Steelers Rumors & News

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Le'Veon Bell is having an MVP-caliber season

    CBSSports.com "Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn't crack the top five on our MVP Projection list this week, but it sounds like he would crack Ben Roethsliberger's top five. The Steelers quarterback was talking about his team's offense during a radio interview this week when he casually mentioned that he..." December 18

  • Injury-thinned Steelers linebackers corps stands tall in win over Falcons

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers linebackers took some heavy blows Sunday, but they bounced back to make the plays that mattered in a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome. It didn't look good when inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons dropped to his knees after twisting his back. Then, linebacker Vince..." December 16

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    Bob Labriola @BobLabriola

    Status report for @Steelers: Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) is doubtful; James Harrison (knee) is questionable. All others are probable

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Bryant's 94-yard TD in highlights Steelers offense's efficiency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant had a sparkling debut, but the shine was tarnished some as defenses gathered film to study his moves and tendencies. On Sunday, the Steelers rookie receiver proved that even film study isn't an equalizer for speed. Bryant sprinted by cornerback Adam Jones to score on a 94-yard..." December 08

  • Steelers use big 4th quarter to dump Bengals, 42-21

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With his team facing near-impossible odds to claim the division with a loss to AFC North-leading Cincinnati on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wasn't about to hold anything back. And he didn't. Despite being on the road in the shadow of his goal posts with eight..." December 08

  • A loss would all but eliminate the Steelers in the AFC North

    Pro Football Talk "If the Steelers have any hope of winning the AFC North, then winning today’s game in Cincinnati is an absolute must. Although the Steelers would not be mathematically eliminated with a loss, they would drop to 7-6 while the Bengals would improve to 9-3-1. If that were to happen, the Steelers..." December 07

  • Ben Roethlisberger's hand isn't broken; new contract on horizon?

    CBSSports.com "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a bruised hand during Sunday's loss to New Orleans, which bothered him for a period in the first half of that game. Roethlisberger did not suffer any broken bones, contrary to a report, and he was able to practice fully and looked good in..." December 07

  • Steelers bring back Jarvis Jones from injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Twelve weeks after suffering a broken wrist during a Sunday night game against the Panthers, Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones has returned to the active roster. The Steelers announced on Saturday that Jones, a first-round pick in 2013, has been activated from injured reserve, with designation..." December 06

  • Steelers RB Bell accepts plea deal in DUI, pot case

    WPIX.com "ea deal ahead of Wednesday’s court date for DUI and marijuana possession charges. Channel 11 News has learned that Bell will enter a program for first-time offenders and he’ll be on probation for 15 months. Bell was pulled over on McKnight Road in August with former Steeler LeGarrette..." December 03

  • Ben Roethlisberger concerned about overworking Le'Veon Bell

    The Score "Le'Veon Bell has emerged as a legitimate star in his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell's 1,046 rushing yards rank second in the league, trailing only the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray. With the Steelers in playoff contention, sporting a 7-5 record, quarterback Ben..." December 03

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Ben Roethlisberger just told me: "There is absolutely nothing wrong with my wrist.'' Disputed a report that he has a broken bone in wrist.

  • Antonio Brown poised to make a run at receiver's Triple Crown

    Behind The Steel Curtain "It doesn't take long to find the last Steelers player to lead the league in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. It has never happened. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, after 12 games, leads the league in two of the three categories, racking up 96 catches and 1,258 yards to go..." December 02

  • Roethlisberger is confident hand will be fine

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger banged his throwing hand against the arm of Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton during Sunday’s loss, and it was clear that, at least for a while, the hand was bothering Ben. He shook it and flexed it and his index finger wobbled as he tried to make..." December 01

  • Report: Steelers think Brett Keisel has torn triceps

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Steelers’ core defensive players for more than a decade could be lost for the season. Defensive end Brett Keisel is thought to have suffered a torn triceps in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported." December 01

  • Drew Brees tosses 5 TDs vs. Steelers hours after report surfaces Saints looking to draft his successor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't help but smirk when was asked if he's questioned and criticized more at 35 than he was when he was younger. In the NFL, 35 might as well be ancient. But on Sunday afternoon, Brees looked much younger than his years, delivering a..." December 01

  • Saints tight end Jimmy Graham shut out as Steelers 'undercut' crossing routes

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees threw five touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints' 35-32 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Jimmy Graham didn't have any of them. The Saints' star tight end also caught zero of Brees' 19 completions, and was not the intended target on any of Brees' 27 attempts. The..." December 01

  • Ryan Shazier will miss another game

    Pro Football Talk "At the start of the week, the Steelers were expecting to have safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Ryan Shazier back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Saints. They’ll have to settle for two out of three. Polamalu and Taylor are both active for the contest after..." November 30

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    Bob Labriola @BobLabriola

    Status report for @Steelers: Cortez, McLendon are out; Shazier, Gilbert are questionable; Ike, Troy, Martavis, Shamarko are probable

  • Steelers cornerback Taylor ready to swap earpiece for helmet

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ike Taylor can sure talk with the best of them. If you were unaware of that, watching Taylor prowl back-and-forth on the sidelines the past eight weeks with an earpiece in his left ear listening to the defensive calls and chirping at Mike Tomlin every chance he got while recovering from a..." November 26

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    Scott Brown @ScottBrown_ESPN

    CB Cortez Allen has surgery on a broken thumb after Titans game and he will be monitored this week, per Tomlin. Shamarko Thomas good to go.

  • Steelers essentially rewarded Blount for quitting on team

    Pro Football Talk "Six days ago, running back LeGarrette Blount was preparing to face the Titans as a member of the Steelers. Now, he’s preparing to face the Lions as a member of the Patriots. The transition happened after Blount quit on the Steelers, was cut by the Steelers, passed through waivers unclaimed,..." November 23

  • Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones' return not guaranteed in 2014

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' second-year OLB Jarvis Jones' return to the lineup has become more of a 'wait and see' approach rather than a guarantee. The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense has had its share of injuries in 2014. One of many was the dislocated wrist of second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones...." November 21

  • Report: LeGarrette Blount expected to sign with Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots got 201 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns from Jonas Gray against the Colts last week, but that doesn’t appear to have convinced them that they have all they need at running back. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that LeGarrette Blount is at the Patriots facility on Thursday..." November 20

  • Le'Veon Bell not worried about adding carries

    NFL.com "With LeGarrette Blount out of the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride on the shoulders of Le'Veon Bell. "I don't really feel pressure," Bell said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "This is what I trained for. I didn't feel fatigued in the game or tired. As long as I continue to work..." November 20

  • LeGarrette Blount unclaimed on waivers

    Pro Football Talk "LeGarrette Blount has undeniable talent, but no team thinks he’s worth the trouble. Blount went unclaimed on waivers today, a day after the Steelers sent him packing after he headed to the locker room early on Monday night in Tennessee. Blount is now a free agent. There have been stories..." November 20

  • Pouncey: Blount's release blessing in disguise

    NFL.com "There's a good chance we might hear more tales of LeGarrette Blount's insubordination in the coming weeks. The former Steelers running back, who was released following a moment Monday when he reportedly walked off the field before the game was over, didn't make many friends during his brief..." November 19

  • Steelers are miffed at Mike Mitchell, again

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Nine days ago, he drew the ire of Jets coach Rex Ryan and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin by blowing up New York’s victory formation, Schiano style. After last night’s win over the Titans, Mitchell blew up Twitter with aggressive..." November 19

  • Steelers rally past Titans for key win

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers wouldn't let the unthinkable happen two weeks in a row. Down 11 points to the slumping Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter Monday night and in danger of losing their second in a row to a team with a poor record, the Steelers scored two touchdowns in less than six minutes for a..." November 18

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Can tell you: someone on Steelers staff called someone on Browns staff this am and asked about Ben Tate's release (per one of the someones)

  • 32d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Welp, there it is. Steelers release Blount. Joins Tate and Peterson in the bad day department. They come in threes they say

  • Maligned cornerback Allen awaits his next chance to contribute

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cortez Allen doesn't know where or when he will return to the starting lineup, but the Steelers' maligned cornerback is assured of one thing when he gets another chance: “I'll be ready.” Allen hasn't taken a single defensive snap in two games despite getting a five-year, $25 million contract..." November 16

  • Maurkice Pouncey: People wrongly judge me and my brother

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Maurkice Pouncey, one of the best centers in the NFL, endured a stretch in which adversity proved to be a tonic for complacency. The Steelers' former first-round draft pick suffered a season-ending right knee injury on the first series of the 2013 season against the Tennessee Titans. He spent..." November 16

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Reggie Bush will not play Sunday against Arizona but expected back Week 12. Steelers optimistic Troy Polamalu back Week 13 after their bye

  • Defenses adjust to limit Bell's output in Steelers offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If you can't slow him down, bump him. If you can't stop him, grab him. Not many teams have found a way to stop, or even slow down, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell when it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield. So, they are bumping him and grabbing him. “I get held a lot,”..." November 13

  • Tomlin decries Mitchell's late dive

    ESPN.com "New York Jets coach Rex Ryan called Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's last-second dive over the line of scrimmage Sunday "bush league." Steelers coach Mike Tomlin agreed with him. "It was not professional," Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "We don't want to play..." November 11

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    No Polamalu vs #Titans ---> RT @EdBouchette: #Steelers Mike Tomlin: Still out this week: Polamalu, Shazier, Ike Taylor.

  • Big Ben: Don't blame Justin Bieber

    ESPN.com "Ben Roethlisberger said there was ample blame to go around after reviewing film of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-13 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. But the veteran quarterback laughed off talk that the curse of Justin Bieber had anything to do with the deflating loss. Bieber visited a..." November 11

  • CBS airs Ravens coach John Harbaugh ripping Steelers for losing to NY Jets Sunday

    New York Daily News "John Harbaugh’s smack talk on the Steelers wasn’t supposed to see the light of day. A week after the Ravens were pummeled by their rival by 20 points, each team’s fortunes were reversed on Sunday, and it had Harbaugh all fired up as he ripped Pittsburgh, but the comments, intended for the team..." November 11

  • Jets finally put it all together with shocking 20-13 win over Steelers

    Newark Star-Ledger "The big Pittsburgh party scheduled for Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium didn't exactly go as planned. Oh, there were plenty of Steelers fans here—the place was maybe half Terrible Towels, maybe more—and one team kept turning the ball over and couldn't get off the field on third down. Only..." November 10

  • Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t thrilled to see James Harrison in for an offensive play on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was an emergency long snapper for the Steelers in 2008. He was used in a different role Sunday — as a blocking tight end and potential pass target near the goal line. Harrison appeared to be the intended target on an aborted pass play on first-and-goal..." November 10

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin bans dancing on kickoffs

    NFL.com "Seeing players dance to the stadium music while they warm up for a kickoff is not unusual. But it's about to be banned in Pittsburgh. After Jacoby Jones torched the Steelers on a 108-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter Sunday, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin appeared to blame his..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier out for Steelers in Week 10 vs. Jets

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Two constants on the Steelers' defense this season have been the presence of Troy Polamalu in the Steelers' secondary and the shaky health-status of rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. Neither will play Sunday when the Steelers travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets in Week 10. Polamalu (knee)..." November 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Doesn’t sound like the injury for #Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is a serious one. Just a twisted ankle was how it was described. Minor.

  • Roethlisberger goes wild again in 43-23 win over Ravens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What Ben Roethlisberger did with no pressure and all the time he needed in the pocket against the Colts bordered on the ridiculous. What he did against the Ravens while under constant siege — dirt on his jersey, a limp in his step, his hands readjusting a rattled jaw — bordered on the..." November 03

  • LeGarrette Blount on Terrell Suggs: “He’s known to be a dirty player”

    Pro Football Talk "Last night’s Steelers-Ravens game was heating up any way, but nearly boiled over when Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs dove at the legs of an on-his-way down Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount. That play triggered the first of several fights and near-fights, but Suggs said afterward he..." November 03

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Tomlin just said Marcus Gilbert will start at RT, not Mike Adams, when he returns.

  • Steelers hand kickoff return duties to LeGarrette Blount

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have been miserable running back kickoffs this season, averaging just 17.5 yards a return. As a result, they’ve made a change on the special teams depth chart. Dri Archer, who has been the primary return man so far this year, is being replaced with running back LeGarrette Blount...." October 25