Steelers Rumors & News

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • James Harrison demands Roger Goodell come to him for PED interview

    Fox Sports "If the NFL wants to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison over the Al-Jazeera America report that linked him and other NFL players to performance-enhancing drugs, that's fine. But he has some stipulations. 1. The interview has to be at his house, not in training camp as the..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Why Pittsburgh Steelers fans might not want to forget about Shamarko Thomas at safety

    Behind The Steel Curtain "When legendary Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu decided to call it a career after the 2014 season, fans were excited to see who would claim the safety position alongside Mike Mitchell in the team's secondary. The options were names most had become familiar with: Will Allen, Shamarko Thomas..." June 26

  • NFL will interview players tied to Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs

    USA Today "The NFL has informed its players union that league officials plan to show up on the first day of training camp to interview three players named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance enhancers and other drugs. Adolpho Birch, the league’s senior vice president of labor..." June 24

  • Suisham hints at retirement after injury setback, release by Steelers

    The Score "Veteran placekicker Shaun Suisham hinted that he plans to retire from football Friday, hours after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the statement announcing Suisham's release, the Steelers cited a recent setback in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in the 2015..." June 24

  • Steelers cut kicker Suisham "The Pittsburgh Steelers released kicker Shaun Suisham after another injury setback, the team announced Friday. "Unfortunately Shaun incurred a setback in his recovery from knee surgery that won't allow him to compete in a timely manner," said Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a..." June 24

  • Antonio Brown Makes ESPN Fantasy Football History

    College Spun "ESPN has been doing preseason fantasy football rankings for 15 years. Every year, a running back has had the No. 1 spot on the preseason rankings. History has been made this year. For the first time ever, a non-running back has the No. 1 spot. That player? Steelers’ wide receiver..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Antonio Brown, Julio Jones among most-featured receivers

    ESPN "In his record-setting 2012 season, Calvin Johnson was targeted a league-high 201 times. He finished that year with 1,964 yards, an NFL record that very well could be challenged this season, given the talented group of pass-catchers who are in their primes. Just last year, Julio Jones and..." June 18

  • Landry Jones emerges from minicamp likely to be the Steelers' No. 2 QB

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The only quarterback the Steelers drafted in the past eight years walked off the field Thursday to end the final day of his fourth minicamp seconds before a downpour, which was appropriate. Landry Jones walked through the raindrops far too long with the Steelers without so much as getting wet..." June 18

  • Steelers' Pouncey reflects about undergoing 7 surgeries

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was in a contemplative mood Thursday, after undergoing seven surgeries last year to repair a broken fibula. Pouncey missed the entire season as a result, but told reporters last month that he'd made a full recovery. The Steelers' lineman is looking..." June 17

  • Le’Veon Bell won’t talk contract until he’s sure his knee is good

    The Sports Daily "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, whose contract expires after the 2016 season, wants to make sure his knee is healed before discussing a new deal. “I just want to make sure my knee’s good,” Bell told reporters Thursday, via “Make sure everything’s straight before all..." June 16

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell denies rumors of missed drug test

    Behind The Steel Curtain "I am assuming other fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers reactions were the same when they heard through the social media grapevine of Le'Veon Bell reportedly missing an NFL mandated drug test. For me, I received a text message from fellow BTSC writer Mike Frazer stating "Just heard a rumor Bell..." June 16

  • Steelers begin contract talks with David DeCastro

    College Spun "The Steelers have begun contract talk with their All-Pro offensive lineman, David DeCastro. The 26-year-old offensive guard, taken by Pittsburgh with the No. 24 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, in on the fifth-year of his rookie deal. He’s set to make $8 million this season. DeCastro, per..." June 15

  • James Harrison on playing at 40, NFL drug tests at his mom's house

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, 38, talked to the media for the first time since announcing his decision to play a 14th NFL season, which might not be his last. Here are highlights of Harrison's talk: On feeling great and his role in the defense: "I want to be used however..." June 15

  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger avoids politics, endorses 2-point conversions

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has no desire to publicly endorse a presidential candidate, but he campaigned nonetheless on the first day of Steelers minicamp. His platform: Making the 2-point conversion ubiquitous. “I think we should go for it every time,” he said Tuesday before the first..." June 15

  • Big Ben wants the Steelers to be crazy aggressive with 2-point attempts

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have earned a reputation as a team that loves to go for the two-point conversion after touchdowns. And quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants his team to be even more aggressive this season. As in, going for two every time the team scores. And head coach Mike Tomlin is at..." June 14

  • Michael Vick wants to play another season, go out with a bang

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Vick will be 36 years old later this month. A "healthy 36" as he likes to say. Vick is three years younger than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He's a year younger than Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He's only six months older than Giants quarterback Eli Manning. And Vick's not..." June 13

  • Roethlisberger will not endorse ‘acquaintance’ Trump

    Sportsnaut "Donald Trump will be minus at least one NFL quarterback at the upcoming GOP convention. Ben Roethlisberger made it clear Saturday he does not endorse the Republican presidential candidate and that he will not be attending the event to speak on Trump’s behalf. Speaking at a large rally Friday..." June 12

  • Trump may ask Brady, Roethlisberger to speak at GOP Convention

    New York Times "Donald J. Trump has some ideas for how to jazz up the Republican National Convention, and he previewed one at a rally here on Friday evening: a “winner’s evening” of sports celebrities and champions addressing the convention rather than politicians. “We’re going to do it a little different, if..." June 11

  • Javon Hargrave becomes final Steelers draft pick to sign

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made it a complete set of 2016 draft picks under contract on Friday by signing third-round defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. Hargrave had 37 sacks during his career at South Carolina State, which catches the eye even if it is a sizable step up from the Mid-Eastern Athletic..." June 10

  • Antonio Brown's Public Bathroom Selfie Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    The Big Lead "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown attended Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final with the hope of seeing the Penguins host some hardware. The San Jose Sharks had other plans and forced a Game 6 with a 4-2 victory. But Brown’s trip to Consol Energy Arena wasn’t a total bust. He did get..." June 10

  • Todd Haley: 30 points a game is still a goal

    Pro Football Talk "When discussing the prospects for the Steelers offense last year, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that the team had a goal of scoring 30 points a game during the 2015 season. They fell a little more than a field goal short of reaching that mark, averaging 26.4 points per contest on their..." June 09

  • Steelers sign, and release, two undrafted rookie free agents

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prove the 90-man NFL offseason roster is fluid, with many moving parts. The team announced Tuesday they have released two undrafted rookie free agents, and added two undrafted rookie free agents in their place. McCord, from the University of Miami, came to..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Markus Wheaton: Not having Heath Miller “scares me a little bit”

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said this week that he wants to see the team’s young receivers “take the next step” while Martavis Bryant serves his year-long suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant isn’t the only major offensive piece from last season who..." June 03

  • Mike Vick describes his 'dark road' in documentary trailer

    CBS Sports "Mike Vick was one of the most electrifying college football players I can ever remember watching. Vick played like he had a cannon inside his left arm and, of course, he was also the fastest quarterback we've ever seen. The Falcons traded up to snag him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001..." June 03

  • LaMarr Woodley “not stressed” over the fact no team has called

    Michigan Live "LaMarr Woodley is spending so much time working on his future, he doesn't have time to worry about it. Even if that future doesn't include the NFL. After nine seasons in the NFL, the former Saginaw High and Michigan linebacker remains a free agent in search of a team willing to offer him a..." June 03

  • Steelers LB makes tasteless joke about gorilla death at Cincinnati Zoo

    USA Today "Steelers linebacker Vince Williams isn’t upset about the shooting death of Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Harambe, because the gorilla lived in Cincinnati. Last week, zoo officials decided to shoot and kill the gorilla after a child fell into the enclosure. Cincinnati also happens to be home to the..." June 03

  • Antonio Brown doesn’t need money, strives to be Pokémon character

    Sportsnaut "As NFL training camps near, Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers remain locked in an uncertain contract situation. But Steelers’ fans can rest easy. In an interview on ESPN’s NFL Live, the superstar receiver made it clear that he’s not exactly sweating it right now. “Well, right now I’m..." June 02

  • Antonio Brown to Patriots: Give tryout hopeful a chance

    The Score "Abiola Aborishade, a former standout wide receiver at Division III UMass Dartmouth, has been standing outside Gillette Stadium for weeks hoping to convince the New England Patriots to give him a tryout. While he has yet to land one, Aborishade's efforts haven't gone unnoticed." May 30

  • Numbers stacked against Steelers' Timmons

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Lawrence Timmons recently took a glance at the Steelers roster. He really didn't like what he saw. “It's not good, I will tell you that,” Timmons said. Timmons' disgust had nothing to do with a defense that is seemingly on the rise after a couple of thin years while rebuilding. Instead, it..." May 30

  • Antonio Brown: DWTS helped my foot placement "Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown is back on the gridiron following a stint on ABC Network's Dancing With The Stars. Brown and Broncos linebacker Von Miller opted for a different method to stay in shape this offseason by competing in the ballroom dancing competition show. Brown was..." May 27

  • Steelers' Ladarius Green sits out OTAs after ankle surgery

    The Sports Daily "Ladarius Green, the jewel of the Steelers’ free-agent signings, isn’t participating in organized team activities because he’s recovering from ankle surgery. There’s no timetable on Green’s return, according to Jeremy Fowler of, but the tight end is expected to be back in time for..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • CNN hires Hines Ward as HLN sports contributor

    Sporting News "Hines Ward has dabbled in television since retiring from the NFL in 2012. Now the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has a new gig. CNN announced Wednesday the hiring of Ward as a sports contributor for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. Ward will provide commentary on more than just..." May 25

  • Roethlisberger 'disappointed' in suspended Steelers WR Bryant but says offense remains focused

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to mince words. He usually doesn't when it comes to Martavis Bryant. Just days before the start of last postseason, Roethlisberger said Bryant needed to “toughen up.” On Tuesday, the Steelers' franchise quarterback said he simply was “disappointed” in the young..." May 25

  • Maurkice Pouncey “doing everything” in return from broken leg

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey missed all of last season after breaking his leg in the preseason and coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this offseason that he wasn’t sure if Pouncey would participate in OTAs as a result. Pouncey’s rehab appears to have gone well because he took every snap with..." May 24

  • Le'Veon Bell still says Cincy was out to hurt him "Le'Veon Bell is back. The Steelers' Pro Bowl running back took part in portions of OTA drills Tuesday. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, Bell did individual drills, but did not work during 11-on-11 portions of practice available to the media. "They're just trying to protect me from..." May 24

  • Steelers have avoided their traditional offseason contract restructurings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert looks at the NFL salary cap the same way he looks at his credit card. “Sooner or later,” he said, “you are going to have to pay.” In the NFL, whoever manages the best without being socked with a proverbial late fee is ahead of the game. Arguably no..." May 23

  • Steelers to debut three-headed Martavis Bryant replacement at OTAs

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are healthy, happy and ready to connect a gazillion times over the next eight months. This much we know. This lethal combination is one reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers' high-powered offense won't flinch over a few questions about its roster. Completion after..." May 23

  • Could Steelers OLB Anthony Chickillo become the next Mike Vrabel?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers have had a long history of drafting defensive lineman and converting them to outside linebacker. They've had successes: Joey Porter, Clark Haggans, and Lamar Woodley. And they've had failures: Alonzo Jackson, Bruce Davis, and Steven Conley. As with most, if not all of these..." May 21

  • Steelers Second-Round Pick Sean Davis Signs Four-Year Contract

    Steelers Depot "The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their draft picks as second round selection Sean Davis has come to terms with the team on a four-year contract, according to Jeremy Fowler of Davis, who will play safety for the Steelers after playing his college football at Maryland,..." May 21

  • Several Pittsburgh Steelers make Top 40 most hated NFL players of all-time list

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Winning typically breeds hatred, and in the NFL no team has won more than the Pittsburgh Steelers. This simple fact should make the following statement not seem to be too ridiculous. When the Sporting News put together their Top 40 most hated NFL players of all-time list, the Steelers were more..." May 21

  • Steelers experimenting with robotic tackling dummies

    The Score "There's a new player on the field at Pittsburgh Steelers offseason practices, and he, or rather it, is unlike anyone else on the team. The Steelers are experimenting with something called the mobile virtual player (MVP). It's essentially a robotic tackling dummy that can move around the field..." May 20

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