Steelers Rumors & News

  • Antonio Brown: DWTS helped my foot placement "Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown is back on the gridiron following a stint on ABC Network's Dancing With The Stars. Brown and Broncos linebacker Von Miller opted for a different method to stay in shape this offseason by competing in the ballroom dancing competition show. Brown was..." May 27

  • Steelers' Ladarius Green sits out OTAs after ankle surgery

    The Sports Daily "Ladarius Green, the jewel of the Steelers’ free-agent signings, isn’t participating in organized team activities because he’s recovering from ankle surgery. There’s no timetable on Green’s return, according to Jeremy Fowler of, but the tight end is expected to be back in time for..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • CNN hires Hines Ward as HLN sports contributor

    Sporting News "Hines Ward has dabbled in television since retiring from the NFL in 2012. Now the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has a new gig. CNN announced Wednesday the hiring of Ward as a sports contributor for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. Ward will provide commentary on more than just..." May 25

  • Roethlisberger 'disappointed' in suspended Steelers WR Bryant but says offense remains focused

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to mince words. He usually doesn't when it comes to Martavis Bryant. Just days before the start of last postseason, Roethlisberger said Bryant needed to “toughen up.” On Tuesday, the Steelers' franchise quarterback said he simply was “disappointed” in the young..." May 25

  • Maurkice Pouncey “doing everything” in return from broken leg

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey missed all of last season after breaking his leg in the preseason and coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this offseason that he wasn’t sure if Pouncey would participate in OTAs as a result. Pouncey’s rehab appears to have gone well because he took every snap with..." May 24

  • Le'Veon Bell still says Cincy was out to hurt him "Le'Veon Bell is back. The Steelers' Pro Bowl running back took part in portions of OTA drills Tuesday. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, Bell did individual drills, but did not work during 11-on-11 portions of practice available to the media. "They're just trying to protect me from..." May 24

  • Steelers to debut three-headed Martavis Bryant replacement at OTAs

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are healthy, happy and ready to connect a gazillion times over the next eight months. This much we know. This lethal combination is one reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers' high-powered offense won't flinch over a few questions about its roster. Completion after..." May 23

  • Steelers have avoided their traditional offseason contract restructurings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert looks at the NFL salary cap the same way he looks at his credit card. “Sooner or later,” he said, “you are going to have to pay.” In the NFL, whoever manages the best without being socked with a proverbial late fee is ahead of the game. Arguably no..." May 23

  • Steelers Second-Round Pick Sean Davis Signs Four-Year Contract

    Steelers Depot "The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their draft picks as second round selection Sean Davis has come to terms with the team on a four-year contract, according to Jeremy Fowler of Davis, who will play safety for the Steelers after playing his college football at Maryland,..." May 21

  • Could Steelers OLB Anthony Chickillo become the next Mike Vrabel?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers have had a long history of drafting defensive lineman and converting them to outside linebacker. They've had successes: Joey Porter, Clark Haggans, and Lamar Woodley. And they've had failures: Alonzo Jackson, Bruce Davis, and Steven Conley. As with most, if not all of these..." May 21

  • Several Pittsburgh Steelers make Top 40 most hated NFL players of all-time list

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Winning typically breeds hatred, and in the NFL no team has won more than the Pittsburgh Steelers. This simple fact should make the following statement not seem to be too ridiculous. When the Sporting News put together their Top 40 most hated NFL players of all-time list, the Steelers were more..." May 21

  • Steelers experimenting with robotic tackling dummies

    The Score "There's a new player on the field at Pittsburgh Steelers offseason practices, and he, or rather it, is unlike anyone else on the team. The Steelers are experimenting with something called the mobile virtual player (MVP). It's essentially a robotic tackling dummy that can move around the field..." May 20

  • James Harrison Was Threatened With a Positive Drug Test if He Recorded His PED Testing Piss Again

    The Big Lead "James Harrison, the man who wouldn’t piss on Roger Goodell if he was on fire, had to piss without his camera phone recording last night. Earlier in the year, he had recorded a random drug testing that arrived at his home. This time, he was told no bueno, and as he posted things to Instagram,..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Have the Steelers improved their defense heading into the 2016 season?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers applaud the release of Cortez Allen and Antwon Blake departing the team via free agency, but when you look at the list of defensive players who are no longer with the team, you have to ask yourself, "Did the defense get better in the offseason heading into..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams’ foundation offers free mammograms

    Charlotte Observer "Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will be back in Charlotte helping the community this weekend. Williams, through his foundation and the Charlotte Knights, will host an event Saturday providing mammography screenings for low-income, under-insured or uninsured women in the..." May 12

  • Doubts linger regarding Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be back on the field at 100 percent when the 2016 NFL season gets underway. But on a podcast with Field Yates, ESPN injury expert Stephania Bell didn’t sound so optimistic when talking about Bell’s knee and his long-term..." May 11

  • Ayers apparent? Seventh-rounder Demarcus Ayers looks to succeed Antonio Brown as Steelers punt returner

    Beaver County Times "Nearly 48 hours and a "mere" 204 picks later, the Steelers selected a player from the University of Houston in this year's NFL Draft. Just not that one. No, Demarcus Ayers isn't William Jackson III and doesn't even play defense. Jackson, of course, had been the Steelers' presumptive..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Steelers expect Antonio Brown to honor contract “without any issue”

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown agitated (sort of) for a new contract. Ultimately, after missing a minor aspect of Phase One of the offseason program, Brown showed up and adopted the Sam Bradford pretend-nothing-happened posture. The Steelers eventually shuffled around some money,..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Steelers sign four players who participated in minicamp on a tryout basis

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Sometimes all you need is a chance, and for four players who attended the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp over the weekend, that chance turned into a contract. The Steelers have signed four players to their 90-man roster who were at minicamp strictly on a tryout basis. Here are the four..." May 10

  • Steelers rookie safety Davis catches on quick

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sean Davis was asked to do plenty in college — safety, cornerback or whatever else presented itself. In the NFL, that was called Friday, or this case, the first day of Steelers rookie minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Davis, the Steelers' second-round pick in last week's NFL Draft, got..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Snoop Dogg wants to work with Le’Veon Bell on album

    The Comeback "Le’Veon Bell’s injury problems are concerning not only for him but for Steelers fans as well. However, if things should things not work out with his rehab from his torn MCL, he does have a solid back-up plan: working with Snoop Dogg on a rap album. “I’ll make it happen. I want to make sure his..." May 07

  • Pittsburgh Steelers release OL Mike Adams "It's over for Mike Adams in Pittsburgh. The Steelers released the veteran offensive tackle Thursday with a failed physical designation. Adams, a second-round pick in 2012, missed all of last year after undergoing an offseason back procedure. Spending the year on the physically unable to..." May 06

  • In the NFL draft, speed has been a prerequisite for the Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Steelers were building their dynasty in the early 1970s, coach Chuck Noll sent his scouts on the road with specific instructions. He wanted them to find athletes. It didn’t matter if they played small-college football or major-conference football. Noll wanted fast and athletic players. He..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Steelers snag Nagurski winner Tyler Matakevich in 7th round

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected linebacker Tyler Matakevich out of Temple in the seventh round (246th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Matakevich lacks ideal size and athleticism, but was highly productive in college and could turn out to be a steal of a pick for the Steelers if he can..." May 01

  • Steelers add 10 undrafted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "The completion of the draft sparks the commencement of the land rush for undrafted free agents, with teams aggressively pursuing players who weren’t among those on whom the 32 teams squatted in the seven rounds of the selection process. The Steelers are among the first to announce the signing of a..." May 01

  • Steelers Draft needs and prospects for Rounds 2 and 3

    Behind The Steel Curtain "With the Pittsburgh Steelers taking cornerback Artie Burns with their first round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft it filled a giant void on their current roster. Whether you believe the team reached to draft him in the first round, or not, doesn't matter. The simple fact they addressed the..." April 29

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    The Pittsburgh Steelers select Artie Burns, CB, Miami…

  • UM's Artie Burns drafted 25th overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "And so, a new streak of producing first round draft picks has begun for the Miami Hurricanes. Cornerback Artie Burns, who in December announced he was bypassing his senior year to enter the NFL draft, was taken with the 25th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, his..." April 29

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Steelers take Artie Burns, a corner that would have been in play for the Cardinals among others

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Draft haul could determine how Steelers proceed with Jarvis Jones

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Jarvis Jones was the Steelers’ first-round pick in 2013 and the results of the 2016 draft will likely go a long way toward determining whether the team exercises their contract option on Jones for the 2017 season. The deadline to enact the option falls on May 3 and Steelers General..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Steelers have drafting receivers 'down to a science'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In the first half of Kevin Colbert’s tenure as the Steelers general manager, he invested some high draft picks in receivers, with varying amounts of success. Plaxico Burress came in the first round of his first draft in 2000. Antwaan Randle El came in the second round in 2002 and Limas Sweed in..." April 23

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Report: 49ers, Steelers, Dolphins among teams inquiring about Josh Norman

    Pro Football Talk "The de facto release of Josh Norman by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday has dropped a top-tier free agent onto the market right before the NFL Draft. Norman became an unrestricted free agent when the Panthers removed the franchise tag on Wednesday afternoon. While there is less money and cap..." April 21

  • Le'Veon Bell spent his 4/20 getting a 'random' drug test

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell missed the first two games of the 2015 season under suspension for a marijuana arrest, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that the NFL came knocking at his door this morning. After all, it's April 20, or 4/20, the day potheads around the globe..." April 20

  • The day the Browns passed on Big Ben

    ESPN "The most decorated quarterback jersey in Cleveland contains 24 names. The list could have stopped at six: Couch, Detmer, Wynn, Pederson, Holcomb, Roethlisberger. The Browns should be drafting a playmaking safety or wide receiver for a playoff-caliber team instead of potentially the franchise's..." April 20

  • Steelers host Utah RB Devontae Booker

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While the run on defensive backs to visit the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex this month continued, one of the draft's top running backs also was welcomed into the building by the Steelers. Utah's Devontae Booker — projected as a second-round pick by — became just the fifth..." April 20

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