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Mike Tomlin: Hopefully we’ll have exciting Le’Veon Bell news on Monday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is sounding an optimistic note about running back Le'Veon Bell‘s contract. Tomlin told WAVY in Virginia that he’s hoping to have a long-term contract done with Bell before Monday. “Obviously we want to get the deal done,” Tomlin said. “He wants to get the deal done. Everybody has said that. Now [more]

Steelers, Le’Veon Bell enter 48-hour home stretch

They say the NFL is a deadline-driven business. One of the most consequential deadlines in recent years arrives in roughly 48 hours. If the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell fail to agree to terms on a long-term deal by Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the veteran tailback almost certainly will become an unrestricted free [more]

Could Ramon Foster be on the way out in Pittsburgh?

Steelers guard Ramon Foster will soon begin his 10th season with the team. Some think it could be his last. Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review explains that the Steelers could choose to go with B.J. Finney in 2019. Finney will be a restricted free agent; Foster, who is in the final year of his [more]

Antonio Brown turns 30, won’t “pay attention to my age”

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did more before turning 30 than a lot of players do in their entire careers. Brown’s 733 catches and 9,910 yards are more than any other receiver since he entered the league and he reached 700 catches faster than any other player in league history. Brown’s 2017 season also closed [more]

Former Steelers defensive back Ron Johnson dies at 62

Former Steelers defensive back Ron Johnson has died, according to Steelers Depot. Johnson was 62. A first-round pick in 1978, Johnson won two Super Bowl rings in his seven seasons with the Steelers. He made 13 interceptions during his career, including four in his rookie season. He also intercepted a pass in the 1978 AFC [more]

Without a long-term deal, will Le’Veon Bell boycott camp, again?

Last year, after the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so, Bell stayed away as long as possible. He showed up eventually on Labor Day, signed his franchise tender, and made the full $12.1 million. This year, if the Steelers and Bell don’t [more]

Steelers need to find a slot receiver

The Steelers have two great outside receivers in Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Beyond that, the depth chart is unsettled. The biggest question mark, as noted by Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, comes at the slot position. Yes, Smith-Schuster could operate from the slot, if the team feels comfortable with rookie second-rounder James Washington [more]

Clock ticks on long-term deals for franchise-tagged players

For a handful of NFL franchises, the slow time could soon be interrupted, thanks to the most important annual deadline applicable to the franchise tag. The Steelers , the Cowboys, the Lions, and the Rams have until Monday, July 16, to work out long-term deals with running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive [more]

Fifteen draft picks remain unsigned, including seven of top 10

With Calvin Ridley signing his four-year deal with the Falcons, 15 drafted players remain unsigned. Eleven of those are first-round choices, including the top four overall picks. In fact, only three of the top-10 picks have signed. The 49ers, Browns and Giants all have two players left to get under contract. 49ers OT Mike McGlinchey [more]

Jerome Bettis urges Steelers, Le’Veon Bell to work things out

The Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell have 12 days left in their second annual effort to work out a long-term deal that replaces the franchise tag. Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis thinks they should. “Neither one of you are as good by yourself as you are together,” Bettis said, via Bettis had [more]

Ben Roethlisberger says it’s a fine line to walk preparing his body for 15th season with Steelers

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 36 years and is getting set to begin his 15th season in Pittsburgh. Despite prior flirtations with retirement, Roethlisberger appears committed to play at least three more years. In order to do so, Roethlisberger will need to manage his health while still producing to fend off a possible future challenge [more]

NFL announces Jameis Winston suspension

The NFL has announced that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will indeed miss the first three games of the 2018 regular season, as a result of a suspension arising under the Personal Conduct Policy. “In November 2017, the NFL learned of an incident involving Winston and a shared-ride service driver that had taken place in March [more]

Seven players get 99 ratings in Madden 19

The Madden 19 quarterback ratings that recently emerged were either subsequently revised or incorrect. The video game franchise officially has unveiled its players with overall ratings of 99, and the list includes not one but two quarterbacks: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The previously-leaked ratings had only Rodgers at 99, and Brady at 97. The [more]

David Carr thinks Ben Roethlisberger is being propped up by Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown

Former No. 1 overall draft pick David Carr believes that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlsberger is currently being carried by star skill position players like running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Carr offered his ranking of the top ten quarterback in the NFL heading into the 2018 season and did not include [more]

Le’Veon Bell optimistic about a deal with the Steelers

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell believes he can work out a long-term contract with the Steelers before training camp. Asked on NFL Network if he’s optimistic that he’ll be there for the start of camp, Bell answered, “Yeah.” “It’s a business,” Bell said. “The people in the organization try to do what’s best for them [more]

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