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  • No Timetable For Cole Holcomb's Return

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    There remains no timetable for the return of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Cole Holcomb (knee) after he was injured in Week 9 when chasing down Tennessee Titans receiver DeAndre Hopkins when teammate Keanu Neal collided with him. "I can tell you Cole [Holcomb's] working extremely hard to get back," general manager Omar Khan said.. "I don't really have much to add on the timeline. We've discussed this, it was a major injury but he is working hard and I'm optimistic about all the effort he's going to put into getting back on the field." The 27-year-old required season-ending surgery, and many thought it might put an end to his career. However, the former fifth-round pick of the Washington Commanders in 2019 out of North Carolina is working his way back and is hoping to play in 2024 after recording 442 tackles (270 solo) and 4.5 sacks in his first five NFL seasons over 58 games (56 starts).

    Apr 22 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Cole Holcomb
  • Steelers Still Looking For WR Help, Inquired About Brandon Aiyuk

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    Despite adding big names at quarterback like Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, the Steelers' passing attack this year will still depend on their wide receiving corps. After trading away Diontae Johnson and watching Allen Robinson depart in free agency, Pittsburgh has been on a search for another veteran receiver to pair with budding star George [...]

    Apr 18 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Pittsburgh Steelers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Steelers Eyeing OL Draft Additions

    The Steelers have been active on both sides of the ball in free agency, but a few notable vacancies remain on their roster ahead of the draft. That includes the offensive line, a unit which could see multiple rookie additions later this month. Mark Kaboly of The Athletic notes Pittsburgh is interested in drafting a [...]

    Apr 13 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Broncos To Meet With CB Levi Wallace

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    Preparing to go into last season with Damarri Mathis as the boundary starter opposite Patrick Surtain, the Broncos made a switch by moving veteran Fabian Moreau into that starting spot. Moreau is a free agent, and the team is looking into other options at cornerback. One prospective addition has emerged. Ex-Buffalo and Pittsburgh corner Levi [...]

    Apr 11 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Pittsburgh Steelers Levi Wallace
  • Steelers Sign K Matthew Wright

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    Matthew Wright is set to begin another stint with the Steelers. The journeyman kicker signed with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, per a team announcement. Wright originally joined the Steelers as a UDFA in 2019. It was one year later that he made his regular season debut, one which came after a brief spell in the XFL. The [...]

    Apr 10 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Matthew Wright
  • Steelers Likely To Address Offensive Line In First Round

    The Athletic's Bruce Feldman has a hunch that the Pittsburgh Steelers grab Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu with the 20th overall pick in the first round of this year's NFL draft over JC Latham, Amarius Mims and Tyler Guyton. If they don't go with Fashanu, Oregon strongman center Jackson Powers-Johnson could be the pick. Fashanu was inconsistent in his final year with the Nittany Lions, but he has a lot of potential at 6-foot-6 and 312 pounds. Feldman thinks the 21-year-old offensive lineman is a good bet to continue to polish his game at the next level because of his intelligence. "This is a big, great-looking dude. He comes off the ball well and is good with his hands, but there are times you'd expect him to finish better," one coach said.

    Apr 10 · Source via NFL Draft Pittsburgh Steelers
  • George Pickens Skips Session With New QB

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    According to Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth, he recently got together with new quarterback Russell Wilson in San Diego for throwing drills. Also in attendance were Calvin Austin III and Van Jefferson, who signed with the Steelers a few weeks ago. Interestingly enough, wideout George Pickens reportedly skipped out on participating with the group. Although a reason hasn't been revealed, it's something to monitor ahead of offseason workouts and moving toward training camp. However, with Wilson looking to bounce back from an unproductive year, not having his No. 1 wideout join him for voluntary drills isn't ideal. It also isn't a good look for Pickens, who fell below expectations throughout the 2023-24 campaign.

    Apr 7 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers George Pickens
  • Tyler Boyd To Pittsburgh Reportedly Unlikely

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    According to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic, free agent wide receiver Tyler Boyd doesn't appear to be heading to the Steelers. "From what I have been told, Boyd was extremely interested in Pittsburgh at the beginning of the free-agency process," wrote Kaboly. "But the offer wasn't something he was comfortable with." It's only April, so it is possible both sides could revisit things after the NFL Draft. However, Boyd should have more than a few teams willing to sign him, with recent reports suggesting that the Chiefs, Chargers, Dolphins, Lions, and 49ers have expressed interest in bringing him in. With that said, the 2016 No. 55 overall pick is coming off a down year, amassing 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games. Yet, Boyd should still command attention from fantasy managers heading into the 2024-25 campaign, although his outlook is contingent on where he lands during the offseason.

    Apr 6 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Draft Notes: Odunze, DeJean, Nabers, Chargers, Lions, Bucs, Jags, Steelers

    While reports have indicated some teams prefer Malik Nabers to Marvin Harrison Jr., Sportskeeda.com's Tony Pauline offers a stance that could further muddy the waters among the draft's top wide receivers. Several teams have Rome Odunze slotted higher than Nabers on their big boards. Although transfers have populated the QB ranks in this class, the [...]

    Apr 5 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Detroit Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jacksonville Jaguars Pittsburgh Steelers Marvin Harrison Malik Nabers Rome Odunze
  • Ravens Did Not Attempt To Retain LB Patrick Queen

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    As expected, a number of free agents have departed the Ravens this offseason. Last year's top seed in the AFC faced the prospect of losing a number of starters, and linebacker Patrick Queen was among those who quickly found a new home on the open market. The 2023 Pro Bowler signed with the division-rival Steelers on a [...]

    Apr 5 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens Patrick Queen
  • MyCole Pruitt Agrees With Steelers

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    Free-agent tight end MyCole Pruitt agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, according to a source. Pruitt will reunite with offensive coordinator Arthur Smith after working with him in both Tennessee and Atlanta. The 32-year-old veteran had 25 receptions on 33 targets for 260 yards and five touchdowns in 30 games (12 starts) in the last two years with the Falcons. The former fifth-round pick (143rd overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 out of Southern Illinois has mostly been a blocking tight end in his nine years in the NFL and has never really been on the fantasy radar. In Pittsburgh, both Pruitt and Darnell Washington will pair to provide blocking for the team's running game, with Pat Freiermuth to continue his role as the primary pass-catching tight end.

    Apr 4 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers MyCole Pruitt
  • Pat Freiermuth Wants To Stay With Steelers Long Term

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    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth said on the Around the 412 podcast on Wednesday that he wants "to be in Pittsburgh for the rest of my career" as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract in 2024. He missed five games in 2023 due to a hamstring injury, but overall his numbers declined from the previous two seasons. Subpar quarterback play didn't help, and the 25-year-old former second-round pick in 2021 out of Penn State caught a career-low 32 passes for 308 yards and only two touchdowns in 12 regular season games (nine starts). In new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith's offense, Freiermuth could have a bounce-back campaign in 2024 and will be a nice sleeper target in fantasy drafts this fall.

    Apr 4 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Bears GM Ryan Poles Addresses Justin Fields Trade; Latest On QB’s Preferred Destinations

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    In moving on from Justin Fields earlier this month, Bears general manager Ryan Poles accomplished his stated goal of doing right by the former first-round quarterback. The latter recently spoke about the tepid trade market which was in place and the efforts made by the team to send Fields to a situation with a potential path to a [...]

    Mar 30 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago Bears Justin Fields
  • Latest On Steelers, WR Tyler Boyd

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    Tyler Boyd is one of several veteran wideouts still on the market, and Steelers connections persist in his case. The chance of a Pittsburgh deal remains, but the team appears to have set a firm price point. A mutual interest was reported to exist between Boyd and his hometown team early in free agency. The 29-year-old [...]

    Mar 29 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Boyd
  • Latest On Steelers’ QB Situation

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    The Steelers entered the offseason with some expectation of shaking up their quarterbacks room. However, Steelers general manager Omar Khan admitted this week that he never would have imagined the team adding both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. "I'm excited about both of those players," Khan said earlier this week (via Dale Lolley of the [...]

    Mar 29 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields Russell Wilson
  • Cordarrelle Patterson Signing With Steelers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Patterson enjoyed the best season of his career under current Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith in Atlanta, so the move gives the veteran a smidge of fantasy relevance in 2024. In 2021, Patterson rushed 153 times for 618 yards and six touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 548 yards and five scores. He finished that campaign as the RB9 in PPR leagues. However, he posted just 219 yards of offense last season and turned 33 years old on March 17. In all likelihood, he will primarily be used on special teams and as a gadget player in the new-look Pittsburgh offense. Patterson holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns (nine), and this move was made on the same day the league approved a revised kickoff.

    Mar 26 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Cordarrelle Patterson
  • Cameron Heyward Expected To Be Healthy For Training Camp

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    Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward (groin) had a cleanup procedure this offseason to help fix a lingering issue with his groin and core-muscle surgery from in-season, but head coach Mike Tomlin doesn't think Heyward's recovery would linger into the training programs this offseason. "I'm not anticipating it to be a factor by the time we get to training camp," Tomlin said. The 34-year-old veteran should have missed 12 weeks last year after his initial surgery, but he powered back quicker than that. He also dealt with a knee issue that kept him from practicing fully throughout almost the entire season. The six-time Pro Bowler could bounce back in IDP fantasy leagues in 2024 if he's completely healthy. Heyward had only two sacks in 11 starts in 2023 but recorded 20.5 sacks the previous two seasons combined.

    Mar 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Cameron Heyward
  • Quez Watkins Signing Deal With Steelers

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    Free-agent wide receiver Quez Watkins is signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The 25-year-old was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but he has not made much of an impact playing behind star wideouts A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith over the last two seasons. However, he adds a much-needed element of speed to the Steelers' wide receiver room, and he can be utilized as a field-stretcher for Russell Wilson in 2024. Watkins has just 98 receptions for 1,249 yards and six touchdowns through his first 49 NFL games. Expect him to serve as the team's WR3 or WR4 this season. Although Diontae Johnson was traded to the Carolina Panthers, the Steelers will likely heavily target the wideout spot in next month's NFL Draft.

    Mar 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Quez Watkins
  • Steelers Sign Dean Lowry

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent defensive lineman Dean Lowry, according to Ari Meirov of the 33rd Team. Lowry was a fourth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he spent seven seasons with the organization before one year with the Minnesota Vikings in 2023. Overall, the 29-year-old has racked up 267 tackles, 15.5 sacks, one forced fumble, five fumble recoveries, one interception, 17 pass deflections, and 19 run stuffs through his first 120 NFL games. He played in just nine games last season before suffering a pectoral injury. Lowry is unlikely to crack the starting lineup for Pittsburgh, but he will provide depth behind Larry Ogunjobi and Cameron Heyward in Mike Tomlin's attacking defense. He is not on the fantasy IDP radar.

    Mar 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Dean Lowry Cameron Heyward Larry Ogunjobi
  • Kyle Allen Signs With Steelers

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    Free-agent quarterback Kyle Allen signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Ari Meirov of the 33rd Team. Allen, a six-year NFL veteran, has thrown for 4,734 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions through his first 30 NFL games with the Commanders, Panthers, Texans, and Bills. With Russell Wilson and Justin Fields now on the roster, Allen is likely competing to be the team's emergency quarterback and scout team signal-caller. The Steelers carried three quarterbacks on the roster last season, so he has a path to sticking around beyond the offseason and training camp. However, he can be safely ignored in fantasy football, regardless of format.

    Mar 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Kyle Allen
  • Steelers Say Russell Wilson Has "Pole Position" To Be Starting QB

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    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reiterated that quarterback Russell Wilson "has pole position" to be the team's starting QB in 2024. And "when it's time to compete, Justin Fields will be given an opportunity to show his capabilities," Tomlin said. The head coach also said that Fields "oozes talent." The Steelers are going to run with the more experienced 35-year-old Wilson over Fields to open the 2024 campaign after signing Wilson to a one-year deal this offseason. Wilson had a nice bounce-back campaign in 2023 with the Denver Broncos, throwing 26 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in 15 games, but he'll be looking over his shoulder in the Steel City and doesn't exactly have a ton of receiving options to work with in what's expected to be a run-first offense under Arthur Smith. Although Fields is set to start as the backup, he has way more QB1 upside in fantasy.

    Mar 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Steelers Eyeing Post-2024 Future With Justin Fields, Unlikely To Pick Up Fifth-Year Option

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    Upon trading for Sam Darnold in 2021, the Panthers quickly picked up their soon-to-be starter’s fifth-year option. With the Steelers taking the interesting step of making it clear recent trade acquisition Justin Fields will not have a chance to begin the season as their starter, they are expected to take a different route regarding his […]

    Mar 21 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields Russell Wilson
  • Will Fields ever start in Pittsburgh? Was this the Bears' only offer? Answering key questions

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    The Bears seemingly eliminated any doubt Caleb Williams will be their No. 1 pick, but what's next for both teams?

    Mar 18 · ESPN Chicago Bears Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields
  • Why the Bears settled on trading Justin Fields to the Steelers

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    With the No. 1 pick likely to be Caleb Williams, Bears GM Ryan Poles avoided what could have been an awkward situation by trading Fields.

    Mar 18 · ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago Bears Justin Fields
  • WR Mike Williams Adds Pittsburgh To Visits

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    The Steelers have made plenty of headlines over the past week, and it doesn’t seem like they intend to stop any time soon. Pittsburgh has completely transformed their quarterbacks room, and now they have set their sights on their wide receiving corps. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams will […]

    Mar 18 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Williams
  • Mike Williams Has Multiple Suitors

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    Free-agent wide receiver Mike Williams reportedly has scheduled visits with multiple teams this upcoming week. The Los Angeles Chargers made Williams a cap-casualty late last week. Since then, the Chargers have traded fellow wideout Keenan Allen and expressed interest in bringing back Williams. Despite that, Williams is scheduled to visit with the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers this week. All three teams have a need for Williams, so he'd likely be a legitimate threat on any of them. Williams does have a lengthy injury history but has proven to be reliable when healthy.

    Mar 17 · Source via New York Jets Carolina Panthers Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Williams
  • Russell Wilson Still Considered The Starter

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    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reached out to quarterback Russell Wilson on Saturday night when the team was trading for Justin Fields to let him know that he was still considered the team's starter going into the 2024 season. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that while that is Tomlin's plan, Fields is going to compete, regardless. The 35-year-old Wilson will open the regular season as Pittsburgh's starter after a bounce-back campaign in 2023 in his final season with the Denver Broncos, but the aging signal-caller is going to need to play well to hold off Fields, who has more fantasy upside because of his elite rushing abilities. With George Pickens, Van Jefferson and Calvin Austin III currently the team's top-three receivers, Wilson will be a high-end QB2, at best, in fantasy for what will likely be a run-first offense.

    Mar 17 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Justin Fields Traded To The Steelers

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    The Chicago Bears traded quarterback Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick. Based on playing time, the sixth-round pick can become a fourth-round selection. With Fields shipped to Pittsburgh, the Bears are set to select USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. It becomes an interesting situation in Pittsburgh with Fields joining Russell Wilson, who signed a one-year deal with the Steelers this offseason. The 25-year-old threw for 2,562 yards and a 16:9 TD: INT ratio while rushing for 657 yards and four scores over 13 games for the Bears in 2023. The Steelers are down to Wilson and Fields on the quarterback depth chart after trading Kenny Pickett to the Eagles and Mason Rudolph signing with the Titans via free agency. Whoever wins Pittsburgh's quarterback battle between Fields and Wilson is a serviceable QB2 in superflex leagues, with Fields having a higher ceiling between the two signal callers.

    Mar 16 · Source via Chicago Bears Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields
  • Steelers Signing Van Jefferson

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing free-agent wide receiver Van Jefferson to an undisclosed one-year deal on Friday. After the trade of receiver Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers this week, the move to sign Jefferson will give new quarterback Russell Wilson a new weapon alongside George Pickens and Calvin Austin III. The 27-year-old former second-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2020 spent time with new Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith with the Atlanta Falcons last year, catching 12 of 28 targets for 101 yards in 12 games (five starts) with the team. The move to Pittsburgh should be a boost for Jefferson's weak fantasy value, but the Steelers could also add to the position in the upcoming NFL draft. In four years in the NFL, Jefferson has 113 receptions for 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games (35 starts).

    Mar 15 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Van Jefferson
  • Steelers Sending Kenny Pickett To Eagles

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    The Philadelphia Eagles are acquiring quarterback Kenny Pickett from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday in a pick swap, according to sources. It's unclear as of right now what draft picks are involved. Pickett, who opened last year as the Steelers' starting quarterback before getting hurt and losing the job to Mason Rudolph, preferred to move on after the team signed veteran QB Russell Wilson to a one-year deal this week in free agency. Pickett was likely to back up Wilson in 2024, but instead he'll be the backup for Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia with a move to the NFC. The 25-year-old former 20th overall pick out of Pitt in 2022 has looked like more of a backup in the NFL than a starter in his two years in the league, and this move certainly is a hit to his dynasty/keeper value moving forward.

    Mar 15 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles Kenny Pickett Jalen Hurts Russell Wilson
  • Steelers Officially Sign Russell Wilson To One-Year Deal

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday that they have officially signed quarterback Russell Wilson to an undisclosed one-year deal. As was fully expected this offseason, the Denver Broncos released Wilson with a post-June 1 designation, and he quickly latched on with the Steelers for the 2024 season. The 35-year-old will be in a competition with former first-rounder Kenny Pickett in training camp this summer, but the expectation is that Wilson will win the job, especially when considering how bad Pickett was as the starter last year before getting hurt. As of right now, the Steelers' top two wideouts are George Pickens and Calvin Austin III after the team traded Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers, so Wilson doesn't exactly have a standout group of offensive weapons to work with. After a bounce-back year in Denver in 2023, he should be considered a midrange QB2, at best, heading into his first year in the Steel City.

    Mar 15 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Steelers To Re-Sign DL Montravius Adams

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    Montravius Adams has found a home in Pittsburgh in recent years, and the Steelers will continue to hang on to the defensive lineman. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are re-signing Adams. The veteran will get a new two-year deal from the Steelers. Adams spent parts of the 2021 campaign in New England and […]

    Mar 15 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Montravius Adams Keeanu Benton
  • DeShon Elliott Signs With Steelers

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    Free-agent safety DeShon Elliott signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday for two years and $6 million, according to a source. Elliott was initially drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 out of Texas and spent the first three years of his career in Baltimore. Since then, he's spent single years in Detroit and Miami. In 15 regular-season starts for the Dolphins last year, Elliott had 82 tackles (53 solo), an interception, a career-high seven passes defended and a fumble recovery. The 26-year-old has accumulated 287 tackles (202 solo), 3.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 11 QB hits, three interceptions, 17 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 57 career games (50 starts) in five NFL seasons. Elliott will be competing for a starting spot in Pittsburgh's secondary.

    Mar 14 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers DeShon Elliott
  • Steelers, Tyler Boyd Have Mutual Interest

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers and free-agent wide receiver Tyler Boyd have mutual interest and have had dialogue about him returning to play in his hometown. No deal is imminent between the two sides, but there is more than just smoke here. Pittsburgh could use another receiver after trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday and George Pickens the only experienced wideout on their current roster. The 29-year-old Boyd is from Western Pennsylvania and played his college ball at Pitt. The former second-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2016 had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in Cincy in 2018 and 2019 but was relegated to third-string duties in recent years with the additions of Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. If Boyd lands with the Steelers, he'd be working with quarterback Russell Wilson in 2024.

    Mar 13 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Boyd
  • Derek Watt Announces Retirement

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    Derek Watt is calling it a career. The fullback announced on Instagram that he’s retiring from the NFL. “It is with great honor and gratitude that I officially announce my retirement and the end to my career,” Watt wrote. “A career that ended up being about so much more than just the game that I […]

    Mar 13 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Derek Watt
  • Steelers Pick Up Donte Jackson In Trade With Panthers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired cornerback Donte Jackson and pick No. 178 in this year's NFL draft on Tuesday from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Diontae Johnson and pick No. 240 overall in this year's draft, according to sources. If the Panthers hadn't traded the 28-year-old Jackson, he was likely going to be a salary cap casualty this offseason. The former second-round selection by Carolina in 2018 out of LSU will give the Steelers an experienced corner that should start across from second-year corner Joey Porter. Jackson has 14 career interceptions in six NFL seasons, but he had none in 2023 while also adding 59 tackles (49 solo), five tackles for loss, five passes defended and a forced fumble in 16 starts. Fantasy managers can ignore him in IDP leagues.

    Mar 12 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers Donte Jackson
  • Panthers Acquire Diontae Johnson From Steelers

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    The Carolina Panthers acquired wide receiver Diontae Johnson and pick No. 240 overall in this year's NFL draft from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday in exchange for cornerback Donte Jackson and pick No. 178 overall in this year's draft, according to sources. The move leaves the Steelers dangerously thin at the receiver position, with George Pickens and Calvin Austin III as the team's top two wideouts with Johnson gone. Johnson, 27, finished last year with a career-low 51 catches for 717 yards and five touchdowns. He'll move to a Panthers offense desperately seeking playmakers and should be one of quarterback Bryce Young's top targets, other than veteran Adam Thielen. Johnson's chances for a fantasy rebound in 2024 don't look great in Carolina, but perhaps he can develop some nice chemistry with Young and feed off volume.

    Mar 12 · Source via Carolina Panthers Pittsburgh Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Patrick Queen Plans To Sign With Steelers

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    Baltimore Ravens free-agent linebacker Patrick Queen plans to sign a three-year, $41 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source. This is a big hit to Baltimore's linebacking corps and a big addition for one of their biggest division rivals after the Ravens declined his fifth-year option. The 24-year-old Queen, the 28th overall pick in 2020 out of LSU, had a career-high 133 tackles (84 solo), 3.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, six QB hits, one interception, six passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 17 regular-season starts in his first Pro Bowl campaign in 2023. That production was good enough to make him a top-15 fantasy linebacker in IDP leagues, and he could just be getting started while joining forces with All-Pro pass-rusher T.J. Watt.

    Mar 12 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Patrick Queen T.J. Watt
  • Why did the Steelers quickly go from 'full faith' in Kenny Pickett to bringing in Wilson?

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    Wilson will bring a short-term boost to the Steelers offense, but his signing also raises a lot of questions.

    Mar 11 · ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Russell Wilson Signing With Steelers

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    Quarterback Russell Wilson is planning to sign a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Denver Broncos gave Wilson permission to meet with Pittsburgh after informing him last Monday he'd be released when the new league year began on March 13, and the 35-year-old signal-caller will sign a "team-friendly" deal with the Steelers. Although Wilson put up only 204.7 passing yards per game over 15 starts in 2023, his lowest since his rookie year, he compiled a solid 26:8 touchdown-to-interception ratio and is almost certainly an upgrade over Kenny Pickett. The former Pro Bowler is unlikely to deliver gaudy fantasy numbers in 2024, but Wilson provides the black and gold with a veteran presence and functionality under center that they've struggled to find amid the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. New offensive coordinator Arthur Smith will employ a run-heavy approach, but the fantasy value of Pittsburgh's receivers increases with the move.

    Mar 11 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Sources: QB Wilson talking with Steelers, Giants

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    Russell Wilson's free agent search includes meeting with the Giants and Steelers, sources told ESPN.

    Mar 10 · ESPN New York Giants Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Steelers Listening To Offers For Diontae Johnson

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    According to Dianna Russini of The Athletic, the Pittsburgh Steelers are open to trade offers for wide receiver Diontae Johnson. "There is interest from teams around the league as GMs are getting set for free agency," said Russini. Johnson signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2022 and is set to be a free agent after this season. With inconsistent quarterback play from the Steelers, the 27-year-old managed to catch 51 passes for 717 yards and five touchdowns across 13 games in 2023. He owned 18.2% of the team's target share and averaged 5.2 yards after the catch. Johnson has a cap hit of $15.8 million. It's unclear if Johnson will return to the Steelers for a sixth season, but the Steelers are listening to offers, and a change of scenery could only boost his fantasy value in 2024. Stay tuned.

    Mar 9 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers To Release CB Patrick Peterson

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    Patrick Peterson‘s Steelers stay may end up being capped at one season. After cutting Keanu Neal on Thursday, the Steelers are moving on from the All-Decade defensive back. Pittsburgh is cutting Peterson, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports. This always loomed as a possibility due to the accomplished cornerback’s age and contract. Peterson signed a two-year, $14MM […]

    Mar 9 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Patrick Peterson
  • Steelers To Release WR Allen Robinson

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    A year after the Rams agreed to pay much of Allen Robinson‘s salary to land minor compensation from the Steelers, the veteran wide receiver will be cut. Pittsburgh is moving on from Robinson, ESPN.com’s Field Yates tweets. No guarantees remained on the 10-year veteran’s deal, giving the Steelers $10MM in cap space via this cut. […]

    Mar 8 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Allen Robinson
  • Steelers Part Ways With Allen Robinson

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    According to Field Yates of ESPN, wide receiver Allen Robinson was released by the Steelers on Friday. The move helped Pittsburgh from a monetary standpoint, considering it cleared up millions in cap space. But it also allows the team to move on from the veteran wideout, who is coming off arguably his worst year in the league. Robinson has played for four teams throughout his career. In 127 regular season games, he's caught 562 passes for 7,028 yards and 43 touchdowns. The 30-year-old has also hit the 1,000-yard mark three times. That said, Robinson should have more than a few teams interested in acquiring his services. But he's not expected to be a viable fantasy asset anytime in the near future.

    Mar 8 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Allen Robinson
  • Steelers To Meet With QB Russell Wilson

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    MARCH 8: It is looking like Wilson’s Steelers visit will take place soon. The decorated quarterback was spotted Friday morning catching a flight to Pittsburgh from a Newark airport, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets. Thus far, the Steelers have been the only team connected to meeting with the soon-to-be released QB. The meeting will, in fact, […]

    Mar 8 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett Mason Rudolph Russell Wilson
  • Patrick Peterson Being Released By Steelers

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    Veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson is being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The eight-time Pro Bowler spent one season in the Steel City, racking up 42 tackles, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions. Overall, he has 36 interceptions in 201 NFL games. Although he's beyond his prime and hasn't made a Pro Bowl since 2018, there could be a few teams interested in bringing him in as a veteran depth corner on a cheap deal. The 2011 first-round pick can likely continue his career if he chooses to do so.

    Mar 8 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Patrick Peterson
  • Steelers Expected To Cut Allen Robinson II

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers already released Chukwuma Okorafor, Mitch Trubisky and Pressley Harvin III, clearing nearly $13 million in 2024 salary cap space, and wide receiver Allen Robinson II is expected to be next, according to The Athletic's Mark Kaboly. The Steelers acquired Robinson in a trade from the Rams last year under the notion that it would only be a one-year marriage considering his $11.9 million cap hit in 2024. Cutting him would save Pittsburgh $10 million with $1.9 million in dead money, so it's a no-brainer basically. He started all 17 games in 2023 and played 72% of the offensive snaps but caught just 34 passes for 280 yards and no touchdowns. Unless the team adds a veteran in free agency, Calvin Austin III is set to take over A-Rob's role in 2024.

    Mar 5 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Allen Robinson
  • Broderick Jones Will Be At Left Tackle In 2024

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    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Broderick Jones made a spot start at left tackle in Week 5 of his rookie season in 2023 before claiming the full-time right tackle job in Week 9. Through the first eight games with Jones on the bench, Pittsburgh ranked 28th in rushing yards per game (79.7) and 29th in yards per carry (3.4). But from Week 9 on, they became the fifth-best rushing attack in yards per game (145.2) and were tied for seventh-best in yards per carry (4.5). Despite his strong play at right tackle, general manager Omar Khan made it clear that Jones' future is protecting the QB's blind side at left tackle. If the Steelers take an offensive lineman in this year's draft at No. 20 or No. 51, they'll be looking for a prototypical right tackle.

    Mar 5 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Broderick Jones
  • Steelers Not Interested In Justin Fields Or Russell Wilson

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are not interested in signing quarterback Russell Wilson when he's released by the Denver Broncos next week, according to a source familiar with the Steelers' coaching staff's feelings on Wilson. In addition, the Steelers are not among the teams actively working to trade for Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, according to league sources. Pittsburgh also isn't pursuing Kirk Cousins or Baker Mayfield in free agency. The fact that they aren't courting a veteran starter to supplant Kenny Pickett lends more credence to general manager Omar Khan's statement that he has "full faith" in Pickett despite his mediocre first two seasons in the league. The Steelers may add another signal-caller in the draft, but it appears that they are hopeful that new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith can unlock something in Pickett in 2024.

    Mar 5 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago Bears Justin Fields Russell Wilson
  • Kenny Pickett Could Get Another Shot As Starting QB

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers have started the process of rebuilding third-year quarterback Kenny Pickett, and sources say that new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith recently spent time with Pickett in South Florida, and that the two had a "great" meeting. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the sentiment at last week's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, including some with the Steelers, was that Pickett could get another chance after a disastrous 2023 due in part to the offense's overall struggles under then-offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Smith could help maximize Pickett's skill set, but there's little doubt Pittsburgh will bring in competition for Pickett, which could mean a Mason Rudolph re-signing. The Steelers have also been mentioned as a possibility to trade for Bears QB Justin Fields, which would be even worse news for Pickett.

    Mar 4 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Mason Rudolph Could Return To Pittsburgh

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is set to become a free agent this season. The former third-round pick from 2018 could very well end up right back in Pittsburgh. Recently, Steelers general manager Nick Khan said they want to bring back Rudolph next season. It sounds like the organization still has full faith in Kenny Pickett under center. However, they want to bring in some competition in case Pickett fails to claim the starting gig. Rudolph knows the system well and led the team to a 3-0 record this past season. The Steelers even started Rudolph during their playoff game versus the Buffalo Bills. The 28-year-old isn't going to save the franchise. Although, Rudolph could be a bridge option for the team if Pickett doesn't work out.

    Mar 1 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Rudolph
  • Steelers, QB Mason Rudolph Begin Talks

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    Mentioned on a few occasions as having a clear path back to Pittsburgh, Mason Rudolph is taking steps toward that conclusion. While he may not be the favorite to be the Steelers’ 2024 starter, the team has the six-year veteran in its plans once again. The Steelers have begun talks with their veteran backup-turned-playoff starter, […]

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Rudolph Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Have "Full Faith" In Kenny Pickett

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    Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan said that he has "full faith" in quarterback Kenny Pickett. Pickett, a former first-round pick, hasn't looked good in his first two NFL seasons, but lacking other options on their current roster, the Steelers are crossing their fingers that the 25-year-old can make improvements this offseason and earn the starting gig this summer in training camp. It doesn't mean that they won't look to re-sign Mason Rudolph or bring in another veteran in free agency to push Pickett for the starting gig, though. In 25 games (24 starts) since his rookie season in 2022, Pickett has completed only 62.6% of his pass attempts for 4,474 yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Not only was Pickett hurt in 2023, but he was also benched in favor of Rudolph late in the year. Unless he makes a drastic improvement in Year 3, Pickett might not be long for Pittsburgh.

    Feb 29 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Steelers Non-Committal On Najee Harris' Fifth-Year Option

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    While Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan said that the team thinks "very highly" of running back Najee Harris, he was also non-committal on whether the team will pick up his fifth-year option. Harris' future is thus uncertain despite the fact that he's recorded three straight 1,000-yard seasons while making team history. Harris' fifth-year option, which was set at $6.79 million, must be decided on by May 2. If they pick it up, it would become fully guaranteed for the 2025 season. It would be a surprise if Pittsburgh didn't pick it up, considering they have invested heavily in a ground-and-pound offensive rushing attack and just hired Arthur Smith as their new offensive coordinator. The 25-year-old would figure to have a solid fantasy floor if he sticks with the Steelers, although Jaylen Warren will continue to be a thorn in his upside.

    Feb 29 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Najee Harris
  • Latest On Steelers' QB Situation, Possible Justin Fields Pursuit

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    Last week, we heard that the Steelers were interested in re-signing quarterback Mason Rudolph and having him compete with 2022 first-rounder Kenny Pickett to be the club’s starting signal-caller. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that, even if the Steelers are unsuccessful in their pursuit of a Rudolph re-up, the club will not consider […]

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Chicago Bears Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields Kenny Pickett Mason Rudolph
  • Steelers Release C Mason Cole

    The Steelers’ starting center for the past two years, Mason Cole is back in free agency. The team announced the release of the veteran interior offensive lineman Friday. Pittsburgh has used free agency to make upgrade efforts up front over the past two offseasons, signing Cole, James Daniels and Isaac Seumalo. The guards remain with […]

    Feb 23 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers
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