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Steelers to move Matt Feiler to left guard

With offseason programs wiped out, and the chance to look at multiple options taken away from them, it seems likely that NFL coaches are going to lean toward known commodities when making decisions. That appears to be the case in Pittsburgh, when the Steelers consider replacing retired left guard Ramon Foster. Via Joe Rutter of [more]

Eric Bieniemy expects to become a head coach “when timing is right”

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has become the example of the Rooney Rule gone wrong. He did not get a head coaching job in the offseason despite three interviews for such jobs in January. Of the four vacancies, two were filled by first-year head coaches and only one went to a minority (Ron Rivera to [more]

Steelers players who kneel will have support of Mike Tomlin, organization

Steelers players who choose to kneel for the national anthem will have the support of Mike Tomlin and the organization, the coach said in a video conference call Tuesday. Tomlin spoke for the first time since George Floyd died May 25, saying he supports players’ statements and actions “as long as it’s done so thoughtfully [more]

Steelers plan to resod Heinz Field after camp

The Steelers will hold training camp at Heinz Field for the first time ever. Since 1966, they have had camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Tomlin said in a video call with reporters Tuesday that he is comfortable with available space. His only concern is the wear and tear on the grass playing [more]

Report: Seahawks, Ravens have discussed Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown is likely to have a long wait before he plays in the NFL again. He faces league discipline after pleading no contest to burglary and battery in connection with an altercation with a moving truck driver. And the league is continuing to investigate two other incidents involving Brown for potential further discipline. But [more]

Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger is on track in recovery from elbow injury

The Steelers appear to be on track to get Ben Roethlisberger back as their starting quarterback. Roethlisberger was lost for the season with an elbow injury after Week Two last year, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that all signs are good. Although Tomlin hasn’t personally seen Roethlisberger’s workouts, he said the medical staffers [more]

Steelers have had two positive COVID-19 tests

The Steelers haven’t been working in their own facility. But they’re not immune to communicable diseases. According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said two players had tested positive for COVID-19. Those players were not at the team facility recently. The NFLPA has recently advised players not to gather for workouts on [more]

Having at least two preseason games will be critical this year

The NFL and NFL Players Association are discussing the possibility of playing only two preseason games this year. Two would be the absolute minimum, for reasons unrelated to getting football teams ready to go. Apart from the larger-than-usual ratings the preseason games would generate, each team having a home preseason game and a road preseason [more]

Mike Tomlin will miss Latrobe: “I’m a training camp lover”

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing teams to train at home this summer, the Steelers are breaking a 54-year-old tradition of going away to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. And Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s already getting nostalgic. Via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Tomlin said he’s disappointed about the loss of the annual trip. “I’m a [more]

Ironhead Heyward will be honored at Pitt, with his Steelers son there

Pitt running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward was one of the biggest stars in college football in the 1980s. Heyward, who died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 39, will be inducted into Pitt’s Hall of Fame at halftime of a game this season, and his son, Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward, will get [more]

Steelers’ NFLPA rep Cam Heyward doubts Hall of Fame Game will happen

Officially, the NFL preseason begins when the Steelers face the Cowboys in Canton, Ohio, on August 6 in the Hall of Fame Game. But the Steelers’ representative on the NFL Players Association doubts it’s going to happen. Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward said that although he can’t speak for either the union or the Steelers, [more]

Steelers play-by-play announcer Bill Hillgrove charged with DUI

Bill Hillgrove, the long-time radio play-by-play announcer for the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh, has been charged with DUI. Via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Hillgrove was charged at his home in Murrysville after he crashed into a local supermarket, breaking two windows. Hillgrove reportedly crashed into the windows on Monday and went inside the store [more]

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]

Cameron Heyward: Steelers want to hear everyone, then be united

Steelers captain Cameron Heyward has already heard many different viewpoints. And while finding any consensus is difficult in any situation right now, the Steelers have already seen what can happen when any one individual is singled out. “We’re living in a climate where guys need to know they have a platform and they should be [more]

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

For the second time in less than a year, the President has said publicly that he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, as long as Kaepernick deserves it. And in explaining that caveat, Donald Trump implies that football reasons, and only football reasons, have kept Kaepernick out. “If he deserves it, [more]

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