STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steelers Sign Sixth Round Pick OLB Travis Feeney

Over a span of two days, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final three picks have all been signed to their rookie contracts. The team announced they have finalized a deal with sixth round pick Travis Feeney. We have signed our 6th-round selection, LB Travis Feeney. 📰 | https://t.co/0UsccgF8ol pic.twitter.com/WD7xE2NYjh — Pittsburgh Steelers... The post Steelers Sign Sixth Round Pick...
Via Steelers Depot
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign another pick, sixth-rounder Travis Feeney

Some teams are carpet-bombing their draft pick signings, getting most of them done at once. The Steelers are picking theirs off Sgt. Alvin York-style, one at a time from the back to the front. The Steelers announced today that sixth-rounder Travis Feeney had signed his rookie deal. He’s their third pick to sign, after they got…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Steelers cut their losses with Mike Adams

In a move that seemed almost inevitable, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially released tackle Mike Adams on Thursday, after he failed a team physical. The Steelers drafted Mike Adams out of Ohio State in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft after he drove to Pittsburgh to convince the likes of Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin that he had changed his ways, ways that included failing...
Via cover32
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell to collaborate on hip-hop album with Snoop?

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is an aspiring hip-hop artist as evidenced by his release of a mixtape earlier this offseason. And his budding rap career might get a huge boost if a potential collaboration with the iconic Snoop Dogg comes to fruition. After mentioning he’d like to work with Snoop — a huge Steelers fan — on a project, Tha Doggfather responded...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tackle Mike Adams among 3 cut by Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers released offensive tackle Mike Adams on Thursday, ending the former second-round pick's tumultuous tenure with the team. The Steelers took Adams with the 56th overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft. He started 20 games across his first three seasons but failed to lock down a starting job on a permanent basis. He never saw the field in 2015...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers release former second-round pick Mike Adams

The Steelers released offensive tackle Mike Adams Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which brings a warped “Blind Side” story line to an end. Adams started just 20 games after being chosen in the second round of the 2012 draft. He spent all of last season on the physically-unable-to-perform list after having back surgery last summer and was released with a failed...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers: NFL draft grades roundup

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of several NFL teams that built their contender primarily through the draft. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were all picked in different rounds, but all three are products of Pittsburgh draft picks. Did the Steelers find another future superstar this year? The truth is that nobody knows yet. Every year sees a few busts and a...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Waive Three Players Including Former Second-Round OT Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve placed three players on waivers including OT Mike Adams. Adams was waived with the failed physical designation. The Steelers also cut K Ty Long and RB Abou Toure. Adams, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2012. He was in the final year of his contract and stands to make a base salary of $873,225 for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Rookie Camp and Other Important Offseason Dates

With the draft behind us, the Pittsburgh Steelers can now focus on developing their 2016 team. Phase one of the NFL’s offseason program began back on April 18th and this week, the rookies come together for their first introduction to the Steelers in terms of getting on the field. Here are the key dates for the remainder of the spring and summer leading up to Training Camp in Latrobe...
Via Steel City Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Make the Right Move With Jarvis Jones

When you produce you get paid. When you don’t produce you don’t get paid. It’s a pretty simple concept when you think about it. Ultimately that’s what it came down to for the Pittsburgh Steelers who declined to pick up the fifth-year option for outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. Five total sacks in three seasons was not what the Steelers or the fan base expected when Jones...
Via Steel City Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending the Steelers’ Draft Decisions

It seems like every year during the draft, the Steelers are one of those teams that grabs a guy that tumbles down the board, and people like Mel Kiper and all of the other “draftniks” love their choices and slap a meaningless “A” on their draft grade article next to the Steelers. This year though, it felt a lot different. Steelers fans and local writers yelled “who?!...
Via Steel City Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Overall draft grade and analysis

Going into the draft there was a clear concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary. Last year they were the 30th ranked pass defense and in this draft the Steelers’ front office did what was needed and used their two top picks to address this problem. Summary of the draft: As of right now, the Steelers’ draft looks like a major success. In the first round, the Steelers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers decline fifth-year option for Jarvis Jones

On the same day where linebacker James Harrison announced he would be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers for another season, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a little news of their own. The Steelers announced on Monday evening that they would not be executing the fifth-year option on linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones, who was the Steelers number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft...

NFL Draft Grades: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers had one prerogative going into the 2016 NFL Draft. The team’s goal was the fill in the spots that troubled them on defense last year. Mainly, it was the cornerback position. Cortez Allen and Antwon Blake were less than consistent last season, giving the Steelers, especially head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Keith Butler, a long season filled...

James Harrison announces he will return to Steelers

James Harrison announced his decision to return for another season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday with a simple message on his Instagram account. “I’m back,” Harrison’s post reads, with the caption, “I’ll be 38 on Wednesday and I’m feeling just like a fine wine. Getting better with age." I'll be 38 on Wednesday and I'm feeling just...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers re-sign Gradkowski; Harrison plans to play in 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) A pair of familiar faces are heading back to Pittsburgh for the 2016 season. Veteran linebacker James Harrison announced on his Instagram page Monday that he plans on playing this fall. Harrison, who turns 38 on Wednesday, finished with five sacks in 2015 but said after Pittsburgh's loss to Denver in the playoffs he needed time to figure out if he wanted to come...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

There's a 'realistic' chance that Steelers defense could start 3 rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense could look a lot younger next season. After taking three players on defense with their top three picks, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it's "realistic" to think that we'll see those three players starting when the regular season kicks off."I believe it's realistic," Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's why we chose them where we chose...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 draft report card

The 2016 NFL draft provided the Pittsburgh Steelers an opportunity to add missing pieces to a team that was two wins away from Super Bowl 50. For the second straight year, the Steelers drafted according to specific needs rather than the “best player available” policy. How did they do? These are their grades for each pick followed by a grade for the entire draft. NFL.com,...
Via SteelerAddicts
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Houston wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday evening and while the team is defending his selection based on the fact he was their top-rated punt returner in this year’s class, it’s hard to ignore the production he had... The post Video: Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns appeared first on...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2016 Draft Class Includes Several “Special” Players Who Can Contribute Right Away

If you’re expecting a lot of contribution from several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 draft class at the respective positions that each player plays this season, you are probably sure to be disappointed as a whole. While a few of the seven players are almost certain to not even... The post Steelers 2016 Draft Class Includes Several “Special” Players Who Can Contribute...
Via Steelers Depot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers select Artie Burns in first round of NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have their cornerback. The Steelers, who were looking to grab William Jackson III, selected Artie Burns with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The team wanted to get Jackson III, but the Cincinnati Bengals selected him with the No. 24 overall pick. The Steelers needed a cornerback, no matter what, and Burns isn’t a bad option. Burns...

Pittsburgh Steelers Select Miami CB Artie Burns No. 25 Overall

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is nearing its end. The 25th pick? Miami’s Artie Burns. Round: 1 Pick: 25 With the #25 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @steelers select CB Artie Burns! pic.twitter.com/AbhyxmtJW8 — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Pittsburgh Steelers select Miami cornerback Artie Burns. Analysis: Burns is a speedy, athletic corner that packs a punch...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Preview: How to make sure they nail this draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not a bad team. They should definitely be able to contend for a playoff spot in 2016, and possibly win the AFC North. If healthy, the Steelers may have been able to make a deeper run at the Super Bowl last year, so they do not have many adjustments that need to be made heading into the 2016 season. That being said, Pittsburgh can use this upcoming draft...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Steelers Draft Preview: Potential Trade Partners

The Steelers have not made a first round trade since Mike Tomlin took over as head coach in 2007. That said, with the uncertainty in this draft class, this could be the year the Steelers either look to make a move up or move down. Traditionally, the 25th overall pick has not been a very productive spot in the draft but it has been a hot spot for trades. The 25th overall pick has...
Via The Steelers N'at
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Steelers Draft Preview: Offense

With under a week to go until the NFL draft, the Steelers have plenty of needs to address on their current roster. While some believe the Steelers need to focus exclusively on defense in the upcoming Draft, the team has generally split their draft picks between offense and defense. Currently, the Steelers have 75 players on their roster and are permitted to have up to 90 during the...
Via The Steelers N'at
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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