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  • Steelers host James O’Shaughnessy

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Jesse James left the Steelers for the Lions early in free agency and Pittsburgh is now taking a look at another player to fill out the position group. Field Yates of ESPN reports that James O'Shaughnessy visited with the team on Monday. O’Shaughnessy..." March 18

  • Le’Veon Bell confirms guaranteed money was issue with Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell has been heavily criticized for sitting out a season and passing up nearly $15 million last year only to sign a contract that appears to be worth less than what the Pittsburgh Steelers offered him. However, the star running back has confirmed that guaranteed money was the..." March 18

  • Steelers agree to terms with Mark Barron for 2-year, $12M deal

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron to a two-year, $12-million deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Barron recorded 60 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in 2018. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the 29-year-old..." March 17

  • Le'Veon Bell Huge Album Release party ... After New Jets Contract!!!

    TMZ "Le'Veon Bell just signed a $52.5 mil contract, but LB is still focused on his other career -- throwing an album release party in Miami, and TMZ Sports has the footage.  Bell hit up Rockwell Nightclub in Miami Beach Saturday to perform songs from his new rap album,..." March 17

  • Bell planned to return in Week 7 before learning he could skip year

    ESPN "Just a tick after 10 p.m., Le'Veon Bell stepped out of the New York Jets facility with his first chance to exhale. He toured the facility, talked with New York media via conference call, took dozens of pictures, and yet he still hadn't taken off his flat-billed Jets hat. The..." March 17

  • Former Steeler Says Big Ben Intentionally Fumbled Ball at End of Game to Spite Todd Haley

    12 Up "It's very possible that Antonio Brown was the wrong messenger with the right message when he spoke out against Ben Roethlisberger's behavior on his way out the door. In a piece written by Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko, two former Steelers shed some light..." March 16

  • Jets RB Le’Veon Bell says he can be a ‘security blanket’ for Sam Darnold

    New York Daily News "Le’Veon Bell should be able to help take Sam Darnold’s game to the next logical level. The dynamic dual threat superstar has the skills to electroshock Gang Green’s offense. Darnold, frankly, will be the biggest beneficiary. "Obviously I’ve..." March 15

  • 49ers made better offer to Le’Veon Bell than the Jets?

    Sportsnaut "Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been in the news a lot over the past calendar year. His decision to holdout throughout the 2018 season has been sharply criticized since Bell signed a relatively weak four-year, $52.2 million deal with the..." March 15

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I don't regret' sitting out 2018 season "Twenty-eight hours after free agency truly began, the New York Jets finally announced the signing of top free agent Le'Veon Bell. On a conference call soon after the announcement, Bell told local reporters that he had no regrets with how he handled his contract..." March 15

  • Slot receiver Eli Rogers returns to Steelers on 1-year contract

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving slot receiver Eli Rogers a chance to get his career back on track. Rogers returned to the team, signing a one-year contract Thursday morning. Rogers, 26, spent most of last season on the physically unable to perform list because of a torn..." March 14

  • Report: Steelers are expected to re-sign Daniel McCullers to new two-year contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy so far this offseason. They haven’t just gone out and gotten some fresh new faces in free agency, but are also re-signing some of their own at the same time. Here is a list of the transactions the Steelers have made so far this..." March 14

  • Steelers to sign Donte Moncrief: report

    Penn Live "In Donte Moncrief’s first trip to Pittsburgh as a player, the then-rookie torched an aging Steelers secondary for 113 yards from 7 catches and a touchdown. In the early minutes of Thursday ESPN reported that the former Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars receiver agreed..." March 14

  • The Bears were never going to sign Le’Veon Bell, and that's totally fine

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bears created a stir Tuesday morning when they freed up a reported $11 million in cap space by shifting a few things around in Khalil Mack’s contract. That must’ve meant Ryan Pace was gearing up for a run at Le’Veon Bell, right? Maybe it was leftover angst from..." March 13

  • Antonio Brown vows to “continue to be a good role model”

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has turned off plenty of people with his antics over the last few months, but he said at his introductory press conference in Oakland that he believes kids can look up to him. Brown was asked what he regrets about his exit from Pittsburgh, and he..." March 13

  • Even without a record contract, Le’Veon Bell’s gamble was not a run for lost yardage

    USA Today "He will never make up the money. That’s the conventional-but-flawed take on the big gamble by Le’Veon Bell to skip last season and wait on the free agent offers to flow. No, NFL teams didn’t exactly bid themselves crazy in an auction for the services of the..." March 13

  • Steelers G.M.: Antonio Brown trade “in the best interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers”

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders were rolling out the red carpet for Antonio Brown. As you might imagine, the Steelers took a more low-key approach. After announcing that they had acquired third- and fifth-round picks (66th and 141st overall) for one of the best players in football, they were..." March 13

  • Le’Veon Bell contract guarantee looks better than previously thought

    Larry Brown Sports "Plenty of scorn and derision were directed at the contract Le’Veon Bell signed with the New York Jets, with the overriding feeling being that he’d gambled and lost by turning down larger deals from the Pittsburgh Steelers before sitting out an entire season. On second..." March 13

  • Le'Veon Bell's ploy with Steelers didn't pay off in RB's contract with Jets

    USA Today "“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.” Maybe Le'Veon Bell should reference that line from Harvey MacKay whenever he's asked..." March 13

  • Steelers re-sign Jordan Berry on 2-year deal

    Penn Live "Mere hours before free agency opened all the way up, the Steelers got their punter back. Jordan Berry, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent at 4 p.m., was re-signed on a two-year deal, the team announced. After leaving Eastern Kentucky in 2014, Berry..." March 13

  • Why Le’Veon Bell is the perfect weapon for Sam Darnold

    New York Post "Suddenly, it was fourth-and-1 for Money Mike Maccagnan. One big fish in the free-agent pond. One last offer to make that Le’Veon Bell could not refuse. Money Mike got his man. Touchdown, Jets. Ya Gotta BELLieve. Bell, his..." March 13

  • Le’Veon Bell to sign with New York Jets for $52.5 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell plans to sign with the New York Jets in free agency. Bell is getting a 4-year deal with the Jets worth $52.5 million, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He is going to end up with the team many expected him to sign with all along. Bell sat..." March 13

  • Steelers land cornerback for $25.5 million, keep LB Anthony Chickillo

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers got a jump on free agency, which does not officially start until 4 p.m. Wednesday, by signing another team’s cornerback and one of their own linebackers. They agreed with cornerback Steven Nelson on a three-year contract worth $25.5 million, or an average of $8.5..." March 13

  • Jets Getting “Antsy” About Offer To Le’Veon Bell, May Not Be Available After Tonight

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver reports that the Jets are getting “antsy” about their offer to RB Le’Veon Belland it likely won’t be available beyond tonight.  According to Silver, if Bell is going to sign with the Jets, it probably will need to..." March 12

  • Steelers Expected To Have Extension Done With Ben Roethlisberger This Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Pittsburgh Steelers have said their top priority this offseason will be extending QB Ben Roethlisberger.   Roethlisberger is due a $5 million roster bonus by Friday and Kinkhabwala mentions that a deal is expected to be done..." March 12

  • Jets give Le’Veon Bell a deadline

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets want Le'Veon Bell. More importantly, they want Le’Veon Bell to make a decision. Connor Hughes of reports that the Jets have given Bell a deadline to decide whether he wants to sign, and that they’re not going to wait..." March 12

  • Report: Steelers interested in Tyrell Williams to fill Brown void

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a receiver after trading Antonio Brown, and former Los Angeles Chargers wideout Tyrell Williams is one of several they're interested in signing, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Fowler added that..." March 12

  • The Steelers’ return for Antonio Brown wasn’t nearly enough...or was it?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "In a trade that will be made official on Wednesday when the NFL’s new calendar year kicks off (unless he ruins the deal by saying Ken Stabler didn’t respect Cliff Branch nearly enough), the Steelers have sent disgruntled All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown to..." March 12

  • Reports: Jets make final offer to Le’Veon Bell, Ravens still in it

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets didn’t wind up landing linebacker Anthony Barr as it looked like they would on Monday night, but that freed up some more money for another one of their targets. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team took some of the money earmarked for Barr..." March 12

  • Raiders Haven’t Ruled Out Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have already made big splashes by trading for Antonio Brown and signing Trent Brown. However, a pursuit of Le’Veon Bell should not be ruled out just yet, Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal tweets.  On Tuesday morning, we heard that there were five teams..." March 12

  • Report: Jets making final offer to Le’Veon Bell after being spurned by LB

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets have suddenly found some extra money to spend after one star free agent backed out of a verbal agreement to sign with them, and they are hoping to spend it on Le’Veon Bell. On Monday, the Jets agreed to a deal with Anthony Barr. The free agent linebacker..." March 12

  • ESPN's Will Cain likens Antonio Brown to 'suicide bomber' for forcing trade to Raiders

    Fox News "An ESPN analyst is taking heat after he compared a football player to a terrorist. Will Cain, a columnist who discusses politics and sports, made the controversial remark while talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers' trade of star wide receiver Antonio..." March 12

  • Colts Reportedly Passing on Star Free Agent Le'Veon Bell

    12 Up "It seems that another NFL organization has added themselves to the long list of teams unwilling to pay Le'Veon Bell. It was announced Tuesday morning that the Indianapolis Colts, who had been heavily linked to Bell, would reportedly be passing on the All-Pro running back..." March 12

  • Steelers keep Ryan Shazier on roster for 2019 season

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers remain committed to supporting Ryan Shazier as he recovers from the traumatic back injury that took him out of the game in 2017. On Tuesday, the team announced it is tolling Shazier’s contract for the 2019 season. This means..." March 12

  • Six teams reportedly are in play for Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Talk "Well, now we know why Le'Veon Bell is torn. Bell’s universe of potential next destinations apparently has been reduced to six. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that there’s a “good likelihood” that Bell will be picking the Jets,..." March 12

  • Le'Veon Bell hints he is mulling offers from multiple teams

    Yardbarker "Le’Veon Bell is said to be drawing interest from multiple teams with free agency officially underway, and the star running back may have given a hint on social media Monday that he is struggling to decide where he wants to play. With news coming fast and furious of teams..." March 11

  • Le'Veon Bell Now Reportedly Demanding Even More Money in Free Agency

    12 Up "Le'Veon Bell is going to be one of the hottest commodities in NFL free agency and he is fully aware of that.  He's demanding big bucks this offseason on the open market, reportedly to the tune of $15-16 million per season, according to Jeremy Fowler of..." March 11

  • Report: Raiders don't have enough cash to add Bell

    CBS Sports "The legal tampering period for free agency has barely even begun yet and already the Oakland Raiders have handed out the two largest contracts of the offseason. After trading third and fifth-round picks to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Antonio Brown, the Raiders reworked the star receiver's..." March 11

  • Report: 49ers may be in on Le’Veon Bell

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers already have some decent offensive potential with young players such as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle, but could they add a veteran star on top of that? According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the 49ers may be looking to do..." March 11

  • Bradley Roby drawing interest from several teams

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby has found a healthy free agent market. He is generating interest from several teams, including the Texans, Browns, Steelers, 49ers and Raiders, James Palmer of NFL Media reports. The Broncos have interest in signing him back and remain in the..." March 11

  • Jesse James agrees to deal with Detroit

    Pride Of Detroit "The signings just keep coming. According to Mike Garafolo, the Detroit Lions checked off another box in their free agency wish list. According to Garofalo, the Lions are signing former Steelers tight end Jesse James. The Lions have an extreme need for a tight end, with both Luke..." March 11

  • Antonio Brown to the Raiders Will Ultimately Be a Disaster, and Here's Why

    The Big Lead "Antonio Brown going to the Raiders for only 3rd and 5th round picks shows was his true value on the market was. He was never going to come close to fetching a 1st round pick the way Amari Cooper did. Yes, Brown is a better receiver, but all the other “stuff”..." March 11

  • If the Steelers are in ‘Rebuild Mode’, there is no need to extend Ben Roethlisberger’s deal

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Believe it or not, there are many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers who feel the team is officially rebuilding. Or “Rebuild Mode” as the kids are calling it these days, I think. Anyways, if this were the case, I have a recommendation for the..." March 11

  • Steelers reportedly rejected significantly better Pats' trade offer for Antonio Brown

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots were reportedly one of the teams in on the Antonio Browns sweepstakes and offered much more than what the Pittsburgh Steelers ended up getting from the Oakland Raiders. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke on the matter Monday morning on NFL Network, the..." March 11

  • Report: Redskins may be interested in pursuing Le’Veon Bell

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins are reportedly a possible destination for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. There’s no doubt that Bell is expected to be one of the top targets on the free agent market, with plenty of speculation as to where..." March 11

  • Raiders Team To Watch For Le’Veon Bell?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are a team to watch for free agent RB Le’Veon Bellin the coming days. Rapoport says that Bell will have a “ton of suitors” this offseason, but Oakland will be ready and is willing to spend for star power even..." March 11

  • Jets are divided on top free agent Le’Veon Bell: Sources

    New York Daily News "The Jets desperately need personnel upgrades to lift them out of irrelevance in 2019 and beyond, but they aren’t sold on the biggest fish in the free agency pool. The Daily News has learned that Gang Green is divided on prized free-agent running back Le’Veon Bell. Frankly,..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Brown Trade Was So Terrible for Steelers Madden Declined the Deal

    12 Up "The Oakland Raiders just got a whole lot more interesting heading into the 2019 season after reaching an agreement on a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers to bring star wide receiver Antonio Brown to Oakland.  The Steelers' return on..." March 11

  • Jets reportedly favored to land Le'Veon Bell in free agency

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets need to make a big splash this year to bolster their roster and help Sam Darnold develop into a star. Le’Veon Bell would seem to fit that bill. And, according to Peter King of Pro Football Talk, the Jets are favored to land the prized..." March 11

  • Antonio Brown trade sparks a significant drop in Raiders Super Bowl prop bet

    Pro Football Talk "One of the sports books in the Raiders’ eventual new home has quickly reacted to the news that the team will be acquiring Antonio Brown. Via Bleacher Report, the folks at Caesars Palace have reduced the Raiders’ odds of winning the Super Bowl from 75-1 to..." March 10