Steelers Rumors & News

  • Stephon Tuitt recovering from hand surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers are down a defensive lineman at their Organized Team Activities. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that defensive end Stephon Tuitt is not practicing after having surgery on his hand. Bouchette adds that the team does not expect the surgery will impact him for the..." May 24

  • Big Ben on retirement speculation: 'It doesn't matter'

    NFL.com "Whether you took Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk seriously or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn't care. When asked how close he was to walking away from the NFL, Big Ben replied: "It doesn't matter, I'm here now." (Sidebar: Built it excuse to link to The Rock's 'It doesn't..." May 24

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown wants to incorporate linemen into TD celebrations

    ESPN "Steelers receiver Antonio Brown gives a three-pump approval of the NFL's touchdown-celebration rule changes. The league voted this week to permit celebrating with teammates in the end zone or using the football as a prop. Brown, who was flagged three times last year for his post-touchdown..." May 24

  • Roethlisberger laments Le’Veon Bell’s absence from OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell currently doesn’t have a contract. Which means that he can’t, absent a rarely-used (by veteran players) letter of protection, participate in offseason workouts. That hasn’t stopped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from publicly lamenting Bell’s absence. “I’m..." May 24

  • Seven Steelers storylines as OTAs begin

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For the next four weeks, the Steelers will come the closest to playing actual football since their AFC championship game loss to the New England Patriots four months ago. Starting Tuesday, the Steelers will begin phase three of the NFL's offseason program, which is more commonly known as..." May 23

  • Big Ben won't give Steelers more than one-year commitment

    Yardbarker "Ben Roethlisberger reiterated Tuesday that his commitment to the Pittsburgh Steelers does not run any further than this upcoming season. Speaking with reporters on the first day of OTAs, Roethlisberger made it clear that he did not give Art Rooney more than a one-year commitment, per Ray..." May 23

  • Steelers' Bryant expected to practice Tuesday for 1st time since 2015

    247 Sports "x Martavis Bryant is finally back. Weeks after being conditionally reinstated by the NFL, the Steelers' wide receiver is expected to practice with the team on Tuesday for the start of the team's OTAs. This will be the first time Bryant has practiced with the team since the week leading up..." May 23

  • Josh Dobbs signs with Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers took a quarterback in the draft for the first time since 2013 and they now have him under contract. Fourth-round pick Josh Dobbs tweeted out a picture of his contract signing on Monday. He’s the sixth member of the team’s eight-player draft class to agree to a deal. Dobbs..." May 22

  • USC alum Troy Polamalu sends message to new Steeler JuJu Smith-Schuster

    CBS Sports "The Steelers bolstered their already-explosive offense when they selected former USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Turns out, his connection to Pittsburgh extends well beyond the few weeks he's been a part of the team. A year ago, Smith-Schuster,..." May 22

  • Ben Roethlisberger still “proud” of self-reporting concussion

    Pro Football Talk "With the attention brought to concussions and the diagnosis of them by Tom Brady’s wife, many are talking about the fine line between getting one and talking about it. Saints quarterback Drew Brees has admitted that he would try to hide the injury from his wife. But one guy who has..." May 22

  • Juju Smith-Schuster went from fan to teammate of Antonio Brown

    Pro Football Talk "A year and a half ago, JuJu Smith-Schuster was a big Antonio Brown fan. He still is, and he’s now also a teammate. Smith-Schuster, the Steelers’ second-round draft pick, posted on Twitter today a screenshot of a message he sent to Brown in November of 2015, asking Brown if he could have any..." May 21

  • Ladarius Green hoping to play next season despite injury concerns

    ALL 22 "Free-agent tight end Ladarius Green intends to continue his NFL career despite being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers with a failed physical designation. Green revealed to another player that he will test free agency and is still hoping to play this season after being unexpectedly cut by the..." May 20

  • James Harrison is working out way harder than you

    Yardbarker "James Harrison is 39-years-old and has been playing in the NFL since he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers way back in 2002. To stay in the league this long, Harrison has to do many things right both on and off the field. One thing is for sure, off the field,..." May 19

  • Michael Vick to play in trial game for American Flag Football League

    ESPN "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is coming back to the gridiron in a new professional flag football league that is testing out the concept in a game next month. The American Flag Football League, which aims to launch eight league-owned franchises in 2018, is hosting a game featuring Vick and..." May 18

  • Steelers cut Ladarius Green

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Ladarius Green signed a four-year contract with the Steelers last March, but he won’t be seeing the final three years of it. The Steelers announced on Thursday that they have released Green. The move came with the failed physical designation, which isn’t a great surprise given how..." May 18

  • Terry Bradshaw Says Gisele Burned Tom Brady, 'My Wife Would Never Say That'

    TMZ "Terry Bradshaw says Gisele hung Tom Brady out to dry by talking about his alleged concussions on national TV ... telling TMZ Sports, "My wife would never say that." In fact, Terry suspects Tom is really upset over the situation -- "I would imagine someone's having a talk with somebody." "I..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Willie Colon says Ben Roethlisberger seriously considered retiring

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger publicly mused about retiring this offseason, and it wasn’t just talk. Former Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon, a teammate of Roethlisberger’s for seven seasons, said this morning on PFT Live that Roethlisberger was seriously considering retiring..." May 16

  • Turns out, Myles Garrett isn't the Browns' first top pick to call out Big Ben

    CBS Sports "One of the first things Myles Garrett said publicly after the Browns took him with the first overall pick in last month's NFL Draft was this: " I'm going to try to take [Big Ben] down ." That would be Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 13-year veteran, two-time Super Bowl champion and..." May 15

  • 2nd-round WR Smith-Schuster hitting books at rookie camp

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Second-round picks generally are counted on to make something of an immediate impact. In JuJu Smith-Schuster's case, the opportunity, seemingly, could be there for him to do just that. Smith-Schuster joins a Steelers wide receivers corps that never established a consistent No. 2 option — to..." May 14

  • Myles Garrett stands by his Ben Roethlisberger comments

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns made defensive end Myles Garrett the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, he engaged in some fairly boring trash talk regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Garrett has now doubled down on his fairly boring trash talk. “I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by..." May 13

  • Steelers rookies might not have to wait for their opportunity

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "During the first six years of Mike Tomlin’s tenure as Steelers head coach rookie defenders had no chance of starting. No matter what round they were selected or what position the played, they had no chance to crack the starting lineup. All 22 defensive draft picks from 2007-12 did not start any..." May 12

  • Steelers sign their sixth-round long snapper

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers continue to peck away at their draft class. Via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers reached their deal with sixth-rounder Colin Holba. The long snapper from Louisville is the fourth of their eight picks to reach a deal, along with fourth-round running..." May 12

  • Steelers sign James Conner to rookie deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers took running back James Conner in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Today, he signed his four-year rookie deal with the team. The running back, who played at Pitt, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He got the news in 2015, on Thanksgiving Day. Amazingly,..." May 11

  • James Conner gets his number, thousands will buy his jersey

    Pro Football Talk "An intriguing dynamic has emerged in Pittsburgh following the decision of the Steelers to keep Pitt running back James Conner in town: Fans have been clamoring to buy his jersey, even though a number hadn’t been assigned to him. That has changed on Wednesday. Conner, who wore No. 24 at Pitt,..." May 10

  • Steelers sign seventh-round pick Keion Adams

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have signed another one of their 2017 draft picks. The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed seventh-round linebacker Keion Adams to a four-year deal. They’ve also signed fifth-round pick Brian Allen, leaving six picks unsigned a little less than two weeks after the..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant the league’s most dangerous WR duo

    Observer Reporter "The Tweet from the NFL Network was innocent enough. And it came from former Raiders legend Tim Brown, so it was a bit biased. “172 catches & 2,156 receiving yards between the two in 2016. “They are a tough duo to stop.” Brown was, of course, referencing Oakland’s wide receiver duo of..." May 09

  • Brian Allen is the first Steelers draft pick to sign

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers took a pair of cornerbacks in this year’s draft and one of them has signed with the team. The Steelers announced that fifth-round pick Brian Allen became the first of their eight picks to agree to a contract with the team. Allen made the move from wide receiver to corner when he..." May 08

  • Jerome Bettis out at ESPN

    Pro Football Talk "Jerome Bettis is the latest victim of ESPN’s mass layoffs. Bettis has been let go, Sporting News reports. He joins Trent Dilfer, Danny Kanell and Ed Werder among the recognizable NFL media people who have lost their jobs at ESPN. With cord cutting taking a significant bite out of ESPN’s..." May 08

  • Steelers, Chargers, Bills line up visitis with Tre Boston

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tre Boston lost his job with the Panthers after the draft came to an end, but he may not remain unemployed too long. Boston’s found interest from several teams since hitting the open market a week ago and he’s making the rounds on visits with potential employers. Boston tweeted that he..." May 07

  • Steelers' James Conner already a hero to many

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The month of May is significant for James Conner, certainly because he will participate in the Steelers’ rookie minicamp next weekend after they drafted him last week. More importantly, he has been cancer free for one year since completing 16 rounds of chemotherapy treatments last May. Next May..." May 07

  • Steelers contend long snappers have value, hence their sixth-round pick last week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For all his brilliance and methodology in winning four Super Bowls, Chuck Noll disdained the idea of specialization. In particular, the longtime Steelers coach scoffed at the idea of wasting a roster spot on a long snapper. So what happened? The Steelers lost a 1988 game in Cleveland when..." May 05

  • Pittsburgh Steelers sign OT Jake Rodgers

    Penn Live "The Pittsburgh Steelers inked former Eastern Washington offensive tackle Jake Rodgers to a one-year contract on Friday. Rodgers spent his first two years in the league with a combination of three teams. He has never appeared in a regular season game or made a 53-man roster. The 25 year old..." May 05

  • Ben Roethlisberger won't look past 2017, amused by Myles Garrett challenge

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger is not committing to the Steelers beyond the 2017 season. The quarterback told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week that he's "got to take it year by year at this point." "I'm never going to look past any year because I want to give everything I have to that year,"..." May 05

  • Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant 'has to win back everybody's trust'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger said he never looked back after deciding to return to the Steelers for another season, his 14th in the NFL. But a little positive reinforcement never hurts. For Roethlisberger, it came last week during the first night of the NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns used the No. 1..." May 05

  • The Steelers have thrived by investing draft choices in younger players

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Drafting a player that young might be problematic for some NFL teams, but for the Steelers it’s part of their team-building philosophy. They look for talented young players with the right makeup and develop them in their program. The Steelers used three of their first four picks in this year’s..." May 04

  • Cameron Sutton's man coverage skills, versatility catch Steelers' eye

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Waiting three rounds to find a defensive back in the draft was longer than anyone anticipated, even for the Steelers. But it wasn’t without trying. They had two potential targets in their crosshairs in the first round — Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers and cornerback Tre’Davious White of LSU...." May 02

  • Steelers cut four players

    Pro Football Talk "Post-draft roster shuffling is going on around the league and the Steelers got involved on Monday when they released quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the wake of Josh Dobbs‘ arrival in the fourth round. The Steelers continued pruning the roster on Tuesday. They announced that they have parted..." May 02

  • Steelers draft picks possess 'heart and smarts' organization likes

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers drafted a quarterback with a degree in aerospace engineering and a minor in business. They selected a cornerback with undergraduate degrees in economics and human development and family studies. For their first pick, the Steelers selected a self-professed football junkie who comes..." May 01

  • Steelers release Mettenberger after drafting Dobbs

    247 Sports "Zach Mettenberger's time with the Steelers has ended. The Steelers released the veteran quarterback on Monday, less than a year after signing Mettenberger to be the team's third string quarterback for the 2016 season. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise to Steelers fans, as the team drafted..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Steelers get Roethlisberger another weapon with JuJu Smith-Schuster

    ESPN "NFL draft prospect JuJu Smith-Schuster was born in Long Beach, California, and attended high school there before starring collegiately at nearby USC. That's a lot of time spent near the Pacific Ocean, so it was hardly surprising to see the way Smith-Schuster celebrated after the Pittsburgh..." April 29

  • Steelers OT responds to Myles Garrett wanting to sack Ben Roethlisberger

    Yardbarker "Defensive end Myles Garrett getting selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns automatically pairs him up against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice per season. Coincidentally enough, Big Ben is the quarterback Garrett said he first wishes to meet. Roethlisberger’s..." April 29

  • Steelers bring Keenan Lewis in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers added a cornerback to the roster on Friday when they drafted Cam Sutton in the third round and they’re spending some time on Saturday with one of their former third-round picks at the position as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has Keenan..." April 29

  • Steelers nab possible successor to Big Ben with Joshua Dobbs

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers may have landed their heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers selected Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs with the No. 135 pick in the 2017 NFL draft on Saturday in hopes he can develop into a long-term option. The reaction to this pick was mixed with discussion..." April 29

  • Did Martavis Bryant throw some shade at Sammie Coates?

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A Steelers receiver caused a little stir Friday night on social media, and it wasn’t Antonio Brown. As soon as Franco Harris announced that the Steelers were going with a wideout for their second-round pick, JuJu Smith-Schuster, the conversation turned to the crowded position group. Antonio..." April 29

  • Steelers keep cancer surviving running back James Conner in Pittsburgh

    Pro Football Talk "James Conner is leaving college football, but he’s not leaving the facility where he practiced or the stadium where he played. The Steelers have made the former running back a third-round pick in the draft. Conner’s story is well-documented; he survived cancer to return to football. " April 29

  • T.J. Watt: Playing Texans on Christmas will be “really cool and a weird day”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made linebacker T.J. Watt a first-round pick on Thursday night and that means Christmas will be a family reunion for some members of the Watt family. The Texans will be hosting the Steelers on Christmas Day, which will provide T.J. and his older brother J.J. a chance to play in the..." April 28

  • J.J. Watt tells Steelers' Antonio Brown to treat brother T.J. like rookie

    ESPN "Apparently two NFL superstars could now be plotting against Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt. Watt's brother, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, said he texted Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with ways to treat T.J. like a rookie. "Look over my brother, make sure to haze..." April 28