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  • Ravens will spend bye week working to clean up passing game

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are 5-1 as they head into their bye week, but there’s one area of their game they’d like to sharpen up before returning to action against the Steelers in Week Eight. Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s completion percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating are..." October 20

  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Three inside linebackers Steelers should consider trading for before the deadline

    CBS Sports "The Steelers, after a disastrous start to the 2019 season, made several trades to help right the ship prior to the deadline. After an 0-2 start, the Steelers made the unorthodox decision to trade their 2020 first-round pick to Miami in exchange for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who on..." October 20

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • Myles Garrett: No problems, animosity with Steelers Sunday

    Akron Beacon Journal "The gesture would have been innocuous in nearly any other circumstance. No move is meaningless when the Browns meet the Pittsburgh Steelers, given the rivalry’s storied history of animosity. But a pregame conversation that would be overlooked against any other foe was notable..." October 19

  • Mike Tomlin: Defense answered the challenge Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers came into Sunday’s game with a 4-0 record, but they weren’t happy with the way their defense played late in last week’s win over the Eagles. There wasn’t much to dislike about this week’s outing. They allowed the Browns 220 yards while..." October 18

  • Steelers' Devin Bush set for season-ending surgery after tearing ACL in win over Browns

    CBS Sports "Devin Bush, the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting inside linebacker, suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Browns, per CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora. The injury will require season-ending surgery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter...." October 18

  • Who will be last undefeated team standing?

    USA Today "The NFL's group of unblemished teams is down to an elite quartet. After five weeks, the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans are the last remaining outfits yet to be dealt a defeat this season. But the road for all of them is about to get..." October 18

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • Odell Beckham Jr. to Return to Browns Facility After 2nd Negative COVID-19 Test

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has received clearance to play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after getting his second negative COVID-19 test result since leaving Thursday's practice with an unspecified..." October 17

  • Inside the journey of Steelers' Chase Claypool, from Canada to NFL record books

    ESPN "Before Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns in a single football game, he scored 10 in a game. He probably would have scored more too, if Khul Sanghera hadn't limited his touches. "He didn't touch the ball a lot, but when he did, he made the best of..." October 17

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." October 17

  • Diontae Johnson, David DeCastro out for Steelers on Sunday

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers are finishing up their preparation for their Week 6 matchup against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday at Heinz Field. In the final injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR department, two players carry an injury status for..." October 16

  • Steelers want to ‘Inflict Punishment’ on injured Browns QB Baker Mayfield

    Heavy "Baker Mayfield is not at 100 percent, which the Pittsburgh Steelers are well aware of. So when the Cleveland Browns head to Heinz Field on Sunday, expect the Steelers to be hitting Mayfield early and often. “I’m not a doctor,” Steelers..." October 16

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • Myles Garrett focused on Ben Roethlisberger, not Mason Rudolph "Myles Garrett hasn’t contemplated whether or not he’d approach Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the field Sunday and say anything about their helmet incident from Nov. 14. "I haven’t thought about it,'' he said Friday on a video conference...." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Chase Claypool can’t sneak up on anyone anymore

    TribLIVE "By sheer size, Chase Claypool is difficult to miss. At 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, the rookie second-round draft pick from Notre Dame is the tallest wide receiver on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. His long stride, 80-inch wingspan and 4.42 speed also make him impossible to ignore on the..." October 16

  • What was happening the last time the Cleveland Browns won in Pittsburgh?

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in what is arguably the best matchup of Week 6. (A strong case could be made for Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers. But, let's no split hairs here and just enjoy a good Sunday of football.) The Steelers..." October 15

  • NFL's best deep threats: DK Metcalf, Michael Gallup lead top 10 "The 2020 NFL season has been a unique one, but what has long been common in this game is the excitement generated by the big play, and we've seen plenty from some of the league's finest in this campaign. In fact, as my colleague Cynthia Frelund pointed out this week,..." October 15

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL.'s Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger Says Antonio Brown Was Selfish; Praises Teammates

    Black Sports Online "Ben Roethlisberger looks content with his Pittsburgh Steelers. Antonio Brown is a free agent and the likelihood of returning to his former team is out the window. Totalprosports reported “Roethlisberger was happy seeing fourth-year wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster be so..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers will have multiple guys blocking Myles Garrett: “He is that good”

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "There will only be a little more than 5,000 fans in attendance at Heinz Field on Sunday for the Steelers' game against the Browns because of COVID-19 restrictions. But the expectation is that they'll sound like a crowd of 65,000 raining boos down on Cleveland defensive end Myles..." October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • Chase Claypool named AFC offensive player of the week

    CBS Pittsburgh "It’s been a big week for Steelers rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool. After putting up four touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Steelers’ 38-29 victory, Claypool was named the AFC Offensive Player Of The Week. " October 14

  • NFL reportedly has no plans to implement playoff bubble

    Yardbarker "The idea of holding the NFL playoffs in a bubble is one that has been discussed more as positive coronavirus cases keep popping up, but there has been no indication that the league is seriously considering it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and..." October 14

  • Super Bowl in New Orleans pushed back a year to 2025 over Mardi Gras conflict "The city of New Orleans will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024, but instead 2025 after the NFL approved the city's plan to move hosting back a year due to a conflict with Mardi Gras parades, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Wednesday. The 2024 Super..." October 14

  • NFL to reimagine 2021 Pro Bowl; '22 Pro Bowl awarded to Las Vegas "The NFL Pro Bowl presented by Verizon brings together NFL players, their families and fans for a fun and interactive celebration of the best players in the game. Over the last several months, the NFL has innovated the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual..." October 14

  • Should these teams sign Le’Veon Bell?

    Sportsnaut "It doesn’t take a genius to realize that embattled New York Jets head coach Adam Gase didn’t have a great relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell. In fact, there were rumors surrounding the Jets this past offseason that they were looking to move on from..." October 14

  • 6 NFL Teams That Should Sign Le'Veon Bell

    Complex "Le'Veon Bell is now a free agent after the New York Jets just released him this evening. This move isn't a total surprise because Bell clearly wanted out and the team was trying to trade him. With the amount of money Bell was owed, a trade was never going to happen. However, this could..." October 14

  • Potential Landing Spots for Le'Veon Bell

    Bleacher Report "Two years ago, running back Le'Veon Bell decided he'd rather sit out the season than play on the franchise tag. The move landed him his coveted big-money deal in free agency, but less than two years after signing with the New York Jets, he is again out of..." October 14

  • Le'Veon Bell released; five most logical landing spots for Jets Pro Bowl running back

    CBS Sports "The Le'Veon Bell experiment in New York has simply been a square peg, round hole situation from Day 1. Upon signing his four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets in March of 2019, there was immediate discontent between the front office and head coach Adam Gase, who..." October 13

  • Here are the 5 most-likely Matt Ryan trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Could the Atlanta Falcons trade star signal caller Matt Ryan? It’s a question that will be raised on the NFL rumor mill for the next several months after Atlanta fired head coach Dan Quinn. Falcons owner Arthur Blank would not commit to Ryan beyond the 2020 NFL..." October 13

  • 3 possible trade destinations for QB Dwayne Haskins

    Yahoo! Sports "The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the..." October 13

  • NFL considering Dallas, L.A. for potential playoff bubble

    SI "Los Angeles, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, are among the cities being considered to host neutral-site bubbles beginning in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, according to The Athletic's Lindsay Jones and Daniel Kaplan.  The NFL is reportedly continuing to..." October 13

  • Mike Tomlin on Myles Garrett: We’re not looking for reality TV storylines "Mike Tomlin made it clear Tuesday he’s not making this week about facing Myles Garrett for the first time since the helmet incident of last season. "We’re not looking for that low-hanging fruit or that reality TV storyline,'' he told Steelers reports on a..." October 13

  • NFL could add additional weeks to regular season "According to a source familiar with the NFL's scheduling scenarios, when the league decided Sunday morning not to play Broncos-Patriots on Monday night, it debated an indefinite postponement, which would essentially have put the "Week 18" scenario in play. Instead, the..." October 12

  • Steelers WR Chase Claypool Posts Hilarious Photoshop Trolling Tom Brady After Huge Game Vs. Eagles

    Total Pro Sports "Chase Claypool had a performance on Sunday that we have not seen in quite some time. The former Notre Dame star hauled in seven passes for 110 yards, and he ended the 39-28 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles with four touchdowns. He became the first rookie in Steelers history to..." October 12