Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers may want Polamalu to retire so they don’t have to cut him

    Pro Football Talk "Troy Polamalu was a great player for the Steelers for years, but he turns 34 next month, and he isn’t great anymore. Which puts the Steelers in an awkward position. No one in Pittsburgh wants to see Polamalu get cut and try to finish his career in another uniform, but the Steelers don’t want to..." March 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Meanwhile, just released: WR Lance Moore (Steelers), C JD Walton (Giants).

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    Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

    We have released wide receiver Lance Moore.

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Worilds really was only true candidate for a tag by Steelers. They will let him become UFA

  • Steelers not limiting themselves in free agency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pursuing high-end, high-priced free agents isn't the way the Steelers want to build their team. It never has been, and it likely never will. However, that doesn't mean the Steelers won't dip their toes into the free agency pool to check the temperature every once in a while. This might be..." March 01

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Steelers have restructured OT Marcus Gilbert's deal to create $3.724M in 2015 cap space.

  • James Harrison can sign new deal with Steelers now, sort of

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker James Harrison wants to play another season. But since the Steelers signed Harrison to a one-year deal pursuant to the veteran minimum benefit, they can’t sign him to a new contract. Sort of. As Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points out, the Steelers can..." February 23

  • James Harrison will not retire, heading to Arizona to train

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' third-leading sacker in 2014 is a pending free agent in 2015. James Harrison has declared himself a free agent. The Steelers outside linebacker declared via Instagram he will not retire from the NFL this year, a season after he returned to Pittsburgh in Week 4. He ended up..." February 23

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Steelers GM on cutting LeGarrette Blount: No regrets whatsoever "Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert met with the media Wednesday morning at the combine in Indianapolis and reiterated that keeping quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh was a priority, and the hope is that the two sides will come to terms on a new deal as quickly as possible. "We'll..." February 18

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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

    Ryan Clark announces his retirement on ESPN NFL Live. Says he will retire as a Steeler.

  • Time running out for Steelers' third-string quarterback Jones?

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers used a fourth-round pick on quarterback Landry Jones not so he could be groomed to be Ben Roethlisberger's eventual replacement, but more to infuse some much-needed youth into an aging position. At the time, it made sense. Charlie Batch was 38, and Byron Leftwich was 32 and..." February 13

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Steelers, Vikings to square off in Hall of Fame Game "It's never too early to start thinking about next season. The NFL on Wednesday announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings will kick off the 2015 preseason in the Hall of Fame Game. The game will unfold at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday, Aug. 9...." February 12

  • Steelers expect Le'Veon Bell ban "Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of next season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges, sources told ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton. Bell and former Steelers teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested Aug. 20 after police..." February 11

  • Colbert says Steelers must be prepared for a Le’Veon Bell suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell knows he has 15 months of probation ahead of him because he was caught driving under the influence of marijuana. But neither Bell nor the Steelers knows what the NFL will do. However, Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert says the Steelers have to be prepared for the..." February 11

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Colbert said Steelers haven't ruled out using transition tag again on Jason Worilds. Last year cost $9.754 mil. This yr closer to $11m.

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Jets sign former Steelers CB Curtis Brown. Out of NFL last season. Third-round pick in 2011. Had ACL surgery in 2013. #nyj

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Steelers GM Kevin Colbert tells local reporters that the team has begun preliminary contract talks for Ben Roethlisberger’s extension.

  • Ike Taylor reiterates his interest in following Dick LeBeau

    Pro Football Talk "During a Super Bowl-week appearance on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said he’d only leave Pittsburgh to play for defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Now that LeBeau has landed in Tennessee, Taylor has reiterated in interest in following the Hall of Famer. “If..." February 09

  • Steelers name Joey Porter, Jerry Olsavsky to coach linebacker corps

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of former Steelers linebackers will officially coach the club’s linebackers in 2015. Pittsburgh has elevated Joey Porter to outside linebackers coach and Jerry Olsavsky to inside linebackers coach, the team said Friday. Porter and Olsavsky were defensive assistants for Pittsburgh in..." February 06

  • Steeler Le'Veon Bell gets probationary period for drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was admitted into a court program this morning that, if completed successfully, will lead to the marijuana charges filed against him last summer being dismissed. Mr. Bell, 22, was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program this..." February 06

  • Steelers re-sign long snapper Greg Warren

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The wheels have begun turning on the Pittsburgh Steelers offeason, however slowly, as the team announced Wednesday they will be extending the contract of career-Steeler Greg Warren, according to team sources. Warren, an undrafted free agent from the University of North Carolina in 2005, has..." February 05

  • Titans land 'national treasure' in Dick LeBeau

    Tennessean "In defensive wizard Dick LeBeau, the Titans are getting much more than a football coach. "They're getting a national treasure," said former NFL defensive back Solomon Wilcots, who played under LeBeau with the Bengals and Steelers. "From the time he walks in the building of any organization,..." February 04

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    Former #Steelers DC Dick LeBeau is expected to be named assistant head coach/defense with the #Titans, per sources.

  • Steelers WR Lance Moore asks for his release

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' offseason work just got a little easier. Wide receiver Lance Moore is requesting the team release him from the final year of his contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Moore counts approximately $1.8 million against the team's salary cap in 2015, and the Steelers will save..." February 02

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • LeGarrette Blount's marijuana charges withdrawn after completing community service

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The former Pittsburgh Steeler, turned New England Patriot RB has had his marijuana charges withdrawn after completing the court-mandated community service. As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to watch Super Bowl 49 this Sunday, one of their former teammates is preparing to play in the Super..." January 30

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell on knee: Close to 100 percent "There is a legitimate argument to be made that Le'Veon Bell's knee injury cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a playoff game and a chance to make another Super Bowl. The NFL's biggest dual threat suffered a hyperextended knee injury in Week 17 that caused him to miss the Wild Card loss to the..." January 29

  • Blount says that exit from Pittsburgh wasn't planned

    Arizona Republic "It doesn't have the attention of "Deflategate," but LeGarrette Blount's release from the Pittsburgh Steelers was a popular topic at Tuesday's Super Bowl media day. Blount was released from the Steelers after he walked away from the field early during a Week 11 game against the Titans that he..." January 28

  • Steelers Sign Brad Wing to Contract Extension "Wing appeared in each of the team's 16 regular season games in 2014, punting 61 times for 2,668 yards. The Steelers have signed punter Brad Wing to a one-year contract extension, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. " January 24

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@AZCardinals working to seal deal that would make former @steelers DC Dick LeBeau new LBs coach, source tells @NFLonFOX

  • Steelers sign CFL defensive end Lemon

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers have signed Canadian Football League defensive end Shawn Lemon, according to his agent David Canter. Lemon, 26, played for the Calgary Stampeders in 2014, where he tied a CFL record with eight forced fumbles. Lemon also led the Stampeders with 13 sacks last year. Lemon (6-2,..." January 20

  • Le’Veon Bell out, C.J. Anderson in for the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As the Pro Bowl approaches, the revolving door of injured players exiting and healthy players entering is spinning fast enough to make Will Ferrell nauseous. The latest development has Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell out, and Broncos running back C.J. Anderson in. Bell gained more than..." January 19

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wins Professional Football Writers of America Most Improved Player award

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The postseason awards are accumulating for Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell as he was named the Most Improved Player of 2014 by the Pro Football Writers of America. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a record-breaking 2014 season, and one of the stars of the show was running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell not only..." January 17

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Dick LeBeau will be joining the Cardinals coaching staff at some point in a similar role as Tom Moore. He won't be the coordinator.

  • Steelers sign 'Natural Born Killer' S Isaiah Lewis to futures contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Michigan State product drew high, if not overstated, praise from his former position coach after the 2014 NFL Draft. The Steelers signed safety Isaiah Lewis, an undrafted free agent in 2013, to their offseason roster Tuesday, a move only slightly trumped by the announcement of the hiring of..." January 13

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    Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

    Keith Butler has been named our new Defensive Coordinator.

  • Titans should make a run at Dick LeBeau

    Tennessean "NFL free agency begins in March — for players. But there's a veteran coach on the market the Titans should go after now — Dick LeBeau. The Steelers parted with their longtime defensive coordinator over the weekend. The team wanted to go in a different direction, and from the sound of things,..." January 13

  • Steelers poised to name Keith Butler new defensive coordinator

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are close to naming linebackers coach Keith Butler to replace Dick LeBeau as defensive coordinator, a move that could be announced Tuesday. Butler met Monday with Coach Mike Tomlin at the team’s South Side facility and is in the process of finalizing a three-year contract that..." January 13

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Dick LeBeau has talked w Bruce Arians about possibly joining Arizona Cardinals staff.

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Dick LeBeau out as defensive coordinator. Says he and #Steelers have agreed to mutually part ways: "Time to go in a different direction."

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer is expected to interview this week for the Eagles GM job, per a league source.

  • Big Ben bows out of Pro Bowl "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but the decision is not related to a larger problem with his knee, his agent said in an email to Friday night. "Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his..." January 10

  • Steelers again must tackle linebacker Worilds question in offseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Worilds turned eight sacks into $9.754 million last year. So how much will 7 1⁄2 sacks be worth this offseason? Maybe $25 million? Possibly $30 million? The Steelers enticed Worilds enough with a transition tag that guaranteed him nearly $10 million for one season to turn his back on..." January 09

  • Steelers' Allen looks to rebuild confidence after disappointing season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "You could suggest the secondary is the Steelers' biggest concern heading into the offseason, and it would be a fair point. “You could (suggest) it,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “I am not.” Maybe the secondary as a whole isn't Tomlin's main concern, but a once-thought-of key member has to be near..." January 08

  • Steelers, Roethlisberger to work on contract extension this offseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Tomlin isn't an advocate of the term “franchise quarterback.” To him, it's kind of disrespectful. “If you follow professional football, you would think half the teams in the league have a franchise quarterback, and we all know that's not the case,” Tomlin said. “I try to stay away from..." January 07

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