Steelers Rumors & News

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • LeGarrette Blount's marijuana charges withdrawn after completing community service

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The former Pittsburgh Steeler, turned New England Patriot RB has had his marijuana charges withdrawn after completing the court-mandated community service. As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to watch Super Bowl 49 this Sunday, one of their former teammates is preparing to play in the Super..." January 30

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell on knee: Close to 100 percent

    NFL.com "There is a legitimate argument to be made that Le'Veon Bell's knee injury cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a playoff game and a chance to make another Super Bowl. The NFL's biggest dual threat suffered a hyperextended knee injury in Week 17 that caused him to miss the Wild Card loss to the..." January 29

  • Blount says that exit from Pittsburgh wasn't planned

    Arizona Republic "It doesn't have the attention of "Deflategate," but LeGarrette Blount's release from the Pittsburgh Steelers was a popular topic at Tuesday's Super Bowl media day. Blount was released from the Steelers after he walked away from the field early during a Week 11 game against the Titans that he..." January 28

  • Steelers Sign Brad Wing to Contract Extension

    NFL.com "Wing appeared in each of the team's 16 regular season games in 2014, punting 61 times for 2,668 yards. The Steelers have signed punter Brad Wing to a one-year contract extension, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. " January 24

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@AZCardinals working to seal deal that would make former @steelers DC Dick LeBeau new LBs coach, source tells @NFLonFOX

  • Steelers sign CFL defensive end Lemon

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers have signed Canadian Football League defensive end Shawn Lemon, according to his agent David Canter. Lemon, 26, played for the Calgary Stampeders in 2014, where he tied a CFL record with eight forced fumbles. Lemon also led the Stampeders with 13 sacks last year. Lemon (6-2,..." January 20

  • Le’Veon Bell out, C.J. Anderson in for the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As the Pro Bowl approaches, the revolving door of injured players exiting and healthy players entering is spinning fast enough to make Will Ferrell nauseous. The latest development has Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell out, and Broncos running back C.J. Anderson in. Bell gained more than..." January 19

  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell wins Professional Football Writers of America Most Improved Player award

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The postseason awards are accumulating for Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell as he was named the Most Improved Player of 2014 by the Pro Football Writers of America. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a record-breaking 2014 season, and one of the stars of the show was running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell not only..." January 17

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Dick LeBeau will be joining the Cardinals coaching staff at some point in a similar role as Tom Moore. He won't be the coordinator.

  • Steelers sign 'Natural Born Killer' S Isaiah Lewis to futures contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Michigan State product drew high, if not overstated, praise from his former position coach after the 2014 NFL Draft. The Steelers signed safety Isaiah Lewis, an undrafted free agent in 2013, to their offseason roster Tuesday, a move only slightly trumped by the announcement of the hiring of..." January 13

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    Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

    Keith Butler has been named our new Defensive Coordinator. pic.twitter.com/julWehE5TP

  • Titans should make a run at Dick LeBeau

    Tennessean "NFL free agency begins in March — for players. But there's a veteran coach on the market the Titans should go after now — Dick LeBeau. The Steelers parted with their longtime defensive coordinator over the weekend. The team wanted to go in a different direction, and from the sound of things,..." January 13

  • Steelers poised to name Keith Butler new defensive coordinator

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are close to naming linebackers coach Keith Butler to replace Dick LeBeau as defensive coordinator, a move that could be announced Tuesday. Butler met Monday with Coach Mike Tomlin at the team’s South Side facility and is in the process of finalizing a three-year contract that..." January 13

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Dick LeBeau has talked w Bruce Arians about possibly joining Arizona Cardinals staff.

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Dick LeBeau out as defensive coordinator. Says he and #Steelers have agreed to mutually part ways: "Time to go in a different direction."

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer is expected to interview this week for the Eagles GM job, per a league source.

  • Big Ben bows out of Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but the decision is not related to a larger problem with his knee, his agent said in an email to ESPN.com Friday night. "Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his..." January 10

  • Steelers again must tackle linebacker Worilds question in offseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Worilds turned eight sacks into $9.754 million last year. So how much will 7 1⁄2 sacks be worth this offseason? Maybe $25 million? Possibly $30 million? The Steelers enticed Worilds enough with a transition tag that guaranteed him nearly $10 million for one season to turn his back on..." January 09

  • Steelers' Allen looks to rebuild confidence after disappointing season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "You could suggest the secondary is the Steelers' biggest concern heading into the offseason, and it would be a fair point. “You could (suggest) it,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “I am not.” Maybe the secondary as a whole isn't Tomlin's main concern, but a once-thought-of key member has to be near..." January 08

  • Steelers, Roethlisberger to work on contract extension this offseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Tomlin isn't an advocate of the term “franchise quarterback.” To him, it's kind of disrespectful. “If you follow professional football, you would think half the teams in the league have a franchise quarterback, and we all know that's not the case,” Tomlin said. “I try to stay away from..." January 07

  • Big Ben hopeful of new contract with Steelers

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expressed confidence that he and the Steelers will agree to a new contract after the 11th-year veteran tied for the NFL lead with 4,952 passing yards and led the Steelers to an AFC North title. Roethlisberger is entering the final year of the eight-year, $102..." January 06

  • Steelers' Polamalu ponders murky future after team's playoff loss

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu made a long, arduous walk toward his locker more than an hour after the Steelers were ousted from the postseason by Baltimore in Saturday night's wild-card game, which was decided, in part, by penalties and momentum-crushing turnovers. The outcome, a 30-17 defeat at Heinz Field,..." January 05

  • Polamalu, Harrison ponder future

    ESPN.com "The end of the season may also be the end of an era for two of the faces of the Steelers' defense. Strong safety Troy Polamalu and outside linebacker James Harrison acknowledged that each has an uncertain future after Saturday's 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC wild-card..." January 04

  • Mike Mitchell is 'going to hit every single guy in the knee' going forward

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Mitchell is going to go for the knees from here on out. Mitchell was penalized for unnecessary roughness on Baltimore receiver Jacoby Jones late in the first quarter of Saturday’s 30-17 AFC wild-card loss for hitting him in the head with his helmet. Mitchell was not happy with the..." January 04

  • Ravens take over in second half, beat Steelers 30-17 in AFC wild-card game

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens warned anybody who would listen that things would be different if they made it to the postseason. The offense, which struggled so mightily in the final couple of weeks of the regular season would find its rhythm. The defense, which gave up yards in bunches all year, would stiffen and..." January 04

  • Tomlin’s hatred of Harbaugh is professional, only

    Pro Football Talk "With the Steelers and Ravens preparing to square off for the rubber match of their 2014 series, the game could turn on the chess match between coaches who arrived to their respective jobs one year apart, in 2007 and 2008, and who each have a Super Bowl win. Mike Tomlin, who got to Pittsburgh a..." January 04

  • Troy Polamalu returns, will start

    ESPN.com "Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu will start against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night in an AFC wild-card playoff game, coach Mike Tomlin told the team website. Polamalu has missed the last two games because of a knee injury but he practiced all week. The Steelers listed the..." January 03

  • Le'Veon Bell ruled out for Wild Card against Ravens

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the light out on the possibility of Le'Veon Bell playing in Saturday's Wild Card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. The team announced Friday that it ruled out Bell, who suffered a hyperextended knee injury in Week 17. Bell told NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala on..." January 02

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Josh Harris wants to seize opportunity if Le'Veon Bell does not play

    ESPN.com "Running back Josh Harris did not sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers until after the start of training camp. The undrafted rookie did not make the 53-man roster until the middle of November. Now he is approaching the opportunity of a lifetime -- and a chance to justify the Steelers' decision not..." January 01

  • Torrey Smith: Heinz grass is 'terrible'

    ESPN.com "With heavy rain expected for Saturday's AFC wild-card game, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith expressed concern over the playing surface at Heinz Field. "It's terrible. They need to go ahead and put some turf up there or something," Smith said Thursday. "Apparently the field gets a..." January 01

  • Big Ben: Can't expect much from Ben Tate this week

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said it's unrealistic to expect a lot from newly-signed running back Ben Tate in Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens. “I don't know how you could come in in a couple of days and learn a new offense,” Roethlisberger told ESPN.com. “I think if we can..." January 01

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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

    Le;Veon Bell in high spirits even though he did not practice today: “I didn’t expect to be feeling this well this early.”

  • Le'Veon Bell feels 'great,' but taking it day by day

    NFL.com "Le'Veon Bell walked down the hallway Wednesday with no discernible limp. He stood by his locker and said, "I feel great." Twice. But then, when the Steelers running back with the hyperextended knee was asked if that "great" meant great enough to play Saturday night, he smiled and said, "Obviously,..." December 31

  • Steelers not ruling Le'Veon Bell out Saturday vs. Ravens

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers will prepare to be without one of their best players for Saturday's wild card game against the Baltimore Ravens, but they're still holding out hope. Running back Le'Veon Bell is working out and receiving treatment after suffering a hyperextended knee in Sunday night's..." December 30

  • Steelers bringing in Ben Tate as running back insurance

    Pro Football Talk "With the playoffs on the line and an injured running back, the Steelers are bringing in a bell-cow back cut from the AFC North this year. No, not that one. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers are bringing in Ben Tate for a visit today, and expect to sign him. Adding Tate’s..." December 30

  • Steelers beat Bengals, earn home playoff game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers won the game, won the AFC North and got a first-round home playoff game. They also got to pull on those hats and T-shirts they talked about all week — Ramon Foster, Mike Mitchell and even Mike Tomlin were sporting the division championship hats. Le'Veon Bell wasn't as..." December 29

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    MRI did not show ligament damage to LeVeon Bell’s knee, per source. Will be difficult to play Saturday, but will depend on how Bell feels.

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell avoids knee ligament damage, status uncertain for playoff game

    Sporting News "Le'Veon Bell, standing on the sidelines in pain, watched a video replay of his knee injury. Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as it looked, with Reggie Nelson nailing him on the knee after a 19-yard catch. The Steelers running back hyperextended his knee, but an MRI on Monday showed no ligament..." December 29

  • Roethlisberger’s knee apparently is fine

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethsliberger gave Pittsburgh fans a scare on Sunday when a leg whip from a Chiefs lineman resulted in the oversized quarterback crumpling to the ground and heading to the locker room — after delivering a touchdown pass. Roethsliberger eventually didn’t miss any time,..." December 26

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster

    NFL.com "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

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    John Breech @johnbreech

    Feel like no one in the league office has actually watched a Bengals primetime game if they're about to flex them to primetime.

  • Steelers clinch trip to postseason with big victory over Chiefs

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The playoffs are nice, especially because they seemed like a long shot just a few weeks ago. They especially are satisfying for a Steelers team that has spent back-to-back offseasons being told 8-8 isn't good enough. And it wasn't. But now 10-5 isn't enough, either, at least in the..." December 22

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Le'Veon Bell is having an MVP-caliber season

    CBSSports.com "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn't crack the top five on our MVP Projection list this week, but it sounds like he would crack Ben Roethsliberger's top five. The Steelers quarterback was talking about his team's offense during a radio interview this week when he casually mentioned that he..." December 18

  • Injury-thinned Steelers linebackers corps stands tall in win over Falcons

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers linebackers took some heavy blows Sunday, but they bounced back to make the plays that mattered in a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome. It didn't look good when inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons dropped to his knees after twisting his back. Then, linebacker Vince..." December 16

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    Bob Labriola @BobLabriola

    Status report for @Steelers: Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) is doubtful; James Harrison (knee) is questionable. All others are probable

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10