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  • LB Dupree expects knee to be ready by camp

    Mar 3 · ESPN Steelers Bud Dupree
  • Latest On Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Steelers Set Deadline To Restructure Ben Roethlisberger

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have committed to tweaking his contract to allow him to come back for the 2021 season. The first day of the new league year is Wednesday, March 17, which is the opening of free agency and also when teams must be compliant with the 2021 salary cap. That means that the deadline for the Steelers and Big Ben to get a new deal worked out is March 17. "His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he's certainly capable of getting the job done," president Art Rooney II said. The 39-year-old threw for 3,803 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2020, but age and injury concerns will make him a shaky QB1 option for fantasy managers in what will likely be his last season.

    Feb 26 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Devin Bush on schedule in recovery from torn ACL

    Feb 26 · FantasyPros Steelers Devin Bush Jr.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Wants To Stay In Pittsburgh

    In an interview with TMZ.com, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster stated that he wants to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The impending free-agent said, "At the end of the day, I want to have my legacy in Pittsburgh and retire there. I don't want to leave." While Smith-Schuster doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get out of town, it is worth noting that the Steelers are already over the salary cap and will have a hard time finding room to keep him around. Despite JuJu's sentiments toward Pittsburgh, it is more likely that he will be wearing a different uniform for the 2021 season while the Steelers move forward with Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool as their top two wideouts.

    Feb 24 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Ben Roethlisberger's Agent Says He'll Start In 2021

    According to Ryan Tollner, the agent for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers want the quarterback to return as their starter for the 2021 season. Tollner told ESPN beat reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala that he expects the Steelers to contact him soon in regards to restructuring his contract, which currently has over a $40 million cap hit for the upcoming season. Of Roethlisberger, Tollner stated, "The fire burns strong and there is still plenty of gas left in the tank." This puts to rest speculation that the Steelers could move on with a different starting quarterback under center for the 2021 season, speculation that was partially fueled by general manager Kevin Colbert's comments in a press conference last week. Even with Big Ben expected back, the team could look to address adding their quarterback of the future in the offseason, either in the NFL draft or via free agency.

    Feb 23 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Mike Tomlin Diagnosed With COVID-19

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is away from the team facility, according to sources. A team spokesman said that members of the coaching and personnel staffs were sent home last week after a couple positive COVID-19 tests surfaced. The Steelers had at least three players -- running back James Conner, tight end Vance McDonald and cornerback Joe Haden -- and a staff member test positive for COVID-19 during the regular season. Tomlin's diagnosis is the first notable positive test from the team since the offseason began. It's unclear what, if any, symptoms the head coach is experiencing, but he'll obviously be quarantined from other members of the team's staff and personnel.

    Feb 22 · Source via Steelers
  • Steelers Tweak Cameron Heyward's Contract

    The Pittsburgh Steelers did a basic conversion to restructure defensive lineman Cameron Heyward's contract, according to a source, and he'll still make $10.5 million for the 2021 season. A roster bonus and base were converted to a signing bonus, which created around $7 million in salary cap space for the cap-challenged Steelers. Pittsburgh ranks No. 28 in the NFL in terms of projected salary cap space heading into the start of the new league year next month. Heyward finished the 2020 season tied for 25th in overall IDP points among defensive linemen, tied with Denver's Bradley Chubb. Heyward finished the regular season with 30 tackles (24 assists), one interception and four sacks. The four-time Pro Bowler will look to bounce back in 2021 after recording a combined 17 sacks in 2018-19.

    Feb 22 · Source via Steelers Cameron Heyward
  • Steelers RB Room Likely To Undergo Massive Overhaul

    The Pittsburgh Steelers running back room is likely in for a massive overhaul this offseason after the team's top four running backs combined for just 1,230 rushing yards in 2020. James Conner, who will be a free agent, had 721 yards in 13 games and averaged 4.3 yards per carry with six touchdowns. He averaged just 2.87 yards after contact, per Pro Football Focus. General manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged on Wednesday that the team's ground game must improve. It was a combination of injuries and inefficient play along the offensive line, as they ranked 31st in run blocking last year. Center Maurkice Pouncey retired and Alejandro Villanueva, Matt Feiler and Zach Banner are all entering free agency. Pittsburgh will also be in a salary cap crunch, so it'll be interesting to see how they address their RB room and the offensive line.

    Feb 18 · Source via Steelers James Conner