Steelers Rumors & News

  • Ryan Shazier injury won't change Steelers' stance on 5th-year options

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "NFL teams, per the collective bargaining agreement, can exercise a fifth-year option on first-round draft picks in the spring before the player enters his fourth season. The Steelers did that with inside linebacker Ryan Shazier last April, and he will count $8.7 million against the salary..." February 18

  • James Harrison back in Pittsburgh to 'Shear Da Beard'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Friday made his first public appearance in Pittsburgh since the team released him in December and he joined the New England Patriots. Harrison attended the “Shear Da Beard” charity event hosted by former Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel at..." February 17

  • Pennsylvania brewery magnificently trolls Patriots with newest beer

    Yardbarker "Those in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas are not soon going to let others forget that their Eagles defeated the mighty New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII earlier this month. It was the Eagles’ first ever Super Bowl title. It came against a fellow east coast powerhouse with Philadelphia..." February 17

  • Todd Haley says he 'brought up' Antonio Brown

    247 Sports "Todd Haley is certainly not shy about his role in Antonio Brown's Hall of Fame career. During his introductory press conference with the Browns this week, Haley, the Steelers' offensive coordinator from 2012-17, mentioned Brown while discussing player development. Haley joined the Steelers as..." February 16

  • Will Steelers, Le’Veon Bell get a deal done?

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has said that he and the team had agreed to a deadline of February 20 to finalize a long-term deal. Four days from that artificial deadline, how real are the talks? There’s talk in league circles that nothing much has been happening between the two sides in..." February 16

  • Art Rooney II: 2017 run defense was “not Steeler football”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers had a couple of rough early season outings against the run and then closed the year by allowing 102 rushing yards or more in five of their final six games, including the playoff loss to the Jaguars that ended their season. That didn’t cause them much harm when it came to their..." February 15

  • Steelers to get new throwback uniforms, nixing bumblebees for next season

    CBS Sports "Even though the Killer Bs will likely be intact for the Steelers next year, the bumblebees will not. Steelers owner Art Rooney II said that the team will have new throwback uniforms in 2018, officially killing the dream for the bumblebees to make a return. The Steelers hadn't worn them since..." February 15

  • Steelers could move on from safeties Mike Mitchell, J.J. Wilcox

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers have already experienced one major change in the secondary — the addition of former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley as coach of the cornerbacks and safeties. More, though, will likely follow, especially at the safety position. It will involve changing players,..." February 15

  • Kevin Colbert on Ryan Shazier: “Never once has he said, ‘Why me?'”

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier shows up every day, rehabbing from his spine injury at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Never once has Shazier thrown a pity party, according to General Manager Kevin Colbert. “Never once has he said ‘Why me?’ ” Colbert said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh..." February 15

  • Steelers GM will not rule out using franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell has said he will consider sitting out the entire 2018 season or retiring if he is hit with the franchise tag for a second straight offseason, but that threat does not seem to have put a whole lot of fear into the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday, Steelers general manager Kevin..." February 15

  • Rooney: Steelers are 'doing their best' to sign Le'Veon Bell

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell's contract situation remains at the top of Art Rooney II's priority list as the Steelers delve further into the 2018 offseason. Speaking to season-ticket holders on Wednesday, Rooney reaffirmed the team's commitment to sign Bell to a longterm deal. Bell, who said during Pro Bowl..." February 15

  • Todd Haley: Obvious it was time to move on from Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Todd Haley held a press conference for the first time since he was named the offensive coordinator of the Browns and there were a few questions dealing with his previous job. Haley spent six years running the offense for the Steelers, but parted ways amid chatter about frayed relationships with..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Ryan Shazier, several Steelers could restructure deals

    247 Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers created quite a bit of immediate cap space over the weekend when they restructured the deals of Stephon Tuitt and David DeCastro. They converted the base salaries of both of those players into signing bonuses, which allowed the cap hits of the players to be spread out over..." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Don't expect any changes at QB for Steelers in 2018

    247 Sports "Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs will be Pittsburgh's quarterbacks for the 2018 season. On Monday, Steelers.com's Labriola all but assured Steeler Nation that no changes will be made at the quarterback position this offseason, as the Steelers will enter the year with Big Ben,..." February 12

  • Steelers clear $13.26 million in cap space as they pursue Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of moves to free up significant cap space, which has everything to do with their pursuit of signing Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal. Field Yates of ESPN reports Pittsburgh reworked the contracts of defensive end Stephon Tuitt and guard David DeCastro,..." February 10

  • Art Rooney II not hot on idea of James Harrison retiring as a Steeler

    Sportsnaut "Until December of this past year, James Harrison was a Pittsburgh Steeler, through and through, even though he had played for other teams. Pittsburgh has been the team Harrison is associated with, and he’s been a key player for the franchise during its recent championship runs. Then, all hell..." February 10

  • Steelers sign FB Roosevelt Nix to 4-year deal thru 2021

    NFL.com "Roosevelt Nix is cashing in on a career year. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed the fullback on Saturday to a four-year deal through 2021. Nix was slated to be a restricted free agent after playing out two successive one-year contracts with the Steelers. Nix made his first Pro Bowl in 2017,..." February 10

  • Steelers' William Gay joins Joe Biden's foundation, speaks on domestic violence

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Veteran Steelers cornerback William Gay was invited by Joe Biden to join the advisory council for the former vice president's foundation. According to a story published on the ESPN website The Undefeated , Gay accepted an invitation to join a prominent group of leaders, experts and advocates..." February 10

  • Steelers re-sign B.J. Finney

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers will hold onto one of their depth players on the interior of the offensive line. B.J. Finney was set to become an exclusive rights free agent next month, but the Steelers announced on Friday that they have re-signed Finney to a one-year deal. Finney wouldn’t have been going..." February 09

  • Steelers promote Shaun Sarrett to assistant O-Line coach

    247 Sports "Shaun Sarrett has been promoted to the role of Pittsburgh's assistant offensive line coach, via Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. Sarrett has worked closely with the team's offensive line since joining the Steelers' coaching staff in 2012. During that time, he has helped David DeCastro become..." February 08

  • Steelers hire Karl Dunbar, John Mitchell stays as assistant head coach

    Pro Football Talk "Word on Thursday morning was that the Steelers were talking to Karl Dunbar about joining their staff as defensive line coach and those conversations obviously went well. The Steelers announced that Dunbar has been added to the staff on Thursday afternoon. John Mitchell had been the team’s..." February 08

  • Steelers hiring Tom Bradley as secondary coach

    Pro Football Talk "After almost 40 years in the college ranks, Tom Bradley is making his way to the NFL. The former Penn State and UCLA defensive coordinator is joining the Steelers as their secondary coach, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Carnell Lake announced Wednesday he would not return to the Steelers..." February 08

  • Le'Veon Bell reveals the ridiculous amount of money it would take to sign with Jets

    TMZ "Le'Veon Bell says he's reconsidered and would DEFINITELY sign a contract with the NY Jets ... FOR A 9-FIGURE CONTRACT!!! The Pittsburgh Steelers star was leaving 1 OAK in L.A. on Tuesday night when we talked about the biggest story in his world ... where's he gonna play next year?? Bell had..." February 08

  • Steelers working on a contract extension with Roethlisberger

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney addressed many issues with the media on Wednesday, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s future with the team. He said Roethlisberger wants to play beyond his current contract that takes him through two more seasons. This is great news for a..." February 07

  • Art Rooney II comfortable and happy with Mike Tomlin as coach

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In analyzing the 2017 Steelers season, team president Art Rooney II prefers to look at the overall body of work, and not the way it came to an unexpectedly early conclusion with a divisional-round home playoff loss to Jacksonville. “When you win 13 games in this league, it's hard to ignore..." February 07

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown offers to train Tom Brady after his key drop in Super Bowl LII

    CBS Sports "We never did get the Steelers-Patriots playoff matchup that many considered a guarantee, but that doesn't mean the rivalry has lost its luster. The Patriots beat the Steelers in a late-season epic that essentially determined home-field advantage in the playoffs, Steelers legend James Harrison..." February 06

  • Antonio Brown Offers to Help Tom Brady Improve His Hands

    SI "It’s the first day of the NFL offseason and the Patriots-Steelers rivalry is already heating up. The funniest play of the Super Bowl was definitely Tom Brady dropping a wide-open pass on a crucial third down. “Tom Brady is no Antonio Brown,” our Chris Chavez wrote in his post about the..." February 06

  • Le'Veon Bell: Todd Haley called plays that Ben Roethlisberger didn't like

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "We’ve known for some time that Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley didn’t get along. Now Le’Veon Bell is offering some specifics. The running back did a radio hit with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, and he said he thinks Haley’s departure will help the Steelers because..." February 05

  • Ryan Shazier confirms report that he is still unable to walk on his own

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Shazier has made great progress since he suffered a devastating spinal injury just two months ago, but the Steelers linebacker is still unable to walk without assistance. On Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Shazier has regained movement in his legs and has been taking part in a..." February 05

  • Le’Veon Bell says some teammates weren’t ready vs Jaguars

    Fanrag Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said during an interview with Tiki and Tierney of CBS Sports Radio that some of his teammates were not prepared when they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs. “I did [have energy], but you can’t control..." February 05

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster's growing popularity on display at Super Bowl

    ESPN "JuJu Smith-Schuster might be the only one to get the better of Randy Moss this week as the legendary receiver earned a Hall of Fame nod in Minnesota. "He’s the GOAT on the field, but when it comes to controller in hand, that’s my element. This is what I do," said Smith-Schuster, who played Moss..." February 04

  • Le’Veon Bell: Certain guys weren’t ready to play against Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have been done playing football for a few weeks now, but they aren’t done revisiting reasons for their ouster in a divisional round loss to the Jaguars. Running back Le'Veon Bell was a guest on CBS Sports Radio this week and shared some of his thoughts about why the team wound up..." February 04

  • Ryan Shazier walking after regaining feeling in legs

    Sporting News "Ryan Shazier is back on his feet. After being released from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute on Thursday, the Steelers linebacker has regained movement in his legs and begun a regular walking routine, ESPN reported. "He's making incredible progress," an..." February 04

  • Beckham attempts to recruit Bell to Giants

    The Sports Daily "Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made the most of his appearance at the NFL Honors red carpet on Saturday, as he attempted to do some recruiting of sorts. Beckham apparently hung out with Le’Veon Bell for a bit at the event, as the Giants receiver posted a photo showing the two of them on..." February 04

  • Rumor: Todd Haley Might've Leaked Negative Le'Veon Bell News

    12 Up "The fallout of Todd Haley's tenure in Pittsburgh wasn't pretty. After a tense relationship for six years, the two sides went their separate ways after the 2017 season and it looks like Haley left in spite. According to a report from 247 Sports, Haley may have leaked LeVeon Bell's practice..." February 03

  • The Steelers are trying to recruit LeBron James

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "JuJu Smith-Schuster and Le’Veon Bell want the Steelers to make a splashy addition this offseason. But it’s probably not the type you’re thinking of. Both players encouraged Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James to transition from hoops to football Thursday by tweeting a photo edit of him..." February 03

  • Le'Veon Bell won't hold out if Steelers use franchise tag

    Yardbarker "Le’Veon Bell has changed his tune about what he’ll do if the Pittsburgh Steelers use the franchise tag again to secure his services for the 2018 NFL season. Previously, he threatened he’d not only hold out but would also consider retirement. Speaking about his contract status on NFL Network’s..." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Steelers Sign P Jordan Berry To One-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve signed P Jordan Berry to a one-year contract extension. “It’s pretty exciting to get it all finished, get it all sorted out, and get it done early,” said Berry. “I love being in Pittsburgh so I am excited to have it done. I don’t have to..." February 01

  • Le'Veon bell says $60 million 'ain't enough to come run with the Jets'

    SNY TV " Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, a pending free agent, tweeted on Thursday that $60 million "ain't enough to come run with the Jets." Bell was responding to a tweet from a fan who jokingly offered to pay him $60 million in cash if he joined the Jets." February 01

  • Ryan Shazier discharged from inpatient rehab

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is heading home. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced on Thursday that Shazier has been discharged from their Rehabilitation Institute. Shazier had spinal stabilization surgery in December after being injured while making a tackle in a game..." February 01

  • Steelers sign Matt Feiler to one-year extension

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers signed offensive lineman Matt Feiler to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Feiler was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent. “It’s good to get it done,” Feiler said, via a team press release. “Any time you can get it taken care of, it’s a good..." January 31

  • Terry Bradshaw is back to calling out the Steelers, this time for 'firing' Todd Haley

    CBS Sports "It's been 13 months since Terry Bradshaw described Steelers coach Mike Tomlin as a "great cheerleader, not a great coach." Here are the facts: Tomlin just finished his 11th season in Pittsburgh and in that time he is 116-60 in the regular season to go along with seven playoff appearances, two..." January 31

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I wanna be a Steeler for my whole career'

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell is optimistic about the prospect of becoming a Steeler for life. Pittsburgh's All-Pro running back said just that while discussing his current contract situation with NFL Network's Jane Slater. Bell and the Steelers have until February 20 to come to terms on a longterm deal before..." January 30