Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Antonio Brown torches rookie
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown beat CB Artie Burns for a pair of touchdowns in the first day of OTAs Thursday, May 26, and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said he believes a 2,000-yard season is possible for Brown.
Steelers | Ladarius Green idle from ankle surgery
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) is out of organized team activities as he recovers from offseason ankle surgery. He doesn't have a firm timetable, but he's hopeful to be ready for training camp.
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger has high expectations
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said the offense will be looking to average 30 points per game in 2016 even though WR Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the entire season. "It is still our goal," Roethlisberger said. "We were close last year, but we didn't get there." The Steelers averaged 26.4 points per game in 2015 but the average increased to 28.9 points when Roethlisberger started or played at least a half.
Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey claims full health
Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) participated fully in organized team activities Tuesday, May 24. Pouncey said his injured leg is at 100% despite having multiple surgeries last year to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell deflects injury proneness
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) doesn't believe each of his three injuries in each of his first three seasons in the NFL aren't indicative of him being injury prone. Bell said he's still going to be physical but protect himself at the same time.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell full-go by camp?
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he will be 100% healthy by training camp. He has already participated in individual drills during organized team activities, including running and cutting, as he continues to recover from a torn medial collateral ligament.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell says he'll be ready
Steelers | Eli Rogers could make roster
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers is not guaranteed a spot on the final roster, but he could receive some work as a slot receiver. The team was high on Rogers before the 2015 season but suffered an injury during the preseason.
Steelers | Pittsburgh may use two TEs in red zone
Steelers | Sean Davis signs rookie deal
Steelers | Mike Mitchell should be cleared
Steelers | Antonio Brown's dancing can help
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown believes his experience on Dancing With the Stars can give him an advantage on the football field. "[Dance training] can definitely help me with football, change of direction, fluidity, constantly being ready for the next move," Brown said. "Dancing is all about the next move, being prepared for the next move in the midst of any move. It will definitely help with ankle strength, pushing off, change of direction." Brown also said that he wants to be a Steeler for his entire career, saying it would be an honor to receive a contract extension at some point. "I always want to be a Steeler for life. We will let those things take its course," said Brown, who has 3,532 yards and 23 touchdowns since 2014. "I'm excited to get back on the field. ... My focus right now is to show up and become the best player."
Steelers | Make two roster moves
Steelers | Demarcus Ayers has edge in roster battle
Pittsburgh Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers, WR Tyler Murphy, WR Eli Rogers and WR Shakim Phillips will likely battle for the No. 5 receiver job, and Ayers' ability to contribute as a kick returner could give him an edge. Special teams coordinator Danny Smith said he has been impressed by Ayers quickness.
Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski terms
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unknown for OTAs
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's (knee) status for organized team activities in a few weeks is unknown, but he's expected to be limited if he's cleared. Training camp might be the best gauge used to determine his status as he's six months removed from right knee surgery. There's no timetable for a full return. As it stands, there's no definitive reason to believe Bell will miss Week 1.
Steelers | Travis Feeney a freakish athlete
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Travis Feeney (shoulder) starred at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he thinks that two shoulder surgeries in college scared teams off until the Steelers grabbed him in the sixth round. He ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and posted a 40-inch vertical leap. Feeney did this at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. For context, those are better numbers than top-10 pick Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd.
Steelers | Sean Davis could start immediately
Pittsburgh SS Sean Davis projects as a strong safety, and the competition is wide open. He might start if he proves he is ready during training camp and the preseason.
Steelers | Three signed
Steelers | Four Steelers cut
Steelers | Demarcus Ayers, Tyler Matakevich sign
Steelers | Three Steelers released
Steelers | Decline option on Jarvis Jones
Steelers | Landry Jones could still be No. 2 QB
Steelers | James Harrison returning
Steelers | Pittsburgh re-signing Bruce Gradkowski
Steelers | Three rookies could start on defense
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns, FS Sean Davis and DT Javon Hargrave will all have the chance to become starters in their rookie season. "I believe it's realistic," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "That's why we chose them where we chose them. But they have to earn it, and we'll give them the opportunity to do that."
Steelers | Pittsburgh expects James Harrison to play
Steelers | Invite Jacob Huesman for tryout
Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agents DL Johnny Maxey (Mars Hill), LB Tyriq McCord (Miami-Fla.), P Will Monday (Duke), DL Giorgio Newberry (Florida State), RB Christian Powell (Colorado), TE David Reeves (Duke), TE Jay Rome (Georgia), OL Quinton Schooley (North Carolina State), WR Canaan Severin (Virginia) and DL Devaunte Sigler (Jacksonville State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
Steelers | Artie Burns becomes a Steeler
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell appears to be on track
Steelers | Pittsburgh not pursuing Josh Norman
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell part of initial drug testing
Steelers | Devontae Booker visits Pittsburgh
Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski could return
Free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers) is still an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team wants to see him throw before they sign him. Gradkowski missed the entire 2015 season because of a shoulder injury.
Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey attends training
Steelers | Brian Hoyer of interest to Pittsburgh
Steelers | William Jackson an option for Pittsburgh?
Steelers | Pittsburgh interested in Brian Hoyer
Steelers | Cortez Allen cut
Steelers | James Harrison considering retirement?
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison said "retirement sounds better than ever" because the Steelers play on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day this year. Harrison is believed to be returning for his 14th season, but statements like these could leave him on the fence.
Steelers | Pittsburgh looking to upgrade D-line
Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson and Baylor DT Andrew Billings have visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and head coach Mike Tomlin said the team is interested in adding a good player along the defensive front with the 25th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Steelers | Pittsburgh visits with more DBs
Ohio State SS Vonn Bell, Clemson S T.J. Green, Auburn CB Jonathan Jones and North Carolina Central CB Ryan Smith met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, April 7, and they met with Florida State FS Keanu Neal, Boise State S Darian Thompson and Temple CB Tavon Young Wednesday, April 6.
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams cleared