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Steven Nelson says Steelers didn’t give him a chance to take a pay cut

The Steelers abruptly released cornerback Steven Nelson last month, after giving him a chance to seek a trade. The team did not give Nelson a chance to take a pay cut before cutting him. “I want to make it very clear,” Nelson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com, “there was never [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

B.J. Finney on starting for Steelers: Mike Tomlin said fate is in my hands

Offensive lineman B.J. Finney is back with the Steelers after spending last season with Seattle and Cincinnati, but his position group doesn’t look the same. Four of the five starters from that season — Alejandro Villanueva, Matt Feiler, Maurkice Pouncey, and Ramon Foster — are either retired, unsigned, or on other teams. There’s also a [more]

Mike Vrabel: Bud Dupree, Denico Autry have been productive in their careers

The Titans struggled defensively in 2020 and have made some moves to improve the unit. In the unit’s front seven, Tennessee brought in Bud Dupree and Denico Autry to boost the club’s pass rush. The Titans recorded just 19 sacks in 2020 and allowed a third-down conversion rate of 52 percent. “I think these guys [more]

Steelers tell season-ticket holders that prices won’t increase

Steelers fans anxious to get back to Heinz Field this year likely would pay a premium for the privilege of doing so. They won’t have to. Via Dave Schofield of BehindTheSteelCurtain.com, the Steelers have informed season-ticket holders that prices won’t increase for 2021. Given that the Steelers will have nine regular-season home games and only [more]

Martavis Bryant signs with Indoor Football League

Receiver Martavis Bryant has signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League. Bryant last played in the NFL in 2018. He signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in January. “I’m excited to get into pads again and grateful to the Mass. Pirates for giving me this opportunity, and allowing [more]

Karl Joseph visits with Steelers

Free agent safety Karl Joseph met with the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Joseph appeared in 14 games with the Browns last season, starting eight. He saw action on 660 defensive snaps and 106 on special teams. Joseph totaled 67 tackles, two tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, an interception [more]

Steelers announce Tyson Alualu signing

Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu was leaving the Steelers for the Jaguars early in free agency, but he had a change of heart and circled back to Pittsburgh. There will not be another modification to the veteran’s plans. The Steelers made their two-year deal with Alualu official on Thursday afternoon. Alualu had agreed to a two-year [more]

Sean Davis visiting Colts

Free agent safety Sean Davis‘ hunt for a new team will take him to Indianapolis. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Davis is visiting with the Colts on Thursday. He previously met with the Bills, but obviously did not agree to a deal with the AFC East club. Davis has played for the Steelers for [more]

Steelers sign Jarvis Miller

Wide receiver Mathew Sexton wasn’t the only undrafted rookie from 2020 to land a spot on the Steelers roster on Wednesday. In addition to signing Sexton, the Steelers announced that they have also signed linebacker Jarvis Miller. Miller played for Penn State from 2016 to 2018 and then played for the University of Massachusetts as [more]

Art Rooney II optimistic about returning to Saint Vincent for camp

Things are beginning to return to normal — or a new normal — in the NFL. The format for the offseason program still is being negotiated between the NFL and its Players Association. The NFLPA wants no in-person work this spring, with president J.C. Tretter saying, “The NFL doesn’t get to decide when the pandemic [more]

Steelers will sign Mathew Sexton

The Steelers had personnel at Michigan State’s Pro Day last week to evaluate draft prospects and they came back with a player who the team is adding to the roster immediately. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Steelers are signing wide receiver Mathew Sexton. Sexton went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan in 2020 [more]

Kellen Mond: I don’t mind being underrated

Three quarterback prospects had their pro days Tuesday. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones stole the headlines, again leaving Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond an afterthought. Mond doesn’t seem to care. “I don’t mind being underrated because at the end of the day especially when you get to the league you’re [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Steelers sign Kalen Ballage

The Steelers have added some running back depth. Pittsburgh has signed Kalen Ballage to a one-year deal, the club announced on Tuesday. Ballage spent most of the 2020 season with the Chargers, taking 88 carries for 290 yards with three touchdowns. He was originally a Dolphins fourth-round pick in 2018, and spent a pair of [more]

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