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Dropped passes mar James Conner’s preseason debut

The Steelers remain without Le'Veon Bell for the time being, which leaves plenty of work for the team’s other running backs to do in practice and in the team’s preseason games. On Sunday against the Falcons, rookie James Conner got almost all of that work. Coach Mike Tomlin said that the team had seen a [more]

Report: Le’Veon Bell showing up shortly after third preseason game

As if on cue with the regular season drawing near, we’re starting to hear about Le'Veon Bell‘s “love of football.” Granted, he doesn’t love it enough to show up to play in the preseason, but he loves it enough to cash those checks toward his $12.1 million franchise tender (around $712,000 a week). According to [more]

Takkarist McKinley has one QB hit in debut

The Falcons, who had 34 sacks last season, used the 26th overall pick on Takk McKinley to help their pass rush opposite Vic Beasley. In his preseason debut, McKinley showed he plans to do just that. McKinley entered Sunday’s game in the third quarter and got a quarterback hit in limited action as the Falcons [more]

Javon Hargrave exits game with concussion

Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave left Sunday’s game with a concussion, the team announced. Pittsburgh selected Hargrave in the third round of the 2016 draft out of South Carolina State. He played in 15 games as a rookie, making 27 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Hargrave added eight tackles and a sack in [more]

Roethlisberger gets through camp with no interceptions

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had plenty of bags of ice during training camp. But he had no interceptions. “Didn’t throw an interception all camp, so that was good,” Roethlisberger said Saturday, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. And, yes, Ben hoped to get through camp without a turnover. “I want to win everything. I just won [more]

Ryan Shazier back on the Steelers’ practice field

Injuries have slowed Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier down at times in every one of his three NFL seasons, and they kept him out of the start of camp this season as well. But he’s finally good to go for the Steelers after having to sit out most of this summer. Shazier, who has missed the [more]

Le’Veon Bell’s agent denies any agreement on terms with Steelers

According to a report from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, the Steelers felt they had agreed to terms with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent on a multi-year contract ahead of the July 17 deadline to sign a multi-year deal only to see Bell reject the deal shortly before the deadline passed. [more]

Le’Veon Bell may be clearing a path to free agency in 2018

Since the deadline for signing Le'Veon Bell to a long-term deal expired one month and one day ago, the Steelers periodically have tried to make Bell look greedy and unreasonable, from leaking some (but not enough) details about their last, best offer to periodically calling him out for not accepting the one-year franchise tender and [more]

Report: Le’Veon Bell rejected July offer after agent agreed to terms

After the July 17 deadline to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year deals passed, information about the Steelers’ final offer to Bell leaked out. The team reportedly offered Bell a five-year deal with an annual average above the $12.1 million he’s set to make this season with some $30 million paid out over the [more]

Giants swap in two healthy receivers for injured ones

The top of the Giants’ depth chart at wide receiver remains unchanged on Friday, but the bottom looks a little different. The team announced that they have signed wideouts Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin to the 90-man roster. Wideouts Kevin Snead and Keeon Johnson were both waived/injured in corresponding moves. The Giants got an up-close [more]

Art Rooney hopes Le’Veon Bell shows up next week

With Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell exercising his right to not accept the franchise tender after the Steelers exercised their right to apply it, it remains to be seen when Bell will show up and sign it. He can wait until only days before the regular-season opener, sign the tender, and get the full $12.1 [more]

Steelers hope to sign Stephon Tuitt to extension before season opener

The Steelers are working to sign defensive end Stephon Tuitt to an extension before the start of the season, owner Art Rooney II said via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tuitt enters the final year of his rookie deal set to earn a base salary of $1.05 million, and the Steelers would like to [more]

Rams, Steelers taking very different approaches with high-profile holdouts

At a time when the Steelers repeatedly are squeezing running back Le'Veon Bell to show up for training camp, the Rams are applying a much different approach to defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead declined to characterize Donald’s expectations for a new contract, praised his ability to disrupt [more]

Steelers G.M.: Le’Veon Bell would be better off in camp

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert has no idea when running back Le'Veon Bell is showing up. But whenever it happens to be, he expects Bell to have a big year. The running back hasn’t signed his $12.1 million franchise tender, and hasn’t shown up for training camp. Without a deal, they can’t fine him, though [more]

James Harrison on reduced role: I’m fine with whatever they ask

Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said this week that Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt will be the team’s starters at the position and that the duo will “play until they’re tired” unless they prove they aren’t up to the job. Porter went on to say that the team plans to use veteran James Harrison [more]

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