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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.

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Aug 2017

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Has Father Time caught up with Steelers’ Harrison?


Just as it was last year when the plan for the Steelers in training camp was to go with the young guys at outside linebacker at the expense of James Harrison, so it the plan again this year.

Only this time around, it isn’t Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones the Steelers plan on moving forward with. Now, it’s Dupree and T.J. Watt.

As we saw last season, the young guys didn’t get things done. Dupree suffered a sports hernia that required surgery in training camp and missed more than half the season.

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Aug 2017

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Thoughts on the Steelers’ preseason opener

That was a heck of a start for T.J. Watt, but we shouldn’t crown him just yet.

Remember Ryan Shazier’s first preseason game a few years back against Buffalo? He played that game like he was Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, making every tackle, every play possible - reaching double digits in tackles in the first half alone.

Watt is good. That he’s a player isn’t in doubt.

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Aug 2017

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NFL losing the PR battle with handling of Bryant

If the NFL wonders why it has a PR problem, it should look no further than its handling of the situation with Martavis Bryant.

Bryant was conditionally conditionally reinstated again by the league Wednesday, two full weeks after the Steelers reported to training camp at Saint Vincent College.

This was about three months after he had previously been conditionally reinstated by the league to resume practicing with the team in the offseason and at minicamp.

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Aug 2017

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Old 92 returns for Steelers practice at Heinz Field

The Steelers held their first Family Fest Sunday night at Heinz Field and it was the first chance for the new players on the team to make a visit to Heinz Field.

It also was the first opportunity since last year’s AFC Championship for linebacker James Harrison to put on the pads.

And he did it with a little flair.

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