Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Shaun Suisham not cleared yet
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham (knee) has not been cleared to kick at this point since he is still recovering from the torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus he suffered during the preseason. Suisham said he believes he has a good chance to be the kicker next season if he is healthy.
Steelers | Pittsburgh may pursue Eric Weddle
Steelers | David Nelson released
Steelers | Martavis Bryant being counseled
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is working out in Los Angeles this offseason, and he's talking to a counselor via phone once a week. Bryant was suspended four games last season for multiple failed drug tests.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell not running yet
Steelers | Sign two wide receivers
Steelers | Alejandro Villanueva could start in 2016
Steelers | Sign Levi Norwood
Steelers | Kelvin Beachum wants to remain tackle
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent OT Kelvin Beachum does not want to move to offensive guard from offensive tackle, whether that's with the Steelers or another team. Beachum has played his entire career at left tackle.
Steelers | Mike Adams remains under team control
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams remains under team control for at least one more season due to an obscure stipulation in the collective bargaining agreement. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list before training camp and never activated, so his 2015 season will be tolled.
Steelers | Lawrence Timmons could restructure
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons may be asked to restructure his contract this offseason. Timmons' contract could be restructured so that he is able to play the remainder of his prime years in Pittsburgh.
Steelers | Brandon Boykin could return
Steelers | Cornerback a question mark
Steelers | Meet with Cody Kessler
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger has years left
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has not shown any decline in his play and is expected to play several more seasons, according to team president Art Rooney II. Rooney said the team is not looking to start grooming their next starting quarterback at this point.
Steelers | Martavis Bryant has room to grow
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has the chance to become a better player but needs to avoid any off-field problems this offseason, according to team president Art Rooney II. Rooney said the team hopes Bryant's four-game suspension to start the season will have an impact on him.
Steelers | Improving secondary a priority
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said improving the team's porous secondary is a priority this offseason. "If you look at us statistically, we weren't where we'd like to be in terms of pass defense, and so that's an area we know we want to improve upon," said Rooney. "We certainly made progress on defense. We got better as the year went on, but we all agree we need to be better in general as a pass defense."
Steelers | Heath Miller back in 2016?
Steelers | No big offer for Le'Veon Bell?
Steelers | President wants Le'Veon Bell to stay
Steelers | Shaun Suisham may not return
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham may be on the roster bubble because he is scheduled to count $3.5 million against the cap in 2016, while PK Chris Boswell is scheduled to count only $565,000 against the cap.
Steelers | Cortez Allen could be released
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen is not expected to be on Pittsburgh's 2016 roster, in the opinion of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. Allen was given a five-year, $26 million contract two years ago.
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger happy with play
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he feels like he is playing some of his best football and will work on keeping his arm strong this offseason. Roethlisberger has completed 67.1% and 68.0% of his passes over the last two seasons, which are the best two seasons of his career.
Steelers | Dustin Vaughan joins Pittsburgh
Steelers | Ross Cockrell receives extension
Steelers | Backup QB open to competition
Steelers | Mike Mitchell needs surgery
Steelers | Four Steelers need surgery
Steelers | Sign Daryl Richardson
Steelers | No surgery for DeAngelo Williams
Steelers | Big Ben talks Martavis Bryant
Steelers | Big Ben won't need surgery
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) said he will not need surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason. He will take some time off in the next few weeks to let the injury heal. "From what I've been told by Doc (James) Bradley, no surgery," Roethlisberger said. "The ligaments will scar up and heal on their own. The only thing he could foresee possibly down the road is cleaning out the arthritis and scars. I don't foresee any surgeries anytime soon." He also said he took a painkilling shot Friday, Jan. 15, and probably wouldn't have gotten through the divisional round without it.
Steelers | Sign four to Reserve/Futures deals
Steelers | James Harrison uncertain about future
Steelers | No scores for Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers | Martavis Bryant big in loss
Steelers | Arthur Moats out for the game
Steelers | Pittsburgh's divisional round inactives
Steelers | Big Ben has entire playbook available
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger expected to start
Steelers | Friday injury report for Week 19
Pittsburgh Steelers FB Will Johnson (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 15, and is listed as questionable for the divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos. SS Will Allen (non-injury), SS Robert Golden (shoulder), LB James Harrison (non-injury), DE Cameron Heyward (back), LB Ryan Shazier (knee), TE Matt Spaeth (non-injury) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Steelers | Defense has been shaky
The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed a franchise-worst 271.9 passing yards per game this year. However, Pittsburgh's defense allowed more than 20 points just once in their last six games.
Steelers | Big Ben puts in full practice
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) put in a full practice Friday, Jan. 15, but is listed as questionable for the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 17.
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger questionable
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams ruled out