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  Steelers | Pittsburgh re-signing Bruce Gradkowski    Sun May 1, 07:19 PM

Free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers) will re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, May 2, and compete with QB Landry Jones for the backup job.

Footballguys view: That's a good move for the Steelers. Jones hasn't shown the development needed to get excited about his future in the pros, and Gradkowski is a solid reserve QB who won't cause you to lose sleep if he's a spot starter.

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  Steelers | Invite Jacob Huesman for tryout    Sun May 1, 02:27 PM

Free-agent QB Jacob Huesman (Tennessee-Chattanooga) has been invited to try out for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: Heusman was a three-time Souther Conference Offensive Player of the Year. At 6'2" 220 pounds, Huesman is a fast runner who can gash defenses with his legs while trying to make a play with his arm. The Steelers have him as a camp arm only with Bruce Gradkowski returning and Landry Jones as the third-string guy behind Ben Roethlisberger.

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  Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City    Sat Apr 30, 09:50 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agents DL Johnny Maxey (Mars Hill), LB Tyriq McCord (Miami-Fla.), P Will Monday (Duke), DL Giorgio Newberry (Florida State), RB Christian Powell (Colorado), TE David Reeves (Duke), TE Jay Rome (Georgia), OL Quinton Schooley (North Carolina State), WR Canaan Severin (Virginia) and DL Devaunte Sigler (Jacksonville State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

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  Steelers | Artie Burns becomes a Steeler    Thu Apr 28, 10:56 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Miami CB Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

Footballguys view: The team wanted William Jackson III, but the Bengals stole him, so they made do with Burns. A raw prospect with tremendous speed, teams were very split on him. It may take time but he has the upside to be one of the best corners in the draft.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell appears to be on track    Mon Apr 25, 07:25 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) posted a video on Twitter showing himself dunking a basketball.

Footballguys view: That's good news for the Steelers. If healthy, Bell will be a top fantasy back once again this year. The Steelers may mix in a bit more of DeAngelo Williams to help keep Bell fresh. Monitor the discussion about a possible RBBC in Pittsburgh during training camp. The split should heavily favor Bell.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh not pursuing Josh Norman    Fri Apr 22, 07:56 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not pursuing free-agent CB Josh Norman (Panthers) at this point and have no plans to go after him, according to team sources.

Footballguys view: The Steelers could use some secondary help, but Norman may be out of their price range. He's got more than a few teams interested and could find a new home soon.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell part of initial drug testing    Wed Apr 20, 12:50 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tweeted that he was part of the initial round of random drug tests Wednesday, April 20.

Footballguys view: As he's likely still in the drug program, that's no shock but doing it on 4/20 is amusing at least. If he stays on the straight and narrow, he should be a lock as an RB1 in fantasy for the 2016 season.

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  Steelers | Devontae Booker visits Pittsburgh     Tue Apr 19, 02:30 PM

Utah RB Devontae Booker is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: Booker has a good all-purpose skill set, and he could be a second-round pick in the NFL draft. He's not overly fast or powerful, but he is a jack of all trades. The Steelers are looking for RB depth behind Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams.

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  Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski could return    Mon Apr 18, 04:16 PM

Free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers) is still an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team wants to see him throw before they sign him.

Footballguys view: The Steelers reportedly might be interested in free agent Brian Hoyer, but resigning Gradkowski might be the better option. Gradkowski missed the entire 2015 season because of a shoulder injury.

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  Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey attends training    Mon Apr 18, 03:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) was present for the first day of offseason training Monday, April 18, and said he's doing great after missing last season with a broken fibula.

Footballguys view: The Steelers offensive line isn't as bad as it used to be. Add in a healthy Pouncey, and this has the makings of a solid group in 2016.

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  Steelers | Brian Hoyer of interest to Pittsburgh    Mon Apr 18, 08:38 AM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) has the interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh interested in Brian Hoyer    Sun Apr 17, 05:18 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) is expected to receive interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: The Steelers would like some better depth behind Ben Roethlisberger. Hoyer could join for a good price and be a spot starter if Roethlisberger is banged up again.

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  Steelers | Cortez Allen cut    Fri Apr 15, 04:17 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen was released Friday, April 15.

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  Steelers | DeAngelo Williams cleared    Wed Apr 6, 12:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been fully cleared for workouts.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Steelers here. Williams will serve as the primary backup behind Le'Veon Bell this year, but with as successful as he was last year the team could mix him in for a full series or two per game.

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  Steelers | James Harrison expected to play in 2016    Tue Apr 5, 10:25 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison is expected to return for the 2016 season. He has been in Arizona doing through a rather strenuous routine to stay in shape for the new season, and beat writer Ed Bouchette said that while Harrison hasn't given a definitive answer, Harrison isn't likely working so hard just to retire.

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  Steelers | Donte Whitner could be on radar    Tue Apr 5, 10:24 PM

Free-agent SS Donte Whitner (Browns) could be a player the Pittsburgh Steelers discuss, but at 30 years old the team might also feel they want to get younger at the position and Whitner does not offer much of an upgrade.

Footballguys view: Whitner's one of the top safeties available on the open market. He can still play at a fairly high level, and Whitner would bring an intimidation factor to the Steelers secondary.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger shedding weight    Tue Apr 5, 12:22 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has lost at least 15 pounds this offseason with a cardio regimen in an attempt to avoid joint pain and injuries.

Footballguys view: A smaller "Big Ben" might actually be a good thing. So long as he can stay healthy, the Steelers will be playoff contenders in 2016. With their pass-happy offense (even with the loss of WR Martavis Bryant), we see Roethlisberger as a top-10 fantasy QB for this upcoming season.

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  Steelers | Ricardo Matthews signs    Thu Mar 31, 01:07 PM

Free-agent DE Ricardo Mathews (Chargers) signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, March 31. Financial terms of the deal weren't given.

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  Steelers | Hosted Mike Martin    Tue Mar 29, 03:16 PM

Free-agent DT Mike Martin (Titans) recently visited the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: Martin only played 52 snaps in 2015 before a knee injury ended his season. He's a super deep reserve player who might struggle to even make a roster come training camp.

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  Steelers | Jack Crawford to visit    Tue Mar 29, 12:35 PM

Free-agent DE Jack Crawford (Cowboys) will visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.

Footballguys view: Crawford has a small handful (6) sacks over the last two years with the Cowboys. The former fifth-round pick (Raiders, 2012) could latch on with the Steelers as a rotational pass-rusher.

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  Steelers | Stefen Wisniewski visits    Fri Mar 25, 04:49 PM

Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Jaguars) recently met with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

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  Steelers | Steven Johnson to Pittsburgh    Fri Mar 25, 11:48 AM

Free-agent LB Steven Johnson (Titans) signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, March 25.

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  Steelers | Hosting Geoff Schwartz    Thu Mar 24, 05:01 PM

Free-agent OG Geoff Schwartz (Giants) is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, March 24, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Schwartz has struggled with injuries but could be a nice fit for the Steelers if he stays healthy.

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  Steelers | Ladarius Green to stretch the field    Thu Mar 24, 12:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green will give the team a vertical threat at the position that retired TE Heath Miller didn't give them. 'He'll bring us a dimension at tight end that we really haven't had,' general manager Kevin Colbert said. 'Heath was a great receiver, a great blocker. He wasn't really a stretch the field guy. Ladarius gives you that added dimension of speed, he'll have to work on his blocking to get caught up to where we need him to be. But the speed and vertical threat at tight end is really something we haven't had.'

Footballguys view: We know Green has talent, the problem is he can't stay on the field to show it. So while he could put up some nice TE2 numbers, we don't trust him and his constant flow of issues. If you draft him, make sure you have alternatives.

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  Steelers | Pitt's No. 2 WR job up for grabs    Tue Mar 22, 02:45 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver job is up for grabs between WRs Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sammie Coates this year, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: Wheaton seems like the favorite for the spot, but Tomlin also sees Coates as a potential breakout candidate in 2016. While we agree with Tomlin, we'd like to point out what a raw receiver Coates still is to this day. He's athletic and explosive, but Coates struggles with concentration and he doesn't run clean routes.

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  Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey has no limitations    Mon Mar 21, 05:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) has been full go during his offseason training after missing all of last season with a broken fibula.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh confident in Sammie Coates    Sun Mar 20, 03:13 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates will be one of the next men up in light of WR Martavis Bryant's year-long suspension for violating the NFL' substance abuse policy. There is no urgency to sign or draft another wide receiver, according to general manager Kevin Colbert, who said they feel good about Coates.

Footballguys view: Coates has the speed to get downfield in a hurry, and he's dangerous after the catch. It's catching the ball that can be problematic for the young receiver. Coates is a raw prospect, but he's going to get a shot to prove himself in 2016 with Bryant's suspension.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh won't cut Martavis Bryant     Sun Mar 20, 02:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will not be released despite his one-year ban for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Footballguys view: Why in the world would they cut him? Bryant needs help to deal with his depression, and getting his life back on track should be first and foremost. The Steelers will back him and look forward to a healthy return to the field in 2017.

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  Steelers | Martavis Bryant's contract unchanged    Fri Mar 18, 02:35 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will have two years on his contract after he serves his one-year suspension, according to team president Art Rooney.

Footballguys view: We're hoping that Bryant gets the help he needs. We'll see if he can get his life and his football career back on track.

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  Steelers | Two visiting Pittsburgh    Fri Mar 18, 01:48 PM

Free-agent LB Spencer Paysinger (Dolphins) and LB Mike Morgan (Seahawks) are visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, March 18.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell conservative with rehab    Wed Mar 16, 05:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is taking a conservative approach with his rehabilitation process. Bell hasn't done much more than jogging just four months after tearing his medial collateral ligament. Bell said the only thing he hasn't been cleared for is cutting and sprinting. There is still not timetable for Bell's return, but Bell's goal is to be 100% when he plays. 'I feel like I am going to be a better player at the end of this and that's what I want,' Bell said.

Footballguys view: That's a wise move for the young running back. If healthy, Bell can easily be a top-5 fantasy player at his position. We should see him go off the board in the early first round of most fantasy drafts.

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  Steelers | Ryan Harris finds new home in Pittsburgh    Tue Mar 15, 03:11 PM

Free-agent OT Ryan Harris (Broncos) signed a two-year contract worth $3.9 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, March 15.

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  Steelers | Martavis Bryant accepts suspension    Mon Mar 14, 02:18 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has accepted his one-year suspension from the NFL and will begin serving it immediately, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The suspension will span an entire calendar year under NFL rules governing suspended players. Bryant had originally planned to appeal the suspension. He was suspended last year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. This second offense included missing several scheduled drug tests, having a diluted specimen and a failed drug test for marijuana.

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  Steelers | Xavier Grimble could step up    Sun Mar 13, 08:03 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Xavier Grimble impressed the coaching staff in practice last year with his ability to catch passes down the seam, and he will be in the mix for the No. 2 tight end spot behind TE Ladarius Green, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of USC in 2014, Grimble has bounced around to a few teams during his short time in the NFL. We've always had an appreciation for his athletic skill set in dynasty leagues. This news should influence you if he's on the waiver wire in deeper leagues, but re-draft owners don't need to worry about rostering Grimble just yet.

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  Steelers | Make offer to Russell Okung    Sun Mar 13, 06:07 PM

Free-agent OT Russell Okung (Seahawks) received a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers during his visit Sunday, March 13, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Steelers are looking for help on the offensive line, and Okung would be just that...if he can stay healthy. The Steelers see Okung as Kelvin Beachum's replacement.

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  Steelers | Three OTs to visit    Sun Mar 13, 01:10 PM

Free-agent OT Russell Okung (Seahawks), OT Ryan Harris (Broncos) and OT Chris Hairston (Chargers) are scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to sources.

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  Steelers | Martavis Bryant checking into rehab    Sat Mar 12, 05:08 PM

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant plans to check into rehab and undergo evaluation for depression, according to one of his agents, Brian Fettner.

Footballguys view: Fettner confirmed Bryant is appealing his suspension, though getting it overturned is seen as a long shot. It stems from multiple missed drug tests, Fettner said, while also acknowledging Bryant has a problem with marijuana.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger's stock takes hit    Sat Mar 12, 02:16 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to have one less target to throw to in 2016 with WR Martavis Bryant facing a year-long suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind when considering Roethlisberger as a fantasy option. Bryant gives the team a deep threat with big-play ability. Losing him for the entire season will hold down the numbers compared to what they could be with a full-strength offense.

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  Steelers | Martavis Bryant appealing suspension    Sat Mar 12, 01:58 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is appealing his year-long suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. This is Bryant's second such offense in as many years.

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  Steelers | Martavis Bryant out for the year?    Sat Mar 12, 01:53 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing a year-long suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bryant opened 2015 on a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. With a reported marijuana problem, Bryant will have to get himself help so he can kick the habit. Without Bryant, the Steelers will turn to Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates. New tight end Ladarius Green could play a larger role on offense with Bryant likely out for the season.

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  Steelers | Jason Jones an option    Thu Mar 10, 08:46 PM

Free-agent DE Jason Jones (Lions) is receiving interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to sources.

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  Steelers | Ladarius Green had surgery    Thu Mar 10, 04:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) underwent ankle surgery at an undisclosed date, but he believes he'll be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: He'll need the time to get on the same page as Ben Roethlisberger but once he does, he has the potential to be a solid TE2. Of course, he has looked poised to break out before and fallen victim to injuries and inconsistency so buyer beware.

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  Steelers | Ladarius Green deal for four years    Wed Mar 9, 11:12 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Ladarius Green (Chargers) agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, March 9. The deal is for four years and has $4.75 million in guaranteed money, with a max value of $20 million. The cap hit for the 2016 is just $2.44 million.

Footballguys view: Heath Miller is gone, so Green is a guy to watch out for. Keep in mind though, as good as we think he is, he always gets in his own way. Injuries and lack of production had cooled us a bit on him, but this is a good situation for him in an offense that has other weapons but likes a big target in the red zone.

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  Steelers | Ladarius Green heading to Pittsburgh    Wed Mar 9, 05:08 PM

Free-agent TE Ladarius Green (Chargers) will join the Pittsburgh Steelers pending a physical, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Steelers needed to do something with Heath Miller retiring. Green is extremely athletic, but he's always been a bit of a tease during his time with the Chargers.

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  Steelers | Ladarius Green likely to PIT    Wed Mar 9, 12:38 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent TE Ladarius Green is expected to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Steelers needed to do something here with Heath Miller retiring. Green has always teased with athletic ability, but now he's going to get a shot to be 'the man' for the Steelers.

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  Steelers | Ramon Foster contract terms    Wed Mar 9, 12:35 PM

Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent OG Ramon Foster agreed on a three-year deal to return to the Steelers Wednesday, March 9, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Close to deal with Ramon Foster    Tue Mar 8, 07:27 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent OG Ramon Foster and the Steelers are finalizing a deal that will keep him in Pittsburgh.

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  Steelers | William Gay to return    Tue Mar 8, 12:29 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB William Gay said he has agreed to sign an undisclosed deal with the Steelers Tuesday, March 8. He finished the 2015 season with 58 tackles, one sack and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown.

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  Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey back with Steelers    Mon Mar 7, 01:47 PM

Free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Steelers) agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, March 7, on a three-year deal worth $3.8 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Zero fantasy impact whatsoever here. Heyward-Bey is big and fast, but he struggles to consistently produce as a wide receiver.

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  Steelers | Robert Golden signs new deal    Mon Mar 7, 09:38 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Robert Golden signed a three-year extension Monday, March 7.

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