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Le’Veon Bell regrets the way his time in Pittsburgh ended: It was a little petty

Le’Veon Bell ran for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns and had 3,289 yards and nine touchdowns receiving in five seasons with the Steelers. But after a year-long holdout, the running back was never the same again.He had 1,218 yards and seven touchdowns rushing and 629 yards and two touchdowns receiving with four teams from 2019-21.Bell [more]

Antonio Brown didn’t play for the Albany Empire, after all

Folks who bought tickets to Saturday night’s Albany Empire game expected to see owner/receiver Antonio Brown. They didn’t.Via WNYT-TV, Brown did not play. The official reason is that the paperwork on his physical didn’t come through in time.That seems a little convenient, and maybe even a little untrue. How hard is it to pass a [more]

Mason Rudolph happy to be back with Steelers: Never say never in this league

Mason Rudolph expected to be somewhere else this season. He took the nameplate above his locker home with him as a souvenir after the 2022 season ended.The quarterback, though, is back in the same building, in the same role, wearing the same jersey number.The only thing that has changed is the location of his locker, [more]

Kenny Pickett briefly had his SUV stolen, with his playbook in it

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett had a brief scare earlier this week.The SUV that Pickett was using was stolen, Marcie Cipriani of WTAE reports. The team’s playbook was in the backseat.The second-year player was making an appearance at a car dealership near Pittsburgh on Wednesday when the 2023 Genesis he was using was stolen from the [more]

Agent claims NFL teams have “genuine interest” in Antonio Brown

Receiver Antonio Brown last played an NFL football game in early 2022, when he was basically fired on the field.His agent now claims that NFL teams are interested in hiring him.“He is exploring the right fit,” agent J.R. Rickert told Rickert called the interest “genuine.”It’s confusing, for a couple of reasons. First, Brown made [more]

T.J. Watt on participating in voluntary work: This time of year is super important

T.J. Watt missed the first day of organized team activities but took part in the final two practices of the week. The Steelers edge rusher was asked why he chose to show up for the voluntary work.“Every year we are adding people. I don’t know if it’s any different [this year],” Watt said, via Teresa [more]

Steelers want to play a regular-season game in Ireland

The Steelers were granted marketing rights to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland recently and one of the things they’d like to market is a regular-season game on that side of the Atlantic Ocean.Pittsburgh played a preseason game at Dublin’s Croke Park in 1997 and Steelers director of business development and strategy Daniel Rooney [more]

Allen Robinson: Kenny Pickett is wise beyond his years for a second-year QB

The Steelers acquired Allen Robinson in part to bring a veteran presence to the club’s receivers room.But if Robinson has a bounce-back year, he could also provide a solid target for second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett.This week, Robinson said he’s been impressed with the young signal-caller during the team’s offseason program.“For a second-year quarterback he is [more]

Antonio Brown says he will play for the Albany Empire on Saturday

Antonio Brown expects to become pro football’s first owner-player since George Halas on Saturday.The former NFL receiver owns the Albany Empire of the National Arena League. He will play for the team in a game against Fayetteville.Brown ran one route at Thursday’s practice, Griffin Haas of WTEN reports. Afterward, Brown told reporters he plans on [more]

Steelers sign Cody Chrest

The Steelers have added another wide receiver to their roster.The team announced the signing of Cody Chrest on Thursday. Pittsburgh also signed veteran edge rusher Markus Golden and linebacker Toby Ndukwe while cutting three players this week.Chrest went undrafted out of Sam Houston State in April. He signed with the Colts, but was let go [more]

T.J. Watt participates in second day of Steelers’ OTAs

Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt was on the field Wednesday, participating in the second day of the team’s organized team activities.Photos and videos from practice showed Watt working with teammates.He was not present Tuesday for Day 1 of the voluntary work, Chris Adamski of reports.This week is the first week of OTAs, the practice-like [more]

Brock Purdy’s goal is to return for season opener, but he’s taking it one day at a time

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he is “pretty optimistic” Brock Purdy will return in time to start the season opener.The quarterback has resisted putting a timeline on his return but did allow that the game against the Steelers on Sept. 10 is the goal.“Feeling good and taking it one day at a time,” Purdy [more]

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