Steelers Rumors & News

  • Cam Heyward, 28, is the wily vet in a youthful Steelers front seven

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It wasn’t all that long ago that Cameron Heyward was a young rookie at Steelers training camp. Six years ago on these grounds at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Heyward was the Steelers’ first-round draft pick a few months after they lost Super Bowl XLV to the Green Bay Packers. Now, if the..." August 17

  • Rams, Steelers taking very different approaches with high-profile holdouts

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the Steelers repeatedly are squeezing running back Le'Veon Bell to show up for training camp, the Rams are applying a much different approach to defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead declined to characterize Donald’s expectations for..." August 17

  • Steelers list Martavis Bryant, James Harrison as starters on new depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "When the Steelers released their first depth chart last week, wide receiver Martavis Bryant had not been cleared to practice by the league and was therefore listed among Steelers not participating in practice rather than on a rung of the depth chart itself. Bryant has now received that..." August 16

  • James Harrison on reduced role: I’m fine with whatever they ask

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said this week that Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt will be the team’s starters at the position and that the duo will “play until they’re tired” unless they prove they aren’t up to the job. Porter went on to say that the team plans to use veteran James..." August 16

  • Steelers GM growing impatient with Bell's camp holdout

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers do not know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up, but they are still counting on him to have a big year, general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday. Asked whether the Steelers have considered rescinding Bell's $12.1 million franchise tender, Colbert told ESPN..." August 16

  • Steelers activate Sammie Coates from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Sammie Coates said in June that he was expecting a “good fight” for spots on the Steelers roster during training camp, but he’s been a non-combatant this summer. Coates had his knee scoped before camp opened in July and the Steelers placed him on the physically unable to perform..." August 16

  • Martavis Bryant put the pads back on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant said Sunday that he had “no idea” why the NFL didn’t give him the green light to practice when training camp opened this summer, but the bigger issue now that he has gotten the go-ahead is getting ready for the regular season. Bryant got the word from the..." August 14

  • Jordan Dangerfield singled out by Mike Tomlin

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Tomlin is a big believer that on-field communication, particularly on defense, is a big part of a team's success or failure. During a situational drill Sunday, Tomlin harped on this to one of his top four safeties. Tomlin repeatedly praised (“Way to talk, ‘Danger!' ”) and harped on (“I..." August 14

  • Steelers sign LB Austin Gearing, release WR Canaan Severin

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers signed linebacker Austin Gearing, the team announced Monday. They released receiver Canaan Severin to make room. Gearing was a tryout player at Steelers’ rookie minicamp in May but was not signed. Gearing played in 44 games in four seasons at the University of Miami (Ohio). He..." August 14

  • Steelers plan for James Harrison to be “relief pitcher” behind younger linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have selected outside linebackers in the first round of two of the last three drafts and the plan for this year is to let Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt to play as much as possible rather than in a rotation with other players. Outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said that the team has..." August 14

  • J.J. Watt didn't know about brother's great debut until Kendrick Lamar texted him

    CBS Sports "On Friday night, Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt dominated in his NFL debut, notching two sacks against the Giants. Unfortunately, his older brother and arguably the best defensive player in football, Texans star J.J. Watt, wasn't able to watch T.J. do his best J.J. impersonation because he..." August 13

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers aren’t playing Antonio Brown or Martavis Bryant on Friday night against the Giants and they went down another wide receiver in the first half of the game. Second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Smith-Schuster got involved in the..." August 12

  • J.J. Watt on T.J. Watt: ‘I’m very proud of him’

    Sportsnaut "Anyone who has younger siblings knows that no matter how much you fought during your youth, it’s always a treat to see them succeed. Friday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt made his pro debut, and he was spectacular (watch here). Not surprisingly, his older brother..." August 12

  • Steelers among teams sniffing around possible trade for Rams' Trumaine Johnson

    CBS Sports "The big headline Friday was that the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins, the injury-plagued big-play wide receiver the Bills traded up in the 2014 draft to take fourth overall. But Los Angeles had to part ways with cornerback E.J. Gaines (25 career starts) and a 2018 second-round pick. CBS Sports..." August 12

  • Paul Zeise: The Steelers face tough choices at wide receiver

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are a Super Bowl contender with the bulk of their team returning from last season. There are very few questions about who is going to be in the starting lineup on both sides of the ball. There are not even that many tough decisions Mike Tomlin and his staff will need to make when it..." August 11

  • WR Martavis Bryant to miss Steelers' preseason opener

    ESPN "The reintroduction of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will have to wait a few more days. Bryant, who was cleared for preseason games and practices this week, is not expected to play Friday night against the New York Giants, according to sources. Coach Mike Tomlin can always make..." August 11

  • Mike Tomlin “not comfortable” with Le’Veon Bell unsigned

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wishes Le'Veon Bell would get into camp. Asked if he’s comfortable that the Steelers’ unsigned franchise running back will get a deal done with the team in time to be ready for Week One, Tomlin said he’s not comfortable at all. “I’m not. I’m not comfortable,”..." August 11

  • Kevin Colbert thinks Roethlisberger has a lot left, but “we have to be prepared”

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t play in Friday night’s game against the Giants, leaving rookie Josh Dobbs to get the start in his first game as a professional. After an offseason that started with Roethlisberger bringing up the prospect of retiring and continued with the..." August 10

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes preseason games

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday publicly reiterated that the league should shorten its preseason and cut back on the number of exhibition games. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin respectfully disagrees. “I've had an appreciation for the preseason going all the way back to my position..." August 10

  • Mike Tomlin: “I like the preseason, personally”

    Pro Football Talk "The preseason may be unpopular among fans who have to pay full-fare for games played by future car salesmen, and even commissioner Roger Goodell. But Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has never been afraid to stand against the tide. Via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tomline..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Martavis Bryant Cleared to Join Steelers and Participate in Preseason

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is permitted to rejoin the team for preseason games following his suspension, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "Martavis Bryant has been informed by the NFL that he is now permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and..." August 10

  • Steelers GM calls out Le’Veon Bell over holdout

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers will be making their preseason debut Friday against the New York Giants. The team won’t have stars Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown in uniform. Both Big Ben and Brown will be held out simply because Pittsburgh doesn’t want to risk injury to them. On the..." August 09

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Mike Tomlin: “No idea” when NFL will clear Martavis Bryant to practice

    Pro Football Talk "Something strange is going on with Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. In April, the league reinstated Bryant. He was immediately cleared to participate in the offseason program. As to training camp and the preseason, here are the terms of Bryant’s reinstatement, as articulated by the team:..." August 09

  • Steelers to sit Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown for preseason opener

    Sportsnaut "In what can’t be considered surprising news, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to sit Pro Bowlers Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown for their preseason opener against the New York Giants. There’s really no reason for either top-end player to risk injury in a meaningless mid-summer game...." August 09

  • Steelers cut Mike Matthews, sign Lucas Crowley

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers released center Mike Matthews, the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, with an injury designation, the team announced Tuesday. Matthews was sitting out with an unknown injury, and the Steelers needed a center for Friday’s preseason game. He spent last fall out of football, selling..." August 08

  • Injuries to Steelers secondary could alter plans

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During June minicamp, defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was asked if anything could derail the Steelers' plan to employ more press-man coverage this season. Lake was quick with an answer. “Injuries,” he said. “They are going to happen, and that would be the biggest hindrance to us..." August 07

  • Steelers think Martavis Bryant will be cleared within week

    Sportsnaut "The NFL conditionally reinstated Martavis Bryant in April, but the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver is still restricted in what he can do. According to a report, the Steelers expect that to change soon. Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse..." August 07

  • Steelers running backs Davis, Toussaint look to impress in Bell's absence

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While franchise running back Le'Veon Bell is working with a personal trainer in Miami and posting Snapchat videos of his sessions for the world to see, Fitzgerald Toussaint quietly is going about his business at St. Vincent. The Steelers' third-string running back last season is living in the..." August 06

  • U2 didn’t destroy Heinz Field, after all

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, Bono didn’t pay homage to Bane. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has changed an article blaming the installation of an entirely new field on a U2 concert, dropping the paywall-baiting proclamation and acknowledging that the move already has been planned. The revised article says..." August 06

  • Steelers veteran Arthur Moats becomes mentor, role model for young linebackers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "He's still in his 20s, and statistically speaking, still in his prime. Nothing Arthur Moats has shown on the practice field this Steelers training camp would suggest he's over the hill. But that doesn't mean he's not one of the more respected veteran players, one who has made it much deeper..." August 05

  • Heinz Field installs an entirely new field

    Pro Football Talk "Heinz Field finally will have a new field. And you can thank U2 for it. According to Sean Gentille of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the powers-that-be in Pittsburgh have installed an entirely new playing surface for the first time since 2003. The move happened as a result of damage to the field..." August 05

  • Martavis Bryant unable to practice as conditional reinstatement status unchanged

    ESPN "Martavis Bryant was ready to practice under the Latrobe Memorial lights with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates Friday night, but nothing has changed with his conditional reinstatement status and he's still sidelined. Bryant walked onto the team bus carrying his football pads and indicated to..." August 05

  • Mike Tomlin signs contract extension with Steelers "Mike Tomlin isn't going anywhere. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that Tomlin signed a contract extension that will keep him with the club through 2020. It's essentially a one-year extension since Tomlin's win total benchmark had already triggered a vesting option in his contract that..." August 05

  • Gorman: Vince Williams tackling starting linebacker role for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers lost only one starter on defense, when inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons signed with the Miami Dolphins in free agency. That Vince Williams slid seamlessly into that role should come as no surprise. The fifth-year veteran started 10 of the final 11 games as a rookie in 2013 and..." August 04

  • NFL: Steelers' Bryant can only practice 'once he satisfies requirements'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s been one week since the Steelers began training camp practices, and receiver Martavis Bryant remains on the sidelines as he awaits word from the NFL on the reinstatement process after he served a one-year drug suspension in 2016. A spokesman for the NFL said Friday morning Bryant still has to..." August 04

  • Ben Roethlisberger injures ankle, does not finish practice

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not finish practice Thursday afternoon after suffering what appeared to be a right ankle injury. Roethlisberger was hit low during team drills and limped off toward the back of the field where he consulted with trainer John Norwig. Roethlisberger..." August 04

  • James Harrison spends $300K per year to keep up his body

    Sportsnaut "On the day that five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turns 40, another fountain of youth NFL player story was shared. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, spends $300,000 annually on various treatments and personal services to maintain his strength and health. He turned 39 in..." August 04

  • Big Ben may play beyond 2017 but is ‘only going to focus on this year’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ben Roethlisberger has made it abundantly clear that retirement is on the table following the 2017 NFL season. But the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback suggests solid play out of his offensive line might convince him to play a bit longer. In fact, Big Ben even stated he hopes to play..." August 03

  • Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

    ESPN "New signees Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara have generated the most buzz this offseason. But the New Orleans Saints running back who has looked the most impressive in training camp so far is Mark Ingram. You know, the guy who led the Saints with 1,043 rushing yards, 1,362 yards from scrimmage,..." August 03

  • Ben Roethlisberger says Martavis Bryant should already be reinstated

    CBS Sports "Back in April, the NFL conditionally reinstated Steelers wide receiver Martarvis Bryant, who missed the 2016 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The expectation is that he would be fully reinstated by training camp, but more than a week later and Bryant remains on the outside..." August 02

  • It took T.J. Watt only one day to impress his teammates at Steelers training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It didn’t take long for Steelers players to see what they have with No. 1 pick T.J. Watt. On his first day of practice in pads, Watt showed why the Steelers used the 30th overall pick in the April draft on him, flashing his trademark intensity and flattening a couple of players in one-on-one..." August 01

  • Steelers kick tires on possible running back depth

    Pro Football Talk "Starter Le’Veon Bell is still holding out, and rookie James Conner has a dinged-up shoulder. As a result, the Steelers are taking a look at their tailback options. Via multiple reports, the Steelers are working out running back Brandon Radcliff. He played college football at Louisville, and he..." August 01

  • Steelers reveal plans for team Hall of Honor

    Yardbarker "The Pittsburgh Steelers organization has announced that it will at long last have a way to honor the great players, coaches and executives from its storied franchise history. Steelers president Art Rooney II on Tueday revealed via the team's official website the preliminary details on what will..." August 01

  • Tyler Matakevich seizes chances early in camp

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the free agency departure of Lawrence Timmons, there's a new starting inside linebacker this season for the Steelers. That means there's a new No. 1 backup at inside linebacker, too. And the man who has earned it — at this point, at least — is Tyler Matakevich. “It's huge,” the..." July 31

  • Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson carted off, again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In what has become a familiar but discouraging sight, Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson was carted from the field on the first day of practice in pads — just as he was a year ago. Coach Mike Tomlin did not specify what happened to Golson, only to refer to it as a “soft tissue injury” that he..." July 31

  • Mike Tomlin wants to talk about James Conner, not Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has a lot of praise for rookie running back James Conner. Whether Tomlin intends it or not, that could put a lot of pressure on holdout running back Le’Veon Bell. After the first day in pads, Tomlin gushed about Conner to Ike Taylor of NFL Network. “He’s got a..." July 31

  • James Conner misses practice with shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "Not backing down from physical confrontation has consequences. Steelers rookie running back James Conner drew praise from his coach, Mike Tomlin, for Conner’s efforts in his first padded practice. Those efforts resulted, however, in a shoulder injury." July 31

  • Steelers veterans send rookies on $500 grocery shopping trip

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a strict policy that protects rookies against any over the top hazing, but there are still certain responsibilities that first-year players are expected to fulfill. That includes shopping for groceries. Over the weekend, rookie cornerback Brian..." July 31

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