Steelers Rumors & News

  • Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL's worst teams "We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season's biggest upset to date. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Heinz Field on Sunday and came out with stunning 27-24 victory, thanks to a 5-yard..." September 30

  • Bucs stun Steelers to secure first victory of Lovie Era

    Tampa Tribune "In so many ways it seemed like last year all over again for Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. There he was Sunday, seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, down by four, his team deteriorating around him — just as it did much of last season. The difference is this time the tall, rangy kid..." September 29

  • Harrison feeling down after loss in return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "So much for crowd effect. The Steelers introduced their starting defense for the second home game in a row, and newly returned linebacker James Harrison was the last one out despite not starting. Despite the huge ovation given Harrison, the Steelers turned the ball over on Ben..." September 29

  • Pouncey's return solidifies offensive line, run game for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Maurkice Pouncey rolled out of bed the day after the Steelers' season-opening win over the Browns, and instantly was reminded what he missed during his nearly one year away from the NFL. “I did kind of forget that when you wake up after the game, how you feel,” Pouncey said. “I got out of the..." September 26

  • James Harrison says he's grown since 2008 domestic abuse arrest

    SB Nation "James Harrison believes he has grown since being arrested in 2008, according to Scott Brown of ESPN. Harrison, who recently signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was arrested for hitting his girlfriend and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief. Both charges were..." September 26

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    Ray Fittipaldo @rayfitt1

    Dick LeBeau on whether James Harrison would be active on Sunday: "I don't think Mike brought him back not to dress him."

  • Harrison working his way back with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "At 36, a still-enigmatic James Harrison has been given a new lease on an NFL career that seemingly was over when he retired about a month ago. The former All-Pro linebacker, who signed a one-year deal after passing a physical Tuesday, arrived at the Steelers' South Side facility before sunrise..." September 25

  • Ike Taylor says he'll 'be back' this season for Steelers "Cornerback Ike Taylor says the broken forearm he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Carolina Panthers won't end his long run with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Ike will be back," Taylor said of himself on Tuesday, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Taylor was one of three..." September 24

  • LaDainian Tomlinson: I'd take Le'Veon Bell over any RB in the NFL "Le'Veon Bell rushed for 147 yards on 21 carries last Sunday night against the Panthers, including an 81-yard sprint that set up a touchdown. Through three games, he has 315 yards and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He's been so good, in fact, that future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, now..." September 24

  • Steelers sign OLB James Harrison to 1-year contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "He's not wearing a cape, but it seems like he should be. James Harrison signed a one-year contract with the Steelers, returning to the team with which he started his NFL career, less than a month after he retired from the NFL. The story was confirmed Tuesday, a day after he hinted at it via..." September 24

  • Old-fashioned power football produces victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Through the first two weeks of the season, the Steelers offense ran a lot of no-huddle, plenty of shotgun and a bunch of empty sets. While it produced yards, it didn't produce that much in a way of points, especially over the final six quarters heading into Sunday's game against..." September 23

  • James Harrison on his return to Steelers: 'Done deal' "Despite retiring late in the preseason, former Steelers linebacker James Harrison tweeted Monday that he was coming back to Pittsburgh for another season. On Tuesday, he made it official, writing simply on Instagram, "Done deal" and posting this picture. " September 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    LB James Harrison scheduled to meet Tuesday with Steelers coaches. Assuming it goes well, he signs with PITT.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    PITT: LB Ryan Shazier sprained MCL, MRI today. LB Jarvis Jones likely needs wrist surgery, sidelined indefinitely. CB Ike Taylor broke arm.

  • Two Steelers running backs hit century mark for first time since 1986

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Carolina Panthers had the second-ranked rush defense in the NFL last season and allowed only one opposing running back to rush for 100 yards. That happened in Week 2 when the Bills' C.J. Spiller had 103 yards. In the Steelers' 37-19 romp Sunday night they ended that impressive 16-game..." September 22

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    Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib

    Ike Taylor injury recovery time is likely 6-8 weeks.

  • Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "No one in NFL history threw for 10,000 yards and rushed for 2,000 yards in their first four seasons before Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did it in three. Newton’s start also included 92 touchdowns (throwing and rushing), second most for an NFL player in his first three seasons behind..." September 20

  • Ravens player retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers player

    USA Today "Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother. He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books,..." September 18

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers spent approximately $137 million during the offseason adding free agents, locking up their rookie class and re-signing veterans such as Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen to multi-year contracts. What do they have to show for it after two games? A 1-1 record, an ongoing inability to..." September 15

  • 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