Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers get Roethlisberger another weapon with JuJu Smith-Schuster

    ESPN "NFL draft prospect JuJu Smith-Schuster was born in Long Beach, California, and attended high school there before starring collegiately at nearby USC. That's a lot of time spent near the Pacific Ocean, so it was hardly surprising to see the way Smith-Schuster celebrated after the Pittsburgh..." April 29

  • Steelers OT responds to Myles Garrett wanting to sack Ben Roethlisberger

    Yardbarker "Defensive end Myles Garrett getting selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns automatically pairs him up against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice per season. Coincidentally enough, Big Ben is the quarterback Garrett said he first wishes to meet. Roethlisberger’s..." April 29

  • Steelers bring Keenan Lewis in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers added a cornerback to the roster on Friday when they drafted Cam Sutton in the third round and they’re spending some time on Saturday with one of their former third-round picks at the position as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has Keenan..." April 29

  • Steelers nab possible successor to Big Ben with Joshua Dobbs

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Steelers may have landed their heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers selected Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs with the No. 135 pick in the 2017 NFL draft on Saturday in hopes he can develop into a long-term option. The reaction to this pick was mixed with discussion..." April 29

  • Did Martavis Bryant throw some shade at Sammie Coates?

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A Steelers receiver caused a little stir Friday night on social media, and it wasn’t Antonio Brown. As soon as Franco Harris announced that the Steelers were going with a wideout for their second-round pick, JuJu Smith-Schuster, the conversation turned to the crowded position group. Antonio..." April 29

  • Steelers keep cancer surviving running back James Conner in Pittsburgh

    Pro Football Talk "James Conner is leaving college football, but he’s not leaving the facility where he practiced or the stadium where he played. The Steelers have made the former running back a third-round pick in the draft. Conner’s story is well-documented; he survived cancer to return to football. " April 29

  • T.J. Watt: Playing Texans on Christmas will be “really cool and a weird day”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made linebacker T.J. Watt a first-round pick on Thursday night and that means Christmas will be a family reunion for some members of the Watt family. The Texans will be hosting the Steelers on Christmas Day, which will provide T.J. and his older brother J.J. a chance to play in the..." April 28

  • J.J. Watt tells Steelers' Antonio Brown to treat brother T.J. like rookie

    ESPN "Apparently two NFL superstars could now be plotting against Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt. Watt's brother, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, said he texted Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with ways to treat T.J. like a rookie. "Look over my brother, make sure to haze..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Steelers first-round pick TJ Watt likely to succeed Harrison in 2018

    Fanrag Sports "T.J. Watt unquestionably has the bloodlines to be a premier NFL player and the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping he can follow in the footsteps of his older brother. The Steelers selected the outside linebacker from Wisconsin with their first-round pick, 30th overall, on Thursday night in the NFL..." April 28

  • If top-pass rushers are gone, expect Steelers to pick 'Bama cornerback

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Will it be the converted defensive end or the standard two-point stance outside linebacker who is chosen with the No. 30 overall pick? Or perhaps it will be the cornerback who excels in press coverage that hears his name called late Thursday night by the Steelers. Don't like those options?..." April 27

  • Doubts about Ladarius Green may lead Steelers to draft a tight end

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green to a four-year, $20 million contract, thinking that meant they had found Heath Miller’s replacement at tight end. It hasn’t worked out that way. Green missed 10 games in the regular season and all three games in the postseason, and now the Steelers..." April 27

  • NFL to honor late Steelers owner Dan Rooney during the draft

    Sportsnaut "Former Pittsburgh Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. A transcendent figure around the sports world, those within football took time to pay their respects following his death. An Ambassador to Ireland under Barack Obama, the former president..." April 27

  • Deep class of defensive backs offers Steelers options to address secondary

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Since 1936, the year the NFL first held a draft, the Steelers have never selected defensive backs in the first round in consecutive years. That could change Thursday. One year after the Steelers chose cornerback Artie Burns with the No. 25 overall pick they could double down with another corner..." April 26

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated after drug suspension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that WR Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL. According to the release, Bryant can join the Steelers at their training facility and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities." April 25

  • Le’Veon Bell Says His Songs Are Better Than Any Other Athlete's

    Complex "Eric Dickerson knows a thing or two when it comes to football. The Hall of Famer recently called Le’Veon Bell the best running back in the NFL, and although many Dallas Cowboys fans may disagree, it’s pretty hard to argue with the famous No. 29. Bell is one of the only “complete” running backs in..." April 25

  • Steelers have no information on Martavis Bryant reinstatement

    Observer Reporter "The Pittsburgh Steelers had hoped for some clarity in regard to the status of suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant sometime before the NFL draft. But with the draft now two days away, the Steelers have heard nothing from the league regarding Bryant’s reinstatement from suspension. Because..." April 25

  • Steelers Pick Up LB Ryan Shazier’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up LB Ryan Shazier‘s fifth-year option, according to Albert Breer. This was an easy move for the Steelers, Shazier is one of the game’s best young linebackers and core player for their defense. The fifth-year option is guaranteed only for injury and won’t..." April 24

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for rift with hometown

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County's sports hall of fame. He says he was hurt..." April 24

  • Steelers still haven’t gotten word on Bryant

    Observer Reporter "The Pittsburgh Steelers are finalizing their preparations for the NFL Draft. But as they do so, they still have not gotten word from the NFL in regard to the availability of wide receiver Martavis Bryant, something that will have a definite effect on what they might do this weekend. General..." April 24

  • Steelers can dig deep for cornerbacks in draft

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Bucking history, the Steelers last season took a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time in 20 years. Could they make it two in a row this year? Although the Steelers have addressed edge rusher as a high draft need defensively, they also could seek help in the..." April 23

  • Steelers to play on Christmas again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The NFL turned into a grinch for the Steelers again. They were the only team to play on all three holidays during the 2016 season, but they did not earn much sympathy from the league, which scheduled them to play at Houston late Christmas afternoon this year. Instead of playing on Dec. 23 or..." April 21

  • Georgia Tech defensive ends, Utah outside linebacker visit the Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers are playing host to three more college prospects Wednesday, including two defensive linemen from Georgia Tech. Defensive ends Francis Kallon and Patrick Gamble of Georgia Tech and outside linebacker Pita Taumoepenu of Utah are at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. All are projected..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Ross Cockrell signs one-year tender with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell signed his one-year tender and will remain with the Steelers for the 2017 season. Cockrell had been a restricted free agent and will earn $1.79 million on the one-year deal. He had until Friday to sign with another team. Cockrell, who started all 16 games at..." April 18

  • Antonio Brown’s Pregnant Baby Mama Vents on IG About Him Leaving Her For IG Model Jena Frumes

    Black Sports Online "Long story short. Antonio Brown has four kids. Two with Shameika Brailsford and two with Chelsie Kyriss. Kyriss and Brown have been together for a while (6 years according to her) and actually in Kyriss mind they are still are together one small problem though. Brown has been dating IG..." April 18

  • Goodell on Dan Rooney: 'Never met a better man in my life'

    ALL 22 "Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney had a great impact on many in the NFL, including commissioner Roger Goodell. “I’ve never met a better man in my life,” Goodell said to The MMQB’s Peter King. Rooney passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. He is one of the most respected men in all of..." April 17

  • Public viewing for Steelers' Rooney set for Monday

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review " A public viewing for Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney will be held Monday. The Rooney family will receive friends and members of the public from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the PNC Champions Club, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh. " April 17

  • Steelers return game could use an upgrade

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There are all kinds of hidden yards in NFL games. A team might rank among the best teams in the league in moving the ball, but it might not translate into scoring for a variety of reasons. One of them is average starting field position. So while the Steelers again ranked among the best teams in..." April 16

  • Martavis Bryant met with NFL this week in bid for reinstatement

    Sporting News "Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant posted on Snapchat that he was in New York City and had a “big day” upcoming. He wasn’t kidding. A source told Sporting News Bryant met Thursday with the NFL’s Management Council as part of his efforts for reinstatement..." April 15

  • Roethlisberger: I owe Dan Rooney 'such a debt of gratitude'

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called into KDKA on Friday to share what chairman Dan Rooney meant to him. “It’s a sad time in Pittsburgh for Steelers fans, Steeler nation, all over the world, it just feels like we’ve lost a big part of our soul and who we are,”..." April 15

  • Joe Greene mourns Dan Rooney: 'A special person'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mean Joe Greene cried. The greatest Steelers player of them all weeped on the phone from Texas on Thursday as he slowly described his emotional, final visit with Dan Rooney on Saturday. “He was in a facility in Green Tree,” Greene said, pausing often to collect himself. “He recognized me..." April 14

  • Art Rooney II: My father “gave his heart and soul” to team, league, city

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers chairman and Ambassador Dan Rooney died on Thursday at the age of 84. His son, Art II, honored him with a simple but strong statement released through the team. “It is a sad day for my family and me,” Art Rooney II said. “My father meant so much to all of us, and so much to so many..." April 14

  • Dan Rooney convinced Bill Cowher to draft Ben Roethlisberger

    The Sports Daily "Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84, already was in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when a stroke of his leadership set the Steelers on the path to their fifth and sixth championships. Head coach Bill Cowher and director of football operations Kevin Colbert were ready to..." April 14

  • Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At Age 84

    CBS Pittsburgh "Steelers nation has lost a legend, as chairman and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney has died at the age of 84. Long before he ran the Steelers, Dan Rooney ran the offense on the football team at North Catholic High School. He was a high-regarded quarterback, as if he’d been born..." April 13

  • Steelers' Golson stopped with handgun at airport, not arrested

    TMZ "Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson was stopped by TSA agents at an airport in Alabama after they found a handgun and bullets in his carry-on bag ... TMZ Sports has learned. Maybe he was flying United??? Here's what we know ... the 2015 2nd round draft pick was going through..." April 13

  • Roethlisberger disputes report that he’s lobbying for a tight end

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has committed to the team for 2017. As the 2017 draft approaches, Roethlisberger wants it to be known that he’s not expecting the team to make a commitment at any one specific position. Specifically, Roethlisberger has disputed a report from NFL Network..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Steelers plan to address pass defense early in draft

    NFL.com "For as much promise as Pittsburgh's defense showed in the second half of last season, the Steelers know they need help in the secondary. Appearing on Monday's edition of NFL Total Access, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that general manager Kevin Colbert plans to pull the trigger on..." April 11

  • Report: Steelers ‘love’ Jabril Peppers at No. 30 overall

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled to replace the physicality Troy Polamalu brought to their defense, and it sounds like they are hoping Jabrill Peppers can bring it back. NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert “loves” Peppers at the 30th overall..." April 11

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Ed Bouchette: Draft will tell a lot about what Steelers really think of inside LBs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "No position with the Steelers over the past five decades has been more productive, more famous, more adored by fans than that of linebacker. Over the past 46 seasons, the Steelers have put 55 linebackers in the Pro Bowl, far more than any other position. From Andy Russell and Jack Lambert to..." April 09

  • 'Mean' Joe Greene thinks 'showboating' caused 2016 to be a 'year lost' for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Joe Greene called his new autobiography his soap box. In it he talks about how the player long feared in the NFL as Mean Joe was bullied in junior high, and how it felt the day Chuck Noll told him he would have to spend time on the bench after his talents deteriorated. Not in the book, but..." April 09

  • Steelers re-sign OL Chris Hubbard

    Pro Football Talk "An offensive lineman who can play center, guard and tackle tends to have value as an NFL backup. On Friday, Chris Hubbard cashed in on his. The versatile Steelers blocker signed his one-year, $1.797 million tender as a restricted free agent. His contract is for the original-round tender..." April 07

  • Labriola on drafting the next franchise QB

    Steelers "The statistics tell a tale of how difficult it is to draft a QB who becomes a quality starter. Ready or not, here it comes: * The concept, the notion of spending something other than a No. 1 draft pick on a quarterback who then is developed by his team into a quality starter in the NFL is a..." April 07