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When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville. He may get what he wants. Other great [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t see offense changing much

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was on the receiving end of Mason Rudolph‘s first completion as an NFL player last Sunday and  building that connection will be important for the Steelers offense now that Ben Roethlisberger is out for the year with an elbow injury. Smith-Schuster told Mike Florio of PFT on Tuesday that he feels [more]

Mike Tomlin: We’re comfortable with “strong possibility” Ben Roethlisberger returns in 2020

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, but Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear on Tuesday that “our level of expectations in terms of level of our performance will not change and has not changed” because of the injury. While Mason Rudolph will be responsible for steering the offense in pursuit of [more]

Report: Colin Kaepernick’s agent has contacted quarterback-needy teams

Colin Kaepernick’s agent has reached out to teams in need of quarterback help, Chris Williamson of SNY reports. “Colin is literally in the best shape of his life,” a source close to Kaepernick told Williamson. “He’s been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years. He wants to play and his [more]

DirecTV will televise 11 Thursday night games in 4K

For those, like me, who rushed to get a DirecTV 4K receiver several years ago only to wonder when anything worth watching in 4K would be televised in that format, the answer has finally arrived. DirecTV has announced that 11 Thursday Night Football games will be broadcast in the vastly superior format, beginning with the [more]

Steelers will “anchor” Minkah Fitzpatrick at safety for now

During his year-plus in Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick lined up at a variety of spots on the Dolphins defense. The Steelers don’t plan to employ Fitzpatrick in that manner early in his time with the team. Fitzpatrick was acquired in a Monday night trade and head coach Mike Tomlin outlined some of the team’s plans for [more]

Steeler place Sean Davis on IR, sign Paxton Lynch to practice squad

The arrival of Minkah Fitzpatrick in Pittsburgh has led the Steelers to remove another defensive back from their 53-man roster. The team announced on Tuesday that safety Sean Davis has been placed on injured reserve. Davis left last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that he tore his [more]

Paxton Lynch visits Steelers

The Steelers suddenly find themselves desperate at quarterback, and they’re looking everywhere for a solution. Paxton Lynch is visiting the Steelers today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. A 2016 first-round pick of the Broncos, Lynch did not play well in Denver and was released at the start of the 2018 season. He never caught [more]

Xavien Howard is suddenly feeling lonely

Xavien Howard is singing a different tune after the second major trade by the Dolphins this month. After rattling off the “trust the process” mantra when the Dolphins sent tackle Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills to Houston for two first-round picks and a second-round pick, Howard had a much different reaction to the far [more]

Report: Five draft picks change hands in Minkah Fitzpatrick trade

The trade that sent defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night required a total of five draft picks to change hands to seal the deal. According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, the Dolphins are getting a first-round and fifth-round pick for the 2020 NFL Draft and a [more]

Steelers get Minkah Fitzpatrick from Dolphins

The Dolphins are making no secret that they’re tanking, while the Steelers are trying to get better even after losing Ben Roethlisberger. Miami defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has been traded to Pittsburgh, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The trade includes a first-round draft pick, although it’s unclear whether that’s the entirety of the [more]

Report: Dolphins should have deal for Minkah Fitzpatrick tomorrow

The Dolphins’ fire sale could continue this week. The team’s trade of defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is “likely to be wrapped up” by Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. La Canfora mentions Washington, the Cowboys, Chiefs, Steelers, Eagles and Seahawks as those who have inquired about Fitzpatrick. It goes along with what Armando [more]

Ben Roethlisberger vows to come back stronger next season

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s season ended today with the determination that he needs elbow surgery, but he believes his career has a bright future. Roethlisberger released a statement today saying he believes he can play, and play better than ever, until his contract expires after the 2021 season. “I’ve been informed that I need season [more]

James Conner expects to play Sunday

After getting some very bad injury news about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers got better news about running back James Conner. Conner, who suffered a knee injury yesterday, said today on 93.7 The Fan that he’s confident he will play on Sunday against the 49ers. Conner, who became the Steelers’ starter during Le'Veon Bell‘s season-long [more]

Steelers put Ben Roethlisberger on IR, promote Devlin Hodges

The Steelers announced on Monday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be placed on injured reserve due to the elbow injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks. That move became official a few hours later when the Steelers formally announced the roster move. Quarterback Devlin Hodges has been promoted from the practice squad to [more]

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