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...
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Steelers LB James Harrison predicts how his NFL PED interview will end

Staring at a possible suspension from the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran James Harrison has acquiesced to the league's request for an interview regarding last year's report by Al-Jazeera America on potential PED use by some of pro football's biggest stars.But that doesn't mean Harrison thinks this whole kerfuffle is a good idea. In fact, after practice on Wednesday, the 38-year...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Steelers linemen on David DeCastro talks: “Pay the man”

The Steelers are working on a contract extension for guard David DeCastro, but they’re pushing up against their self-imposed deadline of the regular season. So according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, his linemates are doing what they can to speed things up. “Pay the man,” center Maurkice Pouncey said. “Please, pay the man,”…
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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Steelers Reach Injury Settlement With Brian Mihalik

Small bit of housekeeping on this Friday. Offensive tackle Brian Mihalik has reached an injury settlement with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL Insider Aaron Wilson. Steelers removed Brian Mihalik from injured reserve with an injury settlement — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 19, 2016 Mihalik suffered an MCL injury in... The post Steelers Reach Injury Settlement...
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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. 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...
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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
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Report: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Has Suspension Reduced To Three Games

The verdict is now in on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bell is having his four-game suspension reduced to three games following his appeal. Steelers' RB LeVeon Bell is having his suspension reduced from 4 to 3 games, sources told ESPN. — Adam... The post Report: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Has Suspension Reduced To Three Games...
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Steelers Hopeful Cobi Hamilton Turns In Uneven Showing

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cobi Hamilton was not even on the team when they traveled to Latrobe for training camp, but, in part due to injuries and in part due to his own successes, he has been quietly climbing the depth chart, particularly after a nice showing in the first... The post Steelers Hopeful Cobi Hamilton Turns In Uneven Showing appeared first on Steelers Depot...
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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...
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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...
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Steelers to wear all-black "color rush" uniforms this season

The much anticipated release of the Pittsburgh Steelers color rush uniforms will still have to wait, but we now know what they are going to look like. Steelers president Art Rooney gave a description, and to be honest it sounds like they will look pretty amazing — even if they don’t exactly evoke a “color rush” image in your mind. “It will be something different,” said...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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