Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers | Antonio Brown torches rookie
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:42:41 -0700

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
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:32:07 -0700

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
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:16:40 -0700

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
Tue, 24 May 2016 17:10:57 -0700

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
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:24 -0700

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?
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:41:27 -0700

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
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:19:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee), who is recovering from surgery for a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee, said he plans on making a full return in time for Week 1.

Steelers | Eli Rogers could make roster
Mon, 23 May 2016 18:38:05 -0700

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
Mon, 23 May 2016 18:24:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TEs Ladarius Green and Jesse James may both be on the field at the same time in the red zone because of their height.

Steelers | Sean Davis signs rookie deal
Fri, 20 May 2016 07:40:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis signed his four-year rookie deal Friday, May 20. Terms were not disclosed.

Steelers | Mike Mitchell should be cleared
Thu, 19 May 2016 16:58:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (shoulder) is expected to be cleared for training camp. Mitchell is four months removed from shoulder surgery and has begun working out.

Steelers | Antonio Brown's dancing can help
Wed, 18 May 2016 16:40:45 -0700

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
Tue, 17 May 2016 14:54:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE David Reeves was waived Tuesday, May 17. Free-agent TE David B. Johnson (Chargers) was subsequently signed.

Steelers | Demarcus Ayers has edge in roster battle
Thu, 12 May 2016 19:15:28 -0700

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
Wed, 11 May 2016 07:26:27 -0700

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski signed a one-year deal with a $885,000 base salary and a $80,000 signing bonus.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell unknown for OTAs
Wed, 11 May 2016 05:54:48 -0700

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
Tue, 10 May 2016 07:51:24 -0700

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.

Feeney's original surgery on his left shoulder didn't fully correct the injury, but he said his shoulder feels stable and he's focused on strengthening the muscles around it this offseason. Feeney will need to add weight to play outside linebacker in the NFL.

Steelers | Sean Davis could start immediately
Mon, 09 May 2016 22:18:34 -0700

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
Mon, 09 May 2016 10:19:55 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed WR Markus Tucker and RBs Brandon Brown-Dukes and Cameron Stingily to undisclosed deals Monday, May 9.

Steelers | Four Steelers cut
Mon, 09 May 2016 07:26:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Christian Powell, RB Rajion Neal, WR Tobais Palmer and CB Isaiah Frey were released Monday, May 9.

Steelers | Demarcus Ayers, Tyler Matakevich sign
Thu, 05 May 2016 14:04:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round draft choices WR DeMarcus Ayers and LB Tyler Matakevich signed four-year contracts Thursday, May 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Steelers | Three Steelers released
Thu, 05 May 2016 07:05:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Abou Toure, PK Ty Long and OT Mike X. Adams were released Thursday, May 5. Adams was released with the designation of a failed physical.

Steelers | Decline option on Jarvis Jones
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:29:11 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers declined the 2017 fifth-year option on LB Jarvis Jones Monday, May 2.

Steelers | Landry Jones could still be No. 2 QB
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:21:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones will still have a chance to compete for the No. 2 quarterback job even though the team re-signed QB Bruce Gradkowski.

Steelers | James Harrison returning
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:07:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison said he will return and play in 2016.

Steelers | Pittsburgh re-signing Bruce Gradkowski
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:19:41 -0700

Free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers) will re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, May 2, and compete with QB Landry Jones for the backup job.

Steelers | Three rookies could start on defense
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:47:54 -0700

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
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:38:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin both believe that LB James Harrison will play in 2016.

Steelers | Invite Jacob Huesman for tryout
Sun, 01 May 2016 11:27:38 -0700

Free-agent QB Jacob Huesman (Tennessee-Chattanooga) has been invited to try out for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:50:00 -0700

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
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:56:42 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Miami CB Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell appears to be on track
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:25:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) posted a video on Twitter showing himself dunking a basketball.

Steelers | Pittsburgh not pursuing Josh Norman
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:56:26 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not pursuing free-agent CB Josh Norman (Panthers) at this point and have no plans to go after him, according to team sources.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell part of initial drug testing
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:50:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tweeted that he was part of the initial round of random drug tests Wednesday, April 20.

Steelers | Devontae Booker visits Pittsburgh
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:30:51 -0700

Utah RB Devontae Booker is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, April 19.

Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski could return
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:16:58 -0700

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
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:46:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) was present for the first day of offseason training Monday, April 18, and said he's doing great after missing last season with a broken fibula.

Steelers | Brian Hoyer of interest to Pittsburgh
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:38:56 -0700

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) has the interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers | William Jackson an option for Pittsburgh?
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:20:39 -0700

Houston CB William Jackson III could be an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2016 NFL Draft because of his size and press coverage skills, according to beat writer Mark Kaboly.

Steelers | Pittsburgh interested in Brian Hoyer
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:18:50 -0700

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) is expected to receive interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers | Cortez Allen cut
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:17:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen was released Friday, April 15.

Steelers | James Harrison considering retirement?
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:29:36 -0700

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
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:49:50 -0700

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
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:51:12 -0700

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
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:42:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been fully cleared for workouts.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Allen Will SS
Ayers DeMarcus WR
Bell Le'Veon RB
Benford Tim WR
Berry Jordan P
Blakeney Issac WR
Boswell Chris PK
Brown Antonio WR
Brown-Dukes Brandon RB
Bryant Martavis WR
Burns Artie CB
Butler Keith DC
Chickillo Anthony LB
Coale Danny WR
Coates Sammie WR
Cockrell Ross CB
Colbert Kevin GM
Dangerfield Jordan FS
Davis Sean SS
DeCastro David OG
Dupree Bud LB
Feeney Travis LB
Feiler Matt OT
Fichtner Randy AC
Finney B.J. C
Fort L.J. LB
Foster Ramon OG
Garner Montell CB
Gay William CB
Geathers Clifton DL
Giemont Garrett AC
Gilbert Marcus OT
Golden Robert CB
Golson Senquez CB
Gradkowski Bruce QB
Grant Doran CB
Green Ladarius TE
Grimble Xavier TE
Hagen Jacob FS
Haley Todd OC
Hargrave Javon DL
Harris Ryan OT
Harrison James LB
Hawkins Jerald OT
Heyward Cameron DL
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR
Hubbard Chris OG
Hunt Brandon TO
James Jesse TE
Johnson David B. TE
Johnson Najja CB
Johnson Steven LB
Jones Jarvis LB
Jones Landry QB
Khan Omar TO
Kugler Sean AC
Lake Carnell AC
Legursky Doug OG
Lewis Isaiah S
Lyons Caushaud DL
Manhart Cole OG
Mann Richard AC
Matakevich Tyler LB
Mathews Ricardo DL
Maxey Johnny DL
McCord Tyriq LB
McCullers Daniel DL
Mihalik Brian DL
Mitchell John AC
Mitchell Mike FS
Moats Arthur LB
Monday Will P
Munchak Mike AC
Murphy Tyler WR
Newberry Giorgio DL
Nix Roosevelt FB
Norwood Levi WR
Olsavsky Jerry AC
Palmer Michael TE
Phillips Shakim WR
Philon Roy DL
Porter Joey AC
Pouncey Maurkice C
Richardson Daryl RB
Roethlisberger Ben QB
Rogers Eli WR
Rome Jay TE
Sarrett Shaun AC
Saxon James AC
Schooley Quinton OL
Severin Canaan WR
Shabazz Al-Hajj CB
Shazier Ryan LB
Sigler Devaunte DL
Smith Danny AC
Smith Devin X. CB
Spaeth Matt TE
Stingily Cameron RB
Suisham Shaun PK
Thomas Shamarko SS
Timmons Lawrence LB
Tomlin Mike HC
Toussaint Fitzgerald RB
Tucker Markus WR
Tuitt Stephon DL
Vaughan Dustin QB
Ventrone Ross CB
Vick Michael QB
Villanueva Alejandro OL
Vinopal Ray DB
Wallace Cody C
Walton L.T. DE
Warren Greg LB
Washington Donald CB
Wheaton Markus WR
Williams DeAngelo RB
Williams Vince LB