Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey to be special teams player
Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey returns
Steelers | Gain one compensatory pick
Steelers | Mike Tomlin has high expectations for offense
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expects his offense to finish first in offense in 2015 after they were second in total offense in 2014. "My expectation is they're capable of being the very best because we've got the goods," Tomlin said. "We've got guys that are capable, we've got guys that know what they're doing, we've got guys that played together for an extended period of time now so that's a reasonable expectation." The Steelers averaged 411.1 yards and 27.3 points per game in 2014, and they're returning every starter on offense.
Steelers | James Harrison, Jarvis Jones to compete
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs James Harrison and Jarvis Jones are expected to have an "open competition" at right outside linebacker in training camp, with Jones entering offseason practices as the starter. Harrison will push Jones and play in front of him if he falters. The Steelers are expected to select an outside linebacker early in this year's draft.
Steelers | Jarvis Jones may switch positions
Steelers | James Harrison financials
Steelers | James Harrison re-signs
Steelers | No update on Troy Polamalu
Steelers | Open to re-signing James Harrison
Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) is still an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team likely will not try to re-sign him until the summer because they do not need him to participate in offseason workouts.
Steelers | Dri Archer will have role in offense
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer will have a role on offense that will take advantage of his speed, but people have to be patient with his development, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Archer could also be used as a kick returner next season.
Steelers | Martavis Bryant could start in 2015
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is expected to push WR Markus Wheaton for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. "We are looking for him to come in and make a push against Markus Wheaton for that No. 2 spot and continue give us big-time production, specifically in the red area where a big target like that can make a big impact," Haley said.
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams contract update
Steelers | Sterling Moore to visit
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger financial breakdown
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will make more than $35 million in bonuses and salaries in 2015 as part of his five-year, $99 million contract he signed Friday, March 13. He'll receive a $31 million signing bonus and salary and roster bonuses of $4.25 million, all payable in 2015. He'll make salaries/roster bonuses of $17.75 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017, $17 million in 2018 and $17 million in 2019.
Steelers | Excited about Daniel McCullers' potential
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers could have a bigger role on defense next season, because the team is excited about his potential. McCullers could be used in the subpackages as a pass rusher up the middle.
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams financials
Steelers | Patrick Robinson to visit
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger contract terms
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams signs with Steelers
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger contract update
Steelers | Pittsburgh to add DeAngelo Williams
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger signs extension
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams meeting with PIT
Steelers | Interested in re-signing Brice McCain
The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in re-signing free-agent CB Brice McCain, and they have a three-year offer on the table. The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings are also interested in his services.
Steelers | Make play for Darrelle Revis
Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Patriots) received an inquiry from the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, March 10, even though it's unrealistic that he'd sign with them. It appears as though Revis will sign with either the New York Jets or New England Patriots.
Steelers | Three RFAs receive tender offers
Steelers | Brett Keisel released
Steelers | Matt Spaeth re-signs
Steelers | Arthur Moats contract update
Steelers | Arthur Moats returning
Steelers | Tajh Boyd signed
Steelers | Troy Polamalu still undecided
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu remains undecided on his future, according to his agent, Marvin Demoff. "Troy is still determining whether he wants to retire or try and play in 2015," Demoff said. "We will make a decision fairly soon, but (it is) not imminent." The Steelers reportedly would prefer it if Polamalu retired so that they won't be forced to release him. Polamalu has an $8.25 million salary cap number in 2015 that the Steelers would rather not pay. The team would save $6 million off the cap if they release him. The Steelers could fight to regain some of his signing bonus of $6.75 million.
Steelers | Troy Polamalu could be released
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu may be released if he does not decide to retire this offseason as the Steelers are trying to get younger on defense. Polamalu is still undecided on what he wants to do for the 2015 season.
Steelers | Team hoping Troy Polamalu retires
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to miss four games?
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could be suspended up to four games, according to the NFL's new substance-abuse policy. A two-game suspension is standard for a DUI resulting from the use of alcohol. However, Bell's DUI came from marijuana use, so he could be suspended for a longer period of time.
Steelers | Lance Moore let go
Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey will not return
Steelers | Could restructure Maurkice Pouncey
Steelers | Mike Mitchell's contract reworked
Steelers | Jason Worilds to hit market
Steelers | Marcus Gilbert restructures deal
Steelers | James Harrison wants to play
Steelers | Ryan Clark to retire as Steeler
Free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Redskins) has announced his retirement and will retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Steelers | James Harrison to make decision before season