Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Steelers sign DE Tyson Alualu to 2-year deal

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020 season. The 31-year-old Alualu has 61 tackles, with four sacks, in 31 games for the Steelers after signing with the team as a free agent in 2017.

Kevin Colbert revisits comments on Ben Roethlisberger having “52 kids under him”

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert revisited his comments from earlier this week about trading wide receiver Antonio Brown during a Friday appearance on NFL Network and he also circled back to what he said about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger criticizing others in the organization. Colbert said, among other things, that Roethlisberger has “52 kids under him” and that “if our players were smart, they'd listen to him” when he calls them out. On Friday, Colbert said that his point was that there was “tremendous value” in what Roethlisberger has to say and not to belittle others on the roster.

Steelers GM: Three teams have reached out about Antonio Brown trade

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

There is some movement in a possible Antonio Brown trade, though perhaps not as much as we'd expect with a future Hall of Fame receiver on the block. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told NFL Network on Friday that three teams have reached out to talk Brown trade. But Colbert reiterated that “If it doesn't benefit us, we won't do it.

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert: ‘Three teams have reached out’ about potential wide receiver Antonio Brown trade

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert joins "Up to the Minute" to discuss trade talks regarding wide receiver Antonio Brown.

If Steelers want “significant compensation,” an Antonio Brown trade won’t be easy

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

While the Steelers may simply be posturing, with a willingness ultimately to take whatever they can get, there's a chance they mean it. Brown has made it clear that he wants a new contract, which means that his new team will have to satisfy both the Steelers and Brown in order to get the contract done. Although, in theory, the new team could simply strike  a deal with the Steelers and take Brown's contract without adjustment, the new team would risk inheriting an unhappy Brown.

James Harrison: Steelers drama falls at the feet of Mike Tomlin

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

One of the kids who used to play with Ben Roethlisberger doesn't think the Steelers quarterback should have carte blanche to call out whomever he pleases. Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison said during an interview on the NFL Network that the current drama in Pittsburgh — where the best players are leaving town, and management is justifying the quarterback ripping teammates — could have been avoided if coach Mike Tomlin would have taken charge. “I start off at this same thing with [Mike] Tomlin.

Le’Veon Bell’s trainer rips report that RB’s weight hit 260 pounds during holdout

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The man who was in charge of making sure Le'Veon Bell didn't finish his holdout from the Steelers out of shape has some things to say about a report that the running back ballooned to 260 pounds at some point last year. Deep in an answer to a question asking about the New York Jets' interest in Bell and former Steelers teammate Antonio Brown, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News threw out a rumor that he had heard rumors about Bell gaining dozens of pounds above his playing weight: Then there's this: Word on the street is that Bell, who's playing weight is about 225 pounds, ballooned to around 260 pounds at one point during his year-long hiatus.

Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC East questions, Oscar talk and what’s gonna happen with AB?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Along with our new name, we are also launching the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast [Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today] Hosted by Scott Pianowski, our baseball pod will feature appearances by Dalton Del Don, Andy Behrens, and other industry experts for a not-so-serious discussion on fantasy baseball, and so much more. The first show premieres on March 4, but you can already subscribe to it on your podcast app of choice. Back to this week though.

Pittsburgh Steelers want ‘significant draft pick’ for wantaway superstar Antonio Brown

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has insisted that the team will only trade Antonio Brown for the right price after agreeing to part ways with the star wide receiver. Brown, 30, is widely considered one of the finest receivers of the Super Bowl era but, after agitating for a move away from Pittsburgh, will be leaving the Steelers after nine successful years at Heinz Field. Team owner Art Rooney II posed with Brown for a picture announcing the decision and that an understanding had been reached, but in that same meeting it was agreed that the Steelers, and only the Steelers, could negotiate the trade.

Willie McGinest slams critical Steelers blog with accurate takedown

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Willie McGinest slams critical Steelers blog with accurate takedown originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Score another victory for the New England Patriots in their "rivalry" with the Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a guy who's beaten them a few times before. The Steelers blog "Steelers Depot" bashed NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest on Wednesday, calling the former Patriots linebacker "one of the least prepared analysts" on the network for his take on Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert's comments about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers Depot tagged McGinest in the tweet, which turned out to be a very bad idea.