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  • Steelers Beat Reporter Weighs In On TJ Watt Controversy

    Heavy "On Monday Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year candidate T.J. Watt became the center of controversy when he denied a report that he skipped his exit interviews in the wake of the team’s playoff loss to the Cleveland..." January 26

  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • $0 Guaranteed In Dwayne Haskins’ Steelers Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers took a flier on quarterback Dwayne Haskins last week with an inexpensive one-year deal. His $850K contract includes no guaranteed money, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter).  It’s a pretty big drop for the former first-round..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • Steelers talking to Mike Sullivan about becoming QB coach

    Steelers Depot "With Matt Canada promoted to offensive coordinator, the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to fill his previous role of quarterbacks coach. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, the team is talking to Mike Sullivan to fill that spot. Sullivan’s most recent..." January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • TJ Watt rips reporter for falsely claiming he skipped exit interview

    Clutch Points "According to a recent report from Mark Madden of 105.9 The X, Pittsburgh Steelers standout pass rusher TJ Watt skipped his exit interview with the heralded franchise at the conclusion of the team’s 2020 campaign. However, according to Watt himself, that certainly..." January 25

  • Pittsburgh Steelers promote Matt Canada to offensive coordinator

    ESPN "The Steelers promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to be the team's offensive coordinator on Monday, the team announced. Hired in 2019, Canada spent last season as the quarterbacks coach and worked on developing Mason Rudolph and the younger..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Steelers name Alfredo Roberts tight ends coach

    Steelers "The Steelers filled one of the open positions on their coaching staff when they hired Alfredo Roberts as the new tight ends coach. Roberts replaces James Daniel, who retired after the 2020 season. Roberts spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers, including as their..." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • Pittsburgh Steelers star Maurkice Pouncey to announce retirement after 11 seasons

    Sportsnaut "It’s been a month of surprising retirements around the NFL following the 2020 regular season. That now includes one of the best centers in modern league history, Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pouncey his..." January 24

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • Pep Hamilton set for interviews with Steelers, Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton could be moving on to a new job this week. Hamilton is drawing interest for a pair of offensive coordinator openings. There was word of the Steelers’ desire to speak to Hamilton last week and NFL Media reports..." January 24

  • Former Bears Draft Pick Stephen Denmark an Intriguing Project for Steelers

    Heavy "On Thursday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they had added former Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins, news that overshadowed the other three signings that came on the same day. One of the three players signed was cornerback Stephen Denmark, a 2019..." January 23

  • Steelers LB Vince Williams Hilariously Disses Local Strip Clubs While Responding To Dwayne Haskins Signing

    Total Pro Sports "When you hear people talk about going to strip clubs to have a great time, you’ll naturally hear places like Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, or Houston. Never have you heard someone say they plan on going to Pittsburgh to visit a strip club. That conversation was brought up after the..." January 23

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Sends Stern Message To Fans Randomly Showing Up To His House

    Total Pro Sports "JuJu Smith-Schuster has a massive social media presence and following, so fans just love to interact with him. Some of those fans are taking things way too far, however, with how they are going about it. Smith-Schuster posted a message to his supporters on his Instagram story where he..." January 23

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • 3 early free agents Steelers must target in 2021 offseason

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers were one of the most volatile teams in football in 2020. Pittsburgh stormed out to an 11-0 start, overwhelming opponents with a suffocating pass rush and balanced offensive game. The Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be a rung..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • Alex Smith hopeful Dwayne Haskins can eliminate distractions

    NBC Sports Washington "  Dwayne Haskins' tumultuous two years in the nation's capital ended in December when the former first-round quarterback was released by the Washington Football Team. On the field, Haskins struggled. His decision-making was spotty at best, and his rocket arm..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • Panthers Offered Contract To Dwayne Haskins

    Charlotte Observer "Quarterback Dwayne Haskins visited with the Carolina Panthers first, but he has found a new home elsewhere. He has signed a one-year reserve/future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a visit Thursday. The Panthers previously had him in to meet with the team Jan. 11 and..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22

  • Steelers’ Vance McDonald Retires From NFL

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Author of an all-time great stiff arm, Steelers tight end Vance McDonald is retiring. The team announced McDonald’s news Friday morning. “My family and I are so grateful for everything NFL football has provided us in our life — all the memories both good and the..." January 22

  • Steelers To Interview Pep Hamilton For OC

    Steelers Depot "Add another name to the potential Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator list. According to Josina Anderson, the Steelers are reportedly asking to interview Los Angeles Chargers’ QB coach Pep Hamilton. Hamilton was one our list of six potential offensive..." January 22

  • NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday. There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their..." January 22

  • Dwayne Haskins set to visit with Steelers "The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking an early look at the QB market. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dwayne Haskins has a visit set with the Steelers on Thursday, per sources informed of the situation. In late December, Haskins was cut by the..." January 21

  • Lions to interview Steelers’ Ike Hilliard for OC role "Veteran NFL wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard will have an opportunity to interview for a coordinator role. The Lions are bringing him in for an offensive coordinator interview, according to’s Albert Breer (on Twitter). Hilliard just wrapped up his first season as..." January 21

  • Here Are The 3 “Sleeper” Teams In Potential Blockbuster Deshaun Watson Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson hasn’t fully made it clear he wants out of Houston, but the many reports and his actions seem to be headed toward a divorce with the franchise. If that is the case, there are reportedly several teams interested in trading for one of the NFL’s budding superstars at the..." January 21

  • 10 NFL Stars Who Could be Traded This Offseason

    Complex "The NFL offseason is about to be crazy thanks to the revenue streams plummeting in the wake of the pandemic’s warpath. The salary cap is projected to be around $175 million, which is going to be troublesome for the six teams already slated to be at least $20 million over that number..." January 21

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "In 2020, Cam Newton started a new chapter of his career with the New England Patriots after the Carolina Panthers released him in March. Statistically, he had his worst season when playing a majority of the games, but there were some positives. Newton didn't throw a touchdown in..." January 21

  • Steelers Now Planning To Sign QB Dwayne Haskins

    Steelers Depot "The Pittsburgh Steelers currently only have two quarterbacks under contract for the 2021 season and they might could have a third one in the coming days and one that was a former first-round selection at that. According Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on Thursday, former Washington..." January 21

  • NFL Teams That Are Poised to Decline in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While the NFL offseason provides a wellspring of hope for each team thanks to landmarks like free agency and the draft, the reality is some teams will regress. Roster losses thanks to factors like retirement and bad cap situations are the biggest signals a franchise could..." January 21

  • NFL teams need to get their injury report facts straight

    Pro Football Talk "A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team..." January 21

  • Hue Jackson Interviews for Steelers' OC Vacancy

    Bleacher Report "One week after parting ways with Randy Fichtner, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson for their vacant offensive coordinator position.  Per ESPN's Dianna Russini on Thursday,..." January 21

  • 2021 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Every Team Could Target

    Bleacher Report "With three games left to play in the 2020 NFL campaign, most teams around the league and fans have turned their attention to the 2021 draft, which will be held April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland. Next week, draft season kicks off in full force with the Senior Bowl. The..." January 21

  • Steelers interviewing Hank Fraley for OL job

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Steelers are reportedly interviewing Hank Fraley for their offensive line coach opening. The interview is set for Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. " January 21

  • Pittsburgh Steelers bringing back Keith Butler as defensive coordinator

    SI "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue their exit interviews, and with them, have come four empty coaching spots.  Following the end of their season, the Steelers have told offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley..." January 20

  • 5 best options for the Colts to replace retired Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs thanks in part to quarterback Philip Rivers experiencing a resurgence under head coach and play-caller Frank Reich. However, Rivers officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, as his mobility and physical skills were..." January 20

  • Tom Brady won't be the first QB guiding a new team in conference championships; here's how others fared

    USA Today "It's rare for an NFL quarterback to join a new team and promptly lead that squad to the NFC championship game, as Tom Brady has done for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His team will visit Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line..." January 20