Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Pittsburgh may look at two CBs
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
Steelers | Five-year deal for Antonio Brown
Steelers | Antonio Brown agrees to big deal
Steelers | More on Le'Veon Bell's franchise tag
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
Steelers | Tag likely for Le'Veon Bell
Steelers | Antonio Brown talks progressing
Steelers | Pittsburgh wants more pass-rushers
Steelers | Daniel McCullers looking to drop weight
Steelers | Not much progress between PIT Le'Veon Bell
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
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
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
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
Steelers | William Gay could be on bubble
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
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
Steelers | Pittsburgh expects Ladarius Green back
Steelers | Alejandro Villanueva may get long-term deal
Steelers | Justin Gilbert could return
Steelers | Former coach expects Ben Roethlisberger back
Steelers | Ladarius Green yet to be cleared
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
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
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
Steelers | Pittsburgh wants Landry Jones back
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
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
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
Steelers | Pittsburgh re-signs Steven Johnson
Steelers | Ladarius Green likely to stay put?
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
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
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
Steelers | Sammie Coates has another surgery
Steelers | Pittsburgh talking with Lawrence Timmons
Steelers | PIT can save cap space if Ladarius Green cut
Steelers | Extension talks in Stephon Tuitt's future?
Steelers | Pittsburgh wants Lawrence Timmons back
Steelers | DeMarcus Ayers has surgery
Steelers | Xavier Grimble re-ups with Steelers
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell seeking third opinion
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
Steelers | Antonio Brown ran wrong routes in 2016?
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.