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Brett Keisel

Brett Keisel - #99 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 285 lbs.
Birthday 09/19/1978
Birthplace Provo, UT
College Brigham Young
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 7th round, 31st pick by Steelers

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Harrison fined $20,000 for late hit

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Harrison was fined $20,000 for a late hit on Saints QB Drew Brees in Sunday night's loss. He hit Brees from behind after the QB had thrown a pass.

Steelers' pass defense giving ground

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Through Sunday's games, the Steelers were allowing the eighth-most yards per game through the air.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Steelers' Smith has proven difficult to replace in past seasons

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. ET
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.

Steelers promote DL McLendon, release LB Gibson

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed DL Steve McLendon from their practice squad on Saturday and released rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Steelers rookie Worilds showing promise

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Developing more pass-rush moves will be necessary for Pittsburgh rookie OLB Jason Worilds, who coach Mike Tomlin says has "big-time room for growth," according to AFC North Whispers.

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Report: Steelers DE Smith (triceps) out for season

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to NFL.com.

Steelers almost fumble game away, hold on for win over Dolphins

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
An officiating mistake negated Ben Roethlisberger's late fumble, and the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play Sunday. Jeff Reed made an 18-yarder with 2:30 left, allowing the Steelers to escape with a 23-22 ...

Ward says QBs deserve blame for hard hits

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
With his teammate James Harrison receiving media criticism all week for the hard hits he made in the Steelers' Week Six win over the Browns, Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward said some blame for the recent rise in helmet-to-helmet hits should ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Steelers would like to ease Mendenhall's workload

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall has starred as the Steelers' featured back, but head coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to overwork him.

Steelers OLB Harrison returns to practice

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison returned to the team's practice facility on Thursday, one day after contemplating retirement.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 21, 2011
Keisel has been diagnosed with a ligament sprain in his knee.||||||| He is questionable to go against the Colts.
Posted Jan. 15, 2011
Keisel has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl team, the first time he was selected during his nine NFL seasons. He replaces Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney, who will miss the Jan. 30 game with an injury. Keisel had been a first alternate.||||||| Keisel joins three Steelers teammates - linebacker James Harrison, safety Troy Polamalu and center Maurkice Pouncey - who were chosen previously. Harrison and Polamalu are AFC starters. Keisel missed six games this season with a hamstring injury.
Posted Nov. 23, 2010
Keisel was inactive Sunday after hoping to finally return from a hamstring injury.||||||| Keisel is a huge loss for the Steelers on the defensive line, so this would bode rather well for them this week against an improving Buffalo passing attack.
Posted Nov. 08, 2010
The Steelers Keisel back from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the past two games, although he aggravated the injury and left the game.||||||| He had 12 tackles and one sack this season. His status for Week 10 is uncertain.
Posted Oct. 19, 2010
Keisel is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Saints.||||||| Keisel was injured early in the Steelers' 28-10 victory against Cleveland on Oct. 17. Nick Eason replaced Keisel last weekend in Miami.

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