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Mike Tomlin To Washington Considered 'Far-Fetched'

Oct 13, 2019 11:57 AM

Mike Tomlin has been linked to the Washington head coaching job despite having two seasons remaining on his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Washington would have to blow Pittsburgh away with an offer for Tomlin while also giving hi a substantial contract.

"Neither of which is going to happen," one source close to the situation told ESPN.

"I don't see Mike going to Washington," the source continued. "That is so far-fetched. It's so far out there. It would have to be a deal that the league never has seen before and would change the way business is done in football, and I don't see that happening."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles, Eric Bieniemy Named Washington Candidates

Oct 7, 2019 11:30 AM

Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles and Eric Bieniemy are three possible candidates for Washington's head coaching vacancy, according to a source close to Dan Snyder who is familiar with his thinking at the moment.

Washington fired Jay Gruden on Monday following a 0-5 start to the season.

Tomlin has been head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007.

Bowles was previously head coach of the New York Jets and is currently defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bieniemy is offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Mason Rudolph Putting Emphasis On Getting Ball To JuJu Smith-Schuster

Oct 4, 2019 9:32 AM

Mason Rudolph says it's just a "matter of time" before everything clicks for the Pittsburgh Steelers offensively.

In Week 4, JuJu Smith-Schuster had just three catches for 15 yards.

"Got to get the ball to your best players, and that's something you look forward to every week in the gameplan, so it's just an emphasis on my end," Rudolph said. "JuJu is a team player, and there's going to be games like that where they might take him away or other guys have to step up and make plays and they did that Monday night. That's the type of group we have."

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NBC Decides Against Flexing Rams-49ers Over Chargers-Steelers

Oct 3, 2019 2:12 PM

NBC has decided not to flex the Week 6 game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers to Sunday Night Football.

NBC will instead keep the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Rams lost last week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and play at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5. The undefeated 49ers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

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NBC Likely To Flex Rams-49ers To SNF For Week 6

Sep 27, 2019 11:15 AM

The NFL is likely to flex the Week 6 game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers to NBC's Sunday Night Football. Both the 49ers and Rams are currently undefeated. 

The NFL can begin to flex games in Week 5 and can choose two games to flex between Weeks 5-10.

NBC is currently slated to show the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

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Steelers Acquire Nick Vannett From Seahawks

Sep 24, 2019 9:06 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired Nick Vannett from the Seattle Seahawks.

The Steelers need depth at tight end with Vance McDonald battling a shoulder sprain. McDonald is not expected to have an extended absence.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Ben Roethlisberger Won't Need Tommy John Surgery

Sep 22, 2019 11:45 AM

Ben Roethlisberger won't need Tommy John surgery and a source claims he will "be fine for next season."

"There is complete optimism that he will be ready to roll next season," another source said. "No one is concerned that next year is going to be a problem."

Roethlisberger is expected to undergo season-ending elbow surgery this week.

The Steelers will start Mason Rudolph at quarterback.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

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Antonio Brown Calls Out Robert Kraft, Ben Roethlisberger

Sep 22, 2019 11:34 AM

Antonio Brown called out Robert Kraft and Ben Roethlisberger for their alleged sexual transgressions following his release by the New England Patriots.

Kraft was chawed with solicitation for allegedly receiving a sex act at a massage parlor.

Roethlisberger was suspended four games by the NFL for multiple sexual assault accusations.

A source told Adam Schefter that "Kraft [is] never writing that check, no matter what the ruling is now."

ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Legal, Suspension

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Steelers Host Paxton Lynch For Workout

Sep 17, 2019 10:52 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host Paxton Lynch for a workout on Tuesday.

Lynch was a first round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2016 out of Memphis.

Lynch was in camp with the Seattle Seahawks this season.

Pittsburgh is thin at quarterback following the season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Steelers Trade First Rounder To Dolphins For Minkah Fitzpatrick

Sep 17, 2019 7:42 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins for a 2020 first-round pick, according to sources.

Fitzpatrick received permission from the Dolphins to seek a trade earlier in the week.

He was the 11th overall pick in 2018, but was unhappy playing multiple positions with Miami.

The Dolphins are also getting the Steelers' 2020 5th-round pick and a 6th-rounder in 2021, according to reports.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Ben Roethlisberger Out For Season With Elbow Surgery

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Ben Roethlisberger May Need Elbow Surgery

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Jaguars Acquire QB Joshua Dobbs From Steelers

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Ben Roethlisberger Takes Blame For Steelers' Issues In Loss

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Steelers WRs Coach Darryl Drake Dies At 62
The Steelers have announced that wide receivers coach Darryl Drake died suddenly at age 62.

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Ben Roethlisberger Ready For 'Normalcy' After 'Crazy' Years
Ben Roethlisberger is ready for some "normalcy" with the Steelers are a few dramatic seasons.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Has 'No Hard Feelings' Toward Antonio Brown
JuJu Smith-Schuster is disappointed with how things ended with Antonio Brown and says he has "no hard feelings" toward his former teammate.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Praises Chemistry In Steelers' Locker Room
JuJu Smith-Schuster likes what he sees in regards to chemistry as the Steelers began organized team activities this week.

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Ben Roethlisberger Accepts Blame For Criticizing Antonio Brown
Ben Roethlisberger said Antonio Brown should have run a flatter route on a late-game interception and that he wished he had thrown the ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster at the goal line instead.

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Kevin Colbert: Ben Roethlisberger Has No 'Expiration Date'
Ben Roethlisberger is under contract with the Steelers up to his 40th birthday.

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Steelers Trade Up To Draft Devin Bush At No. 10
Pittsburgh acquired the pick in a draft-night trade with the Broncos.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

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Steelers Could Attempt To Trade Into Top-10
The Steelers haven't historically been active moving up in the draft.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Ben Roethlisberger Signs Two-Year, $63M Extension With Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger had one year left on a four-year, $87.6 million deal he signed in 2015.

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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Hope To Finalize Extension Before Draft
Ben Roethlisberger is now 37 and is entering the final season of his current contract.

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Patriots To Host Steelers Week 1 On Sunday Night Football
The Patriots will raise their second Super Bowl banner in three seasons and third in five seasons.

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Saints, Titans Had Legitimate Interest In Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown was a target for the Saints and Titans.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Responds To New Criticisms From Antonio Brown
JuJu Smith-Schuster commented on the ego of Antonio Brown.

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Antonio Brown - A Career Timeline Video
Antonio Brown was a late round draft choice by the Steelers and quickly become one of the NFL's most dominant wide receivers.

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