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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem
- September 26, 2017

Kaepernick's actions sparked a national conversation that several other NFL players have joined, protesting on multiple occasions and continuing even after Kaepernick became a free agent at the end of the season. Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva received a sizeable boost in popularity after defying his team's plan to sit out the national anthem. "I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault". (more...)
Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Publicly Apologizes For Coming Out During Anthem & Embarrassing Teammates Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Publicly Apologizes For Coming Out During Anthem & Embarrassing Teammates
- September 26, 2017

Their decision to remove themselves came in response to President Trump's comments at a rally in Alabama Friday in which he said team owners should fire players who protested by kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner". "I know I want to be on the field, [defensive end Cam Heyward] wants to be on the field and the guys in that locker room want to be on the field". Al thought we were standing with him. (more...)
Steelers player who stood for national anthem has top-selling jersey
- September 26, 2017

Despite the opposition, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon his appreciation for some of the support the US flag and National Anthem received, saying "kneeling is not acceptable" and ripping the struggling NFL for its "bad ratings". (more...)
Villanueva regrets how anthem decision played out Villanueva regrets how anthem decision played out
- September 26, 2017

Villanueva, who has been celebrated widely by those who aren't in favor of National Football League players kneeling in protest, said he feels bad that his action broke an appearance of unity among the Steelers . "People that are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military, they're not saying anything negative about the flag, they're just trying to protest that there are some injustices in America", he said. (more...)
Steelers will take field for anthem before game vs. Ravens Steelers will take field for anthem before game vs. Ravens
- September 26, 2017

The Chicago Bulls legend and current Charlotte Hornets owner told the Charlotte Observer in a statement "one of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest". (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva appearance surprised Steelers during anthem Alejandro Villanueva appearance surprised Steelers during anthem
- September 25, 2017

He is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal for valor and the Bronze Star medal for overseas service. Villanueva's #78 jersey is now a top seller on the website Fanatics.com, alongside superstars like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr. (more...)
Steelers 2017 Week 3 Injury Report: Watt, Tuitt Both Limited Wednesday Steelers 2017 Week 3 Injury Report: Watt, Tuitt Both Limited Wednesday
- September 21, 2017

He has physical traits that you can't coach. Even if the tape hasn't been too kind to Glennon this season. He'll deliver and deliver in big way, much like he did in the latter part of 2016'. Offensively, the Steelers are averaging 23.5 points and 312.5 total yards (244.0 in passing and 68.5 in rushing) per game. The offense has yet to turn the ball over and the defense has picked up seven sacks, developments that have made other issues - such as 21 penalties over two games - tolerable. (more...)
HERE WE GO! Steelers win home opener vs. Vikings 26-9 HERE WE GO! Steelers win home opener vs. Vikings 26-9
- September 18, 2017

Against the Saints, the Vikings debuted their new workhorse running back. Despite Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer saying on Friday that he expects Bradford to play in the team's matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, some began to express doubt about Minnesota's actual chance for success in 2017. (more...)
Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury
- September 17, 2017

But the Steelers were able to hold onto the ball for the remainder of the game for the win. He's projected for 260.2 yards, 1.61 touchdowns and 16.2 FanDuel points if he plays in Pittsburgh. If Bradford's knee doesn't allow him to play on Sunday, then the Vikings will have to go with veteran backup Case Keenum . Two defensive starters were also listed as questionable: cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hip) and linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring). (more...)
Bradford had MRI on knee Bradford had MRI on knee
- September 15, 2017

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Bradford had an MRI on his left knee Tuesday after experiencing "swelling, pain, discomfort" after Monday night's victory over the Saints. "I'm concerned about all of our players". Zimmer then corrected himself, saying, "I anticipate that he will, yes". "Lots of guys have MRIs". It's worth noting the Vikings haven't made any roster moves this week (like activating quarterback Kyle Sloter from the practice squad) that would indicate they're anxious ... (more...)
Cleveland Browns head to Baltimore to face Ravens: Game preview Cleveland Browns head to Baltimore to face Ravens: Game preview
- September 15, 2017

It was especially true in the second half, considering quarterback Joe Flacco only threw four times and completed none of them while the offense continued to eat up the clock on the ground. It was the most carries by the Ravens since December 30, 2012, when they carried 46 times for 206 yards against Cincinnati. But in a second meeting with the Ravens on November 10, the 24-year-old rushed for only 23 yards on nine attempts. (more...)
Gonzalez has flawless National Football League debut, scoring 4 points for Browns Gonzalez has flawless National Football League debut, scoring 4 points for Browns
- September 11, 2017

Brown caught 11 passes on 11 targets for 182 yards, although he didn't score. Rookie 21-year-old quarterback DeShone Kizer impressed in flashes for the Browns on his first National Football League start, including rushing for a one-yard score and throwing a three-yard TD to Corey Coleman , which brought the Browns to within three of the Steelers . (more...)
Steelers lead Browns 14-7 at halftime of season opener in Cleveland
- September 10, 2017

Watt is the younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt. After days of speculation about how Cleveland Police and Cleveland Browns players would treat the pregame ceremony before today's season opener at First Energy Stadium, the two groups joined with first responders in a rousing display of unity. (more...)
NFL Network host says the Cleveland Browns will upset the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Network host says the Cleveland Browns will upset the Pittsburgh Steelers
- September 06, 2017

Jackson's odds of staying dry look more promising. When a team pushes draft picks into future draft picks, when it year after year releases veterans and when it pushes salary-cap room forward, the implication is development takes precedence. (more...)
Running back Le'Veon Bell signs tender with Steelers Running back Le'Veon Bell signs tender with Steelers
- September 06, 2017

I feel like when I went to practice, they gave me my normal reps, like I've been doing in practice last year, the year before that and all of the years I've been here. In the postseason, Bell was handed the ball 29 and 30 times in wins over Miami and Kansas City, respectively. "There is business behind it so there's no hard feelings". (more...)
Steelers trade WR Sammie Coates to Browns for draft pick Steelers trade WR Sammie Coates to Browns for draft pick
- September 02, 2017

The Steelers will receive the Browns sixth-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Cleveland hopes Coates will add some much needed depth at the wide receiver position. - Coates had his best statistical game previous year against the Jets, catching six passes for 116 yards and a 72-yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger . (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers trade Sammie Coates to Browns Pittsburgh Steelers trade Sammie Coates to Browns
- September 02, 2017

In 2016, Coates made 21 catches for 435 yards and two scores, but was hampered by a hand injury late in the season. In the remaining 11 games of the regular season, Coates caught two passes for 14 yards. Coates has been dealing with injuries in his two-year National Football League career, and had some knee issues just a month ago. Coates could also be used on special teams as a return man on kickoffs along with rookie Jabrill Peppers . (more...)
Le'Veon Bell reports to Steelers on Friday Le'Veon Bell reports to Steelers on Friday
- September 01, 2017

Bell has since left the building. Bell considered returning Monday because the team is off Friday through Sunday but opted to stick with his original plan. The Steelers will be ready for Bell's return. "AB, yeah, I see ya'll cuz", Bell said in a video posted on social media, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (more...)
Powerful Steelers offense adds tight end Vance McDonald in trade with 49ers Powerful Steelers offense adds tight end Vance McDonald in trade with 49ers
- August 29, 2017

A second-round draft pick of San Francisco in 2013, McDonald was signed to a five-year contract extension worth $35 million in the offseason. Pittsburgh released Ladarius Green in March, leaving a group that includes Jesse James , Xavier Grimble and David Johnson. (more...)
Steelers vs. Colts: Roethlisberger rusty & other halftime thoughts Steelers vs. Colts: Roethlisberger rusty & other halftime thoughts
- August 28, 2017

Saturday was a confidence-builder for Tolzien and the Colts because they needed to see something out of the offense to give them hope that they can be effective without Luck if he doesn't play against the Rams. "Getting ready for the season opener", Davis said. Jones hit tight end Xavier Grimble for a 10-yard score in the third quarter, but was intercepted in the end zone with less than five minutes to go and Pittsburgh trailing. (more...)