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  • NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association are close to doing so. Per multiple sources, the NFL and the NFLRA have struck an agreement in principle.  " September 20

  • Steelers reportedly bench struggling receiver, promote rookie Diontae Johnson to starting linenup

    CBC Sports "Mason Rudolph and Minkah Fitzpatrick won't be the Steelers' only new starters when Pittsburgh takes on the 49ers in San Francisco on Sunday.  On Friday, rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson confirmed reports that he will..." September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Joe Montana on Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers quarterback can come back from elbow surgery

    USA Today "Joe Montana has some advice for Ben Roethlisberger: Trust the rehab. Roethlisberger, the 37-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, will soon undergo elbow surgery that fuels questions of whether he’ll ever be the same strong-armed thrower. ”The..." September 20

  • Bud Dupree apologized to Russell Wilson over illegal hit

    Larry Brown Sports "Bud Dupree said he offered an apology to Russell Wilson over his hit to the Seattle Seahawks quarterback during Week 2. During Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, Dupree delivered what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit on Wilson. Even though the play..." September 19

  • Paxton Lynch, now humbled, hoping to help Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Paxton Lynch smiled warmly, recognizing his path over the past 3½ years. “I never really had a big ego or felt like I needed to be humbled,” Lynch said after Pittsburgh Steelers practice Wednesday, “but I have gotten a humbling.” That’s..." September 19

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick excited for fresh start with Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Minkah Fitzpatrick was frustrated with his ever-changing role with the Miami Dolphins. Now in Pittsburgh, Fitzpatrick is excited for a new opportunity with the Steelers. “It’s a fresh start, clean slate. It’s another opportunity to prove myself and what I can do..." September 18

  • James Conner should be ready for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers will be starting a new quarterback and may make changes at wide receiver, but at least their running back appears to be fine. Via Brooke Pryor of, Steelers running back James Conner said he anticipated being ready to play Sunday against..." September 18

  • Ryan Clark on Minkah Fitzpatrick trade: 'I hate it'

    247 Sports "Not every NFL analyst believes the Pittsburgh Steelers' acquisition of Minkah Fitzpatrick on Monday night. In fact, some are calling it desperate following the franchise's 0-2 start. Hours after Fitzpatrick requested a trade from the Miami..." September 18

  • Tommy John of surgery fame offers words to Ben Roethlisberger

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger is expected to undergo elbow surgery at some point in the near future, and someone who knows plenty about that is former MLB pitcher Tommy John. While the exact nature of the procedure Roethlisberger will have is unclear, John has offered some words of encouragement for the..." September 18

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • What does the future hold for the Ben Roethlisberger?

    Pro Football Talk "On the surface, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s current situation seems clear: He has an injury that requires surgery, he gets surgery, he recovers from the surgery, he rehabs the injured area, and he comes back as good as new. Even if that happens, if the surgery is..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • Steelers could make changes at wide receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Through two games, wide receiver Donte Moncrief has more drops (five) than he does receptions (three). In fact, his drops are two fewer than his total receiving yards (seven). Not quite the production the Pittsburgh Steelers were expecting when they signed Moncrief to a two-year, $9..." September 18

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t see offense changing much

    12 Up "JuJu Smith-Schuster's a good team player, unlike a lot of NFL players in recent weeks. In sharing his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers' current quarterback situation with Ben Roethlisberger out for the season with an elbow injury, the star..." September 18

  • When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants..." September 18

  • Steelers Promote Devlin Hodges to Active Roster, Place Ben Roethlisberger on IR

    Steelers Now "The Steelers have placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on injured reserve and promoted quarterback Devlin Hodges from the practice squad to the active roster. Roethlisberger is expected to undergo season-ending surgery later this week after leaving Sunday’s 28-26 loss to the..." September 17

  • James Conner expects to play Sunday

    49ers Webzone "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury suffered during Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He will have surgery this week and then be placed on injured reserve. It was looking like running back James..." September 17

  • Mason Rudolph knew of Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow trouble last week

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers announced on Monday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the regular season after an MRI taken on Sunday night determined he needs elbow surgery. Roethlisberger grabbed his right elbow after throwing a pass against the Seahawks in the..." September 17

  • Steelers To Meet With Paxton Lynch

    Yardbarker "The Steelers are set to meet with Paxton Lynch, Ian Rapoport of tweets. The former first-round pick could help to reinforce their QB room in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger‘s season-ending elbow injury. Lynch flamed out with the Broncos after being drafted..." September 17

  • Mike Tomlin Reveals Minkah Fitzpatrick Will Be Active for Steelers This Week vs 49ers

    12 Up "The Pittsburgh Steelers made a huge splash and acquired high-upside safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins via trade on Monday. You might think he won't have enough time to get familiar with his new surroundings and teammates, but according..." September 17

  • Snoop Dogg Urges Steelers To Sign Colin Kaepernick After Ben Roethlisberger’s Injury

    XXL Mag "Snoop Dogg is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. But this past Sunday (Sept. 15), the team’s quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, suffered a season-ending jury during a game against the Seattle Seahawks. Not only that, the Steelers lost to the Seahawks, which is their second..." September 17

  • Mike Tomlin believes Ben Roethlisberger will return for '20 "Just before the Steelers' loss to the Seahawks on Sunday reached halftime, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's season had reached its end. The veteran Pro Bowl signal-caller left Sunday's contest with an elbow injury and by Monday it..." September 17

  • Fins GM: Minkah Fitzpatrick felt it was time to move on "Reconstruction was planned for the Miami Dolphins, but trading away 2018 first-round choice Minkah Fitzpatrick was never part of the original blueprints. Less than 24 hours after news broke that the Dolphins had dealt Fitzpatrick to the Steelers and shortly..." September 17

  • Steelers trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick involves more than just a 2020 1st round pick

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins made a trade which occurred late Monday night sending defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers for a 2020 1st round pick. At the time the trade occurred, it seemed as if it was a straight up trade. The..." September 17

  • Steeler place Sean Davis on IR, sign Paxton Lynch to practice squad

    Behind The Steel Curtain "In order to make room on the 53-man roster for the trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick, the Steelers have placed safety Sean Davis on the Reserved/Injured List:   Steelers place safety Sean Davis..." September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger surgery decision expected Monday

    Yahoo! Sports "After the Steelers lost to the Seahawks on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s right elbow injury was being evaluated and there was a report he’d have an MRI as part of that evaluation. Once the tests are in, it appears..." September 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger releases a statement on his future after landing on injured reserve

    Steelers "Statement from Ben Roethlisberger: I’ve been informed that I need season ending surgery on my elbow to continue playing football at the level I expect. This is shocking and heartbreaking for me, to miss this much of a season and feel like I am letting down so many..." September 16

  • Steelers Should Consider Ending Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin Era After Big Ben Injury

    Bleacher Report "Recent sagas involving Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown might have been clues. Their failure to make the playoffs last year for the first time since 2013 was perhaps another hint. But the Pittsburgh Steelers now have their clearest indication yet that it's time to..." September 16

  • Steelers rule Ben Roethlisberger out for season

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo season-ending surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Monday. Roethlisberger suffered the injury late in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks and watched the rest of..." September 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger's Contract Puts Steelers in Major Bind Next Year

    The Big Lead "In what will likely amount to a death knell for their championship aspirations, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters today that Ben Roethlisberger would miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury. The longtime franchise signal-caller will be..." September 16

  • James Conner’s knee injury not believed to be serious

    Larry Brown Sports "On a rather bleak day for the franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers did get a bit of good news on the injury front Monday. While there was no official diagnosis, the belief in the Pittsburgh locker room is that running back James Conner’s knee injury is not serious and..." September 16

  • Steelers now 100-1 long shots to win Super Bowl

    CBS Pittsburgh "Following the news that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the year, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now a long shot to win the Super Bowl. ESPN’s Ben Fawkes says the Steelers went from a 40-1 to 100-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at Caesar..." September 16

  • The Steelers might be just as bad as their 0-2 record indicates

    Sporting News "The Steelers had a rough opening week in 2019, losing badly to the Patriots right after seeing their former star wide receiver, Antonio Brown, sign with the Patriots. Things somehow got worse for Pittsburgh in Week 2. While Brown was helping New England roll..." September 16

  • Four NFL Coaches Who Already Need to Be Fired

    The Big Lead "We’re through our second Sunday of the 2019 NFL season and there are already four NFL coaches who should be fired. Check out our list below. Pat Shurmur, New York Giants Pat Shurmur is in his second year with the Giants, and after going 5-11 in 2018, he’s..." September 16

  • Mason Rudolph “completely confident” in ability to run Steelers offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "At 0-2 and with their franchise quarterback injured, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be in big trouble. But the players feel “really” comfortable — times three — with Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement, Mason Rudolph. “Mason,” tight..." September 16

  • Roethlisberger exits late in 1st half with right elbow injury

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger headed to the locker room late in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a right elbow injury and is questionable to return. Roethlisberger was seen shaking his right arm multiple times during the..." September 15

  • Patriots willing to pay big in Antonio Brown trade during offseason with package of a first-round pick and more

    CBS Sports "Patriots coach and head of football operations Bill Belichick believes recently signed free agent Antonio Brown can be a major boost to the club's Super Bowl chances and an elite performer with a significant role. That belief led him to pursue the receiver..." September 15

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster poised to break one of Randy Moss' NFL records

    CBS Sports "JuJu Smith-Schuster checks off career milestones faster than some of us get through our grocery list. The first player to score five touchdowns before his 21st birthday? Check. Youngest player to amass 1,000 career receiving yards? Check. The first player to catch two 97-yard touchdown..." September 14

  • Terry Bradshaw says Steelers haven't won more Super Bowls because of guys like Antonio Brown

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Terry Bradshaw regularly threw passes to a pair of fellow Hall of Famer in wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth while the Pittsburgh Steelers were winning four Super Bowls in the 1970s. Antonio Brown broke most of their records in his nine seasons with the team, but Bradshaw..." September 14

  • Nick Wright: The Pittsburgh Steelers Will Have a Losing Season

    The Big Lead "The Pittsburgh Steelers forgot to show up for the season opener against New England and were summarily whipped, 33-3. There was little reason for optimism as the Antonio Brown-less offense looked ineffective and the defense was carved up by Tom Brady using a rather vanilla..." September 13

  • Mike Tomlin: JuJu Smith-Schuster is “used to” being double covered

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers typically field a great offense. Despite losing wide receiver Antonio Brown in the offseason, the team is set to continue the tradition. Third-year pass-catcher JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to take on more responsibility in 2019. Part of that responsibility..." September 12

  • Steelers players critical of Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership and more

    ESPN "After devouring a steamy slop bucket of seafood, red potatoes and corn, Ben Roethlisberger gathered his skill players by his rectangular pool overlooking Lake Oconee. It was a late evening in mid-May, and just about every skill-position player was in attendance at Roethlisberger's..." September 12

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12