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Steelers | Pittsburgh may look at two CBs
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:28:05 -0800

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Morris Claiborne and Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick could be options for the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.


Steelers | Antonio Brown contract update
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:07:24 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown signed a new five-year deal Monday, Feb. 27, worth $72.71 million.


Steelers | Five-year deal for Antonio Brown
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:55:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's new deal is five years in length. As stated earlier, the deal is worth more than $15 million.


Steelers | Antonio Brown agrees to big deal
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:36:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown reached an agreement to become the NFL's highest paid wide receiver Monday, Feb. 27, according to a source. Brown will earn more than $15 million per year.


Steelers | More on Le'Veon Bell's franchise tag
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:17:35 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given the exclusive franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams. The tag will earn Bell at least $12 million for 2017.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell tagged
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:01:11 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, as expected, according to a source.


Steelers | Tag likely for Le'Veon Bell
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:11:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.


Steelers | Antonio Brown talks progressing
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:29:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has made significant progress toward a contract extension, according to sources. A goal is reach a deal by March 9.


Steelers | Pittsburgh wants more pass-rushers
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:26:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II said the pass-rush is the "piece of the puzzle" that needs to be improved upon this offseason.


Steelers | Daniel McCullers looking to drop weight
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:03:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers said he would like to lose 15 to 20 pounds this offseason because he believes it would improve his quickness and explosion off the line.


Steelers | Not much progress between PIT Le'Veon Bell
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:47:30 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has not made much progress in contract talks with the Steelers and likely will receive the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before the deadline.


Steelers | James Harrison wants two-year deal
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:01:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB James Harrison is looking for a two-year contract this offseason, according to his agent. Harrison has had preliminary contract talks with the Steelers and wants to re-sign with Pittsburgh.


Steelers | No surgery for Le'Veon Bell
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:43:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is not scheduled to undergo groin surgery at this time even though he met with doctors after the season, according to a source. Bell probably would have had surgery by now if it was necessary.


Steelers | PIT not expected to re-sign Markus Wheaton
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:43 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is not expected to be back with the team next season, "unless he has no other decent offers and returns for minimum salary," according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Steelers | Pittsburgh signs two players
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:56 -0800

Free-agents LS Kameron Canaday (Cardinals) and P A.J. Hughes (Saints) were signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Feb. 21.


Steelers | William Gay could be on bubble
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:27:22 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay could be released this offseason since he is scheduled to count $2.63 million in 2017 and is 32 years old. He served as the team's nickel back this past season, but the team may want to look for an upgrade at the position.


Steelers | Pittsburgh unsure about Senquez Golson
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:17:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert indicated the team is not sure if they will be able to count on CB Senquez Golson (shoulder, foot) in 2017 since he has missed his first two seasons because of injury. Colbert said he is not sure if Golson lost any speed because of the foot injury he dealt with during his rookie season. The Steelers will not hesitate to select a cornerback in the 2017 NFL draft even if Golson is healthy.


Steelers | Steven Johnson financial details
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:14:03 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers LB Steven Johnson's one-year contract is worth $855,000, with $80,000 of guaranteed money.


Steelers | Pittsburgh expects Ladarius Green back
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:39:30 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is expected to be ready for the start of spring practice, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.


Steelers | Alejandro Villanueva may get long-term deal
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:36:13 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva is a candidate to receive a long-term contract this offseason.


Steelers | Justin Gilbert could return
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:35:39 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team could re-sign free-agent CB Justin Gilbert this offseason. Colbert said Gilbert was released because of salary cap reasons.


Steelers | Former coach expects Ben Roethlisberger back
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:53:23 -0800

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to play in 2017.


Steelers | Ladarius Green yet to be cleared
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:48:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green is not currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, but he's yet to be cleared from a concussion that he sustained in the team's Week 15 game opposite the Cincinnati Bengals.


Steelers | Pitt will tag Le'Veon Bell if needed
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:58:07 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell will hit the free-agent market March 9, and general manager Kevin Colbert said signing Bell and tagging Bell are both options. "The tag is always an option, and it's something we'll use if necessary," Colbert said. Colbert did add that even if Bell is tagged the Steelers still want to sign him to a long-term deal eventually.


Steelers | Pittsburgh iffy on Lawrence Timmons
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:13:23 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Lawrence Timmons could be playing for another team in 2017. General manager Kevin Colbert said he would love to have Timmons finish his career as a Steeler, but implied that the Steelers are willing to let Timmons test the free-agent market if he's deemed too expensive for them to keep.


Steelers | Pitt wants two playmakers for life
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:19:03 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers want impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown to remain Steelers for the rest of their respective careers, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.


Steelers | Pittsburgh wants Landry Jones back
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:10:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent QB Landry Jones is a candidate to return to the Steelers. General manager Kevin Colbert said Pittsburgh would like to re-sign their backup and keep him "in the mix." It was reported earlier that the Steelers view Jones as an elite NFL backup.


Steelers | Landry Jones highly regarded in Pittsburgh
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:09 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent QB Landry Jones is viewed among the top backups in the NFL by the Steelers' decision-makers, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Gerry Dulac. Jones is viewed as being better than "80 percent of the other backups" by the Steelers.


Steelers | Steelers targeting balanced draft class
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:41:58 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to aim for a more balanced ratio of offensive-to-defensive player selections in the early rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, as opposed to a defensive-heavy approach in the 2016 selection process, according to Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

When asked of the Steelers' draft targets during an online chat, Dulac said, "Unlike the past two seasons, when the Steelers went heavy on defense, this draft won't be as lopsided, especially in the early rounds. Last year the Steelers went defense on the first three rounds. This year, don't be surprised if you see a RB or WR sneak in there on the second round or third round, and possibly both through the first four rounds."


Steelers | Trey Williams joins Steelers
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:08:51 -0800

Free-agent RB Trey Williams (Colts) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Feb. 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Steelers | Pittsburgh re-signs Steven Johnson
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:58:29 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Steven Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Steelers Wednesday, Feb. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Steelers | Ladarius Green likely to stay put?
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:38:59 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green is likely to remain on the roster, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who believes there is "no reason for them not to bring him back." He added: "His health will determine what happens from there."


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's injury being investigated
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:17:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) and the Steelers are being investigated by the NFL over injury report protocol regarding Bell's groin injury. The injury was not listed on injury reports in the weeks before the AFC Championship. Bell left that game because of the groin injury. Pittsburgh has said that Bell's injury did not impact his practice participation as Bell missed practice due to a personal matter, not an injury. These investigations may lead to fines, suspensions or lost draft picks.


Steelers | Sammie Coates had hernia surgery
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:09:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (hernia) recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to a source. On another note, it was confirmed that Coates did not have surgery on his fingers, contrary to a previous report.


Steelers | Anthony Chickillo signs pact with PIT
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:55:47 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers exclusive rights free-agent LB Anthony Chickillo signed his one-year contract Tuesday, Feb. 14, with the Steelers, according to a source.


Steelers | Sammie Coates has another surgery
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:21:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (groin, fingers) posted on social media that he had surgery to repair a groin injury.


Steelers | Pittsburgh talking with Lawrence Timmons
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:05:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Lawrence Timmons started contract talks with the Steelers Monday, Feb. 13.


Steelers | PIT can save cap space if Ladarius Green cut
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:13:11 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers could save $5 million in salary cap space if they released TE Ladarius Green (concussion) with a post-June 1 designation.


Steelers | Extension talks in Stephon Tuitt's future?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:36:31 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract and is expected to be approached by the team this offseason to begin extension talks.


Steelers | Pittsburgh wants Lawrence Timmons back
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:20:48 -0800

Impending free-agent LB Lawrence Timmons is not at the top of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason priority list, but the club "has shown interest" in bringing him back, according to a source.


Steelers | DeMarcus Ayers has surgery
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:22:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers (groin) underwent core muscle surgery on both sides of his legs Tuesday, Feb. 7.


Steelers | Xavier Grimble re-ups with Steelers
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:24:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers exclusive rights free-agent TE Xavier Grimble signed a one-year deal with the Steelers Tuesday, Feb. 7. The NFL minimum for a player with one year of service time is $540,000.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell seeking third opinion
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:50:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) mentioned to people around him that he will seek a third opinion on potentially getting surgery. Previously, one doctor told him to get it, while the other suggested rest.


Steelers | Justin Gilbert released
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:09:59 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Justin Gilbert was released Monday, Feb. 6.


Steelers | Antonio Brown ran wrong routes in 2016?
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:21:32 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has already had contract with the front office in regards to a contract extension, but Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes the team should consider trading him as he enters his walk year. According to Cook, Brown committed three excessive celebration penalties early in the season, jogged back to the line of scrimmage in the team's first playoff game during a two-minute drill and frequently ran the wrong routes in more than one game as a way to pout about how he was being used.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Allen Will SS
Anderson Kevin X. LB
Ayers DeMarcus WR
Bell Le'Veon RB
Benford Tim WR
Berry Jordan P
Blount Akil LB
Boswell Chris PK
Brown Antonio WR
Brown-Dukes Brandon RB
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
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Davis Sean SS
DeCastro David OG
Dixon Brandon CB
Dupree Bud LB
Fanaika Jason DE
Feiler Matt OT
Fichtner Randy AC
Finney B.J. C
Fort L.J. LB
Foster Ramon OG
Friend Kyle C
Gay William CB
Geathers Clifton DL
Giemont Garrett AC
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Golson Senquez CB
Green Ladarius TE
Grimble Xavier TE
Hagen Jacob FS
Haley Todd OC
Hamilton Cobi WR
Hargrave Javon DL
Harris Ryan OT
Hawkins Jerald OT
Heyward Cameron DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hilton Mike CB
Hubbard Chris OG
Hughes A.J. P
Huguenin Farrington DL
Hunt Brandon TO
James Jesse TE
Johnson Devonte CB
Johnson Gus RB
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Steven 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
Mettenberger Zach QB
Mihalik Brian OL
Milton Keavon OT
Mitchell John AC
Mitchell Mike FS
Moats Arthur LB
Monday Will P
Munchak Mike AC
Murphy Tyler WR
Nix Roosevelt FB
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Palmer Michael TE
Phillips Shakim WR
Philon Roy DL
Porter Joey AC
Pouncey Maurkice C
Riddick Shaquille LB
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Rogers Eli WR
Rooney II Art TO
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Severin Canaan WR
Shabazz Al-Hajj CB
Shazier Ryan LB
Sigler Devaunte DL
Smith Danny AC
Smith Devin X. CB
Smith Dreamius RB
Stewart Dez WR
Tomlin Mike HC
Toussaint Fitzgerald RB
Tucker Marcus WR
Tuitt Stephon DL
Villanueva Alejandro OL
Walton L.T. DE
Warren Greg LB
White Kevin X. CB
Williams Karlos RB
Williams Trey RB
Williams Vince LB