Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers rookie DBs expect Tom Brady to pick on them "While the Pittsburgh Steelers' three "Bs" on offense swallow all the tv attention, it's been the defense that has been the catalyst for the current nine-game win streak. Over the past nine games Pittsburgh has allowed 16.6 points per game, 287.4 yards per game and 31 sacks. In those nine week's..." January 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams

    Fox Sports "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s no nice way to say this — he’s been the weak link in the Steelers’ offense in the second half of this season. A year after leading the NFL in passing yards per game,..." January 20

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown

    USA Today "It was quiet and mostly uneventful when the New England Patriots opened their locker room to reporters Thursday. Then tight end Martellus Bennett strolled to his stall and held court with about 35 media members. Arguably the most quotable player in this locker room offered thoughts on his..." January 20

  • Over a dozen Steelers players dealing with the flu

    Sportsnaut "There’s never a good time for an NFL team to be dealing with a flu bug. Preparing for the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going through it at the absolute worst time. But coach Mike Tomlin insists that the team will be ready to go on Sunday. “I’m just thankful that I’ve..." January 19

  • Le’Veon Bell excused from practice for “personal reasons”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers need running back Le’Veon Bell for Sunday. Presumably, they’ll have him. On Thursday, they didn’t; Bell wasn’t at practice. Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Bell was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Tomlin also said that Bell will be ready to go on Sunday at New..." January 19

  • NFL Looking Into Antonio Brown Video

    TMZ "NFL commish Roger Goodell tells TMZ Sports ... the NFL is officially looking into the Antonio Brown locker room video incident. Goodell was leaving a media event for the Los Angeles Chargers when he decided to mingle with the fans ... signing autographs, posing for selfies and even talking a..." January 19

  • Brown on Butler: Wherever I line up, he'll be there "Steelers wideout Antonio Brown knows just where to find Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. "Obviously, it's a big game. I have a lot of respect for him. He's a follow-type corner," Brown said Wednesday. "Wherever I line up, he's gonna be there, and I'm just excited about the..." January 19

  • Report: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has reportedly applied for reinstatement to the NFL after being suspended for the 2016 season. Bryant has a history of failing drug tests, with marijuana being his drug of choice. He was banned for a year before the 2016 season and was suspended..." January 18

  • Julian Edelman on Antonio Brown incident: “That’s how that team is run”

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live misadventures, most of the attention has centered on why Brown would do it and what the Steelers plan to do about something that conflicts so sharply with the behaviors from other teams, including the typically buttoned-up New England..." January 18

  • Sean Davis says he was fined for hit on Chris Conley

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers safety Sean Davis got flagged for a hit to the head of Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley last Sunday night and said Wednesday that he has been fined by the league. Davis said he was fined around $24,000 — the NFL’s fine schedule calls for a $24,309 fine for a first helmet-to-helmet hit..." January 18

  • Steelers' Antonio Brown apologizes for creating 'distraction'

    ESPN "Star Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized Tuesday night, saying his decision to stream coach Mike Tomlin's postgame message Sunday without permission was wrong to do. "I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," Brown..." January 18

  • Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Julian Edelman derided the Steelers after Antonio Brown turned Pittsburgh’s postgame locker room into a Facebook Live session, saying, “That’s how that team is run.” Ben Roethlisberger disagreed. Asked today about Edelman’s comments, Roethlisberger said the Steelers’ six Vince..." January 18

  • Tomlin hopes to avoid communication system issues "The last time Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was at Gillette Stadium, he came away heated after some on-field communication system problems. "We were listening to the Patriots' radio broadcast for the majority of the first half," Tomlin said back in September of 2015. He added that..." January 18

  • Mike Tomlin returns to stadium where he “always” has communications issues

    Pro Football Talk "The first game of the 2015 regular season was played at a time when the #DeflateGate controversy was still boiling — and when ESPN only two days earlier had gone all in with a broader look at past and present cheating allegations against the Patriots. And so, when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opted..." January 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger ‘Is ‘A Little Disappointed’ With Antonio Brown

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Chiefs last week 18-16 to advance to the AFC Championship game, but it was a postgame locker room video shot by Antonio Brown that has grabbed the headlines. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show for his weekly spot on the #1 Cochran Ben..." January 17

  • Mike Tomlin 'Antonio Brown will Be Punished For Locker Room Video'

    TMZ "Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says he regrets referring to the Patriots as "a-holes" during his locker room speech ... and says Antonio Brown will be punished. Tomlin just addressed the media about Brown's unauthorized Facebook Live video from the locker room after the Chiefs game..." January 17

  • What is Julian Edelman Really Trying to Say in This Quote About Steelers

    Black Sports Online "Patriots wider receiver Julian Edelman appeared on Boston radio station WEEI on Monday and was asked about the Facebook live video posted by Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. You know the video, the one where Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin refers to the Patriots as “assholes.” Edelman gave a..." January 17

  • Roger Goodell will visit Atlanta for second straight week, avoid Foxboro

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still not ready to face New England Patriots fans in the wake of the Deflategate disaster. A league spokesman revealed on Tuesday that Goodell is planning to be in attendance for the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta..." January 17

  • Antonio Brown could be fined for sharing Mike Tomlin’s speech on social media

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers may choose to give Antonio Brown nothing more than a slap on the wrist for his decision to broadcast Mike Tomlin’s locker room speech on social media Sunday night, but the star wide receiver could still end up paying a fine. An NFL official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that..." January 17

  • Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's not the type of performance that wins many games in the NFL playoffs. Going for 60 minutes without a touchdown generally leads to a sorrowful end to postseason hopes. At least it did until Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers did not score a..." January 16

  • Steelers did “enough” in KC, need more next Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "After they beat the Texans on Saturday night, the word from the Patriots was that they needed to play better if they are going to advance to the seventh Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. The message in the Steelers locker room after Sunday night’s 18-16 win over the Chiefs sounded..." January 16

  • Tom Brady On 'A-Hole Video' 'Wouldn't Fly with Belichick'

    WEEI Boston "Following the Steelers’ win over the Chiefs Sunday night to advance to the AFC championship game, Antonio Brown posted a Facebook Live video from the locker room. In the video, coach Mike Tomlin is caught saying the Patriots had a headstart on the Patriots due to their Saturday game and called..." January 16

  • Antonio Brown on postgame scuffle: 'I'm not an MMA fighter'

    ESPN "Wide receiver Antonio Brown was approached by an angry Kansas City Chiefs player following the Pittsburgh Steelers' 18-16 divisional playoff win Sunday. Brown said a Chiefs defensive back -- not Marcus Peters -- "tried to provoke me to get a little aggressive." Steelers coaches appeared to..." January 16

  • NFL still reviewing Joey Porter case under personal conduct policy

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker coach Joey Porter will work on Sunday night in Kansas City. Whether he will be missing any work in the future remains to be seen. A league spokesman tells PFT that Porter’s situation is still being reviewed under the personal conduct policy. The Steelers initially placed..." January 16

  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: Ref shouldn't even work at Foot Locker

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs' season ended Sunday night, and tight end Travis Kelce wasn't ready to move past a critical call. The Pittsburgh Steelers staved off a fourth-quarter comeback by the Chiefs to hold on for an 18-16 win and advance to the AFC Championship Game. After running back Spencer..." January 16

  • Steelers' Boswell sets NFL postseason record with 6 FGs

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Boswell has kicked a playoff record six field goals, and the Steelers hold an 18-10 lead over the Chiefs in the final 10 minutes. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got up limping following a sack just before the sixth field goal, but that’s happened before and Roethlisberger tends..." January 16

  • Mike Tomlin calls Patriots “a–holes” in video posted by Antonio Brown

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown recorded a Facebook Live video shortly after the team’s 18-16 victory Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs. In the video, coach Mike Tomlin can be heard off camera giving his address to the team, referring to..." January 16

  • Steelers' plan for Tyreek Hill: 'Make him feel it'

    ESPN "Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce can take over a game, but Tyreek Hill can take over a scouting report. The Pittsburgh Steelers are keenly aware of what the Chiefs' rookie playmaker can do -- and how many seconds it takes Hill to flip the momentum of a game. Around 4.24 seconds for..." January 15

  • NFL confirms game in Kansas City set for 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL moved today’s kickoff in Kansas City from the early afternoon to prime time. It won’t need to move it again. The league confirmed this morning that the game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. It was originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, but an ice storm in Kansas City resulted in the..." January 15

  • Antonio Brown ‘about to cash in,’ could become highest-paid WR "The Steelers had better enjoy their roster and salary cap as presently constructed -- because things are about to get expensive. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, receiver Antonio Brown could get a deal that "eclipses the $15 million that (Bengals wide receiver) A.J. Green gets on..." January 15

  • Steelers Ryan Shazier’s Fiancée & Baby Mama Are Beefing On IG Over IG Photos

    Black Sports Online "Short version of the story. Shazier has a baby with a young woman named Tonika. It didn’t work out and he started dating another woman named Michelle. He and Michelle fell in love and are engaged to be married. For the most part everything was good until Michelle started posting a lot of..." January 14

  • Steelers offensive coordinator Haley hopes to quiet his former home

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Todd Haley has stood on both sidelines for games at Arrowhead Stadium. He knows the noise that holds the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar can be a disrupting factor on visiting teams. Ignoring the roar won't be the only distraction the Steelers offensive coordinator must combat..." January 13

  • Ladarius Green listed as doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Any concern about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s foot injury from last Sunday putting him at doubt for this weekend turned out to be unnecessary. Roethlisberger doesn’t appear on Friday’s injury report at all after two days of full practice following a day off on Wednesday to make..." January 13

  • NFL makes Steelers-Chiefs a night game due to ice storm warning

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has adjusted its playoff schedule as a result of severe weather in the forecast in Kansas City. “Due to public safety concerns in light of the forecasted storm this weekend in the Kansas City area, Sunday’s Steelers-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game on NBC has been moved to 8:20 p.m. ET,”..." January 13

  • Joey Porter will be coaching Sunday for Steelers "With a Pennsylvania district attorney dropping all but two charges against Joey Porter stemming from his arrest this week, the Steelers assistant coach will coach in Sunday's playoff game, the team announced Friday. "At this time, we have decided that Joey Porter will return to our coaching..." January 13

  • Lawrence Timmons on Tyreek Hill: Have to stop him before he starts

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons says the key to stopping the speedy Chiefs playmaker Tyreek Hill is never to let him reach top speed. Timmons said this morning on PFT Live that the Steelers have discussed the importance of hitting Hill immediately when he gets the ball, before he has a..." January 13

  • Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter's assault charges dropped

    Sporting News "The Allegheny County District Attorney's office says it will pursue only summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness charges against Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter after reviewing video of a scuffle Sunday outside a Pittsburgh bar. "Today our office was able to view..." January 12

  • Terry Bradshaw: I shouldn’t have called Mike Tomlin cheerleader

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw is trying to put the toothpaste back into the tube after his controversial comments about coach Mike Tomlin. Bradshaw, who called Tomlin a cheerleader and not a great coach, now says he was wrong — at least on the cheerleader part. “I probably..." January 12

  • D.A.: Steelers' Joey Porter to be charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter will be charged with summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness, the district attorney said Thursday. The charges stem from an incident over the weekend. In a statement, the Allegheny County District Attorney said: "Today our..." January 12

  • Steelers LB Bud Dupree fined $18,000 for hit on Matt Moore

    Sportsnaut "Pretty much anyone who watched the AFC Wildcard matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins last weekend knew this was coming. In the midst of his team being blown out, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a severe hit to the upper body from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree. It..." January 12

  • Tomlin, players give Arrowhead noise its due

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The first topic Mike Tomlin broached when addressing the team during its Wednesday meeting wasn't assistant coach Joey Porter's leave after his Sunday arrest. It wasn't gameplan-specific or a motivational nugget, either. According to rookie Artie Burns, it was the mystique of Kansas City's..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Has Le'Veon Bell created a new rushing style? "As Le'Veon Bell was slicing and dicing Miami's defense last week, CBS analyst Phil Simms christened the sinewy Steelers running back "The Great Hesitator." Bell's trademark patience has captured the football world's imagination, standing as the symbol of Pittsburgh's eight-game winning..." January 10

  • Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Just Want to Dominate the NFL. He Wants to Revolutionize It

    Bleacher Report "When the going's good, Le'Veon Bell is leading a running back revolution. The way he waits…and waits…and waits for a lane to develop behind the line of scrimmage? Poetry in motion. But here inside the Steelers locker room, teammate DeAngelo Williams bristles at that word: "revolution." Because..." January 10

  • Mike Tomlin on Joey Porter: ‘Being in the NFL is a privilege, not a right’

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t sound like he’s exactly chomping at the bit to bring Joey Porter back to the team following an arrest for assault. Porter was arrested in Pittsburgh at a local pub on Saturday night after the Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card..." January 10

  • Steelers players say Joey Porter arrest is not a distraction

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As Steelers coach Mike Tomlin often says, the standard is the standard. For now, when it comes to Joey Porter, Steelers officials say the statement is the statement. Arrested Sunday night in South Side and charged early this morning with assault, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly..." January 10

  • Steelers put Joey Porter on leave after arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter has been placed on leave following his Sunday arrest, which came just hours after the team’s playoff win against the Dolphins. “We are continuing to gather information concerning Sunday night’s incident involving Joey Porter,” Steelers G.M. Kevin..." January 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger 'should be good to go' vs. Chiefs "Ben Roethlisberger will dispense with the injury drama this time around. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is downplaying the late-game injury that landed him in a walking boot after Sunday's wild-card round victory over the Miami Dolphins. Roethlisberger is already out of his boot,..." January 09