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Mason Rudolph will “play the game that I’ve always played with aggressiveness”

The Steelers announced last week that quarterback Mason Rudolph cleared the concussion protocol and was in line to return to the starting lineup against the Dolphins on Monday night in Week Eight. Rudolph missed one game as a result of the concussion he suffered against the Ravens in Week Five and it seemed like he’d [more]

Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo arrested

While the team was on its bye, Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo was arrested this weekend. Chickillo was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment in an incident involving his girlfriend, according to WTAE. That the incident involves his girlfriend makes it possible the NFL will put Chickillo on the commissioner’s exempt list, as is [more]

Dolphins coach says Ryan Fitzpatrick earned another start

Dolphins coach Brian Flores told reporters after the game that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned another start. Which, if we allow history to be our guide, means Josh Rosen may well start next week against the Steelers. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Flores said after Sunday’s loss to the Bills that Fitzpatrick had earned [more]

If Patrick Mahomes is out for awhile, what will the Chiefs do at quarterback?

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a knee injury. If he can’t play for a few weeks or longer, what will Kansas City do at quarterback? Matt Moore played capably on Thursday night, in large part because his defense suffocated a Denver offense that went into a shell after scoring a touchdown on the first drive [more]

NFL has no concerns with Chargers’ L.A. viability

The Steelers beat the Chargers on Sunday in Heinz Field West. In a few weeks, the Packers will play the Chargers at Lambeau Field West. Two weeks after that, the Chiefs return to Arrowhead West. You get the picture. And it’s an ugly one for the Chargers, who have no home-field advantage in a 30,000-seat [more]

Mason Rudolph clears concussion protocol

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is ready to return. Rudolph, who was knocked unconscious on the field in Week Five against the Ravens, has cleared the concussion protocol, the Steelers announced today. That means he’s free to play again, although the Steelers are on their bye this week. Rudolph will presumably return to the starting lineup [more]

Mike Tomlin confirms Mason Rudolph will start when cleared

The Steelers got a win with their third quarterback. That will not set the stage for a quarterback controversy. Though it may not have really needed to be said, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph would return to the starting lineup as soon as he clears the concussion protocol. “That guy is [more]

Devin Bush named AFC defensive player of the week

The Steelers were hoping for a Ryan Shazier-like impact from rookie linebacker Devin Bush, when they traded up 10 spots in the first round to get him. And they’re getting it. Bush was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his big night against the Chargers. The first-round pick returned a fumble for a [more]

Six future first-round picks have already been traded

NFL teams value first-round draft picks, but an increasing number of teams are showing that they’re willing to trade away first-round picks in the future to get a player they want now. In fact, six future first-round draft picks (four in the 2020 NFL draft and two in the 2021 NFL draft) have already been [more]

Buccaneers working out Eli Rogers in search for new returner

After Bobo Wilson dropped a pair of punts in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for a new punt returner. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, that search will include former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers. Rogers was released by the Steelers as a [more]

Mason Rudolph remains in concussion protocol

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup when he is cleared from concussion protocol. But an independent neurologist has yet to clear Rudolph, Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said Tuesday. “Mason remains in the concussion protocol and has not been cleared by the independent neurological consultant,” Lauten told Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com. “Until [more]

Steelers sign L.T. Walton with Stephon Tuitt on IR

Word broke on Monday night that Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt would miss the rest of the 2019 season with a torn pectoral and the Steelers confirmed it on Tuesday. Tuitt has been placed on injured reserve and the Steelers signed L.T. Walton to fill his spot on the roster. Walton was a 2015 sixth-round [more]

XFL announces its eight allocated quarterbacks

The XFL will fill out 71-man rosters for its eight teams with a two-day draft that begins today. The process has commenced with the allocation of eight quarterbacks by the league office. The resurrected upstart spring league has announced the pairings of eight quarterbacks and teams. They are as follows: Landry Jones to the Dallas [more]

Steelers lose Stephon Tuitt for season

A Steelers season rife with injuries has had another. Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt tore his pectoral and will miss the rest of the season, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. The 6-foot-6, 303-pound Tuitt has started all six games this season and has 3.5 sacks. Tuitt still has three more seasons on his contract with [more]

Chargers players didn’t like Steelers “theme music” playing at their stadium

The Chargers have played enough home games since moving to Los Angeles to make it clear that they don’t enjoy much of a home-field advantage in a stadium that’s often filled by fans of the visiting team. It was no different on Sunday night as cheers for the Steelers could be heard throughout Pittsburgh’s 24-17 [more]

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