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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 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...)
AFC North draft report: Steelers build up the outside
- May 01, 2017

Watt was the first Badger selected in this year's NFL Draft. T.J. Watt has a lot of upside and is a very good pick this late in the draft. T.J., like his brother J.J., has an incredible motor. He came to Utah as a big, athletic wide receiver. While Landry Jones remains the top backup, expect Dobbs to make a run at third-stringer Zach Mettenberger and - who knows - maybe even be "the guy" after Roethlisberger decides enough is enough. (more...)
Two Wisconsin natives chosen in Round 1 of NFL Draft Two Wisconsin natives chosen in Round 1 of NFL Draft
- April 30, 2017

Despite that fact the he will most likely be back for next season, he has shown that he is considering retirement after the end of every season. After months of waiting and excitements, one of the biggest events in American football is almost upon us - the 2017 NFL draft - where superstar players all started prior to entering the league. (more...)
NFL DRAFT: Dobbs, Malone, Reeves-Maybin drafted in fourth round NFL DRAFT: Dobbs, Malone, Reeves-Maybin drafted in fourth round
- April 30, 2017

Dobbs is also smart and experienced enough to be a fast learner. He looked very comfortable, looked a little bit robotic in some of his drops, but his accuracy, again, was good, and he didn't flinch at all in this, which I think continues to bode well for his prospects once he continues to get the kind of National Football League environment coaching he's going to get. (more...)
Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner
- April 30, 2017

In his first full season as a defensive starter, Watt had 11.5 sacks and earned second-team All-America honors. The 6-3, 243 pound Watt joins his brothers JJ (Houston Texans) and Derek (San Diego Chargers) in the NFL. Watt Can We Expect From T.J.? "I told [49ers General Manager] John Lynch that it was too late". Two Wisconsin Badgers were chosen in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft . (more...)
Steelers pick Watt in first round — NFL DRAFT
- April 30, 2017

Watt, Pewaukee, 2011; Gabe Carimi, Cottage Grove, 2011; Zeitler, Waukesha, 2012; Frederick, Sharon, 2013; Melvin Gordon, Kenosha, 2015. He was named first team All-American honors by Sports Illustrated and second team honors by The Associated Press for his performance in the 2016 season. (more...)
TJ Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother TJ Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother
- April 29, 2017

As T.J. Watt remembers the "surreal" experience, tensions were high at the Watt family table in the draft green room, and he was completely unaware of the stakes. Matthews' father, Clay Jr., played 19 seasons in the National Football League with the Browns and Falcons. I said, 'man, coach, you have the 34th pick, it's too late. (more...)
Martavis Bryant: JuJu Smith-Schuster replaces Sammie Coates, not me Martavis Bryant: JuJu Smith-Schuster replaces Sammie Coates, not me
- April 29, 2017

Obviously, the potential is there for Everett to shine in McVay's offense as a rookie, but to see the Rams pass on two wide receivers in the first round in Smith-Schuster and Zay Jones (Bills used No. Smith-Schuster watched the draft at a resort in Newport Beach close to the ocean, and he went for a celebratory bath in the water shortly after the pick was announced, joined by several younger siblings and cousins, who splashed in the water and chanted, "Steelers!". (more...)