Steelers Rumors & News

  • Johnny Lattner, Heisman winner and Steeler, dies at 83

    Pro Football Talk "Johnny Lattner, who was one of the greatest players in college football history but saw his NFL career cut short by an injury suffered in the Air Force, has died at the age of 83. Notre Dame, where Lattner won the 1953 Heisman Trophy, confirmed Lattner’s death. The Chicago Sun-Times reported..." February 13

  • Pitt's James Conner working out with team amid cancer fight "Pittsburgh's James Conner vowed to play in 2016 when he announced in December that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi went a step further last week, guaranteeing that Conner would play in 2016, and now we're getting a glimpse into why Narduzzi is feeling..." February 13

  • Steelers Re-Sign LS Greg Warren To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors " The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve re-signed LS Greg Warren to a one-year contract on Friday. Warren, 34, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in 2005" February 12

  • At least 42 victims, 30 suspects uncovered during Super Bowl human trafficking stings

    Kron 4 News "The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested or cited at least 30 suspects for allegedly soliciting prostitution and found over 40 possible human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the time leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Sunday, Sgt. James Jensen said. The Super..." February 12

  • Kicker Suisham intends to play for Steelers in 2016

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "During a speech to fellow newly-naturalized U.S. citizens Wednesday, Shaun Suisham noted he had been part of “in excess of 20” transactions over more than a decade in the NFL. The Steelers kicker doesn't intend to be subjected to another in 2016. “I have zero interest in giving my job away,”..." February 11

  • Lynn Swann doesn’t see Megatron as a Hall of Famer

    Pro Football Talk "Former Steelers receiver Lynn Swann retired at age 30 with 336 catches for 5,462 yads and 51 touchdowns. But Swann says that Calvin Johnson, who’s expected to retire at the age of 30 with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns, shouldn’t join him in the Hall of Fame. “I would think that..." February 10

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Steelers sign offensive guard Cole Manhart to reserve/future contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers added some offensive line depth to their roster Tuesday by signing Cole Manhart to a reserve/future contract. Manhart is a Division II talent who played left tackle while attending Nebraska-Kearney from 2012-2014, but when transitioning to the NFL has played guard more..." February 09

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    Steelers Depot @Steelersdepot

    #Steelers terminated the contract of WR David Nelson

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Antonio Brown: Vontaze Burfict is an ‘idiot’ who tried to kill me

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown was held out of the AFC Championship Game with a concussion that he sustained after an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict, and it does not sound like the Steelers wide receiver has gotten over it. On Thursday, Brown told “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Beachum rules out move to guard, with Steelers or anyone else

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Kelvin Beachum can play every position across the offensive line and pretty much has done so in his four years with the Steelers. Being able is one thing. Being willing is another. Beachum on Tuesday told the Tribune-Review he is not open to a switch to guard — whether the Steelers ask him..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Inside linebackers -- Lawrence Timmons' unshakable bond with Tomlin could be a cap casualty

    Beaver County Times "What Joe Greene was to Chuck Noll is what Lawrence Timmons means to Mike Tomlin. There is an unshakeable bond between coach and linebacker. Timmons was the first player that Tomlin selected as coach of the Steelers in the 2007 draft, helping transform a talented, but raw, project into one of..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Steelers owner “not satisfied,” but thinks team headed right way

    Pro Football Talk "It was hard to get a clear look at the Steelers this season, as injuries kept them from looking like themselves. But team president Art Rooney II said he saw enough good things amid the injuries to feel encouraged going into 2016. Via the Associated Press, Rooney acknowledged: “I do think..." January 29

  • Eagles interview Brandon Hunt for personnel job

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles’ search for a personnel executive to work in the front office with vice president of football operations Howie Roseman has taken them across the state. Steelers president Art Rooney II said on Thursday that the Steelers granted the Eagles permission to interview pro scouting..." January 29

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Steelers draft needs go beyond the defensive secondary

    Behind The Steel Curtain "It seems like a yearly practice when the Pittsburgh Steelers season ends that fans of the team gather around their keyboards and begin to predict the upcoming draft needs, and they almost always revolve around the team's secondary. Fans aren't the only ones who believe such a thing. Experts..." January 26

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Steelers sign Cockrell to contract extension "The Steelers have signed cornerback Ross Cockrell to a one-year contract extension, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. Cockrell appeared in 15 games (7 starts) with the Steelers in 2015 and totaled career highs in tackles (43), interceptions (2) and..." January 22

  • James Harrison set to enter offseason of uncertainty with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "James Harrison, in his own words, is not a “reflective type of person.” So he probably won’t be taking much time to look back at what he accomplished in the 2015 season, but it’s still worth doing. If the 2014 season, in which Harrison, 37, came out of retirement to play 11 games for the..." January 22

  • Steelers sign Hubbard, Nix to 1-year deals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers on Tuesday started to put together their offseason roster by signing a pair of players to one-year deals and 10 to Future/Reserve contracts. The Steelers inked offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and fullback Roosevelt Nix to one-year contracts. Hubbard has appeared in eight career..." January 20

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson given clean bill of health heading into the offseason

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were excited to see the organization draft a cornerback in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Despite many complaining about his smaller stature, Senquez Golson had the look of a player who could make a difference in a very porous secondary. After his draft..." January 19

  • Former NFL receiver Antwaan Randle El regrets ever playing football

    Washington Post "Former Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El is perhaps best remembered for his 43-yard touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL that aided a Pittsburgh win over Seattle, but a decade later, the physical and mental drawbacks have been so significant that he regrets..." January 19

  • Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t need shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury didn’t lead the Broncos to think that there would be anything different about what he was able to do in last Sunday’s game and it won’t require him to have surgery now that Pittsburgh’s season is over. Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan..." January 19

  • James Harrison non-committal on return for 2016 season

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison isn't ready to commit to another season just yet following Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos. The 37-year-old belied in his age in the losing effort, recording seven tackles -three of which where he stopped the Broncos for negative yardage -..." January 18

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    Nicki Jhabvala @NickiJhabvala

    Aqib Talib: "Ben was healthy as hell. He didn't fool anybody."

  • RB Fitz Toussaint on costly fumble: 'No excuse' for not protecting ball

    ESPN "Mike Tomlin beelined to the corner of the locker room, where running back Fitz Toussaint had just finished his media interview, then gripped Toussaint's back with both hands for a supersized hug. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach wasn't allowing Toussaint to play scapegoat after his fumble with 10..." January 18

  • Mike Tomlin cried in locker room after loss to Broncos

    Larry Brown Sports "Sunday night’s playoff defeat was apparently a very tough pill to swallow for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. According to Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today Sports, players said Tomlin cried while addressing the team in the locker room after the 23-16 defeat, and his eyes were still red as the team..." January 18

  • Broncos say they saw past Big Ben injury 'bluff'

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos heard about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's right shoulder injury all week. But on Sunday, they saw the Roethlisberger they expected. "No, he didn't [look hurt], but like I said, like I said, I read through the bluff ... I read through the bluff,''..." January 18

  • Broncos beat Steelers, punch ticket to AFC championship game

    Denver Post "The season was dying. And Peyton Manning had to make a play. He wasn't on the bench anymore. His left foot no longer hurt like before. Manning wore a steely glare on third-and-12 in the fourth quarter with the Broncos trailing by one point. The Pittsburgh Steelers blitzed, trusting a cover-two..." January 18

  • Roethlisberger active vs. Broncos

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is officially active for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. A shoulder injury suffered last week had Roethlisberger listed as questionable Friday, though he's long been expected to play through the ailment." January 17

  • Steelers' Tomlin won't doubt Manning: 'Animals like him rise up in these moments'

    The Score "Peyton Manning may no longer be at the top of his game, but Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin knows better than to underestimate an all-time great. Speaking with NFL Network's Andrea Kramer leading up to Sunday's divisional-round game, Tomlin indicated he expects to see the Denver..." January 17

  • Report: Ben’s not at full strength, but can run the whole offense

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s injured shoulder wont be at full strength today in Denver. But he won’t be as limited as he was at the end of last week’s game at Cincinnati. That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who says Roethlisberger is less than 100 percent but close..." January 17

  • Ben, Peyton, Brady are 13 of the last 15 AFC Super Bowl quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "For the 13th time in 15 years, the starting quarterback for the AFC Super Bowl team will be Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. That was assured on Saturday, when Brady’s Patriots beat the Chiefs to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the 10th time since Brady became the..." January 17

  • Steelers expecting Ben Roethlisberger to play

    Pro Football Talk "Although Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is officially listed as questionable for Sunday at Denver, the team is expecting him to start. Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that a Steelers source said of Roethlisberger, “He’s our guy.” Roethlisberger, who suffered a shoulder injury last..." January 17

  • With Brown out, Miller says everyone must pick up slack

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers may be forced to alter their game plan offensively with wide receiver Antonio Brown sidelined with a concussion. And part of that game plan, tight end Heath Miller said, is spreading the ball around to a versatile group of receivers. “Certainly, Antonio can score touchdowns..." January 16

  • Brian Billick calls Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger a 'drama queen'

    Fox Sports "Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick apparently still has some unpleasant memories of facing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In an appearance on 104.3 The Fan in Denver on Thursday, Billick opined about how Roethlisberger's shoulder injury will affect him in Sunday's..." January 16

  • NFL refs' boss believes Martavis Bryant's wild TD wasn't a catch

    Sporting News "Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said Friday that officials made the correct call after reviewing Martavis Bryant’s acrobatic touchdown catch in the third quarter of the Steelers' wild-card win over the Bengals — even though he personally disagreed with the initial..." January 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams is officially out for Sunday vs. Denver. QB Ben Roethlisberger is listed as questionable.

  • Report: Steelers coaches Porter, Munchak fined $10K for actions vs. Bengals

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coaches Joey Porter and Mike Munchak were each fined $10,000 for their actions in last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Porter made his way onto the field during an injury timeout, engaging several Bengals defenders..." January 15

  • DeAngelo Williams ruled out for the Divisional round of the playoffs

    SB Nation "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams met with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Monday, and was ruled out for Sunday's Divisional round matchup against the Denver Broncos. Williams missed last week's crazy Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals with the same..." January 15

  • Steelers rule out Antonio Brown

    Pro Football Talk "Pacman Jones owes Antonio Brown an apology. Brown, the Steelers’ All-Pro wide receiver, has been ruled out for Sunday’s playoff game against the Broncos. Jones claimed that Brown was faking being hurt after he took a hit to the head from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in Saturday’s..." January 15