Steelers Rumors & News

  • Army vet Alejandro Villanueva lands on Steelers practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "Mason Plumlee has heard the criticism. When the Brooklyn Nets big man was bumped up to Team USA from the select team, and again when he made the final roster, there were rumblings that it wasn't totally on merit. He'd just finished his rookie season, and he'd played a total of two minutes in the..." August 31

  • New policy possibly wouldn’t have applied to Roethlisberer

    Pro Football Talk "That new beefed-up policy regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and assault and battery generally imposes real and substantial penalties, especially for a second offense. But plenty of questions remain officially unanswered, including what precisely constitutes an offense. ESPN has..." August 29

  • Panthers backup QB Anderson injures hand in 10-0 preseason win vs. Steelers

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson's adventures in football and fatherhood began in a delivery room Wednesday evening in Charlotte and ended in a training room at Heinz Field on Thursday night. With starting quarterback Cam Newton on the sideline with cracked ribs, an injury to..." August 29

  • Martavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks wide receiver Martavis Bryant can have a bright future as part of the team’s offense, but the team may have to decide how much he’ll be able to do in the present before setting their 53-man roster this weekend. The fourth-round pick isn’t going to..." August 29

  • Steelers have plenty of new faces at wide receiver

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There's little doubt the Steelers will lean heavily on the right arm of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the 2014 season, which kicks off with the opener Sept. 7 at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. Even though second-year running back Le'Veon Bell finished with a flurry in 2013,..." August 28

  • Rashard Mendenhall Is Now TV Writer For Upcoming HBO Show "Rashard Mendenhall may be the first man ever who can say that in the span of one year he went from starting on an NFL team to writing for an HBO show. The 26-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that since retiring from the..." August 28

  • CBA prevents Steelers discipline for Bell, Blount

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Good morning, A fellow who plays fantasy football asked me yesterday if I thought Le’Veon Bell would be suspended for the first game of the season. I told him no. He said that was good because he just drafted him in the fifth round for his fantasy football team. No one was interested in him,..." August 27

  • Steelers trim roster to 81 players "The Steelers released nine players and still have to release six more by 4 p.m. The Steelers made nine roster moves this morning, reducing their roster to 81 players. The team is still required to release six more players to get to the league-mandated 75 players prior to today’s 4 p.m. deadline." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Tomlin: Steelers could suspend Bell, Blount "The Steelers could be without one or both of their top running backs when they open the regular season in two weeks against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reiterated Monday that Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be punished after getting arrested on marijuana..." August 26

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Sean Spence, who sprained PCL in right knee vs Eagles, does not need surgery and should be OK

  • Bell, Blount play, then apologize "Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologized Thursday night but said nothing about the charges each faces for marijuana possession. Bell and Blount, who were stopped Wednesday afternoon after a Ross Township police officer smelled marijuana coming from the..." August 22

  • Distracted Steelers show nothing in loss to Eagles

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "They kept the starters in until deep into the third quarter, not that it mattered. The Steelers never were into this game — mentally, physically or emotionally. Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount played as if nothing happened the day before on McKnight Road, and the rest of the Steelers..." August 22

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    Ken Laird @Ken_Laird

    Jason Worilds came jogging off the field into the locker room without anything visible on his knee. Looks fine

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    Burt Lauten @SteelersPRBurt

    .@steelers LB Sean Spence has a right knee injury & will not return to the game.

  • Steelers struggle in 31-21 loss to Eagles

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Anyone think the Steelers had a bad day Wednesday when two players were stopped for marijuana possession? It only got worse Thursday night. If the third game is the most telling of the preseason, the Steelers would seem to be in a heap of trouble based on their performance against the..." August 22

  • Le'Veon Bell didn't know he could get a DUI while high "Le'Veon Bell didn't know he could get a DUI while high By Will Brinson | NFL Writer August 22, 2014 11:38 am ET Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were popped for possession of marijuana Wednesday afternoon by the Ross Township Police just hours before a team flight..." August 22

  • Snoop Dogg wants Steelers to fire Todd Haley

    Pro Football Talk "Snoop Dogg has become over the years the ultimate football frontrunner, gliding onto the bandwagon of any team that achieves any real success. He’s apparently anxious to get back on the black and gold party bus. But he thinks the team needs a little help first. “Man, the Pittsburgh Steelers..." August 22

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Steelers will allow NFL to handle any disciplinary measures vs. Bell, Blount. Again, Goodell not likely to act in 2014. Both play tonight

  • Steelers' Bell, Blount taken into custody, admit to pot possession "The Pittsburgh Steelers backfield could be facing legal trouble. Detective Brian Kohlhepp of the Ross Township, Pennsylvania Police Department confirmed to NFL Media that running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were pulled over Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. ET. They, along with an..." August 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Following the marijuana-related arrest, #Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount did travel with the team for the preseason game. Le'Veon Bell did not

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Brett Keisel signs two-year deal with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers officially announced the signing of defensive end Brett Keisel today. Keisel, who is entering his 13th season, signed a two-year contract. The Steelers cut defensive lineman Al Lapuaho to make room on the roster for Keisel, who will travel with the team to Philadelphia but is not..." August 20

  • Marcus Gilbert, Steelers reach 5-year extension

    SB Nation "Gilbert was the only lineman to start all 16 games for the Steelers in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert with an extension through the 2019 season, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Gilbert's average of $6 million will make him among..." August 19

  • Boomer Esiason: If Manziel starts vs. Steelers he'll get his 'ass kicked' "Brace yourself, because we're in for a lot of Johnny Manziel. After an uninspiring effort against the Redskins Monday night, the Browns' quarterback situation is as murky as ever, but that isn't the story after Johnny Football gave the Redskins' bench the finger late in the third..." August 19

  • Shazier pick impresses

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ryan Shazier spent the offseason and early portions of training camp impressing Steelers coaches and validating his selection at No. 15 overall in the NFL draft. Missing seven practices at Saint Vincent College and the first preseason game against the New York Giants because of a knee bruise..." August 17

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    Dave Richard @daverichard

    Le'Veon told me after tonight's game that LeGarrette "probably will" get the goal-line carries for PIT this season. More to come.

  • Steelers beat Bills in preseason battle

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ryan Shazier, making his first pro appearance, and Ben Roethlisberger, prepping for his 11th NFL season, put everyone on notice that the Steelers have every intention of making this transition season something quite different than the previous two. Shazier, 21, shook off that knee “boo-boo”..." August 17

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    Zac Jackson @FSOhioZJackson

    Manziel: I don't think I'm ready for Pittsburgh right now. I don't.

  • Steelers rookie makes a big impression all the way around

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "His teammates and coaches call him Big Dan. Linebackers coach Keith Butler, who played 10 seasons in Seattle in the 1980s, said he would come out of retirement if he could play behind him. Buffalo Bills center Doug Legursky, a former Steelers player, went against him in a scrimmage on the..." August 16

  • New Steelers RB coach Saxon must manage crowd

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "New Steelers running backs coach James Saxon worked in the same capacity the past three years in Minnesota, where future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson made life simple. Peterson received the lion’s share of the carries and Saxon had no concerns about getting opportunities for other..." August 15

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Mike Tomlin said long snapper Greg Warren has meniscus tear and will miss 4 weeks. Warren has started 64 cons reg season games.

  • Steelers cornerbacks are vowing to be better tacklers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers cornerbacks practiced with a chip on their shoulders Wednesday. They had to prove to the Buffalo Bills — and themselves — that they are tough enough. The entire secondary has faced intense scrutiny for being soft against the run the past two seasons. And the corners still have visions..." August 14

  • Roethlisberger reacts to ex-Steeler Sanders' claim

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As Emmanuel Sanders this week backed up his previous comments that Peyton Manning is a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger, there was a reaction … from Ben Roethlisberger. “He’s going to say whatever he can about the quarterback he is with,” Roethlisberger said in a way that reflected his..." August 14

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Steelers prepare for the NFL crack down on defensive penalties

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers try to prepare their defenders to avoid the new NFL crack down on defensive contact penalties that is a focus for officials entering the 2014 season. Playing defensive back in the NFL was borderline ridiculous in 2013, and in 2014 it might very well be nearly impossible..." August 12

  • Steelers trying to sign OT Marcus Gilbert to contract extension

    Behind The Steel Curtain "There has been speculation in the past couple weeks that the Steelers may get a long-term deal done with tackle Marcus Gilbert. According to Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Ed Bouchette, this may develop into more than just speculation. Gilbert, a former second round pick, has been inconsistent thus..." August 11

  • Giants new-look offense struggles in win over Steelers

    New York Post "Nothing. That’s what Eli Manning accomplished Saturday night with his passing game — and that never has happened before. This is Manning’s 11th season and in every game, every preseason affair, he always has left the field managing to complete at least one pass. That’s not too much to ask, but..." August 10

  • Steelers eager to see rookie RB/WR Archer's preseason debut

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After the first series, it's difficult to get a starter to pay attention to what's going on during a first preseason game. That won't be the case Saturday when the Steelers travel to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants in the preseason opener. Everyone is eager to see what rookie..." August 09

  • Report: Maurkice Pouncey, but not Mike, to be charged with battery "Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey were accused last month of assaulting nightclub patrons at a nightclub during the twin brothers' annual birthday bash in Miami. Though an attorney for the brothers denied the Pouncey's involvement, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports that Maurkice, a..." August 09

  • St. Vincent post office swamped after Steeler's autograph vow

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mail addressed to Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been stacking up at St. Vincent College almost as fast as Brown has been racking up yards. “That's definitely a football,” Maria Schifano, assistant manager at the post office on the Unity campus, said Tuesday of one oddly shaped..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Maurkice Pouncey, but not Mike, to be charged with battery "Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey were accused last month of assaulting nightclub patrons at a nightclub during the twin brothers' annual birthday bash in Miami. Though an attorney for the brothers denied the Pouncey's involvement, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports that Maurkice, a..." August 07

  • Two rookie defensive starters isn't out of the question for the Steelers

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers don't typically start rookies on the defensive side of the football. Dick LeBeau prefers experience over youth, but with Ryan Shazier already deemed a starter on the depth chart by LeBeau, could there be an unprecedented second rookie to start on the defense? It..." August 05

  • Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: 'I'm expecting Johnny Manziel to be the starter' for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' quarterback competition is just starting to percolate in Berea. But legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau thinks he knows whom the Browns will start in the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. "I'm expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the..." August 05

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Steelers K Shaun Suisham's 4-year extension is worth $13.1 M with $2.85 M guaranteed.

  • Steelers activate Mike Mitchell from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but the Steelers are going to get their first look at their biggest free agent acquisition in a full training camp practice. The team announced Monday that safety Mike Mitchell has been activated from the PUP list. Mitchell passed his physical after..." August 04

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    Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib

    Tomlin acknowledges Heyward-Bey has a concussion.

  • Team extends Suisham's contract through 2018

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "By pushing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's extension talks into next year, the Steelers were hoping to lock up some of their players who are facing expiring contract. Shaun Suisham on Friday became the first benefactor. The Steelers announced they extended Suisham's contract through the..." August 02

  • Gilbert shaping up fast for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers offensive right tackle Marcus Gilbert always possessed the natural talent to excel in the NFL. Now, he believes he has developed the off-field habits that will help him take the next step in his career. Gilbert, a second-round draft pick out of Florida in 2011, said he is feeling..." August 02