Steelers Rumors & News

  • Steelers making ‘significant progress’ on long-term deal for Antonio Brown

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown are reportedly working hard and have made significant progress on a long-term, big money contract extension. Obviously, getting a new deal in place before the start of the new league year would be extremely beneficial to Pittsburgh, which needs to know..." February 27

  • Details on Kordell Stewart’s $4.5 Mil Lawsuit Against Delivery Man For Saying They Had Sex

    Black Sports Online "According to DailyMail.com, ex-Steelers qb Kordell Stewart is suing Andrew Caldwell for $4.5M. Caldwell is the man who became famous for stating that he and Kordell were involved in a sexual relationship. Caldwell has since retracted his statements but the damage has already been done. The..." February 27

  • Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party. Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on..." February 26

  • Will the Steelers use the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell?

    Pro Football Talk "Although the question of whether the Vikings cut running back Adrian Peterson won’t affect the amount of the franchise tag applicable to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, there’s another development that will: Not using the franchise tag at all. The Steelers could opt to use the transition..." February 25

  • James Harrison seeking 2-year contract from Steelers as 39th birthday present

    Sporting News "Tom Brady isn't the only one who wants to play into his 40s. According to agent Bill Parise, Steelers linebacker James Harrison would prefer to sign a two-year contract in free agency that would allow him to continue his career in Pittsburgh. Parise confirmed on Tuesday that Harrison and the..." February 23

  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell reportedly not expected to undergo groin surgery

    CBS Sports "Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury, which was revealed shortly after the Steelers’ season-ending loss to the Patriots in the AFC title game, has been troublesome for both the player and team. For one, the NFL reportedly launched an investigation into the Steelers’ handling of Bell to see if they..." February 22

  • James Harrison, Steelers share mutual interest in 2017 return

    Sportsnaut "Veteran linebacker James Harrison will be 39 years old when the 2017 season begins, but he’s not interested in retiring just yet. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Harrison wants to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, and the club is eager to have him. Father Time will..." February 21

  • Could Darrelle Revis come home to Pittsburgh?

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "If Darrelle Revis is cleared of his involvement in a South Side brawl … If Revis is released by the New York Jets … If the Steelers believe Revis still can play and want to add him to their shaky secondary … If Revis is interested in coming home to finish his Hall of Fame career … If..." February 21

  • Steelers' Joey Porter to plead guilty to fracas citations

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter plans to plead guilty to citations stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. Porter's defense attorney, Robert Del Greco, says the linebackers coach will plead guilty to disorderly conduct and public drunkenness..." February 21

  • Bruce Arians believes Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017

    ESPN "One of Ben Roethlisberger’s former coaches believes the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will suit up in 2017. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who was Roethlisberger’s offensive coordinator from 2007 until 2011, following a three-year stint as the Steelers’ wide receivers coach, told ESPN..." February 20

  • What will the NFL do about Le’Veon Bell’s undisclosed groin injury?

    Pro Football Talk "One week after the Seahawks admitted that they hid cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the Steelers admitted that they hid running back Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. With the NFL inexplicably choosing to give the Seahawks a pass as to Sherman nearly a week ago, the question becomes what the..." February 19

  • Steelers GM says tight end Ladarius Green will return after injury-plagued year

    CBS Sports "When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Ladarius Green to a four-year, $20 million contract to replace the departed Heath Miller last offseason, he was expected to kick their passing game into a new gear by stretching the field both vertically and horizontally. Things didn’t exactly work out for..." February 18

  • Darrelle Revis hires attorney who helped Steelers

    Yardbarker "Darrelle Revis has made a change to his legal team, and it’s one that could greatly help his case. Blaine Jones said on Friday that he is stepping aside as Revis’ attorney, a day after he defended Revis, who was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor related to a street fight on Sunday..." February 18

  • Why receiving the franchise tag might be a blessing for Le'Veon Bell

    CBS Sports "An NFL player coming off a successful season when his contract expires is in an enviable position. It typically paves the way for a massive payday. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took advantage of the Lions’ inability to franchise him because of the exorbitant cost to get what was close to elite..." February 17

  • Steelers GM expects Big Ben to return but says team needs a 'QB plan in place'

    CBS Sports "First, the good news: Shortly after the Steelers’ season ended in Gillette Stadium against a much better Patriots team, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted that he might retire. The expectation is that won’t happen and the future Hall of Famer will return in 2017 for his 14th NFL season. This is..." February 17

  • Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger to play, but need a “plan in place”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers do not expect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to retire this year, as he mused about doing at the end of the postseason, but they do expect to make plans to be without Roethlisberger some day. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said today that he believes Roethlisberger is the..." February 16

  • Steelers make Antonio Brown contract extension a priority

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team has made it a priority to extend the contract of Antonio Brown as soon as possible and are already in negotiations with the two-time All-Pro receiver. Brown has one year remaining on a five-year, $42 million deal and the Steelers have already..." February 16

  • Steelers have 'no reservations' about signing Bell to long-term deal

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Thursday said that a contract extension with superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown is the team's top priority this season, per Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter. Colbert also said that the team has opened negotiations with Brown, according..." February 16

  • Steelers appear ready to give Landry Jones good backup money

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones becomes a free agent next month, but the team appears ready to make sure he stays in Pittsburgh. The Steelers view Jones as better than 80 percent of the other backups in the league, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If that’s the..." February 16

  • Le’Veon Bell will release rap album on March 1

    Houston Chronicle "Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell, known in the rap game as "Juice," is set to release a new album, "Post Interview," on March 1. Exactly one year after he released his mixtape "The Interview," the two-time Pro Bowler will release his first LP. Bell records his own music,..." February 16

  • Steelers re-sign Steven Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers signed a couple of impending exclusive rights free agents recently and they moved on to a player who was set to hit the open market on Wednesday. The team announced that they have re-signed linebacker Steven Johnson to a one-year deal. Johnson was on track to be an unrestricted..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Sammie Coates recovering from groin surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates may qualify for a volume discount on surgery this offseason. Coates had surgery last month to repair the finger injuries that limited his effectiveness during the 2016 season and he revealed another operation on Monday night. Coates wrote on Twitter that..." February 14

  • Steelers sign a pair of defensive linemen

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers brought back a couple of defensive linemen, who have been with them in previous training camps. According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers signed defensive linemen Lavon Hooks and Roy Philon." February 14

  • Steelers Re-Sign ERFA LB Anthony Chickillo

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Steelers have re-signed LB Anthony Chickillo to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Pittsburgh continues to lock up exclusive rights free agents, as Chickillo becomes the seventh to sign a new deal with the Steelers. The other players include TE Xavier..." February 14

  • Steelers re-sign Anthony Chickillo

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers aren’t under any great time pressure to wrap up deals with their exclusive rights free agents because those players are barred from moving to a new team unless the Steelers opt not to offer them contracts. There’s also no reason not to take care of deals before moving on to more..." February 14

  • Report: Sammie Coates didn’t have finger surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates discussed recent groin surgery on Twitter on Monday, which appeared to be the second time that he’d had an operation since the end of the regular season. In a late January tweet, Coates wrote that he’d just gotten out of surgery and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Steelers opening contract talks with Antonio Brown, Lawrence Timmons

    Yardbarker "The Pittsburgh Steelers could have some positive news to share with their fans in the near future. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that the Steelers opened talks with Lawrence Timmons and Antonio Brown on new contracts Monday. Brown is set to make nearly $9 million next season, but that..." February 14

  • Antonio Brown looking for around $16 million per season

    247 Sports "Antonio Brown will be seeking a new deal that will pay him $16 million a season, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Brown is near the end of his six-year deal that has paid him nearly $9 million a season over the past five years when you include the $10 million in bonus money the team has paid..." February 10

  • Steelers interested in re-signing Timmons

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "It might not be at the very top of their offseason priority list, but the Steelers have shown interest in bringing back veteran free-agent inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, a source told DKPittsburghSports.com. Timmons was consistent throughout the entire season saying that he wanted to..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Antonio Brown laments ‘dumb mistake,’ promises to ‘rebuild the trust’ with Steelers

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown made a huge mistake when his Facebook live video put his head coach in awkward position, and he knows it. “It was a dumb mistake,” Brown said, per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. “Can’t believe I did it, and it won’t happen again. I promise you..." February 08

  • Steelers have told teams Antonio Brown is not available via trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown may have irritated some of his teammates and coaches down the stretch of the 2016 NFL season, but that does not mean the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to move on from arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, several teams have..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Joe Thomas throws shade at Justin Gilbert in wake of release by Steelers

    Sportsnaut "Monday has been a rough day for Justin Gilbert. After only one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2014 first-round pick was released. Joe Thomas, who was a teammate of Gilbert from 2014-2015 with the Cleveland Browns, didn’t seem surprised. In fact, Thomas threw major shade at his former..." February 06

  • Steelers release former top-10 pick Justin Gilbert

    Steelers "The Steelers released cornerback Justin Gilbert, it was announced today. Gilbert saw action in 12 regular season games in 2016 for the Steelers, after being acquired via trade with the Cleveland Browns on September 3, 2016. " February 06

  • Le'Veon Bell honored for being a road warrior

    Steelers "Le’Veon Bell was selected as the winner of Courtyard’s Greatness on the Road Award, presented at the NFL Honors Award show. Bell was honored for his record-setting performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. The award is presented to a player who demonstrates the best performance in a..." February 05

  • Teammate defends Antonio Brown against critics, new deal could be next

    CBS Sports "Antonio Brown is one of the league's best receivers. But everything he's accomplished on the field in recent seasons was forgotten the second he decided to fire up Facebook Live in the Steelers' locker room in the moments following their playoff win last month over the Chiefs. That lapse in..." February 04

  • Michael Vick officially retiring from NFL

    ALL 22 "Quarterback Michael Vick is officially calling it a career, he reportedly told Josina Anderson of ESPN. Vick, 36, spent time with four NFL franchises, including the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and in 2010 was named..." February 03

  • Dave Wannstedt: Bill Belichick will “take the air out of the football”

    Newsday "Dave Wannstedt has a pretty good idea how Bill Belichick will try to stop the Falcons’ high-poweredoffense in Super Bowl LI on Sunday. “I think Belichick is going to take the air out of the football,” the former Cowboys defensive coordinator and head coach of the Bears and Dolphins said..." February 03

  • Chris Boswell re-signs with Steelers

    UPI ""The Boz" is back in the Burgh, but probably not the one you are thinking of. Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell re-signed on a one-year, $615,000 contract Thursday, according to multiple reports. He inked an exclusive rights tender to remain with the team, according to NFL Network..." February 03

  • Steelers re-sign long snapper Greg Warren

    Steelers "Greg Warren was set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but as in the past when this time of year has rolled around, he had no interest in going anywhere. And as in the past, he won’t be. Warren signed a one-year deal to return to the Steelers in 2017, and the long snapper has..." February 03

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers are Patriots’ little brother

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers have more Super Bowl victories than any other team in the history of the NFL. They have six Lombardi trophies, one more than the 49ers and Cowboys, and two more than the Patriots, who will go for their fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. But when it comes to..." February 02

  • Antonio Brown responds to reports that he sabotaged Steelers, was unhappy with his role

    Fox Sports "Antonio Brown has come under a great deal of criticism of late for the way the Steelers’ season ended. From streaming Mike Tomlin’s speech on Facebook Live to not talking to the media after their loss to the Patriots. To make matters worse, a couple of reports recently suggested that Brown..." February 02

  • Le'Veon Bell Drops ANOTHER Skip Bayless Diss ... I'm Comin' At Your Neck!

    TMZ "Le'Veon Bell says he doesn't care that Skip Bayless thinks Ezekiel Elliott is a better RB ... he's PISSED that Bayless doesn't think they're in the same class ... and he's firing ANOTHER shot at the FS1 host. Bell dropped a diss track called "Shrimp Bayless" earlier this week -- and Skip..." February 02

  • Steelers Re-Sign ERFA RB Fitzgerald Toussaint

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeremy Fowler, the Steelers signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint to a one-year exclusive rights deal. Toussaint, 26, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan back in May of 2014. He was unfortunately among the Ravens’ roster cuts at the start of the..." February 01