Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers sign third-rounder Chukwuma Okorafor

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have another one of their 2018 draft picks under contract. The team announced on Tuesday that third-round pick Chukwuma Okorafor has agreed to a four-year deal. The offensive tackle was one of two third-round picks by the Steelers this year. Quarterback Mason Rudolph..." May 22

  • Here's what Ben Roethlisberger said about Mason Rudolph after the Steelers' first OTA

    CBS Sports "Turns out, Ben Roethlisberger was just kidding. In late May, days after the Steelersdrafted Mason Rudolph in the third round, Big Ben announced that "I plan on playing for three-to-five more years," reinforcing the point that selecting a quarterback amounted..." May 22

  • Report: Le’Veon Bell will not attend OTAs with Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have once again been unable to come to an agreement with Le’Veon Bell on a long-term contract extension, and the star running back is taking the same approach this offseason that he did a year ago. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Bell is not..." May 22

  • Steelers' Ryan Shazier takes part in youth football camp

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ryan Shazier was on an indoor field Saturday, moving from station to station while barking instructions and giving words of encouragement. The participants weren't his Steelers teammates, but approximately 300 kids attending a youth football camp. In another step forward..." May 21

  • Steelers spring to action, likely without Le'Veon Bell again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It has become the norm that virtually everyone on the roster attends the Steelers’ voluntary spring practices, which start Tuesday. Unfortunately for them, it also has become the norm that Le’Veon Bell will be an exception. Bell has not signed his $14.544 million..." May 21

  • Plenty of worthy candidates as Steelers prepare to announce 2nd Hall of Honor class

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Myron and Hines. Troy and Rocky. Dwight and Louis. Alan and Gary. There is no shortage of candidates for the second class in the Steelers Hall of Honor. One thing is certain, though: It guarantees to be much smaller than the inaugural group. After electing 27 members to the..." May 20

  • Ravens Banking on Three Defensive Changes to Finally Stop Steelers Offense "Total offense statistics from the 2017 NFL season explain why the Ravens are so focused on that side of the ball this offseason. Their No. 27 league ranking was nothing if not a call to action. As a result, free agency, the draft and the local football conversation have been all about..." May 19

  • Steelers rookie safeties Terrell Edmunds, Marcus Allen already developing strong rapport

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Roughly a five-hour drive separates the high schools Terrell Edmunds and Marcus Allen attended. But when you're a highly recruited defensive back from the same college and NFL Draft classes, the entire mid-Atlantic is your brotherhood. "We already had a relationship,"..." May 19

  • How much Pittsburgh will fans see in Panthers once David Tepper takes over as owner?

    Charlotte Observer "Besides the infamous set of brass testicles — chronicled in a New York magazine profile that’s been quoted often this week — soon-to-be May 19

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Jaylen Samuels ready to play multiple positions for Steelers

    247 Sports "Jaylen Samuels had just about the weirdest stat line you'll ever see out of a college prospect. He had almost as many rushing attempts at NC State as he did receptions despite often lining up at tight end. How many tight ends in the NFL even take a single rushing attempt, much less..." May 15

  • NFL plans to lobby Congress for a “regulatory framework” for sports betting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature. In its first statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s landmark ruling..." May 14

  • Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey

    USA Today "New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports.The justices ruled 7-2 that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada by forcing states..." May 14

  • Steelers sign James Washington

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have signed second-rounder James Washington, a source told PFT. He becomes the fourth of the team’s seven draft picks to sign a four-year deal. Pittsburgh made the Oklahoma State receiver the 60th overall selection. Washington made 226 catches for 4,472 yards and 39 touchdowns." May 11

  • Mason Rudolph appreciative of good-luck message from Ben Roethlisberger

    ESPN "Looks like Mason Rudolph has a new friend -- the Steelers' star quarterback. Before taking the field for rookie minicamp, Rudolph got a text from Ben Roethlisberger wishing him good luck. "He reached out [Thursday] and said, 'Hey, good luck in rookie minicamp.' I was really appreciative of..." May 11

  • Steelers sign two more draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers started the process of signing draft picks on Wednesday when they agreed to a deal with running back Jaylen Samuels and it continued on Thursday. Pittsburgh announced that two more draft picks have signed with the team. Fifth-round safety Marcus Allen and seventh-round defensive..." May 10

  • Ben Roethlisberger’s earlier comments on media shed light on draft criticism

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ben Roethlisberger has found himself in a firestorm over comments made over the past week concerning his disappointment over how the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, presumably as his heir apparent. Comments Roethlisberger made earlier this..." May 10

  • Antonio Brown Shows Off His Incredible Sneaker Collection

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has a lot of style, both on and off the field, and he has no problem showing it off. He did just that on “Complex Closets,” a YouTube series that looks inside the closets of some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment." May 09

  • Steelers sign fifth-round pick Jaylen Samuels

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Jaylen Samuels is the first member of the Steelers’ 2018 draft class to sign a contract with the team. The Steelers announced that Samuels, who was selected in the fifth round with the 165th overall selection, agreed to a four-year deal on Wednesday. The Steelers drafted seven..." May 09

  • Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack best bets

    USA Today "Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Eventually, a defender — a logical guess would be Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald — is going to break into the $20 million-per-year pay scale, a stratosphere once reserved for the men with the golden arms. But in today's..." May 09

  • NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told..." May 08

  • NFL to players in pain: Get hooked on opioids rather than try marijuana

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL would rather that Mike James consume powerful opioids to manage his chronic pain, risking addiction, overdose and even death, than use the drug that actually works the best for him. Marijuana. That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a..." May 08

  • Eli takes opposite approach to Big Ben, 'excited' to work with rookie QB

    The Score "Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger have plenty in common, but how the veteran quarterbacks reacted to their respective teams using mid-round draft picks on their potential successors doesn't fall into that category. "There are no more surprises anymore in the draft," Manning told Paul Schwartz..." May 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Settle Rookie Salary Gray Area

    Pro Football Rumors "The standard rookie contract runs for four years, but the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement has only three years remaining. The gap left this year’s draft picks in limbo with regards to their contracts, but the league and the union have worked out a bridge agreement to give cost certainty to..." May 07

  • Ben Roethlisberger is a Total Hypocrite for Not Wanting to Help Mason Rudolph

    12 Up "Listen, no one wants to feel like they're wasting away at work training their eventual replacement. In the NFL, it happens frequently in an environment where the age of 30 is considered past one's prime in many cases. The Pittsburgh Steelers made a necessary move in the NFL Draft this offseason..." May 07

  • NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month's upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide..." May 07

  • Mason Rudolph on Roethlisberger: I’d say same thing if I were him

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he was surprised that the team took quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round of the draft because he thought they could use players who can help the team now more than one who will be on the sideline if all goes according to..." May 06

  • Going Brett Favre would have a disastrous impact on Ben Roethlisberger’s legacy

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has tossed out the idea of retirement at nearly every turn over the past couple years. It’s seemingly been a major point of contention in Pittsburgh. Was Big Ben attempting to create some sense of drama within the Steelers’ organization or was he..." May 05

  • Report: Eli Rogers, Arthur Moats could return to Steelers

    247 Sports "Plenty of former Pittsburgh Steelers veterans are sitting untouched on the open market. James Harrison decided to retire. Mike Mitchell was released by the team and has failed to generate any interest in free agency. Eli Rogers and Arthur Moats haven't either, and in many cases, the team just..." May 04

  • Roethlisberger 'surprised' Steelers drafted Rudolph

    ESPN "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback months after he notified them about his plan to play three-to-five more years. Appearing on 93.7 the Fan Pittsburgh on Friday, Roethlisberger was pointed when asked about last week's selection of Oklahoma..." May 04

  • Antonio Brown has 'special affinity' for kids from Miami, will mentor Browns' Antonio Callaway

    CBS Sports "Antonio Callaway was widely considered one of the most talented wide receivers in the 2018 NFL Draft. There was, however, never an expectation that he'd be picked as early as his talent would suggest, because he's had so many issues off the field. Callaway was suspended by the University of..." May 04

  • Ryan Shazier Has $8.26M of Steelers Salary Converted into Signing Bonus

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly converted the bulk of injured linebacker Ryan Shazier's 2018 salary into a signing bonus Thursday. According to ESPN's Field Yates, $8.26 million of Shazier's $8.718 million was converted, which means he can receive the money immediately. The move has no..." May 03

  • Steelers claim Jake Rodgers off waivers from Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers claimed offensive tackle Jake Rodgers off waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Houston waived him Tuesday. Rodgers, 25, signed with the Texans’ practice squad on December 21. Houston signed him to a reserve/futures contract after the season. He has never played in a..." May 02

  • Ben Roethlisberger says he was caught off guard by the Martavis Bryant trade

    CBS Sports "During last weekend's 2018 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a third-round pick. The Raiders did a whole lot of moving and shaking over the weekend, so it was maybe not a surprise to see them swing such a deal, but once the..." May 02

  • Steelers place LB Ryan Shazier on reserve/PUP list

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ryan Shazier, who already was ruled out of playing in 2018 because of his spinal cord injury, was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Wednesday afternoon. By placing Shazier on the list, the Steelers do not need to account for him on their 90-man offseason roster. Shazier,..." May 02

  • Proposal trying to make NFL kickoffs 'more of a punt play'

    ESPN "The NFL is finalizing a proposal to make significant changes to the kickoff, intensifying the tweaks of recent years in what might be a final attempt to salvage the most dangerous play in football. The adjustments -- prompted largely by a group of special teams coaches who traveled to a..." May 02

  • Report: Mason Rudolph may have been Bills' backup plan at QB

    247 Sports "Juxtaposed to the other top quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mason Rudolph had to wait his turn before finally being selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Should the Buffalo Bills' draft plans have gone awry, however, Rudolph may have been holding a Bills jersey aloft..." May 01

  • After Steelers draft QB, Ben Roethlisberger wants to play three to five more seasons

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers moved up in the draft to select Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State, and the notion here is that he will be the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. Now here’s the funny part. For some reason, Roethlisberger has a fire lit under his butt to keep playing. “Well,..." May 01

  • Steelers prepared for life after Ben?

    CBS Sports "Any conversation about the Steelers' offense begins with Ben Roethlisberger, who was the team's first-round pick back in 2004, has been the starter ever since, and says he want to play another 2-3 seasons. And while Big Ben has a 135-63 career regular-season record and has helped Pittsburgh to..." May 01

  • Steelers release safety J.J. Wilcox

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "J.J. Wilcox became the casualty of the Steelers' selecting two safeties in the NFL Draft. Wilcox, a high-priced veteran who spent the 2017 season on the Steelers roster, was released Monday. Wilcox became expendable because he had a $3.125 million salary and because of the Steelers using a..." April 30

  • Steelers seem unconcerned about missing out on inside linebacker in draft

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers could not or would not draft the inside linebacker they so desperately needed, so they did the next best thing. They added three big safeties, one or two of whom might help fill the Ryan Shazier void. The latest arrived with their first draft pick Saturday, Penn State’s Marcus..." April 29

  • Steelers add 13 undrafted free agents after draft

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers signed 13 rookie free agents after the draft ended on Saturday and three of them will be staying in Pennsylvania after playing their college ball in the state. Wide receiver Quadree Henderson has the shortest trip of the trio. He played at Pittsburgh and returned a pair of punts..." April 29

  • Steelers, 13 UDFAs Agree To Terms

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers are now the second club to announce their crop of 2018 undrafted college free agents: Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, LB (Toledo) Parker Cothren, DT (Penn State) Jarvion Franklin, RB (Western Michigan) Greg Gilmore, DE (LSU) Quadree Henderson, WR (Pittsburgh)" April 29

  • Steelers ranked Mason Rudolph alongside first-round quarterbacks

    Penn Live "After Pittsburgh selected him in the third round on Friday night, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said he would remember his drop in the NFL Draft "until the day I die." But he can at least rest assured the Steelers believed he had first-round value. That's something general manager..." April 29

  • Steelers snag a receiver after trading Martavis Bryant

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers opened a spot in their receiving corps on Thursday when they traded Martavis Bryant to the Raiders for a third-round pick. They filled it on Friday. The Steelers took wide receiver James Washington with the 60th overall pick. Washington teamed up with quarterback Mason Rudolph..." April 28

  • Some teams had Terrell Edmunds as a fifth-round prospect

    Pro Football Talk "One of the biggest surprises of the night on Thursday came when Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walked to the podium at the draft to announce the team’s pick. The pick itself was almost as big of a surprise. Per a league source, multiple teams had safety Terrell Edmunds rated as a fifth-round..." April 28

  • Mike Tomlin: Raiders pursued us for Martavis Bryant, third-round pick too good to pass up

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he wasn’t looking to get rid of receiver Martavis Bryant, but the Raiders were looking to acquire Bryant, and in the end the Steelers liked what the Raiders were offering too much to pass it up. Tomlin said that he didn’t have a problem with Bryant, who has had..." April 28

  • Mason Rudolph: It’s not Ben Roethlisberger’s job to teach me anything

    Penn Live "One draft year ago the Steelers picked a quarterback. They pitched him as a project. He practiced like one and never played. Pittsburgh's third-round selection of Mason Rudolph is strikingly different. When asked, quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner couldn't rule out this season's selection..." April 28

  • Steelers trade Martavis Bryant to Raiders for 3rd-rounder

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers sent wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for the No. 79 overall pick (third round) in the 2018 NFL Draft, the team announced Thursday. The Steelers originally said the trade was for the No. 75 pick. The troubled receiver attempted to force his way out of..." April 27

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