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George Pickens wasn’t fined for hit that sparked ejection

Sometimes, the league’s decisions regarding who to fine and who not to fine make perfect sense. Sometimes, they don’t.Late in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, the Steelers attempted an onside kick. Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd recovered the ball. Steelers receiver George Pickens hit Boyd while he was on the ground.Pickens led with his helmet. The [more]

Colts list Kwity Paye, Yannick Ngakoue, DeForest Buckner as questionable for Monday Night Football

The Colts didn’t rule out any players for Monday Night Football, but they have several important defensive linemen they deemed questionable to play against the Steelers.Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (ribs/illness) received a questionable designation. But it bodes well for his availability that he returned to a full practice Saturday after not practicing Thursday and Friday.Defensive [more]

Steelers rule out Jaylen Warren, Ahkello Witherspoon for Monday Night Football

The Steelers won’t have rookie running back Jaylen Warren for Monday Night Football. The team ruled him out Saturday with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week.Warren was injured in the first half against the Bengals, leaving Najee Harris to play 67 of 73 snaps. Warren played three and Benny Snell [more]

Mike Tomlin: Teams will try to stop Diontae Johnson, other guys making plays opens things up

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson admitted to frustration with his production after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals and head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the wideout’s comments during his Tuesday press conference.Johnson is averaging 5.1 catches for 45.6 yards per game and has yet to score a touchdown this season after averaging nearly seven [more]

Mike Tomlin: No opinion worth mentioning on Colts hiring Jeff Saturday

The Colts’ decision to hire Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach after firing Frank Reich has sparked a lot of strong negative opinions, including one from former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.Cowher called Saturday’s hiring a “disgrace to the coaching profession” because of Saturday’s lack of coaching experience, but the current Steelers coach didn’t [more]

Darrelle Revis, Joe Thomas among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the list of 28 semifinalists who will continue to be considered for election to the Hall next year.The group includes five candidates who are in their first year of eligibility.  Cornerback Darrelle Revis, tackle Joe Thomas, defensive end Dwight Freeney, linebacker James Harrison, and guard Jahri Evans have [more]

Diontae Johnson: Any player would be frustrated by lack of production

There wasn’t much for the Steelers to like about Sunday’s 37-30 loss to the Bengals and wide receiver Diontae Johnson was particularly miffed about his role in the proceedings.Johnson had four catches for 21 yards to continue a season that hasn’t seen him produce at the same level he did last year. Johnson had 107 [more]

Samaje Perine’s three touchdown catches help Bengals beat Steelers

The Bengals didn’t have much of a running game today in Pittsburgh. They also didn’t have their top wide receiver. But they did have a running back who put up big receiving numbers.Bengals backup running back Samaje Perine caught four passes for 52 yards and three touchdowns today as Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 37-30.Perine had his [more]

Bengals lose Joe Mixon to concussion

Bengals running back Joe Mixon is out of today’s game against the Steelers after suffering a concussion.Mixon had seven carries for 20 yards and three catches for 42 yards when he exited the game in the third quarter.Under NFL rules, Mixon will have to go through the league’s concussion protocol, which includes getting cleared by [more]

Ja’Marr Chase ditches the crutches, could be back next week

Last night, we pointed out that Ja’Marr Chase was still on crutches earlier this week, as a precautionary measure.Chase has now thrown precaution to the wind.Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Chase has ditched the crutches. His return is coming.Chase wasn’t placed on injured reserve, which would have required him to miss at least four [more]

When will Ja’Marr Chase be back?

Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase last played four weeks ago tomorrow. Factoring in the Week 10 bye, he’ll miss his third straight game on Sunday, at Pittsburgh, due to a hip injury.The Bengals didn’t place Chase on injured reserve, which would have required him to miss at least four games before returning. So will he be [more]

Bengals activate DJ Reader from injured reserve

As the Bengals emerge from their bye week, they’re getting back one of their starting defensive linemen.The team announced that defensive tackle DJ Reader has been activated from injured reserve. He was placed on IR in late September, after suffering a knee injury in Week Three, against the Jets.A fifth-round pick of the Texans in [more]

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