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Steelers to start undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges vs. Chargers Steelers to start undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges vs. Chargers
- October 12, 2019

Mason Rudolph has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Sunday night matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers , the team announced on Friday. It's a insane process", Hodges said earlier this week, per Jim Wexell of 247Sports. "I think that is an asset to him and us in the present circumstance". (more...)
Steelers break out of funk, stomp Bengals 27-3 Steelers break out of funk, stomp Bengals 27-3
- October 04, 2019

The Bengals versus Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry on Monday also will be missing one of the staples from numerous matchups over the past 15 years, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Ross opened 2019 with two 100-yard receiving performances. It could also force the offense to rely on the running game with Joe Mixon. Cincinnati (0-4) is 30th in offensive points per game and 29th in yards per play. (more...)
Key observations of the Seahawks ugly win over the Steelers Key observations of the Seahawks ugly win over the Steelers
- September 19, 2019

Roethlisberger had complained of arm soreness coming off the Week 1 loss at New England, multiple teammates said Monday. "He's a natural player, got good feel, can do a lot of stuff", Carroll continued. "Regardless of how I think about the play, they made the call", Edmunds said. "What we're going to do here is going to work". Linebacker Vince Williams left in the first quarter (hamstring), while running back James Conner (knee), safety Sean Davis (shoulder) and linebacker Anthony ... (more...)
Roethlisberger intends to honor 3 years left on Steelers contract Roethlisberger intends to honor 3 years left on Steelers contract
- September 19, 2019

Roethlisberger was hurt late in the second quarter of Sunday's loss, grabbing his elbow after attempting a pass on the team's final drive of the half. Tomlin added that Minkah Fitzpatrick , who the team acquired via trade with the Dolphins , will play Sunday against the 49ers at safety and that running back James Conner's injury status dealing with a knee issue would be day-to-day. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger injured: Steelers promote QB Devlin Hodges to backup Mason Rudolph Ben Roethlisberger injured: Steelers promote QB Devlin Hodges to backup Mason Rudolph
- September 18, 2019

Roethlisberger wants to avoid going under the knife, but team doctors will decide his injury protocol moving forward. Conner, along with Roethlisberger, was hurt during Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks . "I'm not a guy who goes out and wings it". Fitzpatrick will help the Steelers immediately and for years to come. The Steelers can't sign Landry Jones , who spent five years with the franchise, because he's contractually committed to the XFL. (more...)
Patriots show no shame in Antonio Brown motives Patriots show no shame in Antonio Brown motives
- September 10, 2019

I would be on my best behavior (if I were him), because this is it. And if that 26-9 loss to the Cowboys doesn't seem so bad, in that game Dallas' defense had nine sacks to none for the Steelers , and its offense finished with 442 yards of net offense to 126 for the Steelers. (more...)
Landry Jones becomes first QB to sign with XFL Landry Jones becomes first QB to sign with XFL
- August 17, 2019

In his time with the Sooners, from 2008-12, Jones tallied 16,646 passing yards and 126 touchdowns. "I can't wait to suit-up", in the XFL's release. There's a possibility that Jones could be reunited with Bob Stoops , who will coach the XFL's Dallas franchise. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake dead at 62 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake dead at 62
- August 12, 2019

Drake is survived by his wife, Sheila, daughters Shanice, Felisha and Marian, and two grandchildren. He made stops at Western Kentucky (1983-91), Georgia (1992-96), Baylor (1997) and Texas (1998-2003). "He was a tremendous coach and even better man. We will use our faith to guide us and help his family throughout the hard time". "I wish I could see you just one more time". (more...)
Steelers make a bold move, land Devin Bush Steelers make a bold move, land Devin Bush
- April 26, 2019

The four-time Pro Bowler is entering a contract year and is set to earn a base salary of $7.8 million in 2019. He has not attended the team's voluntary offseason program, including the team's first minicamp last week. Elway added that he hasn't thought about trading Harris. In 2003 the Steelers traded up from No. 27 to No. 16 overall by giving the Kansas City Chiefs their first round pick, the 92nd selection and the 200th to eventually select Troy Polamalu. (more...)
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown Trade Words Over Twitter JuJu Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown Trade Words Over Twitter
- April 08, 2019

After another social media slight from former teammate Antonio Brown , the Steelers wideout used Twitter to respond on Sunday. The unhappy exchange began, ironically enough, after Brown tweeted the following message: "Keep your emotions off the internet ". (more...)
Birmingham Irons’ league suspending operations 8 games into season Birmingham Irons’ league suspending operations 8 games into season
- April 03, 2019

The AAF has officially chose to suspend play for the remainder of the 2019 season. There are other organizations such as The Spring League or the Canadian Football League that exist to give players second chances at the NFL, or undrafted players another opportunity to prove their skills to scouts in hopes of making practice camps come August. (more...)
Alliance of American Football suspending operations, reports say
- April 02, 2019

The AAF is a first-year, eight-team professional football league that began play in February, one week after the 2019 Super Bowl. "When the new owner came in, we thought we had financial backing and we'd be able to at least play out the season", Spurrier said. (more...)
Johnny Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis Johnny Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis
- March 17, 2019

Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Manziel has signed a player agreement with the Alliance of American football, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . Information from The Associated Press was used in this report . He also ran for 215 yards on 29 carries as Montreal (5-13) missed the CFL playoffs. (more...)
Why Colin Cowherd Believes Trent Brown Deal Is ‘Very Dangerous’ For Raiders Why Colin Cowherd Believes Trent Brown Deal Is ‘Very Dangerous’ For Raiders
- March 11, 2019

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders are expected to sign offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year, $66 million dollar contract that has almost $37 million in guarantees. The New England Patriots have a big void to fill along their offensive line. But it's clear that Gruden sees this as a quick rebuild after he tore down last year's team in his first season, trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper from a team that finished 4-12. (more...)
Could Antonio Brown retire instead of joining Bills? Could Antonio Brown retire instead of joining Bills?
- March 08, 2019

CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora reports Beckham was "most connected" to the Browns, Raiders and 49ers last week at the NFL Combine . The NFL reported the story at the wee hours of Friday morning but AB quickly shot down the idea, calling it " fake news ". (more...)
Jets & Cardinals Out, 3 New Teams Emerge In Antonio Brown Sweepstakes Jets & Cardinals Out, 3 New Teams Emerge In Antonio Brown Sweepstakes
- March 06, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committed to trading away Brown this offseason. There is no questioning his talent and track record on the field, even if both have been potentially impacted some from a trade value standpoint by a string of off-field incidents. (more...)
Redskins inquire about Antonio Brown Redskins inquire about Antonio Brown
- March 03, 2019

The quarterback blamed Brown for a late-game interception that sealed Pittsburgh's defeat, chalking up the blunder on his target's poor route-running. The Steelers are shopping Brown but general manager Kevin Colbert has stressed the team won't cut him or make any personnel move that would be detrimental to the team, reiterating there's a possibility the Steelers won't move Brown if they don't receive what they consider fair value. (more...)
Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A
- March 02, 2019

Roethlisberger said after the season he considers Brown a friend and wanted him to return to the team. Given that there's been no talks about Brown and the Steelers' brass, it seems highly likely the game's most-productive receiver will in fact be traded. (more...)
Kevin Colbert on Antonio Brown: 'Interest has grown' Kevin Colbert on Antonio Brown: 'Interest has grown'
- February 28, 2019

When referencing 52 kids, what I was referencing is Ben Roethlisberger is the only player on our roster that has won a Super Bowl". "He's one of the best players in our league, and he's one of the hardest workers". But, given that Brown will be 31 when the 2019 season rolls around, some teams might be hesitant to trade for a receiver who could be heading into the twilight years of his career. (more...)
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent
- February 21, 2019

Safety Jamal Adams has already begun the recruiting process , which the Jets will be able to officially join in on when Bell becomes a free agent on March 13. Now Bell needs to find a team willing to compensate him at his desired rate. Still, he said Brown conceivably could return to Pittsburgh if there is "no trade that does not benefit the team". (more...)