Steelers Rumors & News

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Watch Ben Roethlisberger break his own rule and ask Tom Brady for a jersey

    Fox Sports "Even Ben Roethlisberger can't resist the charm and greatness of Tom Brady. Sorry, Steelers fans, this is undeniable. Before the New England Patriots took on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday, Roethlisberger, recovering from knee surgery, asked the fellow quarterback for TB12..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • Source says receiver Eli Rogers' inactivity is discipline from Tomlin

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers receiver Eli Rogers did not play against the New England Patriots because he was being disciplined by Coach Mike Tomlin for an unspecified reason, according to a team source. Rogers practiced with the team the week leading up to the game and was in uniform against the Patriots, but did..." October 27

  • Steelers believe Ben Roethlisberger will start Week 9

    Sportsnaut "It’s quite possible that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to play without franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for just one game. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, many within the Steelers’ organizations believe Big Ben will be able to go following the team’s Week 8..." October 26

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Ben Roethlisberger resumes throwing at Steelers practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus just eight days ago, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is already back to throwing passes in practice. Roethlisberger was spotted on the field Tuesday as the Steelers got some work in during their bye week. While there..." October 25

  • Steelers Antonio Brown says he's fine after minor quad injury

    247 Sports "Antonio Brown suffered a knee to his left quad during the Steelers' loss to the Patriots. That's what Pittsburgh's All-Pro said after the game while adding that he expects to play in Pittsburgh's Week 9 matchup in Baltimore, the Steelers' first game following their bye week. Bell briefly left..." October 24

  • Steelers' Shazier: Defense 'looking like garbage right now'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Moments after buttoning up a flowered print dress shirt in the postgame locker room, Ryan Shazier's assessment of the Steelers defense Sunday was blunt. “We're looking like garbage right now,” the linebacker said after the Steelers' 27-16 loss to the New England Patriots. “(Opposing offenses)..." October 24

  • Blount, Pats bulldoze Steelers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- LeGarrette Blount walked away from the Pittsburgh Steelers two years ago because he felt they weren't using him enough. On this day, he simply ran away from them. Blount rushed for two touchdowns and 127 yards against his former team, and the New England Patriots turned to..." October 23

  • Big Ben unlikely to miss more than two games, could return after bye

    CBS Sports "Despite reports that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss 4-6 weeks following a meniscus repair in his left knee, numerous team sources indicated the Pro Bowler will be back well before then. Roethlisberger has been ruled out for Sunday's game, but could be back to face Baltimore in Week 9,..." October 23

  • Antonio Brown confident chemistry with Landry Jones will improve

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was back to school this week for Landry Jones and Antonio Brown. Their most important subject was chemistry class. When Jones and Brown played together last season when Ben Roethlisberger missed games due to injuries, the results didn’t stand up to the production Brown normally has. In..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Steelers rule out DeAngelo Williams, Markus Wheaton, Marcus Gilbert

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t be the only key offensive player missing when the Steelers face the Patriots on Sunday. The team has ruled out three others ahead of the game. Running back DeAngelo Williams, wide receiver Markus Wheaton and right tackle Marcus Gilbert will also miss the..." October 21

  • Steelers coach: Patriots offense operates 'on the edge of being legal or not legal'

    CSN New England "It may not be long before Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tells Steelers coordinator Keith Butler to "study the rule book and figure it out." Butler made an appearance on's Coodinators' Corner show this week and hinted that the Patriots do things that border on illegal, seemingly..." October 21

  • Report: Steelers claim Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers have filed a complaint with the NFL seeking review of a play in which Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh appeared to kick quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the leg, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The play occurred in the fourth quarter of the..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Le’Veon Bell: We can’t panic without Roethlisberger

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers won’t have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup against the Patriots this weekend and his absence seems likely to stretch beyond their Week Eight bye as well. Landry Jones will start in Roethlisberger’s place, something that’s going to force the Steelers to change some of..." October 20

  • DeAngelo Williams: Vontaze Burfict is a “danger to the game”

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is no fan of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. On Wednesday, he called out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the decision to fine Burict $75,000 rather than suspend him for an apparent stomp on New England Patriots running back..." October 19

  • Roethlisberger Could Miss 4-6 Weeks After Surgery

    NESN "We already knew the Pittsburgh Steelers wouldn’t have Ben Roethlisberger for their Sunday showdown with the New England Patriots, but Big Ben could miss an even longer period of time than first expected. ESPN reported Wednesday that the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is expected to miss..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Ben Roethlisberger officially ruled out for Week 7 vs. Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "If you want to determine who the better team is in the AFC between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, Week 7 may not be the best time to pass judgment. The Steelers officially announced on Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger will not play against the Pats. Head coach Mike Tomlin..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Steelers backup QB Jones not convinced Roethlisberger will miss Patriots game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Backup quarterback Landry Jones hadn’t spoken to Ben Roethlisberger Monday before he met with reporters. But like Tom Brady, Jones isn’t convinced Roethlisberger will miss the Patriots game after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus Monday morning. “Phillip Rivers did it, didn’t he? Jones..." October 18

  • Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's return unclear after knee surgery

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers might have suffered a setback even more significant than their 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery on his left knee Monday, the Steelers confirmed. The team did not address the nature of the surgery or injury, but..." October 17

  • Brady won't rule Roethlisberger out of Week 7 matchup just yet

    ESPN "The New England Patriots won't face Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, with a source telling ESPN's Adam Schefter that Roethlisberger is out for the game and set to undergo surgery on his left knee. But Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't taking anything for granted..." October 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger Has Torn Meniscus, Needs Surgery

    The Big Lead "Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery. There is no timetable for the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s return. As noted above, Roethlisberger could potentially return for the team’s November 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, but that seems like..." October 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger leaves Steelers game with knee injury

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins with a knee injury in the second quarter. Roethlisberger sustained the injury after throwing an interception." October 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger to have MRI on knee

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to return to Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins after injuring his knee in the first half of the game, but he’ll still be getting tests to see what damage might have been done. Roethlisberger said after the game, via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media,..." October 16

  • Ajayi, Dolphins upset Steelers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Ajayi "had a bad five days" earlier this season. On Sunday afternoon, Ajayi had a strong 60 minutes, rushing for a career-high 204 yards as Miami upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-15 at Hard Rock Stadium. Ajayi, who scored..." October 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger hurt vs. Dolphins, leaves before half, returns in third quarter

    CBS Sports "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his left knee midway through the second quarter on a pass that was eventually intercepted by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones. As Roethlisberger rolled right, he was tripped by defensive lineman Jordan Phillips, but maintained his balance just before..." October 16

  • Steelers' Robert Golden Sues Wedding Planner 'You Sent My Guest To The Hospital!!'

    TMZ "Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden is going after the company he hired to plan his wedding, 'cause he says they wrecked his big day ... and were even responsible for sending a guest to the hospital. According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Golden says he hired Genesis Master of..." October 16

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown plans to honor Jose Fernandez, Kimbo Slice with cleats

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s shoe tribute this week will honor two Miami athletes who recently died: Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and Miami mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice. Brown, a native of Miami, said he was fined for wearing Muhammad Ali tribute shoes in last week’s game..." October 15

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Steelers sign former Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams to practice squad

    New York Upstate "Karlos Williams is going to get another shot at playing in the NFL, but it won't be with the Buffalo Bills. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed Williams to their practice squad on Wednesday. The second-year running back was out of the game after scoring nine touchdowns as a rookie. He..." October 12

  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Sammie Coates goes from club to soft cast

    The Patriot News "Four days before his team is set face the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates wears a soft cast on his left hand and forearm. Coates got stitches in his hand at halftime of the Steelers' 31-13 win over the New York Jets last Sunday and played through the game, albeit..." October 12

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Physical practices taking a toll on Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Tomlin puts the Steelers through some of the most physical practices in the NFL, said Ben Roethlisberger, and the quarterback believes that may be why they have so many injuries. “We have a lot of injuries,” Roethlisberger said on his radio spot on 93.7 The Fan Tuesday. “I think a lot of..." October 12

  • Shazier's sprained MCL 'feeling a lot better'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to rehab a right-knee injury that Monday he confirmed as a sprained MCL. Shazier said the injury is similar to the one he suffered as a rookie in 2014. He missed four weeks that season because of the injury and three more later in the year with..." October 11

  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward likely to miss 2-3 weeks

    The Sports Daily "For the first time since he was drafted in the first round in 2011, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will miss a game. Heyward left Sunday’s 31-13 win over the Jets with a hamstring injury, and according to Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter he’ll miss two or three games. His streak..." October 11

  • Cameron Heyward getting an MRI on hamstring

    Pro Football Talk "Cameron Heyward has a streak to look after, as well as a defense. But until he sees the result of his MRI, he won’t know if he’s able to help either this week. According to Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers defensive end had to get checked after leaving yesterday’s..." October 10

  • Cam Heyward out 2-3 weeks

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers defensive end Cameron Hewyard will miss 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury, NFL Network reported Monday. That would be considered good news for the Steelers. Heyward needed an MRI Monday after he was injured in Sunday’s game, and the 2-3 week timeline indicates Heyward avoided major..." October 10

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Doug Pederson suggests Lions' fumble recovery should have been overturned

    Penn Live "The turning point of the Philadelphia Eagles' first loss of the season came when Lions cornerback Darius Slay jarred the ball loose from running back Ryan Mathews on Sunday with less than three minutes to play. That's indisputable. There is one aspect of the play shrouded in uncertainty,..." October 10

  • Roethlisberger riddles Jets for four TDs in easy win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The cast of players around him keeps changing, even on a week-to-week basis due to injuries, suspensions and the passage of time. Ben Roethlisberger himself doesn't seem to change at all. Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes, giving him a Steelers' all-time best 15..." October 09

  • The NFL Made Antonio Brown Remove His Awesome Cleats That Paid Tribute To Muhammad Ali

    Uproxx "You’ll never believe this, but the NFL did something kind of lame. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown tried to pay homage to the late Muhammad Ali on Sunday with a pair of awesome cleats. But the NFL, in typical NFL fashion, decided that these cleats weren’t cool and made him take them off during the..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Steelers Release Bruce Gradkowski

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers have released quarterback Bruce Gradkowski from injured reserve, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan (Twitter link). Injuries have been problematic lately for Gradkowski, who landed on IR last month after he suffered a hamstring tear. He previously spent all of last season on IR with..." October 07

  • Steelers WR Brown says celebration fine is excessive

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Antonio Brown seemed dumbfounded by the league's persistence to penalizing and fining him for “sexually suggestive” end zone dances following touchdown receptions. Commissioner Roger Goodell continued to clamp down on unsportsmanlike conduct, particularly excessive celebrations that are..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07