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As expected, Le’Veon Bell a no-show at Steelers’ offseason program

Running back Le'Veon Bell is staying away from the Steelers’ offseason program this week, and no one is expressing surprise. Bell continues working out in Miami as the Steelers begin their voluntary workouts in Pittsburgh, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Bell remains unsigned after the Steelers applied the franchise tag for the second consecutive season. [more]

James Harrison to Canton will be a very hard sell

With linebacker James Harrison retiring after 16 NFL seasons, a listener posed this question to the PFT PM podcast on Monday: Is Harrison a Hall of Famer. On the surface, it’s an intriguing question. The 2008 NFL defensive player of the year and the winner of two Super Bowls with the Steelers, Harrison played at [more]

Is prime time ready for the Jaguars again?

The Jags are back. But will they be back in prime time? The 2017 final-four franchise will receive plenty of preseason hype as the 2018 season approaches. The real question is whether they’ll be playing many/any of their games under the lights, at home or on the road. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union takes [more]

James Harrison retires

James Harrison is calling it a career. Harrison, the linebacker who will turn 40 next month, wrote on Instagram that he has decided to retire, and this time he means it. Harrison previously announced his retirement four years ago but then decided to keep playing. “I’ve missed way too much for way too long,” Harrison [more]

Ryan Shazier says he continues to improve

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a serious spinal-cord injury in December, attended Ohio State’s spring game on Saturday. Via ESPN, Shazier stood without assistance, as the fans cheered the former Buckeyes standout. “Every day I’m getting a lot better,” Shazier told Marty Smith of ESPN. “I’m able to move around a lot more. I’m [more]

Ryan Shazier stands at Pittsburgh Penguins game

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier showed at Wednesday nights Pittsburgh Penguins game that he is continuing to make progress in recovering from the severe spinal cord injury he suffered last season. Shazier stood up to lead the crowd in a “Let’s Go Pens!” chant, and he was given a microphone and told the fans, “It’s a [more]

Stanley Cup chase starts tonight

Yes, this is a football destination. But when the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, we make a little room for some hockey chatter, specifically on PFT Live. NBC’s Eddie Olczyk joined the show on Wednesday for a preview of the NHL postseason, which launches tonight on NBCSN and CNBC with the Flyers and Penguins headlining [more]

Steelers bump season-ticket prices, as is their custom

The Steelers are one of the most traditional teams in the NFL, and that extends to jacking up prices every other year. According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers continued their trend of biennial ticket price increases. Some tickets are going up by $6 per seat per game, a modest increase (as [more]

Rugby player Jordan Mailata visiting with five teams this week

After an impressive workout in front of scouts in Florida at the end of March, rugby player Jordan Mailata is now visiting with a handful of NFL teams as the draft approaches. The 21-year old Australian National Rugby League player has five visits set up this week, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com. After visiting [more]

Report: Panthers sale appears to be down to two bidders

The sale of the Panthers appears to be in the final stretches, and one bidder presumed to be a favorite is reportedly out. According to Ken Belson of the New York Times, Steelers minority owner David Tepper is out of the bidding to buy the team from Jerry Richardson. Since Tepper had already been approved [more]

Steelers sign three offensive linemen

The Steelers signed three offensive linemen Monday, with tackles Joseph Cheek and Larson Graham and center Parker Collins all getting one-year deals. Cheek, who started two seasons at guard at Texas A&M, originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016. The Saints waived him before the start of the season, [more]

Senquez Golson joins Raiders

The Raiders have been active in the cornerback market throughout free agency and they added another one on Friday. Senquez Golson is the newest addition to the secondary in Oakland. The Raiders announced his signing on Friday afternoon and Golson joins Rashaan Melvin, Shareece Wright and Leon Hall as part of the remade cornerback group. Golson [more]

Mason Rudolph has busy pre-draft schedule

Most conversations about quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft generally cover the first four, and then Lamar Jackson, and then the rest. But Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph could have something to say about that conventional wisdom, based on his travel schedule. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Rudolph has a busy slate of visits [more]

David DeCastro on rule change: “We’re going to look like sumo wrestlers”

The NFL has promised to hit the road to explain its new lowering the helmet rule, going to all 32 teams to explain what will and will not be penalized. Those meetings are going to be crucial, because none of the players seem to know what to expect. The latest to (possibly) overreact to the [more]

Steelers re-sign Justin Hunter, Stevan Ridley

Wide receiver Justin Hunter visited the Cowboys last month, but he won’t be leaving the Steelers. The Steelers announced on Thursday that Hunter has signed a one-year deal with the team. Hunter joined the team as a free agent last season and caught four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in seven appearances with [more]

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