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2014 Steelers OTAs

Dri Archer is now a shared resource

A report indicates the Steelers rookie will spend time in meetings with both the running backs and the wide receivers.

Munchak sees OL's 'best days' starting in 2014

Steelers offensive line coach counts on the development of offensive linemen over the first three years of their careers. Since the majority of the Steelers' starters are in that age range, Munchak expects the best days this line will have start now.

Steelers OTAs recap: News, injuries and schedule

Highlighting the Steelers' second-to-last day of voluntary practice. They'll go again Thursday, concluding their 10-practice OTAs schedule.

Shazier covering All Pro WR Brown in practice

The Steelers' interest in using rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier in a variety of roles is not understated.

Multiple players needed to get Heyward off Johnson

The Steelers' likely candidate for Team Badass continued his impressive streak of practice time fights with his teammates, and welcomed Pittsburgh's rookie fifth round pick to the team.

Justin Brown gets his shot with the first team

Justin Brown is having to prove he is worthy of the fifth receiver roster spot, and he is going to get his chance to prove himself worthy.

Moats' versatility exploited early

Moving inside and out, utilizing Moats' versatility will be the name of the Steelers' game this season with the newly acquired free agent from Buffalo. He's filling in for injured Jason Worilds during Steelers' OTAs this week.

No contracts for Tuitt and Archer, are they lost?

It's time to squash any and all distractions now! Especially dealing with contracts.

Worilds sets goal of '400 sacks' in 2014

The Steelers outside linebacker's comments should be taken in jest, but he's working as if that number is possible.

Five players to watch over the end of OTAs

The Steelers have three practices left this week, and a minicamp next week. That's it before training camp. These five players may not be engaged in cutthroat competition for jobs now, but that isn't far off.

So'oto's been everywhere man, he's been everywhere

Injuries are in Vic So'oto's past...hopefully. If they are, the Steelers may have found a solid back-up and special teams contributor in OLB Vic So'oto.

Controllers for cleats in closed practice Monday

The Steelers are trading cleats for controllers in a team-building day at Dave & Busters.

True test still waits for Sean Spence

The feel good story of Sean Spence's return seems to be coming to fruition, but the true test still awaits the linebacker.

The Other Brown seeks to make his name

Everyone seems to be talking about Lance Moore and Martavis Bryant. Justin Brown is barging into the conversation after impressing at OTA's.

Brown wanted Steelers to draft a tall receiver

Ben Roethlisberger's desire for a tall wide receiver to throw has been well documented almost since Plaxico Burress left town. As it turns out he wasn't the only one...

Keith Butler hints at new third down package

The Steelers are looking to utilize the speed of their linebackers group in 2014, and Keith Butler mentioned to BTSC's Dale Grdnic a new package for third downs may be in store.

J-Peezy ratcheting up the intensity

Joey Porter was brought in to help develop the young Steelers defenders. As fast as they are, the level of "nasty" is what needs to be ratcheted up during OTAs.

Landry Jones struggled to adjust in his first year

Landry Jones struggled with adjusting to the differences in playing quarterback in college and playing quarterback in the NFL. He continues to work in the off-seson, but still has a long way to go untill he starts to climb the Steelers depth chart.

Steelers OTAs recap: News, injuries and schedule

Everything that happened in the Steelers' first practice of the second phase of OTAs. Practice concludes for the week today, and begins again Tuesday.

Vince Williams: The other young inside linebacker

Steelers second year man Vince Williams may not possess the credentials of rookie first rounder Ryan Shazier, and he may not be the feel-good story of Sean Spence, but of the three young inside linebackers, he's the only one with NFL experience.

Tomlin chews Bryant out for not finishing a route

Football in Shorts has a quiet implication of running hard throughout all drills. Based on a video recorded at practice Wednesday, rookie Martavis Bryant learned that the verbal way.

Going deep in the Steelers' plans for 2014

The Steelers haven't even ended their 2nd OTAs session, and it is evident that the team plans on going deep in 2014.

Dri Archer learning from WRs and RBs

It makes perfect sense he's learning from the Steelers' dual-role offensive player, Le'Veon Bell. He's taken Archer under his wing, becoming something of the present expert among running backs on the playbook.

Archer's lack of height not fully descriptive

Some fans think the Steelers took a flier on drafting Dri Archer in the 2014 NFL Draft, a large part due to his size.

Will Johnson leaves practice after spraining ankle

Steelers fullback Will Johnson suffered a sprained ankle Wednesday and won't be back the rest of the week.

Steelers sign UDFA Goodwin, release Collins

The Steelers confirmed a roster move Wednesday, trading out UDFA Jasper Collins for California (Pa.) product C.J. Goodwin.

Tomlin sees what Antwon Blake is doing

The third-year cornerback/special teams gunner was the team's third cornerback when Ike Taylor was absent last week. Since Taylor's return, he moved to fourth but Blake has aspirations of reaching No. 1.

Steelers defense 'like a track meet'

The mission this offseason was adding speed to the defensive side of the ball. That mission has largely been accomplished, and now it's time to get them up to speed, so to speak, with the technical aspects.

Tuitt, Shazier looking to start in 2014

Starting rookies and giving them extensive snaps during the season is all the rage in Pittsburgh after last season. The way OTAs are looking so far, you can expect 2014 to be much of the same.

Steelers OTAs recap: News from Tuesday's practice

Everything that happened in the Steelers' first practice of the second phase of OTAs. Practice runs through Thursday.

Pouncey says cut blocks out of outside zone

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey lost his 2013 season on an errant cut-block from David DeCastro. This year, Pouncey says the Steelers are eliminating cut-blocking from outside zone runs.

Failing to heed Rule No. 10

Last week it was brought to light that Mike Tomlin has a rule system players need to follow during practices and OTAs. Rule No. 10 - No Fighting.

Ike: 'I'm Joker, Cortez is Batman, Gay is Robin'

Steelers loquacious cornerback Ike Taylor speaks on the secondary putting up Superhero-level performances this year during OTAs Tuesday.

Polamalu to be 'Jesus' on the field upon return

Ike Taylor shines the light on the whereabouts of Troy Polamalu and his eventual return.

Sean Spence subject of rogue film during practice

A video showing Spence's participation in agility drills reveals good movement without a pronounced limp during Steelers practice Tuesday.

Ike present at OTAs Tuesday

The veteran Steelers cornerback has long been considered the mouthpiece for the Steelers defense. That may be one of his few remaining roles for the team as it transitions into the next generation of defensive players.