Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Terrelle Pryor working out with Antonio Brown

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still relatively new to wide receiver and his preparation for his first season at the position in Washington includes work with one of the best wideouts in the league. Pryor posted video and pictures on social media of workouts with Steelers star Antonio Brown in recent days. Pryor spoke earlier in the offseason about plans to work with Randy Moss and Michael Irvin as well and the Redskins free agent pickup said this spring that he knows he still has a lot to learn after playing quarterback for the majority of his career.

Steelers expect “great deal of improvement” from tight ends

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Before the 2016 season, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green as a free agent in hopes of keeping the tight end position as a key one in the wake of Heath Miller’s retirement. Green missed a lot of time after offseason ankle surgery, however, and ended the year in the concussion protocol, leaving the Steelers without much to show for their rare dip into the veteran free agent pool. James said the duo is “ready to step up and make the plays we’re asked to make” and offensive coordinator Todd Haley shares that expectation.

Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Having a workout buddy is good. Having a workout buddy who's a three-time All-Pro and who churns out 100-catch seasons like Michael Bay churns out dreadful Transformers sequels, however, is better. It's that second kind that Terrelle Pryor has chosen to spend time with recently.

After the Steelers, which NFL team boasts the best offensive trio in football?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers, with two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, have been among the most dominant offensive players the past three seasons. Roethlisberger has been in the top-five in passing yards per game in two of the three seasons, while Brown has been top-five in receiving yards three times in that span and Bell has placed in the top five in rushing yards twice.

Sammie Coates expecting “good fight” for receiver spots in Pittsburgh

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

After the Steelers drafted wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of this year’s draft, Martavis Bryant tweeted that the rookie would be replacing Sammie Coates in the team’s receiving corps. Antonio Brown has a spot locked down and the Steelers won’t be cutting Smith-Schuster. Coates, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Hunter, Cobi Hamilton and 2016 seventh-rounder DeMarcus Ayers round out a group that Coates believes will make for “a good fight” for jobs.

Steelers pressing fantasy questions: Less for Le’Veon and more for Martavis?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Will the Steelers spell Le’Veon Bell? As the mercury rises, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will tackle pressing fantasy questions tied to every NFL team. Rumblings out of Steel City suggest Le’Veon Bell might see a reduced workload heading into 2017.

Amfoot – Former Steeler Gilbert slapped with year’s ban

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

- Free agent cornerback Justin Gilbert, the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, was suspended for a year by the NFL after a second violation of the league substance abuse policy within two months. The league's NFL Network reported that Gilbert, who last month had been suspended for four games for a drug policy violation, saw that punishment increased by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after a repeat violation. In 2014, Gilbert played 14 games for the Cleveland Browns, making 25 tackles, assisting in four others and intercepting one pass.

Lions’ Thornton suspended 6 games for 2017 season

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Thornton can return to the active roster on Oct. 16, at the start of a bye week, and will be eligible to play Oct. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Thornton has played in 19 games the previous two seasons with the Lions, starting six games last season.

Roger Goodell: Relationship with Robert Kraft “was never strained”

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

With NFL commissioner Roger Goodell already making nice with Steelers wideout and fine-victim Antonio Brown during a trip to Israel, he’s also saying there’s never been a problem between himself and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “Robert is very important to me personally,” Goodell said, via Allon Sinai of the Jerusalem Post. “My friendship with Robert was never strained.

Antonio Brown and Roger Goodell make a video that’s perfectly awkward

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Antonio Brown is happy he can celebrate without being fined. NFL players are allowed to celebrate without getting punished after some rules changes. There’s still some restrictions – Antonio Brown can’t go on a twerking binge, which might be a good thing for all of us – but at least Brown can have some fun.