Steelers Rumors & News

  • Mike Tomlin: We have the goods to be NFL’s best offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Early in his tenure as Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin was asked to describe his ideal offense. What would it look like? Tomlin referenced the New England Patriots. He said he wanted an offense that could morph into whatever it needed to be on a given day. An offense for all occasions. Now,..." March 29

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Dick LeBeau ready to share knowledge with Titans

    Tennessean "Dick LeBeau has pretty much done it all in the National Football League. He’s 77, and he’s spent 56 of those years in the NFL, first as a player, then as a coach. When LeBeau left the Steelers earlier this offseason, a small part of him considered hanging up the headset. “You have to..." March 26

  • Steelers bring back Darrius Heyward-Bey for another year

    Pro Football Talk "Darrius Heyward-Bey finally has a new niche. But for a former seventh overall pick, it’s not the one you’d think. The Steelers announced they signed Heyward-Bey to another one-year contract, keeping him around. After he failed to convert his raw speed into consistent production with the..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Tomlin expects Steelers offense to grow

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "By the way Le'Veon Bell performed last year, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was comfortable calling him “a pretty good back.” Only good? Why not great? “You have to save great for guys that have done it for a lot of years. Joe Greene taught me that a long time ago,” Colbert said...." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Ike Taylor might pursue NFL television career

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Former Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has accepted the idea he likely has played his final NFL game. But that doesn’t mean he will be removed from the league. Taylor said he is not fielding or seeking offers from another team after his contract with the Steelers expired after the 2014 season —..." March 23

  • James Harrison: Steelers or Titans

    ESPN.com "James Harrison took to social media Saturday to announce he will decide between re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers or joining Dick LeBeau with the Tennessee Titans. The five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker posted a video on Instagram that featured his two young sons, with one saying he..." March 22

  • Steelers re-sign James Harrison

    Pro Football Talk "In the standoff between long-time team and long-time coach, long-time team won. It likely didn’t hurt that long-time team is a lot better than long-time coach’s new team. The Steelers have announced that linebacker James Harrison has re-signed with the team. It’ll be Harrison’s twelfth..." March 22

  • Art Rooney II: 'I don't have an update on Troy'

    ESPN.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to wait for Troy Polamalu to decide if he will retire or play another season. But it is becoming increasingly clear that if Polamalu returns in 2015, it will be with another team. Steelers president Art Rooney II said on Friday the team does not have any..." March 21

  • Labriola on red zone, Jarvis, Troy, Ben's deal

    NFL.com "The ability to run the ball into the end zone would help the Steelers' efficiency in the red zone. Ready or not, here it comes: * Red zone, red zone, red zone. * That’s where we’re starting off today, with the point being that the offense’s performance in the red zone is an area of the 2015..." March 20

  • Haley expecting Bryant to push Wheaton for No. 2 receiver spot

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant put up plenty of big plays for the Steelers last year. So much so that the Steelers are planning to give Bryant every opportunity this summer to claim the No. 2 receiver spot currently held by Markus Wheaton. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who pushed hard for the Steelers..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Cornerbacks next on tap for Steelers after Roethlisberger, Williams deals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As the smoke cleared on the signings of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back DeAngelo Williams, the Steelers have $6.24 million in salary cap room as they look at veteran cornerbacks to possibly sign. The Steelers met Monday with Patrick Robinson, one of several teams the Saints’..." March 17

  • Pitt Steeler Antwon Blake Arrested for Public Intoxication

    TMZ.com "Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Antwon Blake was arrested over the weekend for allegedly being drunk in public ... TMZ Sports has learned Police in Oceanside, CA tell us Blake was busted early Sunday morning after he was seen walking around drunk outside of the bars downtown. " March 17

  • Steelers now should turn their focus on a Cameron Heyward contract extension

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The much anticipated Ben Roethlisberger contract extension finally came to fruition last week, and with the big time deal now in the rear view mirror the Pittsburgh Steelers can direct their attention to other matters, and none would be more important for the franchise moving forward than signing..." March 16

  • 14d
    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Full rundown on the Roethlisberger deal ... $65M over the first 3, $60.75M guaranteed for injury, $31M signing bonus pic.twitter.com/qxe1UkS2tS

  • Roethlisberger contract details won’t be leaked, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Late Friday afternoon has become for the NFL and other industries the place where bad news goes to die. So it was curious, to say the least, that the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dropped what supposedly is good news into the national bad news circular file. Even more curious is..." March 14

  • 16d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Saints 1st round CB Patrick Robinson is taking his first visit to the #Steelers this weekend, source said. He has others interested

  • 16d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Steelers signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a 5-year deal worth $99M that can escalate to $108M, source said. Big-time deal.

  • Big Ben agrees to new contract with Steelers

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Friday. While announcing the deal on Twitter, the Steelers said they will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. ET. The eight-year, $102 million contract that Roethlisberger signed in 2008..." March 14

  • Report: Steelers sign DeAngelo Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made some big news on Friday afternoon by agreeing to a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. They may have some smaller news in the near future as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team is expected to sign veteran running back..." March 14

  • 17d
    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    DeAngelo Williams still at #Steelers facility; looks like a deal will be struck. Were waiting for Mike Tomlin's arrival from OSU Pro Day

  • Jason Worilds says he's quitting football, and Steelers believe he means it

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "With all the surprises that were delivered around the NFL Tuesday, Jason Worilds has pulled another. The Steelers free agent linebacker announced early this morning that he was leaving football. And the Steelers believe he means it. Steelers sources told the Post-Gazette today that they..." March 11

  • 19d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Now here's a fit that makes a ton of sense: former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Friday, per source.

  • Ex-Steelers LB Jason Worilds shockingly retiring

    NFL.com "A third unexpected retirement announcement in the last 24 hours makes for the perfect ending to one of the craziest days in NFL offseason history. Free agent pass rusher Jason Worilds released a statement through his player representative, Jason Bernstein, declaring the former Pittsburgh..." March 11

  • Steelers reach two-year deal with TE Matt Spaeth

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have retained a familiar face on offense, agreeing to a two-year deal with reserve tight end Matt Spaeth. The club announced the pact Monday. The 31-year-old Spaeth has played 6-of-8 seasons with the Steelers, with a two-year stint in Chicago (2011-2012) sandwiched between his..." March 09

  • 21d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Steelers released the beard, Brett Keisel.

  • Ike Taylor admits his time with the Steelers is over

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Over the last few months, Steelers CB Ike Taylor's uncertainty over his immediate NFL future have made him seem more like a seasoned politician rather than an NFL player. Not long after the conclusion of the season, Taylor stated he would retire if not re-signed by the Steelers, only to suggest..." March 09

  • Steelers retain Arthur Moats on three-year, $7.5 million deal

    National Football Post "The Steelers have retained linebacker Arthur Moats on a three-year, $7.5 million contract. He played in every game, starting 10 and had four sacks, 23 tackles, four tackles for losses and two forced fumbles with one fumble recovery." March 09

  • Steelers sign TE Matt Spaeth

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers retain their third round draft pick from 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Steelers are in a signing mood. Just a few hours after announcing the team retained pending free agent Arthur Moats, they announced they'll keep veteran tight end Matt Spaeth as..." March 09

  • Steelers cut veteran Brett Keisel

    ESPN.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with one of their most recognizable and popular players Monday, and it wasn't veteran safety Troy Polamalu. The Steelers released defensive end Brett Keisel, who spent 13 seasons with them and finished fourth on the team in 2014 with 12 quarterback pressures..." March 09

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

  • Plaxico Burress wants to get into the stocks game

    Page Six "Plaxico Burress — the former Jets and Giants star receiver who spent 20 months in prison for carrying an unregistered gun to a club and accidentally shooting himself — now wants to help other NFL stars make money on the stock market. Burress, 37, who joined SNY as an NFL analyst last year, is..." March 07

  • 24d
    Burt Lauten @SteelersPRBurt

    The @steelers have signed QB Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) to their offseason roster.

  • Court says ex-Steeler Okobi entitled to worker's compensation benefits from team

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chukky Okobi is entitled to worker's compensation benefits from his former team, according to an opinion today by the state Commonwealth Court. Mr. Okobi filed a claim in 2009 alleging that he should be compensated by the Steelers after sustaining a..." March 05

  • Agent: Polamalu undecided whether to play in 2015

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu might not be with the Steelers very much longer, but that doesn't mean he's done with football. Right now, he just isn't sure. Amid reports of the Steelers wanting the veteran All-Pro safety to retire instead of the team being forced to release him, Polamalu still could play in..." March 05

  • Steelers may want Polamalu to retire so they don’t have to cut him

    Pro Football Talk "Troy Polamalu was a great player for the Steelers for years, but he turns 34 next month, and he isn’t great anymore. Which puts the Steelers in an awkward position. No one in Pittsburgh wants to see Polamalu get cut and try to finish his career in another uniform, but the Steelers don’t want to..." March 04

  • 28d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Meanwhile, just released: WR Lance Moore (Steelers), C JD Walton (Giants).

  • 28d
    Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

    We have released wide receiver Lance Moore. pic.twitter.com/AqHjso0GM7

  • 28d
    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Worilds really was only true candidate for a tag by Steelers. They will let him become UFA

  • Steelers not limiting themselves in free agency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pursuing high-end, high-priced free agents isn't the way the Steelers want to build their team. It never has been, and it likely never will. However, that doesn't mean the Steelers won't dip their toes into the free agency pool to check the temperature every once in a while. This might be..." March 01

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