Steelers Rumors & News

  • Mike Tomlin on job security: Hopefully I’m not an ex-coach when season ends

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As Steelers coaches gathered at Seven Springs Mountain Resort to celebrate their Super Bowl win in February 2009, the mood was festive. There was a sense of relief and accomplishment. Two years after being hired, Mike Tomlin, at 36, was the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl, fulfilling..." July 20

  • Mike Tomlin on job security: Hopefully I’m not an ex-coach when season ends

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier on Sunday, we shared Giants co-owner John Mara saying that he didn’t think winning two Super Bowls gave Tom Coughlin the right to decide when his run as Giants coach comes to an end. Based on his comments on his own job security in Pittsburgh, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin would almost..." July 20

  • Alleged victim of assault says he’ll sue the Pouncey twins

    Pro Football Talk "The man who has accused the Pouncey twins of assaulting him plans to go on the assault himself. According to NBC 6 in Miami, 24-year-old Riquan James (who had identified himself in online posts as Ricky Vasquez) has announced plans to sue the Pounceys for injuries allegedly inflicted at the..." July 15

  • Jermichael Finley: Pittsburgh Steelers offered deals "Jermichael Finley's quest to return to the football field continues at the doctor's office. The free agent tight end will undergo further testing on his injured neck Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams, Finley told USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Finley recently suggested he was..." July 15

  • Pouncey Brothers Assaulted Man at Cameo Nightclub Last Night, Victim Claims

    Broward Palm Beach "A man says that Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his brother Maurkice assaulted him at Cameo Nightclub in Miami Beach last night, where the often-troubled Dolphins center and his twin behemoth brother were holding their annual birthday bash. "There was an incident that occurred at Cameo last..." July 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    From me + @RossJonesFOX: Steelers WR Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation, plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports for representation, sources say.

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Dri Archer isn’t sure how he’ll be used

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers may have gotten the (wait for it) steal of the draft with third-round running back Dri Archer, a speedster from Kent State that adds an intriguing dynamic to the Pittsburgh attack. Assuming that Archer can get the most out of his skills on the sometimes choppy, uneven turf of Heinz..." July 03

  • Todd Haley says new line coach Mike Munchak is “a stud”

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley has been a head coach, and he’s worked with talented players. But he sounds a little in awe of one of his fellow assistants. Haley had nothing but praise for new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, saying he brings something new to the Steelers’..." July 02

  • Mike Munchak, Steelers linemen excited about fresh start

    Pro Football Talk "This offseason brought about a big change for Mike Munchak. He was fired as the Titans’ head coach, ending a three decade run with the organization that drafted him in the first round of the 1982 draft on a sour note. Munchak wasn’t out of work for long, though. He signed on to coach the..." July 01

  • Ike Taylor is 'pissed off' he took $4.25M pay cut with Steelers "Back in March, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor agreed to a $4.25 million pay cut to help the Steelers make some room under the salary cap. As you can imagine, Taylor wasn't too thrilled with taking the pay cut and he told Jim Rome all about it on Monday. Taylor was scheduled to make $7 million..." July 01

  • Former Kent State star Dri Archer eager to unleash his speedy skills with Steelers

    Akron Beacon Journal "BEREA: “Where are these pictures going to go up?” Dri Archer asked a photographer at a youth football clinic as part of the NFL Rookie Symposium at the Browns’ training facility in Berea. Archer, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third-round draft pick out of Kent State, is still getting used to all of..." June 29

  • Steelers LB Chris Carter enters crucial season

    Pro Football Talk "If nothing else, history suggests keeping an eye on Steelers backup outside linebacker Chris Carter this summer. After all, Carter is entering his fourth NFL season, and he wouldn’t be the first Steelers outside linebacker to find his way after spending several years as an understudy. For..." June 28

  • Ex-Cowboy Terrell Owens' list of top NFL wide receivers doesn't include Dez Bryant

    Dallas Morning News "Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens joined the NFL Network crew on Total Access and was asked to pick the top wide receivers in the league. Here's T.O.'s top four: Detroit's Calvin Johnson - no brainer. Chicago's Brandon Marshall - OK. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown - on the..." June 28

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • Veteran Lance Moore making seamless transition with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Those 346 receptions and 38 touchdowns he had in New Orleans apparently don't impress Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore's new landlords. “They've kind of treated me like an older child,” Moore said, laughing. “But as long as I keep my area clean, I'm pretty good.” At least Bruce and Miranda..." June 20

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Report: Worilds rejected Steelers' deal; offer still stands "Now we know why there has been no progress between the Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Jason Worilds on a new contract. Worilds rejected a long-term offer from the Steelers "awhile ago," Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last week. There is no word on the specifics of..." June 15

  • Steelers lineman Marcus Gilbert can take big jump in 2014

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers signed center Maurkice Pouncey to an extension last week that will pay him an average of $8 million per season. The next Steelers offensive lineman likely to cash in on a big contract is right tackle Marcus Gilbert, though it's unclear at this point if the Steelers will be the team..." June 15

  • Legendary Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82 "Pittsburgh Steelers icon Chuck Noll, the only coach to win four Super Bowls, died at his Pittsburgh-area home Friday night. He was 82. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said Noll died of natural causes at 9:45 p.m. ET. Noll went 209-156-1, including the postseason, while coaching the..." June 14

  • Steelers extend Maurkice Pouncey by five years

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has made no secret of his desire for a long-term contract, his twin brother has gotten one in Pittsburgh. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth, according to a source with knowledge of the contract, a..." June 12

  • Police seize heroin, cash and guns from home owned by ex-Steeler Deshea Townsend

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Townsend is not thought to be a suspect in the case, but he owns the home at which two men were arrested in possession of heroin and firearms. Police raided a Mount Washington home owned by ex-Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend Sunday, arresting two men and seizing 1,500 bricks of heroin and..." June 10

  • Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers will run more no-huddle this year

    Pro Football Talk "The no-huddle offense will be commonplace in Pittsburgh this year. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said at Organized Team Activities that going no-huddle will be the norm this year, and the Steelers wont just be running it when the game situations dictate it. “I don’t want to call it..." June 08

  • Larry Foote, Kronk VIPs get emotional at funeral for Keith Lee

    Detroit Free Press "Larry Foote fought back tears. The former Michigan linebacker was overcome with emotion about losing his mentor and friend Keith Lee, the veteran Kronk Gym boxing trainer who died suddenly last Friday at age 57. Foote, 33, the longtime Pittsburgh Steeler who played briefly for the Detroit..." June 07

  • Versatile Steeler Thomas grateful for new opportunity

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steve McLendon didn't answer the question, but it was more like he couldn't answer it about new teammate Cam Thomas. “I would rather not say what he brings because I want people to see what he brings,” McLendon said. Maybe a better answer might be from where will Thomas bring it? The..." June 07

  • Steelers sign first round pick Ryan Shazier to four-year deal

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Before this week, the Steelers were working their way up from the bottom of their draft, signing rookies in the reverse order they selected them last month. Then came the LaMarr Woodley windfall, and Thursday they went right to the top to sign linebacker Ryan Shazier, their first-rounder, to a..." June 06

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Jermichael Finley draws interest of Raiders, Steelers "Although the Seattle Seahawks have dropped out of the chase for Jermichael Finley, several teams are lining up to take their place. The New England Patriots hosted Finley for a visit last Friday. The Packers still envision the tight end playing in Green Bay if his surgically repaired neck..." June 04

  • Pouncey’s brother says Mike is being tortured over Dolphins locker room harassment scandal

    Palm Beach Post "Life has changed for Dolphins center Mike Pouncey since he was cited in the locker room harassment scandal and labeled a bully. He’s the only instigator remaining on the team (Richie Incognito and John Jerry are both gone). The accuser, Jonathan Martin, is also gone. Pouncey hasn’t said much..." June 04

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • LeGarrette Blount happy to complement Le’Veon Bell

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Le'Veon Bell is no small running back, not by any measure. At 6 feet 1 and a lean-muscled 230 pounds, he is a combination of surprising power and deceptive speed. But even Bell, who enters his second season as the focal point of the Steelers offense, admits he looks small compared to the newest..." June 01

  • Derek Moye hoping to use height in a more productive way

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Two minutes remained in the first half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sept. 16, 2013 when Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye snagged his first NFL touchdown pass, a 1-yard rainbow in the back of the end zone from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The touchdown tied the score, 10-10,..." May 31

  • Steelers sign fifth-round pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers signed another fifth-round draft pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson of Arizona. They now have five of their nine draft choices under contract, leaving their top four unsigned." May 29

  • Roethlisberger is eager to land new contract with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to think about the decision he might have to make a year from now. If the Steelers don't sign him to a new contract, might he play out the final season of his deal and become a free agent? “I have no clue,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday. “All I worry about is..." May 28

  • Markus Wheaton on track to start for Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "In recent years, the Steelers have found a couple of talented receivers via round three of the draft. They now need another one to step up. With 2009 third-rounder Mike Wallace and 2010 third-rounder Emmanuel Sanders now gone via free agency, 2013 third-rounder Markus Wheaton is in line to..." May 25

  • Rookies key for Steelers, but 2013 class not exempt

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Everyone wants to know about the new guys. Will Ryan Shazier provide an inside pass rush and strengthen a weak run defense? Will Stephon Tuitt be the next Aaron Smith or the next Ziggy Hood? Will Dri Archer be able to outrun every defender on the field? Will Martavis Bryant be the tall wide..." May 23

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Steelers receiver Brown eyes new targets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In a perfect world, Steelers receiver Justin Brown would not have participated in rookie minicamp for a second consecutive year. The camp’s name suggests Brown was out of place, which he was as the only 2013 draft pick that had to take part in the three-day camp. Brown was selected in the sixth..." May 21

  • James Harrison and Santonio Holmes hoping for Steelers reunion "Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison is still holding out hope of suiting up for the Pittsburgh Steelers again. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes apparently wants to re-join Harrison in Pittsburgh. "Both of them want to come back to the Steelers," veteran cornerback Ike Taylor..." May 20

  • Steelers start signing draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers are the latest team to start signing their draft picks. Pittsburgh is taking a page from Johnny Manziel’s pal Drake and starting from the bottom. They have signed sixth-round defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and seventh-round tight end Rob Blanchflower, the final two picks in..." May 19

  • Rookie Jordan Zumwalt training on inside, outside

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One position where the Steelers are thin on talent and which they ignored in the draft is outside linebacker. Or did they? They drafted two who played some there in college, but announced both would play inside linebacker, Ryan Shazier and Jordan Zumwalt. Yet in his first two days at..." May 18

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • Man acquitted in Steelers’ Adams stabbing case files civil suit "One of the men acquitted of stabbing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Adams during an altercation in South Side last year filed a civil suit Tuesday. Channel 11’s Alan Jennings got ahold of the suit. Dquay Means is suing Adams for malicious prosecution, Jennings reported, citing misuse of due..." May 13

  • Steelers agree with 10 undrafted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Though the Steelers didn’t select a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, they did add one afterwards. The club announced Saturday it had reached agreements with 10 undrafted free agents, including Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay. Kay (6-4, 228) completed 262-of-395 passes for 3,302 yards..." May 11

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Steelers WR coach Richard Mann says 6-4 Bryant will get a chance to start as a rookie. Seems to be a theme for them in this draft.

  • Steelers add speedy, versatile Dri Archer

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers need some weapons on offense. They added one in the third round on Friday night. Speedy, diminutive tailback Dri Archer has arrived as the 33rd pick in round three and 97th overall. The former Kent State standout ran a blazing 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine,..." May 10

  • Steelers' Shazier comes with an edge

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Even at 5 years old, Ryan Shazier possessed the patience and discipline to keep bullies at bay by taking the high road. The Steelers' first-round pick absorbed myriad verbal jabs after being diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. “When I was younger, it was..." May 10