Steelers Rumors & News

  • NFL fines Bud Dupree, Le'Veon Bell on Friday

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell and Bud Dupree were each fined on Friday for actions made during Sunday's victory over the Chiefs. Bell was fined $12,154 for his end zone celebration that included punching the goalpost after his first half touchdown, while Dupree was fined $24,309 for rouging the passer,..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined that amount, but it wasn’t for hitting Smith. PFT has confirmed with the league that Mitchell..." October 20

  • Team president: Steelers not looking to trade Martavis Bryant

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers president Art Rooney II acknowledged there might have been “higher expectations” for a quick return to form for Martavis Bryant, but said the big-play receiver is making progress and there is no discussion about any trade. “We’re not looking to trade Martavis,” Rooney told the..." October 20

  • Mike Mitchell fined more than $48,000 for hit on Alex Smith

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was fined $48,620 for his low hit Sunday on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The hit occurred in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ 19-13 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Mitchell did not speak with reporters Thursday afternoon, but Ramon Foster, the Steelers’ player..." October 19

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Martavis Bryant jokes that he wants to be traded to the Warriors

    Pro Football Talk "Martavis Bryant admits he wants to be traded. But to a different sport, not to a different team. The Steelers wide receiver was laughing Tuesday about reports that he wanted out of Pittsburgh, saying again he was content there. “No, I am good to go,” Bryant said, via the team’s official..." October 18

  • Martavis Bryant has hilarious quote shooting down reports of trade request

    Larry Brown Sports "Martavis Bryant isn’t taking the reports that he recently requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers all too seriously. The fourth-year receiver took to Twitter this weekend to address the rumors. Then on Monday, Bryant was asked directly if he requested a trade from the team and..." October 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant 'doesn't want to go anywhere'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Welcome to another week of the Ben Roethlisberger Radio Transcript Show. Last we left our co-host, he was explaining his five-interception day against the Jacksonville and postgame ... frustration, let’s say. This week on 93.7 The Fan, Roethlisberger was back to talking about his teammates...." October 17

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Steelers’ Bryant Denies Trade Demand

    Pro Football Rumors "Martavis Bryant had only two catches on Sunday, but he found himself in the news when it was reported that he demanded a trade. Soon after, Bryant took to Twitter to say that he is “happy to be a Steeler.” On Monday morning, he specifically denied making a trade request (Twitter link via Ray..." October 16

  • Martavis Bryant requested trade from Steelers

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their most comprehensive victory of the season, but one of their top receivers still wants out. Martavis Bryant recently requested a trade from the AFC North leaders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported late Sunday, per sources informed of Bryant's..." October 16

  • Steelers Unlikely To Trade Martavis Bryant?

    Pro Football Rumors "Martavis Bryant wants the Steelers to trade him. But that doesn’t mean they will. Early indications are that the Steelers do not plan on moving the wide receiver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears. Bryant has been frustrated with the size of his role thus far in 2017. Still, the..." October 16

  • Steelers' Martavis Bryant believes breakout is imminent

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant refuses to make excuses or accept them, in explaining why he has yet to emerge as the deep threat in the Steelers' pass game. “We're this close,” Bryant said, holding his forefinger and thumb an inch apart. “It ain't like we're far away.” That miniscule distance was the..." October 15

  • Albert Wilson, Ramon Foster inactive for Chiefs-Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs made wide receiver Albert Wilson a late addition to the injury report when they listed him as questionable with a knee injury on Saturday. They made him one of their inactives on Sunday afternoon. With Wilson out, the Chiefs will roll with Tyreek Hill, De'Anthony Thomas, Jehu..." October 15

  • Steelers' James Conner: 'Pretty cool' to have own Pitt bobblehead

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Arthur Moats was one of the rare few. "Moats, he's my guy," James Conner was saying after Steelers practice Friday. "Me and Moats got a good relationship. "So I hooked him up." Moats was lucky enough to acquire one of Conner's bobbleheads ahead of time. As for anyone else who wants one..." October 14

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Right tackle Marcus Gilbert 'itching' to return to lineup Sunday

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The previous two weeks, Marcus Gilbert practiced Wednesday only to have a balky hamstring force him to shut it down. Call it a pair of false starts for the Steelers right tackle. Not this week, Gilbert said. “Absolutely not,” Gilbert said when asked if the same scenario would play out a..." October 12

  • Marcus Gilbert wants Steelers players to “set our egos aside”

    Pro Football Talk "Some have questioned whether the Steelers lack leadership. Tackle Marcus Gilbert is trying to provide some of it. “Whatever it takes to win,” Gilbert said Tuesday, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I think we’re at this point now we have to set our egos aside. No matter..." October 12

  • Markus Wheaton reportedly has torn groin

    Pro Football Talk "Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton has a torn groin and could miss four to six weeks, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Bears listed Wheaton as limited at Thursday’s practice. Wheaton has had a rough year. He underwent surgery to repair a labrum in his shoulder in..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Ben Roethlisberger says 'I don't question myself' days after questioning himself

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passive-aggressively criticized "quote-on-quote professional talking heads" for questioning his ability to play quarterback in the NFL. Roethlisberger isn't the first athlete to go after reporters for creating their own narratives, but he might..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Ben Roethlisberger backtracks after saying he might not ‘have it anymore’

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisbeger said during the offseason that he considered retirement, and many questioned his commitment to football on Sunday when he wondered aloud if he simply doesn’t have what it takes anymore. But don’t worry, Steelers fans, that was just angry Big Ben talking. On his weekly radio..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • 'It's unacceptable' says Cam Heyward after loss to Jaguars

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Was that Rashean Mathis at cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, returning another interception for touchdown? It looked as if it were déjà vu all over again at Heinz Field. It was 12 years ago, almost to the day, when the Steelers lost at home to the Jaguars to drop to 3-2, losing in..." October 09

  • Barry Church: Steelers offense “played right into our hands”

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars came into Sunday’s game against the Steelers having allowed 569 rushing yards over their last three games while the Steelers were coming off a game when they handed the ball to Le'Veon Bell 35 times, which seems like a combination that would make for an easy choice about how to attack..." October 09

  • Steelers' Bell: We didn't run the ball enough against Jags

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell is not happy. He says it is because the Steelers lost on Sunday, but he said other things that left little doubt he was not happy with the Steelers’ game plan in their 30-9 upset loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Specifically, he thinks the Steelers abandoned their running game..." October 09

  • Steelers-Jaguars has produced some bizarre moments in the past

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Once upon a time, the Jacksonville Jaguars were in the same division with the Steelers, beginning with their expansion season in 1995 and lasting for seven years. They met twice a year as part of the five-team AFC Central and produced games that were not only physical, but spiced with enough..." October 08

  • Brown reportedly ‘at odds’ with Roethlisberger over national anthem

    CBS Sports "Steelers receiver Antonio Brown made waves last Sunday after attacking a cooler on the sidelines and yelling at coaches and teammates early in the victory over the Ravens, an incident that wasn't solely rooted in football, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Brown has been at..." October 08

  • Martavis Bryant and Marqise Lee to play Sunday

    Fanrag Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant and Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Marqise Lee will both suit up and play in their matchup on Sunday afternoon, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Bryant was added to the Steelers’ injury report on Saturday due to an illness. He was listed as..." October 08

  • Steelers Add WR Martavis Bryant To Injury Report As Questionable

    Steelers Depot "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was added to the team’s injury report on Saturday due to an illness. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bryant, who practiced fully all week, did miss two practices last week because of an..." October 07

  • Steelers WR Antonio Brown apologizes for outburst

    ESPN "Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was contrite during an interview from his locker Friday, saying repeatedly he must stay calm on game days. Brown, who flipped a Gatorade bucket and swiped at offensive coordinator Todd Haley from the sideline Sunday in Baltimore, spent much of his 10-minute..." October 06

  • Todd Haley can relate to Antonio Brown's sideline antics

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Todd Haley laughed off Antonio Brown's sideline tantrum in Baltimore because, well, it would be hypocritical if he didn't. The Steelers offensive coordinator found himself in Brown's crosshairs after the wide receiver flipped over a Gatorade cooler Sunday in the second quarter of the Steelers'..." October 06

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant says big plays will come

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant insists his drug-related, off-field problems are “all behind me.” The conditioning associated with playing football? “I'm back into it.” Bryant swears he's a much better receiver than he was when he was a raw rookie back in 2014, too. So why hasn't the production been..." October 05

  • Antonio Brown Apologizes for 'Noise' and 'Distractions' After Sideline Outburst

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized on Twitter after he flipped a Gatorade cooler on the sideline during the team's 26-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Brown drew criticism from teammate Ben Roethlisberger, who told 93.7 The Fan (h/t ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler) that..." October 04

  • Former Antonio Brown teammate: He’s done “extremely good job of tricking people”

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Brown‘s default facial expression is an ear-to-ear smile. Not far below the faςade, a fire rages. “Antonio has done an extremely good job of tricking people,” former teammate Ryan Clark said on ESPN Radio. “He’s done a very good spin job of having us think, or making people think who..." October 04

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Roethlisberger: Antonio Brown created “distraction that none of us really need”

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s game against the Ravens, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger laughed when he was asked about wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s sideline outburst before saying that things were “fine now” with the “very passionate” receiver. Roethlisberger had a different answer on Tuesday...." October 03

  • Antonio Brown has “no regrets” for sideline outburst

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown lost his temper in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Ravens when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to running back Le'Veon Bell on a play that saw Brown running free in the middle of the field. Brown went to the sideline,..." October 02

  • Mike Mitchell, James Harrison inactive for Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Mike Mitchell started every game for the Steelers during his first three seasons with the team and he started in the first three games of this season, but his run will come to an end on Sunday against the Ravens. Mitchell is inactive for Sunday’s game after being listed as questionable..." October 01

  • Being NFL's youngest player doesn't stop Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The eldest statesman among the Steelers wide receivers corps, Darrius Heyward-Bey is a birther when it comes a teammate who happens to be the NFL's youngest player. “He's 19,” Heyward-Bey says of JuJu Smith-Schuster. In reality, the Steelers rookie receiver was born Nov. 22, 1996. He's..." October 01

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown reacts poorly when not targeted

    ESPN "Antonio Brown's frustrations boiled over after the Steelers receiver got wide open but didn't get the ball early in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Brown swiftly beat the cornerback on a double-move, but after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Le'Veon..." October 01

  • Steelers still upset about how last week's national anthem protest was handled

    Fanrag Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers are still upset over how last weekend’s national anthem protest unfolded, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. The Steelers decided to remain in the locker room while the national anthem was sung before their game against the Chicago Bears last weekend, and now,..." October 01

  • Injured Ramon Foster says he'll play: 'It's Baltimore week'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Left guard Ramon Foster did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he was on the practice field when he needed to be Friday morning. If he had missed a third consecutive practice, Foster, who is dealing with an injured right hand, would have been unable to play Sunday against the Baltimore..." September 30

  • Here's what Steelers plan to do during the national anthem on Sunday vs. Ravens

    CBS Sports "Last Sunday, in response to President Trump's remarks that he'd love to see NFL owners fire players who take a knee during the national anthem, the Steelers decided to skip the anthem altogether, and instead remained in the locker room before their game against the Bears. Except that left..." September 30

  • Steelers' Art Rooney II on anthem protest: 'It's over, as far as I'm concerned'

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting the message from the top that it's time to return to their usual routine for the national anthem. Team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the team's well-intended effort to stay out of politics Sunday in Chicago backfired and won't..." September 30

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