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Ladarius Green holding out hope for Week One

Tight end Ladarius Green’s physical condition has been the subject of much discussion this summer, including a report that he’s still experiencing recurring headaches after suffering a pair of concussions last season. That report led to talk that Green may not play for the Steelers at all after signing with Pittsburgh as a free agent…
Via Pro Football Talk
12 hours ago

How the Pittsburgh Steelers became an offensive team

From 2004 to 2010, Pittsburgh boasted one of the most feared defenses in the NFL. This unit led by defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, featured Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Joey Porter, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu, and was a revived version of the 1970s Steel Curtain. They terrorized opposing quarterbacks with a stout front seven and a quick secondary. After 2010...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Restructure Contract Of T Marcus Gilbert

According to the Thursday salary cap report on the NFLPA website, the Pittsburgh Steelers have gained $2,392,500 in available space. In other words, that means a contract restructure was done. By the looks of things, tackle Marcus Gilbert was the player the Steelers chose to restructure because dropping his 2016 base... The post Steelers Restructure Contract Of T Marcus Gilbert...
Via Steelers Depot
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marczi: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster – Post-Eagles Game Edition:

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have half of the preseason taken care of, and things are starting to grow clearer as we near the time of the first roster cuts. I would be pretty surprised if anybody on this list fails to make the first cut. Offense (25) Quarterback (3) –  Ben... The post Marczi: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster – Post-Eagles Game Edition: appeared first on Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 South Side Questions: What Do Steelers Make Of CB Situation?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and... The post 2016 South Side Questions: What Do Steelers Make Of CB Situation? appeared first...
Via Steelers Depot
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison on PED investigation: 'waste of time’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to meet with NFL investigators for an interview as part of the Al-Jazeera probe on Thursday, but he’s not toning down his rhetoric before then. Harrison, who has been a vocal critic of the NFL’s investigation into the allegations, didn’t back down on Wednesday, calling the interview a “waste of time,” according to ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Heyward ready to work on defensive line

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh defensive end Cameron Heyward isn't opposed to a rotation along the line. He's also OK with playing as many snaps as necessary. The Steelers made it a goal in the offseason to give Heyward and Stephon Tuitt support at end. ''Whatever cards we're dealt, we're going to be ready,'' Heyward said. ''We would love to have depth, but we're not going to just...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eli Rogers likely to beat out Sammie Coates as Steelers’ third receiver

Eli Rogers was an unknown when training camp started. He still won’t be the most famous Eli in the NFL, but he’s making a name for himself with the Steelers. The Steelers signed Rogers as an undrafted free agent last year out of Louisville. He missed 2015 with a foot injury, but he’s back and is the frontrunner to win the job as the team’s starting slot receiver according...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite injuries to top offensive weapons Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell, they lead the NFL in big plays and win 10 games with the league’s third-ranked offense. But they lose to the Denver Broncos...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Things to Look ForFriday Night’s opponent will be the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the AFC’s top teams in 2015 and of course perhaps the most storied of all NFL franchises, with a … Harrison to meet with NFL investigators on ThursdayThe Steelers‘ James Harrison stretches before Thursday’s preseason game against the Eagles at Heinz Field...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers' LB Dupree primed for breakout second season

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker Bud Dupree hopes he's setting himself up for a breakout second season. Dupree, the team's first-round draft pick in 2015, admittedly hit a wall during his rookie year, but he's working to change that this season. Not only does Dupree have a better understanding of the Steeler defense, he also dropped some weight and worked on techniques...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ player rep suggests players begin saving up for strike in 2021

The NFL has had relative peace in the area of relations with the NFLPA since the implementation of free agency back in the early 1990s. However, that peace has been increasingly volatile as of late with the league and players battling it out, last in 2011. At that time, the NFL locked its players out and only after the first preseason game of the season was cancelled did things...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramon Foster: NFL players should save up for 2021 lockout

Steelers guard Ramon Foster says that NFL players should begin preparing themselves financially for a possible work stoppage in five years. The collective bargaining agreement is basically at the halfway point. It lasts through the 2021 draft. Foster, however, is already looking ahead. He’s one of the Steelers’ representatives for the players’ union and told the Pittsburgh...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Eli Rogers making his mark in preseason

With the absence of Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton, 24-year-old Eli Rogers is standing out in the preseason by leading the WR corps with 47 yards (9.4 yards per reception), and their top punt returner (averaging 11.5 per return). His performance, by most accounts, has solidified his spot as the team’s 5th receiver, beating out seventh-round pick DeMarcus Ayers in the process...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers' Bell speaks after receiving suspension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is ready to serve his suspension and move on. Bell spoke on Saturday, one day after the NFL suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers running back for the first three games of the regular season for missing multiple drug tests, which is a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. ''I already apologized to my teammates...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell posts, deletes video admitting to smoking marijuana after arrest

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell may have inadvertently confessed to using marijuana after his arrest in an attempt to take responsibility for his missed drug tests. According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk, Bell posted a video on Twitter Friday in which he accepted that he was culpable for the missed drug tests that led to a three game suspension from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaway from Pittsburgh Steelers loss against the Philadelphia Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers showed absolutely no pride on Thursday night versus the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s preseason, so no one is expecting a top tier performance. Getting shut out by cross state rivals at home is unacceptable though. The Eagles defeated the Steelers by a score of 17-0. No on excelled for the Steelers. One player in particular played downright horrible: Landry...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell’s suspension cut from four to three games

For the second consecutive season, Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell has seen a preseason suspension cut down. NFL.com reports that Bell’s suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy has been shaved from four to three games. Bell will still miss games at Washington and Philadelphia, and home against Cincinnati, but will now be eligible to...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced to three games

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not get his suspension wiped out, but he will at least be back a bit earlier than originally stated. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell’s suspension for missed drug tests was reduced from four games to three on appeal. Steelers' RB LeVeon Bell is having his suspension reduced from 4 to 3 games, sources told ESPN. —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison on not fighting NFL: It ‘would definitely hurt the team’

James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers all caved to the NFL’s demand to conduct interviews regarding PED allegations. Many may have hoped that they had chosen to fight the league on this matter, but as a matter of practicality they did not. Harrison, speaking with Aditi Kinkabwala of NFL Newtork, explained why it was important for him to submit to the league, rather...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison willing to sit out 2016 if NFL doesn’t meet demands for interview

After it was found out on Monday that the NFL is threatening to suspend the players reported on in an Al Jazeera documentary who do not cooperate with the investigation, one of the players implicated — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison — had a chance to respond Tuesday. Harrison told reporters Tuesday that he would be willing to do the interview, but he is frustrated...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL threatens to suspend players over PED interviews

James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal have a definitive deadline. The NFL told the NFLPA Monday that those players have until August 25 to give interviews regarding their involvement in the Al Jazeera report that linked them to PED use. If they fail to comply, they will be suspended. Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports broke this news Monday afternoon. NFL...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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