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  • Steelers' James Conner thinks he'll be 'good to go' for TNF after 2-game absence

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner is on track to return for Thursday's matchup against the Cleveland Browns after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. "I'm making a lot of progress on it, and I think I'll be good to go,"..." November 11

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster agrees with Jalen Ramsey: 'I'll never be Antonio Brown'

    ESPN "If Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was trying to get under JuJu Smith-Schuster's skin before Sunday's game, it didn't work. Ramsey told reporters on Friday that the Steelers wide receiver is not the same as one of his former..." November 11

  • Playoffs For Steelers? It’s a Whole New World in Pittsburgh

    Pro Football Talk "The 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers are why, in the NFL, it’s never over till it’s over. A month ago today, they were in final prep mode for a game in California against the Chargers. They were 1-4, floundering without the injured Ben Roethlisberger and the departed Le’Veon..." November 11

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Interested In Owning NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "The CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is interested in purchasing an NFL team,according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. While Bezos is most associated with Amazon, the mogul also recently purchased the Washington Post. The multi-billionaire is one of the richest people in the world..." November 11

  • Antonio Brown reportedly not expected to play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown continues to go back and forth with whether or not he wants to play in the NFL again, but a return this season is probably not going to happen regardless of what he decides. Brown is not expected to play in an NFL game again this season “barring a significant turn..." November 10

  • Dolphins originally tried to send Reshad Jones to Steelers before agreeing to Minkah Fitzpatrick trade

    CBS Sports "The trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers in September for a first-round pick was panned by some in the NFL at the time, but looks better for Pittsburgh by the week. Fitzpatrick has become a game-changer for them, helping to elevate the entire defense, and is..." November 10

  • Why did Fox Sports fire FS1 analyst Cris Carter?

    Sporting News "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports, according to a statement released by the network Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who joined Fox in 2016 and regularly served as an analyst for FS1's morning show "First Things First" alongside Nick Wright and..." November 09

  • NFL teams have a winning record when playing their backup QBs this year

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a common refrain from NFL fans: If we lose our starting quarterback, we’re screwed. But that isn’t the case, at all. In fact, NFL teams actually have a winning record this season when forced to go to a backup because of an injury to their starter. So..." November 09

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson ruled questionable

    CBS Sports "A complete rundown of every single team's final injury report heading into this weekend's slate of games The Chargers and Raiders kicked off Week 10 on Thursday night, and injuries played a major role in the AFC West showdown, what with Oakland losing..." November 09

  • Terry Bradshaw Says Antonio Brown's Career Likely Over, 'I Wouldn't Sign Him'

    TMZ "Terry Bradshaw doubts Antonio Brown will ever see another snap in the NFL ... telling TMZ Sports straight-up, "I wouldn't sign him." "He's erratic," Bradshaw told us in NYC ... "His behavior makes me nervous. I don't know..." November 09

  • Jalen Ramsey On Matchup With Juju Smith-Schuster: ‘He’s No Antonio Brown’

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, and Jalen Ramsey is expected to have the task of covering JuJu Smith-Schuster. He’s not stressing about the challenge, however. Speaking with reporters Friday, Ramsey made it clear that in the past when he’s..." November 08

  • Antonio Brown To Meet With NFL

    Pro Football Rumors "Embattled free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with the NFL next Thursday, according to Josina Anderson of (Twitter links). Brown is reportedly “eager” to sit down with the league, and there are still teams with interest in signing the..." November 08

  • Who is NFL's most-overlooked, top-performing player in 2019 season?

    USA Today "Not everyone can receive the recognition that Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson do. Both of the quarterbacks have been at the forefront of discussion about the NFL's MVP this season, and their contributions have been lauded on a weekly basis. For many of the league's other..." November 08

  • Latest James Conner Practice Update is a Concerning Sign for the Steelers

    12 Up "On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin claimed he was confident that running back James Conner would return to the field this week against the Los Angeles Rams. However, that likely won't end up being the case. It was reported Thursday that Conner is..." November 08

  • Is Antonio Brown Building a Collusion Case Against the NFL?

    SI "Is free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown building a case for collusion against the NFL and its teams? This possibility emerged on Thursday when the 31-year-old four-time All-Pro tweeted an obscenity-laden tweet directed at the NFL, whom he accuses of..." November 08

  • Antonio Brown Changes His Mind And Wants To Play In The NFL Again

    Total Pro Sports "Antonio Brown has switched course yet again. About five hours ago, the free agent wide receiver took to Twitter and blasted the league in a profanity-filled tweet that said he wants the league to “clear my name” and reiterated that he’ll “never play”..." November 07

  • 3 teams who should consider giving Dez Bryant another chance

    Clutch Points "Dez Bryant hasn’t put his name into the media circus for the majority of the 2019 NFL season. However, he did so this week with the announcement that he plans to pursue another late-season comeback. It seems that he will begin trying to make his comeback at some point in the next couple..." November 07

  • Through nine weeks, replay review overturns PI calls and non-calls nine times

    Pro Football Talk "The one year (and perhaps only one year) pass interference replay-review experiment has resulted in limited reversals of calls and non-calls made on the field. According to the league, 63 total replay reviews of pass interference calls and non-calls have occurred through the first..." November 07

  • Steelers Sign RB Darrin Hall To PS, Release LB Sutton Smith

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Steelers announced Thursday they have re-signed RB Darrin Hall to the practice squad and released LB Sutton Smith one day after bringing him back on.  " November 07

  • Mike Tomlin remains ‘optimistic’ that James Conner will play in Week 10

    CBS Sports "A shoulder injury kept James Conner out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, but the lead back won't be out long. On Tuesday, while speaking during his weekly press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that he is..." November 05

  • 6 U.S. Cities the NFL Should Expand to Before London

    The Big Lead "According to Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, the rumors of British Bolts are "f***ing b******t". That works perfectly in America's favor, because there are several cities in this country that are far more deserving of a team right now. Here's a look at six..." November 05

  • Tony Dungy Urges NFL To Get Rid Of Pass Interference Challenges

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the NFL made a huge decision when they approved a new rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review, with coaches being able to challenge the penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half. It has..." November 05

  • NFL teams wanting to 'win now' could have amazing choice of quarterbacks come March

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight weeks into the season, we’ve seen some great quarterback play. We’ve also seen some not-so-great quarterback play, and some teams might have big decisions to make in the coming months. If there’s a club that wants to win now because it feels it’s strong..." November 05

  • Steelers' trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick is already paying off in a big way

    CBS Sports ""That was a play Troy Polamalu would have made." That was the thought of Steelers fans who watched new Pittsburgh starting free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick turn Sunday's home game against the Colts on its head. With the visiting Colts..." November 04

  • Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery, faces 12 to 18 years in prison

    USA Today "In a stunning turn of events on the eve of his second rape trial, former NFL star Kellen Winslow II decided to plead guilty to rape and sexual battery charges here Monday as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid the possibility of spending the rest of his life in..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Are Reportedly Interested in Signing Antonio Brown

    12 Up "Antonio Brown hasn't played since Week 2, but rumors about a new team picking him up haven't subsided. Before they brought Josh Gordon into town, the Seattle Seahawks did their homework on AB, with quarterback Russell Wilson even advocating for the team to bring in..." November 04

  • Panthers claim Donte Moncrief off waivers from Steelers "The Panthers have claimed wide receiver Donte Moncrief from the Steelers, who waived him Saturday. Moncrief signed with Pittsburgh this offseason but lost his place in the starting lineup and the Steelers parted ways. " November 04

  • Mike Tomlin on Steelers calling about Le’Veon Bell trade: Not to my knowledge

    Behind The Steel Curtain "With the NFL trade deadline looming, rumors swirled around NFL circles about players who could be potential trade targets for specific teams. When rumors were the New York Jets had Le’Veon Bell, someone they paid big money in free agency, on the trade block fans were..." November 04

  • NFL trade deadline a dud due to bizarre demands by Redskins, Bengals and other losing teams

    CBS Sports "After a flurry of trade activity all season, the NFL's trade deadline passed without a single transaction of note, a surprising turn of events that multiple general managers attributed to last-place teams over-valuing their potential returns. Conversations with six NFL..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Named Trade Options For Bengals QB Andy Dalton

    The Spun "The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati could be over. The Bengals have benched their long-time starting quarterback and Dalton could be on the move this offseason. Cincinnati will be starting rookie Ryan Finley at quarterback this week. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is reportedly very high..." November 04

  • The Steelers paid Donte Moncrief $5 million and then released him after just 7 games

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers signed Donte Moncrief to a $9 million contract in March in hopes he would help ease the loss of Antonio Brown. But after seven games, the Steelers have parted ways with one of their prized free-agent signings after just seven months. The Steelers released..." November 02

  • Twitter Reacts Unfavorably To Antonio Brown's Parenting Comments

    Black Sports Online "Life is rather slow these days for unemployed wide-receiver Antonio Brown. With much more time to focus on the little things the former Patriots wide-out has taken the opportunity to start doing something millions of people do every day. Raising his children. On Twitter he expressed..." November 02

  • Which NFL teams will rise, fall in second half of season?

    USA Today "If the NFL playoffs started today ... well, it's a good thing for several teams that they don't. While the 8-0 New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have already established themselves as front-runners for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the picture is..." November 02

  • Hall of Fame makes dramatic change to the rules for the 15-person centennial mega-class

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with the prospect that the Hall of Fame selection committee will revolt against an all-or-nothing vote on a 15-person centennial mega-class of enshrinees for 2020, the Hall of Fame has solved the problem. The Hall of Fame selection committee will not vote on the..." November 02

  • Week Nine injury report roundup

    Pro Football Talk "Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release..." November 02

  • Steelers fined for Ben Roethlisberger injury reporting

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL rarely punishes teams for lying on the injury report. The Steelers are one of the rare teams to be punished. The NFL has announced, by leaking to its own in-house media company, that the Steelers have been fined $75,000 for not listing quarterback Ben..." November 01

  • Antonio Brown Giving Away Patriots ID Badge To Fan That Has His Misspelled Name

    Total Pro Sports "Antonio Brown may not have a job at the moment, but he continues to make social media posts about the New England Patriots as well as other things. The free agent wide receiver took to Twitter on Friday and posted a photo of his ID badge from his two weeks in Foxboro, which features..." November 01

  • Steelers' James Conner: Unlikely to play Week 9

    CBS Sports "Conner (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts, Brooke Pryor of reports. Conner wasn't able to practice at any point this week after suffering an AC joint injury to his right shoulder in the Steelers' Monday night win over..." November 01

  • Benny Snell had surgery on knee

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "It's not a good week for Benny Snell. During the team's Monday Night Football win over the Dolphins, Snell suffered a knee injury that limited his snaps and landed him on the team's injury report early in the week. Now, according to Ian Rapoport, Snell underwent..." October 31

  • Josh Gordon released: Five best landing spots, based on which teams are likely to claim him

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots have reportedly parted ways with Josh Gordon, releasing him from injured reserve and allowing the former Pro Bowl (but troubled) wide receiver to become a free agent. Since the Patriots will release Gordon after the trade deadline, he is subject to..." October 31

  • Le'Veon Bell: Steelers talked to Jets about potential trade

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are currently in need of running back depth, and they may have recently reached out to an old friend for help. There were rumors around this week’s trade deadline that the Jets were open to trading star running back Le’Veon Bell. Nothing ever came of that, and..." October 31

  • Antonio Brown Roasted By NFL Fans With "Antonio Clown" Costumes

    Hot New Hip Hop "Antonio Brown has been one of the most talked-about athletes over the last two months and it has gotten to the point where you can't go a single week without seeing him make some kind of headline. Time is running out for him to get another NFL gig this season but he doesn't seem to be..." October 31

  • Steelers' Anthony Chickillo removed from commissioner's exempt list

    Steelers "Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Anthony Chickillo was removed from the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List, it was announced today.   " October 31

  • James Conner named AFC offensive player of the week

    Behind The Steel Curtain "It was a good day for the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night. Not only did they defeat the Miami Dolphins 27-14 on Monday Night Football, but they had some awesome individual efforts by several players on the team. One of those players, running back James..." October 30

  • Let the Teddy Bridgewater Sweepstakes Begin

    Bleacher Report "Teddy Bridgewater may be the NFL's most wanted man If there was one thing Teddy Bridgewater demonstrated in going 5-0 in relief of Drew Brees this season, it was this: He is a franchise quarterback. Bridgewater threw for 1,370 passing yards and nine..." October 30

  • 'I know where I can get to': Back in the NFL, Steelers QB Paxton Lynch hopes to revive career

    USA Today "He was hand-picked by John Elway to be the Denver Broncos' next franchise quarterback, an athletic 6-foot-7 passer with beguiling potential whom the team traded up to select in the 2016 NFL draft. Then, a little more than two years later, Paxton Lynch was off the team —..." October 30

  • Drug charges against Benny Snell withdrawn

    A Sea of Blue "Benny Snell has had a rough week. During Monday’s win over the Dolphins, the Steelers running back left the game with a knee injury. It’s unclear how severe it is and how much time Snell could miss. Now, news has emerged..." October 30

  • Steelers' James Conner, Ramon Foster suffer injuries in win over Dolphins, more tests to be run on Tuesday

    CBS Sports "It was a hard-fought win for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they didn't escape without new concerns. Things got out of hand quickly when the winless Miami Dolphins intercepted quarterback Mason Rudolph and scored a touchdown following the takeaway, and then scored..." October 29

  • Steelers running short on running backs

    Pro Football Talk "On the last day for teams to make trades to bolster thin positions via trade, the Steelers find themselves with an extremely thin position. While the biggest headline was starting running back James Conner leaving in a sling last night with a AC joint injury, he’s..." October 29

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick: I’d be smiling after two picks against any team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "One by one, Minkah Fitzpatrick fielded the questions from reporters from Pittsburgh and South Florida alike. And every time, Fitzpatrick insisted that a big game in a victory against his former team didn’t mean any more than a victory against any other team. “I..." October 29