STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Roethlisberger upbeat about season but "let down" by Bryant

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Ben Roethlisberger will spend the next six weeks getting a feel for potentially the most explosive offense in the NFL. Still, the Pittsburgh quarterback's mind couldn't help but wander a bit as he took the field Friday for his 13th training camp. It's why he briefly donned a No. 83 jersey during practice to pay tribute to tight end Heath Miller, who retired in...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

Brandon Marshall seems to be quite serious about his bet with Antonio Brown — so serious, in fact, that they’re negotiating the terms. As we told you, Marshall and Brown were proposing a bet on which of them got the most receiving yards in 2016, with the winner getting the loser’s very expensive car. Were they serious? According to Marshall, you bet they were. “We spoke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones: Bengals dominated Steelers in playoff game

The Bengals’ heartbreaking 18-16 wild-card playoff loss to the Steelers not only has weighed on Adam Jones’ mind throughout the offseason, apparently it also has taken up space on his DVR. The Pro Bowl cornerback told ESPN.com that he’s watched the game “about 10 times.” While he felt like the Bengals deserved to win the game, he didn’t exactly use the word “dominated”...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bell admits he knew about missed drug test, lied to media

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was lying to the media last month when he claimed to have no knowledge of a possible four-game suspension to begin the 2016 season. In June, Bell said he had “no idea” what a reporter was talking about when he was asked about a report that he missed or failed a drug test. “I don’t know what you are talking about,” he said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant set to help coach HS football

What does one do when suspended for a full season from the NFL thanks to multiple violations of the league’s drug policy? For 24-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, the answer is volunteer to coach his position at the high school level. Bryant is returning to Henderson, Nev., to train and also volunteer coaching wide receivers at a local high school. No...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bell apologizes for being a distraction as Steelers begin

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Le'Veon Bell believes his surgically repaired right knee feels so good he could play ''tomorrow.'' The wait will be considerably longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers running back, perhaps all the way until October if his appeal for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy is denied. While Bell apologized for being a distraction as the Steelers reported for training...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall, Antonio Brown bet what over most receiving yards?

It must be nice to be rich. New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has issued a challenge to receiver Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In an Instagram post, Marshall bet Brown he’ll have more receiving yards in 2016, and if he doesn’t, he’ll give him his white Porsche. If he wins, Brown has to give him his Rolls-Royce. Seems fair. @ab I've never...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall is betting his Porsche that he'll outplay Antonio Brown in 2016

Brandon Marshall had an outstanding season in 2015. He set all sorts of franchise records with the New York Jets, including the most receiving yards (1,502) and receptions (109). He also became the first player in NFL history to have a 1,000-yard receiving season with four different teams.Yet, for as great of a season as Marshall had, Antonio Brown was even better. The Steelers wideout...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Wednesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Field committee too late for former Steelers Suisham and StingilyFormer Steelers place kicker Shaun Suisham uses crutches as he moves along the sideline before the preseaon … By Ray Fittipaldo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Steelers’ Sammie Coates worthwhile fantasy stashThe Steelers’ fantasy offense could have been historically great if it could only … in 2015, and Pittsburgh...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brown 'confident' Steelers will rework his contract

Pittsburgh Steelers fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as wide receiver Antonio Brown is expected to report to training camp on Thursday. He is, however, seeking a new contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Brown is “hopeful and confident” that the Steelers will restructure his deal prior to the start of the regular season. The 28-year-old has no plans of holding out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Bryant ‘heartbroken that he’s not allowed to play’

Martavis Bryant is sitting out the 2016 NFL season after being suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. But according to his agent, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is committed to avoiding the reoccurrence of such a situation. Brian Fettner, Bryant’s agent, released a statement indicating that his “heartbroken”...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick: Cam Newton can’t beat me in 40-yard dash

Michael Vick is making headlines right now as he looks for work. He recently tweeted he was joining the Golden State Warriors (clearly a joke), and now he’s talking about how much faster he is than Cam Newton. “Cam couldn’t beat you in the 40?” a reporter asked, via Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. “No, Cam can’t beat me in the 40,” Vick smiled. ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TMZ Sports Publishes Video Of Marcus Vick Running From The Cops

TMZ Sports has acquired a video featuring former Virginia Tech star quarterback Marcus Vick running from the cops before being captured at gun point during an incident back in April.  The 32-year-old little brother of Mike Vick reportedly was being questioned by police about a civil case before he decided to sprint away.  Here’s the crazy footage.  Marcus Vick played at Virginia...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Have Weapons To Be More Potent Red Zone Team In 2016

Earlier I wrote an article breaking down the overall red zone efficiency the Pittsburgh Steelers achieved last year, but now it’s time to dig a little deeper and see what this team has at the receiver position within the 20 yard line. This breakdown includes targets, receptions, catch percentage, and... The post Steelers Have Weapons To Be More Potent Red Zone Team In 2016 appeared...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Roster Construction Leaving Door Open For Will Allen

Get to making those tin foil hats, Steelers’ Nation. Because I have a conspiracy for you. Looking over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, the team still curiously has the #20 jersey spot still open. They’ve opted to double up other numbers – 30, 39, 42 – and every other jersey in... The post Steelers’ Roster Construction Leaving Door Open For Will Allen appeared first...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Waived LB Tyriq McCord From Injured Reserve List

Here is some minor Pittsburgh Steelers transaction news for you on this Tuesday that I forgot to pass along to you late last week. The Steelers waived undrafted rookie outside linebacker Tyriq McCord from their Reserve/Injured list this past Thursday and he has since cleared waivers. McCord, who played his college football at Miami,... The post Steelers Waived LB Tyriq McCord...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Peyton Manning’s good news could be the NFLPA’s misfortune in the ongoing NFL investigation into HGH use by players named in an Al Jazeera report last fall. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report passed along some information Monday following the NFL’s exoneration of Manning that indicates Manning's cooperation with the league will actually put pressure on Green Bay Packers linebackers...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says he won't miss any games with ban looming

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season after missing a drug test, which equates to a failed test by NFL's standards. The suspension hasn't been officially announced yet because Bell is currently appealing the ban, and according to him, he's going to win.Bell posted a comment on an Instagram photo shared by a user criticizing...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

Free agent quarterback Michael Vick says he can still play, and the 36-year-old wants to sign with a team for the 2016 season. “I still have a lot in the tank. I still feel good,” Vick said on The Dan Patrick Show Monday. “I didn’t like how the season ended last year. I ended the year inactive. I’m better than that. I still feel I can produce.” Last season, Vick started...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Suspension for Bell isn’t a season killer

At the conclusion of the 2016 NFL playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they had the potential to be the best offense in the NFL. With stars like Antonio Brown, Leveon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, Martavis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton, the Steelers were ready to put up ridiculous offensive numbers in the 2016 season. However, that is no longer the case. Instead, the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell missed several drug tests

Le'Veon Bell is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for missing a required drug test, and while the Pittsburgh Steelers running back denied missing any drug tests last month, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Bell's potential suspension is the result of "several" missed drug tests.Bell, who is already in the NFL's substance-abuse program, was suspended for the first two...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell reportedly missed ‘several’ drug tests

Le’Veon Bell is reportedly facing a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy, and the latest information on this front is even more discouraging for Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Appearing on NFL Network Saturday morning, Ian Rapoport said sources have told him Bell missed “several” drug tests, via Pro Football Talk. When rumblings of this upcoming...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Le’Veon Bell facing suspension for missed drug test

The Pittsburgh Steelers could play the first month of the 2016 season without running back Le’Veon Bell, who is reportedly facing a suspension from the NFL. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, Bell “missed” an offseason drug test, which would count the same as a failed test. The penalty facing Bell is a four-game suspension. Sources close to the situation tell me Steelers...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Announce They’ve Released TE Matt Spaeth, Signed Rookie Mandel Dixon

The Steelers announced a roster move today.  Pittsburgh announced on Twitter this afternoon that they have released tight end Matt Spaeth. The 32-year-old tight end had played for the Steelers for the last three seasons, catching six passes.  Spaeth was a third-round pick out of Minnesota in the 2007 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh.  The Steelers have signed rookie free agent Mandel Dixon...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin has the Steelers prepared to go for two more often

With their struggles in maintaining a kicker well-documented last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers carved out a nice place in NFL history by converting eight two-point conversions last season. And it appears that it may soon become the norm for one of the league’s most explosive offenses. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently stated that he wants to go for two after...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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