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JuJu Smith-Schuster eyeing a return next week

The Steelers have been rolling along all season without key parts, but could be getting a major one back soon. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster “is eyeing a return” for next Sunday’s game against the Bills. Smith-Schuster has missed the last three games with a knee injury. The Steelers have [more]

Mike Tomlin “getting more and more comfortable” with Devlin Hodges

When the Steelers handed the keys to the offense to quarterback Devlin Hodges, head coach Mike Tomlin said his expectation was that the undrafted rookie “won’t kill us” with his play. Pittsburgh is two games into the Duck Era and Hodges hasn’t killed them. He had a solid game in Week 13’s 20-13 win over [more]

Devlin Hodges delivers as Steelers beat Cardinals

The Steelers’ third-string undrafted rookie quarterback looks likes a seasoned veteran. Devlin Hodges was calm and cool in running Pittsburgh’s offense today in Arizona, completing 16 of 18 passes for 152 yards, with a touchdown and no turnovers, plus 35 rushing yards, as the Steelers beat the Cardinals 23-17. The Steelers, who started the season [more]

Caraun Reid has a short stint on the Arizona roster

He arrived three days ago, and he’s already gone. Veteran defensive tackle Caraun Reid was waived on Saturday by the Cardinals, only three days after joining the team. A fifth-round pick of the Lions in 2014, Reid has spent time with the Lions, Chargers, Lions again, Washington, Colts, Cowboys, Colts again, and now the Cardinals. [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner are out for Sunday

Steelers running back James Conner already said he wouldn’t play this week, and it was obvious receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster wouldn’t return this week either. The Steelers made it official Friday, ruling out Conner and Smith-Schuster for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Conner and Smith-Schuster are the only two Steelers with a designation this week. Conner [more]

James Conner says he won’t play this weekend

Running back James Conner won’t be back in the lineup for the Steelers this week. Conner has been practicing on a limited basis since last week, but his shoulder injury hasn’t healed to the point where he’s ready for the next step. Conner told reporters after practice on Thursday that he will not play against [more]

T.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the month

The Steelers have gotten a lot of help from their defense as they’ve climbed back into the playoff race after a rough start to the season and one member of that unit got recognized as the AFC’s defensive player of the month on Thursday. Linebacker T.J. Watt snagged the award. Watt has recorded at least [more]

Devlin Hodges glad to be part of Duckmania

The combination of a rabid fan base, a likable rookie with a catchy nickname, and some positive results have turned Devlin Hodges into a thing. Actually, it’s probably easier just to refer to him as Duck now, since that’s taken his city by storm. The Steelers new starting quarterback is taking his sudden fame in [more]

Kyler Murray exits injury report

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams with a hamstring injury. Three days later, he appears nowhere on Arizona’s injury report. This means that the hamstring is fine, and that he’s getting no treatment on it. Which is good news for the Cardinals — and potentially bad news for their [more]

James Conner limited in Wednesday’s practice

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was right when he said on Tuesday that he thought running back James Conner had a better chance of practicing on Wednesday than wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Conner was on the field for the team’s first on-field work ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Conner has missed the last [more]

Maurkice Pouncey has “no regrets” about fight with Browns

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey accepted his punishment, and served his time. But he’s not remorseful about his role in the brawl with the Browns, which saw him go after defensive end Myles Garrett after Garrett clocked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. “The NFL had to make a statement, and rightfully so,” Pouncey [more]

Maurkice Pouncey returns to the Steelers roster

Maurkice Pouncey has been freed. The Steelers center and offensive captain, suspended two game for his role in the Week 11 fracas between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, is back on the roster. Team spokesman Burt Lauten announced the move on Wednesday morning. Pouncey is scheduled to practice on Wednesday, as the Steelers prepare to face the [more]

Broncos claim Patrick Morris off waivers from Steelers

The Broncos claimed center Patrick Morris off waivers from the Steelers on Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of defensive end Derek Wolfe, whom the team placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury. With Maurkice Pouncey suspended for two games, the Steelers called up Morris from their practice squad. Pouncey has returned, so the [more]

Troy Polamalu “indifferent” to individual honors like Hall of Fame in a team sport

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu always has brought a unique perspective. Far more often than not, his unique perspective is the accurate perspective. Appearing on The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday, Polamalu was asked about his selection as a semifinalist for the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. His answer was different than [more]

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