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NFL Preseason: Maurkice Pouncey wants to see league maintain current preseason format

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the victim of many injuries during the NFL preseason over the last two seasons. Notables include center Maurkice Pouncey and kicker Shaun Suisham, who missed last season with ankle and knee injuries. Notable injuries around the league have encouraged talks of eliminating the preseason altogether. Would eliminating or reducing preseason games decrease...
Via EndZoneScore
4 hours ago

Marcus Gilbert says he’ll play through “significant” elbow injury

The Steelers starting offense made its first appearance of the preseason against the Saints last Friday and things went well on the scoreboard with two touchdowns in two drives before Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and others headed back to the bench until Week One. Not all the results were great, however. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

Steelers' starters Heyward, Gilbert dealing with injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert is dealing with an elbow injury he deemed as significant, while defensive end Cam Heyward has a high right ankle sprain. Both starters vowed Sunday to be ready for the team's regular-season opener in two weeks at Washington. Heyward and Gilbert left Friday's preseason game against New Orleans in the second quarter...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ $20 million free agent TE Ladarius Green says headache rumors not true

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green joined the team this offseason after signing a $20 million deal, but he has yet to see the field and the latest rumor of him having issues with headaches seem to have some on the nervous side. However, Green refutes the claim, and says that he’s working on his ankle injury and that’s all. “I don’t know what reports those are,...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers’ Roethlisberger sharp in preseason debutPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks back to the bench during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans … RB Le’Veon Bell ‘feels great’ after first game actionPittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) takes the handoff and gains four yards in the first quarter...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Berry Flourishing In Second Preseason With Steelers

Entering the preseason last year, there was not much made about first-year punter Jordan Berry, who did not seem to have the same sort of life in his leg as then-incumbent second-year punter, and fellow Australian, Brad Wing. Still, there was some expectation that there might be some sort of... The post Jordan Berry Flourishing In Second Preseason With Steelers appeared first on...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 South Side Questions: Will Iron Man Heyward Miss His First Game?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and... The post 2016 South Side Questions: Will Iron Man Heyward Miss His First Game? appeared...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger sharp, Steelers top Saints 27-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ben Roethlisberger torched New Orleans' defense for 148 yards and two touchdown passes on his first two series of this preseason, then got the rest of the game off while the Steelers rolled to a 27-14 victory over the Saints on Friday night. Roethlisberger, who sat out of the first two preseason games, opened by leading a 14-play, 76-yard drive on which he converted...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers DE Cam Heyward leaves game with potentially serious injury

This is some potentially horrible news for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starting defensive end Cam Heyward left Friday’s game against the New Orleans Saints with an ankle injury. There’s no indication how serious the injury is. Though, Pittsburgh did officially rule him out of the game. DE Cam Heyward has been ruled OUT of tonight's game with a right ankle injury. — Pittsburgh...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Season preview

As the Pittsburgh Steelers approach the 2016 NFL season, I can’t help but think, “Is this the year they finally put it all together?”  Since the defeat to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, the Steelers have had a lot of success. Mike Tomlin has still not had a season with less than eight wins, and surprisingly, Ben Roethlisberger seems to be getting better every year...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Pittsburgh Steelers became an offensive team

From 2004 to 2010, Pittsburgh boasted one of the most feared defenses in the NFL. This unit led by defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, featured Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Joey Porter, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu, and was a revived version of the 1970s Steel Curtain. They terrorized opposing quarterbacks with a stout front seven and a quick secondary. After 2010...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Restructure Contract Of T Marcus Gilbert

According to the Thursday salary cap report on the NFLPA website, the Pittsburgh Steelers have gained $2,392,500 in available space. In other words, that means a contract restructure was done. By the looks of things, tackle Marcus Gilbert was the player the Steelers chose to restructure because dropping his 2016 base... The post Steelers Restructure Contract Of T Marcus Gilbert...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison on PED investigation: 'waste of time’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to meet with NFL investigators for an interview as part of the Al-Jazeera probe on Thursday, but he’s not toning down his rhetoric before then. Harrison, who has been a vocal critic of the NFL’s investigation into the allegations, didn’t back down on Wednesday, calling the interview a “waste of time,” according to ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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. NFL.com 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...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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