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Ben Roethlisberger On Steelers Drafting Mason Rudolph: 'I Was Surprised' Ben Roethlisberger On Steelers Drafting Mason Rudolph: 'I Was Surprised'
- May 05, 2018

Since Big Ben joined the team in 2004, Pittsburgh also selected 2006 fifth-round pick Omar Jacobs and 2008 fifth-rounder Dennis Dixon. "I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know you can get some really good football players that can help this team now", Roethlisberger said . (more...)
Steelers convert part of Ryan Shazier's 2018 salary into signing bonus Steelers convert part of Ryan Shazier's 2018 salary into signing bonus
- May 03, 2018

According to ESPN insider Field Yates , he says that the franchise have converted Shazier's salary into a signing bonus. Shazier, the Steelers' first-round pick (15th overall) out of Ohio State in 2014, has appeared in 46 career games with 41 starts, totaling 299 tackles (202 solo), seven sacks, seven interceptions, 25 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles. (more...)
Eagles go TE on Day 2 of NFL Draft Eagles go TE on Day 2 of NFL Draft
- April 29, 2018

Not long after, Washington learned he would be joined by a familiar face in Pittsburgh. Rudolph was selected by the Steelers with the 76th overall pick in the third round. He's the first OSU receiver drafted since Justin Blackmon. As if that twist of fate weren't enough, Rudolph will be reunited with college teammate and fellow Oklahoma State Cowboys star James Washington . (more...)
Raiders land WR Bryant in trade with Steelers
- April 27, 2018

The Steelers now appear open to a trade for the wide receiver at the right price, with Dan Graziano of ESPN reporting that the team has been " quietly listening to offers ". Bryant has one year remaining on his current contracts. Bryant was a fourth round pick of the Steelers back in 2014, the same draft class that netted the Raiders Derek Carr , Khalil Mack , Justin Ellis , and Gabe Jackson . (more...)
'I'm done': James Harrison retires from the National Football League once again 'I'm done': James Harrison retires from the National Football League once again
- April 16, 2018

Whether you still look at Harrison as a bigger villain than Le'Veon Bell, you have to acknowledge his time in Pittsburgh. "I've missed way too much for way too long ... This is the second time Harrison has called it quits. However, he had a change of heart and continued to play on for a few more seasons. Harrison was named Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008 season, which he capped with the longest interception return in Super Bowl history, his 100-yard effort helping the Steelers to ... (more...)
Steve Spurrier is officially returning to coaching | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Steve Spurrier is officially returning to coaching | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
- April 07, 2018

Steve Spurrier has been announced as the head coach of the inaugural team of the Alliance of American Football , based in Orlando, Florida. "What first captured my attention was Charlie and Bill's commitment to putting top-flight, professional football on the field and creating a true alliance between fans, players and the game", said Steve Spurrier, Orlando Alliance head coach. (more...)
Vince McMahon's XFL has competition from an old partner and his son Vince McMahon's XFL has competition from an old partner and his son
- March 20, 2018

However, Ebersol's new league could pose a challenge to the XFL, should McMahon's league decide to play in the NFL's offseason. Either way, there hasn't been any buzz about the XFL since Vince's online press conference, and the rival league is beating him to the punch with a television deal and by starting a year earlier than the XFL's 2020 relaunch. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell Says He Will Not Sit Out This Season Le'Veon Bell Says He Will Not Sit Out This Season
- March 09, 2018

I want to have the best statistical career that I possibly can, so I want to play in every game that I can possibly play". While his contract demands are high compared to other running backs, he has proven to be one in the game at his position, and as a result even has gone as far as threatening retirement or sitting out until Week 10 as part of a contract ploy. (more...)
Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to get franchise tag again Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to get franchise tag again
- March 06, 2018

Bell has reportedly set his floor at $14.5 million per year, based on his franchise tag number. Once tagged, the Steelers have exclusive negotiating rights with Bell and would have until July 16 reach a longterm agreement. "Bell, 26, confirmed last year he turned down a contract worth $42 million over the first three years and an average of $13.3 million over the life of the deal", Fowler wrote. (more...)
At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests US will meet with North Korea At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests US will meet with North Korea
- March 04, 2018

But he also quipped: "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine". And that's true. Obama used comedy to crush Trump for his birtherism claims and also his "credentials and breadth of experience", ridiculing Trump for having to make a tough decision on "The Apprentice" of whether to fire Meat Loaf, rapper Lil Jon or actor Gary Busey. (more...)
Art Rooney II says Ryan Shazier will have role with Steelers Art Rooney II says Ryan Shazier will have role with Steelers
- February 09, 2018

Rooney said Wednesday he'd like "to figure out how" to extend Roethlisberger's contract. To avoid using the franchise tag for a second consecutive year, the Steelers would have to sign Bell to a long-term deal by March 6. "We'll go through the process and do our best". The running back market, though, does affect negotiations, Rooney said. "And frankly, when you look around this last hiring season and see some of the difficulties people had hiring a head coach, I'm happy we have Mike, that's ... (more...)
Steelers name Bradley, Dunbar defensive assistant coaches Steelers name Bradley, Dunbar defensive assistant coaches
- February 09, 2018

That makes another on-field coach that Nick Saban will need to replace in a very short amount of time. Bradley, a native of Johnstown, was named the Pittsburgh Steelers' new defensive backs coach late Thursday afternoon. Dunbar has also previously been a defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears , Buffalo Bills and New York Jets . A lot of things he did, I do. Bradley replaces Carnell Lake , who announced Wednesday he was leaving the Steelers' staff. (more...)
Ryan Shazier Discharged from Rehab Facility to Continue Spine Injury Recovery Ryan Shazier Discharged from Rehab Facility to Continue Spine Injury Recovery
- February 06, 2018

Shazier suffered a spinal injury in December while making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is engaging in a regular walking routine after regaining movement in his legs, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter . (more...)
Steelers Set Deadline For Reaching Deal With Le'Veon Bell Steelers Set Deadline For Reaching Deal With Le'Veon Bell
- January 26, 2018

Obviously we have to continue to get it done". As noted in Fowler's tweet, the February 20 date carries added significance due to it's the first day a player can be hit with the franchise tag. Make everybody happy so everybody can come into the season and we don't have no distractions". The Steelers would be better off leaving Bell's contract situation a 2019 problem. (more...)
Todd Haley to Become Browns OC, Take Play-Calling from Hue Jackson Todd Haley to Become Browns OC, Take Play-Calling from Hue Jackson
- January 23, 2018

He's most definitely an upgrade over what we saw with Jackson calling plays over the past two seasons. However, rumors of tension between Roethlisberger and Haley may have ultimately led to his dismissal from the team. The 2008 Cardinals lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl . He also became the fastest player in National Football League history to reach 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in his career (38 games). (more...)
How will the Pittsburgh Steelers replace Todd Haley? How will the Pittsburgh Steelers replace Todd Haley?
- January 22, 2018

It's going to be a very interesting offseason as the coaches, management and players all try to get on the same page. Browns meet with Haley about coordinator jobAP Photo PAKS201Eds: Updates with new lead, quotes, details. The relationship between veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Haley was said to be irresolute, and often conflicting at times . Todd Haley is out as offensive coordinator for the. (more...)
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette involved in auto accident with Steelers fan Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette involved in auto accident with Steelers fan
- January 19, 2018

Fournette's bumper of his 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach fell off, which he autographed and gave to one of the first responders. According to WXJT 4 News , the woman who rear-ended Fournette has been cited with reckless driving. "Leonard is OK and was able to drive home", the team said in a statement. 'Appreciate everyone that has reached out to check on him'. The Florida Highway Patrol posted a picture of Fournette at the crash scene posing with a state trooper. (more...)
Mike Munchak turns down chance to become Cardinals head coach Mike Munchak turns down chance to become Cardinals head coach
- January 18, 2018

In the four years since Munchak joined the Steelers staff, Ben Roethlisberger has had the three least-sacked seasons of his 14-year National Football League career. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday that "as of now" DeFilippo is expected to interview with the Cardinals again. It seems nearly certain the Patriots will loose both coordinators this offseason, and now also potentially their linebackers coach. (more...)
Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles Foundation Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles Foundation
- January 18, 2018

The Steelers are by far the most hated team in Cincinnati, so after the Jags ended their season on Sunday, local radio host Mo Egger decided that donating money to the BB5 Foundation would be the flawless way to thank Bortles and the Jaguars. (more...)
Bengals fans say thanks by donating to Bortles Foundation for beating Steelers Bengals fans say thanks by donating to Bortles Foundation for beating Steelers
- January 17, 2018

Cincinnati Bengals fans really appreciated the Jacksonville Jaguars taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers , 45-42, in the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs. According to its website , Bortles' foundation focuses on helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as first responders in Jacksonville and Oviedo, Florida. (more...)