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Bryant's return; Preseason Week 1 and more

Posted Aug 13, 2017

If you missed anything this week, we have you covered with our weekly recap.

A look back at all the Steelers news during Preseason Week 1.

ARTICLES

Steelers open preseason with 20-12 win

A look at what stood out in the Steelers win over the New York Giants.
The Steelers opened the preseason with a 20-12 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, getting some solid play from the defense along the way.

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Moats is Digest Player of the Week

Arthur Moats made plays in all of the ways the Steelers like to deploy their outside linebackers.
On a night that began with a rookie grabbing the spotlight, it was a veteran who picked things up from there and helped the Steelers secure a 20-12 victory over the New York Giants in the preseason opener for both teams.

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What went right, wrong at New York

The highs and lows of the Steelers preseason game at the New York Giants.
The highs and lows of the Steelers preseason Week 1 game at the New York Giants.

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Labriola on Le'Veon, causes, rotations

Le'Veon Ball's holdout has drawn some harsher words from Steelers management.
The heat cranked up here over the course of the week, and it had nothing to do with the temperature or the humidity in what the local Chamber of Commerce refers to as “the beautiful Laurel Highlands.”

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Tomlin on Artie vs. AB, Le'Veon, his job

Mike Tomlin addressed a variety of issues leading up to the preseason opener vs. the Giants.
As you have watched the Artie Burns vs. Antonio Brown competition at back-to-back training camps, is there a chance Burns could have his confidence shaken by getting beat so often?

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Tomlin's takes hit on preseason, Harrison

Coach Mike Tomlin talked about the length of the preseason, James Harrison's workload, and more.
Fine the way it is: Steelers kick off the preseason on Friday night against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, an opportunity for Coach Mike Tomlin to see some of his young players, newcomers and veterans in action for the first time this year.

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Young QBs ready to follow Ben's advice

Joshua Dobbs and Bart Houston will take to heart Ben Roethlisberger's advice.
Ben Roethlisberger offered some simple advice to Joshua Dobbs and Bart Houston, who will be the Steelers two quarterbacks on Friday night against the New York Giants in the preseason opener.

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Asked and Answered: Aug. 10

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
I've been a huge Stephon Tuitt fan since his days at Notre Dame, so needless to say I was very excited to see him on our Steelers. There is talk about the Steelers offering him an extension before the season, and so do you feel this deal has to get done with the likes of Ryan Shazier and Le’Veon Bell having to be signed to new contracts next season?

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Statement from Colbert on Bryant

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert releases a statement regarding WR Martavis Bryant on Wednesday evening.
Statement by Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert on Martavis Bryant

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Sensabaugh takes a turn

Covering 'A.B.' the next step in veteran cornerback's camp.
Next. Wide receiver Antonio Brownhad already faced cornerback Artie Burns and then cornerback Ross Cockrell in daily, one-on-one confrontations in training camp.

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It's official: Dobbs to start Friday vs. Giants

Rookie Joshua Dobbs will be the starting quarterback in the preseason opener.
When the Steelers used their fourth-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft on quarterback Joshua Dobbs, there was no expectation of him having to play early.

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Rogers: 'The fire burns inside'

Eli Rogers is among those who still feel the pain, and want to go to the next level.
It’s been almost seven months since the Steelers walked off the field following their loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

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Camp's a snap for Finney

Status means nothing, doing the job means everything.
B.J. Finney remains focused on his work in training camp, not the “promotion” he’s earned through his performance at Saint Vincent College.

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Brown looking better than ever

It's hard to imagine, but yes, Antonio Brown is looking better than ever.
You’ve heard all the clichés. Speed kills.

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Heyward-Bey takes nothing for granted

Darrius Heyward-Bey is always trying to prove he should be on the 53-man roster.
It’s the time of year when you hear young players talk about fighting for roster spots, trying to prove to their coaches and teammates that they deserve a spot on that 53-man roster when all is said and done.

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Initial 2017 depth chart released

The Steelers have released their initial 2017 depth chart.
The Steelers’ initial depth chart for 2017 has been released, and it’s a non-traditional one in that it makes an allowance for the dozen players currently not participating in practice.

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Asked and Answered: Aug. 8

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
The offensive line faired very well in 2016, and a big part of that was avoiding injuries. In case of injuries this year, do you feel the Steelers have quality backups on the offensive line? In case of injury, what offensive line position do you feel is the weakest in terms of depth?

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'Coach' Ward adjusting to new role

Hines Ward is back at Steelers training camp in a new role.
Hines Ward broke into the smile everyone is so accustomed to, laughing as he talked about hearing one of the current Steelers players refer to him as, ‘Coach Ward’ for the first time.

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Some special guests visit the Steelers

You never know who will show up at training camp.
It’s no secret that the Steelers have a massive fan base, one that reaches near and far and every walk of life.

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VIDEOS




Rookie Recap: Watt and Dobbs

T.J. Watt and Joshua Dobbs recap the experience from their first NFL game.

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Tomlin: 'A good start for us'

Coach Mike Tomlin on the Steelers' 20-12 win over the New York Giants.

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Heyward-Bey in-game on Dobbs, Bryant, young receivers

Missi Matthews caught up with Darrius Heyward-Bey on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Giants.

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Heyward: 'Don't settle on what you just did, keep going'

Cameron Heyward comments on TJ Watt's two-sack performance in the first half.

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Tomlin In-Game On Dobbs, Bryant

Missi Matthews spoke with Coach Mike Tomlin prior to the start of the second half.

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Ben offers 'words of wisdom' for rookies

Joshua Dobbs and Bart Houston on the preseason opener and what Ben told them to remember.

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Practice Remix: Day 11

The Steelers continue to prepare for their first preseason game.

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Recapping Tomlin

Missi and Bob rundown the key points from Coach Mike Tomlin's press conference and bring you everything you need to know heading into the game vs. the Giants.

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Practice Report: Day 11

Craig and Dale report live from practice to bring you up to speed on training camp.

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Smith-Schuster: 'It's going to be a lot of fun'

JuJu Smith-Schuster on this Friday's preseason opener against the Giants.

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Tomlin previews the preseason

Coach Mike Tomlin addresses the media prior to the team's first preseason game.

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Practice Report: Day 10

Tunch and Dale bring you everything you need to know from practice day 10 in anticipation of the first preseason game.

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Recapping a fun weekend with fans

Missi and Bob recap a fun weekend of Friday Night Lights and Family Fest.

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Colbert talks Bryant & Bell

Missi and Bob discuss Kevin Colbert's comments about Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell.

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Finney ready to play his role

B.J. Finney is preparing to take on any task asked of him by his coaches.

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Tomlin on Watt: 'He appears to be a one-rep learner'

Coach Mike Tomlin addresses the media after the team returned to practice in Latrobe.

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Hoge talks Bell, how both sides of the ball look

Missi Matthews caught up with former Steelers running back Merril Hoge at Family Fest.

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Ward breaks down JuJu

Coaching intern Hines Ward sees parallels between him and rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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