Friday, the team announced.

Players released were cornerback Cornelius Brown, safety Sean Cattouse, linebacker Phillip Dillard, cornerback Gregory Gatson, linebacker Jerrell Harris, cornerback William Middleton, linebacker Dan Molls, tackle Randy Richards guard Stephen Schilling, tackle Max Starks and wide Receiver Luke Tasker.
Troy Polamalu
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Troy Polamalu has been a staple in the Steelers secondary since being taken with a first-round pick in the 2003 draft. But reporter Ron Cook with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says his "best guess" is that this will be Polamalu's last season

Cook brought up the issue when writing about safety Shamarko Thomas, one of many second-year players expected to contribute for the Steelers. Thomas figures to be the top backup safety in 2014. 

Polamalu is under contract through the 2016 season. 

Kion Wilson
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Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Wesley Johnson
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The Steelers signed fifth-round pick Wesley Johnson, an offensive lineman from Vanderbilt, and sixth-round pick Jordan Zumwalt, a linebacker out of UCLA.
Ben Roethlisberger
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The Steelers ran at least 15 no-huddle plays in each of their final nine games, a stretch in which they went 6-3 and averaged more than 10 points more than in the first seven games, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The team is spending a lot of time on the no-huddle during OTAs and plans to use it more in 2014.

"I think it's something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we'll use it more," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the paper. 

"I don't want to call it our base offense,” Roethlisberger added, "but I think you'll see more of it, so it was more important for us to get it in early and often."

According to the report, the Steelers used the no-huddle on 23 percent of their plays last year. Roethlisberger hit 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 touchdowns out of the no-huddle.

C.J. Goodwin
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Dri Archer
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Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer told the Akron Beacon Journal that he's going to have "a big role" in the offense this season, even if he isn't sure what it will entail. 

"I'm not sure," Archer said of what his role will be. "It's going to be a big role, but I'm just going to do whatever I'm asked to do. Play receiver, play running back, helping special teams. Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to do it."

Archer could see time in the slot as well as in the backfield but is unlikely to unseat Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount as key running backs in the Steelers offense. 

In 10 games last season with Kent State, Archer tallied 10 total touchdowns and 854 total yards on 68 carries and 25 catches. 

Jordan Dangerfield
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The Steelers have signed wide receiver Jasper Collins and safety Jordan Dangerfield to futures contracts.
Will Johnson
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Two greatly used Steelers wideouts caught just three passes between them Sunday at Green Bay, but one was a biggie.

That one was a 1-yard scoring snag in the first quarter by Emmanuel Sanders, who finished with two receptions for 7 yards. Jerricho Cotchery caught one pass for 9 yards in the win.

Also pitching in were running backs Jonathan Dwyer, who both ran and received for 7 yards, and fullback Will Johnson, who caught one pass for 6 yards. Fellow back Felix Jones had one rushing attempt for 6 yards.

Landry Jones
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Quarterback Landry Jones has shown very little to justify the Steelers taking him in the fourth-round last year, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which expects Jones to be a third-stringer again in 2014. If the Steelers could redo that draft pick, the paper said, "they'd draft a cornerback or another safety or a tight end, anything but a quarterback in that fourth round."

Ben Roethlisberger did not miss a snap last season and veteran backup Bruce Gradkowski is signed through 2015.

LaRod Stephens-Howling
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The Steelers will try to re-sign free agent running backs Jonathan Dwyer and LaRod Stephens-Howling but not Felix Jones, reports ESPN.com. Dwyer would be an ideal backup to Le'Veon Bell but might leave for a chance to play more, the report said.

Stephens-Howling must prove he's healthy following ACL surgery. If he's the only one who returns, the Steelers would seek to bolster the position through free agency or the draft, the report said.

Christopher Hubbard
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Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Maurkice Pouncey
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The Steelers signed center Maurkice Pouncey to a five-year, $44 million contract, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

The report says that despite missing last year due to a knee injury and having a year left on his deal he gets a max contract. He now makes $14 million total for 2014.

Shamarko Thomas
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Troy Polamalu has been a staple in the Steelers secondary since being taken with a first-round pick in the 2003 draft. But reporter Ron Cook with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says his "best guess" is that this will be Polamalu's last season

Cook brought up the issue when writing about safety Shamarko Thomas, one of many second-year players expected to contribute for the Steelers. Thomas figures to be the top backup safety in 2014. 

Polamalu is under contract through the 2016 season. 

Ethan Hemer
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Al Lapuaho
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The Steelers have signed defensive lineman Al Lapuaho after a workout, a source has told the Baltimore Sun. Lapuaho spent time on the Miami practice squad in 2013, but has now played a down in the NFL.
Bryce Davis
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In addition to offensive tackle Andre Smith returning to practice Monday, the Bengals activated receiver Brandon Tate from the PUP list and tight end/long snapper Bryce Davis from the NFI list. 
David Paulson
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The Steelers used three tight ends Sunday at Green Bay and all of them made small contributions to the victory.

The most interesting was a 30-yard grab by David Paulson from Mat McBriar on the first possession of the second half off a fake punt. The catch led to a touchdown that put Pittsburgh ahead.

Another rare contributor as a pass-catcher who played the role of hero was Matt Spaeth, who snagged an 11-yard scoring strike from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger later in that quarter to again put his team up.

Starting tight end Heath Miller pitched in with three receptions for 17 yards.

Justin Brown
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Receiver Justin Brown landed first-team reps with the Steelers offense in their most recent OTA, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Brown, who is 6-foot-3, spent all of last season on the practice squad but got the chance to work with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason and lined up all over the field with fellow first teamers Antonio Brown and Lance Moore. 

"Justin is doing some great things," Roethlisberger said. "I just like that he keeps working to get better and every day you see improvement from him."

Lanear Sampson
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The Cowboys signed rookie receiver Lanear Sampson, a Baylor product, to their practice squad. Sampson was cut by the Colts in the preseason.
Kashif Moore
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Seven Steelers who finished the season on the practice squad have been signed by the team to futures contracts.

They are running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, offensive linemen Bryant Browning and Chris Hubbard, wide receiver Kashif Moore, safety Ross Ventrone and linebacker Kion Wilson.

Guy Whimper
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The Steelers re-signed offensive tackle Guy Whimper, who played in 10 games last season. Whimper got a one-year deal and was signed for depth.
Hebron Fangupo
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The loss of linebacker Jarvis Jones with an illness highlights the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Steelers for their game at Green Bay.

The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Derek Moye, offensive lineman David Snow and linebacker Jamaal Westerman .

Danny Coale
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The Steelers signed receiver Danny Coale to a reserve/futures contract. He was a fifth-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2012 draft.
Jordan Zumwalt
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The Steelers signed fifth-round pick Wesley Johnson, an offensive lineman from Vanderbilt, and sixth-round pick Jordan Zumwalt, a linebacker out of UCLA.
Steve McLendon
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The Steelers are looking to upgrade the middle of their defensive line after nose tackle Steve McLendon's performance in 2013, reports ESPN.com. McLendon made his average tackle after a gain of 3.0 yards, worst of any starting nose tackle in a 3-4 defense, according to Football Outsiders.

Pittsburgh gave up 125 rushing yards per game after yielding 95 yards per game in 2012. McLendon is signed through 2015, but most expect the Steelers to take a defensive tackle early in the draft.

Stevenson Sylvester
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The following Steelers are inactive for the game vs. the Bengals: quarterback Landry Jones, receiver Derek Moye, corner Isaiah Green, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, offensive lineman David Snow, nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot).
Dan McCullers
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The Steelers signed nose tackle Dan McCullers, a sixth-round pick out of Tennessee, to a four-year contract.
Derek Moye
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Steelers receiver Derek Moye went to Southern California last week to work out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, reports the Beaver County Times. Also there were fellow receivers Markus Wheaton and Justin Brown.

"It went well," Moye said. "It was a chance to get out there and catch some balls from him on the field, but we didn't do that all day. We were able to get to know each other a little bit better as well."

The goal was to work on timing with Roethlisberger and develop a rapport. 

"It was really about (Roethlisberger) getting a feel for some of us a little bit more," Moye said. "We ran some different routes that he wanted to work with us individually on."
Will Simmons
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Tauren Poole
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The Steelers signed linebacker Vic So'oto and running back Tauren Poole to reserve/futures contracts, enabling them to participate in the offseason program.
Roy Philon
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Josh Mauro
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The Steelers signed 10 college free agents, five on each side of the ball. On offense Pittsburgh added quarterback Brendon Kay (Cincinnati), tight end Eric Waters (Missouri), tackle Kaycee Ike (UAB), guard Will Simmons (East Carolina) and lineman Chris Elkins (Youngstown State).

The team also added defensive back Devon Carrington (Stanford), defensive ends Josh Mauro (Stanford) and Ethan Hemer (Wisconsin), linebacker Howard Jones (Shepherd) and defensive tackle Roy Philon (Louisville).

Martavis Bryant
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Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley told the official team website that rookie Martavis Bryant's rare combination of size and speed will pay off down the line, but that his size and ability to high-point a pass could make him a factor in the end zone as soon as this season

"He's as advertised -- a legit 6-foot-4 and with legit 4.4 speed," Haley said. "That's not a combination you see very often, a guy that big who can run that well. ... He's got a long way to go, because at the receiver position, there are a lot of subtle things that go on, but he's big and fast and what sets him apart and should give him a chance to succeed is that he gets to top speed fast for a guy that big. ... Early on, he can be a factor in the red zone, and he'll be another guy who gives us speed outside the numbers to stretch the defense."