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Martavis Bryant On Making Life Changes: ‘I’m A Family Man Now’

If you read what Martavis Bryant had to say to reporters yesterday in his first official appearance with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2015 after coming off of a year-long suspension, you will have read a person saying a lot of things that would have been expected of him. But if...
Via Steelers Depot
2 hours ago

Antonio Brown tweets great reaction to relaxed celebration rules

The NFL on Tuesday announced a relaxing of the arguably draconian rules against player celebrations. Celebratory acts such as “snow angels, group demonstrations and more are back!”, per a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. While the relaxed approach to celebrations is a welcome one from an organization sarcastically referred to as the “No Fun League,” the NFL...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heavier Steelers S Mike Mitchell Believes He’s Still ‘An Ascending Player’

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is now in his fourth season with the team after signing a five-year, $25 million free agent contract in 2014 and he showed up for the start of this year’s OTA practices a little bit heavier after getting some offseason training in with veteran outside linebacker James Harrison. “I...
Via Steelers Depot
5 hours ago

Stephon Tuitt recovering from hand surgery

The Steelers are down a defensive lineman at their Organized Team Activities. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that defensive end Stephon Tuitt is not practicing after having surgery on his hand. Bouchette adds that the team does not expect the surgery will impact him for the regular season. That’s good news for the…
Via Pro Football Talk
6 hours ago

Pittsburgh Steelers: Drafting Colin Holba not a snap decision

Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

No one should be concerned about Le’Veon Bell missing OTAs

The Pittsburgh Steelers took the field for Day 1 of OTAs, but one superstar was absent. That superstar being Le’Veon Bell, who isn’t usually the type of guy to miss things. As a big team player, Bell usually tries to be at events and make sure he’s as big of a part of this team […] Pittsburgh Steelers: No one should be concerned about Le’Veon Bell missing OTAs - Still Curtain...
Via Still Curtain
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

If Martavis Bryant really has changed, there’s no stopping the Pittsburgh Steelers

During day one of organized team activities (OTAs), Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Martavis Bryant, told reporters he’s a changed man. After practice ended, Martavis Bryant spoke to reporters and of course, the biggest question everyone had was how he’s changed since serving a year-long suspension for PED use. For someone who’s been in and out […] If Martavis Bryant really...
Via Still Curtain
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger admits he wishes Bell would show up at OTAs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t shy about saying how he feels about much of anything when it comes to his team—and that includes star running back Le’Veon Bell.Bell didn’t show up for Pittsburgh’s OTAs on Tuesday while he continues to recover from sports hernia surgery from March.Ask Big Ben, though, and it would have been nice if Bell made an appearance...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben on Bell’s absence from OTAs: ‘It would be nice to see him here’

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeVeon Bell is a man without a long-term contract, so he’s not with the rest of the team at OTAs. Whether it affects him later chemistry-wise is anyone’s guess, but quarterback Ben Roethsliberger would love to see him soon on the practice field. “I’m not worried about the chemistry, but I wish he’d be here just because he’s one of the...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday news roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Besides Alejandro Villanueva, who do the Pittsburgh Steelers have at LTWithout a contract, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva attended the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. He would’ve had to … Celebration rule changes means more pumps for Antonio Brown… all the fun out of the excitement of scoring a touchdown. This is big news for...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martavis Bryant: ‘I know this is my last chance’

Martavis Bryant on Tuesday took part in a Pittsburgh Steelers practice for the first time in about 16 months. And the gifted wideout show has seen his career detoured by multiple suspensions, recognizes one more mistake could effectively end his career.“I know this is my last chance,” Bryant said following Tuesday’s OTA session, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. “I put the right...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben won't give Steelers more than one-year commitment

Ben Roethlisberger reiterated Tuesday that his commitment to the Pittsburgh Steelers does not run any further than this upcoming season.Speaking with reporters on the first day of OTAs, Roethlisberger made it clear that he did not give Art Rooney more than a one-year commitment, per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Fittipaldo also said Roethlisberger “sidestepped...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three bold predictions for the 2017 season

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the 2017 season as an AFC favorite, but may still surprise a lot of people by the end of the year. Even if the Steelers are headed for another AFC North title, conference championship game and possibly a Super Bowl, there are always bold predictions. You can be the best […] Pittsburgh Steelers: Three bold predictions for the 2017 season - Still...
Via Still Curtain
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger 'proud' of self-reporting 2015 concussion

Ben Roethlisberger said recently he remains “proud” of his decision to self-report a concussion during the 2015 NFL season.The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback pulled himself out of a Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks that season after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. And to this day Roethlisberger has no regrets over the decision."I'm proud of it," Roethlisberger...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end situation

Leading up to the 2017 NFL draft, many believed that tight end was among the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest needs, and that the position would be addressed within the first few rounds; Pittsburgh ended up foregoing the position entirely, as they did not take a single tight end in the draft.  In what was believed to be one of the deeper tight end classes in recent memory, it was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers rookie shares great Antonio Brown story

JuJu Smith-Schuster could see some time lined up opposite Antonio Brown this season, and it’s amazing to him just how far he has come in so little time.The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wideout took to Twitter on Sunday to share a great story about going from reaching out to Brown for advice on Instagram when he was still in college at USC to working out on the field with the five...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set up to succeed without Ladarius Green

When the Pittsburgh Steelers cut Ladarius Green midweek, the team signaled its $20 million gamble on the tight end had failed. The tight end made it through only one year of his four-year deal and the roster move cost the team $3.5 million in dead cap money for the 2017 season. However, the Steelers need not push the panic button, as their tight end situation is not as desperate...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison is working out way harder than you

James Harrison is 39-years-old and has been playing in the NFL since he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers way back in 2002. To stay in the league this long, Harrison has to do many things right both on and off the field.One thing is for sure, off the field, Harrison works out harder than anyone.No really. Harrison is better at working out than you...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison Is Now Hip Thrusting Almost 700 Pounds, And The Entire NFL Should Be Terrified

We get it, James Harrison—you work out. Earlier today, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker posted yet another insane training video, which shows him performing Hip Thrusts with 675 pounds: [instagram src="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOxi-9ALnx/"] I'm pretty sure a mortal man would snap in half under that kind of stress, but the 39-year-old Harrison is basically a superhero...
Via Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent bust Ladarius Green released by the Steelers

In not so surprising news, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released tight end Ladarius Green after one season, according to NFL’s Ian Rapoport. Green’s stint in Pittsburgh was a huge bust. The easy math in the above tweet shows that Green pocketed $1 million for each game he played last season. The 26-year-old tight end was released with a “failed physical” designation according...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers release TE Green after failed physical

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have released tight end Ladarius Green.Green, who failed his physical, was a major signing for Pittsburgh last offseason. He ended up appearing in just six games due to injuries, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he earned just $6 million of the four-year, $20 million deal he signed. Green showed some flashes of tremendous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers putting faith in rookie Colin Holba

When the Steelers drafted long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round on the draft, the writing was on the wall for long-time long snapper Greg Warren. However, it still comes as a surprise that the Steelers released Warren Thursday prior to the two long snappers even being able to compete alongside each other in training camp. While not a glamorous position, it is hard to overstate...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/16: An unlikely hero emerges

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Ducks-Preds and Spurs-Warriors.Happy birthday today to Corey Perry, Steve Lewis, John Salley and Thurman Thomas. On today's date in 1985 Michael Jordan was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.Daily brain...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Colon: Big Ben seriously considered retirement

Apparently the retirement rumors surrounding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason had some serious legs to them.Big Ben is 35 years old and has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but it didn’t seem plausible he’d hang up the cleats just yet after another productive year. Rumors persisted, though, and former Pittsburgh offensive lineman Willie...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown bought his nine-year-old son a gold Rolex

Antonio Brown recently signed a huge new contract to become the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver, and he’s not being shy about spending his hard-earned cash. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver shared one of his most recent purchases with his Snapchat followers — a gold Rolex watch that landed on the wrist of his nine-year-old son, Antonio Brown Jr. Clearly, the young man who...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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