Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers cornerback Taylor ready to swap earpiece for helmet

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ike Taylor can sure talk with the best of them. If you were unaware of that, watching Taylor prowl back-and-forth on the sidelines the past eight weeks with an earpiece in his left ear listening to the defensive calls and chirping at Mike Tomlin every chance he got while recovering from a..." November 26

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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

    CB Cortez Allen has surgery on a broken thumb after Titans game and he will be monitored this week, per Tomlin. Shamarko Thomas good to go.

  • Steelers essentially rewarded Blount for quitting on team

    Pro Football Talk "Six days ago, running back LeGarrette Blount was preparing to face the Titans as a member of the Steelers. Now, he’s preparing to face the Lions as a member of the Patriots. The transition happened after Blount quit on the Steelers, was cut by the Steelers, passed through waivers unclaimed,..." November 23

  • Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones' return not guaranteed in 2014

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' second-year OLB Jarvis Jones' return to the lineup has become more of a 'wait and see' approach rather than a guarantee. The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense has had its share of injuries in 2014. One of many was the dislocated wrist of second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones...." November 21

  • Report: LeGarrette Blount expected to sign with Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots got 201 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns from Jonas Gray against the Colts last week, but that doesn’t appear to have convinced them that they have all they need at running back. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that LeGarrette Blount is at the Patriots facility on Thursday..." November 20

  • Le'Veon Bell not worried about adding carries "With LeGarrette Blount out of the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride on the shoulders of Le'Veon Bell. "I don't really feel pressure," Bell said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "This is what I trained for. I didn't feel fatigued in the game or tired. As long as I continue to work..." November 20

  • LeGarrette Blount unclaimed on waivers

    Pro Football Talk "LeGarrette Blount has undeniable talent, but no team thinks he’s worth the trouble. Blount went unclaimed on waivers today, a day after the Steelers sent him packing after he headed to the locker room early on Monday night in Tennessee. Blount is now a free agent. There have been stories..." November 20

  • Pouncey: Blount's release blessing in disguise "There's a good chance we might hear more tales of LeGarrette Blount's insubordination in the coming weeks. The former Steelers running back, who was released following a moment Monday when he reportedly walked off the field before the game was over, didn't make many friends during his brief..." November 19

  • Steelers are miffed at Mike Mitchell, again

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Nine days ago, he drew the ire of Jets coach Rex Ryan and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin by blowing up New York’s victory formation, Schiano style. After last night’s win over the Titans, Mitchell blew up Twitter with aggressive..." November 19

  • Steelers rally past Titans for key win

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers wouldn't let the unthinkable happen two weeks in a row. Down 11 points to the slumping Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter Monday night and in danger of losing their second in a row to a team with a poor record, the Steelers scored two touchdowns in less than six minutes for a..." November 18

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Can tell you: someone on Steelers staff called someone on Browns staff this am and asked about Ben Tate's release (per one of the someones)

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Welp, there it is. Steelers release Blount. Joins Tate and Peterson in the bad day department. They come in threes they say

  • Maligned cornerback Allen awaits his next chance to contribute

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cortez Allen doesn't know where or when he will return to the starting lineup, but the Steelers' maligned cornerback is assured of one thing when he gets another chance: “I'll be ready.” Allen hasn't taken a single defensive snap in two games despite getting a five-year, $25 million contract..." November 16

  • Maurkice Pouncey: People wrongly judge me and my brother

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Maurkice Pouncey, one of the best centers in the NFL, endured a stretch in which adversity proved to be a tonic for complacency. The Steelers' former first-round draft pick suffered a season-ending right knee injury on the first series of the 2013 season against the Tennessee Titans. He spent..." November 16

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Reggie Bush will not play Sunday against Arizona but expected back Week 12. Steelers optimistic Troy Polamalu back Week 13 after their bye

  • Defenses adjust to limit Bell's output in Steelers offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If you can't slow him down, bump him. If you can't stop him, grab him. Not many teams have found a way to stop, or even slow down, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell when it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield. So, they are bumping him and grabbing him. “I get held a lot,”..." November 13

  • Tomlin decries Mitchell's late dive "New York Jets coach Rex Ryan called Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's last-second dive over the line of scrimmage Sunday "bush league." Steelers coach Mike Tomlin agreed with him. "It was not professional," Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "We don't want to play..." November 11

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    No Polamalu vs #Titans ---> RT @EdBouchette: #Steelers Mike Tomlin: Still out this week: Polamalu, Shazier, Ike Taylor.

  • Big Ben: Don't blame Justin Bieber "Ben Roethlisberger said there was ample blame to go around after reviewing film of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-13 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. But the veteran quarterback laughed off talk that the curse of Justin Bieber had anything to do with the deflating loss. Bieber visited a..." November 11

  • CBS airs Ravens coach John Harbaugh ripping Steelers for losing to NY Jets Sunday

    New York Daily News "John Harbaugh’s smack talk on the Steelers wasn’t supposed to see the light of day. A week after the Ravens were pummeled by their rival by 20 points, each team’s fortunes were reversed on Sunday, and it had Harbaugh all fired up as he ripped Pittsburgh, but the comments, intended for the team..." November 11

  • Jets finally put it all together with shocking 20-13 win over Steelers

    Newark Star-Ledger "The big Pittsburgh party scheduled for Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium didn't exactly go as planned. Oh, there were plenty of Steelers fans here—the place was maybe half Terrible Towels, maybe more—and one team kept turning the ball over and couldn't get off the field on third down. Only..." November 10

  • Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t thrilled to see James Harrison in for an offensive play on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was an emergency long snapper for the Steelers in 2008. He was used in a different role Sunday — as a blocking tight end and potential pass target near the goal line. Harrison appeared to be the intended target on an aborted pass play on first-and-goal..." November 10

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin bans dancing on kickoffs "Seeing players dance to the stadium music while they warm up for a kickoff is not unusual. But it's about to be banned in Pittsburgh. After Jacoby Jones torched the Steelers on a 108-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter Sunday, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin appeared to blame his..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier out for Steelers in Week 10 vs. Jets

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Two constants on the Steelers' defense this season have been the presence of Troy Polamalu in the Steelers' secondary and the shaky health-status of rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. Neither will play Sunday when the Steelers travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets in Week 10. Polamalu (knee)..." November 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Doesn’t sound like the injury for #Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is a serious one. Just a twisted ankle was how it was described. Minor.

  • Roethlisberger goes wild again in 43-23 win over Ravens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What Ben Roethlisberger did with no pressure and all the time he needed in the pocket against the Colts bordered on the ridiculous. What he did against the Ravens while under constant siege — dirt on his jersey, a limp in his step, his hands readjusting a rattled jaw — bordered on the..." November 03

  • LeGarrette Blount on Terrell Suggs: “He’s known to be a dirty player”

    Pro Football Talk "Last night’s Steelers-Ravens game was heating up any way, but nearly boiled over when Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs dove at the legs of an on-his-way down Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount. That play triggered the first of several fights and near-fights, but Suggs said afterward he..." November 03

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Tomlin just said Marcus Gilbert will start at RT, not Mike Adams, when he returns.

  • Steelers hand kickoff return duties to LeGarrette Blount

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have been miserable running back kickoffs this season, averaging just 17.5 yards a return. As a result, they’ve made a change on the special teams depth chart. Dri Archer, who has been the primary return man so far this year, is being replaced with running back LeGarrette Blount...." October 25

  • Ryan Shazier probable for Sunday vs. Colts

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Steelers’ defensive starters is set to return. Rookie left inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (sprained MCL) is probable for Sunday’s game vs. Indianapolis, according to the injury report.He has practiced fully in each of the last two days. The Steelers’ first-round pick in May,..." October 25

  • Steelers free safety Mitchell is still settling into role on defense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Mitchell isn't the player he was last season in Carolina, and he knows it. The Steelers don't want him to be. As the free safety in the NFL's No. 2 defense last season, he often played much closer to the line of scrimmage, more heavily involved in the playmaking, more active in getting..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Lawyer: Pouncey brothers won’t be charged in South Beach club fracas

    Miami Herald "Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, accused over the summer of roughing up a clubgoer at their South Beach birthday party, will not be charged in the incident, according to the football stars' defense attorney. "As expected, the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney has determined that the Pouncey..." October 22

  • Steelers give their Nation reasons for hope

    Behind The Steel Curtain "During the Steelers' impressive performance Monday night, facing a Houston Texans team that's probably stronger than many people had suspected, the most intriguing aspect might have been the Steelers' obvious commitment to distributing substantial snaps among a broad complement of players on their..." October 21

  • Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Call them the 73 seconds that potentially saved a season. The Steelers lacked a pass rush, running game, viable second receiving option for Ben Roethlisberger, any semblance of an offensive identity and a solution for holding off J.J. Watt. Fans were booing loudly, Antonio Brown was throwing..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Gay endorses domestic violence app

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers cornerback Williams Gay helped the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh launch its national RUSafe App, which is designed to connect potential victims of domestic violence to emergency helpline. Gay said he agreed to become a spokesman for the app because there wasn't a..." October 19

  • Starkey: Ward's comments hit hard, but were they accurate?

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "To say Ben Roethlisberger was displeased with ex-teammate Hines Ward's recent critique is an understatement. A radical one. Roethlisberger, standing at his locker after practice Friday, made it clear that he believes Ward not only is clueless on Steelers matters but also the kind of guy..." October 19

  • Seahawks say trading Percy Harvin was tough, we wish him well

    Pro Football Talk "Privately, the Seahawks appear to have grown sick and tired of Percy Harvin’s antics. Publicly, they’re saying nothing negative about him as he heads out the door. As both teams have confirmed that Harvin was traded to the Jets, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider released a statement..." October 18

  • Steelers' Tuitt to get first start vs. Texans

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "On Sept. 30, 2001, the Steelers played Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In the their first game after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they beat the Bills for the first of five consecutive victories en route to a 13-3 record and an AFC Central Division title. That day more than 13 years ago also..." October 18

  • Le’Veon Bell to waive preliminary hearing in pot, DUI case

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing into the marijuana and DUI charges he faces as a result of his August 20 arrest near Pittsburgh, but his lawyer said that it won’t be necessary. Attorney Robert Del Greco told the Associated Press that his client..." October 15

  • Steelers benching Cortez Allen wouldn't hurt his development

    Behind The Steel Curtain "It wasn't too far back - although long enough younger fans may not remember or care now - then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher made the decision to bench cornerback Ike Taylor after a string of poorly played games in 2006. He was coming off a contract extension, and whether he was pressing too hard,..." October 14

  • Roethlisberger: Pretty sure Bradshaw doesn't want me to win 4 Super Bowls "It doesn't look like the frosty relationship between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw is going to thaw off anytime soon. On the season premiere of Jim Rome on Showtime, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Roethlisberger joined Rome via satellite and had some..." October 14

  • Cleveland Browns' Brian Hoyer on the 31-10 rout of Pittsburgh: 'To beat those guys that way feels good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, who knows how to hate the Steelers as much as anyone else from these parts, stopped on his way off the field to high-five, fist-bump and cheer with a bunch of fans stationed behind a "This is Hoyer Country'' sign. "It was very cool,'' said Hoyer, who will have..." October 13

  • Gene Collier: Steelers need Todd Haley to take a hike

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Getting a nice jump on ghoul season, the Browns piped in part of the original score from “Halloween” every time the alleged Steelers offense faced a third-down situation Sunday, making No. 7 in white the focal point of a Creepshow no one will soon forget. But don’t blame Ben Roethlisberger..." October 13

  • LeGarrette Blount wants the ball more

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' running game has been working well this season, so from one perspective, why fix what ain't broken One person may not see it that way. John Phillips of 93.7 The Fan was at the Steelers' South Side facility Friday and he spoke with running back LeGarrette Blount. Phillips..." October 11

  • Steelers' special teams offering little return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers' special teams ­­— aside from the rare exceptions — haven't been as advertised during the preseason. The addition of rookie Dri Archer, coupled with an explosive Antonio Brown, was supposed to give the Steelers an advantage in the return game. Neither has affected field position,..." October 11

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Heavier workload is ringing true for Steelers running back Bell

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell ripped off a 29-yard gain on his final carry of the first quarter in Jacksonville, exactly the kind of breakaway run the Steelers drafted him for 18 months ago. It was his 11th run of 10 yards or more this season. He didn't get the ball again until the third quarter. Bell..." October 09