Steelers Rumors & News

  • Bud Dupree's biggest impact for the 2015 Steelers defense could be in run support

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary isn't good. Most anyone with just the slightest hint of a football IQ can tell you that simple fact. When the team selected Bud Dupree in the 1st round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the age old saying "The best way to hide a poor secondary is with a good pass rush"..." May 04

  • Madden cover finalists are out: Who made the cut? "Just when you thought you could take some fan time off, it's now the season when you'll need to feverishly worry about the Madden NFL 2016 cover jinx. As of Monday, the four finalists are out. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Giants receiver Odell..." May 04

  • Penn State tight end James, a South Allegheny grad, goes to Steelers in 5th round

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "At some point, the Steelers had to come to grips with the inevitable — finding tight end Heath Miller's successor. On Saturday, the Steelers didn't look far while on the clock in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. They selected Glassport native Jesse James, a raw 6-foot-7, 261-pound tight end..." May 03

  • Steelers believe Auburn WR Coates is a catch

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The knock against receiver Sammie Coates, who lasted until the third round of the NFL draft despite impressive size, speed and strength, is he dropped the ball too often during his career at Auburn. Fortunately for the Tigers, he didn’t drop it when it counted. When he was a senior..." May 03

  • Report: Steelers were “ready to draft” Maxx Williams before Ravens traded up

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers tight end Heath Miller turns 33 in October and the team reportedly had their eyes on a player to complement him now and potentially replace him down the road. Problem was, their AFC North rivals from Baltimore had designs on the same player and traded up to get him. The Ravens dealt a..." May 02

  • Steelers land CB, WR to fill big needs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Their No. 1 rival and an old friend conspired to deprive the Steelers of the tight end they thought they were about to draft in the second round Friday night. With the 58th pick, the Baltimore Ravens were two slots behind the Steelers with both AFC North Division teams coveting 6-4 Maxx..." May 02

  • Steelers draft Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Having three first-round picks at the position already did not deter the Steelers from their appointed task — to fix an ailing pass rush that has slipped from near the top to near the bottom of the NFL. It is why they drafted Kentucky outside linebacker Bud Dupree with the 22nd pick in the..." May 01

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Steelers should corner the market at NFL Draft

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The corners are good. Those outside linebackers, though, are exceptional. For all the thoughts offered and any of the questions answered by Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on Monday, his opening remarks were the most revealing. Those included Colbert identifying a “good” group of cornerbacks and..." April 28

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Antonio Brown returns to Steelers voluntary offseason workouts

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Antonio Brown's contract negotiations might have taken a new turn, a turn for the better as the All Pro wide receiver has re-joined his teammates at voluntary workouts. The prodigal son has returned. Yes, fans who were concerned about Pittsburgh Steelers' All Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown..." April 27

  • Le'Veon Bell: Knee 'getting close to 100 percent' "When Pittsburgh Steelers All Pro running back Le'Veon Bell hyperextended his right knee in late December, the expectation was that he would be fully recovered in a few weeks. By late January, Bell told NFL Network that the knee was "close to 100 percent." For that reason, it came as a..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • DeAngelo Williams Excited About Steelers: “It’s Important For Me to Be Here”

    Sportsnaut "New Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams is embracing his opportunity to keep playing in the NFL with open arms. After eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Williams was not re-signed by the team that drafted him in 2006. The Steelers entered the offseason in desperate need..." April 22

  • Antonio Brown has difficult decision to make moving forward in his contract negotiations

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown played his hand in the new contract negotiations happening between himself and the organization, and as shocked as fans may be about this development, how he handles the next round of negotiations might be the most important part of this..." April 21

  • Report: Steelers-Patriots will launch the season

    Pro Football Talk "We’re not quite sure where LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell will be on the evening of September 10. But we know where they won’t be. They won’t be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts with the Steelers and the Patriots. The Patriots running back and Steelers running back both are..." April 21

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Steelers WR Antonio Brown seeking new deal. Won't attend offseason workouts, mulling holdout from minicamp, training camp, sources say.

  • Report: Steelers' Antonio Brown skipping voluntary workouts, considering holdout

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown won't attend voluntary workouts with his teammates this week, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports. More importantly, Brown will reportedly consider staying away from the Steelers' mandatory minicamp later this spring as he seeks a revised contract. " April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Steelers’ doctors clear Jaelen Strong’s wrist

    Pro Football Talk "We noted yesterday that former Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong would miss Saturday’s medical re-check in Indianapolis, and that he had a visit with the Steelers. As it turned out, Strong’s visit allowed the Steelers’ doctors to give Strong’s injured wrist a thorough check. Adam Schefter of..." April 19

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Ike Taylor announces retirement "Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who spend his entire 12-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced his retirement on Tuesday. "Other than having my son, playing for the Steelers has been the best experience in my entire lifetime," Taylor told the team's website. "It is rare, in this day..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Steelers re-sign veteran S Will Allen

    Steelers Depot "The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed yet another one of their restricted free agents as veteran safety Will Allen has agreed to a one-year contract, according to the league's official Friday transaction sheet. Allen, who will turn 33 in June, started four games for the Steelers last season..." April 10

  • Report: Steelers great Troy Polamalu retiring after 12 seasons

    Fox Sports "Troy Polamalu, whose iconic long hair roamed the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive backfield for 12 seasons, is retiring, according to a report on The report says Polamalu has informed the Steelers of his decision. He was an eight-time Pro-Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro. " April 10

  • Troy Polamalu: “I did not seriously consider playing elsewhere”

    Pro Football Talk "It was clear in the weeks leading up to Troy Polamalu’s retirement that the Steelers were done with him, and urged him to retire so they didn’t have to cut him. But it took Polamalu a bit longer to come to the realization he reached last night, to retire after 12 NFL seasons. He said he..." April 10

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Pitt RB LeVeon Bell suspended 3 games, fined additional game check for violating substance abuse policy, per league sources. He is appealing

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for DUI arrest

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without starting RB Le'Veon Bell for the first three games of the 2015 season as the NFL has suspended Bell for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell for the first three games of..." April 09

  • Antwon Blake signs restricted free agent tender with Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Antwon Blake didn’t generate any offer sheets from other teams as a restricted free agent over the last month, which means he’ll be back with the Steelers in 2015. Blake tweeted a picture of the moment he signed his tender from the Steelers, setting him up to make $1.542 million next..." April 05

  • Steelers re-sign DE Geathers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers reinforced some depth on their defensive line Wednesday, re-signing free agent defensive end Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Geathers was signed by the Steelers on Dec. 1, the day after Brett Keisel was lost for the season because of a triceps injury..." April 02

  • Report: Steelers planning to play 2015 without Troy Polamalu

    The Score "Troy Polamalu remains on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster, but it doesn't sound like the veteran safety is in the team's plans. Rumors circulated earlier this offseason that the Steelers hoped for Polamalu to announce his retirement and save the team from the messiness of releasing one of the..." April 01

  • Mike Tomlin: We have the goods to be NFL’s best offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Early in his tenure as Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin was asked to describe his ideal offense. What would it look like? Tomlin referenced the New England Patriots. He said he wanted an offense that could morph into whatever it needed to be on a given day. An offense for all occasions. Now,..." March 29

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Dick LeBeau ready to share knowledge with Titans

    Tennessean "Dick LeBeau has pretty much done it all in the National Football League. He’s 77, and he’s spent 56 of those years in the NFL, first as a player, then as a coach. When LeBeau left the Steelers earlier this offseason, a small part of him considered hanging up the headset. “You have to..." March 26

  • Steelers bring back Darrius Heyward-Bey for another year

    Pro Football Talk "Darrius Heyward-Bey finally has a new niche. But for a former seventh overall pick, it’s not the one you’d think. The Steelers announced they signed Heyward-Bey to another one-year contract, keeping him around. After he failed to convert his raw speed into consistent production with the..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Tomlin expects Steelers offense to grow

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "By the way Le'Veon Bell performed last year, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was comfortable calling him “a pretty good back.” Only good? Why not great? “You have to save great for guys that have done it for a lot of years. Joe Greene taught me that a long time ago,” Colbert said...." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Ike Taylor might pursue NFL television career

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Former Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has accepted the idea he likely has played his final NFL game. But that doesn’t mean he will be removed from the league. Taylor said he is not fielding or seeking offers from another team after his contract with the Steelers expired after the 2014 season —..." March 23

  • James Harrison: Steelers or Titans "James Harrison took to social media Saturday to announce he will decide between re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers or joining Dick LeBeau with the Tennessee Titans. The five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker posted a video on Instagram that featured his two young sons, with one saying he..." March 22

  • Steelers re-sign James Harrison

    Pro Football Talk "In the standoff between long-time team and long-time coach, long-time team won. It likely didn’t hurt that long-time team is a lot better than long-time coach’s new team. The Steelers have announced that linebacker James Harrison has re-signed with the team. It’ll be Harrison’s twelfth..." March 22