Steelers Rumors & News

  • New coordinator aside, few changes expected on Steelers’ defense

    Pro Football Talk "Dick LeBeau is out and Keith Butler is in, but the Steelers’ defense isn’t changing. That’s the word from Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, who says the change at defensive coordinator is the only difference for the Steelers. Heyward says the Steelers’ D will still run the same schemes with..." May 23

  • Signing Cam Heyward to extension now makes sense for Steelers "A contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward would cost more up front, but would be cost-effective in the long term for an ascending player who's not yet a household name. The Steelers want Heyward to be a Steeler long-term and have told Heyward as much. Heyward wants..." May 23

  • The Steelers feeble attempt to address the future of the tight end position

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The upcoming 2015 season marks Heath Miller’s eleventh with the Pittsburgh Steelers. A first-round draft pick in 2005, Miller is the best tight end in Steelers’ history. He is a versatile and reliable dual threat with over five-hundred NFL career receptions and a long track-record as an..." May 21

  • Le'Veon Bell on his three-game suspension: "It's going to suck"

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl RB Le'Veon Bell will be missing the first three games of the 2015 season due to a suspension stemming from a DUI and violating the league's substance abuse policy, and don't think he is looking forward to missing the season opener and the games following. As he..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Steelers' Heyward looking to stay for long haul

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cameron Heyward took note of a quality that all three of the Steelers' recently-retired defensive stars shared. With Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel and Ike Taylor having moved on, it's a trait Heyward strives for in himself. “You know, the Steelers greats, they don't go anywhere else,” Heyward..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Former NFL LB Adrian Robinson dies at 25

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Adrian Robinson, who played for the Steelers, Chargers, Broncos, and Washington, has died at the age of 25, per multiple reports. No cause of death was given. Undrafted in 2012 out of Temple, Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. " May 18

  • Steelers add Reiprish to front office

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran personnel exec Rick Reiprish, ousted in New Orleans as director of college scouting, has landed another job in his native state. Via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have hired Shamokin, Pennsylvania native Rick Reiprish to serve as assistant director of college..." May 17

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: 'Marijuana not an important thing for me' "In his first interview since his three-game suspension was handed down last month after being charged with marijuana possession and DUI, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday that he had no problems with the length of his league punishment, and that..." May 15

  • Steelers sign 5th-round pick James

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Tight end Jesse James, of South Allegheny High School and Penn State, has signed his rookie four-year contract with the Steelers. The 6-foot-7, 261-pound James was a fifth-round pick of the team May 2 after setting a Penn State record for touchdown receptions by a tight end and declaring for..." May 14

  • Steelers gamble Chickillo can make transition to outside linebacker

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In assessing the Steelers' shortcomings on defense prior to the NFL Draft, general manager Kevin Colbert emphasized the lack of a pass rush. The Steelers selected Kentucky outside linebacker Bud Dupree in the first round, hoping he will apply pressure off the edge. Then they used the 212th..." May 13

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Steelers sign second round pick CB Senquez Golson to rookie contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers are making their way through their 8 draft picks and signing most to rookie contracts. The team has already signed L.T. Walton, Doran Grant and Anthony Chickillo to rookie deals, and you can add CB Senquez Golson to the list as the team announced his signing today. Golson..." May 12

  • Steelers sign CB Doran Grant and OLB Anthony Chickillo to rookie contracts

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to sign their 2015 rookies, and after signing DT L.T. Walton to a four year contract last week, they have added two more to the total leaving only 5 players who were drafted left without a rookie deal. Today the team announced the signings of CB Doran Grant and OLB..." May 11

  • Bud Dupree graduates from college, joins Steelers during “whirlwind” weekend

    Pro Football Talk "Getting drafted in the first round of the NFL draft is an accomplishment that can only be earned through hard work and dedication, which makes it something worthy of celebrating. The same can be said of graduating from college, which means that Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree has had a lot going..." May 11

  • Steelers safety Holliman is real enigma

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Gerod Holliman can't tackle very well. That's the reason being floated by some for why the Jim Thorpe Award-winning safety from Louisville dropped from a projected top-20 pick in January to the 239th selection by the Steelers in the NFL Draft. To put that into perspective, only 17 players..." May 10

  • Steelers backfield just about running on empty for now

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Wanted: Running backs to fill out the Steelers training camp roster. Tryouts start today. The Steelers had only four halfbacks on their roster and drafted none, so they are looking for a few good men to man the position when they open their 50th Saint Vincent College training camp in..." May 08

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • 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

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