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Steelers | Pittsburgh loses two RBs Saturday
Steelers | Tyler Murphy seeing reps
Steelers | Landry Jones having solid camp
Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey playing well
Steelers | Pittsburgh acquires Brandon Boykin
The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired CB Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 1, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles could receive a fourth-round pick depending on Boykin's playing time, according to a source.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams unsure of workload
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams isn't sure how often he'll be used in training camp or in the first few games of the season yet. RB Le'Veon Bell's fate is tied to his three-game suspension that lies in limbo. Williams said he'll be ready for whatever he's asked to do.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell staying prepared
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell doesn't know yet how many games he'll be missing this season due to an impending suspension. Bell is focused on training camp and being a better teammate, though. He said he's going to give it his all every time he's on the practice field. Bell also said he might be given a lighter load in training camp this time around.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell working to reduce ban
Steelers | Cameron Clear leaves practice
Steelers | Markus Wheaton has solid offseason
Steelers | Five players placed on PUP list
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), OT Mike X. Adams (back), CB Senquez Golson (shoulder), DL Shawn Lemon (Achilles') and C Maurkice Pouncey (foot) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 25.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell in rare company
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams busy as backup
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams said he "absolutely" received enough work as the backup during the first day of training camp Sunday, July 26, and he expects to be ready to start Week 1 if RB Le'Veon Bell is suspended.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell looks explosive
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger feels good
Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey dealing with injury
Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski on PUP list
Steelers | Antonio Brown ends holdout speculation
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown ended speculation that he may hold out when he showed up for the first day of training camp Saturday, July 25. "Hold outs never go well," said Brown. "Just look at history. It always ends badly. It wouldn't be the best decision. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls-Royces."
Steelers | Martavis Bryant should up snap count
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant played an average of just 29% of offensive snaps in 2014, but he is expected to serve as the primary No. 2 receiver on the outside in 2015 with WR Markus Wheaton moving to more of a slot role.
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams being challenged
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams is not receiving any first-team reps despite RB Le'Veon Bell facing a three-game suspension, head coach Mike Tomlin said. Tomlin also said he is challenging Williams in ways that are uncomfortable for a 10-year veteran.
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell not 100% yet
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell appeal update
Steelers | Talking with Kelvin Beachum about new deal
Steelers | Landry Jones on roster bubble
Steelers | Mike Tomlin agrees to extension
Steelers | More Cam Heyward terms
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cam Heyward's deal is worth $59.25 million with $15 million guaranteed. He received a $12 million signing bonus and receives a $3 million roster bonus July 26. His base salaries are $1 million, $3 million, $5 million, $9 million, $8.75 million and $9.5 million.
Steelers | LeVeon Bell appeal not heard yet
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's supposed appeal for his three-game suspension has not been brought to the attention of commissioner Roger Goodell. Bell was suspended for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence.
Steelers | Two could compete for NT job
Steelers | Cortez Allen in line to start
Steelers | Shamarko Thomas expected to start
Steelers | Bud Dupree unlikely to start
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree likely will not start this season unless he outperforms LB Arthur Moats during training camp and the preseason. Dupree is expected to be used as a part-time pass rusher this season.
Steelers | Martavis Bryant can stretch the field
Steelers | More on Cam Heyward's deal
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cam Heyward will make about $21 million within the first eight months of his new deal, according to a source. The breakdown of that $21 million is a $12 million signing bonus, a $3 million roster bonus that is due soon, a $1 million base salary for 2015 and a $5 million March roster bonus, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
Steelers | Cam Heyward agrees to extension
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams slims down
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams has lost some weight this offseason since head coach Mike Tomlin asked Williams to report to training camp at 220 pounds or less. Williams said he is currently at the target weight after working with a nutritionist this offseason.
Steelers | PIT has two candidates for No. 2 WR job
Steelers | Martavis Bryant may be red zone target
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant could be targeted in the red zone more often this season since he is 6-foot-4. Bryant had four receptions in the red zone last season and all of the catches were for touchdowns.
Steelers | Sammie Coates wants to be all-around WR
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates said he wants to show he can be a multi-dimensional wide receiver and not just a deep threat. "I'm just trying to do everything I can to showcase I'm an all-around guy who can play anywhere," Coates said.
Steelers | Markus Wheaton learning slot role
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said the slot position is not out of his comfort zone, but there are things he needs to learn that are different from playing on the outside. Wheaton said he's seeing a lot of the same defensive reads in the slot that he did on the outside.
Steelers | No date for Le'Veon Bell's appeal
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger embracing leadership
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is embracing a leadership role this offseason. "It's fun because I can tell the guys what I want on the field and they are going to listen because we all want to be the best we can be and help each other win," Roethlisberger said. "I am just happy to have the coach's blessing to be able to do that and not stepping on anybody's toes." At 33 years old, Roethlisberger is the second-oldest player on the Steelers' roster, behind only LB James Harrison.
Steelers | James Harrison in better shape
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison, who is expected to see a reduced role this season, said he is in better shape this offseason than last offseason. "I feel good, and I'm in a far better position than I was last year," he said. "I'm certainly in better shape. I can hit the ground running. My mindset is a little different (than last year) because I'm actually into football. Last year, it was just about working out. It's about football conditioning now."
Steelers | Martavis Bryant gaining confidence
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has focused on improving his game and mastering the flanker position this offseason, which has shown in his on-field confidence, according to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. QB Ben Roethlisberger has gained trust in Bryant, per Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. Bryant turned heads during organized team activities during the week and can play both inside and outside.
Steelers | Big Ben loves supporting cast
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is excited about the team's offense heading into the 2015 season, which he feels might be the best supporting cast of his career. "I hate to yes or no, because I don't want to offend anybody else that's been here," Roethlisberger said Wednesday, June 10. "But you look at stats from the NFL, we had the No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 1 overall back. Kind of hard to argue with those numbers."