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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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Hampton and Starks should return for Steelers

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Steelers NT Casey Hampton and OLT Max Starks, both injured in the team's Week One win, will return for their Week Three matchup vs. the Buccaneers.

Steelers use turnovers to top Titans

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh forced seven turnovers in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-11 Sunday.

Dixon injured; Batch in at QB for Steelers

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers have made Charlie Batch their QB after Dennis Dixon was carted off following a knee injury vs. the Titans.

Steelers concerned by shortage of deep threats

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Mike Wallace is the only dependable receiver on the Pittsburgh roster with the ability to stretch the field, according to AFC North Whispers, and that has the team worried.

Steelers release QB Leftwich, plan to re-sign him next week

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Steelers released backup QB Byron Leftwich and activated DE Steve McLendon from the practice squad.

Three linemen visit Steelers

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Three linemen visited the Steelers Friday as they look to add some depth in the trenches. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported that DE Baraka Atkins, OT Allen Barbre and OG Donald Thomas all visited the Steelers.

Steelers have short-term focus without Roethlisberger

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger out of the lineup, the Steelers' focus is squarely on the here and now. 

Steelers QB Leftwich limited in practice

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich, who missed the season opener against Atlanta with a sprained left knee, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

Steelers' defense, Mendenhall's burst differences vs. Falcons

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
It's only one win, but the Steelers' 15-9 victory over Atlanta is loaded with positive indicators for a team without QB Ben Roethlisberger for three more games.

Report: Steelers starting OLT Starks to miss one month

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Steelers starting OLT Max Starks suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's' season-opening victory over the Falcons. He is expected to miss one month.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Redman gets chance as Steelers' short-yardage back

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
As third-year QB Dennis Dixon gets a chance to start with Ben Roethlisberger out for the first four games of the season, second-year RB Isaac Redman gets his own opportunity to carve out a role in the Steelers' offense, albeit ...

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

QB Dixon named Steelers' starter for opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will start in the season opener vs. Atlanta on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, according to multiple media outlets, including the club's official Web site.

Steelers announce practice squad, captains

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced their eight-player practice squad and team captains Monday.

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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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