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  1. Steelers Camp Report: Day 4

    Scott Brown

    LATROBE, Pa. - A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp: The competition has started. The separation has not. "One unit will have a good day and piss the other unit off. They'll come back and win the ne...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. Steelers' Wheaton primed for breakthrough

    Scott Brown

    One Steeler landed on Football Outsiders' list of 25 players primed for a breakthrough this season. Second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton is ninth on Aaron Schatz's list of breakout players after catching just six passes for 64 yards in 2013. F...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Camp preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

    Scott Brown

    NFL Nation's Scott Brown examines the three biggest issues facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into training camp: Continued growth on offense: The Steelers averaged 26.6 points in winning six of their final eight games last season, and the fo...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. Position preview: Nose tackle

    Scott Brown

    Next up in a series that looks at every position on offense and defense with training camp approaching, it's the Steelers' nose tackles. Returning starter: Steve McLendon. The former undrafted free agent admittedly struggled with the expecta...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Steelers' mail: Interest in veteran CBs?

    Scott Brown

    I pushed back the mailbag from Saturday due to coverage of the passing of legendary coach Chuck Noll on Friday night. A lot of great questions, and I got enough that the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers' mailbag will run Tuesday. Please keep...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. McLendon is bigger and more self-assured

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Steve McLendon has added 20 pounds since the end of last season but the Steelers nose tackle dropped weight in another sense. After struggling with expectations from replacing a five-time Pro Bowler, McLendon said he is no longer wei...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  7. Odds don't favor Steelers turnaround

    Scott Brown

    The oddsmakers at Bovada don't like the Pittsburgh Steelers' chances of making significant improvement in 2014. The online sports book set the Steelers' over/under win total for 2014 at 8.5 following consecutive 8-8 seasons. First: Breathe, peo...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  8. Steelers' OTAs: Five players to watch

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Coach Mike Tomlin, both derisively and accurately, calls it "football in shorts." But the Pittsburgh Steelers' organized team activities, which start today and run through the middle of June, mark a significant step toward preparatio...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  9. Steelers' position outlook: Defensive line

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- This is the next in a series that takes a post-free agency, post-draft look at all of the positions with the exception of quarterback. Our fifth look is at a unit that is in transition. Defensive line Who is new: Cam Thomas, St...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  10. Steve McLendon primed for bigger role?

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Cameron Heyward may have provided a glimpse earlier this week into a subtle yet significant shift that appears to be taking place in the Steelers' defensive philosophy. When asked if nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme has become devalued wi...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. Heyward optimistic about defensive line

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't shown any inclination to bringing back defensive end Brett Keisel for one more season. Does that mean Cameron Heyward has ruled out the possibility of playing again with his mentor? "I haven't," Hey...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. A look at the Steelers' free-agent signings

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- A month into free agency few could have expected the Steelers to be as active as they have been in reshaping their roster. They have signed more than 10 free agents, including seven from other teams. The Steelers are around $300,000 ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Steelers

    Scott Brown

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 15th overall pick in the NFL draft after finishing 8-8 last season. A cornerback, wide receiver or defensive lineman would make sense for the Steelers. Mel Kiper Jr.'s Grade A 2014 mock draft is out on ESPN NFL Ins...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Steelers sign NT Cam Thomas

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers finally added a body -- and a super-sized one at that -- to their depleted defensive line. The team signed Cam Thomas to a two-year contract on Friday, and it will be interesting to see what the addition of th...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  15. Colbert: NT still critical in Steelers' defense

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Louis Nix III, the top nose tackle prospect in the draft, has been linked to the Steelers as much as any player in the mock drafts that have already proliferated. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have done two mock drafts apiece ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  16. Why Steelers have to address nose tackle

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- ESPN NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have the Pittsburgh Steelers taking Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III in the two mock drafts each has done to this point. Cian Fahey of Football Outsiders provided insight...

    Blog | February 11, 2014