Steelers Rumors & News

  • 3d
    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

  • Ryan Shazier probable for Sunday vs. Colts

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Steelers’ defensive starters is set to return. Rookie left inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (sprained MCL) is probable for Sunday’s game vs. Indianapolis, according to the injury report.He has practiced fully in each of the last two days. The Steelers’ first-round pick in May,..." October 25

  • Steelers free safety Mitchell is still settling into role on defense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Mitchell isn't the player he was last season in Carolina, and he knows it. The Steelers don't want him to be. As the free safety in the NFL's No. 2 defense last season, he often played much closer to the line of scrimmage, more heavily involved in the playmaking, more active in getting..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Lawyer: Pouncey brothers won’t be charged in South Beach club fracas

    Miami Herald "Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, accused over the summer of roughing up a clubgoer at their South Beach birthday party, will not be charged in the incident, according to the football stars' defense attorney. "As expected, the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney has determined that the Pouncey..." October 22

  • Steelers give their Nation reasons for hope

    Behind The Steel Curtain "During the Steelers' impressive performance Monday night, facing a Houston Texans team that's probably stronger than many people had suspected, the most intriguing aspect might have been the Steelers' obvious commitment to distributing substantial snaps among a broad complement of players on their..." October 21

  • Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Call them the 73 seconds that potentially saved a season. The Steelers lacked a pass rush, running game, viable second receiving option for Ben Roethlisberger, any semblance of an offensive identity and a solution for holding off J.J. Watt. Fans were booing loudly, Antonio Brown was throwing..." October 21

  • 10d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Gay endorses domestic violence app

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers cornerback Williams Gay helped the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh launch its national RUSafe App, which is designed to connect potential victims of domestic violence to emergency helpline. Gay said he agreed to become a spokesman for the app because there wasn't a..." October 19

  • Starkey: Ward's comments hit hard, but were they accurate?

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "To say Ben Roethlisberger was displeased with ex-teammate Hines Ward's recent critique is an understatement. A radical one. Roethlisberger, standing at his locker after practice Friday, made it clear that he believes Ward not only is clueless on Steelers matters but also the kind of guy..." October 19

  • Seahawks say trading Percy Harvin was tough, we wish him well

    Pro Football Talk "Privately, the Seahawks appear to have grown sick and tired of Percy Harvin’s antics. Publicly, they’re saying nothing negative about him as he heads out the door. As both teams have confirmed that Harvin was traded to the Jets, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider released a statement..." October 18

  • Steelers' Tuitt to get first start vs. Texans

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "On Sept. 30, 2001, the Steelers played Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In the their first game after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they beat the Bills for the first of five consecutive victories en route to a 13-3 record and an AFC Central Division title. That day more than 13 years ago also..." October 18

  • Le’Veon Bell to waive preliminary hearing in pot, DUI case

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing into the marijuana and DUI charges he faces as a result of his August 20 arrest near Pittsburgh, but his lawyer said that it won’t be necessary. Attorney Robert Del Greco told the Associated Press that his client..." October 15

  • Steelers benching Cortez Allen wouldn't hurt his development

    Behind The Steel Curtain "It wasn't too far back - although long enough younger fans may not remember or care now - then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher made the decision to bench cornerback Ike Taylor after a string of poorly played games in 2006. He was coming off a contract extension, and whether he was pressing too hard,..." October 14

  • Roethlisberger: Pretty sure Bradshaw doesn't want me to win 4 Super Bowls "It doesn't look like the frosty relationship between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw is going to thaw off anytime soon. On the season premiere of Jim Rome on Showtime, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Roethlisberger joined Rome via satellite and had some..." October 14

  • Cleveland Browns' Brian Hoyer on the 31-10 rout of Pittsburgh: 'To beat those guys that way feels good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, who knows how to hate the Steelers as much as anyone else from these parts, stopped on his way off the field to high-five, fist-bump and cheer with a bunch of fans stationed behind a "This is Hoyer Country'' sign. "It was very cool,'' said Hoyer, who will have..." October 13

  • Gene Collier: Steelers need Todd Haley to take a hike

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Getting a nice jump on ghoul season, the Browns piped in part of the original score from “Halloween” every time the alleged Steelers offense faced a third-down situation Sunday, making No. 7 in white the focal point of a Creepshow no one will soon forget. But don’t blame Ben Roethlisberger..." October 13

  • LeGarrette Blount wants the ball more

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' running game has been working well this season, so from one perspective, why fix what ain't broken One person may not see it that way. John Phillips of 93.7 The Fan was at the Steelers' South Side facility Friday and he spoke with running back LeGarrette Blount. Phillips..." October 11

  • Steelers' special teams offering little return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers' special teams ­­— aside from the rare exceptions — haven't been as advertised during the preseason. The addition of rookie Dri Archer, coupled with an explosive Antonio Brown, was supposed to give the Steelers an advantage in the return game. Neither has affected field position,..." October 11

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Heavier workload is ringing true for Steelers running back Bell

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Le'Veon Bell ripped off a 29-yard gain on his final carry of the first quarter in Jacksonville, exactly the kind of breakaway run the Steelers drafted him for 18 months ago. It was his 11th run of 10 yards or more this season. He didn't get the ball again until the third quarter. Bell..." October 09

  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin bans jersey exchanges among Steelers players

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The only jersey a player should have is his own, says Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has picked up something of a reputation for exchanging jerseys with opposing wide receivers during the last season, at least. Last year, he was seen on the grass at Heinz Field,..." October 09

  • 24d
    Chris Bradford @BCTBradford

    Tomlin says Shazier has begun running. Will practice tomorrow.

  • Steelers find redemption in staving off Jaguars

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The penalties still were there, though not as many. The secondary came up with a big play rather than allowing one. And the offense held onto the ball during the final minutes instead of giving an opportunity to another winless team to pull off a shocker. Even the run/pass option that doomed..." October 06

  • Steelers TE Miller getting better with age

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The road to recovery for Steelers tight end Heath Miller was a long and winding one after having his right knee surgically repaired nearly two years ago. At times, Miller appeared tentative and uncertain when he returned in Week 3 last season. Physically, he was fine. Mentally, the scars..." October 04

  • 27d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Steelers DE Cameron Heyward was fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct — using abusive language towards an official

  • Foster's return fortifies Steelers offensive line

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ramon Foster has started more games than any Steelers offensive lineman the past four seasons. So, it was frustrating, he acknowledged, having to sit out the past two games with an ankle injury. Foster has practiced every day this week without constraint. He expects to be penciled into the..." October 03

  • Steelers terminate the contract of punter Adam Podlesh

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers have chosen to terminate the contract of punter Adam Podlesh. Podlesh signed a one year contract with the team back in April, however due to personal circumstances he failed to report to training camp and was subsequently placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report List. The 8th year..." September 30

  • Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL's worst teams "We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season's biggest upset to date. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Heinz Field on Sunday and came out with stunning 27-24 victory, thanks to a 5-yard..." September 30

  • Bucs stun Steelers to secure first victory of Lovie Era

    Tampa Tribune "In so many ways it seemed like last year all over again for Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. There he was Sunday, seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, down by four, his team deteriorating around him — just as it did much of last season. The difference is this time the tall, rangy kid..." September 29

  • Harrison feeling down after loss in return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "So much for crowd effect. The Steelers introduced their starting defense for the second home game in a row, and newly returned linebacker James Harrison was the last one out despite not starting. Despite the huge ovation given Harrison, the Steelers turned the ball over on Ben..." September 29

  • Pouncey's return solidifies offensive line, run game for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Maurkice Pouncey rolled out of bed the day after the Steelers' season-opening win over the Browns, and instantly was reminded what he missed during his nearly one year away from the NFL. “I did kind of forget that when you wake up after the game, how you feel,” Pouncey said. “I got out of the..." September 26

  • James Harrison says he's grown since 2008 domestic abuse arrest

    SB Nation "James Harrison believes he has grown since being arrested in 2008, according to Scott Brown of ESPN. Harrison, who recently signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was arrested for hitting his girlfriend and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief. Both charges were..." September 26

  • 35d
    Ray Fittipaldo @rayfitt1

    Dick LeBeau on whether James Harrison would be active on Sunday: "I don't think Mike brought him back not to dress him."

  • Harrison working his way back with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "At 36, a still-enigmatic James Harrison has been given a new lease on an NFL career that seemingly was over when he retired about a month ago. The former All-Pro linebacker, who signed a one-year deal after passing a physical Tuesday, arrived at the Steelers' South Side facility before sunrise..." September 25

  • Ike Taylor says he'll 'be back' this season for Steelers "Cornerback Ike Taylor says the broken forearm he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Carolina Panthers won't end his long run with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Ike will be back," Taylor said of himself on Tuesday, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Taylor was one of three..." September 24

  • LaDainian Tomlinson: I'd take Le'Veon Bell over any RB in the NFL "Le'Veon Bell rushed for 147 yards on 21 carries last Sunday night against the Panthers, including an 81-yard sprint that set up a touchdown. Through three games, he has 315 yards and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He's been so good, in fact, that future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, now..." September 24

  • Steelers sign OLB James Harrison to 1-year contract

    Behind The Steel Curtain "He's not wearing a cape, but it seems like he should be. James Harrison signed a one-year contract with the Steelers, returning to the team with which he started his NFL career, less than a month after he retired from the NFL. The story was confirmed Tuesday, a day after he hinted at it via..." September 24

  • Old-fashioned power football produces victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Through the first two weeks of the season, the Steelers offense ran a lot of no-huddle, plenty of shotgun and a bunch of empty sets. While it produced yards, it didn't produce that much in a way of points, especially over the final six quarters heading into Sunday's game against..." September 23

  • James Harrison on his return to Steelers: 'Done deal' "Despite retiring late in the preseason, former Steelers linebacker James Harrison tweeted Monday that he was coming back to Pittsburgh for another season. On Tuesday, he made it official, writing simply on Instagram, "Done deal" and posting this picture. " September 23

  • 38d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    LB James Harrison scheduled to meet Tuesday with Steelers coaches. Assuming it goes well, he signs with PITT.

  • 39d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    PITT: LB Ryan Shazier sprained MCL, MRI today. LB Jarvis Jones likely needs wrist surgery, sidelined indefinitely. CB Ike Taylor broke arm.

  • Two Steelers running backs hit century mark for first time since 1986

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Carolina Panthers had the second-ranked rush defense in the NFL last season and allowed only one opposing running back to rush for 100 yards. That happened in Week 2 when the Bills' C.J. Spiller had 103 yards. In the Steelers' 37-19 romp Sunday night they ended that impressive 16-game..." September 22

  • 39d
    Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib

    Ike Taylor injury recovery time is likely 6-8 weeks.

  • Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "No one in NFL history threw for 10,000 yards and rushed for 2,000 yards in their first four seasons before Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did it in three. Newton’s start also included 92 touchdowns (throwing and rushing), second most for an NFL player in his first three seasons behind..." September 20

  • Ravens player retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers player

    USA Today "Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother. He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books,..." September 18

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers spent approximately $137 million during the offseason adding free agents, locking up their rookie class and re-signing veterans such as Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen to multi-year contracts. What do they have to show for it after two games? A 1-1 record, an ongoing inability to..." September 15

  • Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, held four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump. Despite one of the most trying weeks in franchise history, Harbaugh told..." September 12

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