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  • Eddie Faulkner set to be new Steelers running backs coach

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to the college ranks for their new running backs coach. Eddie Faulker, who was Steelers rookie Jaylen Samuels’ position coach at N.C. State, will be hired to coach the team’s running backs, the NFL Network reported..." January 16

  • Brown fires back at Bruce Arians, Emmanuel Sanders on Twitter

    The Score "Antonio Brown fired back at Bruce Arians on Wednesday for the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach's comments about him, taking a jab at Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders along the way. Arians called the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver a "diva" on Tuesday and..." January 16

  • Rooney on Tomlin extension: We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers will make no more coaching changes, but one of them on staff next season likely will assist Mike Tomlin in the areas of challenging officials’ calls and in clock management. Those were a few of the many topics touched on and statements made by Steelers president Art..." January 16

  • Sanders fires back at Brown: 'You did it to yourself' "As the hot takes concerning Antonio Brown's actions at the end of the 2018 season continue to streak across the sky, Brown isn't taking them quietly. Wednesday brought Bruce Arians saying Brown has changed, become too much of a diva, and that this isn't the same Brown who..." January 16

  • Art Rooney II On Antonio Brown Being Back With Steelers: “Not Many Signs That’s Going To Happen”

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Wednesday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II told reporters (per Ed Bouchette) that there are “not that many signs out there that that’s going to happen” when asked about Antonio Brown being back in Pittsburgh next year. Rooney did,..." January 16

  • Steelers' Ryan Shazier eyeing return to football

    Sporting News "Ryan Shazier remains intent on conquering his severe spinal injury. While speaking to the media Wednesday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the linebacker is still eyeing a return to the field and will continue his rehabilitation with the hope of playing..." January 16

  • Why Won't Antonio Brown Speak For Himself?

    The Big Lead "We’re waiting, Antonio. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver — soon-to-be-former? — has been teasing an interview for the last few weeks, whether with James Harrison, Chad Ochocinco or, most recently, on Twitter on Tuesday. Presumably, this will be Antonio..." January 16

  • Ryan Shazier wants to continue rehabbing with Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is set to become a free agent, but wants to continue trying to return to football with his current team. Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Shazier, who suffered a devastating back injury in 2017, still wants to play in the NFL again and..." January 16

  • 49ers Believed To Have “Real Interest” In Trade For Antonio Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there’s a belief in league circles that the 49ers have “real interest” in Steelers WR Antonio Brown and will be inclined to explore a potential trade for him in the coming months. However, Florio admits..." January 16

  • When it comes to Ben Roethlisberger’s production, more isn’t always better

    Behind The Steel Curtain "I was just recently reminded of the cryptic text message I received back on January 22, 2017 immediately following the AFC championship game. The text was from me, and it was sent back in time from 2019 in order to offer some encouragement. The message was as..." January 16

  • Steelers sign Kam Canaday and Jordan Dangerfield to one-year contract extensions

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to chip away at their long list of impending free agents for 2019, confirming they have re-signed Kameron Canaday and Jordan Dangerfield to one-year contract extensions on Monday. Both players were set to be exclusive rights free agents..." January 15

  • Ex-Steelers OC Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown isn't same player Pittsburgh drafted

    ESPN "New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers when Antonio Brown was a rookie. And speaking from afar, Arians doesn't like what's happening with the Steelers' All-Pro wide receiver. "There's too much..." January 15

  • Antonio Brown reiterates that an interview is coming soon

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers (for now) receiver Antonio Brown has allowed people like coach Mike Tomlin and owner Art Rooney II to speak about Brown without rebuttal. The rebuttal apparently is coming. Brown said Tuesday on Twitter that an “interview [is] coming..." January 15

  • 49ers, Jets, Raiders Favorites to land Antonio Brown

    Bleacher Report "Antonio Brown has been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers since they drafted him in 2010, but the AFC North team is well behind other squads in Las Vegas' eyes when it comes to likely 2019 landing spots. B/R Betting shared the latest odds from Bookmaker for where Brown will..." January 15

  • Munchak’s lateral move should be troubling for the Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak wanted to become the head coach of the Broncos. He’s instead accepting the same job in Denver that he held in Pittsburgh. The lateral move becomes the latest sign of trouble for a Steelers team that has endured one nagging question..." January 14

  • Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown ‘badly’ wants to play for 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "Antonio Brown not only has Jerry Rice’s blessing but also an apparent passion to join the 49ers. With Brown’s Pittsburgh Steelers tenure likely ending with a trade in the upcoming months, the wide receiver is eyeing refuge on Rice’s former team. “He..." January 14

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn't want Steelers to trade Antonio Brown

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In a new YouTube video, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster says he wants Antonio Brown to stick around. The team’s leading receiver this season posted the Q&A video Sunday, answering about a dozen viewer questions. The topics ranged from video games to..." January 14

  • Report: Steelers to try to find trade partner for AB at combine

    247 Sports "Antonio Brown cannot be traded to another NFL team by the Pittsburgh Steelers until free agency officially begins on March 13. But that doesn't mean that the Steelers can't have a trade done in principle before the start of free agency. Over the weekend, CBS Sports' Jason La..." January 14

  • Shannon Sharpe: Jameis Winston ‘is equally as talented as Ben Roethlisberger’

    Tampa Bay Times "One quarterback is a two-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer. The other is trying to prove he deserves a second contract from the team that drafted him. But talent-wise, there's not much that separates the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and the Bucs'..." January 14

  • Antonio Brown Removes ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ From Twitter Profile Bio

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is apparently no longer referring to himself as a Steeler. Brown’s biography on Twitter used to say “Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro WR.” As of Sunday night, it now simply says, “All-Pro..." January 14

  • Emmanuel Sanders: Ben Roethlisberger needs to be a better leader

    Pro Football Talk "Former Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders says that if Ben Roethlisberger were a better leader, some of the issues with Antonio Brown wouldn’t have arisen. Sanders said on NFL Network that Roethlisberger should have taken it upon himself to see to it that things never..." January 13

  • Snoop Dogg wants Steelers, Antonio Brown to ‘fix that conversation’

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Appearing as part of a Los Angeles Kings promotional event Saturday with the Penguins playing the part of guests at Staples Center, rapper Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest of honor and took a few questions at first intermission. However, to the dismay of many, Snoop had no interest..." January 13

  • Broncos among the teams interested in Antonio Brown

    Sportsnaut "It’s becoming more and more clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with star wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason. Fresh off a drama-filled 2018 campaign in which Brown got into it with teammate Ben Roethlisberger and was benched for Week 17, the..." January 12

  • Steelers seeking a first-round pick for Antonio Brown

    CBS Sports "With owner Art Rooney II declaring he was prepared to move disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown, the Steelers front office is beginning initial preparation into a potential blockbuster trade, sources said, one that team officials anticipate includes a first-round pick. With the Cowboys..." January 12

  • Sanders: WR Antonio Brown disrespected Steelers "Just moments after hearing NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport say the Denver Broncos might be in line to trade for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders was asked for his thoughts on the whole A.B. situation. Sanders pulled no punches as he delivered an..." January 12

  • Steelers can likely expect second-round pick for Antonio Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Pittsburgh Steelers trade Antonio Brown, the expectation is they can get a nice haul — but not a first-round pick. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, rival executives believe the Steelers could likely get at least a second-round pick if they opt to trade Brown, and..." January 12

  • Steelers hire Teryl Austin as defensive assistant

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Some who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers asked for or predicted change at defensive coordinator and secondary coach. On Friday, the Steelers announced the hiring of Teryl Austin to the coaching staff, with the Pitt graduate taking over a newly created position of “senior..." January 12

  • Javon Hargrave set to see a pay raise, while Ryan Shazier and Eli Rogers should see their contracts toll in 2019

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Should the Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately end up parting ways with Antonio Brown this offseason, the front office will need every bit of salary cap space they can get their hands on if they hope to replace him during free agency. And while the Steelers are not facing..." January 11

  • Antonio Brown Not Sweating Steelers Drama, 'My Phone Line's Open'

    TMZ "Antonio Brown clearly ain't sweatin' his Pittsburgh issues one bit ... 'cause dude was smokin' stogies with Chad Ochocinco on Friday and saying he's, "still excited to play the game." A.B.'s been surrounded in Steelers drama the last..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Julio Jones Says Falcons Don't Want Antonio Brown, 'We Good Over Here'

    TMZ "How dope would a 1-2 punch of Julio Jones and Antonio Brown look in Atlanta?!?! Not that dope ... according to Julio himself -- who tells TMZ Sports he and the Falcons actually don't want to see that at all. "Nah, man. We tight over..." January 11

  • Report: Mike Tomlin meets with Keith Butler, no changes expected as Steelers DC

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Just a few days ago I wrote an article about how the longer the Steelers don’t make a change at Defensive Coordinator, the less likely it is Keith Butler will be relieved of his duties at the position. Needless to say, fans weren’t happy, not with the..." January 10

  • Steelers guard David DeCastro withdraws from Pro Bowl

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers guard David DeCastro has decided not to participate in the Pro Bowl this year and has been replaced by Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio. DeCastro was voted to his fourth straight Pro Bowl this year. He joins teammate Antonio Brown, who also backed out. Brown was replaced..." January 10

  • Art Rooney II: 'Hard to envision' Antonio Brown being with Steelers for camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team is not going to release Antonio Brown, but “all other options are on the table” following the wide receiver’s insubordinate behavior before and after the final regular-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In an..." January 10

  • Steelers Won’t Release Antonio Brown, But “All Other Options Are On The Table”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Steelers president Art Rooney II said they won’t release WR Antonio Brown, but “all other options are on the table,” per Gerry Dulac. Rooney would not say if the Steelers are going to trade Brown, but left no doubt that is a strong..." January 10

  • Report: Steelers players are fuming over the firing of James Saxon

    Clutch Points "James Saxon won’t be back next season, and members of the Steelers are reportedly extremely upset about it. With the firing of Saxon — who is a well-respected coach — NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala is saying that the players are “dumbfounded and..." January 09

  • GOAT Jerry Rice endorses Antonio Brown to the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "San Francisco 49ers all-time great wide receiver Jerry Rice is now recruiting one of the game’s best pass catchers to Santa Clara. With rumors circulating that the 49ers will be interested in disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Rice is out here endorsing..." January 09

  • Could the Bills trade for Antonio Brown?

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills recently signed CFL standout wide receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams to augment a unit that currently includes Zay Jones, Robert Foster, Deonte Thompson, Ray-Ray McCloud III, Isaiah McKenzie, Da’Mari Scott, and Victor..." January 09

  • Former Steelers safety Ryan Clark doubles down on his criticism of Antonio Brown

    Behind The Steel Curtain "While the hits just keep on coming for Antonio Brown since his season ended in questionable fashion with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17, it would be fair to that few of his critics have been as vocal as one of his ex-teammates. As outspoken as many in the media have been..." January 09

  • Would Steelers trade Mike Tomlin, promote Mike Munchak?

    Pro Football Talk "Appearing on local radio stations helps give me a good sense of what’s being said about the home team in its own town. On Monday, a visit with Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh caused me to do a spit take. During the segment, Fillipponi suggested this idea for the..." January 08

  • Mike Munchak turned down interview request from Dolphins

    Steelers Depot "Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak certainly appears to be a popular candidate for several head coach openings around the NFL this offseason and he’s already interviewed with the Denver Broncos. However, one NFL team that reportedly hoped to interview Munchak this..." January 07

  • JuJu named to Pro Bowl

    Steelers "Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, replacing injured teammate Antonio Brown. Smith-Schuster finished this season ranked second in the AFC and tied for sixth in the NFL with 111 receptions for 1,426 yards, which was third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL...." January 07

  • Steelers fire running backs coach James Saxon

    WTAE Pittsburgh "Steelers running backs coach James Saxon will not return in 2019, the team said Monday. "I have made the decision to not renew the contract for running backs coach James Saxon," head coach Mike Tomlin said in a written statement. "We would like to thank James for his..." January 07

  • Steelers' Munchak emerges as early favorite for Broncos' HC job

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has emerged as the early favorite for the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The Broncos interviewed Munchak on Friday, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that he would have a..." January 06

  • Jesse James among 14 Steelers entering unrestricted free agency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The number of Pittsburgh Steelers players entering unrestricted free agency reads like a laundry list, ranging from a player who was on the field for every snap (Ramon Foster) to one who didn’t play a down (Le’Veon Bell). In between, there are 12 players with varying..." January 06

  • Antonio Brown is exploring his options

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to dealing with Antonio Brown, the Steelers have options. Brown has options, too. Although he lamented earlier today that the system gives players no leverage, he can still express preferences and/or pursue strategies. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown..." January 05

  • Ben Roethlisberger criticized Antonio Brown in meetings, demanded him off practice field "There are always two sides to a story and the Antonio Brown saga is no different.  James Jones, former NFL player turned analyst on NFL Network says Ben Roethlisberger’s constant criticism of Brown led to the blow up the week before the regular season..." January 05

  • Steelers expected to restructure, extend Roethlisberger's contract

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to restructure and extend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract before the new league year begins, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Roethlisberger's new deal would create salary cap space, Schefter notes. The veteran..." January 05

  • Steelers assistant Mike Munchak would have strong interest in Broncos job, if offered

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has drawn interest as a head coaching candidate this year, with the Denver Broncos job strongly drawing his attention, according to sources. Munchak spent Friday with the Broncos and has both professional and personal ties to..." January 05

  • Antonio Brown should blame himself for not making All-Pro, not Peter King

    Sporting News "In 15 games of the 2018 NFL season, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Even without participating in the final game against the Bengals, he ranked ninth in catches, 11th in yards and first in touchdowns. About that 16th game,..." January 05