Steelers Rumors & News

  • Roethlisberger: Ladarius Green is a weapon for us

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Ladarius Green’s time with the Steelers got off to a bad start as offseason ankle surgery kept him from getting on the field in training camp and during the first half of the season. Green was signed in hopes that he would help fill the role left vacant by Heath Miller’s retirement,..." December 08

  • Le'Veon Bell: 'My goons' have my back after dirty play by Giants linebacker

    CBS Sports "Le'Veon Bell is one of the league's most dynamic players, and as such, he can be a source of frustration for opponents, particularly late in games. That was the case Sunday, when the Steelers running back rushed for 118 yards and had another 64 yards in receiving. The boiling point came late..." December 08

  • Stephon Gilmore 'wishes' coaches would allow him to match up with Antonio Brown

    Buffalo News "Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and the big, bad Pittsburgh Steelers' passing attack visit New Era Field on Sunday. Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore hopes to get a chance to test himself against Brown, who can make a convincing case as the best receiver in the NFL. Since entering the..." December 08

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Roethlisberger, Steelers stroll past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The New York Giants couldn't consistently keep Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers out of their end zone -- or, early in the game, find the right end zone themselves. The result was a game of shifting momentum -- the Steelers, as usual, building theirs in December,..." December 04

  • Steelers' Haley: Offensive line playing like 'best in the league'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger wasn't sacked in the past two Steelers games, and opponents have managed just three sacks over the past five. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley in September gushed about the play of the offensive line. After something of a lull from Weeks 3-7, it's time for Haley to boast..." December 04

  • Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell fined for joint touchdown celebration

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said this week that wide receiver Antonio Brown can’t keep getting penalties for celebrating his touchdowns as he did against the Colts on Thanksgiving night. Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell danced together after one of Brown’s three touchdown catches..." December 03

  • Steelers' Boswell added to injury report with abdominal issue

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers Saturday morning declared kicker Chris Boswell as questionable with an abdominal injury. Boswell, who was not previously on their injury list, is the only kicker on their roster and they do not have one on their practice squad. They would have until 4 p.m. Saturday to sign another..." December 03

  • With Boswell injured, Steelers add a kicker

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made an emergency kicker move Saturday morning, signing Randy Bullock. The Steelers added kicker Chris Boswell to their injury report as questionable with an abdominal injury on Saturday. Though the move would indicate that Boswell will miss Sunday’s game with the Giants, the team..." December 03

  • Le'Veon Bell ponders switching positions to receiver

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Steeler Rod Woodson transitioned from cornerback to safety and extended his career. Plenty of other corners have done the same over the years. But could a running back do the same by transitioning to receiver? Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t..." December 03

  • Antonio Brown wants to be called “Ronald” now, for a “top-secret” reason

    The Comeback "Apparently, Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown wants to be addressed as “Ronald” now. When asked about his special cleats for the NFL’s week allowing players to express themselves via their footwear, Brown dropped this on the assembled media. You should all be very confused with the situation,..." December 03

  • Jarvis Jones knows his immediate future is out of his control

    Pro Football Talk "It seemed apparent that Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones‘ days with the team were drawing nigh. But the former first-round pick may fade away even before his contract expires at the end of the season. Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he..." December 02

  • NFL fines Steelers' Antonio Brown for his latest touchdown celebration

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers want Antonio Brown to knock off the touchdown celebrations that keep drawing flags. The NFL continues to deliver the message to Brown’s wallet, too. The league fined the star receiver $24,309 for what officials penalized as a choreographed celebration on Thanksgiving..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Steelers LB James Harrison Gets Hit With His 7th Random Drug Test This Year

    Total Pro Sports "Back in August, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was officially cleared by the NFL during their PED investigation that began when Al Jazeera ran a story last December on him and a few other star players. Since then, he’s received numerous ‘random drug test.’ Of course, he’s not the..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Jarvis Jones' time with the Steelers is nearly over

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The end of the short-lived Jarvis Jones era is seemingly near, perhaps even more near than we had originally thought when the season began. That's at least what many people who listened to Mike Tomlin's news conference from Tuesday believe. It seems Jones could be the odd man out in the..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Steelers tell Antonio Brown to knock it off with celebration penalties

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Brown may be one of the most fun players in the NFL, both for his immense talent and the joy with which he celebrates his accomplishments. But the Steelers have made it clear to their star wide receiver they don’t find the penalties for his dances funny anymore. Quarterback Ben..." November 29

  • Kate Mara once dumped boyfriend for kicking, denting Lombardi Trophy

    Sportsnaut "You can’t blame those in the United Kingdom for now knowing the importance of the Lombardi Trophy in American culture. But apparently, Kate Mara did blame her ex-boyfriend, a Brit, for denting the most hallowed trophy in American sports. In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Mara, whose family..." November 29

  • Steelers begin to see a return on their investment in Ladarius Green

    Pro Football Talk "Whether it was a lingering ankle injury or ongoing concussion concerns, Steelers tight end Ladarius Green hadn’t done much for most of the season, after getting a $20 million contract in free agency. He’s now doing a lot more. Sure, he participated in only 14 snaps in the team’s 28-7 win at..." November 26

  • Steelers' Bell: 'I think we're still on the uprising' "The Pittsburgh Steelers have put an emphatic end to their midseason doldrums, winning twice in a five-day span to reclaim first place in the AFC North. "We've been playing a lot better," All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala after Thursday night's convincing..." November 26

  • Roethlisberger, Brown lead Steelers past Colts

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- After a Nov. 13 loss to Dallas in Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers were 4-5 and riding a four-game losing streak. A once-promising season had all the makings of a possible meltdown with consecutive road games at Cleveland and Thanksgiving Night at Indianapolis up..." November 25

  • Antonio Brown takes the NFL lead in catches, touchdowns

    Pro Football Talk "With a big game on Thanksgiving night, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown is staking a big claim that he’s the NFL’s best wide receiver. Brown now has 82 catches and 10 touchdowns this season, both leading the NFL. Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald is second with 74 catches, while Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson is..." November 25

  • Timmons not fined for hit on Kessler

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons was not fined for his hit on Browns quarterback Cody Kessler in last week’s game, PFT has confirmed. Timmons was assessed a 15-yard penalty for hitting Kessler in the head as Kessler rolled out, and Kessler left the game with his second concussion of the..." November 25

  • Steelers hoping goal-line stands become a turning point for defense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It was only fitting on Thanksgiving that the Steelers brought an extra helping of stuffing on their road trip. Two goal-line stands — one in each half — helped the Steelers pull out a 28-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. On both stands, the Colts had..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Karlos Williams suspended 10 games for substance abuse violation

    Larry Brown Sports "Karlos Williams has been suspended 10 games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance abuse program. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport shares the news on Williams, who is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. Williams was suspended the first four games of the season for a..." November 24

  • Pat McAfee again asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in the face

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown once kicked then-Cleveland punter Spencer Lanning in the facemask on a punt return. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has never forgotten it. With the Colts and Steelers poised to face off on Thanksgiving, McAfee had a holiday request for the..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Le’Veon Bell not worried about short turnaround after busy week

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Indianapolis Colts have the worst pass defense in the NFL, which means the Steelers likely won't get the ball to running back Le'Veon Bell 36 times when the teams play Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Still, offensive coordinator Todd Haley is prepared to give Bell another supersized..." November 23

  • Colts punter Pat McAfee begs Antonio Brown to avoid kicking him in the face

    CBS Sports "Colts punter Pat McAfee appears to be nervous for Thursday's game, because when the Colts host the Steelers on Thanksgiving, McAfee will be forced to punt the ball to Steelers receiver and returner Antonio Brown. In addition to being one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, Brown also..." November 23

  • Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey explains why Thursday games are brutal for linemen

    CBS Sports "The Steelers will spend Thanksgiving night in Indianapolis taking on the Colts, which has Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey not happy with the NFL because Thursday night games aren't exactly easy on offensive linemen. On Tuesday, Pouncey explained why. "Honestly, I don't like the Thursday..." November 22

  • Ben Roethlisberger has “no doubt” Andrew Luck will play

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol. His team plays in two days. That raises real doubts about whether he’ll be cleared to face the Steelers. But at least one person expects to see Luck on Thanksgiving night. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is going to play,”..." November 22

  • Mike Tomlin remains “disturbed” by Sunday’s officiating, wants full-time officials

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the officiating in Sunday’s win over the Browns “questionable” after the game was over and he didn’t back off that feeling during his Monday press conference. Tomlin took particular issue with a penalty on linebacker Lawrence Timmons for hitting Browns..." November 22

  • Steelers approaching “must” win territory in Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "The presumption that the Steelers will blow out the Browns obscures a cold reality for Pittsburgh’s pro football team. At 4-5, the Steelers have underachieved badly this year. It’s been a common pattern for the Steelers. When the bar is low, they surpass it. When the bar is high, they run rings..." November 20

  • Harrison sets Steelers’ sack record

    Pro Football Talk "With a third quarter sack of Browns quarterback Cody Kessler, Steelers linebacker James Harrison became the franchise’s all-time sack leader. Harrison now has 77.5 career sacks, passing Jason Gildon for the most in franchise history. " November 20

  • Steelers punish Browns to snap 4-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the winless Cleveland Browns 24-9 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak and move into a first-place tie with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. The Steelers improved to 5-5 on the strength of 146 yards rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who had every..." November 20

  • Joe Thomas knows Ben Roethlisberger loves beating the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "As Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to tie former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson for the most wins in Cleveland since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 with 10, the current cornerstone of the team’s offense knows that Ben gets specific pleasure from beating Ohio’s..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Steelers activate Bud Dupree, place Wheaton on IR "One pass rusher out, one pass rusher in. The Pittsburgh Steelers swapped injured defensive end Cameron Heyward for second-year pass rusher Bud Dupree on Saturday, officially placing the former on injured reserve while activating the latter. Dupree missed the entire preseason and spent the..." November 19

  • Steelers Promote RB Daryl Richardson To Active Roster

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday that they’ve promoted RB Daryl Richardson to their active roster. Richardson, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He spent two years in St. Louis before he was waived and later claimed by the Jets, but was unfortunately among..." November 19

  • Wheaton, Shamarko Thomas among the Steelers ruled out

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers will again be without wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey and running back DeAngelo Williams for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Wheaton (shoulder) and Heyward-Bey (foot) also missed last week’s game vs. the Cowboys. Their absence leaves the Steelers with four healthy..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Terrelle Pryor had a very good reason for telling the Steelers not to draft him

    CBS Sports "Before Terrelle Pryor burst onto the scene as one of the NFL's most athletic wide receivers, he was a quarterback for his first three seasons, all with the Raiders. Given his current job title, you can probably deduce that he wasn't consistent enough to remain there, and that's what precipitated..." November 17