Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Ike Taylor open to changing positions and teams
Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) said during an interview with Mike Florio on PFT Live Wednesday, Jan. 28, he'd like to play two or three more years. He also indicated he'd be open to moving to safety and open to playing elsewhere in 2015. Taylor specifically mentioned that following former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would appeal to him. "If coach LeBeau's there, yes. If the time and money is right, yes," Taylor said.
Steelers | Richie Leone signs
Free-agent P Richie Leone (Ravens) signed a Reserve/Future deal Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Steelers | Pittsburgh needs pass-rushing help
Steelers | Brad Wing signs extension
Steelers | Want to keep Jason Worilds
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Jason Worilds is receiving interest from the team for a possible return, according to team president Art Rooney. "We would like to keep Jason," Rooney said. "He had a good year. Like anything else, if the two sides can come to an agreement on a contract we would like to keep him."
Steelers | Will keep same defense for 2015
Steelers | May not bring Troy Polamalu back
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu may not be back with the team even if he plans to play another season, according to president Art Rooney II. Rooney wants Polamalu to retire with the team, but he's coming off an unproductive season in which he didn't have a single sack or interception. Polamalu has two years left on his contract.
Steelers | Shawn Lemon signs
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will not play in Pro Bowl
Steelers | Cam Heyward, Kelvin Beachem extension candidates
Steelers | Work out two
Steelers | Work out Richie Leone
Steelers | Mitchell Van Dyk signs
Steelers | Isaiah Lewis signs Futures deal
Steelers | Keith Butler named defensive coordinator
Steelers | Keith Butler expected to get DC job
Steelers | Chris Hubbard re-signed
Steelers | Raheem Morris a coaching candidate?
Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris could be a candidate for the defensive coordinator position for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morris has experience as a head coach and defensive coordinator, and he has a close friendship with head coach Mike Tomlin.
Steelers | No interviews for DC position
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler is expected to take over as the team's next defensive coordinator, especially because the team has not scheduled any interviews with candidates outside the organization for the position. Butler has been the linebackers coach since 2003, and he turned down chances to interview for defensive coordinator positions in the past.
Steelers | Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter could be promoted
Steelers | Meeting with Keith Butler about DC job
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was scheduled to meet with head coach Mike Tomlin Monday, Jan. 12, to discuss the possibility of Butler becoming the team's next defensive coordinator.
Steelers | Dick LeBeau's resignation surprised team
Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's resignation caught the team by surprise, according to sources. It is believed that LeBeau wanted to leave alongside some of the team's older defensive players.
Steelers | Keith Butler may be top DC candidate
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler appears to be the most likely candidate for the team's defensive coordinator position, but he is free to talk to other teams since his contract has expired.
Steelers | Work out three players
Steelers | Dick LeBeau leaving team
Steelers | No surgery for Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers | Jason Worilds fined $10,000
Steelers | Five signed to Futures deals
Steelers | Terence Garvin re-signs
Steelers | Martavis Bryant ready for next step
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who had 26 catches, 549 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season, is eager to improve upon his numbers in his sophomore season in 2015. Bryant plans to work out with WR Antonio Brown this offseason in Miami. His eight touchdowns put him tied for fourth in the league among rookies.
Steelers | Jordan Dangerfield, L'Damian Washington signed
Steelers | Jarvis Jones expected to start in 2015
Steelers | Todd Haley signs extension
Steelers | Jason Worilds could receive tag
Steelers | Brice McCain hopes to return
Steelers | Matt Spaeth likely to have surgery
Steelers | Ike Taylor open to retirement
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor said he believes he can play for a few more seasons but is open to retirement this offseason. Taylor said he does not want to play for another team if the Steelers release him. Taylor would like to be part of the Steelers organization if he does decide to retire.
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger could have surgery
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) could have minor offseason surgery on his knee to get it cleaned up, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger said he didn't suffer a concussion in the team's wild-card playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and his hand is also fine.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will have normal offseason
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger wants new deal
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is confident that he and the team will agree on a new contract after he was tied for the NFL lead with 4,952 passing yards this season. Roethlisberger is heading into the final year of his eight-year, $102 million deal, and the Steelers hope to work something out to keep him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. President Art Rooney II wants Roethlisberger to retire with the team. Roethlisberger will make $11.6 million next year with a cap hit of $18.395 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Steelers | Cortez Allen has knee scope
Steelers | Seven signed to Futures deals
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed TE Rob Blanchflower, CB Kevin Fogg, WR C.J. Goodwin, DE Ethan Hemer, LB Howard Jones, DL Joe Kruger and OL Alejandro Villanueva to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 5.
Steelers | Arthur Moats open to returning
Steelers | Mike Mitchell likely to have surgery
Steelers | Troy Polamalu, James Harrison unsure of futures
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu and LB James Harrison are both unsure if they will continue their careers next season after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild-card playoff round last weekend. Polamalu still has two years left on his contract, but he's beginning to wonder if he should call it quits. Polamalu had 61 tackles in 12 games this year but didn't have an interception and forced just one fumble. It was the first time since 2007 that he hadn't recorded at least one interception or a sack. Harrison had 5.5 sacks in 11 games this year.