Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers concerned about Keenan Lewis’ hip injury

    Pro Football Talk "On the surface, a Keenan Lewis reunion in Pittsburgh makes sense. The former Steelers cornerback visited with the team this week after being cut by the Saints, but a deal doesn’t seem imminent. According to Gery Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers “did not like what they saw”..." August 25

  • James Harrison, NFL to meet Thursday over Al-Jazeera report

    ESPN "Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET over the Al-Jazeera report that linked four active players to performance-enhancing drug use, Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, confirmed. Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius..." August 24

  • Practice, not preseason, prepares Steelers' offensive stars

    Beaver County Times "Though he doesn’t want his offensive linemen to hear it, Ben Roethlisberger admits he wouldn’t mind getting hit in Friday night’s third preseason game in New Orleans. OK, just as long as it’s only one time. “Maybe after the ball’s gone … just a little tap from a defensive guy,” the Steelers..." August 24

  • Steelers' Ramon Foster saving money for inevitable 2021 lockout

    Sporting News "Remember the NFL lockout in 2011? There probably will be another one when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021, and Steelers guard Ramon Foster is prepared. Speaking to ESPN, Foster said there are so many issues that need addressing, he thinks it will be difficult to avoid a work..." August 23

  • Stephen A. Smith Addresses Twitter Beef With Steelers WR Martavis Bryant on 'First Take'

    Complex "Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant—who is suspended for the entire 2016-17 NFL season after testing positive for marijuana multiple times—doesn’t use Twitter very often. In fact, prior to Monday, he hadn’t sent out a single tweet in almost three months. But he managed to make some waves on the..." August 23

  • The Most Evolved QB

    SI "Ben Roethlisberger is the most underrated quarterback in the NFL. More precisely, he’s the most misappreciated quarterback. Almost everyone agrees that Roethlisberger is a superstar, but few seem to realize what makes him such a rare talent. For the longest time, Roethlisberger’s greatness..." August 23

  • Keenan Lewis to meet with Steelers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis could find employment soon. The 30-year-old Lewis, whom the Saints released a day before the second preseason game against the Houston Texans, will meet Tuesday night with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune...." August 23

  • Veteran Williams gives Steelers viable option while Bell serves suspension

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "DeAngelo Williams stares curiously at those insinuating the Steelers offense will be adversely affected by the three-game suspension of running back Le'Veon Bell. The 11-year veteran is secure enough not to feel slighted by the notion that he'll be hard-pressed to adequately fill Bell's shoes...." August 23

  • Cockrell's continued improvement at cornerback draws raves from Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It has been nearly a year since the Steelers released 20 players to get down to the NFL-mandated 53-man roster for the start of the season. Buried at the end of the transaction list that day was what appeared to be an addition most fans wouldn't have noticed. It read, ‘Signed free agent CB..." August 22

  • Ben Roethlisberger 'wouldn't mind getting hit' in Friday's preseason game

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken a somewhat obscure approach to the preseason’s first two weeks. Their trio of offensive stars – Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown – have yet to play a single snap this preseason while most teams have played their starters for at least a few..." August 22

  • Steelers add a quarterback with Dustin Vaughan injured

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have played two preseason games and they’ve seen two of their backup quarterbacks go down with injuries. Bruce Gradkowski injured his hamstring in the opener and Dustin Vaughan fractured a bone in his thumb late in Thursday night’s game against the Eagles. Vaughan is in a cast and..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Steady Rogers darts into Steelers' wide receiver picture

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The assumption is second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates or veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey will replace Martavis Bryant in the starting lineup in the season opener in Washington on Sept. 12. But training camp and the preseason has given offensive coordinator Todd Haley reason to reassess his..." August 20

  • Steelers TE Ladarius Green Denies Reports He’s Dealing With Concussion Issues, Still No Timetable To Return

    NFL Trade Rumors "Steelers TE Ladarius Green denied the recent reports that mentioned he was on the team’s PUP list because of lingering concussion issues. “I dont know what reports those are,” Green said, per Mark Kaboly. “I am still on PUP because of my ankle.” Green said he has no idea where the reports..." August 20

  • Le’Veon Bell deletes video in which he admits smoking after arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell posted a video on Friday in which he took responsibility for the missed drug tests that resulted in a three-game suspension. But Bell has now deleted that video. Presumably, the reason he deleted it is that he said in the video that “I haven’t smoked since..." August 20

  • Bell apologizes for suspension in deleted video

    Yahoo! Sports "Le’Veon Bell has gotten a game back from the NFL. In this day and age, that should be viewed as a major win against the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back had his suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy reduced from four games to three, according to ESPN’s..." August 19

  • Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced from 4 games to 3

    SB Nation "Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will serve a reduced suspension of three games after an appeal to the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bell was originally suspended four games for missed drug tests, but told the media that he planned to appeal and that he did not plan to miss..." August 19

  • Harrison calls Goodell a “crook,” says he’d like public to see interview

    Pro Football Talk "Following Thursday night’s preseason game, Steelers linebacker James Harrison addressed his decision to agree to an interview with the NFL regarding the Al-Jazeera report that accused Harrison of using performance-enhancing drugs. Earlier in the day Harrison told NFL Network that the NFL had no..." August 19

  • Ladarius Green Not Considering Retirement

    Pro Football Rumors "While a report last week suggested that the Steelers’ Ladarius Green was mulling retirement, the banged-up tight end has no intention of walking away from the sport, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). Headaches and an ankle injury have reportedly prevented Green from..." August 18

  • Eagles dominate mistake-prone Steelers 17-0

    The Sports Xchange "Nolan Carroll returned one of Philadelphia's four interceptions of Pittsburgh backup quarterback Landry Jones in the first half for a 38-yard touchdown and the Eagles dominated the host Steelers 17-0 in a preseason game Thursday night. Jones, who saw his first NFL playing time last season,..." August 18

  • James Harrison on not fighting NFL: It ‘would definitely hurt the team’

    Sportsnaut "James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers all caved to the NFL’s demand to conduct interviews regarding PED allegations. Many may have hoped that they had chosen to fight the league on this matter, but as a matter of practicality they did not. Harrison, speaking with Aditi Kinkabwala of..." August 18

  • Three players to meet with NFL on reported steroid allegations

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to meet with NFL investigators as demanded by the league, who threatened suspension if the players fail to do so regarding steroid allegations stemming from an Al-Jazeera..." August 18

  • DeAngelo Williams Films Kids “Acting Like Goodell & Patriots”

    Black Sports Online "It’s well know that DeAngelo Williams is quite vocal in expressing his opinion on a number of issues surfacing around the NFL. This time however, Williams took a different approach and let his children do his bidding for him. Stumbling on his young daughters playing a game of Hedbanz, the..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Report: Players yet to decide whether to consent to PED interviews

    The Score "The four players named in an Al Jazeera America PED report - James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and Mike Neal - have yet to decide whether to consent to be interviewed by the NFL, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. The league informed the NFL Players Association on..." August 17

  • How any rework of Antonio Brown's contract becomes problematic for the Steelers

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Antonio Brown might be angling for a contract extension, so what is stopping him from that big payday? Pittsburgh has a policy of not tearing up contracts with over one year left on them. This is the first stumbling block, the NFL salary cap is the other. It's tough to negotiate with the..." August 16

  • James Harrison is prepared to sit out, if necessary

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL Players Association formulates a plan for responding to the NFL’s interview-or-else mandate directed to Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Packers linebacker Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison, and free-agent defensive lineman Mike Neal, Harrison is willing to sit out, if..." August 16

  • James Harrison will listen to advisers about deadline over Al-Jazeera America report

    ESPN "James Harrison is open to talking with the NFL about steroid allegations made in an Al-Jazeera America report. "I don't have a problem doing the interview. Come to my house. Bring Roger (Goodell) with you," Harrison said. But Harrison's problem is the precedent set by the league to..." August 16

  • Mike Tomlin says Steelers won’t push James Harrison to cooperate

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker James Harrison followed up his video response to being scheduled for a PED test on Tuesday morning by reiterating that he’s willing to submit to an interview about allegations that he’s used banned substances if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell comes to his house to conduct..." August 16

  • Steelers' Harrison gets 'random' PED test day after suspension report

    The Score "James Harrison is stunned. A day after it was reported the NFL will suspend Harrison and others named in an Al Jazeera PED report unless they agree to an NFL interview by Aug. 25, the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker said in a Facebook video he was blindsided by a drug test Tuesday..." August 16

  • NFL Issues Ultimatum to James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Others About PEDs

    Pro Football Talk "Although the NFL’s investigation into allegations that four players used performance-enhancing drugs has cooled down, it may soon heat up again. The four players — Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent defensive end Mike Neal —..." August 16

  • Phelps not impressed by reporter wearing Steelers gear

    The Score "Baltimore Ravens fan and 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps doesn't have time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During a press conference Sunday, a reporter wearing Steelers gear attempted to ask the Maryland native a question, but Phelps was having none of it. "Is that a Steelers ......" August 15

  • Steelers backup Bruce Gradkowski out with hamstring tear

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has a sizable hamstring tear, according to a source, complicating the team's quarterback depth chart. Gradkowski, who is entering his 10th NFL season, suffered the injury in the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. Steelers coach Mike..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Sammie Coates on fumbling twice: I was careless

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates has been the subject of praise from several sources inside and around the team this offseason and summer, but the train hit a bump on Friday night against the Lions. Coates caught three passes for 18 yards, ran once for no gain and fumbled twice during his..." August 14

  • Steelers' Bruce Gradkowski: Leaves game with hamstring injruy

    CBS Sports "Gradkowski left Friday's preseason game against the Lions with a left hamstring injury, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports." August 13

  • Steelers color rush uniforms to be all black

    Sportsnaut "The much anticipated release of the Pittsburgh Steelers color rush uniforms will still have to wait, but we now know what they are going to look like. Steelers president Art Rooney gave a description, and to be honest it sounds like they will look pretty amazing — even if they don’t exactly..." August 13

  • Ladarius Green has lost his reliability, so the Steelers should cut him

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers will play their first preseason game tonight against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field. Actually, let me rephrase that. A whole lot of men wearing Steelers uniforms will play tonight against the Lions at Heinz Field, but how many of them are (or will be) actually Steelers is very much..." August 13

  • Lions rally to defeat Steelers in preseason opener

    The Sports Xchange "Detroit rookie Dwayne Washington ran a kickoff back 96 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Lions overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Another Lions rookie, quarterback Jake Rudock..." August 12

  • Ladarius Green’s recurring headaches raise questions about his future, contract

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL Media report, attributed to an unnamed member of the Steelers, regarding the recurring headaches suffered by tight end Ladarius Green raises questions about the player’s future, and regarding his contract. First, rumors of Green dealing with lingering headaches have been circulating..." August 12

  • Headaches, not ankle injury, sidelining Ladarius Green

    NFL.com "The Steelers made just one splashy -- and much-needed -- free agent signing this past offseason, tight end Ladarius Green. They have yet to see him in their offense, though, and a member of the organization, informed of the player's health, said it has nothing to do with the tight end's..." August 11

  • Antonio Brown nearly ejected from practice for arguing with official

    Fox Sports "Antonio Brown is a fiery player, which is a trait you have to have when playing wide receiver. His intensity nearly got him into a bit of hot waterWednesday, though. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Brown was close to being booted from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ joint practice with the..." August 11

  • Steelers' offense aiming for 5 yards per carry

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers must enjoy setting lofty goals for their offense because they just keep stacking them on top of each other. It's well documented they've been shooting for 30 points a game for the past couple of years, something no other Steelers team has accomplished. So why not add another..." August 11

  • Lions' Slay: Antonio Brown 'tried to kill me' with deep routes

    Detroit Free Press "Antonio Brown had already got the best of Darius Slay in one-on-one drills, beating him deep three straight times, when the NFL’s most electrifying wide receiver lined up across from one of the league’s highest-paid cornerbacks during a seven-on-seven drill midway through today's..." August 10

  • Bears sign Mike Adams to address OL depth

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears' search for a swing tackle prompted them to make a roster move Wednesday. They signed Mike Adams, a former second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and waived Nick Becton." August 10

  • Steelers' Rogers gaining rave reviews for work as slot receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Eli Rogers has exactly zero catches in the NFL. There's a pretty good reason for that, too. He's played in exactly zero NFL games in his career. No catches, no games and coming off a broken foot that cost him his entire rookie season sure hasn't curtailed the high praise being piled on the..." August 10

  • Newly acquired Steelers TE Ladarius Green says there is no timetable set for his return

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Ladarius Green, the Pittsburgh Steelers' $20 million man, is no closer to joining his teammates on the field than he was when he signed a lucrative multi-year deal with the Steelers in March, according to Chris Bradford from the Beaver County Times. Green, who was expected to replace longtime..." August 09

  • Report: Antonio Brown unlikely to get new contract before season

    Larry Brown Sports "While Antonio Brown has chosen not to hold out from Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, he has made it quite clear he wants a new contract before the season begins. The more time that passes, the less likely he is to get it. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported Tuesday that Brown and the..." August 09

  • Former top picks could slow outside linebacker rotation for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One minute, defensive coordinator Keith Butler was talking about wanting to do away with the rotation system he used last season at outside linebacker and preferring instead to use his two former No. 1 picks — Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree — 90 percent of the time. The next minute, Butler said..." August 08