Troy Polamalu RUMORS & NEWS

  • Troy Polamalu has snubbed Steelers since they forced him into retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "Troy Polamalu was one of the most beloved Pittsburgh Steelers players in team history, but he was apparently not feeling all fuzzy about the franchise when he retired last spring. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Polamalu has avoided most Steelers-related events since..." February 17

  • Report: Steelers great Troy Polamalu retiring after 12 seasons

    Fox Sports "Troy Polamalu, whose iconic long hair roamed the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive backfield for 12 seasons, is retiring, according to a report on The report says Polamalu has informed the Steelers of his decision. He was an eight-time Pro-Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro. " April 10

  • Troy Polamalu: “I did not seriously consider playing elsewhere”

    Pro Football Talk "It was clear in the weeks leading up to Troy Polamalu’s retirement that the Steelers were done with him, and urged him to retire so they didn’t have to cut him. But it took Polamalu a bit longer to come to the realization he reached last night, to retire after 12 NFL seasons. He said he..." April 10

  • Report: Steelers planning to play 2015 without Troy Polamalu

    The Score "Troy Polamalu remains on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster, but it doesn't sound like the veteran safety is in the team's plans. Rumors circulated earlier this offseason that the Steelers hoped for Polamalu to announce his retirement and save the team from the messiness of releasing one of the..." April 01

  • Art Rooney II: 'I don't have an update on Troy'

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to wait for Troy Polamalu to decide if he will retire or play another season. But it is becoming increasingly clear that if Polamalu returns in 2015, it will be with another team. Steelers president Art Rooney II said on Friday the team does not have any..." March 21

  • Agent: Polamalu undecided whether to play in 2015

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu might not be with the Steelers very much longer, but that doesn't mean he's done with football. Right now, he just isn't sure. Amid reports of the Steelers wanting the veteran All-Pro safety to retire instead of the team being forced to release him, Polamalu still could play in..." March 05

  • Steelers may want Polamalu to retire so they don’t have to cut him

    Pro Football Talk "Troy Polamalu was a great player for the Steelers for years, but he turns 34 next month, and he isn’t great anymore. Which puts the Steelers in an awkward position. No one in Pittsburgh wants to see Polamalu get cut and try to finish his career in another uniform, but the Steelers don’t want to..." March 04

  • Steelers' Polamalu ponders murky future after team's playoff loss

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu made a long, arduous walk toward his locker more than an hour after the Steelers were ousted from the postseason by Baltimore in Saturday night's wild-card game, which was decided, in part, by penalties and momentum-crushing turnovers. The outcome, a 30-17 defeat at Heinz Field,..." January 05

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Reggie Bush will not play Sunday against Arizona but expected back Week 12. Steelers optimistic Troy Polamalu back Week 13 after their bye

  • Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier out for Steelers in Week 10 vs. Jets

    Behind The Steel Curtain "Two constants on the Steelers' defense this season have been the presence of Troy Polamalu in the Steelers' secondary and the shaky health-status of rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. Neither will play Sunday when the Steelers travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets in Week 10. Polamalu (knee)..." November 04

  • Steelers extend Polamalu, Miller through 2016

    Pro Football Talk "Reports that the Steelers weren’t going to cut safety Troy Polamalu have been proven correct. What those reports did not predict was that Polamalu would get a contract extension, but that’s what the Steelers announced on Wednesday. Both Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller have been locked up..." March 05

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Steelers gave S Troy Polamalu a three-year, $20 million extension that saves Pittsburgh $4.5 million against the salary cap this year.

  • Steelers, Troy Polamalu to rework deal

    ESPN "While they still need salary-cap space, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not release veteran safety Troy Polamalu, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday morning. One source said the Rooney family simply is too loyal and Polamalu has been two valuable. Either the two..." March 05

  • Art Rooney II: Steelers want Troy Polamalu to retire in Pittsburgh

    CBS Sports "Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has been in Pittsburgh since 2003 when the Steelers selected him 16th overall in the NFL Draft. Polamalu began his career in the steel city and if recent comments made by team president Art Rooney II are any indication, Polamalu should plan on finishing his career in..." January 17

  • Art Rooney II wants Troy Polamalu to retire a Steeler "The future of safety Troy Polamalu is one of the biggest questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason. Many observers expect Polamalu to be released, but team president Art Rooney II expects Polamalu to stay. "How we structure or restructure (Polamalu's contract) is something we will..." January 15

  • Steelers strong safety Polamalu ponders next season, beyond

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu doesn't want to think about this possibly being his last game with the Steelers. “I don't know,” the seven-time Pro Bowl safety said Thursday about his future in Pittsburgh. “My intention is to play on Sunday, and we'll see what happens from there on.” Might he retire, if he..." December 27

  • Polamalu goes where he's needed for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Life in the NFL is a myriad of moving parts, a cacophony of adjustments where defenses change alignments, coverages adapt to tendencies and players change positions. It is not uncommon, for example, for a defensive end in college to be moved to outside linebacker in the NFL, a practice the..." December 15

  • Steelers safety Polamalu finds himself in tough position

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Can you imagine Terrell Suggs playing strong safety not long after being named Defensive Player of the Year? Or even J.J. Watt lining up at cornerback? What about Charles Woodson at nose tackle? Seems about as silly as having a finally healthy, barely-over-200-pound, 32-year-old Troy..." December 14

  • Steelers’ Polamalu strives to regain status as elite safety

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Troy Polamalu is 32, or eight years older than the Seahawks' Earl Thomas, who was acknowledged as the NFL's top safety a season ago. Polamalu is coming off one of the most disappointing of his 10 NFL seasons, one in which he was on the sidelines more than he was at safety. The absence of one of..." June 13

  • Oft-injured Polamalu switches tactics

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The right calf injury that reduced Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's 2012 season to seven games also bothered him in 2011, when he played in them all. And in 2010, when he was NFL defensive player of the year. And in 2009. This year, he decided to do something about it. "I've done quite a bit..." May 22

  • Troy Polamalu talks rule changes

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu says that if the NFL is going to keep passing rules designed to make the game safer, the players should get a vote on those rules. "There's rule changes every year," Polamalu said in an interview on "SportsCenter." "I do wish, however, that the NFL did..." March 30

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