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  Steelers | Vance McDonald expected to start    Sun May 20, 04:17 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald reportedly 'made a huge impression down the stretch' and is considered the favorite to start over Jesse James, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

Footballguys view: James is more of the all-purpose tight end, while McDonald is more of the receiving option. McDonald needs to stay healthy and prove that he can be more than a flash in the pan for the Steelers. Fantasy owners who want a TE2 with upside should consider McDonald late. McDonald is currently going undrafted in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Steelers | Eli Rogers likely will return    Thu May 17, 03:31 PM

Free-agent WR Eli Rogers (knee) likely will re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers once he recovers from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

Footballguys view: That move could make a lot of sense for both sides. With Martavis Bryant (Raiders) traded away, the Steelers could use another body in the mix behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. After snaring 48 catches out of the slot in 2016, Rogers wasn't used much in 2017 and only caught 18 passes. Rogers tore his ACL in the Divisional Round against the Jaguars. He may not be fully ready to go until well into the 2018 regular season.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh signs Damoun Patterson    Mon May 14, 12:58 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Damoun Patterson (Youngstown State) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Steelers have an eye for wide receiver talent, so in super super deep dynasty leagues we'll monitor Patterson. His skill set and size say he'll struggle to make the roster as a receiver (even though he's a deep threat) but might be able to contribute as a return man.

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  Steelers | James Washington signs deal    Fri May 11, 08:35 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft choice WR James Washington signed a four-year deal with the Steelers Friday, May 11, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Washington reminds us so much of former NFL receiver Chris Chambers. Like Chambers, Washington is not that tall (5'11") but has long arms and a large wingspan to make plays consistently over smaller defenders. He did a great job snaring deep passes from QB Mason Rudolph in college at Oklahoma State, and the duo will continue playing together in the pros as Rudolph was drafted by the Steelers this year too.

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  Steelers | Terrell Edmunds works at different spots    Fri May 11, 07:09 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers S Terrell Edmunds said he lined up at linebacker and safety during practice Friday, May 11.

Footballguys view: The Steelers first-round pick in 2018 moved all over the field during his time in college with the Hokies. Edmunds has played cornerback, nickel corner, free safety and 'rover' over the last three years. It's not a surprise the Steelers are moving him around. His versatility has to be an attractive asset given the team selected him on the first day of the draft even though most felt he would be a mid-round pick.

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  Steelers | Alek Torgersen to try out    Thu May 10, 05:50 PM

Free-agent QB Alek Torgersen (Cardinals) will participate in the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh signs two draft picks    Thu May 10, 04:52 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft choice S Marcus D. Allen and seventh-round draft choice DT Joshua Frazier signed four-year contracts with the Steelers Thursday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Jaylen Samuels signs rookie deal    Wed May 9, 06:30 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels signed his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, May 9.

Footballguys view: Samuels isn't just a running back. In fact, he can play running back, fullback, H-back and even slot receiver. At 6'0" 225 pounds, Samuels packs a punch when he's got the ball in his hands. He'll compete for a backup spot behind starter Le'Veon Bell.

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  Steelers | Cameron Sutton could push for starting role    Mon May 7, 03:47 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cameron Sutton may compete with CB Artie Burns for one of the starting cornerback jobs during training camp.

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  Steelers | Justin Hunter may be deep threat    Mon May 7, 03:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Hunter could be used as a deep threat in the passing game this upcoming season since the team traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick in 2013, Hunter has always had the physical ability to do more. He's definitely got the speed to take the top off the defense, but with only 82 career receptions Hunter is not a lock for the 53-man roster...even with Bryant traded away.

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  Steelers | Two QBs may compete for one spot    Mon May 7, 03:16 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones and Joshua Dobbs likely will compete for one roster spot during training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: Jones has struggled as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger, but Dobbs doesn't really have the skill set you can trust right now as a no.2 QB. Rookie Mason Rudolph should be groomed behind Roethlisberger as the team's QB of the future. They might trust him enough as a rookie to be the primary backup.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger upset with pick?    Fri May 4, 10:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he was 'surprised' that QB Mason Rudolph was drafted in the third round instead of a player 'that can help this team now.'

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  Steelers | Ryan Shazier's deal reworked    Thu May 3, 08:18 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (back) converted $8.26 million of his $8.718 million base salary into a signing bonus Thursday, May 3, which means he'll receive the money immediately. Shazier was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: It helps the team, and it gives Shazier his money even if he never plays again. Class move from both ends.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger to play 3-5 more years?    Wed May 2, 10:45 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he plans to play another three to five more years if he can stay healthy.

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  Steelers | Jake Rodgers claimed off waivers    Wed May 2, 09:15 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed OT Jake Rodgers off waivers from the Houston Texans Wednesday, May 2.

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  Steelers | Ryan Shazier goes to PUP list    Wed May 2, 02:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (back) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, May 2.

Footballguys view: He's not going to play this year, and we've known that for some time...the Steelers are just making it official here. It was inspirational to see Shazier walking on stage at the 2018 NFL draft, and we hope he can continue on the right path back to full strength.

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  Steelers | J.J. Wilcox let go    Mon Apr 30, 04:13 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers FS J.J. Wilcox was released Monday, April 30, saving $3.13 million in salary cap space.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh inks Pharoah McKever    Sat Apr 28, 11:13 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Pharoah McKever (North Carolina State) reportedly agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, April 28.

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  Steelers | Jarvion Franklin lands in Pittsburgh    Sat Apr 28, 11:01 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Jarvion Franklin (Western Michigan) reportedly agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, April 28.

Footballguys view: Franklin joins his college teammate and Steelers third round pick OT Chuks Okorafor with the team. The Steelers don't have a strong third running back, so Franklin will be battling Stevan Ridley and Fitzgerald Toussaint to make the final roster.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh signing Quadree Henderson    Sat Apr 28, 07:00 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Quadree Henderson (Pittsburgh) reportedly signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Chukwuma Okorafor can play either side    Sat Apr 28, 04:48 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Chukwuma Okorafor has the ability to play left tackle or right tackle, according to offensive line coach Mike Munchak.

Footballguys view: Versatility is the byword of the NFL, especially in the trenches. You need blockers at both edges, so even if he plays very well, the Steelers could keep him on the right, where we think he'll start off his career, though likely from the bench.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh selects Jaylen Samuels    Sat Apr 28, 03:10 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected North Carolina State RB/TE Jaylen Samuels with the 165th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.

Footballguys view: A hybrid tight end, or H-Back, Samuels can catch the ball or run the ball, but lacks a lot in the blocking department. If he can improve his blocking, he could be a fullback as well. Really, he can do a lot of different things competently but nothing especially well.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh had interest in Rashaan Evans    Sat Apr 28, 10:36 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers were interested in selecting Alabama LB Rashaan Evans with their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26, but he was taken with the 22nd overall pick by the Tennessee Titans.

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  Steelers | Mason Rudolph ready to learn    Fri Apr 27, 11:34 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph said he doesn't think it is QB Ben Roethlisberger's job to teach him anything but his job to learn from him. 'That's the way I am going to look at it,' Rudolph said.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has a lot to learn and will have plenty of time. Roethlisberger wants to play three more years and Rudolph will only be signed for four, so he has to prove he is worthy of the job with very few snaps to show it.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh selects Mason Rudolph    Fri Apr 27, 09:52 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph with the 76th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Fans and drafticks seemed to like Rudolph more than the NFL did, and you can see it in the reactions after this pick. There are some who feel Rudolph is immediately the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger, while others feel like he is a slightly younger version of Landry Jones. Roethlisberger said he intends to play about three more years, which means the team has a very slim margin - and not many independent snaps - to determine whether to extend Rudolph's four year rookie contract.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh selects James Washington    Fri Apr 27, 08:58 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State WR James Washington with the 60th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

Footballguys view: Washington is a vertical threat who should do well going deep for the Steelers. He's of course got Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster well ahead of him, but his ball skills could get him some work despite that.

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  Steelers | Terrell Edmunds has versatility    Fri Apr 27, 05:28 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers S Terrell Edmunds has the ability to play free safety, strong safety and a subpackage linebacker, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: The Pittsburgh Steelers like versatility, so Edmunds was attractive for that alone. It may take a while before he's a full time player, but he can fill multiple roles until that happens.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh adds Terrell Edmunds    Thu Apr 26, 11:11 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech S Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

Footballguys view: Edmunds has good size and solid burst, can hold up in man coverage and plays well against the line as well. A nice addition to the secondary and should help against some of the receivers the Steelers will see this season.

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  Steelers | PIT still listening on Martavis Bryant    Thu Apr 26, 12:58 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has quietly remained in trade discussions over the last couple of months. However, most of the teams needing receivers are rivals to the team.

Footballguys view: It feels like the world's longest and most awkward divorce as we were talking about this last year too. Bryant has the ability to be an impact player but too many other issues it seems to remain with Pittsburgh.

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  Steelers | No update on Le'Veon Bell talks    Mon Apr 23, 01:22 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no update in terms of the long-term contract talks with RB Le'Veon Bell.

Footballguys view: Bell did not report for the Steelers' offseason program last week. The workouts are voluntary, and nobody should've expected Bell to be there anyway. As the franchise-tagged player, Bell has until July 16th to work out a long-term deal with the Steelers. It seems like this is going to be a long and painful process, with a holdout perhaps extending to the regular season.

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  Steelers | Bud Dupree's option exercised    Mon Apr 23, 10:01 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, April 23. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Dupree has not been as productive as some thought he would be coming out of Kentucky as a first-round pick in 2015. However, he is coming off a career high 6.0 sacks in 2017 and is trending in the right direction. The option is only guaranteed for injury.

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  Steelers | Joe Haden training hard    Sun Apr 22, 09:52 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden said he is feeling healthy and was able to have a full offseason of training. 'My last two offseasons I haven't been able to train like I wanted to,' Haden said 'This year, I got after training like I never have before.'

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  Steelers | Anthony Chickillo signs tender    Fri Apr 20, 03:32 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent LB Anthony Chickillo signed his original-round tender Friday, April 20.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell a no-show at workouts    Wed Apr 18, 04:07 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is working out in Miami as the Steelers begin voluntary workouts. Long-term contract negotiations are currently at an impasse between Bell and Pittsburgh.

Footballguys view: These workouts are voluntary, and Bell was not expected to show up. He's still hasn't signed his franchise tag as he wants a long-term agreement from the Steelers. They have until July 16th to get something done with Bell. If they fail to meet the deadline, we may see Bell hold out in training camp.

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  Steelers | Two visiting Steelers    Mon Apr 16, 11:03 AM

LSU DL Gregory Gilmore and Delaware DT Bilal Nichols are visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, April 16.

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  Steelers | Christian Kirk meets with Pittsburgh    Fri Apr 13, 04:50 PM

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, April 13.

Footballguys view: The Steelers have a knack for finding WR talent through the NFL draft. Kirk is considered a late first round or early second round pick. While in college with the Aggies, Kirk displayed incredible quickness, strong hands and good concentration. No matter where he lands, Kirk should become a favorite target of his quarterback.

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  Steelers | Contract updates for several players    Wed Apr 11, 06:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Stevan Ridley, WR Justin Hunter, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, DT Daniel McCullers and SS Nat Berhe are all scheduled to receive a base salary of $790,000 in 2018.

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  Steelers | Russell Gage Jr. visiting Steelers    Wed Apr 11, 11:52 AM

Louisiana State WR Russell Gage Jr. is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, April 11.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh signs three linemen    Mon Apr 9, 04:23 PM

Free-agents OG Joseph Cheek (Chiefs), OT Larson Graham (Falcons) and C Parker Collins (Rams) were signed to one-year deals by the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, April 9.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh meets with Leighton Vander Esch    Mon Apr 9, 02:31 PM

Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, April 7, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Vander Esch just seems like a perfect fit for the Steelers defense. He flies around the field, has a nose for the ball and arrives at the play with natural violence. Vander Esch should be a late first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

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  Steelers | Two defensive prospects visit Pittsburgh    Sun Apr 8, 10:06 AM

Florida CB Roderick Dawson and Western Kentucky LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe had pre-draft visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

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  Steelers | Dorian O'Daniel visits with PIT    Fri Apr 6, 07:14 PM

Clemson LB Dorian O'Daniel had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, April 6.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh meets with Brogan Roback    Fri Apr 6, 04:40 PM

Eastern Michigan QB Brogan Roback had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week.

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  Steelers | Justin Hunter back with Pittsburgh    Thu Apr 5, 04:08 PM

Free-agent WR Justin Hunter (Steelers) signed a new one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, April 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Chris Boswell signs tender    Thu Apr 5, 03:02 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent PK Chris Boswell signed his one-year tender offer Thursday, April 5, and is scheduled to make $2.9 million in 2018. The Steelers are interested in signing Boswell to a long-term contract.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh adding Nat Berhe    Wed Apr 4, 08:47 PM

Free-agent S Nat Berhe (Giants) agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, April 4. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh brings back Stevan Ridley    Tue Apr 3, 10:38 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed free-agent RB Stevan Ridley to a one-year contract Tuesday, April 3. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: James Conner is recovering from offseason knee surgery, so Ridley could get a lot of reps in OTAs while LeVeon Bell is away from the team due to his franchise tag and Conner is recovering.

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  Steelers | Nat Berhe visiting Pittsburgh    Mon Apr 2, 03:48 PM

Free-agent SS Nat Berhe (Giants) is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, April 2.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh meeting with Curtis Cothran    Mon Apr 2, 02:28 PM

Penn State DT Curtis Cothran is meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, April 2.

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  Steelers | L.T. Walton undergoes surgery    Tue Mar 27, 03:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers DE L.T. Walton (shoulder) underwent offseason shoulder surgery, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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