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Steelers Cut Ladarius Green Year After $20M Deal

May 19, 2017 8:02 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released Ladarius Green with a failed physical designation.

Green signed a four-year, $20 million contract last season. He earned just $6 million of that before being cut.

The move will cost the Steelers $3.5 million in dead money.

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Willie Colon: Ben Roethlisberger Seriously Considered Retirement

May 16, 2017 10:35 AM

Ben Roethlisberger's flirtation with retirement this offseason wasn't just talk.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Willie Colon, a teammate of Roethlisberger's for seven seasons, told PFT Live that Roethlisberger was seriously considering retiring before ultimately deciding to play the 2017 season.

"I got to sit down and talk to him and one thing he told me is he did take it seriously," Colon said. "He's dealt with a lot of injuries."

Colon believes that Pittsburgh's offensive line will determine if the quarterback considers retirement again next offseason.

"He's passionate about playing, but one thing that keeps his fire going is that offensive line," Colon said. "You have to worry about the health of Ben Roethlisberger. Can you keep him upright, can he stay healthy for the duration? They have the offensive line, they have the pieces around him to make it work."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor

Jerome Bettis Among ESPN's NFL Layoffs

May 8, 2017 9:17 AM

Jerome Bettis is the latest victim of ESPN's mass layoffs.

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015, Bettis joined ESPN at the start of the 2013 season.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated By NFL

Apr 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.

Bryant had been suspended for the entire 2016 season for multiple violations of the league's policy against substances of abuse.

"Martavis Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League," steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement released by the team Tuesday. "We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand this is just the beginning as he works to return to the team and meet all of the conditions of his reinstatement.

"We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining the proper balance to keep his life in order off the field."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Steelers Have No Information On Martavis Bryant Reinstatement

Apr 25, 2017 9:15 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no information about Martavis Bryant's potential reinstatement.

"We have not gotten word on Martavis Bryant," Kevin Colbert said. "We have no information. We have no idea if we'll get information [before the draft] or not. We have to operate under the assumption that, until he is here, he is not here."

Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season because of multiple failed drug tests.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor

Dan Rooney Passes Away At 84

Apr 13, 2017 4:11 PM

Dan Rooney has passed away at the age of of 84.

Rooney became president of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Ben Roethlisberger Confirms He'll Play In 2017

Apr 7, 2017 7:48 PM

Ben Roethlisberger has confirmed he will return to the Pittsburgh Steelers for his 14th season with the franchise.

While the Steelers were confident of Roethlisberger continuing his career, there was some speculation that he could retire.

Roethlisberger called the process the prudent thing to do at this stage of his career.

Following the Steelers loss in the AFC Championship Game, Roethlisberger said he would "take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that, just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there's going to be a next season."

Mike Tomlin stayed in contact with him over the past few months.

"As an organization, we have been hopeful that Ben would return this year," Tomlin said, according to Steelers.com. "Ben and I have had many conversations, and I understood at this point in his career he is going to have to think about his long-term future. There is no question Ben wants to win [another] championship for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we know he will do everything possible to lead our entire team to achieving that goal."

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Steelers Will Pay 'Special Attention' To QBs In Draft

Mar 28, 2017 8:27 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have aggressively evaluated draft-eligible quarterbacks in the past few years and will do so this year.

Ben Roethlisberger, 35, said in late January that he would evaluate his future during the offseason.

"We've been in that mentality," Mike Tomlin said. "Our experience in this business and the realities of this business put us in that mindset. [General manager] Kevin [Colbert] and I have spent special attention to that position over the last several years, if nothing else from a dry-run perspective, to gain the knowledge and the information necessary to make good decisions when we come to that fork in the road. Who's to say that we aren't there right now?"

The Steelers haven't selected a quarterback in the top three rounds of the draft since taking Roethlisberger 11th overall in 2004.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Draft, Misc Rumor

Ben Roethlisberger 'Leaning Towards' Return In 2017

Mar 20, 2017 7:40 AM

Ben Roethlisberger is "leaning towards" returning to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017.

The quarterback caused some concern at the start of the offseason when he said he was "going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options."

Roethlisberger, 35, has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career.

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Le'Veon Bell Undergoes Groin Surgery
Le'Veon Bell received a franchise tag of $12.12 million for 2017.

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Steelers, Le'Veon Bell Discussing Long-Term Deal
There is likely a deadline of the new league year on Thursday, when the new salary cap of $167 million locks in.

Aditi Kinkhabwala/NFL.com

Antonio Brown Signs Four-Year, $68M Deal With Steelers
Antonio Brown had one season remaining on the five-year, $42 million deal he signed with Pittsburgh in 2012.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell
The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell would like to agree upon a long-term contract.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Antonio Brown Making Significant Progress On Extension With Steelers
The goal is for an agreement to be reached by March 9th.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

James Harrison Seeking Two-Year Deal
James Harrison is looking for a two-year contract at age 38, according to agent Bill Parise.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Steelers Aren't Saying Whether They'll Franchise Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell can become an unrestricted free agent on March 9 and the Steelers aren't saying whether they'll keep him from the open market.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Antonio Brown, Steelers Already Discussing Contract Extension
Antonio Brown has one year remaining on a five-year, $42 million deal.

Gerry Dulac/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Antonio Brown Working To 'Rebuild Trust' With Steelers
Antonio Brown called the Facebook incident a "dumb mistake" during the interview.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Steelers Want To Keep Antonio Brown Long-Term
Antonio Brown has one more season on his current deal.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Martavis Bryant Applies For Reinstatement
In recent months, Martavis Bryant underwent NFL-administered treatment while training and coaching local high school football in Henderson, Nevada.

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Ben Roethlisberger Considering Retirement
Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger has mentioned possible retirement to the coaching staff at various points.


Antonio Brown Has Facebook Endorsement Deal In High Six Figures
Antonio Brown broadcast the Steelers' postgame locker room from the Divisional Round via a live stream video.

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Ben Roethlisberger: Felt Like Game Was Too Big For Young Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger believes that playoff experience may have been a problem for the Steelers against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Le'Veon Bell 'Had No Burst' After Suffering Groin Injury
Le'Veon Bell left Sunday's AFC Championship Game in the first half with a groin injury and didn't return.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Excused From Practice For 'Personal Reasons'
Mike Tomlin explained the absence and said that the Steelers would have Bell for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

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Ben Roethlisberger: Patriots Are 'Dragon, We're Trying To Slay Them'
The Patriots are 16-3 at home in the playoffs under Bill Belichick.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Steelers Hope To Avoid Communication Issues At Gillette Stadium
The Steelers had on-field communication issues the last time they played the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

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Antonio Brown Deletes Video Of Mike Tomlin's Fiery Postgame Speech
Antonio Brown took viewers inside the locker room following Sunday night's 18-16 playoff victory over the Chiefs in Kansas City.

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Steelers-Chiefs Draws Record Audience For Primetime
The NBC-only broadcast of Steelers-Chiefs, the first-ever Sunday NFL Playoff game to kick off after 8 p.m. ET, averaged 37.1 million viewers.

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