3:04 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014

Steelers depth chart now lists Stephon Tuitt as starting right defensive end

The Steelers rookie appears in line to be the unquestioned starter for the Steelers' remaining two regular season games and beyond. Depth chart changes for @Steelers: Tuitt now starter at RDE; CThomas is Heyward's backup; DHB is AB's backup; Blake now Gay's backup — Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) December 16, 2014 It was expected at some point in 2014. Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been quietly improving throughout the year, and heading into Week 16, he has passed veteran Cam Thomas at the top of the team's depth chart at right defensive end. Brett Keisel was lost for...

Brett Keisel and Steelers have to wonder about Keisel's future in Pittsburgh

It's hard to see Keisel not coming back in 2015, but he'll have to undergo a long rehabilitation regimen in order to get there. The Steelers may need him to do that, though. With only three games left in the season and in the thick of a convoluted AFC playoff race, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves facing uncertainty regarding the future of one of their long-time defensive anchors; defensive end Brett Keisel. A season-ending triceps injury suffered during a 35-32 home loss to the New Orleans Saints has left the 36 year-old's immediate and long term future in doubt. Keisel is signed...

Steelers Cam Heyward isn't going to try to be Brett Keisel

The Steelers' most talented defensive end isn't going to try to be any kind of leadership replacement for injured DE Brett Keisel, but he is going to continue to be the leader he's been for the young Steelers' defensive line. Steelers tight end Heath Miller suffered a knee injury in Week 16 of the Steelers' 2012 season. Replays confirmed something even non-medical professionals could see - it was a bad injury, and he'd be out for a while. More compelling than that was the video showing veteran defensive end helping Miller, his longtime friend and teammate, off the field. Keisel has been...

Stephon Tuitt Starts for Steelers; Era Ends for Pittsburgh

Stephon Tuitt gets his first start for the Steelers vs. the Bengals this week. While high hopes surround Tuitt's debut, the occasion is more than a little bitter sweet, because it also signals the end to an awesome era in Steelers defensive line history. Stephon Tuitt starts this week at defensive end for the Steelers vs. the Bengals and, as he does so, an era ends in Pittsburgh on defensive line. Tuitt replaces Brett Keisel who went on injured reserve after tearing a triceps in the Steelers loss to the Saints. You gotta feel for the rookie Tuitt because of the situation he's walking...
Steelers Gab Dec 4, 2014

Steelers Videos: Filling The Void of Keisel

After losing veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a triceps tear that required surgery, forcing the Pittsburgh Steelers to place him on the injured-reserved list, several Steelers players talk about how difficult it is to […] The post Steelers Videos: Filling The Void of Keisel appeared first on Steelers Gab.

Ike Taylor says Brett Keisel is a 'Yinzer'

Taylor, one of the team's most experienced players, spoke affectionately about his longtime teammate, Brett Keisel, who was placed on injured reserve on Monday. Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor returned to the field Sunday for the first time in eight weeks following a broken forearm suffered in Week 3. But just as he came back, the Steelers lost another veteran leader, defensive end Brett Keisel, who was placed on injured reserve on Monday with a torn triceps suffered in the Steelers' 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 13. Keisel's loss will have an impact, as Taylor said...

Steelers place Brett Keisel on injured-reserve, sign DE Clifton Geathers

Brett Keisel's triceps injury has ended his season, and possibly his career as the Steelers put the veteran on IR Monday. Brett Keisel officially placed on season-ending IR. Steelers sign Clifton Geathers to take his place. Sixth team in 5 seasons for Geathers. — Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) December 1, 2014 The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially placed Brett Keisel on the injured-reserve list after injuring his triceps against the 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The move leaves the organization extremely thin along the defensive line. To fill Keisel's roster...
Rotoworld Dec 1, 2014

Steelers send Brett Keisel to injured reserve - Brett Keisel (DL) Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers placed DE Brett Keisel on injured reserve with a torn triceps, ending his season.
KFFL Dec 1, 2014

Steelers | Brett Keisel placed on IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed DE ...

Steelers Two-Minute Drill: Absence of Brett Keisel forces Stephon Tuitt and Cam Thomas to step up

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't just lose to the Saints Sunday, but they also lost Brett Keisel to a potential career-ending injury. This will put more pressure on the young defensive line to step up their game. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost more than just another game to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. They could have lost their chance at winning the AFC North division, as well as a leader on defense in Brett Keisel for the season. On this edition of the 2-Minute Drill, editor of BTSC Neal Coolong breaks down where the Steelers must turn in the absence of Keisel, and it isn't a pretty...
KFFL Nov 30, 2014

Steelers | Brett Keisel to undergo MRI

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe DE ...

Ethan Hemer represents the last defensive lineman on the Steelers practice squad

The Steelers were raided of their young talent at defensive end recently, right in time for them to lose a veteran starter. After the Steelers cut their roster down to 53 players, and made their run at their recent cuts for practice squad signings, the team had to feel pretty good about their ability to keep rookie Dan McCullers on the active roster while storing Nick Williams and Josh Mauro on the practice squad. Even if the decision was made to bring back Brett Keisel after seeing Stephon Tuitt, the team's second-round draft pick, wasn't going to be able to hold down a starting defensive...

Steelers Brett Keisel feared done for the season

Steelers may have lost another starting defensive player to injury, this time, a possible season-ending triceps tear for veteran defensive end Brett Keisel. Looks like Brett Keisel is done for season with triceps injury for Steelers — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) November 30, 2014 The Steelers' 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 13 may have been the last time they will see defensive end Brett Keisel in a Steelers uniform. Keisel suffered a reported triceps injury late in the loss to New Orleans, and the Post-Gazette reporter floated the notion that Keisel may be lost for...

Brett Keisel injury: Steelers defensive end doubtful to return with triceps injury

It's another starter down for the Steelers in a rough game against the Saints. A bad afternoon may get a lot worse. The Steelers saw defensive end Brett Keisel go down with a reported triceps injury in the third quarter of a game they were trailing 28-13 to the New Orleans Saints. The team said he was doubtful to return. With that specific of an injury, and knowing triceps tears typically require significant rehabilitation time, there's a reason for concern that Keisel, a long-time fan favorite who was playing well against New Orleans, may be done for the season. And there may not be...

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