Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The second-year player's appeal of the suspension was denied by the NFL on Monday. Bryant became a key target for Ben Roethlisberger toward the end of the 2014 season, making 26 receptions...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Draft Recap

Fantasy football players everywhere are likely advocating for later draft dates this past weekend, with the news of season-ending injuries to a couple major players. Of course, not all drafts will be delayed until September 9th, and regardless of how late your draft is, it makes sense to plan ahead. In this article, I'll provide remarks on the first eight rounds of my league...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games

Martavis Bryant just gave fantasy football fans another reason another reason not to hold their drafts early. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. According to Schefter, the suspension already is under appeal. Bryant played in 10 games for the Steelers last...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

FANTASY PLAYS: Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: there just isn't a clear-cut No. 1 this year. No LaDainian Tomlinson coming off a 31-touchdown season in 2006. No returning...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers' Pouncey needs surgery, season in jeopardy

Steelers All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey is out indefinitely after suffering a broken fibula above his left ankle in Sunday's preseason game against Green Bay, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Pouncey was injured while blocking on a run by Le'Veon Bell. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix landed on the back of Pouncey's leg as he tackled Bell to the ground. Head coach Mike Tomlin said after...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell: Best years still ahead of me

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell entered camp this yeat a little lighter, 4 pounds less to be exact and sporting 2.9 percent body fat - something he believes will up his game in 2015. "I watch myself now and I look at last year like I wasn't really quick," Bell, who ran for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns last season, said, per ESPN.com. "Feels like it was [slow...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell: 2014 'wasn't even close' to my best

Le’Veon Bell exploded for more than 2,000 total yards last season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers running back doesn’t want to call it a breakout year. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Michigan State product believes he’ll be even better during the 2015 campaign. “A lot of people talk about the season I had last year. They call it a breakout season, but I don’t...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant given a B-plus after... Following the first full week of preseason action, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks handed out grades for a player from each NFL team, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Steelers search for efficiency in the running game Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell picks up first down against Jax in the first quarter Friday night at EverBank...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Steelers Fantasy Football Team Names for 2015

As we get closer and closer to the start of the NFL regular season, fantasy leagues are rapidly reopening and everyone is trying to conjure up the perfect fantasy football team name. For all Pittsburgh Steelers fans out there, here are the top 20 Steelers-themed fantasy football team names for 2015:1) For Whom Le'Veon Bell TollsEven with his suspension, Bell figures to continue...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Projecting the top five running backs in 2015

Football season is back as the first week of preseason football has come and gone. As we had into the season fantasy owners are paying close attention for the next deep sleeper that emerges from the rubble. The running back position in 2015 is loaded as we see Adrian Peterson making his return, and a few good rookies getting drafted into good positions. As we dig deep into this article...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell explains why he shows off his six-pack abs

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell wears cropped shirts during training camp and generally shows off his sculpted abdominal section whenever an opportunity presents. The answer why is obvious -- chicks dig the long ball and six-packs -- but Bell offered an amusing analogy to explain the 24/7 abs show: Hey, if I had a six-pack like Bell's instead of a mini keg, I'd be...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers will sit best players in Hall of Fame game Sunday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't taking any chances with an extra preseason game on his team's schedule. Tomlin announced Friday that offensive stars Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and Maurkice Pouncey will not dress for Sunday night's Hall of Fame game against the Vikings. Tight end Heath Miller and linebacker James Harrison will also sit.Backup quarterback Landry...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell expects better season despite suspension

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Le'Veon Bell's rise to stardom will hit a speed bump this fall when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back serves a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The All-Pro vowed to learn from his mistakes and follow a path similar to the one Steelers' great Jerome Bettis paved on his way to the Hall of Fame. ''I'm glad to finally get it over...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for Tuesday, August 4th 2015

The Steelers are of today as is the traditional custom on Tuesdays. This is the decal the Steelers will wear on Sunday evening to honor “The Bus.” If you’re planing ahead, the Steelers are 3-2 in their five Hall of Fame Game appearances while their opponent, Minnesota, is 2-1. The Steelers last appeared in the game in 2007 and defeated New Orleans 20-7. QB Brian St. Pierre...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Making a Good Case to be the No. 2 Wide Receiver

Antonio Brown is the No. 1 option in the passing game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to the passing stats from last season the No. 2 is actually running back Le'Veon Bell followed by tight end Heath Miller and wide receiver Markus Wheaton. Martavis Bryant was fifth in receptions with just 26, but second in touchdowns with eight.While he is likely quite happy with scoring...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount failed conditioning test

If Tom Brady ends up having to serve his four-game suspension, the New England Patriots will likely need to lean heavily on their running game in the early part of the season. Unless LeGarrette Blount can get himself into shape, he won’t be much help. Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports that Blount failed...Read More
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers back Le'Veon Bell glad suspension reduced

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is ready to move forward after the NFL cut his suspension from three games to two following his arrest last summer on DUI and drug charges. Bell appealed the initial suspension and the league cut one week off his suspension as part of a settlement. Bell said Wednesday he ''is finally glad to get it over with'' so he...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell Gets Suspension Reduced to Two Games

The long-awaited verdict on Le'Veon Bell's appeal of his three-game suspension to start the 2015 regular season is in, and the decision is two games.The NFL announced the decision on Tuesday that Bell will now be eligible to play in the Steelers third regular season game, a September 27 road match-up against the Rams in St. Louis.Last August, Bell and former teammate LeGarrette Blount...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell Gets Suspension Reduced, Tom Brady Does Not

We have some breaking news coming from the National Football League's headquarters today. The NFL has announced Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le'Veon Bell, will get a reduced punishment for his DUI/Marijuana charge from last year. Bell's suspension is reduced from three games to two. Even when Bell was scheduled to serve a three game suspension, we still loved him as a Top 3...
Via Football Nation
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers fans reaction to Le’Veon Bell coming back Week 3

The news just broke that Le’Veon Bell’s suspension for possession of marijuana and DUI, has been reduced from the original three games. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed the good news for Pittsburgh fans, tweeting this out minutes ago: Le'Veon Bell suspension reduced from three to two games, per @JarrettBell. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2015 So it’s only...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Steelers RB Bell's suspension reduced to two games

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had his three-game suspension reduced to two games via a settlement, according to multiple reports USA Today's Jarrett Bell first reported the story. The NFLPA and the league reportedly were negotiating a settlement to reduce the suspension. Bell's attorneys and the union argued that he was punished under the league's new drug policy for an offense...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL, NFLPA reduce Le'Veon Bell suspension

While all the focus has been on Tom Brady’s appeal of the four-game suspension the NFL levied against him stemming from Deflategate, there’s another negotiation going on between the league and the players association. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, there are currently negotiations taking place to shorten the three-game suspension Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Reduction to Le'Veon Bell's suspension being negotiated

The Steelers could be getting an early Christmas gift. Already planning to be without Le'Veon Bell for three games, a settlement is reportedly in the works to reduce the All-Pro running back's suspension by one or two games.  Bell's lawyers and the NFLPA is contending that Bell was suspended for DUI under the league's new drug policy despite the fact that the infraction occurred...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A settlement in the works could have Le’Veon Bell playing by Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers superstar Le’Veon Bell is coming off a monster season in 2014. Not only was he named to the Pro Bowl, but he was also named first-team All-Pro. His 1,361 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, plus his 83 receptions for 854 and three touchdowns made a strong case for both of those nominations. He was second in the NFL in terms of rushing yards, third...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell wants to 'make sure that I give them my all every time I am out there'

While Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell appeals his 4-game suspension, the 23-year-old isn't waiting around for a decision to prepare for Week 1 against New England. He's been working like he's going to play in the season opener, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, entering training camp in Labtrobe, PA ready for a big load. "However coach splits my reps up or handles it...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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