The Long Road to 53: Welcome to the Team

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All summer long you read stories on Steelers N Stuff about players putting it all on the line to make the 53-man roster. It started off at 90 men, but only 53 can make it. There are now quite a few Steelers that realize how hard it is to make the roster and now that they have, they will never let go. This is the chance that they needed. The future is up to them. Lets introduce you to some of the men that fought for a roster spot and came out on top. Continue reading The Long Road to 53: Welcome to the Team

Steelers Eligible For Practice Squad

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This article has been updated from it’s original posting date of June 17th to match the Steelers’ roster.

The rules of eligibility for the practice squad on an NFL football team can be quite complex, so I will do my best to break it down. We know that each team is restricted to a 53-man roster, meaning they can not have more than that number of players on their active roster. Then a team goes down to a 46-man active game day roster, where 8 players on the active roster will not dress for a game. A team is privileged with a practice squad that consists of no more than 8 players. A grand total of 61 players on the roster not counting your reserved/injured players throughout the length of the season. Continue reading Steelers Eligible For Practice Squad

Paulson Becoming His Own

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While at the University of Oregon, David Paulson played in 41 career games, recording 67 receptions for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns. Paulson was named All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) and Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection in 2011. In 2010, Paulson was an honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com, First-team all-Pac-10 according to the conference coaches and Scout.com, and a second-team choice by Phil Steele. Also Pac-10 all-Academic first team. One of just four conference players to be named first-team all-Pac-10 and all-Academic. Continue reading Paulson Becoming His Own

Pre-Game Warm Up: Steelers vs. Panthers

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Lacation: Charlotte, N.C.;    Stadium: Bank of America Stadium;    Weather: 70 degress chance of storm;    Kickoff: 7:30 PM ET;    TV Coverage: KDKA-TV;    Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Edmund Nelson (Color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline);    Coaches: Mike Tomlin (Steelers) vs. Ron Rivera (Chargers) Continue reading Pre-Game Warm Up: Steelers vs. Panthers