|Offense||19th||86.4 (26th)||251.1 (10th)|
|Defense||13th||115.6 (18th)||221.6 (10th)|
|76||Adams, Mike||T||6-7||323||3/10/1990||3||Ohio State|
|28||Allen, Cortez||CB||6-1||196||10/29/1988||4||The Citadel|
|20||Allen, Will||SS||6-1||200||6/17/1982||11||Ohio State|
|13||Archer, Dri||RB||5-8||173||8/9/1991||R||Kent State|
|68||Beachum, Kelvin||T||6-3||303||6/8/1989||3||Southern Methodist|
|26||Bell, Le'Veon||RB||6-1||244||2/18/1992||2||Michigan State|
|41||Blake, Antwon||DB||5-9||198||8/8/1990||3||Texas-El Paso|
|84||Brown, Antonio||WR||5-10||186||7/10/1988||5||Central Michigan|
|54||Carter, Chris||OLB||6-1||248||4/6/1989||4||Fresno State|
|45||Davis, Bryce||LS||6-3||245||6/16/1989||1||Central Oklahoma|
|61||Elkins, Chris||C||6-4||300||6/24/1992||R||Youngstown State|
|92||Fangupo, Hebron||DT||6-0||324||7/19/1985||2||Brigham Young|
|57||Garvin, Terence||ILB||6-3||221||1/1/1991||2||West Virginia|
|18||Goodwin, C.J.||WR||6-3||190||2/4/1990||R||California (PA)|
|39||Green, Isaiah||DB||5-10||180||8/10/1989||2||Fresno State|
|49||Hall, Jordan||RB||5-9||191||7/2/1991||R||Ohio State|
|40||Harris, Josh||RB||5-11||210||1/22/1991||R||Wake Forest|
|97||Heyward, Cameron||DE||6-5||288||5/6/1989||4||Ohio State|
|46||Johnson, Will||FB||6-2||238||11/14/1988||3||West Virginia|
|99||Keisel, Brett||DE||6-5||285||9/19/1978||13||Brigham Young|
|30||Maysonet, Miguel||RB||5-10||210||12/13/1989||1||Stony Brook|
|23||Mitchell, Mike||FS||6-0||210||6/10/1987||6||Ohio U.|
|55||Moats, Arthur||OLB||6-2||250||3/14/1988||5||James Madison|
|14||Moye, Derek||WR||6-5||210||8/12/1988||2||Penn State|
|Nunley, Dayonne||DB||5-8||184||12/10/1991||R||Miami (Ohio)|
|7||Roethlisberger, Ben||QB||6-5||241||3/2/1982||11||Miami (Ohio)|
|50||Shazier, Ryan||OLB||6-1||237||9/6/1992||R||Ohio State|
|65||Simmons, Will||G||6-5||342||1/31/1991||R||East Carolina|
|49||So'oto, Vic||LB||6-3||263||8/19/1987||3||Brigham Young|
|51||Spence, Sean||LB||5-11||231||6/7/1990||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|6||Suisham, Shaun||K||6-0||200||12/29/1981||10||Bowling Green State|
|96||Thomas, Cam||NT||6-4||330||12/12/1986||5||North Carolina|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence||ILB||6-1||234||5/14/1986||8||Florida State|
|91||Tuitt, Stephon||DT||6-5||303||5/23/1993||R||Notre Dame|
|72||Wallace, Cody||C||6-4||300||11/26/1984||5||Texas A&M|
|60||Warren, Greg||LS||6-3||252||10/18/1981||10||North Carolina|
|11||Wheaton, Markus||WR||5-11||182||2/7/1991||2||Oregon State|
|78||Whimper, Guy||T||6-5||315||5/21/1983||9||East Carolina|
|98||Williams, Vince||ILB||6-1||250||12/27/1989||2||Florida State|
|9||Wing, Brad||P||6-3||205||1/27/1991||1||Louisiana State|
|93||Worilds, Jason||OLB||6-2||262||3/3/1988||5||Virginia Tech|
|79||Browning, Bryant (IR)||G||6-4||325||6/26/1988||1||Ohio State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Shazier missed the preseason opener with a knee issue. He came out on fire Saturday, making four tackles on Buffalo's opening drive and a solo tackle on the ensuing kickoff.
"He looked good today in practice," linebackers coach Keith Butler said. "We need to get (Jason Worilds) and Jarvis in there at the same time and get them ready to play."
Jones missed the team's last preseason game while nursing a groin injury.
"It looked bad. We'll go watch the film, it could be 'this here is wrong, that is wrong,' you fix it and you get rolling," Wheaton said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
"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."
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).
“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.
"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."
Linebacker Kion Wilson was waived to make room on the 53-man roster, the team announced.
Heyward has come on strong lately, and now has 46 tackles and four sacks on the season, both of which are personal bests.
Both players played late into the game as part of a "punishment," according to head coach Mike Tomlin, per the Observer-Reporter.
Gay, 29, had 63 tackles, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, an interception return for a touchdown and a sack last season.
"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."
"It was nice to see some live action," he said. "I feel good."
Polamalu did not miss a snap last year. He will try to play all 16 games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05.
Ben Roethlisberger did not miss a snap last season and veteran backup Bruce Gradkowski is signed through 2015.
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.
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.
Brown's height (6-foot-3) and experience in the slot at Penn State (before he went to Oklahoma and played on the outside) are giving him an advantage in the race to land prominent playing time this season.
"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.
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).
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