Steelers Rumors & News

  • Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, held four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump. Despite one of the most trying weeks in franchise history, Harbaugh told..." September 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Steelers WR Antonio Brown was fined $8,200 for cleating #Browns punter Spencer Lanning in the face on Sunday, source says.

  • Rice controversy casts gloom on prime-time Ravens-Steelers showdown

    Sporting News "Yuks and giggles are going to be hard to come by when the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field against the Ravens in Baltimore Thursday night. The NFL is engulfed in its worst public-credibility crisis since the weekend of the Kennedy assassination half a century ago, and ground zero is Baltimore,..." September 11

  • Dick LeBeau: No-huddle has 'rattled' Steelers' D "The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense got gashed in the second half of Sunday's last-second win over the Cleveland Browns. Dick LeBeau's unit allowed two rookie running backs to scamper all over and rarely got pressure on quarterback Brian Hoyer as the Browns erased a 24-point deficit. The..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Lardarius Webb upset to miss opener, noncommittal on status for Steelers game

    Baltimore Sun "Inside the locker room late Sunday afternoon, starting cornerback Lardarius Webb was packing up his belongings after being sidelined due to a lower back injury for the Ravens' season-opening defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. Webb missed the preseason with the injury, which surfaced in late July..." September 09

  • Steelers avoid upset, defeat Browns 30-27

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As meltdowns go, this one was nearly historic – but not fatal to the Steelers. The Cleveland Browns stunned the Steelers with an epic second half turnaround to tie the game in the fourth quarter. But Sean Suisham kicked a 41-yard field goal with no time left for the Steelers’ only points of..." September 07

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    @Girlsurgeon: @EdBouchette 5 years or 4? Seeing most report 4 years.” ... It is 5 years. Thru 2018. $26 M total

  • Antonio Brown jump-kicks punter "Antonio Brown apparently is taking a preemptive approach to delivering blows rather than absorbing them. Brown jumped-kicked Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of a 46-yard punt return in the second quarter, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. Brown, who has..." September 07

  • Steelers, CB Cortez Allen, agree to four-year, $26M extension "The Steelers and cornerback Cortez Allen have agreeed to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million, league sources said. Allen was set to be a free agent at season's end and was a priority for the Steelers to re-sign." September 07

  • Gap integrity key for Steelers' youthful defensive line

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Staying in your gap doesn't sound that complicated, does it? In its most simplistic form, it's just another way of saying you better be where you are supposed to be, when you are supposed to be. Now, that's the tricky part, especially for an inexperienced and eager defensive line like the..." September 06

  • Heath Miller completely healthy again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers fans have never needed much of an excuse to scream Heath Miller’s name. They pretty much do it every time he catches a pass. It’s as much a part of the Heinz Field experience as “Renegade.” Still, those fans found themselves howling “Heeee-ath” a lot less last season than what they had..." September 06

  • James Harrison wants to be remembered as a typical Steeler

    Pro Football Talk "James Harrison officially retired this week after an 11-year career that ended in Cincinnati, but Harrison wants to be remembered for what he did in Pittsburgh. Harrison said he hopes he’s remembered with men like Jack Lambert and Jack Ham as one of the great Steelers linebackers. “Playing..." September 06

  • Tomlin sees big role for Steelers' Bell "The Steelers all but made it official last Saturday when they set their 53-man roster that running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the season opener. The Steelers only kept two other running backs, and one is a fullback (Will Johnson) while the other is a scatback (Dri..." September 03

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown to share punt returns with Dri Archer

    Behind The Steel Curtain "When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Dri Archer in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft, many thought Antonio Brown's days of returning punts were over. When Mike Tomlin addressed the media at his weekly press conference Tuesday, he made it clear the punt-return duties would be shared between the..." September 02

  • Mike Tomlin: Steelers expect Johnny Manziel to play Sunday "Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that the Steelers expect Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to play in Sunday's season opener in Pittsburgh. The Browns announced earlier this month that 28-year-old Brian Hoyer would be the team's starter. Cleveland selected Manziel with the..." September 02

  • Pouncey says he won't be charged in nightclub incident "On Thursday, August 7, the Miami Herald reported that Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey -- but not twin brother Mike, who plays for the Dolphins -- would be charged with misdemeanor battery following an alleged nightclub assault in Miami the month before. A day later, the State Attorney's Office..." September 02

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Fantasy alert: Mike Tomlin asked if RB LeVeon Bell could get 25 carries a game. Says: "Yeah, I think he is." #Steelers

  • Polamalu a Steelers captain for the first time

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have announced their 2014 team captains, and one of the most tenured and respected members of the team has become a captain for the first time in his career. Safety Troy Polamalu, embarking on his 12th season with the team, will serve as the defensive captain. Polamalu succeeds..." September 01

  • Brian Hoyer has been on both sides of rivalry with Steelers

    The News-Herald "The Browns-Steelers rivalry — which sadly hasn’t been much of a rivalry the last 15 years — has a different twist to it this year. Brian Hoyer, who will lead the Browns into Heinz Field for the season opener on Sept. 7, was signed by the Steelers on Nov. 20, 2012, because Pittsburgh quarterbacks..." September 01

  • Ryan Shazier set to join exclusive club for Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "No pressure, kid. It’s not very often a defensive rookie starts the opener for the Steelers, but linebacker Ryan Shazier is about to do just that. According to Ron Musselman of the Beaver County Times, Shazier will be the first since Kendrell Bell 13 years ago, and he went onto win defensive..." September 01

  • Wheaton excited to step into big role

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The split end in the Steelers offense is designed to make big plays and big money, and after former “Young Money” receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders caught huge contracts elsewhere, the Steelers turn to a new man. “I’m anxious, excited, nervous, all of that,” Markus Wheaton said. “I..." September 01

  • Wheaton excited to step into big role

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The split end in the Steelers offense is designed to make big plays and big money, and after former “Young Money” receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders caught huge contracts elsewhere, the Steelers turn to a new man. “I’m anxious, excited, nervous, all of that,” Markus Wheaton said. “I..." September 01

  • Army vet Alejandro Villanueva lands on Steelers practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "Mason Plumlee has heard the criticism. When the Brooklyn Nets big man was bumped up to Team USA from the select team, and again when he made the final roster, there were rumblings that it wasn't totally on merit. He'd just finished his rookie season, and he'd played a total of two minutes in the..." August 31

  • New policy possibly wouldn’t have applied to Roethlisberer

    Pro Football Talk "That new beefed-up policy regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and assault and battery generally imposes real and substantial penalties, especially for a second offense. But plenty of questions remain officially unanswered, including what precisely constitutes an offense. ESPN has..." August 29

  • Panthers backup QB Anderson injures hand in 10-0 preseason win vs. Steelers

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson's adventures in football and fatherhood began in a delivery room Wednesday evening in Charlotte and ended in a training room at Heinz Field on Thursday night. With starting quarterback Cam Newton on the sideline with cracked ribs, an injury to..." August 29

  • Martavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks wide receiver Martavis Bryant can have a bright future as part of the team’s offense, but the team may have to decide how much he’ll be able to do in the present before setting their 53-man roster this weekend. The fourth-round pick isn’t going to..." August 29

  • Steelers have plenty of new faces at wide receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There's little doubt the Steelers will lean heavily on the right arm of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the 2014 season, which kicks off with the opener Sept. 7 at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. Even though second-year running back Le'Veon Bell finished with a flurry in 2013,..." August 28

  • Rashard Mendenhall Is Now TV Writer For Upcoming HBO Show "Rashard Mendenhall may be the first man ever who can say that in the span of one year he went from starting on an NFL team to writing for an HBO show. The 26-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that since retiring from the..." August 28

  • CBA prevents Steelers discipline for Bell, Blount

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Good morning, A fellow who plays fantasy football asked me yesterday if I thought Le’Veon Bell would be suspended for the first game of the season. I told him no. He said that was good because he just drafted him in the fifth round for his fantasy football team. No one was interested in him,..." August 27

  • Steelers trim roster to 81 players "The Steelers released nine players and still have to release six more by 4 p.m. The Steelers made nine roster moves this morning, reducing their roster to 81 players. The team is still required to release six more players to get to the league-mandated 75 players prior to today’s 4 p.m. deadline." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Tomlin: Steelers could suspend Bell, Blount "The Steelers could be without one or both of their top running backs when they open the regular season in two weeks against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reiterated Monday that Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be punished after getting arrested on marijuana..." August 26

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Sean Spence, who sprained PCL in right knee vs Eagles, does not need surgery and should be OK

  • Bell, Blount play, then apologize "Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologized Thursday night but said nothing about the charges each faces for marijuana possession. Bell and Blount, who were stopped Wednesday afternoon after a Ross Township police officer smelled marijuana coming from the..." August 22

  • Distracted Steelers show nothing in loss to Eagles

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "They kept the starters in until deep into the third quarter, not that it mattered. The Steelers never were into this game — mentally, physically or emotionally. Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount played as if nothing happened the day before on McKnight Road, and the rest of the Steelers..." August 22

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    Ken Laird @Ken_Laird

    Jason Worilds came jogging off the field into the locker room without anything visible on his knee. Looks fine

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    Burt Lauten @SteelersPRBurt

    .@steelers LB Sean Spence has a right knee injury & will not return to the game.

  • Steelers struggle in 31-21 loss to Eagles

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Anyone think the Steelers had a bad day Wednesday when two players were stopped for marijuana possession? It only got worse Thursday night. If the third game is the most telling of the preseason, the Steelers would seem to be in a heap of trouble based on their performance against the..." August 22

  • Le'Veon Bell didn't know he could get a DUI while high "Le'Veon Bell didn't know he could get a DUI while high By Will Brinson | NFL Writer August 22, 2014 11:38 am ET Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were popped for possession of marijuana Wednesday afternoon by the Ross Township Police just hours before a team flight..." August 22

  • Snoop Dogg wants Steelers to fire Todd Haley

    Pro Football Talk "Snoop Dogg has become over the years the ultimate football frontrunner, gliding onto the bandwagon of any team that achieves any real success. He’s apparently anxious to get back on the black and gold party bus. But he thinks the team needs a little help first. “Man, the Pittsburgh Steelers..." August 22

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Steelers will allow NFL to handle any disciplinary measures vs. Bell, Blount. Again, Goodell not likely to act in 2014. Both play tonight

  • Steelers' Bell, Blount taken into custody, admit to pot possession "The Pittsburgh Steelers backfield could be facing legal trouble. Detective Brian Kohlhepp of the Ross Township, Pennsylvania Police Department confirmed to NFL Media that running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were pulled over Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. ET. They, along with an..." August 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Following the marijuana-related arrest, #Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount did travel with the team for the preseason game. Le'Veon Bell did not

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Brett Keisel signs two-year deal with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers officially announced the signing of defensive end Brett Keisel today. Keisel, who is entering his 13th season, signed a two-year contract. The Steelers cut defensive lineman Al Lapuaho to make room on the roster for Keisel, who will travel with the team to Philadelphia but is not..." August 20

  • Marcus Gilbert, Steelers reach 5-year extension

    SB Nation "Gilbert was the only lineman to start all 16 games for the Steelers in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert with an extension through the 2019 season, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Gilbert's average of $6 million will make him among..." August 19

  • Boomer Esiason: If Manziel starts vs. Steelers he'll get his 'ass kicked' "Brace yourself, because we're in for a lot of Johnny Manziel. After an uninspiring effort against the Redskins Monday night, the Browns' quarterback situation is as murky as ever, but that isn't the story after Johnny Football gave the Redskins' bench the finger late in the third..." August 19

  • Shazier pick impresses

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ryan Shazier spent the offseason and early portions of training camp impressing Steelers coaches and validating his selection at No. 15 overall in the NFL draft. Missing seven practices at Saint Vincent College and the first preseason game against the New York Giants because of a knee bruise..." August 17

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    Dave Richard @daverichard

    Le'Veon told me after tonight's game that LeGarrette "probably will" get the goal-line carries for PIT this season. More to come.