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Steelers | Mike Tomlin does not assume job security
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:50:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin does not assume he has job security. "I don't assume that," Tomlin said.


Steelers | Two safeties may compete for one spot
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:28:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers S Robert Golden and S Ross Ventrone could compete for one roster spot during training camp. Golden likely would have the advantage over Ventrone because of his special teams play.


Steelers | Brad Wing will need big camp to make team
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:23:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers P Brad Wing will need to clearly outperform P Adam Podlesh during training camp and the preseason in order to make the final roster.


Steelers | Coach praises team
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:22:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau recently said the team had the best organized team activities he's ever been a part of and is excited about where the team currently stands.


Steelers | Arthur Moats provides versatility
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:18:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Arthur Moats recently said he brings versatility to the team with his ability to play both outside and inside linebacker. Moats was featured mostly on the outside during Pittsburgh's minicamp this offseason.


Steelers | Antwon Blake expected to have bigger role
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:33:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Antwon Blake is expected to have a bigger role on defense this upcoming season. Blake received most of his playing time on special teams in 2013.


Steelers | Shamarko Thomas hopes to start
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:54:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Shamarko Thomas expects to push FS Mike Mitchell for the startng free safety job but is willing to whatever the team asks. "The expectation is to start, but at the end of the day, it's about what the coaches want," Thomas said. "But don't get it wrong, we're going to compete." Thomas is expected to receive most of his time in the nickel and dime packages.


Steelers | Cam Thomas could start
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:08:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cam Thomas could start at defensive end until DE Stephon Tuitt is ready to take over the starting job. Thomas appears to be better suited to be a swing player at defensive end and defensive tackle.


Steelers | Brian Arnfelt could be on bubble
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:05:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt has a good chance to make the final roster at this point but could be on the roster bubble if the team decides to re-sign free-agent DE Brett Keisel.


Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey faces lawsuit
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:35:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will be sued for his alleged role in a nightclub disturbance Saturday, July 12. An alleged physical altercation occurred involving Pouncey, and a statement was taken by police. The police did not identify a suspect.


Steelers | Showing interest in Jermichael Finley
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:06:19 -0700

Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) is receiving interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers. It should be noted that the Steelers' neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon, performed Finley's surgery in November and cleared him in May. "Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain't what it's supposed to be," said Finley, who has 223 career catches for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns. "If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that's a difficult thing that I'm going through with myself …"


Steelers | Antonio Brown back with Rosenhaus Sports
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:42:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation Sports and plans to rehire Rosenhaus Sports for representation, sources told Fox Sports. Per NFL rules, Brown must wait five business days before officially hiring Rosenhaus Sports.


Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey not on police report
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:02:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey was not listed on an initial police report arising from an alleged altercation Saturday, July 12 at a South Beach nightclub in Miami. The investigation is ongoing.


Steelers | Derek Moye will have to compete for spot
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:17:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Derek Moye has improved this offseason but will still need to compete for a roster spot during training camp, according to wide receivers coach Richard Mann.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant expected to help in red zone
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:15:19 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope WR Martavis Bryant will be able to be a factor in the red zone and could also be a deep threat on offense, according to wide receivers coach Richard Mann. "He's a big guy, different from what we've had, as far as his length. We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone. He has a big reach. He has good speed. So we can use him in various ways, as far as cleaning things out. He's also a deep threat. He does have the speed," Mann said.


Steelers | Coach happy with Le'Veon Bell's work
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:58:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell performed well during offseason workouts and has been showing improvements in his game, according to manager Mike Tomlin. "Le'Veon Bell has had a great offseason," Tomlin said. "He's really shown that he is excited about taking the next step in terms of work that he's done thus far, particularly from a conditioning standpoint."


Steelers | Dri Archer to be used at multiple positions
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:54:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer will receive playing time at running back and wide receiver this upcoming season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Preseason to determine RB rotation
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:42:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said training camp and preseason games will determine how the team uses RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer in the running game.


Steelers | Teammate impressed with Al Lapuaho
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:26:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Al Lapuaho really stood out during offseason workouts, according to DE Cam Heyward.


Steelers | Daniel McCullers will be on bubble
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers will be on the roster bubble during training camp and likely will need to outperform DT Loni Fangupo for the primary backup job to make the roster. McCullers could be a practice squad candidate if he does not make the roster.


Steelers | David Snow on roster bubble
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C David Snow will have to beat C Cody Wallace for the No. 2 center job during training camp if he wants to make the final roster.


Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey praised by coach
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:05:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey received praise from offensive line coach Mike Munchak recently, who said Pouncey's teammates really rally around him and have been encouraged by his comeback from a torn ACL last season. Munchak said he's excited about the progress Pouncey has made.


Steelers | Two linemen could compete for one spot
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:17:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Guy Whimper and OT Wesley Johnson could compete for one roster spot during training camp if the team decides to keep only eight offensive linemen on their final roster.


Steelers | Three fighting for No. 5 WR job
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:59:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Justin Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Derek Moye are still battling for the No. 5 wide receiver job. WRs Antonio Brown, Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant hold the top four spots on the depth chart.


Steelers | Will Johnson to see more time at TE
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:00:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers FB Will Johnson is expected to receive more time at tight end this upcoming season and could provide some production as a receiver.


Steelers | Two TEs could fight for one spot
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:00:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TEs David Paulson and Michael Palmer may compete for one roster spot during training camp. The difference in the competition probably will be which player performs better on special teams.


Steelers | May go with three RBs on roster
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:35:01 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers may consider keeping on RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer on their final roster and having one running back on their practice squad.


Steelers | Jordan Hall could be practice squad option
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:39:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jordan Hall is considered a long shot to make the final roster but could be a candidate for the practice squad.


Steelers | Joey Porter could be a head coach
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:34:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant coach Joey Porter could be a head coach one day, according to former teammate Larry Foote. "I think he's going to be a head coach in this league one day," Foote said. "I think he has that 'it' factor to be a head coach if he stays the course. He has an enthusiasm and excitement that you can't teach, you can't develop, you've just got to be born with it and I'm excited. Hopefully he grows from the coaching side, X's and O's, organization and stuff like that. But shoot, he's on the fast track because he can lead men, he can get men to run through a wall."


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to get at least 300 carries?
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:46:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell may see at least 300 carries this season, according to a source. Pittsburgh has stated they are committing to the run this season.


Steelers | Ike Taylor not happy with new deal
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:23:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor said that he is not happy about the pay cut he took in March in order to stay with the team. "I'm (ticked) off about it, still am (ticked) off about it and I'm going to be (ticked) off until the end of the season about it," Taylor said. "Did it hurt me? Hell yeah. Does it still hurt? Yeah, it hurts, but hopefully I can go in and bounce back this year, do what I need to do on the field and we will see what happens after."


Steelers | Shamarko Thomas working with Troy Polamalu
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:34:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Shamarko Thomas has been working out with SS Troy Polamalu since the end of offseason workouts, according to CB Ike Taylor. Taylor said Polamalu invited Thomas to work out with him, which is something Polamalu rarely does with other players.


Steelers | Chris Carter improving, ready for bigger role
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:29:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chris Carter said he needs to work on his pass coverage to become a more complete player, adding that he already has good pass-rushing skills. Former NFL LB and current Steelers' defensive assistant Joey Porter has mentored Carter throughout the offseason. According to DL Steve McLendon, Carter looks good and is doing the right things off the field to put himself in the best situation on the field.


Steelers | Mike Adams to push for job
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:46:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams could push OT Marcus Gilbert for the starting right tackle spot.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell could see 300 carries
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:45:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will likely see 300 carries this season, but not much more than that as the team will use RBs LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer to spell him and keep him fresh.


Steelers | Dri Archer unsure about role
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:43:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer said he is not sure what his role will be this upcoming season but does expect to make an impact. "It's going to be a big role, but I'm just going to do whatever I'm asked to do. Play receiver, play running back, helping special teams. Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to do it," Archer said.


Steelers | Could re-sign Brett Keisel right before training camp
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:55:01 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers could re-sign free-agent DE Brett Keisel right before training camp starts, in the opinion of Scott Brown of ESPN.com. Keisel could be a terrific mentor for DE Stephon Tuitt, and it would allow the team to bring him along slowly.


Steelers | Want to throw out of play-action more
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:48:00 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers want to run the football better this season to improve their passing game, specifically through play-action, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. In 2013, the Steelers threw the lowest percentage (11 percent) of play-action passes in the league.


Steelers | Coach excited about receivers
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:19:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is excited about the wide receiver position heading into training camp. It could be a position of strength for the team. "It's as deep a group as I've been around from top to bottom," Haley said near the end of offseason practices. "I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won't make the team."


Steelers | Sean Spence not expected to be limited
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:47:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he did not see anything during offseason workouts that told him LB Sean Spence (knee) will not be able fully participate in training camp.


Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey could compete for starting job
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:43:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley indicated WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be given a chance to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job.


Steelers | Will use no huddle more often?
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:43:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore said he expects the team to use the no-huddle offense extensively this upcoming season based on offseason workouts.


Steelers | No visit for Brandon Flowers
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:24:53 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be hosting free-agent CB Brandon Flowers (Chiefs) for a visit at this point, according to a league source.


Steelers | No offer to Jason Worilds
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:13:27 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not made a contract extension offer to LB Jason Worilds since he signed his transition tag tender offer, and the two sides have not had any contract talks, according to a source.


Steelers | Stephon Tuitt signs
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:47:07 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed second-round pick DE Stephon Tuitt to an undisclosed deal. All rookie deals are for four years.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Adams Mike X. OT
Alexander Alvester RB
Allen Cortez CB
Allen Will SS
Archer Dri RB
Arnfelt Brian DL
Beachum Kelvin OG
Bell Le'Veon RB
Blake Antwon CB
Blanchflower Rob TE
Blount LeGarrette RB
Brown Antonio WR
Brown Justin WR
Bryant Martavis WR
Butler Keith AC
Carter Chris LB
Coale Danny WR
Colbert Kevin GM
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Davis Bryce LS
DeCastro David OG
Elkins Chris OL
Fangupo Loni DL
Fichtner Randy AC
Foster Ramon OG
Garvin Terence LB
Gay William CB
Giemont Garrett AC
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Goodwin C.J. WR
Gradkowski Bruce QB
Green Isaiah CB
Haley Todd OC
Hall Jordan RB
Hemer Ethan DE
Herner Ethan DE
Heyward Cam DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hubbard Chris OG
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Wesley OG
Johnson Will FB
Jones Howard DE
Jones Jarvis LB
Jones Landry QB
Kay Brendon QB
Khan Omar TO
Kugler Sean AC
Lake Carnell AC
Lapuaho Al DL
LeBeau Dick DC
Mann Richard AC
Mauro Josh DE
Maysonet Miguel RB
McCain Brice CB
McCray Emmanuel OT
McCullers Daniel DT
McLendon Steve DL
Miller Heath TE
Mitchell John AC
Mitchell Mike SS
Moats Arthur LB
Molls Daniel LB
Moore Kashif WR
Moore Lance WR
Moye Derek WR
Munchak Mike AC
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Palmer Michael TE
Paulson David TE
Philon Roy DT
Podlesh Adam P
Polamalu Troy SS
Poole Tauren RB
Porter Joey AC
Pouncey Maurkice C
Richardson Shaquille CB
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Sampson Lanear WR
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Shazier Ryan LB
Simmons Will OG
Smith Danny AC
Smith Devin CB
Snow David C
So'oto Vic LB
Spaeth Matt TE
Spence Sean LB
Suisham Shaun PK
Taylor Ike CB
Thomas Cam DL
Thomas Shamarko SS
Timmons Lawrence LB
Tomlin Mike HC
Tuitt Stephon DL
Ventrone Ross CB
Wallace Cody C
Warren Greg LB
Waters Eric TE
Wheaton Markus WR
Whimper Guy OT
Williams Nick DL
Williams Vince LB
Wilson Kion LB
Wing Brad P
Worilds Jason LB
Zumwalt Jordan LB