Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers | Ike Taylor open to changing positions and teams
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:15:46 -0800

Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) said during an interview with Mike Florio on PFT Live Wednesday, Jan. 28, he'd like to play two or three more years. He also indicated he'd be open to moving to safety and open to playing elsewhere in 2015. Taylor specifically mentioned that following former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would appeal to him. "If coach LeBeau's there, yes. If the time and money is right, yes," Taylor said.


Steelers | Richie Leone signs
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:32:54 -0800

Free-agent P Richie Leone (Ravens) signed a Reserve/Future deal Tuesday, Jan. 27.


Steelers | Pittsburgh needs pass-rushing help
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:00:50 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers ranked 26h in the NFL in 2014 with 33 sacks, and the team's 103 quarterback pressures were 48 fewer than the previous season.


Steelers | Brad Wing signs extension
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:14:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers P Brad Wing signed a one-year contract extension Friday, Jan. 23. Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.


Steelers | Want to keep Jason Worilds
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:49:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Jason Worilds is receiving interest from the team for a possible return, according to team president Art Rooney. "We would like to keep Jason," Rooney said. "He had a good year. Like anything else, if the two sides can come to an agreement on a contract we would like to keep him."


Steelers | Will keep same defense for 2015
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:49:36 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to use the same 3-4 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who previously worked under former DC Dick LeBeau.


Steelers | May not bring Troy Polamalu back
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:35:51 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu may not be back with the team even if he plans to play another season, according to president Art Rooney II. Rooney wants Polamalu to retire with the team, but he's coming off an unproductive season in which he didn't have a single sack or interception. Polamalu has two years left on his contract.


Steelers | Shawn Lemon signs
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:19:15 -0800

Free-agent DE Shawn Lemon (CFL) signed an undisclosed contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will not play in Pro Bowl
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:14:13 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) has not been cleared to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl.


Steelers | Cam Heyward, Kelvin Beachem extension candidates
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:58:12 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cam Heyward and OT Kelvin Beachum could receive contract extensions this offseason since they will be entering the final year of their current contracts.


Steelers | Work out two
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:58:45 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out P Tom Hornsey and DT Kheeston Randall Friday, Jan. 17.


Steelers | Work out Richie Leone
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:58:21 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out P Richie Leone (Ravens) Friday, Jan. 17.


Steelers | Mitchell Van Dyk signs
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:21:50 -0800

Free-agent OT Mitchell Van Dyk (Rams) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Jan. 15.


Steelers | Isaiah Lewis signs Futures deal
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:37:17 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers S Isaiah Lewis signed a Reserve/Futures deal Tuesday, Jan. 13.


Steelers | Keith Butler named defensive coordinator
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:16:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was named the team's defensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 13.


Steelers | Keith Butler expected to get DC job
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:54:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler is expected to earn a promotion to defensive coordinator. The move should be announced as soon as Tuesday, Jan. 13.


Steelers | Chris Hubbard re-signed
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:44:51 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed OG Chris Hubbard to a one-year contract for the 2015 season. No financial terms were announced.


Steelers | Raheem Morris a coaching candidate?
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:04:09 -0800

Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris could be a candidate for the defensive coordinator position for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morris has experience as a head coach and defensive coordinator, and he has a close friendship with head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | No interviews for DC position
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:03:41 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler is expected to take over as the team's next defensive coordinator, especially because the team has not scheduled any interviews with candidates outside the organization for the position. Butler has been the linebackers coach since 2003, and he turned down chances to interview for defensive coordinator positions in the past.


Steelers | Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter could be promoted
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:02:46 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistants Jerry Olsavsky and Joey Porter could be candidates for the linebackers coaching job if linebackers coach Keith Butler is hired as the defensive coordinator.


Steelers | Meeting with Keith Butler about DC job
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:49:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was scheduled to meet with head coach Mike Tomlin Monday, Jan. 12, to discuss the possibility of Butler becoming the team's next defensive coordinator.


Steelers | Dick LeBeau's resignation surprised team
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:57:58 -0800

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's resignation caught the team by surprise, according to sources. It is believed that LeBeau wanted to leave alongside some of the team's older defensive players.


Steelers | Keith Butler may be top DC candidate
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:00:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler appears to be the most likely candidate for the team's defensive coordinator position, but he is free to talk to other teams since his contract has expired.


Steelers | Work out three players
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:02:40 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out QB Aaron Smetanka, RB David Fluellen and WR L'Damian Washington earlier this week. Washington was eventually signed.


Steelers | Dick LeBeau leaving team
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:05:59 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has parted ways with the team, according to the Urbana Daily Citizen in Ohio.


Steelers | No surgery for Ben Roethlisberger
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:09:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) will not need surgery on his knee this offseason and should be able to have a normal offseason, according to his agent.


Steelers | Jason Worilds fined $10,000
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:54:51 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds has been fined $10,000 for hitting Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore during the wild-card playoff game.


Steelers | Five signed to Futures deals
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:37:18 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed WR Brelan Chancellor, DE Matt Conrath, S Alden Darby, TE Michael Egnew and LB Roosevelt Nix to Reserve/Futures contracts Friday, Jan. 9.


Steelers | Terence Garvin re-signs
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:34:25 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed LB Terence Garvin to an undisclosed one-year deal Friday, Jan. 9.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant ready for next step
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:33:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who had 26 catches, 549 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season, is eager to improve upon his numbers in his sophomore season in 2015. Bryant plans to work out with WR Antonio Brown this offseason in Miami. His eight touchdowns put him tied for fourth in the league among rookies.


Steelers | Jordan Dangerfield, L'Damian Washington signed
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:17:43 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed S Jordan Dangerfield and WR L'Damian Washington to Reserve/Futures contracts Thursday, Jan. 8.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones expected to start in 2015
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:26:49 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones is expected to be the starting right outside linebacker next season unless he suffers an injury.


Steelers | Todd Haley signs extension
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:08:53 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley recently signed a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2016 season.


Steelers | Jason Worilds could receive tag
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:12:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Jason Worilds could receive the franchise or transition tag this offseason if the team is not able to sign him to a long-term deal.


Steelers | Brice McCain hopes to return
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:59:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB Brice McCain said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason.


Steelers | Matt Spaeth likely to have surgery
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:49:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) likely will undergo surgery on his elbow this offseason, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Ike Taylor open to retirement
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:48:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor said he believes he can play for a few more seasons but is open to retirement this offseason. Taylor said he does not want to play for another team if the Steelers release him. Taylor would like to be part of the Steelers organization if he does decide to retire.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger could have surgery
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:27:32 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) could have minor offseason surgery on his knee to get it cleaned up, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger said he didn't suffer a concussion in the team's wild-card playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and his hand is also fine.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will have normal offseason
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:25:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's (knee) injury isn't expected to affect his offseason work. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell could have played this weekend if the team had advanced.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger wants new deal
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:46:39 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is confident that he and the team will agree on a new contract after he was tied for the NFL lead with 4,952 passing yards this season. Roethlisberger is heading into the final year of his eight-year, $102 million deal, and the Steelers hope to work something out to keep him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. President Art Rooney II wants Roethlisberger to retire with the team. Roethlisberger will make $11.6 million next year with a cap hit of $18.395 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information.


Steelers | Cortez Allen has knee scope
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:24:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen (knee) had a knee scope a couple weeks back, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Seven signed to Futures deals
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:35:05 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed TE Rob Blanchflower, CB Kevin Fogg, WR C.J. Goodwin, DE Ethan Hemer, LB Howard Jones, DL Joe Kruger and OL Alejandro Villanueva to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 5.


Steelers | Arthur Moats open to returning
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:48:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Arthur Moats said he is interested in re-signing with the team this offseason but will do what is best for his family.


Steelers | Mike Mitchell likely to have surgery
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:25:09 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (groin) is scheduled to meet with a specialist and likely will need surgery on his groin.


Steelers | Troy Polamalu, James Harrison unsure of futures
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:03:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu and LB James Harrison are both unsure if they will continue their careers next season after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild-card playoff round last weekend. Polamalu still has two years left on his contract, but he's beginning to wonder if he should call it quits. Polamalu had 61 tackles in 12 games this year but didn't have an interception and forced just one fumble. It was the first time since 2007 that he hadn't recorded at least one interception or a sack. Harrison had 5.5 sacks in 11 games this year.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Adams Mike X. OT
Allen Cortez CB
Allen Will SS
Archer Dri RB
Beachum Kelvin OG
Bell Le'Veon RB
Benford Tim WR
Blake Antwon CB
Blanchflower Rob TE
Brown Antonio WR
Browning Bryant OG
Bryant Martavis WR
Butler Keith DC
Chancellor Brelan WR
Coale Danny WR
Colbert Kevin GM
Conrath Matt DL
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Darby Alden S
DeCastro David OG
Egnew Michael TE
Fichtner Randy AC
Fogg Kevin CB
Foster Ramon OG
Garvin Terence LB
Gay William CB
Geathers Clifton DL
Giemont Garrett AC
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Goodwin C.J. WR
Gradkowski Bruce QB
Haley Todd OC
Harris Josh D. RB
Harrison James LB
Hemer Ethan DL
Herner Ethan DE
Heyward Cam DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hubbard Chris OG
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Will FB
Jones Howard LB
Jones Jarvis LB
Jones Landry QB
Keisel Brett DL
Khan Omar TO
Kruger Joe DL
Kugler Sean AC
Lake Carnell AC
Lemon Shawn DL
Leone Richie P
Lewis Isaiah S
Mann Richard AC
McCain Brice CB
McCullers Daniel DT
McLendon Steve DL
Miller Heath TE
Mitchell John AC
Mitchell Mike FS
Moats Arthur LB
Moore Lance WR
Munchak Mike AC
Nix Roosevelt LB
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Palmer Michael TE
Patrick Ronald C
Perkins LaDarius RB
Polamalu Troy SS
Porter Joey AC
Pouncey Maurkice C
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Shazier Ryan LB
Smith Danny AC
Smith Devin CB
Spaeth Matt TE
Spence Sean LB
Suisham Shaun PK
Tate Ben RB
Taylor Ike CB
Thomas Cam DL
Thomas Shamarko SS
Timmons Lawrence LB
Tomlin Mike HC
Tuitt Stephon DL
Van Dyk Mitchell OT
Ventrone Ross CB
Villanueva Alejandro OL
Wallace Cody C
Warren Greg LB
Washington L'Damian WR
Webb B.W. CB
Wheaton Markus WR
Williams Vince LB
Wing Brad P
Worilds Jason LB
Zumwalt Jordan LB