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Mason Rudolph looking to prove himself in preseason opener

Mason Rudolph‘s work in Steelers training camp has drawn some good reviews, but the quarterback knows that it will take more than good practice sessions to wind up ahead of Mitch Trubisky and first-round pick Kenny Pickett on the depth chart.Rudolph is currently listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind Trubisky and sees Saturday’s game [more]

Geno Smith lands atop the Seahawks’ first unofficial depth chart

Quarterback Geno Smith has led the competition in Seattle throughout the offseason and the early stages of training camp. He also leads it into the first unofficial depth chart of the year.Via Shawn-Michael Dugar of the TheAthletic.com, the Seahawks have published their first preseason depth chart. Smith is the starter, and Drew Lock is the [more]

Chase Claypool back at practice, Diontae Johnson dealing with hip flexor injury

There were a pair of injury updates concerning Steelers wide receivers on Monday.One of them was a positive development. Chase Claypool took part in practice for the first time since injuring his shoulder on July 29. Word at the time was that the team wasn’t concerned about it being a serious injury, but they still [more]

Steelers activate Tyson Alualu

Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is set to join the Steelers on the practice field.Alualu was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp because of a knee injury, but he is feeling well enough that the Steelers activated him on Monday. It seems unlikely that he will play in [more]

Mitchell Trubisky No. 1, Kenny Pickett No. 3 on initial Steelers depth chart

It’s non-binding depth chart season in the NFL, and the Steelers have released one. With an ongoing quarterback competition, the first unofficial hierarchy officially places Mitchell Trubisky at the top of the stack.He’s No. 1, Mason Rudolph is No. 2, and rookie Kenny Pickett appears at No. 3.Trubisky has consistently been the starter throughout camp. [more]

Diontae Johnson: I took the right deal for me

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson got the contract extension he’s been looking for on Thursday.Johnson is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and agreed to a two-year extension that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2024 season. There is $36 million in new money in the deal and Johnson has $27 [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick active, back at Steelers’ practice

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is back on the practice field.The Steelers activated Fitzpatrick from the non-football injury list, allowing him to take the field for the first time in training camp this afternoon.Fitzpatrick suffered a wrist injury when he fell off his bike while vacationing, and that forced him to miss the start of training [more]

Steelers, Diontae Johnson agree to two-year contract extension

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was sitting out training camp practices in search of a new contract, and now he has what he wants.Johnson and the Steelers agreed to a two-year, $36 million contract extension, according to multiple reports.The 26-year-old Johnson was heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. The short-term [more]

Brian Flores has true character and integrity, and any team looking for a head coach should want to hire him

In an age where character and integrity seem to be increasingly hard to find, the NFL has provided us with a clear example of those traits, even if some in league circles would regard him incorrectly as a pariah.Brian Flores, the former Dolphins coach who now works as an assistant with the Steelers (go ahead [more]

Steelers place Jeremy McNichols on IR, sign Master Teague

The Steelers added running back Jeremy McNichols just over a week ago. But an injury has already sidelined him.Pittsburgh announced on Wednesday that McNichols has been placed on injured reserve. He had suffered a shoulder injury that head coach Mike Tomlin had said was being evaluated earlier this week.McNichols accounted for 396 yards from scrimmage [more]

Report: Steelers, Diontae Johnson are far apart on a contract extension

Diontae Johnson‘s agent, Brad Cicala, was at Steelers camp Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. The team has started discussions with Cicala about an extension for the receiver, but that doesn’t mean they will come to an agreement.Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the sides are so far apart that “the plausibility of getting [more]

Omar Khan: We want Diontae Johnson to be a Steeler for a long time

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been holding in at the team’s training camp because he’s looking for a contract extension before playing out the final year of his rookie deal.Two other wideouts drafted in 2019 who were doing the same thing — DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel — landed deals recently and A.J. Brown, [more]

Mike Tomlin: “Just part of team development” for Kenny Pickett to take second-team reps

During Monday’s Steelers practice, several reporters noted that rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett was taking second-team reps with the offense.To that point, Pickett had taken snaps with only the third-team offense, with incumbent backup Mason Rudolph leading the twos.So Pickett’s turn appeared to represent some sort of progress. But head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice [more]

Steelers signing Chris Boswell to four-year, $20 million extension

The Steelers and kicker Chris Boswell have agreed to a four-year, $20 million extension that includes $12.5 million guaranteed, according to his agent, Jeff Nalley. The deal matches Justin Tucker‘s, with the highest average annual salary and biggest guarantee for a kicker in NFL history.Boswell, 31, joined the Steelers in 2015 and has kicked in [more]

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