Steelers Rumors & News

  • Ben Roethlisberger disgusted after loss: ‘We all stunk’

    Sportsnaut "Sunday’s big Pennsylvania showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles ended up being a one-sided affair that left Ben Roethlisberger and Co. with a bitter taste in the mouth. In every possible way, Philadelphia dominated Pittsburgh in the 34-3 loss — the worst loss in the..." September 26

  • Bell returns to Steelers, vows no more off-field issues

    Penn Live "Tuning in for Pittsburgh Steelers games the way most anyone not on the team has to was at its worst for Le'Veon Bell on Sunday. The running back saw the Steelers rush for a total of 29 yards, en route to getting soundly beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-3, in the last week of his suspension..." September 26

  • Steelers Receive Exemption For Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers have received a roster exemption for running back Le’Veon Bell as he makes his return from a three-game suspension, tweets team PR man Burt Lauten. Pittsburgh will need to clear a roster spot for Bell by 3pm CT Thursday. Veteran DeAngelo Williams has been the Steelers’ workhorse in..." September 26

  • DeAngelo Williams is 63 yards from setting a record he may not want

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams doesn’t like being told that he’s old. If he continues his run of early-season success on Sunday, he’ll be hearing it a lot more. With 63 yards rushing against the Eagles, Williams will become the oldest player in NFL history to rush for 300 yards in his..." September 25

  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Markus Wheaton will play vs. Eagles, but not like he envisioned

    Penn Live "The Pittsburgh Steelers will have packages that include Markus Wheaton. They'll have passes for him, too. But his 2016 debut, set to take place against the Eagles in Sunday's 4:25 p.m. kickoff, won't be in the role he envisioned for himself entering this season. Sammie Coates, Wheaton and..." September 24

  • Steelers' defense looking to beat up, confuse rookie Wentz

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In November 2014, the last time the Steelers faced a rookie quarterback, Zach Mettenberger zipped his first pass and watched cornerback William Gay snag it and return it 28 yards for a touchdown and a 10-point lead. “Thanks for reminding me,” said Mettenberger, now the Steelers'..." September 24

  • Roethlisberger considered retirement after 8 sacks vs. Eagles in '08

    CBS Sports "When Ben Roethlisberger takes the field against the Eagles on Sunday, he's going to be trying to do something that no Steelers quarterback has ever done in the Super Bowl era: win a game in Philadelphia. Although Big Ben has only played in Philly once during his 13-year career, he remembers..." September 23

  • Big Ben's praise of Carson Wentz includes a slight jab at the Browns

    CBS Sports "Look at Ben Roethlisberger's hometown of Lima, Ohio on a map and it's not hard to fathom why the Steelers quarterback might still hold a grudge towards the Browns for passing him over in the 2004 NFL Draft. Lima isn't a stone's throw from Cleveland, but it's less than a three-hour drive. In..." September 21

  • Steelers Have NFL's Top ILB Duo in Shazier and Timmons

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers boast perhaps the fastest pair of inside linebackers in the entire league in Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier. What does their speed allow the Steelers to do on defense that other teams can't do? Which four players does the Steelers defense revolve around? How will the..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Steelers notebook: Wheaton says shoulder is 'fine,' just needs to practice

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Seconds after entering the Steelers' locker room Monday, Markus Wheaton quickly but methodically removed a wrap over his right shoulder as he prepared to head to a team meeting. Wheaton isn't wasting any second available to him right now. He's got a lot of catching up to do. Wheaton said..." September 20

  • Wheaton sits again, Bengals get Dennard back

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Markus Wheaton is again among the Steelers’ inactives for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. Wheaton, who’s listed as a starter and is expected to play a role on one of the league’s best offenses, is still recovering from a shoulder injury. Wheaton had practiced this week, twice as..." September 18

  • NFL wants a clean game between Bengals-Steelers, unless it doesn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been made about the league office putting the officials assigned to work the Bengals-Steelers game on alert for the latest meeting between the two teams. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t appreciate the extra attention being paid to the extra information given to the officials." September 18

  • Steelers get controversial call in win vs. Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers had been in control pretty much all afternoon Sunday. For some insurance, they needed a late review to be ruled in their favor, that Cincinnati receiver Tyler Boyd did not have control of the ball before it was stripped. The Steelers got that call and..." September 18

  • Steelers' Eli Rogers in line for an expanded role against the Bengals

    CBS Sports "With Antonio Brown coming off another dominant performance in Week 1, another young Steelers receiver could be the primary beneficiary. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who has done a tremendous job in Pittsburgh, is highly intrigued by the burgeoning talent of emerging receiver Eli Rogers, who..." September 18

  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Shazier updates knee recovery pre-Bengals

    Penn Live "Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has no doubts that he'll be on the field against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. "Not right now, I feel 100 percent, keep getting treatment, keep trying to get better every day," Shazier said. Shazier left the Steelers' season opening win..." September 17

  • Brown on Bengals matchup: 'I expect them to bring deodorant'

    ESPN "Antonio Brown has "no fear, no doubts, no worries" about playing the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that knocked him out of an AFC wild-card matchup with a concussion. The star Pittsburgh Steelers receiver does know at least six ways the Bengals defense will try to cover him Sunday in the first..." September 16

  • DeAngelo Williams: Steelers, Bengals share 'professional hatred'

    ABC News "While many Steelers players have stuck to the company "AFC North football" line when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals, running back DeAngelo Williams isn't afraid to verbalize the rivalry's intensity. Williams, fresh off a 143-yard, two-touchdown Week 1 performance that earned him AFC..." September 16

  • NFL fines Antonio Brown for twerking celebration, blue cleats

    Sporting News "Antonio Brown isn't going to let a few sanctions keep his business from booming. The Steelers' standout wide receiver has been fined by the NFL for twerking in celebration of his touchdown during Pittsburgh's win at Washington on Monday night, according to ESPN.com. Brown was also fined for..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Coach Mike Tomlin turns into a riverboat gambler

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For a guy who coaches a team hard by the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny, Mike Tomlin has fast become the riverboat gambler of the NFL. The Steelers coach set dual NFL records last season when he ordered his team to go for two-point conversions 11 times and they made eight of them. Now, he..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Waitress calls out DeAngelo Williams for 75-cent tip, reportedly gets fired

    Fox Sports "The customer is always right -- even when the customer is a famous football player leaving a tiny tip. One server apparently learned that lesson the hard way, after posting a Facebook message complaining that Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams tipped her 75 cents on a $128.26..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • DeAngelo Williams among Week 1 Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Things that get better with age: A nice bottle of red wine, the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and Week 1 AFC Offensive Player of the Week DeAngelo Williams. Make no mistake, Williams did have two excellent seasons early on in his career with the Panthers. But after he failed to eclipse the..." September 14

  • Tomlin confident Steelers will keep emotions in check vs. rival Bengals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In previewing the Steelers' Week 2 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin said the rivalry needed no endorsement. “We're excited about it,” Tomlin said. “We're always excited about, No. 1 having an opportunity to play in front of our fans. “No. 2, we respect..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • How has Bengals-Steelers physical rivalry changed the NFL?

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have become one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL over the past decade, and for good reason. The Bengals-Steelers matchups have become knockdown, drag-out fights each time they play. There have been as many flags, penalties and fines lately..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Officials flag Antonio Brown for 'sexually suggestive' TD celebration

    CBS Sports "Antonio Brown may be the best wide receiver on the planet, but his dancing isn't quite ready for Canton. At least not in the eyes of the staid and stuffy NFL. Brown punctuated his third quarter touchdown catch like this: Seems harmless enough, right? Nope. Brown, according to the official..." September 13

  • Roethlisberger, Brown help Steelers beat Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Fourth-and-1 usually means a run. Not if you're the Pittsburgh Steelers and you have Antonio Brown. Brown caught a 29-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-1 in the second quarter to give Pittsburgh the lead for good as the Steelers went on to defeat the Washington Redskins..." September 12

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • DeAngelo Williams defends leaving 75-cent tip for waitress

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAngelo Williams was called out on social media for leaving almost no tip at a restaurant in Maryland over the weekend, and the Pittsburgh Steelers running back says the 75 cents he gave was too much. It all started when a server from the Ledo Restaurant in Maryland shared a photo of Williams’..." September 12

  • Antonio Brown: 'The past don't matter' ahead of 2016 season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Antonio Brown works hard. We get that. It has been well documented that the Steelers' All-Pro receiver — once a lowly sixth-round pick out of little-known Central Michigan — has become the most dominant and consistent wide receiver in the NFL. Scattered throughout the social media world are..." September 11

  • Inconsistency hampers Steelers receiver Coates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sammie Coates readily admits the preseason was one of ebbs and flows. He was often plagued with the kind of inconsistency which caused his NFL draft stock to spiral downward. Still, the Steelers' second-year wide receiver had his moments. Every dropped ball or errant route was overshadowed by..." September 10

  • Steelers' Wheaton out for season opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers' receiving corps was projected to be one of the deepest in the league. That depth will get tested early this season. Already without the suspended-for-the-season Martavis Bryant, the Steelers announced Saturday that Markus Wheaton is out for Monday night's season opener at the..." September 10

  • Rogers and Coates step into the spotlight

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger knows what Antonio Brown can do. They just about finish each other’s sentences on the field. He knows what Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey can do, too, as each have multiple seasons of experience with him. Roethlisberger thinks he knows what..." September 08

  • Steelers Signing G David DeCastro To Five-Year, $50M Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Steelers have reached an agreement on five-year contract extension with G David DeCastro. Dan Graziano reports that DeCastro receives a five-year, $40 million extension from the Steelers. Yesterday, DeCastro told the Mark Kaboly..." September 08

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Tomlin: No decision yet on approach to Dupree injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers' injury situation heading into the season opener against the Washington Redskins looked bleak 48 hours ago. However, coach Mike Tomlin gave that dreary look a splash of color during his weekly news conference Tuesday. Bud Dupree may not have surgery to fix a sports hernia that..." September 07

  • Steelers To Sign David DeCastro To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers and guard David DeCastro are close to a contract extension, a source tells ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano (Twitter link). DeCastro, 26, has established himself as one of the core pieces of the Steelers’ offensive line since the team used a first-round pick on him in 2012. Starting in all..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Tom Brady’s ‘The Greatest In the World, And I Mean That’

    NESN "The best quarterback in the NFL debate never ends, and with Pittsburgh Steelers legend Teddy Bradshaw recently saying he’d take current Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over anyone else, the discussion has been ignited again. Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl champion and someone widely..." September 07

  • Terry Bradshaw: I'd take Big Ben over Tom Brady, any other QB

    CBS Sports "Ben Roethlisberger will almost certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he's rarely mentioned in the same breath as, say, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees. But for former Steelers great Terry Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls with Pittsburgh and was enshrined in Canton in 1989, he..." September 07

  • Newly signed QB Mettenberger eager to learn from Big Ben

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Quarterback Zach Mettenberger wasn't sure about his future after the San Diego Chargers waived him last week. Then the Steelers signed him when it became clear Bruce Gradkowski wouldn't be physically fit to compete. “I have a great opportunity here with a great organization,” Mettenberger said...." September 06

  • Doran Grant among cuts as Steelers get to 53 players

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers traded for Browns 2014 first-round pick Justin Gilbert on Saturday and his arrival may have helped push a cornerback the Steelers drafted last year off the roster. Doran Grant, a 2015 fourth-round pick, was one of the cuts announced by the team as they set their initial 53-man..." September 04