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Steelers | Sammie Coates to miss start of camp
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:18:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (knee) underwent a knee scope last week and will miss the start of training camp, according to a source.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell a workhorse in 2016
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:27:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season, but once he returned, he received 85.6 percent of the team's carries and 21.6 percent of the team's targets over the final 13 games of the regular season.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play in Week 1
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:15:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't committed to reporting to training camp on time, but he plans to play in every regular season game.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell looking to be paid like RB, WR
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:48:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he is looking for a deal that will pay him like a No. 1 running back plus a No. 2 wide receiver, according to NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell had big offer
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:54:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given an offer that would have averaged $12 million per year. He would have earned $30 million over the first two years and $42 million over three years, according to sources. The franchise tag he will play under in 2017 is worth $12.1 million.


Steelers | Alejandro Villanueva could hold out
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:19:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent OT Alejandro Villanueva has yet to sign his tender and might hold out if his agent advises him to do so. Villanueva did report to minicamp earlier this offseason.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may sit out camp
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:13:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell may not sign his franchise tag tender until the Steelers break training camp, in the opinion of an unnamed teammate.


Steelers | No extension for Le'Veon Bell
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:32:16 -0700

Pitssburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will play the 2017 season under the franchise tag if/when he signs it. He is not obligated to show up for training camp since he has not signed the tag.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell still negotiating
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:17:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell continues to negotiate a contract in the final hours before the deadline players receiving the franchise tag can sign a deal Monday, July 17.


Steelers | Two PIT CBs will have to play special teams
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:52:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CBs Senquez Golson and Brian Allen will have to show they are able to play on special teams if they want a chance to make the 53-man roster. Allen will be a candidate for the practice squad if he does not make the final roster.


Steelers | Nothing close between PIT, Le'Veon Bell
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:07:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not close to an agreement on a long-term contract with the Steelers at this point. The Steelers have until Monday, July 17, to sign Bell to a multi-year deal.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant wants to talk to QB
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:31:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant said he wants to talk with QB Ben Roethlisberger "man-to-man" about the public comments Roethlisberger made about Bryant's suspension. "Hopefully we'll have it before the season starts," Bryant said. "If not, that's fine. I'm still going to go out and perform and do what I have to do to be the best teammate I can be."


Steelers | Pittsburgh to ramp up Le'Veon Bell talks
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:37:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is due to make $12.1 million in 2017 if he plays the season under the franchise tag, but the team hopes to "press" negotiations over the weekend as the sides head toward the deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals Monday, July 17.


Steelers | Deadline deal for Le'Veon Bell?
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:48:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's extension talks could go down to the July 17 deadline, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Fittipaldo believes both sides have enough incentive to work out a long-term deal.


Steelers | Bud Dupree likely will start
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:12:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree likely will be the starting left outside linebacker this season. Dupree said he is more confident and has a better understanding of the defensive playbook.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier remains confident
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:16:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier has missed 14 games over the last three seasons, but he has elite potential when he's healthy, just ask him. "I just want to have a full year in general just for myself," Shazier said. "I feel like I have the capability of being one of the best players in the NFL. People can't really see what I can do when I'm not on the field. Your best ability is your availability," Shazier added. Shazier could have more of a leadership role this year, too, with Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons gone.


Steelers | DeAngelo Williams open to PIT return
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:51:22 -0700

Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Steelers) said he is open to re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster wants chemistry with QB
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:17:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he is looking forward to building better chemistry with QB Ben Roethlisberger during training camp. He did receive some work with the first-team offense as a slot receiver during offseason workouts.


Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster works in goal-line packages
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:19:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster saw work in goal-line packages with the first-team offense during organized team activities. He also saw extensive work with the Juggs machine after practice, and by his estimation, he caught 240 passes. He caught them in sets of 20 from distances far away to up close and practically right in front of the machine. It was a way of toughening his hands and seeing passes come at a variety of speeds.


Steelers | Phazahn Odom hoping to earn spot
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 19:46:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Phazahn Odom has been working on his blocking with tight ends coach James Daniel as he attempts to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell feeling good
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:43:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) has been training in Los Angeles this offseason and said he is feeling healthy after he underwent groin surgery earlier this offseason.


Steelers | Artie Burns arrested Thursday
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:47:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns was arrested Thursday, June 29, and was charged with driving with a suspended license. Miami-Dade County court records show that Burns has not paid hundreds of dollars of traffic tickets and failed to appear for a hearing. Burns posted bond and was released Friday, June 30.


Steelers | Three Steelers LBs to compete for roster spot
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:03:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Arthur Moats, Anthony Chickillo and Keion Adams are expected to compete for one or two roster spots during training camp.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell 50-50 to sign deal
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:50:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell signing a long-term deal could go either way, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter. Both sides have motivation to get it done, but there's no deal in sight for now.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell plays ball
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:14:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) posted a video of him playing basketball over the weekend after having core surgery in the offseason.


Steelers | Daniel McCullers slimming down
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:35:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers has lost eight pounds this offseason and intends to drop 10 more pounds before reporting to training camp. He was listed at 352 pounds last season.


Steelers | L.T. Walton practices with starters
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:24:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DE L.T. Walton received first-team reps at defensive tackle during organized team activities and minicamp, due to an undisclosed injury to DT Javon Hargrave.


Steelers | Xavier Grimble a potential starter?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:57:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Xavier Grimble could push TE Jesse James for the starting job if he can become consistent catching the football, according to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com.


Steelers | Knile Davis working on special teams
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:41:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Knile Davis worked on most of the special teams units during offseason workouts and was told he will compete for the kick returner job. He also received a solid amount of snaps at running back during the workouts since RB Le'Veon Bell was not present and RB James Conner (hamstring) was dealing with an injury.


Steelers | Sammie Coates healing up
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:54:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (groin) said he has spent the last month making sure his "body is back to normal" following offseason groin surgery.


Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey close to retirement?
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:12:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has said in the past that he will retire when QB Ben Roethlisberger retires because he does not want to work with a new quarterback but indicated he may be willing to stay after Roethlisberger leaves. "You get so used to playing with a great quarterback like that. For it to switch up, maybe try it out for one year of experience or two to see how things go, but man, it would be real hard," Pouncey said.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell extension iffy before deadline?
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has a 50% chance of agreeing to a long-term extension before the July 17 deadline, in the opinion of Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora cites Bell's history of injuries and suspensions as logical reasons to take a year-by-year approach with Bell. Plus, Bell counts $12 million against the Steelers' salary cap.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger praises Martavis Bryant
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:17:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said WR Martavis Bryant "looks like a stud, as usual" when asked how the returning wide-out is fitting back in with the team.


Steelers | James Conner still bothered by injury
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:17:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (hamstring) said he was not able to do much during minicamp because he is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered during rookie minicamp.


Steelers | Senquez Golson needs to be quicker
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:15:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said he hopes CB Senquez Golson (foot) will be able to regain his speed before the start of training camp.


Steelers | Coach happy with T.J. Watt
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:08:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he is happy with how LB T.J. Watt is picking up the defensive scheme.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's workload being discussed
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:54:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's workload has been a topic of conversation for the coaching staff, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. "He's a guy who gets stronger every game," Haley said. "He does not want to come out of the game. He's a year older. We've got to make sure we cover all of that, which we will and do as a staff."


Steelers | Rushel Shell released
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:37:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rushel Shell was released Thursday, June 15.


Steelers | Cameron Sutton terms
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:47:32 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cameron Sutton's four-year deal is worth $3.217 million with a $736,128 signing bonus.


Steelers | T.J. Watt signs contract
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:04:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice LB T.J. Watt signed his four-year contract Wednesday, June 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Steelers | Tyson Alualu limited Tuesday
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:26:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Tyson Alualu (calf) said he was limited during practice Tuesday, June 13, because of a calf injury. He said he will be ready for the start of training camp.


Steelers | Alejandro Villanueva reports for minicamp
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:07:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva reported for the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 13, despite not yet signing his exclusive rights tender.


Steelers | Cameron Sutton signs rookie deal
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:02:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cameron Sutton, a third-round pick, signed his rookie four-year deal Tuesday, June 13.


Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster impressing
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:08:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has been showing why he was drafted so high during OTAs, according to LB Ryan Shazier.


Steelers | Stephon Tuitt not worried about contract
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:31:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt said he is not worried about his contract situation but would be happy with a contract extension.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Adams Keion LB
Adams Nelson DT
Allen Brian CB
Allen Will SS
Alualu Tyson DL
Anderson Kevin X. LB
Ayers DeMarcus WR
Bell Le'Veon RB
Benford Tim WR
Berry Jordan P
Boswell Chris PK
Brown Antonio WR
Brown Christian DT
Bryant Martavis WR
Burns Artie CB
Butler Keith DC
Canaday Kameron LS
Chickillo Anthony LB
Coale Danny WR
Coates Sammie WR
Cockrell Ross CB
Colbert Kevin GM
Conner James RB
Cooper Ethan OG
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Davis Knile RB
Davis Sean SS
DeCastro David OG
Dixon Brandon CB
Dobbs Joshua QB
Dupree Bud LB
Feiler Matt OT
Fichtner Randy AC
Finney B.J. C
Fort L.J. LB
Foster Ramon OG
Friend Kyle C
Galambos Matt LB
Gay William CB
Geathers Clifton DL
Giemont Garrett AC
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Golson Senquez CB
Grimble Xavier TE
Hagen Jacob FS
Haley Todd OC
Hamilton Cobi WR
Hargrave Javon DL
Harrison James LB
Hawkins Jerald OT
Heyward Cameron DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hilton Mike CB
Holba Colin LS
Houston Bart QB
Hubbard Chris OG
Huguenin Farrington DL
Hunt Brandon TO
Hunter Justin WR
James Jesse TE
Johnson David B. TE
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Steven LB
Jones Landry QB
Kallon Francis DE
Kelsey Keith LB
Khan Omar TO
Kugler Sean AC
Lake Carnell AC
Lang Paul TE
Legursky Doug OG
Lewis Isaiah S
Mann Richard AC
Matakevich Tyler LB
Matthews Mike C
Matthews Ricardo DE
Maxey Johnny DL
McCullers Daniel DL
Mihalik Brian OL
Milton Keavon OT
Mitchell John AC
Mitchell Mike FS
Moats Arthur LB
Munchak Mike AC
Murphy Tyler WR
Nix Roosevelt FB
Odom Phazahn TE
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Orndoff Scott TE
Palmer Michael TE
Phillips Shakim WR
Philon Roy DL
Porter Joey AC
Pouncey Maurkice C
Riddick Shaquille LB
Rodgers Jake OT
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Rogers Eli WR
Rooney II Art TO
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Sensabaugh Coty CB
Severin Canaan WR
Shazier Ryan LB
Sigler Devaunte DL
Smith Danny AC
Smith Devin X. CB
Smith-Schuster JuJu WR
Stafford Daimion SS
Sutton Cameron CB
Tomlin Mike HC
Toussaint Fitzgerald RB
Tucker Marcus WR
Tuitt Stephon DL
Villanueva Alejandro OL
Walton L.T. DE
Warren Greg LB
Watson Terrell RB
Watt T.J. LB
Webb Terrish DB
White Kevin X. CB
Williams Trey RB
Williams Vince LB