Football


Redskins' Jones makes progress, hopes to play vs. Steelers
- September 09, 2016

The fact that he was able to fully participate on Thursday is a good sign for a Redskins team that enters the season without any major injuries. The Washington Redskins open the 2016 season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The fact he shed it just a day later suggests Jones is on track to start next Monday's game against Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line has had a few key injuries leading into Week 1, but two of those players are planning on practicing ... (more...)
Steelers unsure if Bud Dupree needs surgery, could return in 2016
- September 08, 2016

The Steelers wanted to dump the rotation at the position in 2015 to limit the wear and tear on the 38-year-old Harrison, but with Dupree out, that won't be possible. The Steelers selected Dupree with the 22nd pick in the 2015 draft, and the polished pass-rusher arrived in the National Football League ready to assert his dominance as a member of the team's front seven. (more...)
Steelers rookie Hargrave ready for opener
- September 08, 2016

Hargrave, who beat out third-year defensive lineman Daniel McCullers for the starting spot, injured his quad in practice Monday, the same day he was promoted. It keeps continuing to get better. Heyward is most impressed by Hargrave's resilience. But between his play in the preseason and Gruden's comments, it seems like the team believes in Kelley too, regardless of draft position. (more...)
Newly acquired Steelers CB Gilbert welcomes fresh start
- September 07, 2016

Javon Hargrave is day-to-day following an evaluation. The Steelers will have their first official injury report practice on Thursday, where the team will report who practiced, who didn't and who were partial participants in the workout. "If not, I probably won't be", Gilbert said. The Steelers traded a 2018 sixth-round pick for cornerback Justin Gilbert over the weekend and the price they had to pay for Gilbert illustrated how far Gilbert's stock has fallen over his first two National ... (more...)
Steelers place LB Bud Dupree on injured reserve Steelers place LB Bud Dupree on injured reserve
- September 05, 2016

The second-year linebacker did not play in the preseason and missed most of training camp because of a groin injury . Dupree was the Steelers first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, with the 22nd overall pick. He finished the season with 26 total tackles and four sacks. Arthur Moats will replace him at LOLB. They are back at their 53 man roster limit. They have signed Steven Johnson to take his place. (more...)
Steelers acquire CB Gilbert from Browns, trim roster to 53 Steelers acquire CB Gilbert from Browns, trim roster to 53
- September 03, 2016

It shows that the Browns felt there was virtually nothing worth trying to salvage for their nearly $13 million guaranteed investment. On the other hand, just flipping back through recent "top" draft picks, Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and Johnny Manziel are just a few original Browns that didn't work out - for lack of a better term. (more...)
Is Eli Rogers the Steelers' Top Slot Receiver? Is Eli Rogers the Steelers' Top Slot Receiver?
- September 02, 2016

After all, for some time now, it has been known that Eli Rogers was the Steeler’s first-choice slot receiver. Rogers was asked about his place with the Steelers after the team’s final preseason game. Brown’s advice in that particular game focused on how to turn one-on-one wins over the middle into touchdowns. The Steelers are heading back to Pittsburgh. (more...)
Travelers Rest principal reverses flag decision Travelers Rest principal reverses flag decision
- September 01, 2016

There is not much more American than high school football and to me the American Flag should not be banned from such events. In a statement Lavely said "any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper "taunting", unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events". (more...)
Steelers restructure deal for Antonio Brown Steelers restructure deal for Antonio Brown
- September 01, 2016

Specifically, the team moved $4 million owed Brown from 2017 to 2016. Rumors of Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, meeting with the Steelers last week hinted of some sort of new deal . The Steelers are still negotiating to sign guard David DeCastro to a new contract before the season opens September 12, when another team policy dictates all contract negotiations end until next year. (more...)
Steelers claim QB Mettenberger off of waivers Steelers claim QB Mettenberger off of waivers
- September 01, 2016

Mettenberger first came to the NFL when he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round, with the 178th pick, of the 2014 NFL Draft. Mettenberger was the backup to Marcus Mariota with the Tennessee Titans last season, Mettenberger started four games in 2015 and lost all four. (more...)
Steelers place Ladarius Green on PUP list Steelers place Ladarius Green on PUP list
- August 31, 2016

The Steelers have placed tight end Ladarius Green on the physically unable to perform list. The talented tight end, presumed to be rehabilitating his surgically repaired ankle, was placed on the PUP list Tuesday. He had told reporters in the offseason that he expected to be ready for camp. Ankle surgery kept him from practicing this spring. The Steelers will open the regular season with Jesse James as their starting tight end. (more...)
James Harrison wants meeting televised with 'crook' Roger Goodell James Harrison wants meeting televised with 'crook' Roger Goodell
- August 30, 2016

The NFL wants to meet with them and if they don't oblige, suspensions will be issued. You know, when it comes down to it, if it goes to a kind of detrimental - it leans to the hands of that crook, I mean, Roger Goodell, and he can do whatever he wants, you know? "That's just the bargaining agreement that the players signed". (more...)
League sets date to meet players accused of doping
- August 28, 2016

Supreme Court - before deciding to no longer proceed with the legal process. "I wouldn't be on the team". The proposed date for that meeting wasn't immediately known. The league set a deadline to consent to an interview with the NFL by August 25. Harrison is going into his 13th year with the Steelers and 14th year overall. (more...)
Roethlisberger sharp as Steelers top Saints Roethlisberger sharp as Steelers top Saints
- August 27, 2016

New Orleans Saints running back Daniel Lasco (36) is hammered by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) who was flagged for the hit that sent Lasco from the game during the preseason game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Friday, August 26, 2016. (more...)
Harrison agrees to National Football League interview Harrison agrees to National Football League interview
- August 26, 2016

The report was mostly dismissed after the main subject of the leaks recanted his claims of doping as false. Bouchette says he could meet with the National Football League and this would probably all be over quick, but he won't do it because he is James Harrison. (more...)
James Harrison says he'll be cleared like Peyton Manning James Harrison says he'll be cleared like Peyton Manning
- August 25, 2016

Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, confirmed to Fowler that the meeting will take place at Steelers headquarters at 11 a.m. ET. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com are citing sources that says the NFL has agreed to meet with Matthews and Peppers in Green Bay on August 24. (more...)
Matthews among 4 facing suspension in National Football League drug probe
- August 24, 2016

Each of the players would be suspended until they have participated in the interview process with investigators from the league, after which Roger Goodell the NFL Commissioner would determine if and when the suspension is lifted. The interview with Harrison is unlikely to be a friendly one. While Manning cooperated fully and cleared his name, the other players have yet to submit to the league's interview requests which the NFL Players' Association has asked them not to participate in. (more...)
Steelers' James Harrison: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Is a 'Crook'
- August 24, 2016

James Harrison is open to talking with the National Football League about steroid allegations made in a Al-Jazeera America report. Matthews, Harrison, Peppers and free agent Mike Neal were all informed by the NFL that they will be suspended immediately if they do not personally cooperate by August 25 with the league's investigation into allegations raised by an Al Jazeera report. (more...)
James Harrison calls Roger Goodell 'crook,' welcomes National Football League probe
- August 23, 2016

The league cleared recently retired quarterback Peyton Manning, who was a central figure in the report, shortly after interviewing him. Lawson investigated: The NFL is investigating whether Buffalo linebacker Manny Lawson has violated the league's personal conduct policy. (more...)
Steelers LB James Harrison: Roger Goodell a 'crook'
- August 22, 2016

Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal will be suspended beginning August 26 if they haven't cooperated, NFL senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs Adolpho Birch told the NFL Players Association in a letter Monday that was first obtained by USA TODAY Sports. (more...)