Steelers Rumors & News

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • NFL announces flexible scheduling changes for Week 13 "The NFL announced on Monday the flexible scheduling changes for Week 13, including the Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints game on Dec. 6. The Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. ET moves from CBS to FOX, and the Panthers-Saints game on FOX moves from 1..." November 24

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Arthur Moats fined $8,681 for nearly ripping Johnny Manziel's head off

    SB Nation "An egregious facemask penalty in Week 10 earned Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats an $8,681 fine on Friday, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Moats, 27, grabbed the facemask of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and turned his helmet all the way around as he swung..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Steelers extend lease for renamed UPMC Rooney Sports Complex

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins practice at a new facility named after the primary figure of their ownership group. Now, the Steelers will be doing the same. The Steelers and UPMC announced a 15-year extension to their lease at the South Side headquarters they share with the Pitt football program. The building..." November 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Speaking of QBs… #Steelers QB Landry Jones has a low-ankle sprain described as “pretty severe.” Expect Mike Vick as the backup after the bye

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    Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib

    Steelers QB Landry Jones will have an MRI on his left ankle.

  • Roethlisberger on recovery: I drank a lot of milk

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers started Landry Jones at quarterback on Sunday and the plan was for him to pilot the offense all day with Ben Roethlisberger serving as the team’s backup. That went out the window in the first quarter when Jones hurt his ankle and forced Roethlisberger into the game a week after his..." November 16

  • Roethlisberger, Steelers breeze past Browns, 30-9

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger entered a game as a substitute quarterback for the first time in 11 years, threw for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns and the Steelers breezed past the Cleveland Browns, 30-9, today at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger, who left last week’s game with a mid-foot sprain,..." November 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Landry Jones is limping and injured. Its fourth down, but Big Ben is warming up. Wow. #Steelers

  • Martavis Bryant believes he’ll become one of the best

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant aspires to be one of the best in the game. Before that, he’ll need to become the best on his team. Until then, Antonio Brown likely will continue get the ball more often. And Bryant knows it. “He’s the best receiver in the league right now,” Bryant said this..." November 15

  • Big Ben at QB after Steelers' Jones hurts ankle

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered Sunday's game against the Browns on the third series after starter Landry Jones limped off the field with a left ankle injury. Roethlisberger was not expected to play because of a mid-foot sprain suffered last week. But as soon as Jones went..." November 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger (foot) to serve as Landry Jones' backup for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Suntimes "Hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will back up Landry Jones when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Heinz Field, a source told ESPN’s Britt McHenry. Roethlisberger, who had his left foot roll under him while being brought to the ground late in last week’s..." November 15

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    Ray Fittipaldo @rayfitt1

    Roethlisberger was limited and will be listed as questionable for Sunday

  • Roethlisberger practices but status unknown for Sunday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Do not count out Ben Roethlisberger just yet. Roethlisberger practiced Thursday for the first time this week and said his injured left foot felt fine afterward. However, how it reacted overnight to the stress of practicing will go a long way in determining whether he can beat the odds and..." November 13

  • Roethlisberger won’t rule himself out for this week

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hurt his foot during last Sunday’s victory over the Raiders and reports have him set to miss a few weeks while he recovers. Roethlisberger isn’t ready to say that he’ll be out that long, however. In fact, Roethlisberger isn’t even willing to say that..." November 10

  • Steelers' DeAngelo Williams has foot swelling, will sit out practice Wednesday

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has a swollen foot and will miss Wednesday's practice, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. Tomlin downplayed the injury and said the team will know more tomorrow." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Steelers WR Antonio Brown totals 306 yards in win over Raiders

    SI "Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a marvelous afternoon on Sunday, totaling 306 yards in a 38–35 win over the Raiders. Brown set franchise records with 17 catches for 284 yards, breaking Plaxico Burress’s mark of 253 yards against the Falcons in 2012. He also added 22 more on the..." November 09

  • Report: Roethlisberger to miss a few weeks with foot sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger suffered a foot injury in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Oakland Raiders at home on Sunday, and the early word is he is expected to miss a few weeks. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in his postgame press conference that Roethlisberger suffered a foot sprain and would..." November 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger to undergo MRI on sprained foot

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo an MRI on a sprained foot suffered in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, according to Bob Labriola of the team's official website. Roethlisberger was helped off the field and carted to the locker room after his left foot..." November 08

  • Steelers hold off Raiders, 38-35

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Antonio Brown had the most productive game of his splendid career, including a 57-yard reception that set up Chris Boswell’s 18-yard field goal with two seconds left as the Steelers pulled out a 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field. However, the Steelers lost their starting..." November 08

  • Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with left foot injury

    CBS Sports "Two weeks after Ben Roethlisberger returned from an MCL injury and bone bruise to his left knee, the Steelers quarterback suffered what appeared to be a left foot injury midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. " November 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Roethlisberger now being carried off the field and on to a cart to leave the field. Could be done for the day if not longer

  • Ben Roethlisberger eclipses Johnny Unitas on passing list; Joe Montana next

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just eclipsed an NFL legend in career passing yardage, and he's quickly closing in on another. Roethlisberger, who entered Sunday's game against Oakland with 40,231 career passing yards, surpassed Johnny Unitas for 15th all time with a 33-yard pass to..." November 08

  • Roethlisberger suffers foot sprain, to miss a few weeks "Ben Roethlisberger's return to the Steelers' lineup didn't even last two full games. Big Ben suffered a mid-foot sprain during the Steelers' 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, a source briefed on the injury told NFL Media's Albert Breer. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks..." November 08

  • Le'Veon Bell on target for 2016 opener after surgery to repair MCL, PCL

    CBS Sports "Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell underwent season-ending surgery Friday and is on target to play in the 2016 season opener. Bell's surgery went well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He required an MCL and PCL repair but his ACL did not require surgical..." November 08

  • Cam Heyward will play tomorrow, wife gave birth today

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward suggested this week that he might have to miss a game if his wife went into labor on Sunday. But that’s no longer a concern for Steelers fans. Heyward’s wife gave birth to a boy this morning, he announced on Twitter. It’s been a family-oriented season..." November 07

  • Steelers DE Heyward might have to choose between game, baby

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cam Heyward is used to racing down the football field on a whim to make a tackle — even if it is 30 yards like he did in the fourth quarter last week against the Bengals. So, surely, Heyward can race across town and back to Heinz Field on Sunday if that's what it takes — and it just..." November 06

  • New Steelers RB Pead wants a chance at redemption

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Running back Isaiah Pead is confident he will have a chance to gain some traction in the NFL after three unproductive, frustrating seasons in St. Louis. The Steelers, of course, are hoping Pead is the perfect fit for an offense that lost its most productive running back, Le'Veon Bell, to a..." November 05

  • Steelers claim Jacoby Jones; Release Dri Archer

    Steelers "Team claims Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. The Steelers have claimed Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers, it was announced today. In his ninth season in the NFL, Jones has amassed 10,184 all-purpose yards (4,720 kickoff return, 2,669 punt return, 2,733..." November 05

  • Steelers CB thinks team can go undefeated over final eight games

    CBS Sports "After a 4-2 start, the Steelers have dropped their last two games, including Ben Roethlisberger's return to the field last week against the Bengals. Despite the .500 record, Pittsburgh remains in good shape because among the AFC teams vying for a wild-card spot, only the Jets and Raiders have..." November 04

  • Experts expect Steelers QB Roethlisberger to bounce back from loss

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Name something a quarterback can do wrong, and Ben Roethlisberger pretty much did it during his return from a knee injury Sunday after being off the field for a month. He threw three interceptions for the first time in 50 starts — two of which came on back-to-back throws in the fourth quarter..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Bell expected to be back for 2016 opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell's knee injury will keep him out for the rest of the season, but the Steelers' All-Pro running back should be back in time for next year's opener. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his weekly news conference that Bell's ACL in his right knee was spared during a..." November 04

  • Steelers LB threatens Bengals' Burfict on Twitter after Le'Veon Bell injury

    CBS Sports "The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is starting to get more heated off the field than it is on the field. After Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell went down with a season-ending MCL injury in the Bengals' 16-10 win Sunday, there was at least one Steelers player who said he thought the..." November 03

  • Bengals rally past Steelers, 16-10, in Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Not much about Sunday’s showdown in Pittsburgh looked like the first six games of the season for the Bengals. Well, except the outcome. Two of the league’s most explosive offenses slogged into an old-school AFC North defensive slugfest, but Andy Dalton drove for the Bengals’ first touchdown of..." November 02

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Steelers expect to put Le'Veon Bell on season ending IR Mon w/ knee injury, pending MRI confirmation. Isaiah Pead in line for roster spot

  • Le'Veon Bell to injured reserve, Steelers sign Isaiah Pead

    USA Today "The Steelers placed Le’Veon Bell on injured reserve, and with it, goes a significant portion of the team’s production. Bell had 45 yards on 10 carries in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, clear evidence he was a significant part of their offensive game plan. Judging by the passing game, mostly the..." November 02

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell has “badly torn” MCL, out for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers were optimistic after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals that the ACL of running back Le’Veon Bell’s knee was intact and that the ugly knee injury damaged only his MCL. That optimism apparently was accurate, as to the ACL. However, the MCL damage reportedly is more significant than..." November 02

  • Ben Roethlisberger throws TD on first drive, reaches 40,000-yard mark

    ESPN "Now that's how you come back from a knee injury. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scorched the Cincinnati Bengals defense in his first series in more than a month, leading a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that lasted nearly 8 minutes. On 3rd-and-goal from the 1,..." November 01

  • Le’Veon Bell Injured In Game vs. Bengals

    Heavy "Steelers fans, hold your breath. Running back Le’Veon Bell is on the ground, after taking a low hit on the sidelines in the second quarter against Cincinnati. Despite missing the first two games of the season due to suspension, Bell is fifth in the NFL in rushing. " November 01

  • Mike Tomlin salutes Marvin Lewis' 'groundbreaking' work for minority coaches

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin categorizes his pregame small talks with Marvin Lewis as "minimal." Those who have been around Tomlin know he favors football results over back-slapping sentiment. But even though he might not say it inside Heinz Field before the Steelers-Bengals kickoff..." November 01

  • Ben Roethlisberger officially probable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Barring an unforeseen calamity, the Steelers are going to have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback on Sunday afternoon. The team listed Roethlisberger as probable on their final injury report of the week on Friday, which all but ends any lingering suspense about the team’s plans at..." October 31

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Ben R cautious how knee will react after it became inflamed last wk from practicing. "That's why I'm not getting my hopes up for Sunday."

  • Steelers' William Gay fined for wearing purple cleats in honor of mother

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers cornerback William Gay was fined by the NFL for wearing purple shoes in the Steelers’ 23-13 loss in Kansas City on Sunday. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Gay wore purple to represent his mother, who lost her life in a domestic violence incident. Jerrold Colton,..." October 28

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    Dale Lolley @dlolleyor

    Tomlin said team has no reservations or limitations on Roethlisberger this week #Steelers

  • Steelers preparing for Roethlisberger to play Sunday

    The Score "Barring a setback, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have Ben Roethlisberger back for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team is "comfortable" with where Roethlisberger is in his recovery and his availability for Sunday." October 27