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  Steelers | Artie Burns coming on strong    Sun Aug 18, 09:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns is 'making a push' to be the No. 3 cornerback, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

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  Steelers | Diontae Johnson has work to do    Sun Aug 18, 09:36 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson won't be used much to start the season, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Johnson has speed and explosive playmaking ability but he's far from a finished product. He reminds us of a young Emmanuel Sanders, but like Sanders it might take some time for him to play up to his potential.

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  Steelers | Surgery for Olasunkanmi Adeniyi    Fri Aug 16, 09:04 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (knee) had surgery to repair a torn meniscus Friday, Aug. 16, and is expected to miss about a month.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh makes roster moves    Thu Aug 15, 07:26 PM

Free-agent LB Christian Kuntz (Jaguars) and undrafted free-agent TE Micky Crum (Louisville) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 15. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived LB J.T. Jones and CB Jermaine Ponder.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief back at practice    Thu Aug 15, 12:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) had not practiced for six straight days with a broken ring finger before returning to the field Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Footballguys view: Moncrief appears to be penciled as the #2 receiver in Pittsburgh despite the injury but James Washington and Diontae Johnson will play a role along with one of Eli Rogers or Ryan Switzer in the slot.

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  Steelers | Derrek Thomas released    Thu Aug 15, 02:29 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Derrek Thomas (undisclosed) was waived from IR with an injury settlement on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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  Steelers | Two players considered day-to-day    Wed Aug 14, 08:38 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (undisclosed) and CB Joe Haden (ankle) are considered day-to-day because of injuries.

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  Steelers | Vince Williams making progress    Wed Aug 14, 08:38 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Vince Williams (hamstring) is moving closer to returning to the practice field, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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  Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey expected back Thursday    Wed Aug 14, 08:24 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (back) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, but probably will be on the field Thursday, Aug. 15, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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  Steelers | Three rookies miss practice    Wed Aug 14, 08:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush (undisclosed), TE Zach Gentry (undisclosed) and DE Sutton Smith (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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  Steelers | Big game for James Washington    Fri Aug 9, 11:31 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington caught four of his five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in a 30-28 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: Washington was failing to stand out in camp and most reports had him running behind Donte Moncrief and even Diontae Johnson going into this game. If he had to make a statement, he certainly did. Washington is back to being the preferred Steelers WR2 candidate in drafts.

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  Steelers | Diontae Johnson could be No. 3 WR    Thu Aug 8, 09:27 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson is challenging WR James Washington for the No. 3 receiver job, according to Amber Theoharis of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: Washington is not going to be the #2 and now the #3 job is not assured. He's not worth a pick in typical redraft leagues until he starts to generate momentum.

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  Steelers | Trevon Mathis signs with Pittsburgh    Thu Aug 8, 12:38 PM

Free-agent CB Trevon Mathis (Vikings) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Aug. 8. Mathis takes the place of RB Ralph Webb (undisclosed) who was placed on the Waived/Injured list.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger to rest Friday    Wed Aug 7, 09:05 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will rest and not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. There's no need to get Roethlisberger exposed to danger in an exhibition game.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief frontrunner to start    Wed Aug 7, 09:02 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief appears to be the frontrunner for the starting job opposite WR Juju Smith-Schuster at this point, according to beat writer Dan Graziano.

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  Steelers | Minor injury for Joe Haden    Wed Aug 7, 05:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (ankle) is believed to have suffered a minor ankle injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, according to a source.

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  Steelers | Joe Haden carted off    Wed Aug 7, 04:35 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (undisclosed) was carted off the field after suffering an undisclosed injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. Haden was limping before sitting on the cart in the passenger seat.

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  Steelers | Sean Davis injury update    Wed Aug 7, 02:44 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Sean Davis (hand) has been sidelined recently because of an open wound on his hand, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief listed as starter    Wed Aug 7, 01:01 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is listed as the starter across from JuJu Smith-Schuster on the initial depth chart ahead of the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: We're watching this No. 2 situation for the Steelers closely in the preseason. Moncrief is the top option right now but guys like James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson are also competing for that starting job.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh swaps out reserve CBs    Tue Aug 6, 03:30 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Derrek Thomas was waived with an injury designation Tuesday, Aug. 6. The team signed free-agent CB Jermaine Ponder (Browns) to fill his spot on the roster.

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  Steelers | Jaylen Samuels seeing significant role    Tue Aug 6, 02:07 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels has been filling a 'significant part of the offense' so far during training camp, as the team limits the workload of RB James Conner. Samuels has been lined up at various positions during practices.

Footballguys view: Message! Keep an eye on Samuels and his potentially expanded role during the preseason. He's incredibly versatile as a runner or receiver and is a handcuff for James Conner if you have the bench space. Fantasy GMs are taking Samuels off the board at RB43 (9.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Steelers | Trio of Steelers battling ailments    Tue Aug 6, 02:05 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns (groin), C J.C. Hassenauer (knee) and C Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed) are battling injuries.

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  Steelers | Diontae Johnson battling injury    Tue Aug 6, 02:03 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (groin) is nursing a groin injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: We'll see how long this injury bothers the talented rookie. Think of a young Emmanuel Sanders when you think of what Johnson could be in the pros. Johnson will compete with guys like Donte Moncrief and James Washington to establish a pecking order behind JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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  Steelers | T.J. Watt passes physical    Sun Aug 4, 05:15 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt (hamstring) passed his physical Sunday, Aug. 4, and was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Steelers | Two players injured Friday    Sat Aug 3, 02:53 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (hip) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) suffered injuries during practice Friday, Aug. 2. Head coach Mike Tomlin said he hopes the injury are considered day-to-day.

Footballguys view: Johnson had been building momentum and even getting first team snaps. James Washington has also gotten praise and could make his mark on the battle for snaps at wide receiver if Johnson misses more time.

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  Steelers | Herb Waters lands on IR    Sat Aug 3, 01:42 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Herb Waters (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on IR Friday, Aug. 2.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh adds Derrek Thomas    Fri Aug 2, 03:01 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent CB Derrek Thomas (Seahawks) on Thursday, Aug. 1; in a corresponding move, CB Herb Waters (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation.

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  Steelers | Kameron Canaday to undergo MRI    Thu Aug 1, 07:56 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LS Kameron Canaday (groin) suffered a groin injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 1, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

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  Steelers | Ryan Switzer leaves practice    Wed Jul 31, 08:23 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Ryan Switzer (quadriceps) left practice early Wednesday, July 31, after suffering a quadriceps injury.

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  Steelers | Alexander Myles waived    Wed Jul 31, 06:31 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Alexander Myres was waived Wednesday, July 31, with a non-football illness designation.

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  Steelers | Brandon Reilly joins Pittsburgh    Wed Jul 31, 06:11 PM

Former Detroit Lions WR Brandon Reilly was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, July 31.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief suffers apparent injury    Tue Jul 30, 02:43 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) suffered an apparent finger injury on a deep ball during practice Monday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Moncrief had been building momentum in his bid for the #2 job, but this could slow it down. James Washington and Diontae Johnson are also vying for playing time behind Juju Smith-Schuster.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief opens as starter    Sat Jul 27, 10:31 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief opened practice as the starting receiver across from WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Saturday, July 27.

Footballguys view: This should put a damper on James Washington's value, although Moncrief's ADP shouldn't really pick up unless we see evidence that the role won't be split. Rookie Diontae Johnson offers different strengths than Moncrief and Washington and may figure into this picture.

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  Steelers | Joe Haden hopeful of receiving extension    Sat Jul 27, 09:11 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden has had recent talks with the organization about a contract extension and he remains optimistic that a deal will be finalized.

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  Steelers | PUP list for T.J. Watt    Thu Jul 25, 06:04 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 25, after feeling some tightness in his hamstring during the conditioning test.

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  Steelers | Mike Hilton inks one-year ERFA tender    Thu Jul 25, 04:18 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers exclusive rights free-agent CB Mike Hilton signed his one-year tender worth $645,000 on Thursday, July 25.

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  Steelers | Mike Tomlin lands extension    Thu Jul 25, 12:07 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on Thursday, July 25, agreed to a one-year contract extension that extends his current deal through the 2021 season.

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  Steelers | Ryan Switzer working in the slot    Tue Jul 16, 08:57 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Ryan Switzer is working on playing in the slot this offseason. He figures to battle WR Eli Rogers for repetitions there in training camp.

Footballguys view: Switzer is a slot guy, so it makes sense that he could win that job in training camp. In 2018, Switzer had 36 catches for 253 receiving yards and one touchdown. Those totals are around where he should be projected this year. Even without Antonio Brown, there might not be much of a bump for Switzer because of rookie Diontae Johnson and free agent addition Donte Moncrief.

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  Steelers | James Washington could surprise    Mon Jul 8, 02:54 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington 'will sneak up on people this year,' according to teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Footballguys view: Washington has a skill set that reminds some of former Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers because of his wingspan and ball-tracking ability. Behind Smith-Schuster there is a vacuum at the Steelers WR position. Guys like Washington, Donte Moncrief and rookie Diontae Johnson (don't forget Ryan Switzer too) will compete for snaps, time and targets.

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  Steelers | Diontae Johnson could rise    Fri Jul 5, 01:18 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson could ascend to the No. 2 receiver by the middle of the season, or he could be inactive each week.

Footballguys view: That's one helluva difference for the rookie. We think Johnson could end up as the second-best WR on the Steelers roster, but it may take time for him to get up to speed in the pros. Johnson has a skill set reminiscent of Broncos (and former Steelers) WR Emmanuel Sanders. He's got speed to burn and is not afraid to make difficult catches over the middle or near the sideline. The Steelers have JuJu Smith-Schuster as their lead receiver and guys like Johnson, James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Ryan Switzer will compete to establish a pecking order behind the superstar. We are scooping up the rookie Johnson in all dynasty formats but we need to see how this WR corps shakes out in training camp and the preseason before making a play for Steelers receivers not named Smith-Schuster in redraft leagues.

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  Steelers | James Conner expecting similar workload    Mon Jul 1, 02:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner notes that while 'no deep discussion' on his role for the 2019 season has taken place, he is expecting a workload similar to the one he had last season when carry the ball 215 times and recorded 55 catches in 13 games.'First and foremost, I'm 100 percent healthy now. We'll cross that bridge (in regards to how heavy his workload will be) when we get there. ... The game plan will be different each week. I know I'll be a big part of it and have a big role. As far as specifics, we don't play it like that,' Conner said.

Footballguys view: That Conner broke down under that workload shouldn't be lost on the Steelers and they added a between the tackles back they love in the fourth round this year who should help spell Conner. Jaylen Samuels was also very effective after Conner went out, so Conner shouldn't get worked quite as hard this year. That doesn't mean he won't deliver on ADP as the Steelers offense has been very good at creating strong value in the lead running back.

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  Steelers | Confidence growing in Donte Moncrief    Sun Jun 30, 01:45 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is entering 2019 training camp as the team's most-experienced wide receiver and is drawing the praise of receivers coach Daryl Drake and others in the organization. 'One thing that he's doing right now, he's playing with a lot of confidence,' Drake said. 'And Ben has confidence in him. So we just got to continue for him to grow and continue for him to do the things that we ask him to do.'

Footballguys view: Moncrief is establishing trust with his new coaches and teammates, which is a good thing, but he has been a chronic underachiever in previous stops at Indianapolis and Jacksonville. He's on the fringe of draftable player in typical redraft leagues, but could get squarely in the late round mix with a good camp and preseason.

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  Steelers | Donte Moncrief listed as No. 3 receiver    Sun Jun 30, 10:17 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief is currently slotted as the team's No. 3 receiver and could move up or down the depth chart depending on the development of WRs James Washington and Diontae Johnson.

Footballguys view: This will be a fluid situation in camp and a tough one to project, as Vance McDonald could be as high as #2 in the pecking order for targets and the team could also carve out a larger role in the passing game for Jaylen Samuels. Right now Washington is probably the best one to draft of the trio, but the situation could settle into a wide receiver by committee and keep any of them from having consistent value.

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Diontae Johnson player page


  Steelers | Ryan Shazier still wants to play    Thu Jun 27, 07:04 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (spine) said he still hopes to return to the field as soon as possible. He also said he is looking forward to mentoring LB Devin Bush this season.

Footballguys view: Nothing is impossible, but this is still a long shot. It's heartening to hear that it is still in the range of possibilities for Shazier, but this probably isn't enough to add him in IDP dynasty leagues.

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  Steelers | James Conner thrived on big plays    Sun Jun 23, 01:06 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner gained 340 of his 972 rushing yards on runs of 15 yards or longer last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Conner definitely benefited from an offense that kept defenses off balance behind a great offensive line and dangerous downfield passing game. Antonio Brown's loss is a negative, but overall the situation is still a positive. He isn't a speedy back, so the longer gains may be limited this year with defenses able to contract unless James Washington, Donte Moncrief, or third-round pick Diontae Johnson present a credible downfield threat opposite Juju Smith-Schuster.

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  Steelers | Eli Rogers on the bubble?    Fri Jun 21, 09:17 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers will compete with WR Ryan Switzer in training camp and the preseason for a spot on the 53-man roster, in the opinion of Bob Labriola of Steelers.com.

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  Steelers | Ryan Switzer fighting for spot    Fri Jun 21, 09:14 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Ryan Switzer is likely competing for WR Eli Rogers to be the final receiver kept on the 53-man roster, according to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com.

Footballguys view: The Steelers could target the slot receiver more often with Antonio Brown gone. Switzer is the more physically gifted player and can contribute as a returner, while Rogers has more experience with Ben Roethlisberger. The winner is unlikely to be relevant in fantasy leagues without multiple injuries to Steelers receivers/Vance McDonald.

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  Steelers | Jaylen Samuels working on speed    Fri Jun 21, 02:05 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels has focused on improving his speed this offseason and believes he has done that, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Footballguys view: Samuels should be used more in two-back backfields and as a tight end/H-back if the Steelers offense is evolving. He's an intriguing pick later in PPR leagues with his unique skillset and James Conner injury upside - albeit dampened by fourth round pick Benny Snell joining the running back room.

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  Steelers | Nat Berhe open to returning    Thu Jun 20, 07:41 PM

Free-agent FS Nat Berhe (Steelers) said he is open to re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers but hopes to join a team in time for training camp.

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  Steelers | Mike Hilton not considering holdout    Fri Jun 14, 06:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Mike Hilton said he has not considered holding out of training camp even though he has not signed his exclusive rights tender offer and is looking for a long-term deal.

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