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  • Antonio Brown acts fast after ‘two-face’ Ben Roethlisberger apologizes

    New York Post "A few months too late, Ben. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologized for his role in the Antonio Brown saga, telling KDKA News in Pittsburgh he “genuinely feels bad” for how the situation unfolded, with his fraying relationship with the superstar wide receiver..." May 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger Apologizes to Antonio Brown

    The Big Lead "The Pittsburgh Steelers trading Antonio Brown was perhaps the biggest shock of the offseason. Sure, he talked about wanting out, but he’s so good no one thought it would happen. But it did happen, and the reports that emerged in the middle of it all traced the conflict back to Ben..." May 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger Will Address Steelers' Offseason Drama in 1-on-1 Interview

    247 Sports "Ben Roethlisberger is about to share his side of the story.  On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers future Hall of Fame quarterback will address Antonio Brown's criticism during an interview with KDKA's Bob Pompeani. Big Ben will also discuss his leadership philosophy as well..." May 20

  • Pittsburgh has new, strong options to replace Antonio Brown

    Sporting News "The Steelers don't try to make big changes very often, and their general stability is a significant reason for their consistent success over the years. But in successive years, they have now lost three stalwarts for different reasons. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was the latest to..." May 19

  • Ben Roethlisberger hosts Steelers' skill players at lake house

    ESPN "This is one way to address concerns over team bonding and leadership. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger -- who has stayed quiet this offseason despite criticism from several ex-teammates, including Antonio Brown -- hosted the team's offensive skill players at his..." May 17

  • Therapy, family helped former Steeler Marcus Gilbert through NFL hell

    ESPN "Marcus Gilbert should have spent this offseason thanking the Pittsburgh Steelers for their generous contract extension allowing him to retire a Steeler. His play was setting the stage for that celebration. Former offensive coordinator Todd Haley called Gilbert the best right tackle in football..." May 17

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • A Mike Tomlin extension might not be the Steelers' smartest move

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Tomlin has two years left on his contract, and that is the point when the Steelers have traditionally given their head coach a contract extension. This offseason, though, the Steelers need to deviate from their normal plan.  Tomlin is one of the better coaches in..." May 13

  • Report: Steelers To Sign WR Johnny Holton, OT Damian Prince

    Steelers Depot "Busy Monday morning for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who appear ready to announce a slew of transactions. Yesterday, we know three players participating in rookie minicamp appeared to have earned NFL contracts. Today, Ian Rapoport tweeted there’s a 4th, OT Damian Prince,..." May 13

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster gives back to Pittsburgh community, hosts inaugural water balloon fight

    Sporting News "JuJu Smith-Schuster just wants to have fun and he found a way to include the Pittsburgh community. On Saturday, Smith-Schuster hosted the inaugural Water Balloon Fight at Donaldson Park in Oakdale, Penn. This event was much more than just a water balloon fight. He provided..." May 12

  • Steelers Already Gave Away Antonio Brown's Number at Rookie Minicamp

    12 Up "Antonio Brown and the Steelers' ugly divorce is long over, and Pittsburgh is moving on with...rookie tight end Milan Richard? During rookie minicamp, the ?Steelers assigned Brown's No. 84 to Richard, officially marking the symbolic beginning of the post-AB era..." May 12

  • Steelers ink first-round LB Devin Bush to contract "Pittsburgh's first top-10 draft pick in 19 years is officially under contract. The Steelers signed linebacker Devin Bush to his four-year rookie deal on Sunday, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Bush's fully guaranteed deal is worth $18,871,768, Rapoport..." May 12

  • Devin Bush shows leadership at first Steelers practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers drafted linebacker Devin Bush to be a leader, and he’s already leading. Via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the tenth overall pick already has asserted himself, during the first practice of his career. “I just wanted to be vocal the best..." May 11

  • Broncos player explains why he should get some of the credit for all the Steelers drama this offseason

    CBS Sports "If Steelers fans are looking for someone to blame for all the drama that went down in Pittsburgh this offseason, Broncos defensive lineman Shelby Harris doesn't have any problem if you want to pin some of it on him.  During an interview with the NFL Network this week, Harris..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • Steelers rookie Justin Layne dumps Cleveland Browns theme in home

    ESPN "New Steeler Justin Layne promised on draft night "we're taking all the Browns stuff down" from his Cleveland home. Layne wasn't lying, and his dad had his back. "Yes sir. Oh yeah, Browns everywhere, my dad took it all down and replaced it --..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Steelers release kicker Matt McCrane, who replaced Chris Boswell in Week 17

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Matt McCrane might end up as the only Steelers player to receive a game ballin his only game with the franchise. McCrane, the rookie kicker who came on in relief of an injured — and struggling — Chris Boswell for the 2018 season finale, was released by the..." May 10

  • Steelers sign fifth-rounder Zach Gentry

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Less than an hour after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed their final sixth-round draft pick, they also got their fifth-rounder under contract. Zach Gentry, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound tight end from Michigan, became the seventh of the team’s nine draft picks to sign. Gentry, the No. 141..." May 09

  • Steelers Sign Third-Round WR Diontae Johnson & Fourth-Round RB Benny Snell

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed third-round WRDiontae Johnson and fourth-round RB Benny Snell to four-year deals.  Johnson, 22, was selected with the No. 66 overall pick in the third round by the Steelers. He’s projected..." May 08

  • Steelers rookie Devin Bush nips rumors after Instagram story shows police

    Sporting News "Don't believe everything you see on social media. Steelers draft pick Devin Bush had to shut down rumors that he was in trouble with police after an Instagram video of him surrounded by law enforcement went viral. Bush clapped back at the rumors, calling it "false..." May 08

  • Why Le'Veon Bell skipping New York Jets' voluntary workouts may be an issue, according to one former Steelers star

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell may be a Jet, but he hasn't joined the team on the field yet. The running back didn't show up for voluntary workouts a few weeks ago, and this week he took to social media to defend his decision to skip some of the team's offseason workouts, too. While that in..." May 08

  • Seventh-rounder Derwin Gray signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pittsburgh Steelers – or, at least their PR department – capped a busy of announced signings of draft picks with word that seventh-rounder Derwin Gray inked his four-year rookie contract. Gray (6-4, 320 pounds) was taken 219th overall after he started 25 games over the..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Steelers sign another late draft pick, LB Sutton Smith

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to get their new additions under contract Tuesday, as linebacker Sutton Smith became the second player to agree to terms. The first of three sixth-round picks the Steelers made last month, Smith was a two-time Mid-American Conference Defensive Player..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster denies feeling hate toward Antonio Brown

    Clutch Points "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been asked about Antonio Brown a lot this offseason but says even with the way everything has gone down, he doesn’t have hate for the former Steelers standout. Speaking during one of his foundation’s events..." May 05

  • Steelers' Ryan Shazier gets married, is able to dance at wedding less than 18 months after devastating injury

    Yardbarker "Ryan Shazier continues to hit impressive milestones more than a year after he suffered a devastating spinal injury, and the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker had his most heartwarming moment yet on Friday night. Shazier, who has had to put in countless hours of rehab just to be able to..." May 04

  • Steelers 2018 7th-round draft pick Joshua Frazier retires from football

    Behind The Steel Curtain "While the Pittsburgh Steelers have often been known to re-sign former player over the years, it would appear that one of those options took themselves off the open market on Thursday when defensive tackle Joshua Frazier announced his retirement on social..." May 03

  • Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster says ‘I’m your No. 1 receiver now’

    Clutch Points "Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers moved on from Antonio Brown JuJu Smith-Schuster hasn’t been afraid to put pressure on himself and he was back at it again on Friday Morning. Smith-Shuster made an appearance at the Forward Shady Seniors Care and proclaimed to the crowd gathered..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Steelers failure to draft a safety in 2019 leaves them with limited free agent options

    Behind The Steel Curtain "While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have addressed most of their keys needs during the 2019 NFL Draft, it would be fair to say that they still appear to be relatively light at safety. With just four players on the roster who have ever seen a snap at the professional level and two..." May 02

  • Ben Roethlisberger To Continue Playing Beyond 2021?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers recently inked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a lucrative contract extension that will keep him under club control through 2021. At the time, GM Kevin Colbert said that the contract would likely be Big Ben’s last. That jibed with the sentiments that..." May 02

  • Steelers GM Suggests Ben Roethlisberger Could Play Beyond Current Contract

    12 Up "The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't surprise anybody when they elected to sign quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a two-year contract extension last week.  The details of said contract? Yup, $63 million over just two seasons. Giving a 37-year-old signal caller,..." May 02

  • Will Steelers employ RB committee approach in '19? "For years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been mainly a one-back team, grinding that runner, play-in and play-out. With Le'Veon Bell officially gone, might the Steelers consider joining the running back by committee approach? Steelers GM..." May 02

  • Report: Steelers are not picking up Artie Burns' 5th year option

    247 Sports "Artie Burns, Pittsburgh's veteran cornerback and former first round pick, will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Steelers before the March 3 deadline, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Wednesday afternoon. This means that Burns will be an unrestricted free agent when free..." May 01

  • Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Steelers have 'moved past' Antonio Brown saga

    247 Sports "Antonio Brown dominated the first 10 weeks of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason. On March 9, the saga officially ended when the Steelers and Raiders came to terms on a deal that sent Brown to Oakland in exchange for third and fifth round picks. Pittsburgh used the picks to acquire..." May 01

  • What the Ben Roethlisberger contract extension means for Mason Rudolph

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Throughout the craziness that is NFL Draft weekend, the news of Ben Roethlisberger’s new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers last Wednesday, 15 years to the day when the Steelers made him their 1st round, 11th overall, draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, has..." May 01

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Steelers sign S P.J. Locke

    Steelers Depot "The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t select a safety in this year’s draft but on Monday the team signed another one to the roster that went undrafted. According to the Steelers, former Texas safety P.J. Locke III, who went undrafted this year, has now signed with the..." April 29

  • Steelers place Ryan Shazier on PUP list

    Sportsnaut "As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed linebacker Ryan Shazier in the physically unable to perform (PUP) list following the draft. Pittsburgh recently agreed to pay Shazier and keep him on their roster as he attempts to come back from the back injury that has now..." April 29

  • Mike Tomlin says Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown departures are ‘a cleansing’

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to great lengths to change the culture within their locker room. It started with the departures of running back Le’Veon Bell and receiver Antonio Brown. After a season in which the team played through drama, in some form, all year long, the..." April 29

  • Steelers add 10 undrafted rookies

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers didn’t draft a safety this year, but they will have a rookie joining the roster at the position. The team announced the signing of 10 undrafted free agents after the draft wrapped up on Saturday, including West Virginia safety Dravon..." April 28

  • Mike Tomlin: There has been ‘cleansing’ within Steelers

    Yardbarker "Mike Tomlin acknowledged that the Pittsburgh Steelers have cleaned out some of the team to improve the character on the squad. Tomlin was interviewed by ESPN’s Trey Wingo during the network’s coverage of the NFL Draft on Saturday. He was asked about his comments from..." April 28

  • Steelers cut starting linebacker Jon Bostic

    USA Today "According to Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette the Steelers are releasing veteran linebacker Jon Bostic just hours after the close of the 2019 NFL draft. This should be the least surprising piece of news we get about Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed Mark Barron as a free..." April 28

  • Pittsburgh Steelers select CB Justin Layne with second 3rd round pick

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Entering the 2019 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. After the first round selection of Devin Bush, cornerback, wide receiver and even tight end were still positions of need to help the black-and-gold get to the next level in 2019. There..." April 27

  • Steelers add RB Benny Snell Jr. in fourth round

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers didn’t add any running backs in free agency after Le'Veon Bell moved on to the Jets, but they have added one in the draft. Pittsburgh made former Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. the 122nd overall pick of the draft. He joins James Conner and Jaylen Samuels..." April 27