STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

James Harrison demands NFL interview be conducted at his home

James Harrison and Roger Goodell have never quite gotten along. Harrison became a poster-child for the NFL’s targeting rule back in 2010 and repeatedly pushed back against the commissioner’s repeated fines. So it’s no surprise to see the fiery Steelers linebacker jawing at Goodell once again. This time, Harrison is steamed about the NFL’s investigation into his PED use...
Via The Comeback
4 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Alarming Maurkice Pouncey injury revelation

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is arguably the best center in the game today, but he has dealt with a lion’s share of injuries over the course of his NFL career. Pouncey recently revealed that he underwent seven surgeries in 2015, a jarring number, to say the least. Suffering a broken fibula in a preseason game last year, Pouncey later suffered from a staph infection...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shaun Suisham issues statement, hints at retirement

Following his release from the Steelers on Friday, kicker Shaun Suisham, who suffered a major knee injury in the Hall of Fame Game last August, issued a statement that all but says he will retire from the NFL: Below is Suisham’s statement, courtesy of Steelers beat reporter Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:  “Unfortunately, the injury I sustained in the Pro Football...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top Five: Ranking five best quarterbacks Pittsburgh Steelers face in 2016

The NBA and NHL Finals are finally beyond our reach, leaving us eagerly waiting the beginning of NFL training camp beginning in July. Could the NFL season get here any quicker? The Pittsburgh Steelers are enjoying their offseason, but understandably are excited to get the ball rolling on another season, and while everyone is waiting to see exactly what happens this coming season...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to interview players named in Al-Jazeera report

The NFL is reportedly set to ramp up its investigation of the allegations levied against several players in the recent Al-Jazeera America PED report. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the league said in an internal memo that it is set to interview four players – Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent linebacker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaun Suisham blames turf for possible career-ending injury

The Steelers released kicker Shaun Suisham Friday, and Suisham says that the substandard turf at last year’s Hall of Fame Game caused a “catastrophic” knee injury that probably will end his career. “Unfortunately, the injury I sustained in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game last preseason was catastrophic and has proven to be critical to continuing to my career. My journey...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers four down rundown

As another week draws to a close, let’s take a look at four interesting story-lines surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers in this week’s four down rundown. Pittsburgh Steelers: Four Storylines to Follow AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Friday: Five players whose stock is rising Throwback Thursday: The great LaDainian Tomlinson NFL: J.J. Watt clashes with a bully online Free Agency: The...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers cut kicker Suisham following injury setback

PITTSBURGH (AP) Shaun Suisham's lengthy run with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. It appears the longtime kicker's career may be in jeopardy, too. The team released Suisham on Friday after he failed a physical. The 34-year-old is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during the Hall of Fame Game last August. The team hoped to bring Suisham to training camp, where...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for 6/23/16

Welcome to another Thursday Steelers’ Fans. Had good conversation with SCB contributor Ben yesterday about Shamarko Thomas. There are a lot of assumptions out there that Thomas, who has clearly underachieved, will be cut at some point prior to the season beginning. If you look at the Steelers’s safety depth and that they’d only save $200,000 by releasing him we think he might...
Via Steel City Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Ranked 21st On NFL Network Top 100 For 2016

The NFL Network revealed players 30-21 on their annual top 100 list Wednesday night and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ranked 21st overall. Last year, Roethlisberger was ranked 26th overall. Even though he missed four and a half games last season due to a sprained left MCL, Roethlisberger still... The post Ben Roethlisberger Ranked 21st On NFL Network Top...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Are The Sporting News’ Pick To Win Super Bowl LI

Being as the start of the 2016 regular season is still several months away from beginning, it’s likely going to be a while until several major media analysts go on the record with their Super Bowl LI predictions. With that said, Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News has already decided that it’s soon... The post Steelers Are The Sporting News’ Pick To Win Super Bowl LI appeared...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Steelers To Spend Next Month Training At Pete Bommarito’s

I think I’ve run out of ways to say it so I’ll just say it as plainly as possible: Mike Tomlin better see all 90 of his players in peak physical conditioning. So that’s what four key Pittsburgh Steelers are doing for the next month. Lawrence Timmons, Mike Mitchell, Le’Veon... The post Four Steelers To Spend Next Month Training At Pete Bommarito’s appeared first on Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown Makes ESPN Fantasy Football History

ESPN has been doing preseason fantasy football rankings for 15 years. Every year, a running back has had the No. 1 spot on the preseason rankings.  History has been made this year.  For the first time ever, a non-running back has the No. 1 spot.  That player? Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown.  The definitive @AntonioBrown84 interview! I sat down w/ this year’s #1 overall...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Football Camp Interview

As many of you know I had the opportunity to attend Ben Roethlisberger’s Youth Camp on Sunday. In the first article, I gave you a run down on what went on during the camp and what my thoughts were. Today I wanted to present you with the video of his press conference. Besides me, there were two others there asking questions about the camp. I do not know their names or else I would...
Via Steel City Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians talks about ‘retirement’ in Pittsburgh

Get your popcorn ready, because Bruce Arians is going to spill the beans about his supposed retirement as Steelers offensive coordinator. A profile on Arians will appear on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” Tuesday night, according to Pro Football Talk. Arians was not retained as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator after the 2011 season. The team tried to spin it as...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell responds to ‘rigged’ claims with great tweets

Ayesha Curry’s accusation that Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday was “rigged” did not sit well with many, who mostly viewed her as a sore loser. The charge from Ayesha even spilled over to other sports, leading many to react. One such person who had a funny reaction was Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who seemed particularly incensed that Steph Curry’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey says he had seven surgeries last year

The 2015 season turned out to be a pretty scary one for Steelers’ offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey.  Pittsburgh’s All-Pro center broke his left fibula in the preseason when Green Bay Packers’ safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix fell on his leg. Pouncey’s surgical wound then didn’t heal properly, resulting in a staph infection. The former Florida Gator had to miss the whole season...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell won’t talk contract until he’s sure his knee is good

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, whose contract expires after the 2016 season, wants to make sure his knee is healed before discussing a new deal. “I just want to make sure my knee’s good,” Bell told reporters Thursday, via ESPN.com. “Make sure everything’s straight before all that comes about.” Bell, 24, tore the medial collateral and posterior cruciate...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers will wear 1934 throwbacks in week five

Once again the Pittsburgh Steels will be wearing their 1934 throwback uniforms. The Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms for the team’s October 9 contest vs. the New York Jets at Heinz Field. This will mark the fifth straight season Pittsburgh will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms. The team first wore these in 2012 during the team’s 80th season in professional...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger wants Steelers to go for two after every TD

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would love the chance to go for two points after every touchdown this year. It’s an idea that has been oft touted by sportswriters but never seen in real life. After all, even if you only get in half the time, you’re scoring just as many points as you would by converting an extra point field goal after every touchdown. But...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vick wants to play another season, 'go out with a bang'

The official start of training camp is just around the corner, and Michael Vick remains unemployed. The 36-year-old veteran is hoping that changes at some point before Week 1. While speaking to the media at the Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge on Monday, Vick made it clear that he does not intend to retire just yet. “I haven’t officially retired,” he said, per Jordan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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