Player News - Steelers

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said people have "read too much into" Ben Roethlisberger's retirement comments and "are making more out of it than what it is."

"I think it’s a very reasonable discussion when you get to 35," Tomlin added. "It’s probably not the first year he’s gone through that process and it probably won’t be the last if he continues." Tomlin seems unconcerned by the retirement talk, and there has not been any indication the Steelers are taking the discussion seriously. Roethlisberger will almost certainly return in 2017.
Mar 27 - 6:23 PM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert declined to provide a timetable on Le'Veon Bell's (groin surgery) recovery.

"Our goal is to have him 100 percent for the 2017 season," is all Colbert would offer. Bell underwent surgery to repair a "core muscle injury" on March 13. Bell's recovery will almost certainly sideline him for all of OTAs, but he should be ready by or early in training camp. 25-year-old Bell has dealt with foot, groin, and multiple knee injuries entering his fifth NFL season.
Mar 26 - 3:57 PM

Steelers ILB Vince Williams is expected to start in 2017.

He'll replace Lawrence Timmons (Dolphins). Ryan Shazier will continue to man Mack linebacker, with Williams stepping in at Buck. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Williams will have a good chance at 100 tackles. It's notable for IDP leagues.
Mar 22 - 9:44 AM

Steelers signed DL Tyson Alualu, formerly of the Jaguars, to a two-year contract.

The No. 10 overall pick in 2010, Alualu has not lived up to his draft pedigree, but he is a solid player who gives the Steelers a versatile option on the defensive line. He should carve out a rotational role.
Mar 21 - 12:29 PM

Steelers signed CB Coty Sensabaugh, formerly of the Giants, to a two-year contract.

The ex-Titan signed a "three-year deal" with the Rams last year, but was cut loose a few weeks into the regular season. He latched on with the Giants three days later, and contributed replacement-level snaps down the stretch. He's a depth piece who will be afforded the benefit of the doubt with regards to cracking the 53-man roster in Pittsburgh. He'll be a candidate to man the slot.
Mar 20 - 3:30 PM

Steelers signed RB Knile Davis to a one-year contract.

The Steelers, who have yet to re-sign free agent DeAngelo Williams, are beginning the process of collecting bodies behind Le'Veon Bell. Davis has become a full-blown journeyman, spending parts of 2016 with the Chiefs, Jets, Packers and then Chiefs again. Going on 26, Davis owns a career 3.22 YPC. He'll be far from assured of a spot on the 53-man roster.
Mar 20 - 2:34 PM

The Giants are interested in re-signing free agent CB Coty Sensabaugh.

Sensabaugh is visiting the Steelers on Monday. Sensabaugh washed out with the Rams and Ravens last season, but ended up playing a decent amount of snaps across 10 games as a Giant. 2017 will be his age-29 season.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 20 - 1:55 PM

Free agent RB Knile Davis is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Free agent CB Coty Sensabaugh is also visiting. More name than game for quite some time, Davis was allowed to walk by the Chiefs. The Steelers, who have yet to re-sign free agent DeAngelo Williams, need depth behind Le'Veon Bell. Davis would still enter camp as a long-shot to crack the 53-man roster.
Mar 20 - 1:30 PM

Free agent DE Tyson Alualu is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2010 draft, 30-year-old (in May) Alualu missed the first two games of his career last season. While not overwhelmingly talented, Alualu is a reliable body up front who can play multiple positions at 6'3/304. In Pittsburgh, he would be a rotational 3-4 defensive end.
Mar 20 - 11:56 AM

When asked about returning for the 2017 season, Ben Roethlisberger said, "I'm leaning toward it."

Roethlisberger hinted at retirement after losing to New England in the AFC Championship, but nobody ever bought it. From overselling his injuries to retirement contemplations, Roethlisberger has always had a drama-queen streak. Big Ben is owed $46 million over the final three years of his deal. It would be an absolute stunner if the 35-year-old decided to hang up his cleats.
Mar 19 - 9:50 AM

Ladarius Green (concussion) plans to be attend offseason workouts.

Green hasn't been medically cleared, but the Steelers are expecting him back. He was effective when healthy last year despite playing only six games. There should be more clarity on Green's status before OTAs.
Source: ESPN
Mar 17 - 6:32 PM

Steelers signed WR Justin Hunter, formerly of the Bills.

The No. 34 overall pick in 2013, Hunter has never put his intriguing blend of size (6'4/203) and speed (4.44) together, though he has shown red-zone and deep-ball skills with 12 touchdowns and a career 16.7 YPR average. Landing with Ben Roethlisberger and OC Todd Haley is as good of a chance Hunter will have to get his career on track. He'll serve as insurance should the Steelers not get back Martavis Bryant back from suspension.
Mar 15 - 11:06 AM

DKPittsburghSports.com reports Steelers restricted free agent CB Ross Cockrell is drawing "plenty" of interest.

Reporter Mark Kaboly doesn't name any teams. Cockrell was somewhat surprisingly tendered at the original-round level, which is the fourth round in this instance. Teams might view that as a reasonable price for a player who has emerged as a decent No. 1 corner over the past two seasons. It's possible the Steelers are prepared to match any offer Cockrell receives on the open market.
Mar 14 - 6:36 PM

Martavis Bryant is now eligible to return from his one-year suspension, but the league office has yet to reinstate him.

Bryant applied for reinstatement on January 28, and the league has 60 days from that point to render a decision, meaning Bryant should know his future by the end of March at the latest. Bryant still has not met with Roger Goodell -- a requirement prior to reinstatement -- however, so it is likely the NFL plans to use most if not all of those 60 days. All accounts suggest Bryant has done what he needs to do to get back in the league, but his availability cannot be taken for granted until he is officially reinstated.
Source: ESPN
Mar 14 - 9:08 AM

Free agent WR Justin Hunter is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Coming off the mildest of career revivals in Buffalo, Hunter visited the Patriots on Friday. Hunter turns 26 in May.
Mar 13 - 2:35 PM


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