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Le'Veon Bell Indicates Return to Steelers on September 1 Le'Veon Bell Indicates Return to Steelers on September 1
- August 23, 2017

Now we know exactly when Le'Veon Bell plans on ending his preseason holdout. Bell and the Steelers were unable to reach a deal by the July deadline, so Bell is playing under a $12.1 million franchise tag for the 2017-18 season. "Then he is set to show up, sign his $12.1 million franchise tender and play for his team". Bell ran for 1,268 yards and scored seven touchdowns on the ground and added 75 receptions for another 616 yards last season. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell sets date for return to Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell sets date for return to Pittsburgh Steelers
- August 21, 2017

On the Steelers' next possession, Dobbs rolled right on third-and-4 at the Steelers 47 and flipped a pass to Conner. McKinley showed a quick burst on a couple rushes, and also showed relentless pursuit on a play where he ran a stunt with Courtney Upshaw and forced a rushed Dobbs throw that was dropped by running back James Conner . (more...)
Le'Veon Bell's agent says no agreement with Steelers ever took place Le'Veon Bell's agent says no agreement with Steelers ever took place
- August 20, 2017

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network previously reported the same $12 million annual figure for Pittsburgh's offer. Bell, selected in the second round in 2013, has missed the team's off-season work recovering from groin surgery, and it's unclear if he'll show up at the start of training camp or wait to sign his franchise tag. (more...)
Mike Tomlin jokes about Arthur Moats dominating JV game vs. Giants Mike Tomlin jokes about Arthur Moats dominating JV game vs. Giants
- August 14, 2017

Both have split the work with the first team in recent weeks in training camp and they both looked good in the preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night. "Any time you are keeping score you want to win", Moats said. The defense was swarming all night, with seven sacks including three by Arthur Moats and two by T.J. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated
- August 10, 2017

But it's not completely what the team and Bryant were hoping for. The Steelers are now holding their final open training camp practice prior to traveling to NY for the 2017 preseason opener and that means they won't be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College until Sunday. (more...)
New Pittsburgh deal for Mike Tomlin New Pittsburgh deal for Mike Tomlin
- August 05, 2017

When the Steelers hired Tomlin in 2007 to replace Bill Cowher , he was the youngest coach in the NFL. " We appreciate the leadership that Mike has provided over the last 10 seasons, and we are confident and excited to have him continue to lead our team as we focus on winning another championship ", said Steelers president Art Rooney II in a statement . (more...)
Le'Veon Bell Fails To Show Up For First Day Of Camp Le'Veon Bell Fails To Show Up For First Day Of Camp
- July 28, 2017

Bell's one-year tender is worth $12.1 million, fully guaranteed. Many holdouts have the goal of negotiating a new contract, but the Steelers can't give Bell a new deal after failing to reach a long-term deal prior to the July 17 deadline . (more...)
To play under franchise tag this season To play under franchise tag this season
- July 18, 2017

Bell is set to make more money than any running back in the league this year as he plays on the franchise tag. But given the shelf life of running backs and the potentially exorbitant cap hold Bell could have if franchised again, a long-term deal remains the likeliest option. (more...)
DeAngelo Williams retires from pro wrestling, shifts focus back to football DeAngelo Williams retires from pro wrestling, shifts focus back to football
- July 08, 2017

Williams explained that he agreed to the match to honor his late uncle who passed away five years ago. Williams, who is now a free agent, teamed with " Moose " in a tag team match against Chris Adonis and Eli Drake , and picked up the victory by pinning Adonis after hitting a frog splash onto a table. (more...)
Steelers' Artie Burns arrested in Miami Steelers' Artie Burns arrested in Miami
- June 30, 2017

Officers handcuffed Burns after discovering his license had been expired. Burns was charged with failing to pay $1,012.20 in traffic citations, according to Miami sports radio station WINZ . In the grander scheme of things, Burns' brush with the law should amount to little more than a slap on the wrist, if anything, from the Steelers, who report to training camp on July 27. (more...)
Steelers sign first-round draft pick TJ Watt Steelers sign first-round draft pick TJ Watt
- June 16, 2017

There's plenty of offense to keep up with the Patriots, the defense just needs to be able to slow them down. "These guys nowadays are fast". Die hard followers want to cling to every repetition throughout Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp, when in reality the season doesn't really start until the players report to training camp. (more...)
Steelers cut Ladarius Green Steelers cut Ladarius Green
- May 19, 2017

He also missed two games in 2009, but otherwise played in all 181 regular-season and 15 playoff games. Green produced 18 catches for 304 yards and a touchdown in those six games. Certainly, this move is a surprise, as Green had participated in the most recent portion of OTAs with the team, but the reason why - designation failed physical - isn't a shock. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green Pittsburgh Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green
- May 19, 2017

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Green would be back in 2017, before he failed the physical. Green dealt with the lingering effects from concussions that caused him to miss 10 games in 2016. He also underwent ankle surgery last March. He had 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Week 17 action for the Eagles and was waived on May 4. (more...)
Steelers on offensive in National Football League draft, which Ben Roethlisberger will love
- May 06, 2017

Conner insisted he's not looking to challenge Bell's spot. "I have learned so much from J.J., and I have been able to translate that to myself". He is a great character guy and the Steelers have seen him plenty since he is a local kid. He won't turn 21 until November, when he's more than halfway through his rookie season. "I think we're trying to find the good players all the time that create competition", offensive coordinator Todd Haley said of adding the 6-foot-2 Smith-Schuster at No. (more...)
Three reasons why Steelers drafting Pitt's James Conner is flawless Three reasons why Steelers drafting Pitt's James Conner is flawless
- May 05, 2017

Conner wasn't done, as he earned recognition as first-time all-conference with 216 carries for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Mr. Watt will now be preparing to face the crème de la crème of the college athletes offered up for competition in the NFL. (more...)
TJ Watt Arrives in Pittsburgh
- May 03, 2017

The Steelers got just that with Watt. J.J. Watt is a perennial All-Pro defensive end for the Houston Texans. Watt, a second-team All-American, recorded 15.5 tackles for loss past year. The Steelers struggled to generate any kind of consistent pressure on Brady, something they know they need to change if they want to end the Patriots' vice grip on the conference. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers use 30th pick on linebacker TJWatt Pittsburgh Steelers use 30th pick on linebacker TJWatt
- May 02, 2017

T.J. Watt heads to Pittsburgh as one of the most promising young men in football. "This kid is a solid football player that is really only scratching the surface as a defensive player". Another area for concern is regarding injuries . Watt was mocked most often to his hometown team, the Green Bay Packers , who also are in need of an edge pass-rusher. (more...)
Cam Sutton goes to Steelers in third round of NFL Draft
- May 01, 2017

Watt can develop into an eventual replacement for James Harrison . No one can predict the future, but it remains to be seen if T.J. Watt has enough "juice" to be the light at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and their defensive secondary tunnel in 2017. (more...)
Steelers give offense a jolt in youth-heavy draft
- May 01, 2017

Middle brother, Derek, 24, is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers . God, that sounds awesome. Here is how each scenario could play out for the Steelers. At the NFL Scouting Combine in late February, Watt tested very well in front of team personnel. Again, only one of these picks addressed an immediate need for the Steelers but when looking at the bigger picture, these picks make more sense. (more...)
TJ Watt Wiki: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stats, Highlights & Facts to Know
- May 01, 2017

Enter Smith-Schuster, the second-youngest draft pick in Steelers' history (he won't turn 21 until November) who has the size (6-foot-1) Pittsburgh lacked last season while Bryant sat out. like a rookie. Conner adds depth to a backfield that features stud running back Le'Veon Bell, who has played in 16 games only once the last four seasons. (more...)