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The veteran running back market still is still sputtering, for the most part

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will make more than $14.5 million this year under the franchise tag. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, the biggest winner in the free-agency class at the position, will average $7.5 million per year over four years, nearly half of Bell’s one-year amount. Nearly a week into the free-agency process, here’s [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Vontaze Burfict PED excuse “can’t be serious”

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict faces a four-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy and reportedly plans to argue that the positive test came from using medications prescribed following a concussion and/or a shoulder injury last December. Burfict suffered the concussion in a December 4 game against the Steelers when he was hit in the [more]

Steelers sign Jon Bostic

The Steelers have made an addition to their linebacking corps. According to multiple reports, they have signed Jon Bostic to a two-year deal. Bostic has bounced around the league in recent years as he has spent time with the Bears, Patriots, Lions and Colts since the 2015 season opened. He settled into a starting role [more]

Matthew Slater visits Steelers

The Great New England Exodus of 2018 may not yet be over. Field Yates of ESPN reports that receiver and special-teams ace Matthew Slater is visiting the Steelers on Saturday. Slater, 32, arrived in New England via the fifth round of the 2008 draft, winning a pair of Super Bowls and playing in two others. [more]

Seahawks bringing in Markus Wheaton for a visit

You can pardon Seahawks fans if they’re rather underwhelmed with this offseason. Their latest attempt won’t change that. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are bringing former Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton for a visit. Wheaton was given a two-year, $11 million contract by the Bears last year, and was cut [more]

Steelers bring back Fitzgerald Toussaint

The restricted free agent market prices some players out of a job, as teams don’t want to commit to the amount of the tender. That doesn’t mean they can’t come back later. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers have brought back running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. He was not tendered as an RFA, primarily [more]

Steelers place original round tender on linebacker Anthony Chickillo

In addition to kicker Chris Boswell, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed a restricted free agent tender on linebacker Anthony Chickillo. The Steelers tendered Chickillo with an original round tender worth $1.907 million for the 2018 season. If another team were to sign Chickillo to an offer sheet, the Steelers would get a chance to match the [more]

Steelers release William Gay, Mike Mitchell, Robert Golden

The Steelers announced they have released three players, clearing cap space with the departures of William Gay, Robert Golden and Mike Mitchell. Gay said his goodbye on Twitter earlier this week, which wasn’t a surprise given he played only 27 percent of the defensive snaps last season. His release clears $1.75 million in cap space. [more]

Steelers didn’t tender RFA wideout Eli Rogers

Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers will be available to anyone this afternoon. According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Steelers did not place a tender on the restricted free agent, setting him free. With the low RFA tender up to $1.907 million, the Steelers didn’t want to invest in a player who [more]

Browns agree to term with ex-Steelers lineman Chris Hubbard

The Browns are bolstering their offensive line. Cleveland has agreed to terms with former Pittsburgh offensive lineman Chris Hubbard. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Hubbard will get a five-year deal worth $37.5 million, with nearly $18 million guaranteed. That sounds like an awful lot of money for a guy with just 14 career [more]

Steelers put second-round tender on Chris Boswell

Chris Boswell has been one of the most consistent kickers in the league, in a place it’s not easy to be consistent. So the Steelers want to make sure to keep him around. According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Steelers used the second-round tender on the restricted free agent kicker. Boswell has [more]

William Gay says he’s done with Steelers

Defensive back William Gay has spent 10 of his 11 NFL seasons with the Steelers, but he’s going to be on the move in 2018. In a post to his Instagram account, Gay said that he’s been told he will be cut by the team. Gay called his time with the Steelers “one hell of [more]

Report: Steelers expected to cut Mike Mitchell

The Steelers are reportedly set to part ways with a veteran member of their secondary. Shortly after safety Mike Mitchell suggested that something might be afoot with his roster spot in a tweet saying “it is what it is,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Steelers are expected to release him. Mitchell was [more]

Steelers get $4 million in Heinz Field reimbursements

The Steelers and the¬†Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority have been at odds over reimbursements for improvements to Heinz Field. On Thursday, they found a rare middle ground. Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the SEA’s board approved $4 million in reimbursement to the Steelers for a new scoreboard installed last year and ribbon boards that will [more]

Le’Veon Bell says Steelers won’t see him until Week 1 unless he gets long-term deal

The Steelers aren’t going to see Le'Veon Bell until Week 1 unless the running back gets a long-term deal, but Bell said on Instagram Live that he is not sitting out the season. Instead, Bell said he will follow what he did last year, skipping training camp before signing the franchise tag tender the week [more]

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