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  • Agent confirms Le'Veon Bell will likely skip training camp, report to Steelers for Week 1

    CBS Sports "After failing to sign him to a long-term contract before the franchise-tag deadline on Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers probably won't be seeing star running back Le'Veon Bell until just before Week 1 of the upcoming season. On Tuesday, Bell's..." July 18

  • Antonio Brown Smiled His Way Onto The Cover Of ‘Madden 19’

    Uproxx "Over the course of the 30 years it has existed, the iconic Madden franchise has sought out some of the most dynamically skilled and vibrant personalities in the NFL to grace its cover. For Madden 19, the obvious choice was Antonio Brown. Complimenting his explosive..." July 18

  • Report: Steelers offered Bell $45M over 1st 3 years of contract

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell's request for $15 million a season was met by the Steelers in their proposed offer. Sort of.  On Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport offered more specifics from Pittsburgh's offer to Bell that he and his agent ultimately rejected on Tuesday. Bell will..." July 18

  • Former Steeler Gabe Rivera dead at 57

    Pro Football Talk "Former Steelers defensive end Gabe Rivera died in San Antonio on Monday at the age of 57. Rivera’s wife Nancy confirmed her husband’s death to KENS after earlier saying he was in critical condition since being taken to the hospital with a perforated bowel last..." July 17

  • Final Le’Veon Bell offer had $10M fully guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "When a report of a Steelers offer of five years and $70 million to running back Le'Veon Bell surfaced on Monday, there was no word of how much of that money was fully guaranteed. Bell’s agent Adisa Barkari didn’t say in a Tuesday radio interview, but said the total..." July 17

  • Bell plans to skip training camp but won't miss games

    The Score "As he did last year, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is tentatively planning to skip training camp and then report to the team in time for the regular season, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Bell and the Steelers failed to strike a long-term agreement Monday..." July 17

  • Antonio Brown: Le'Veon Bell will be 'extremely motivated' in 2018

    Yardbarker "Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to come to terms on a long-term contract ahead of Monday’s deadline. The talented running back will now play under the franchise tag for the second straight season for $14.5 million, much to his dismay. Antonio Brown nevertheless..." July 17

  • Would the Steelers rescind the franchise tender for Le’Veon Bell?

    Pro Football Talk "With running back Le'Veon Bell refusing to commit to the Steelers for five years and $70 million (asterisk), there’s another question to consider: Will the Steelers ultimately refuse to commit to Bell for one year and $14.5 million? The options available to Bell regarding..." July 17

  • Is Le'Veon Bell's replacement on the roster? Time to find out.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Now that the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell have failed to agree on a long-term contract, the short-term focus shifts to the players that will be at training camp next week. Bell is ex­pected to sign his tender be­fore the reg­u­lar sea­son..." July 17

  • Le’Veon Bell: This will be my best season

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent said that the “practical reality” is that the 2018 season will be his final one in Pittsburgh because no long-term deal was reached before Monday’s deadline. If that’s the case, Bell says he will be going out..." July 16

  • Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a monstrous $70 million deal from the Steelers

    CBS Sports "We can probably all agree that $70 million is a lot of money, but apparently, it wasn't enough to get Le'Veon Bell to sign a new deal in Pittsburgh.  According to, the Steelers made one final offer to Bell on Monday, just hours before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET..." July 16

  • Bell's agent: 2018 will likely be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler

    The Score "After Monday's franchise tag deadline expired without a new long-term contract for Le'Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back has made it clear that the upcoming season will almost certainly be his last with the franchise. Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, told..." July 16

  • No Deals For Bell, Lawrence, Ansah, Or Joyner

    Pro Football Rumors "None of this year’s franchise tagged players agreed to extensions with their respective teams before Monday’s deadline. That means Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, and Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner will..." July 16

  • Le’Veon Bell Could Sit Out First Half Of Season?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN mentioned during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he thinks it’s a possibility that Steelers franchise RB Le’Veon Bell could sit out the first half of the 2018 season if they can’t get a long-term deal done before today’s..." July 16

  • Report: Steelers unlikely to reach long-term deal with Le’Veon Bell

    Larry Brown Sports "Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a race against the clock to come to terms on a long-term contract. Bell received the exclusive franchise tag by the Steelers, meaning the two sides will have until 4 p.m. on Monday to agree to a long-term contract or Bell will..." July 16

  • Steelers Increased Offer To Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "Less than 18 hours remain until the 2018 franchise tag extension deadline, and the impasse between the Steelers and Le’Veon Bell persists after nearly two full offseasons’ worth of negotiations. The Steelers and Bell resumed talks again this week, and the team is..." July 16

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • Mike Tomlin hints that Le’Veon Bell may be signed by Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers and superstar running back Le’Veon Bell going down to the buzzer for the second straight offseason, head coach Mike Tomlin remains confident about a resolution. In an interview this weekend with Bruce Rader of WAVY-TV in Virginia, Tomlin..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Scarlett Johansson quits Pittsburgh-based 'Rub & Tug' film

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ten days ago we told you about a new Pittsburgh-based movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Well forget it. She has decided to back out of the project. The movie is entitled “Rub & Tug.” Johansson was supposed to play Dante “Tex” Gill. Gill was..." July 14

  • Steelers, Le’Veon Bell Making Progress On Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "A final-day extension for Le’Veon Bell remains possible, despite recent projections that such an agreement wasn’t feasible for the Steelers. However, it’s likely going to come down to Monday, a day that figures to determine the Steelers’ future at running..." July 14

  • Steelers still developing lineup

    Yardbarker "The Steelers have a long history of developing wideouts, but heading into the 2018 campaign, they’re faced with a question mark in the slot, as Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune writes. While superstar Antonio Brown and 2017 second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster are locked in as..." July 12

  • Le'Veon Bell's ex-teammate on why contract stalemate 'is a good and bad situation' for him

    CBS Sports "Just like a year ago, Le'Veon Bell was a no-show at offseason workouts. The Steelers' running back -- one of the most dynamic players in the NFL -- is looking for a long-term deal and as long as he and the team remain at odds, Bell plans to work out on his own..." July 10

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Steelers superstar Antonio Brown not worried about age after hitting 30

    Clutch Points "Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown has established himself as arguably the best player at his position over the last several seasons. However, he has now entered his 30s on Tuesday where things could shift physically for him as his body takes on more wear and..." July 10

  • Why the Le'Veon Bell contract negotiation has been so difficult to resolve

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s July and that means NBA players are raking in the money during the league’s free-agency period. And it’s not just LeBron James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for $153 million over four years, all of it guaranteed. Role players are making more money than..." July 10

  • Report: Steelers have restarted contract talks with Le'Veon Bell

    247 Sports "The clock is running out on Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it appears that the both sides are trying to make something happen before the July 16 deadline. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Bell and the Steelers have restarted..." July 09

  • Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell expected to hold out through training camp if no deal is done

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers are still trying to work things out with star running back Le’Veon Bell in terms of his long-term future with the team. Bell was franchise tagged for the second straight year and now it appears he may be going through the same situation with Pittsburgh..." July 09

  • Le’Veon Bell will likely holdout of training camp completely

    Sportsnaut "By now it’s well known that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is not happy about his current contract situation. Set to make $14.54 million this coming season after being handed the franchise tag, Bell is earning the largest single-year contract among NFL..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Big Ben listening to his body, trainers as he prepares for 2018

    247 Sports "Ben Roethlisberger, like many young professional athletes, used to feel invincible. But like many of us, time has a way of changing people, as Big Ben no longer the carefree 23-year-old who sustained a serious injury while suffering an accident while riding his motorcycle in the summer of 2006...." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Jerome Bettis urges Steelers, Le’Veon Bell to work things out

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell have 12 days left in their second annual effort to work out a long-term deal that replaces the franchise tag. Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis thinks they should. “Neither one of you are as good by yourself..." July 04

  • Antonio Brown receives gold cleats from Nike in honor of 99 Madden rating

    Sportress of Blogitude "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown recently became a first-time member of the “Madden 99 Club” of the iconic  video game franchise. To commemorate the esteemed honor, Nike presented the superstar wideout with a pair of custom gold cleats. New..." July 03

  • Appreciative Keion Adams seeks spot in Steelers linebacker rotation

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "By not selecting an outside linebacker in the NFL Draft, the Steelers gave a vote of confidence to untested second-year player Keion Adams. It was a gesture Adams, who spent his rookie season on injured reserve, appreciated. It also was one he vowed not to take for..." July 02

  • Kam Chancellor’s legacy with Seahawks will be one of intimidation, big hits

    Seattle Times "I don’t know what was said during the toast. I don’t know what type of bubbly they uncorked. I don’t know if any of them got together in person or all just gathered via Skype. But I have to believe that, at some point Sunday, every pass-catcher in the NFL raised a..." July 02

  • Morgan Burnett's success with Steelers hinges on expectations

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "I'm a big fan of the Steelers' acquisition of former Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett. Apparently, my opinion is not universally accepted. Bleacher Report did a profile of one player per team in the NFL most likely to disappoint during the 2018 season. Their choice for the Steelers was..." June 30

  • Le'Veon Bell must come off $17 million per year demand to get Steelers extension

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le’Veon Bell told the NFL Network he is optimistic that he will get a long-term contract done with the Steelers, presumably on or very close to his terms. That means there is at least one person on the planet who believes a contract will get done before the July 16..." June 30

  • Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirms interesting changes to Pittsburgh’s defense

    Clutch Points "From the Steel Curtain to this new-aged Pittsburgh Steelers defense under head coach Mike Tomlin—changes are inevitable. This is especially the case for a Steelers crew forced to move on without Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier, and Tomlin isn’t afraid about discussing the..." June 29

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Ryan Shazier not happy over his 85 rating in Madden NFL 19

    247 Sports "Ryan Shazier has a legit beef with the makers of Madden NFL 19.  Shazier, the Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker, issued the following message to the game's Twitter handle on Thursday. Shazier is upset over his ranking in the NFL's hit video..." June 29

  • Tom Brady And Aaron Rodgers Headline The Seven Players With 99 Ratings In ‘Madden NFL 19’

    Uproxx "The biggest honor in sports video games might be receiving a 99 rating in a Madden game. EA Sports hands out a few 99s each year as a way to signify the NFL players they believe are in a class of their own. This year, the honor went out to seven players in Madden NFL 19, four of..." June 27

  • Le'Veon Bell optimistic about getting a new deal with Steelers

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell expressed optimism about receiving a longterm deal from the Steelers before the July 16 deadline.  Speaking to NFL Network after receiving his No.5 finish on the network's Top 100 list, Bell -- who was dining at Benihana upon hearing his ranking on the..." June 26

  • Kevin Gorman: Karl Dunbar carries on Steelers' DL legacy

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Legacy is not lost on Karl Dunbar, not with his extensive ties to the Steelers and their legends on the defensive line. Dunbar isn't one of those legends, despite being drafted by the Steelers in the eighth round in 1990. But his position coach was Joe Greene, the..." June 24

  • Late-season matchup with Steelers looms large for Chargers

    ESPN "With the offseason in full swing, the month-long break provides some time for self-analysis for both players and coaches. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he will find time for rest and relaxation, but will also use free time to take a closer look at his roster before..." June 24

  • Tucker: ‘I love the game’

    Steelers "A Closer Look: Marcus Tucker Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 1st Year College: Northern Michigan Twitter Handle: @JustHaveUno Who is your football mentor or inspiration? Darrius Heyward-Bey. He comes in every day, works hard. He was a..." June 23

  • Watt and Dupree are switching positions

    Yardbarker "Two key Steelers will be changing positions. Pittsburgh’s outside linebacker starters, Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, will swap spots, with Dupree shifting to the right outside linebacker role and Watt moving to the left side, Tim Benz of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes. Dupree’s..." June 23