Steelers Rumors & News

  • Ben Roethlisberger has no bitterness toward Le'Veon Bell

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell hasn't lost favor with his quarterback despite missing nearly a month of preseason work and counting. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday that he has no bitterness toward Bell, who tweeted Tuesday night that he will return to the team Sept. 1. Bell has..." August 23

  • Bell dares Steelers to rescind tender now, dares them to tag him in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "By choosing one of the latest possible dates to show up and claim his full $12.1 million franchise tender and making it known 10 days early that it’s coming, running back Le'Veon Bell has doubled up on his dares to the Steelers. First, by removing the uncertainty as to when he’ll arrive and..." August 23

  • Le'Veon Bell tweets he'll report to Steelers on Sept. 1

    Sporting News " Now we know exactly when Le'Veon Bell plans on ending his preseason holdout. The Steelers running back skipped training camp while working out in Florida. When a fan asked, via a tweet, when Bell would "show up" to the Steelers facility and end his holdout, he responded by saying Sept. 1." August 23

  • Martavis Bryant on return: Nothing really changed "Martavis Bryant played his first football game in 19 months Sunday, when he took the field in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers wanted Bryant to knock the rust off early, targeting him on a receiver screen that went for negative three yards. Two drives..." August 22

  • NFLPA Prez: 'We Need to Be Prepared for 2021'

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens after the expiration of the current labor deal, the NFL Players Association has a clear message for its members: Be prepared. “It’s not something that we can spring on them in 2020 and say, ‘You guys got to get ready for this,'” NFLPA president Eric Winston recently told Keenan..." August 22

  • Antonio Brown ripped by trainer who parted ways with him

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been working with Florida-based fitness trainer Bo Smith for several years, but the longtime relationship has come to an ugly end. Smith, who goes by “Bo the Trainer,” blasted Brown on social media over the weekend and called him “bad..." August 21

  • Le'Veon Bell reportedly won't join Steelers until after third preseason game

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell is one of the league's most dynamic players, but he's no good to the Steelers on his couch, where he's been since the team began training camp in late July. The Steelers franchised Bell in the offseason, guaranteeing that he'll make $12.1 million in 2017 if the two sides couldn't come..." August 21

  • Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

    Washington Post "Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not..." August 21

  • Steelers LB Ryan Shazier stays positive during injury-hampered camp

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With Lawrence Timmons gone and Vince Williams replacing him at inside linebacker, Williams and Ryan Shazier searched for a nickname to appropriately describe the new Steelers inside linebacker tandem. They came up with "Shake and Bake" and even cut a team-produced video to introduce the..." August 20

  • Steelers running short on time with DE Stephon Tuitt

    ALL 22 "The Pittsburgh Steelers are hopeful to get a contract extension done with defensive end Stephon Tuitt, but they’re running out of time. The goal is to get a deal done before the start of the regular season so neither side has a negotiation hanging over their heads when the season starts. And..." August 20

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 3 of preseason

    ESPN "Le'Veon Bell is expected to stay away from the Pittsburgh Steelers for Week 3 of the preseason, a source tells ESPN. The source would be surprised, however, if Bell isn't back with the Steelers shortly after that, citing his love for football. Bell can always rearrange his plans, but..." August 20

  • James Conner to get 'as much as he can handle' Sunday in NFL debut

    Yardbarker "Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back James Conner will finally get the chance he’s dreamed about for years when he plays Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie out of Pitt missed the first game dealing with a shoulder injury. But it looks like the hometown kid is going to get as many..." August 19

  • Ryan Shazier back on the Steelers’ practice field

    Pro Football Talk "Injuries have slowed Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier down at times in every one of his three NFL seasons, and they kept him out of the start of camp this season as well. But he’s finally good to go for the Steelers after having to sit out most of this summer. Shazier, who has missed the last..." August 19

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reserves comment on anthem protests, Charlottesville

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During his third and final news conference of the 2017 training camp on the Steelers' final day at St. Vincent College, coach Mike Tomlin discussed Sunday's preseason game, his players' health and some depth chart-related issues. One topic he would not discuss? The handful of players across..." August 19

  • Banged-up Cameron Sutton vows to be 'ready to go when it's time'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton returned to practice Sunday for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury on the second day of training camp. It seemed like a sign he was getting closer to getting on the field and competing for a job in the Steelers secondary. But Sutton’s..." August 18

  • Bell’s agent denies any agreement on terms with Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "According to a report from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, the Steelers felt they had agreed to terms with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent on a multi-year contract ahead of the July 17 deadline to sign a multi-year deal only to see Bell reject the deal shortly..." August 18

  • Le’Veon Bell rejected July offer after agent agreed to terms

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a five-year contract agreement between the organization and his agent shortly before the July 17 deadline to reach long-term extensions with players who received the franchise tag. On Friday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh..." August 18

  • Cam Heyward, 28, is the wily vet in a youthful Steelers front seven

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It wasn’t all that long ago that Cameron Heyward was a young rookie at Steelers training camp. Six years ago on these grounds at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Heyward was the Steelers’ first-round draft pick a few months after they lost Super Bowl XLV to the Green Bay Packers. Now, if the..." August 17

  • Rams, Steelers taking very different approaches with high-profile holdouts

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the Steelers repeatedly are squeezing running back Le'Veon Bell to show up for training camp, the Rams are applying a much different approach to defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead declined to characterize Donald’s expectations for..." August 17

  • Sammie Coates competing for roster spot with Steelers?

    Larry Brown Sports "Sammie Coates appeared to be on the verge of a breakout season last year when he had some big games early on, but injuries down the stretch limited his effectiveness. Now, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver could be on the verge of losing his roster spot. While speaking to reporters after..." August 17

  • Bell will return to Steelers before regular season begins

    Sportsnaut "Le’Veon Bell has been holding out of training camp after he and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to come to a long-term agreement on a contract extension. However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell will return to the Steelers before the regular season. Though, it remains unclear exactly..." August 17

  • Steelers list Martavis Bryant, James Harrison as starters on new depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "When the Steelers released their first depth chart last week, wide receiver Martavis Bryant had not been cleared to practice by the league and was therefore listed among Steelers not participating in practice rather than on a rung of the depth chart itself. Bryant has now received that..." August 16

  • James Harrison on reduced role: I’m fine with whatever they ask

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said this week that Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt will be the team’s starters at the position and that the duo will “play until they’re tired” unless they prove they aren’t up to the job. Porter went on to say that the team plans to use veteran James..." August 16

  • Steelers GM growing impatient with Bell's camp holdout

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers do not know when running back Le'Veon Bell will show up, but they are still counting on him to have a big year, general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday. Asked whether the Steelers have considered rescinding Bell's $12.1 million franchise tender, Colbert told ESPN..." August 16

  • Steelers activate Sammie Coates from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Sammie Coates said in June that he was expecting a “good fight” for spots on the Steelers roster during training camp, but he’s been a non-combatant this summer. Coates had his knee scoped before camp opened in July and the Steelers placed him on the physically unable to perform..." August 16

  • Martavis Bryant put the pads back on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant said Sunday that he had “no idea” why the NFL didn’t give him the green light to practice when training camp opened this summer, but the bigger issue now that he has gotten the go-ahead is getting ready for the regular season. Bryant got the word from the..." August 14

  • Jordan Dangerfield singled out by Mike Tomlin

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Tomlin is a big believer that on-field communication, particularly on defense, is a big part of a team's success or failure. During a situational drill Sunday, Tomlin harped on this to one of his top four safeties. Tomlin repeatedly praised (“Way to talk, ‘Danger!' ”) and harped on (“I..." August 14

  • Steelers sign LB Austin Gearing, release WR Canaan Severin

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers signed linebacker Austin Gearing, the team announced Monday. They released receiver Canaan Severin to make room. Gearing was a tryout player at Steelers’ rookie minicamp in May but was not signed. Gearing played in 44 games in four seasons at the University of Miami (Ohio). He..." August 14

  • Steelers plan for James Harrison to be “relief pitcher” behind younger linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have selected outside linebackers in the first round of two of the last three drafts and the plan for this year is to let Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt to play as much as possible rather than in a rotation with other players. Outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said that the team has..." August 14

  • J.J. Watt didn't know about brother's great debut until Kendrick Lamar texted him

    CBS Sports "On Friday night, Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt dominated in his NFL debut, notching two sacks against the Giants. Unfortunately, his older brother and arguably the best defensive player in football, Texans star J.J. Watt, wasn't able to watch T.J. do his best J.J. impersonation because he..." August 13

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers aren’t playing Antonio Brown or Martavis Bryant on Friday night against the Giants and they went down another wide receiver in the first half of the game. Second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Smith-Schuster got involved in the..." August 12

  • J.J. Watt on T.J. Watt: ‘I’m very proud of him’

    Sportsnaut "Anyone who has younger siblings knows that no matter how much you fought during your youth, it’s always a treat to see them succeed. Friday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt made his pro debut, and he was spectacular (watch here). Not surprisingly, his older brother..." August 12

  • Steelers among teams sniffing around possible trade for Rams' Trumaine Johnson

    CBS Sports "The big headline Friday was that the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins, the injury-plagued big-play wide receiver the Bills traded up in the 2014 draft to take fourth overall. But Los Angeles had to part ways with cornerback E.J. Gaines (25 career starts) and a 2018 second-round pick. CBS Sports..." August 12

  • Paul Zeise: The Steelers face tough choices at wide receiver

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are a Super Bowl contender with the bulk of their team returning from last season. There are very few questions about who is going to be in the starting lineup on both sides of the ball. There are not even that many tough decisions Mike Tomlin and his staff will need to make when it..." August 11

  • WR Martavis Bryant to miss Steelers' preseason opener

    ESPN "The reintroduction of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will have to wait a few more days. Bryant, who was cleared for preseason games and practices this week, is not expected to play Friday night against the New York Giants, according to sources. Coach Mike Tomlin can always make..." August 11

  • Mike Tomlin “not comfortable” with Le’Veon Bell unsigned

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wishes Le'Veon Bell would get into camp. Asked if he’s comfortable that the Steelers’ unsigned franchise running back will get a deal done with the team in time to be ready for Week One, Tomlin said he’s not comfortable at all. “I’m not. I’m not comfortable,”..." August 11

  • Kevin Colbert thinks Roethlisberger has a lot left, but “we have to be prepared”

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t play in Friday night’s game against the Giants, leaving rookie Josh Dobbs to get the start in his first game as a professional. After an offseason that started with Roethlisberger bringing up the prospect of retiring and continued with the..." August 10

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes preseason games

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday publicly reiterated that the league should shorten its preseason and cut back on the number of exhibition games. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin respectfully disagrees. “I've had an appreciation for the preseason going all the way back to my position..." August 10

  • Mike Tomlin: “I like the preseason, personally”

    Pro Football Talk "The preseason may be unpopular among fans who have to pay full-fare for games played by future car salesmen, and even commissioner Roger Goodell. But Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has never been afraid to stand against the tide. Via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tomline..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Martavis Bryant Cleared to Join Steelers and Participate in Preseason

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is permitted to rejoin the team for preseason games following his suspension, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "Martavis Bryant has been informed by the NFL that he is now permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and..." August 10

  • Steelers GM calls out Le’Veon Bell over holdout

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers will be making their preseason debut Friday against the New York Giants. The team won’t have stars Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown in uniform. Both Big Ben and Brown will be held out simply because Pittsburgh doesn’t want to risk injury to them. On the..." August 09

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Mike Tomlin: “No idea” when NFL will clear Martavis Bryant to practice

    Pro Football Talk "Something strange is going on with Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. In April, the league reinstated Bryant. He was immediately cleared to participate in the offseason program. As to training camp and the preseason, here are the terms of Bryant’s reinstatement, as articulated by the team:..." August 09

  • Steelers to sit Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown for preseason opener

    Sportsnaut "In what can’t be considered surprising news, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to sit Pro Bowlers Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown for their preseason opener against the New York Giants. There’s really no reason for either top-end player to risk injury in a meaningless mid-summer game...." August 09

  • Steelers cut Mike Matthews, sign Lucas Crowley

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers released center Mike Matthews, the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, with an injury designation, the team announced Tuesday. Matthews was sitting out with an unknown injury, and the Steelers needed a center for Friday’s preseason game. He spent last fall out of football, selling..." August 08

  • Injuries to Steelers secondary could alter plans

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During June minicamp, defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was asked if anything could derail the Steelers' plan to employ more press-man coverage this season. Lake was quick with an answer. “Injuries,” he said. “They are going to happen, and that would be the biggest hindrance to us..." August 07

  • Steelers think Martavis Bryant will be cleared within week

    Sportsnaut "The NFL conditionally reinstated Martavis Bryant in April, but the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver is still restricted in what he can do. According to a report, the Steelers expect that to change soon. Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse..." August 07

  • Steelers running backs Davis, Toussaint look to impress in Bell's absence

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While franchise running back Le'Veon Bell is working with a personal trainer in Miami and posting Snapchat videos of his sessions for the world to see, Fitzgerald Toussaint quietly is going about his business at St. Vincent. The Steelers' third-string running back last season is living in the..." August 06

  • U2 didn’t destroy Heinz Field, after all

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, Bono didn’t pay homage to Bane. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has changed an article blaming the installation of an entirely new field on a U2 concert, dropping the paywall-baiting proclamation and acknowledging that the move already has been planned. The revised article says..." August 06

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