Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers unveil uniform patch in honor of the late Dan Rooney

    Pro Football Talk "Longtime Steelers chairman Dan Rooney died at the age of 84 in April and the team unveiled a patch that will be on all of their uniforms this season to commemorate what he meant to the organization. The patch has Rooney’s initials “DMR” inside the three leaves of a black and gold shamrock,..." July 24

  • Antonio Brown wants Steelers to extend 'special piece' Le'Veon Bell

    ESPN "Antonio Brown is under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next five years. He'd like Le'Veon Bell to join him. A few days before training camp, Brown is stressing the importance of Bell, who will play this season on a franchise tag of $12.12 million after Bell and the Steelers..." July 24

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: My value extends past ground game

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell wants to reset the running back market, without the running back label. Bell believes his worth comes from receiving and rushing, which helps explain why he's playing under the Pittsburgh Steelers' $12.12 million franchise tag in 2017 instead of a long-term deal. "I feel I..." July 20

  • Ike Taylor: “Strong possibility” Le’Veon Bell will hold out

    Pro Football Talk "Former Steelers cornerback and current NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor knows Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell well. And Ike seems to know Bell well enough to know what he is thinking about doing when training camp opens for the Steelers. Appearing Wednesday night on Total Access, Taylor said..." July 20

  • Steelers Shifting Focus To Extension For LT Alejandro Villanueva

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers are shifting their focus to LT Alejandro Villanueva now that RB Le’Veon Bell is under the franchise tag. Fowler adds that there has been “minimal movement” towards finalizing a deal, but “neither side” wants Villanueva to miss significant time..." July 20

  • James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back James Conner was the 105th player chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But he’s first in jersey sales. According to data released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Conner’s jersey is the No. 1 best seller among NFL rookies this year. Among all NFL players, only Dak Prescott and Tom..." July 19

  • Steelers offered Le’Veon Bell more than $12 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell was unable to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it sounds like the team made him a pretty respectable offer. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Steelers offered Bell $42 million over three years, which would be a..." July 18

  • Le'Veon Bell on failed Steelers negotiations: 'I want to be valued'

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell felt he would be settling if he took the Pittsburgh Steelers' offer during franchise tag negotiations, the All-Pro running back told ESPN on Monday. Bell was hopeful that a deal would be finalized by the 4 p.m. ET deadline but said the two sides weren't particularly close. Bell..." July 18

  • Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva still unsigned, may not report to camp

    Pro Football Talk "Le’Veon Bell isn’t the only Steeler who might not show up for training camp. Pittsburgh left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and his agent are declining to say whether he’ll be there when camp opens, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The 28-year-old Villanueva has had an unusual football..." July 18

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell may hold out through start of camp

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell were not able to come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to Monday’s deadline. This means the two sides cannot negotiate a long-term deal until the 2017 NFL season draws to a conclusion. Though, Bell himself has not yet signed the..." July 17

  • Tag roundup: No long-term deal for Le'Veon Bell "The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term contract passed at 4 p.m. ET Monday. Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, and Trumaine Johnson -- the three remaining tagged players who did not sign long-term deals before Monday -- will play under tag for 2017. They won't be able to..." July 17

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Will Le'Veon Bell get long-term deal? "The NFL's deadline for franchise-tagged players to ink a long-term contract passes at 4 p.m. ET today. Three of seven players who were tagged this season have yet to come to terms on new contracts: Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, and Trumaine Johnson. Sides cannot negotiate multi-year pacts after the..." July 17

  • Eli, Ben, Rivers all poised to join the 50,000-yard club

    Pro Football Talk "Only six players in NFL history have passed for 50,000 yards. By the end of the 2017 season, there are likely to be nine members of the 50,000-yard club. And all three new additions come from the same first round in the draft. Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers are all within one..." July 15

  • Dumped by American, Steelers find new airline

    Pro Football Talk "In April, American Airlines stuck a finger in the eye of America’s new pastime, telling six NFL franchises that the company no longer would provide charter services for their road games. The Steelers disclosed Thursday that they have a new airline. Via Jill Beckman of the Pittsburgh..." July 14

  • Steelers still desire long-term deal with Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "While the July 17 deadline to sign him to a long term deal is fast approaching, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to do just that with Le’Veon Bell. Recent reports have indicated that Bell is not likely to sign a long-term deal with the Steelers. But regardless of that, it’s still something..." July 14

  • Le'Veon Bell, Steelers want to get long-term deal done before deadline

    Sporting News "It's understandable that the Steelers might be hesitant to sign Le'Veon Bell to a long-term, high-paying contract. While he may be one of the most productive running backs in the NFL, he's not exactly one of the most reliable. The 25-year-old has played all 16 games in a season just once in his..." July 14

  • Martavis Bryant wants talk with Ben Roethlisberger over critical remarks

    ESPN "When the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in a couple of weeks, wide receiver Martavis Bryant would like to have a talk with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "I feel like we need to," Bryant told ESPN on Thursday during a break from his offseason workouts here in the 109-degree Nevada..." July 14

  • DeAngelo Williams reveals which four NFL teams he would not play for

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAngelo Williams still wants to play football at age 34, but the veteran running back created a buzz recently when he said there are four teams he would refuse to sign with even if they expressed interest. On Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast earlier this month, Williams said there..." July 12

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Antonio Brown celebrates 29th birthday in lavish style with $350K Rolls-Royce

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown recently became the highest-paid player at his position. He made that point abundantly clear at his lavish 29th birthday held at Cipriani restaurant in Miami, Florida. According to TMZ Sports, Brown arrived in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce that the party..." July 12

  • Ron Cook: Make Le'Veon Bell the NFL's highest-paid running back

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s one thing to make Antonio Brown the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver by far. It’s something much better to make Le’Veon Bell the league’s highest-paid running back by far. That’s no knock of Brown. It’s just hard to justify paying big money — $68 million over four years in Brown’s case —..." July 11

  • Ron Cook: Artie Burns shows his entitlement

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Artie Burns’ arrest in Miami Beach June 29 went virtually unnoticed here. That was hardly a surprise. You might say Pittsburgh was a bit distracted. Fans still were celebrating the Penguins’ second consecutive Stanley Cup win and were trying to get over their tearful goodbyes to Marc-Andre..." July 10

  • Panthers see Steelers as an example of the offense they want

    Pro Football Talk "In the weeks and months since the Panthers selected running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Curtis Samuel in the first two rounds of this year’s draft, they’ve made no secret about how they hope the two players fit into their offense. The team sees the rookies as adding an explosive..." July 10

  • “Blunt” message from Joey Porter sparked change in young Ben Roethlisberger

    Pro Football Talk "Remember all those rumors about what a jerk Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was during his early years in Pittsburgh? They apparently were true. Former Steelers assistant Bruce Arians, whose close relationship with Roethlisberger arguably contributed to the team’s decision to “retire”..." July 10

  • Le’Veon Bell unlikely to sign long-term deal

    Sportsnaut "It has been a long offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a monster contract extension. Then there was the brief scare centered around Ben Roethlisberger possibly retiring. One of the more interesting stories still looking for a conclusion is the contract..." July 10

  • David Johnson on Le'Veon Bell: 'I hope he gets the deal he deserves'

    CBS Sports "David Johnson is a nice guy. He's very concerned for his fellow players in the league and wants them to be compensated fairly. What other reason could he have for stating this weekend that he wants to see Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell get oh so paid? "I hope he gets the deal he deserves,"..." July 10

  • It's time to pay Le'Veon Bell, but here's why he might not be worth his price tag

    CBS Sports "The Steelers will have one of the league's most dynamic offenses next season. The degree of that dynamism will depend on several factors. Injuries are always a chief concern, and there's a chance that Martavis Bryant, fresh off a year-long suspension, slips up again. Then there's Le'Veon..." July 08

  • Paul Zeise: Defense will lead the Steelers to glory

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers offense should be explosive again this season — but that’s not why they could win their seventh Lombardi Trophy. The defense will lead the way. Ben Roethlisberger gets credit for leading the Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances and two wins. He has had a huge hand in the..." July 07

  • Steelers' Ryan Shazier hopes a full season unlocks All-Pro potential

    ESPN "Keep Ryan Shazier on the field for more than a few games in a row and good things happen. Just look at his past two seasons in the playoffs. His two forced fumbles and 13 tackles sparked the Pittsburgh Steelers' wild-card victory in Cincinnati after the 2015 season. His four consecutive games with..." July 06

  • Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster working to stand out at training camp

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On days during organized team activities when the Steelers brought the Juggs machine to the practice field, rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made sure he stayed late and caught his share of passes. At least 240 of them, by his estimation. Smith-Schuster would catch them in sets of..." July 05

  • Le'Veon Bell reveals release date of '26 Savage' rap album

    Sporting News "Le'Veon Bell is staying busy off the field this offseason. The Steelers running back announced Wednesday his second rap album titled "26 Savage" will be released July 21. The record, which is a follow-up to his 16-track album "Post Interview" that debuted in March, has recently kept Bell in..." July 05

  • DeAngelo Williams says he is ‘definitely playing football’ in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAngelo Williams battled some injuries last season and was hardly used after Le’Veon Bell returned from his suspension, but the veteran running back is not ready to call it a career at age 34. In an appearance on Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast this week, Williams said he is..." July 05

  • While most of the NFL rests, it’s a crucial couple weeks for the Redskins and Steelers

    Washington Post "It is the quietest time on the NFL calendar, with the Fourth of July holiday looming and the opening of training camps still weeks away. Yet these are an extremely important couple of weeks for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. Two weeks remain until the July 17 deadline for..." July 04

  • Phazahn Odom, Matt Galambos take 'walk-on' mentality with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Tight end Phazahn Odom will weigh in at 6-foot-8, 251 pounds when he reports to Steelers training camp July 27. He's always been a big man, but that doesn't mean Betty Bell gave up her right as a mom to set down rules while he was growing up. Such as: No football for Phazahn. “She was..." July 02

  • Artie Burns' arrest should amount to little for Steelers or 22-year-old cornerback

    Beaver County Times "Really, what would a Steelers offseason be without a little legal drama? According to the Miami Herald, Steelers second-year cornerback Artie Burns was arrested late Thursday night in his native South Florida for driving with a suspended license. Burns, 22, was pulled over in South Beach and..." July 01

  • Steelers outside linebackers jockey for position on crowded depth chart

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "To rotate or not to rotate: That is the question that could impact the future of Steelers backup outside linebackers Arthur Moats and Anthony Chickillo this summer. If the Steelers deploy a rotation system like they did for large stretches of the past two seasons, that could warrant five..." June 30

  • Le'Veon Bell picks up training amid uncertainty on long-team deal

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is training in Los Angeles and feeling healthy after offseason groin surgery. Is a big contract to follow? The Steelers have until July 17 to work out a long-term deal with Bell, who would otherwise play this season under the franchise tag at $12.1..." June 30

  • Steelers CB Artie Burns Arrested Thursday Night In Florida

    Steelers Depot "While there aren’t many details to go on, it appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving with a suspended license, according to David Ovalle of the Miami Herald. Burns, who was selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL..." June 30

  • Mike Matthews approaching Steelers shot the right way

    Pro Football Talk "Being part of one of the first families of football has given Mike Matthews the chance to learn plenty of lessons. But the perspective he gained last year gave him a chance to teach one to his Hall of Fame father. The son of legendary offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, Mike is fighting for a..." June 27

  • Le’Veon Bell, Steelers reportedly motivated to agree on long-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell is hoping for a long-term contract extension before the July 17 deadline to negotiate with franchise tagged players passes, and the Pittsburgh Steelers would like the same. However, there’s a chance Bell will have to wait at least another season to get his big deal. ESPN’s Adam..." June 27

  • Steelers expect “great deal of improvement” from tight ends

    Pro Football Talk "Before the 2016 season, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green as a free agent in hopes of keeping the tight end position as a key one in the wake of Heath Miller’s retirement. Green missed a lot of time after offseason ankle surgery, however, and ended the year in the concussion protocol, leaving..." June 25

  • The Steelers need to protect their stars with bubble wrap

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "If the Steelers don’t come to terms with Le’Veon Bell on a new long-term contract before July 17 he will play for $12.1 million next season on the franchise tender the Steelers extended earlier this year. If they wanted to place the franchise tender on him again following next season they would..." June 25

  • Steelers DT Daniel McCullers in a rush to prove himself

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Daniel McCullers shed some pounds over the past offseason. But that doesn't mean he isn't feeling the weight of pressure applied by his position coach. The Steelers' big defensive tackle is entering his fourth pro season without any guarantees of a roster spot after largely failing to assert..." June 24

  • Jerome Bettis still doesn't like the Patriots but he loves owner Robert Kraft

    CBS Sports "Jerome Bettis was on the business end of several losses to the Patriots during his career, including two AFC Championship Game defeats. But the Steelers Hall of Famer has a newfound respect for Patriots owner Robert Kraft after spending a week in Israel with Kraft and 17 other Hall members. It..." June 23

  • Running back Davis might be answer to Steelers' sputtering kick return game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After a year in which he bounced between destinations, Knile Davis is striving for some stability by returning to a place he had been with regularity over his first three NFL seasons: the end zone at the end of long kickoff return. Signed by the Steelers in March, Davis is listed as a backup..." June 23

  • Young Steelers tackle Hawkins making up for lost time

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Even after a minicamp practice in which he scuffled post-whistle with the team's newest first-round pick, Jerald Hawkins was smiling. Even while discussing what would could be an uphill climb to secure a 53-man roster spot this season, Hawkins was upbeat. Answering what could be a downer of..." June 22

  • Sammie Coates expecting “good fight” for receiver spots in Pittsburgh

    Pro Football Talk "After the Steelers drafted wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of this year’s draft, Martavis Bryant tweeted that the rookie would be replacing Sammie Coates in the team’s receiving corps. Coates responded with a laugh, but he’s aware that it is going to be a competitive..." June 22

  • Antonio Brown freaks everyone out wearing Panthers helmet practicing at home

    Yardbarker "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s life is practically an open book. He updates his social media accounts multiple times a day showing off and documenting his rigorous exercise habits. On Wednesday, Brown posted a Snapchat of himself wearing a Carolina Panthers helmet while..." June 22

  • Free Agent CB Justin Gilbert Suspended One Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that free agent CB Justin Gilbert has been suspended one year for a violation of an undisclosed NFL policy. This is Gilbert’s second suspension in less than a month, as he previously received a four-game ban from the league for a separate violation. At..." June 21