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This week’s six points looks back at Pittsburgh’s final preseason game as well as the final cuts made on Saturday afternoon as the team prepares its final roster with opening day just over a week away.
09/03/2011 - 20:18
Kenneth Torgent
Butler, Hills among players cut
09/03/2011 - 19:23
PSR Staff
Warren, Grisham, Lyons, Ivy and Malecki among cuts
09/03/2011 - 01:09
PSR Staff
Charlie Batch was sharp early, connecting on 6-of-8 passes for 59 yards, and Jonathan Dwyer rushed 13 times for 88 yards and a score as the Steelers downed Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 33-17 in the final game of the exhibition season.
09/02/2011 - 00:06
Samantha Bertocchi
While the third preseason game is always considered to be a team’s most important test before the season, the fourth preseason game is the final staging ground for position battles and roster spots. Two such position battles could be locked up by this week’s players to watch.
09/01/2011 - 15:57
Kenneth Torgent
Quarterback will be the focus of Pittsburgh's preseason finale, as the Steelers travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers. Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are entangled in a battle to become Big Ben's back-up, while Panthers' rookie Cam Newton will get tested by the ferocious Steelers defense.
08/31/2011 - 11:21
Kenneth Torgent
Connellsville's McCrae among those cut
08/30/2011 - 17:39
PSR Staff
The future of Byron Leftwich, at least for this season, is up in the air after a gruesome arm injury that sent the quarterback to the locker room in tears on Saturday. Some reporters believe that he’ll be able to come back this season and some believe his injury will land him on injured reserve.
08/29/2011 - 19:44
Kenneth Torgent
Deadline to get to 80 is Tuesday
08/28/2011 - 20:56
PSR Staff
Antonio Brown racked up 137 yards on four receptions, including two long touchdown passes as the Steelers rolled over the Falcons 34-16 in the third preseason game. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 214 yards and was 11-of-16 on the night. Second-year corner Crezdon Butler iced the game early in the fourth quarter with a 95-yard interception return.
08/27/2011 - 22:53
Kenneth Torgent
The third preseason is always pegged as the most important exhibition game, as the first-team units generally play into the second half. Here are a few players, some of whom will technically be “first-team,” to watch out for Saturday night against the Falcons.
08/26/2011 - 18:04
Kenneth Torgent
The Steelers host Atlanta on Saturday night in the third game of the preseason, the exhibition game that coaches usually treat more seriously than the others. The Falcons come to town having added Alabama wideout Julius Jones to their already-potent offense.
08/25/2011 - 18:11
Kenneth Torgent
The Steelers have signed linebacker Lawrence Timmons to a six-year contract that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though reports indicated the contract was worth in excess of $50 million.
08/23/2011 - 14:40
PSR Staff
James Harrison’s biggest problem isn’t the disrespect for authority he wears so brazenly on his bare chest. The NFL has plenty of those type players who flourish and make loads of cash for themselves and their teams.
08/22/2011 - 22:35
Jerry DiPaola
Veteran Steeler provides much-needed depth up front
08/22/2011 - 22:22
PSR Staff
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
Editor's DeskFeature One
Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?
Feature TwoPenn StatePure Steel
Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
Feature FourHigh SchoolPenn State
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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