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  • Kenny Pickett Listed As No. 3 QB On Depth Chart

    In the Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart, rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett is listed as the No. 3 QB, behind Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. Although reports haven't been great on Trubisky's performance this summer, he's consistently been the starter in training camp practices, and he's essentially been told the starting job is his to lose heading into the regular season. Rookie wide receiver George Pickens, a second-round pick, is currently listed as one of the team's three starting receivers. Fellow rookie wideout Calvin Austin III is on the fourth string. Pickett, a first-round selection, has struggled with patience so far in camp and could sit all of his first season in the NFL, barring injuries to Trubisky or Rudolph.

    Aug 6 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Jalen Richard Works Out With Steelers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked out running back Jalen Richard. The organization also worked out Wayne Gallman as they seek another back before the season begins. Najee Harris is expected to handle a bulk of the work in Pittsburgh. Behind him, Anthony McFarland and Benny Snell would see carries, assuming Harris misses time. Richard spent six seasons with the Raiders, so he does have experience. He'd be a nice addition as depth, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from him with Harris healthy.

    Aug 6 · Source via Steelers Jalen Richard
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick Returns To Practice On Thursday

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Thursday. The defensive specialist hurt his wrist while on vacation during the offseason, although it didn't take him long to shed his NFI designation and re-join his team. Fitzpatrick appeared in 16 games in 2021, finishing with a career-high 124 tackles (84 solo) to go along with two interceptions and seven passes defensed. He also added one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Without a doubt, as long as the 25-year-old stays healthy, he should remain a top option for managers in IDP formats.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Steelers, Diontae Johnson Agree To Two-Year Extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson agreed to a two-year, $36.71 million contract extension on Thursday, according to a source. The two sides worked it out on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to end Johnson's training camp hold-in with a shorter deal than we've seen from the other high-end receivers that have gotten paid this offseason. It was reported recently that the two sides were still far apart in contract talks, but they were able to work something out before the start of the regular season to keep the 26-year-old in town through the 2024 season. Johnson has gotten better in each of his three NFL seasons and made his first Pro Bowl in 2021 while reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time. He has 20 touchdowns and will be a WR2 in fantasy in his fourth NFL season, but Pittsburgh's QB situation gives him some bust potential in 2022.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Jeremy McNichols Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve. The 26-year-old has bounced around the league over the last five seasons. He saw a limited role with the Tennessee Titans over the last two years. Sadly, McNichols won't suit up in 2022 due to a shoulder injury. In a corresponding move, the Steelers have signed running back Master Teague III. It's unlikely Teague will see enough snaps to warrant rostering in any formats. Fantasy managers can ignore Teague until further notice.

    Aug 3 · Source via Steelers Jeremy McNichols
  • Mitch Trubisky Hasn't Looked Sharp

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky hasn't looked very sharp so far in training camp practices. He came into Tuesday's practice having missed on 12 consecutive repetitions in the team's Seven Shots drill. Trubisky wasn't able to convert in four reps, extending his skid to 16 straight non-scoring plays in the drill. For the duration of training camp, he's gone 3-for-20. It hasn't all been his fault, but he's off to a rough start. The 27-year-old continues to get the first-team reps over Mason Rudolph and first-round rookie Kenny Pickett, and this is still Trubisky's job to lose heading into Week 1. Pickett has been hindered by his lack of patience. He's a one-read-and-go QB right now. If Trubisky continues to struggle, there's a real chance that Rudolph could pass him up and earn the starting job to open the season.

    Aug 3 · Source via Steelers Mitchell Trubisky
  • Diontae Johnson, Steelers Not Close On Extension

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is unlikely to sign an extension anytime soon. In fact, Gerry Dulac reports that Johnson and the Steelers are far apart on a new deal. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that Johnson gets an extension before Week 1. GM Omar Khan mentioned that he wants to get Johnson under contract, but it's not surprising to see Johnson holding out until he can get top dollar. Last season, Johnson finished with 107 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns through 16 games with Pittsburgh. The expectation is that Johnson will continue playing at an elite level in 2022, but he might not be in Pittsburgh long term.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers CB Cameron Sutton Expects To Test Free Agency In 2023

    The Steelers gave Cameron Sutton a two-year, $9MM deal to retain him in 2021, but the veteran cornerback is not expected to sign an extension ahead of the 2023 league year. No negotiations between Sutton and the Steelers have taken place, according to the sixth-year defender (via The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly, on Twitter). Sutton said […]

    Aug 2 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Cameron Sutton
  • Steelers "Want" Extension For Diontae Johnson

    Pittsburgh Steelers new general manager Omar Khan said that the team would like to sign wide receiver Diontae Johnson to an extension, but the current market is making things complicated. "We want Diontae and we are excited to have Diontae a part of this team. We hope he is going to be a Steeler for a long time," Khan said. The Steelers just signed kicker Chris Boswell to a four-year, $20 million extension, which ties him with Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kicker in the league. Minkah Fitzpatrick is also the highest-paid safety, and T.J. Watt is the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. But historically, the Steelers haven't paid receivers on multi-year deals pas their first contract, with the exceptions being Hines Ward and Antonio Brown. The market value for receivers has blown up this offseason, and it's unclear if the Steelers are comfortable giving Johnson what he thinks he's worth after his first 1,000-yard season in 2021.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson "Holding In" During Training Camp

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson still figures to be the top receiver on the team in 2022, but he's going to be catching passes from a new quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. Johnson is also missing time early in training camp while "holding in" while looking for a new contract, giving rookies George Pickens and Calvin Austin III more opportunities to build chemistry with quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. The 26-year-old Johnson may not see the lion's share of the targets like he did last year when he set career-highs with 107 receptions, 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games. Johnson will be targeted as a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts, but he could be a bit of a bust given the team's new QB situation.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers Give Chris Boswell A Four-Year Extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers gave kicker Chris Boswell a new four-year, $20 million contract extension that includes $12.5 million guaranteed on Monday, according to his agent, Jeff Nalley. The four-year extension ties Boswell with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kickers in NFL history. The 31-year-old kicker is one of the most reliable kickers in the game, but he won't enter the 2022 season as a must-draft player at his position due to the team's situation at quarterback in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. He finished the 2021 season as the No. 7 fantasy kicker while making 36 of his 40 field-goal attempts and 27 of his 29 extra points in 17 games. Boswell has made at least 84 percent of his field-goal tries in six of his seven seasons.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers Chris Boswell
  • Najee Harris Receives Medical Attention For Foot

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (foot) received medical attention on the sidelines on his left foot during training camp practice on Monday. The severity of his injury is unknown at this time, but expect the Steelers to update his condition later on Monday night or Tuesday morning. The 24-year-old led the NFL in touches by a wide margin in his rookie season in 2021 and finished with 307 carries for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns, adding 74 receptions for 467 yards and three more TDs to make him the RB4 in fantasy scoring. Pittsburgh is expected to lighten his load somewhat in his second season, but if healthy, he should remain a high-end RB1 target in the early rounds of drafts. If Harris is forced to miss time in camp, Benny Snell Jr., Anthony McFarland Jr. and Jeremy McNichols will see more work.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers Najee Harris
  • George Pickens Looking Good Early On

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver George Pickens has been impressive early in training camp. He turned an out pattern from quarterback Mitch Trubisky on the second play of team drills on Friday and turned it into a nearly 40-yard gain before being wrestled to the ground. Pickens showed the ability to get out of his cut and turn it upfield, which contradicted many critics who have said that he isn't the best route-runner. The 21-year-old second-rounder could make some noise in Pittsburgh's offense in his first NFL season behind Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool. Rookie Calvin Austin III has also looked good early on this summer. Pickens probably shouldn't be on the radar in standard-sized fantasy leagues, but he's an intriguing selection in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers George Pickens
  • Kenny Pickett Off To A Rough Start

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett had a rough first three days of training camp last week. The first-round pick has been erratic and inconsistent throwing the football, and he has taken all of his repetitions with the third-team offense so far. It has some believing it will be impossible for him to improve quickly enough to be the Week 1 starter, especially if Mitch Trubisky keeps progressing. Pickett has been running for his life behind the third-string offensive line. When Pickett did have time to throw on Friday, his receivers didn't really help him out. The starting QB gig is Trubisky's to lose at this point, and although Pickett could see some starts later in the year depending on how Trubisky plays, it's unrealistic to expect him to start early on in 2022.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Quarterback Job Is Mitch Trubisky's To Lose

    The Steelers quarterback battle between Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett seems all but over at this point. Peter King from NBC Sports reported that head coach Mike Tomlin called the job "Mitch's to lose. " While it has been trending in this direction, it seems locked in that Trubisky will begin the season as their starter, especially since Pickett was actually running with the third-team offense behind Mason Rudolph. What's intriguing about Trubisky for fantasy is his rushing upside, as he produced 190+ rushing yards in all four seasons that he started 10 games or more, with a career high of 421 yards in 2018. While he'll be unable to compete with the top players at the position, he will remain a viable option as your second quarterback in superflex or two-quarterback leagues.

    Jul 31 · Source via Steelers Mitchell Trubisky
  • Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth Considered Day-To-Day

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that wide receiver Chase Claypool (shoulder) and tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) are both day-to-day after they suffered injuries in Friday's training camp practice. The Steelers will be cautious with their two starters early in training camp, and both players should be ready well in time for Week 1. Claypool took a step back in 2021, even with JuJu Smith-Schuster missing most of the season with an injury, and he's likely to remain an inconsistent wideout option given the Steelers less-than-stellar quarterback situation. Freiermuth went well over expectations in his rookie year and should be a nice safety blanket for Mitch Trubisky or whoever the Steelers have under center this year.

    Jul 31 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • Latest On Ben Roethlisberger's Final Season, Retirement Decision

    By the time Ben Roethlisberger officially retired, it had long been expected that he would hang up his cleats at the end of the 2021 season. The future Hall of Famer recently spoke about his final campaign, including the relatively lukewarm support he received from inside the organization to remain for one more year.  When speaking to […]

    Jul 30 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Jordan Howard Works Out With Steelers

    Free-agent running back Jordan Howard worked out with the Steelers on Friday. The veteran began his career in Chicago, playing his first three seasons with the Bears and compiling 3,370 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns off nearly 800 carries. However, his production has fizzled after he was traded to Philadelphia ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Nevertheless, with Najee Harris maintaining a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, Howard likely won't offer much to fantasy managers if he's fortunate enough to earn a place on the roster this season.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Jordan Howard
  • Pat Freiermuth Dealing With Hamstring Injury

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury at training camp. Freiermuth left Thursday's practice early with some lower body tightness and also sat out Friday with his hamstring issue. It doesn't sound like his injury is very serious, but the Steelers are likely to play it safe with their starting tight end and hold him out for a few days. The 23-year-old exceeded expectations in his rookie season in 2021, going for 60 catches on 79 targets for 497 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). Even though Pittsburgh's quarterback situation isn't ideal in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger's retirement, Freiermuth should be a nice safety blanket underneath and a solid red-zone target, giving him low-end TE1 fantasy value.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Chase Claypool Injures Shoulder Friday

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in training camp practice on Friday and he's being evaluated to determine the severity, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. The good news is that Tomlin doesn't think Claypool's injury is very serious, so he might not have to miss much practice time. He should be considered day-to-day for now. The 24-year-old didn't take advantage of JuJu Smith-Schuster's injury last year, although quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's decline in his final season probably didn't help Claypool's cause. He has plenty of big-play ability with 11 touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons, but Mitch Trubisky shouldn't inspire a ton of confidence. Claypool should be seen as a WR4/flex for wideout depth in fantasy leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • Kenny Pickett Struggles In Second Camp Practice

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett struggled in his second training camp practice on Thursday, throwing an interception on his first live, team-period repetition. He also had an interception to end Wednesday's practice. Pickett has consistently taken reps with the third-stringers, but the early struggles aren't a major cause for concern. Head coach Mike Tomlin isn't evaluating his options on a throw-by-throw basis. It's good news for Pickett as he heads into his first NFL season, but as of right now, Mitch Trubisky is the heavy favorite to start under center for the Steelers in Week 1. Trubisky won't have a very long leash, but there's a good chance Pickett could open the year as the No. 3 behind Trubisky and Mason Rudolph.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Latest On Diontae Johnson

    Yesterday saw another high-profile wideout from the 2019 class sign a massive extension, turning attention even further to Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson. He could be the next in line to secure a new contract, and knowing that, he has mostly been a spectator so far at training camp.  Mark Kaboly of The Athletic notes that the […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Mitch Trubisky To Get First Crack At Starting Job

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a great system fit for offensive coordinator Matt Canada's offense, and he is leading the team's QB competition this summer. Trubisky was expected to get the first crack at the starting job to replace the retired Ben Roethlisberger in 2022, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise, even after the Steelers drafted Kenny Pickett in the first round this year. The 27-year-old Trubisky, a former first-rounder himself, hasn't started a game since his final season with the Chicago Bears in 2020, and he'll have a short leash in Pittsburgh with Pickett and Mason Rudolph lurking. Heading into this season, Trubisky will be a low-end QB2 in fantasy if he wins the starting job.

    Jul 27 · Source via Steelers Mitchell Trubisky
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick Goes On NFI List

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list with a wrist injury he suffered while on vacation. Tomlin doesn't anticipate Fitzpatrick's injury being a long-term problem. The 25-year-old should join the team at practice sooner than later, and he'll once again be a top option for fantasy managers in IDP leagues at defensive back. Fitzpatrick finished the 2021 season as the No. 5 fantasy DB after notching a career-high 124 tackles (84 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 16 starts. The four-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro is one of the best all-around safeties in the NFL.

    Jul 26 · Source via Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Steelers Sign RB Jeremy McNichols

    The Steelers have added some depth to their offensive backfield. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed Jeremy McNichols.  The former fifth-rounder bounced around quite a bit early in his career. By far the largest workload he has received to date has come during his two years with the Titans, though. Between 2020 and […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Jeremy McNichols
  • Steelers Release Trey Edmunds

    The Pittsburgh Steelers released running back/fullback Trey Edmunds on Monday, according to a source. In his four seasons with Pittsburgh, Edmunds only had 22 carries for 92 yards and caught six of seven targets for 48 yards in 21 games, so he obviously wasn't a big part of their offense at all. He only played seven offensive snaps in the last two seasons. Second-year back Najee Harris will obviously lead this backfield yet again in 2022, with Benny Snell Jr. his primary backup. Behind him, Anthony McFarland Jr. will compete with rookies Mateo Durant and Jaylen Warren for No. 3 duties.

    Jul 25 · Source via Steelers Trey Edmunds
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