Steelers Rumors & News

  • Bell a full participant in team's first practice of training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was only the first practice of training camp, where eye-opening developments are typically rare. Nonetheless, an encouraging site for the Steelers was the repeated use of running back Le’Veon Bell, who participated in a full practice for the first time since his season-ending knee injury..." July 30

  • Steelers WR Wheaton unsure if Bryant suspension will lead to role on outside

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Markus Wheaton isn't interested in talking about this season being the last of a four-year, $2.8 million deal with the Steelers. Instead, he's focused on improving on a steady but unspectacular 2015 season. The fourth-year wide receiver likely must be more productive this year, considering..." July 30

  • Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

    TMZ "The Brandon Marshall vs. Antonio Brown car bet is ONE STEP CLOSER TO HAPPENING ... because the two stars spoke on Thursday to hash out the terms ... TMZ Sports has learned. After Marshall made the initial bet, Brown told the NY Jets WR to "call me" if he was serious about wagering their..." July 30

  • Le’Veon Bell admits he has known since March of missed tests

    Pro Football Talk "When word first surfaced that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was facing a suspension for a missed drug test, Bell denied knowing anything about it. He was lying. On Thursday, Bell admitted that the NFL notified him in March that he was facing discipline for a missed test. That contradicts..." July 29

  • Suspended WR Martavis Bryant to help coach high school team

    ESPN "As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin training camp this week, suspended receiver Martavis Bryant is a few thousand miles away. Bryant, the talented but troubled playmaker who has 17 touchdowns in two seasons, will spend the year in Henderson, Nevada, training and volunteering with a high school..." July 28

  • Antonio Brown Responds to Brandon Marshall's Bet

    TMZ "Antonio Brown says he's ready, willing and able to accept Brandon Marshall's Porsche vs. Rolls-Royce bet ... but he's not sure the NY Jets star is being serious. Marshall went on Instagram and challenged the Steelers superstar to make a car bet over who will have more receiving yards in 2016..." July 28

  • Steelers not close to extension with Timmons

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Lawrence Timmons will report to his 10th training camp on Thursday — it very well could be his last with the Steelers. Timmons and the Steelers have engaged in contract discussions but are “not close” to an agreement, according to industry sources. If the two sides don't come to an..." July 28

  • NFL hasn't scheduled PED interview with Steelers' Harrison

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The NFL has not scheduled an interview with linebacker James Harrison yet as it promised to do on the first day of Steelers training camp, which starts today at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. Harrison publicly posted a letter from the league last month that informed him an interview would..." July 28

  • Pessimism swirls regarding Le’Veon Bell’s chances on appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has vowed to not miss any games after reportedly missing several drug tests. No, no one beyond a very small circle should have even known about the potential suspension until the appeal process had concluded. Regardless, the cat has escaped from the bag —..." July 28

  • Report: Antonio Brown confident contract will be addressed before season

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has a base salary of $6.25 million for the 2016 season, which puts him below receivers like Kendall Wright, Michael Floyd and others who have been less productive over recent years. Brown’s desire for a bump in pay led to a brief absence from Steelers..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Report: Changed phone number could have been the culprit in Le'Veon Bell missing drug test

    Behind The Steel Curtain "At this point in time, speculation is all fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have to go on, in regards to Le'Veon Bell's current situation. What we know right now is the All-Pro running back is facing a 4-game suspension, he is planning on appealing his suspension and thanks to his comment on social..." July 26

  • Here's how Le'Veon Bell has a chance to avoid a four-game suspension

    CBS Sports "Here's what we know: Le'Veon Bell is looking at a four-game suspension for reportedly missing multiple drug tests. But the Steelers running back maintains that he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing, and won't miss any time. "I'm gonna win the appeal," Bell wrote on Instagram over the weekend. "......" July 26

  • Tomlin: 'Realistic' Steelers could start 2 rookies in secondary

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a slew of injuries in 2015 but still qualified for the playoffs. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and center Maurkice Pouncey all missed significant time, but the Steelers ranked third in the league in offensive yards and fourth in..." July 25

  • Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

    Yardbarker "Free agent quarterback Michael Vick says he can still play, and the 36-year-old wants to sign with a team for the 2016 season. “I still have a lot in the tank. I still feel good,” Vick said on The Dan Patrick Show Monday. “I didn’t like how the season ended last year. I ended the year inactive...." July 25

  • Steelers' Bell on social media: 'I am not going to miss games, trust me'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in June said he's never missed a drug test. Bell doubled down on that on Monday, but in a quite unassuming way. Bell, who is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substance of Abuse for missing multiple drug..." July 25

  • Le'Veon Bell Completes Weed Probation ... Despite New Pot Drama

    TMZ "Although he's facing a 4-game suspension from the NFL for a missed drug test, Le'Veon Bell has got some GOOD weed news in his life ... 'cause he recently completed his probation from his 2014 marijuana arrest. The Pittsburgh Steelers star was charged with marijuana possession and DUI in August..." July 24

  • Steelers' Bell skipped multiple drug tests

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell claimed last month that he never missed a drug test. He reportedly missed more than one. Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network that Bell missed “several” drug tests. Bell was already in the NFL’s substance-abuse program and was suspended for the first two..." July 23

  • The Steelers will be just fine without Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers will once again kick off a season without star running back Le’Veon Bell. Last year saw Bell serve a two-game ban for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He then missed the final two months of the year with a knee injury. In what was some shocking news Friday..." July 22

  • Bell makes Twitter account private after suspension report

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell boasted on Twitter about passing an NFL drug test this spring. Friday, ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy. Specifically, Bell reportedly missed a drug test." July 22

  • Le’Veon Bell faces four-game suspension, currently appealing

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers may have to start the season without running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a missed drug test, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports. Under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, players can be disciplined not only if they test positive, but also if they do not..." July 22

  • Steelers release veteran TE Matt Spaeth due to failed physical

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran tight end Matt Spaeth due to a failed physical examination. Spaeth dealt with knee issues in 2015, and those issues continued into the 2016 offseason. To fill his spot on the team's 90-man offseason roster the team signed free agent tight end Mandel..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Mike Tomlin: Steelers are prepared to go for two more often

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers set an NFL record last season by scoring eight two-point conversions, and coach Mike Tomlin says they may go for two even more this year. Although Tomlin wasn’t willing to tip his hand completely, he said this morning on Mike & Mike that he’s on the same page with quarterback Ben..." July 20

  • Steelers' Williams has no empathy for Patriots

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After a season in which DeAngelo Williams injured his foot two quarters before the start of the playoffs and was relegated to watching the banged-up Steelers come within minutes of the AFC championship game, it's difficult for the veteran running back to feel sorry about any player or any team..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Bengals' Domata Peko says Steelers are 'pieces of bleep'

    USA Today "Several scheduled participants in this year’s NFL International Series games held in England were on hand for a publicity event on Tuesday evening in London. And Bengals defensive linemen Domata Peko stole the show. During the question and answers segment of the evening, Peko was not shy in..." July 14

  • Should the Pittsburgh Steelers move on from WR Martavis Bryant?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Martavis Bryant is without a doubt the second best receiver on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. His football skills should never be in question -- what should be is much deeper. After starting off the 2015 season with a four-game suspension, Bryant had the world convinced that his issues with..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • James Harrison denies PED allegations

    Sportsnaut "In response to the National Football League’s request for an interview regarding the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison denied any wrongdoing in a sworn affidavit on Tuesday. Harrison’s alleged involvement in the use of performance..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Le’Veon Bell backs away from his $15 million-per-year rap message

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell recently suggested in the lyrics of a rap song that he wants $15 million per year. Using his non-rapping voice, Bell now makes it clear there’s no magic number for his next contract. “I’m not a real greedy guy. I don’t play football just for money or things..." July 09

  • Steelers' Bell expects to be back for training camp

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell expects to be back in time for training camp as he recovers from a torn ACL and MCL incurred last November. Bell is looking to re-establish himself as one of the NFL's premier running backs in 2016. "I'm going to be ready," Bell said Saturday to..." July 09

  • Vontaze Burfict vs Steelers tabbed as best NFL rivalry

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals and Steelers feature one of the NFL's best rivalry right now. There's no doubt about that. Though the battles have been heated throughout the past decade, they've reached new levels in recent years. Some would point to Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict as being a big reason why. I..." July 07

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Le’Veon Bell says he would ‘never’ leave Steelers

    Sportsnaut "Despite the hubbub surrounding Le’Veon Bell these days, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back is staunchly against leaving his current NFL home. At least, that’s what he told a fan, who asked if Bell was going to leave." July 06

  • Did Antonio Brown Take a Shot at Jason Pierre-Paul With a Subtweet About Fireworks Safety?

    Complex "If anyone knows the value of fireworks safety, it’s Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Exactly one year ago today, JPP lost a portion of his right hand, including parts of several fingers, as a result of a fireworks accident. It likely cost him millions of dollars, and there’s a very good..." July 04

  • Le'Veon Bell fires back at critics in new rap song

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell released a new rap song titled "Focus" on Saturday. Bell, who raps under the moniker Juice, previously recorded another song called "Rubberbandz," which was unveiled earlier this summer." July 03

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • James Harrison demands Roger Goodell come to him for PED interview

    Fox Sports "If the NFL wants to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison over the Al-Jazeera America report that linked him and other NFL players to performance-enhancing drugs, that's fine. But he has some stipulations. 1. The interview has to be at his house, not in training camp as the..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Why Pittsburgh Steelers fans might not want to forget about Shamarko Thomas at safety

    Behind The Steel Curtain "When legendary Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu decided to call it a career after the 2014 season, fans were excited to see who would claim the safety position alongside Mike Mitchell in the team's secondary. The options were names most had become familiar with: Will Allen, Shamarko Thomas..." June 26

  • NFL will interview players tied to Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs

    USA Today "The NFL has informed its players union that league officials plan to show up on the first day of training camp to interview three players named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance enhancers and other drugs. Adolpho Birch, the league’s senior vice president of labor..." June 24

  • Suisham hints at retirement after injury setback, release by Steelers

    The Score "Veteran placekicker Shaun Suisham hinted that he plans to retire from football Friday, hours after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the statement announcing Suisham's release, the Steelers cited a recent setback in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in the 2015..." June 24