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Reports: Steelers to open against Patriots on SNF

The Patriots don’t get to play the first game of the season, as has become tradition. But they won’t have to wait long for their first prime time appearance. According to multiple reports, the Patriots will host the Steelers in the NBC’s Sunday Night Football opener on Sept. 8. The full schedule will be announced [more]

Xavier Grimble signs tender with Steelers

Tight end Xavier Grimble signed his tender Tuesday, according to the NFL’s official transactions report. Grimble was a restricted free agent whom the Steelers had given an original-round tender. Since Grimble was an undrafted free agent, the Steelers would have received no compensation if he had signed elsewhere. Grimble entered the league with the Giants [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: We are all about each other

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been the subject of critical comments from a variety of former teammates since the end of the 2018 season and several current teammates have spoken up to refute those barbs, but the quarterback has not offered a direct response to any of it over the last few months. That didn’t [more]

NFL mum on whether lawsuit settlement exposes Antonio Brown to scrutiny

Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has settled a lawsuit arising from allegations that he threw furniture from a balcony at a Miami apartment building, endangering a toddler and his grandfather. Does that settlement expose Brown to scrutiny under the Personal Conduct Policy? The league has not responded to multiple email messages on that point. Last October, [more]

Quarterback market has exploded in less than two years

From 2013 through 2016, the quarterback market stagnated. From 2017 through now, the quarterback market has exploded. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed an extended stretch as the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a new-money average of $22 million per year, until Colts quarterback Andrew Luck finally leapfrogged Rodgers in 2016, with $24.6 million per [more]

Malik Jackson unhappy with “lame” Le’Veon Bell social media post

The NFL’s latest social media war of words is between Eagles defensive lineman Malik Jackson and Jets running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell posted a video on social media showing a play from last year’s playoff game when Bell’s Steelers took on Jackson’s Jaguars. On the play Bell showed, he juked out Jackson, leaving Jackson sprawled [more]

Ben Roethlisberger patiently waits for new deal

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is grossly underpaid. And he isn’t making a stink about it. Last year, both Roethlisberger and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had two years left on increasingly below-market deals, with Roethlisberger at $21.85 million per year and Rodgers at $22 million per year. But while Rodgers clamored for a new deal (and [more]

Moritz Boehringer allocated to Bengals, part of international program

The first European player to be drafted into the NFL without playing at an American college has another chance. Per the league’s transaction wire, tight end Moritz Boehringer has been allocated to the Bengals as an exempt/international player. That means he can hang around as a 91st player on the roster, and the Bengals have [more]

Get your Stanley Cup playoffs highlights right here

If you’re familiar with PFT Live, you’re aware that shows broadcast during the Stanley Cup playoffs include highlights from Stanley Cup playoffs games. Thursday’s show covered in less than three minutes the five games played on the opening night of the 2018-19 postseason. So from Penguins-Islanders to Blue Jackets-Lightning to Blues-Jets to Stars-Predators to Golden [more]

Rashard Mendenhall clumsily makes a point about criticism of athletes

At a time when current Steelers players are pleading with former Steelers players to leave the current Steelers team alone, one former Steelers player created a stir on Friday morning with an accusation that he made on Twitter — nearly three hours before explaining that he didn’t really mean it. Capping a stream of tweets [more]

Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey urge ex-Steelers to stop it on social media

Multiple former Steelers have taken to social media this offseason to express complaints about the team, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Now two current Steelers are asking for it to stop. Steelers starting offensive linemen Ramon Foster and Maurkice Pouncey are offering to talk to any former players who want to address a concern — as [more]

Jack Del Rio: Antonio Brown is “going to be a pain in the ass”

As former Jaguars and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio pivots to a season in the media, he’s saying plenty of things. And he’s supplementing his head’s up regarding a potential Russell Wilson trade by invoking an opposite portion of the anatomy. “I love the talent, but [Antonio Brown] has clearly shown that he’s going to [more]

Marquise Brown gets a positive review for his injured foot

Former Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown was among the players to undergo a medical re-check in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Brown received good news. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Brown “received a very positive review” on a foot that he injured late in the year. Brown, who injured the foot in the Big 12 championship [more]

DeMarcus Lawrence: It wasn’t going to be a Le’Veon situation

DeMarcus Lawrence is undergoing shoulder surgery this week, having held out until he got a new deal. But the Cowboys defensive end, who signed his $105 million deal on Tuesday, had no plans to pull a Le'Veon Bell and sit out the season in the absence of a long-term agreement before the July 15 deadline. [more]

Steelers sign Casey Sayles

The Steelers have added another former Alliance of American Football player, announcing Tuesday they signed defensive lineman Casey Sayles to a one-year deal. Sayles was with the team in camp last summer. He becomes the sixth player from the defunct league to sign with the Steelers, joining center J.C. Hassenauer, defensive backs Jack Tocho and [more]

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