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Marcus Gilbert: I am ecstatic to be a Cardinal

After we and others wrote about offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert‘s disappointing final season in Pittsburgh and subsequent trade to Arizona, Gilbert took to Twitter to say he felt that his views were misconstrued. Gilbert said his final season with the Steelers — which saw him end the year on injured reserve — was disappointing to [more]

Report: Adam Gase, Le’Veon Bell have been in “constant contact”

Adam Gase and Mike Maccagnan no longer work together, but the General Manager’s firing led to questions about the coach’s relationship with his star running back. Fallout from Maccagan’s departure was news that Gase wasn’t all-in on Maccagnan’s decision to sign Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal in March. Gase and Bell, though, have [more]

Marcus Gilbert felt like a disappointment after Steelers traded him

The Steelers traded offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Cardinals in March, and that left Gilbert regretting not being able to finish his career in Pittsburgh. “I felt like I disappointed a lot of people in Steeler Nation,” Gilbert told ESPN. “It hasn’t been easy.” Gilbert was a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in [more]

Looking at the best NFL power plays of all time

Whether he intended to do it or not, Jets coach Adam Gase accomplished an impressive power play on Wednesday, getting G.M. Mike Maccagnan fired, finagling the interim G.M. spot, and positioning himself to become the leader of the football organization. For a guy who managed to pull this off after getting fired by the Dolphins, crash-landing [more]

Big Ben bonds with teammates at his Georgia lake house

Plenty of former teammates have criticized Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for being a bad teammate and a bad leader. That criticism has been a little over the top (and it has), as evidenced by the fact that Roethlisberger continues to make an effort to bond with his fellow Steelers. Via, the @SteelBlitzburgh account on [more]

Looking at the NFL’s best nicknames

With the duo of Jets defensive linemen Quinnen and Leonard Williams being dubbed the “Twinkie Twins” by a teammate, we decided to borrow that idea for Wednesday’s PFT Live. It was an easy leap to make — what are the best nicknames for a duo or group in NFL history? Simms and I picked three [more]

Antonio Brown returns to Pittsburgh, in court on reckless driving charge

Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has returned to Pittsburgh. Briefly. Brown was in the Allegheny County Courthouse today dealing with a reckless driving charge, which he was able to get reduced to a lesser charged that will result only in a fine, KDKA reports. “To all my fans in Pittsburgh, I never got to [more]

Steelers add five after tryouts, release six

The Steelers swapped out five players Monday, after finding some new ones at their tryout camp during rookie minicamp. The team announced the additions of quarterback Devlin Hodges, defensive tackle Greg Gilmore, defensive end Henry Mondeaux, offensive lineman Damian Prince, and linebacker Tuzar Skipper. Hodges, from Samford, won the Walter Payton Award as the top [more]

Steelers adding Johnny Holton to receiving corps

The Steelers are adding another candidate for playing time in their post-Antonio Brown receiving corps. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Steelers are signing Johnny Holton. Holton was cut by the Eagles last week. Holton signed with the Eagles in January after spending the last three years in Oakland. He had 11 catches [more]

Benny Snell plays “Benny Snell football”

Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell plays a unique brand of football. He calls it, appropriately enough, “Benny Snell football.” Via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the former Kentucky tailback used that term on multiple occasions during his rookie minicamp to explain his unique style. “That’s just Benny Snell football,” Snell said at one [more]

Devin Bush signs rookie deal with Steelers

The Steelers have gotten their first-round choice under contract, with Michigan linebacker Devin Bush signing his rookie deal, a source tells PFT. The four-year contract will pay Bush a fully guaranteed $18.8 million. That means the Steelers have signed eight of their nine draft picks. Only their second third-round choice, Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne, [more]

Devin Bush shows leadership at first Steelers practice

The Steelers drafted linebacker Devin Bush to be a leader, and he’s already leading. Via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the tenth overall pick already has asserted himself, during the first practice of his career. “I just wanted to be vocal the best I could and trust what I see, whether I was right [more]

Justin Layne switched positions in college, is switching NFL allegiances now

Steelers rookie cornerback Justin Layne knows a thing or two about making changes. The defensive back wanted to play receiver at Michigan State. Coach Mark Dantonio convinced Layne to play defense. “I wasn’t in favor of it at first, but it worked out, so I’m in favor of it now,” Layne said Friday, via Joe [more]

Steelers release Matt McCrane, Jack Tocho

The Steelers are back down to two kickers on their 90-man roster. They were up to three after signing Matthew Wright as an undrafted free agent, but Matt McCrane is now out of the picture. The Steelers announced that they released McCrane and cornerback Jack Tocho on Thursday. McCrane signed with the team ahead of [more]

Steelers sign fifth-rounder Zach Gentry

Some teams sign their picks in bulk. The Steelers seem intent to drag this out a little bit at a time. The team announced the signing of fifth-round pick Zach Gentry to his four-year deal. The tight end from Michigan (a converted quarterback), has a chance to contribute, after they lost Jesse James to the [more]

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