Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell: 'I won't miss games'
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, said "I'm not going to miss games, trust me." "I'm gonna win the appeal...ppl have no idea what happened, but don't worry...let em hate," Bell wrote directly to a fan. "When I end up missin no games at all, ppl for sure gonna try to love me again and I'm only ridin with my LOYAL fans!!"
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win appeal
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to have a successful appeal for his pending four-game suspension due to the NFL's stringent policies. The results of the appeal are expected before the regular season starts. Additionally, Bell missed several drug tests resulting in the suspension, as opposed to the originally reported one missed test, according to sources.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may face suspension
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policy because of a missed test, according to sources. The appeals process is underway, and no announcement has been made. No date for Bell's appeal has been set, but it's expected to be heard before the start of the regular season. If it's not overturned, he would miss the first four games of the season.
Steelers | Mandel Dixon signs with Steelers
Steelers | Matt Spaeth released by Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) was released with a failed physical designation Thursday, July 21. "Matt never fully recovered from knee surgery that occurred this past offseason, and he will not be ready to return to football activities at this time," general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement released by the team.
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams feeling great
Steelers | Sean Davis has chance to start
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis performed well during offseason workouts and should have a good chance to win the starting strong safety job during training camp. Davis will have to compete with FS Robert Golden and SS Shamarko Thomas for the job.
Steelers | Jesse James may see more work in camp
Steelers | Bud Dupree might play more
Steelers | Pittsburgh may have two RBs in backfield
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he believes there will be times that he and RB DeAngelo Williams will be on the field at the same time. "There are definitely going to be packages where me and 'D-Lo' are going to be out there at the same time," Bell said. "I'm ready for that."
Steelers | Ross Cockrell the favorite to start?
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell on track for camp
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell hints at contract demands
Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey to be involved?
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey could remain high on the Steelers' depth chart this season, mainly due to his speed. Heyward-Bey has reached up to 25 miles per hour while running this offseason.
Steelers | Bud Dupree may see more time
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree could receive more playing time at outside linebacker in the 2016 if the team is not confident in their pass coverage, in the opinion of NFL.com's Conor Orr. Dupree is competing with LB Arthur Moats for playing time and is a better pass rusher, while Moats is better against the run.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell targets third preseason game
Steelers | Brandon Johnson joins Pittsburgh
Steelers | Shaun Suisham cut
Steelers | Pittsburgh could trade a kicker
Pittsburgh Steelers PKs Shaun Suisham and Chris Boswell will be competing for the kicker job during training camp, but the team may look to trade one of the kickers before the start of the regular season, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.
Steelers | Bud Dupree better prepared
Steelers | Mike Mitchell returns to practice
Steelers | Landry Jones has edge for No. 2 QB job
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones received most of the work as the No. 2 quarterback during offseason workouts and appears to have an edge over QB Bruce Gradkowski for the job heading into training camp.
Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey had seven surgeries
Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) had six surgical procedures and a skin graft as a result of the broken left tibia he suffered in a 2015 preseason game. The initial surgical wound didn't heal properly resulting in a staph infection and a need for the subsequent surgeries.
Steelers | James Harrison may have a few years left
Steelers | Shaun Suisham expected to kick soon
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell denies drug test rumor
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell addressed rumors that he missed a drug test, which would result in a failed test result. "I haven't missed any drug tests, failed any drug tests. I am fine," Bell said Tuesday, June 14.
Steelers | Jay Rome waived
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger likes two-point tries
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may wait for new deal
Steelers | David DeCastro may be extension candidate
Steelers | Javon Hargrave signs rookie deal
Steelers | Kevin X. Anderson reverts to IR
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams will be used
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams will be used by offensive coordinator Todd Haley in 2016 despite the return of RB Le'Veon Bell from injury. "I think the difference between last year and this year is that we got a big body of work from DeAngelo last year," said Haley. "We got to see him do a lot of things, and obviously he did a very good job for us. Knowing a lot more about him will maybe help give Le'Veon more rest when he needs it, although knowing Le'Veon he never wants to come off."
Steelers | Jake Phillips works out for Steelers
Steelers | Ross Cockrell could start
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ross Cockrell could start early in the 2016 season because of his experience and dependability. He said he does need to improve his patience and footwork at the line of scrimmage.
Steelers | Artie Burns contract update
Steelers | Pittsburgh makes two roster moves
Steelers | Two Steelers revert to IR
Steelers | Sammie Coates performing well
Steelers | Artie Burns signs
Steelers | Two battling for starting LT job
Steelers | Chris Boswell expects competition
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Chris Boswell said he expects to compete with PK Shaun Suisham (knee) for the kicker job during training camp. Boswell may have an edge over Suisham because of his lower salary.
Steelers | Mike Mitchell will not rush back
Steelers | Sammie Coates in great shape
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates is expected to benefit significantly from the one-year suspension of WR Martavis Bryant. Coates has "worked like crazy" this offseason and is in great shape and the coaching staff is tremendously confident in his abilities, beat writer Ed Bouchette said.
Steelers | Shaun Suisham aims for training camp
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham (knee) will not kick until training camp. The goal is for Suisham to compete for the starting job, but PK Chris Boswell might have a leg up in the competition due to his performance last season and his low-priced contract.