STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Tomlin On Evaluating Young QBs: ‘We Better Start Sharpening Our Sword’ In Big Ben’s Twilight Years

Are you one of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans who are hoping that the team addresses the elephant in the quarterback room sooner rather than later? Well, then you might be in luck, because all parties are acknowledging that they are taking Ben Roethlisberger’s comments seriously and are reflecting upon the...
Via Steelers Depot
31 minutes ago

Kozora 2017 Steelers’ NFL Mock Draft – Version 4.0

We’re back for another crack at a mock draft with a couple changes from the last one that we did. As always, let me now your thoughts in the comments section below and how you would like to see things shake out. This is generally what I would like to...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago

Steelers 2016 Draft Class Review – CB Artie Burns

There are not a lot of meaningful conclusions that you can reach about a player after the end of his first season, but that certainly doesn’t stop people from talking about it. You can find just about any variety of analysis that you would care to read if you just...
Via Steelers Depot
2 hours ago

Steelers GM confident in Vince Williams: ‘We’re fine. We move on’ after not landing Hightower

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t land prized free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower, but they’re fully content with Vince Williams as their replacement for the departed Lawrence Timmons. Williams, 27, is the next man up on the inside after Timmons signed a two-year deal with Miami. “We made an attempt (to sign Hightower). It didn’t work. We’re fine. We move on,” Colbert...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Steelers FB pain free, but not opposed to Marijuana if he needs it

Former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Franco Harris says he’s doing just fine mentally and physically at the age of 67 – somewhat of a rarity when all we hear these days is about former players feeling serious effects after playing years in the NFL. But Harris looks to be the exception, telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Even during my playing days, I really didn’t have...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers planning for life after Roethlisberger

No one is taking seriously the retirement musings of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The team nevertheless realizes that he’s much closer to the end of his career than the beginning, and they’re beginning to plan accordingly. “I think we’ve been in that mindset for the last several years, that’s what this business tells us to…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

Rutter: Leftovers from Kevin Colbert conference call

Some excerpts from Kevin Colbert’s 15-minute conference call with reporters attending the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix: 1. The Steelers liked defensive lineman Tyson Alualu when he entered the NFL draft seven years ago. Alualu joined the Steelers last week, signing a two-year contract. Said Colbert: “He can provide us depth and competition at both end and nose tackle, moreso...
Via The Steel Mill
16 hours ago

Steelers GM: Bell's contract will be addressed after draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers would love to get running back Le’Veon Bell signed to a long-term deal, but it’s not going to be addressed until after the 2017 NFL Draft.General manager Kevin Colbert addressed the media Sunday and said draft preparation is “more urgent business,” per Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and that Bell’s contract situation would be addressed...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin: Steelers are preparing for Roethlisberger's retirement

Ben Roethlisberger isn’t going to play many more seasons in the NFL. Heck, he already threatened to retire after the 2016 season. For this reason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says he and his staff are absolutely preparing for life without Big Ben.“I think we’ve been in that mindset for the last several years, that’s what this business tells us to be in,”...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers questioning RB DeAngelo Williams’ commitment?

As of right now, former Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to play in his 12th season – pending a new contract of course…  but things may change if recent rumblings have anything to them. Bob Labriola of the team’s official website hinted that the Steelers aren’t exactly sold on whether Williams want to play in 2017, following...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: Steelers post-free agency ranking has them as a Top 5 team

NFL Free Agency has slowed down, and a recent NFL Power Rankings shows the team is just fine heading into 2017. Talk to any number of Pittsburgh Steelers fans about the 2017 offseason, and they will tell you just how bad the Steelers are. Bemoaning the fact the team didn’t make any big-name acquisitions, and how their main competition in the division and conference did, you would...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
2 days ago

Report: Dont’a Hightower turned down more money from Jets, Steelers

Dont’a Hightower did not stay in New England for the money.According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the linebacker was offered more money by both the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, but turned them both down to stay with the Patriots.Hightower received a base salary in the neighborhood of $8.7 million from New England. The Steelers had been offering over $9 million per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mean Joe Greene thinks Steelers should let Antonio Brown go

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not fond of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live post following the team’s playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Tomlin ripped Brown for it and Brown himself was quite remorseful. But if Steelers legend “Mean” Joe Greene had his way, Brown would have been shown the door.“I was very, very, very disappointed in the actions of our wide receiver...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Awake From Slumber, Execute a Signing Trio

The Steelers had an extremely quiet start to free agency but things are starting to move. Let’s take a look at the new additions from this week as we introduce them to the black and gold faithful. The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for avoiding huge splash signings in free agency but fans somehow forget this every […] Steelers Awake From Slumber, Execute a Signing Trio - Still...
Via Still Curtain
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers must regain their touch drafting wide receivers

Anyone who thinks the Steelers filled their wide receiver need by signing free agent Justin Hunter might be interested in buying one of Pittsburgh’s many bridges.Antonio Brown led the Steelers with 106 receptions last season. Le’Veon Bell was second on the team with 75. No one else on the team caught 50 passes. Eli Rogers was next on the list with 48.The Steelers need receivers...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason: 7 Round Mock Draft 1.0

With the all-star games and the 2017 NFL Combine in the books, we take a look at how the Steelers draft could take shape. The following 7 rounds of this mock will look to get value at positions of need with each pick of this. So far in free agency, the Steelers have made no moves […] 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason: 7 Round Mock Draft 1.0 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A...
Via Still Curtain
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign former Chiefs RB Knile Davis

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their depth behind running back Le'Veon Bell, signing former Kansas City back Knile Davis to a one-year contract. Davis played three-plus seasons with the Chiefs, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. Davis ran for 463 yards and six touchdowns, both career highs, with Kansas City in 2014. His playing time...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger still won't fully commit to playing in 2017

It would be quite the shock if Ben Roethlisberger decided to call it a career at some point this offseason, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has still yet to fully commit to playing in 2017.While speaking at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University on Friday, Roethlisberger was asked if he intends to play next season.“I’m leaning towards it,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: The Pittsburgh Steelers, Part IV

Well, we’re here. We have reached the final chapter in choosing who the best players at each number have been throughout the storied history of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Closing with numbers 76-99, who are the best of the best? 76 The final countdown begins with an easy choice. It’s yet another from the dynasty years of the 1970s. A man who is currently the Head Coach at a local...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell agrees to go to prom with young Steelers fan, but school district says no

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell tried to make a young fan happy by following through on a Twitter bet. Unfortunately, the fan’s school district stepped in and nixed the chance for a fun story. Ava Tarantino, 17, asked Bell if he’d be her prom date if she was able to get 500 retweets for her request. Bell responded by saying he’d go to prom if she got 600 retweets...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell barred from attending fan’s high school prom

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will not be allowed to attend a fan’s high school prom after agreeing to do so following a Twitter bet, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.The reasons the Waukesha School District laid out for why Bell cannot escort 17-year-old Waukesha West (Wisc.) junior Ava Tarantino are two-fold, the first being he’s too old to attend....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker situation

The Pittsburgh Steelers are never ones to spend lavishly during free agency, which is why it was surprising to many that free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower visited with the Steelers Tuesday. But after inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Miami Dolphins and outside linebacker Jarvis Jones signed with the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh’s...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers have likely pulled their contract offer to Dont’a Hightower

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Dont’a Hightower for a visit on Tuesday, but it seems unlikely that the free agent linebacker will end up signing with the team.According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, the Steelers made Hightower a formal contract offer before he left their facility. There was a simple catch, however. Hightower is expected to make a decision on Wednesday, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell puts LaVar Ball in his place over Michael Jordan comments

Things were getting out of hand, and it was only a matter of time until a current or former athlete was going to put LaVar Ball on blast for the ridiculous comments he recently made.Remember, Ball said he could have “killed” Michael Jordan if the two played one-on-one in his prime, which is funny, because Ball never played at the professional level.It was clearly a hot take and...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers will regret letting Lawrence Timmons get away

Lawrence Timmons still has a few good years left. He won’t be wearing a Steelers uniform during those years. The veteran inside linebacker signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins late last week. Dont’a Hightower was scheduled to visit the Steelers. Landing Hightower, who is four years younger than Timmons, could be the Steelers’ grand plan. But this is shaping...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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