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3 surprises that could make headlines

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason isn’t over yet, and the closer to August they get, the more surprises fans should expect. Pittsburgh isn’t know for surprising offseason, but something has changed over the last two years. A conservative team, focused on rebuilding in the draft and keeping players from start to finish has seemed to look […] Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 surprises that could make headlines - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Steelers OTAs Day 3 Recap: Mason Rudolph declares himself a “work in progress”

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first week of OTAs, and we break down all the news which came out of the workouts.

Despite what some may tell you, there was actually football played at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, PA Thursday. And while most focused on the new National Anthem policy passed by the NFL owners, the focus for this article is simply football.

While Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and other veterans all gave the media some of their time earlier in the...

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Report: Steelers not expecting Bell to report until September

Le’Veon Bell is once again using the offseason to demand a lucrative long-term contract, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are fully prepared to not see their star running back until shortly before the 2018 NFL season begins.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports the Steelers have “no expectation” Bell will join the team before he did in 2017 — which was Sep. 1, right before the season opener.Bell recently skipped voluntary organized team activities (OTAs). Previously, the 26-year-old All-Pro...

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3 positions to focus on this summer

OTA’s have started and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ journey to Super Bowl LIII is underway. The team isn’t perfect, though. Despite upgrading from last season, they still have areas of attention they need to focus on more than others. Whether it’s a trade that opened up the doors for improvement, or setback, or new signings, Pittsburgh […] Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 positions to focus on this summer - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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2018 NFL Draft Player Profiles: UAB OG Chris Schleuger

With the draft over and our profiles on all seven of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks complete, we’re dipping our toe into the undrafted territory. We profiled a couple of them before the draft but most of the 13, we didn’t. With only a couple left, we’re taking a peek at UAB offensive guard Chris Schleuger. #59 […]

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Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown discuss Le’Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant’s trade and more

The dynamic quarterback and wide receiver tandem discuss the week that was of OTAs.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), and it was business as usual for the black-and-gold. Everyone was there, well, except Le’Veon Bell. But Bell wasn’t the only newsworthy topics to discuss from the week that was.

Both Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown had their own media sessions, and it was there where the dynamic quarterback/wide receiver...

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Brian Allen On Year 2: ‘Everything’s Coming To Me More Naturally’

The Pittsburgh Steelers outright refused to allow the “raw” label stand in describing T.J. Watt, the outside linebacker out of Wisconsin, after they selected him with their first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Even though he had previously been a tight end and only converted to the defensive side of the ball a couple […]

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NFL stumbles onto a political minefield with new National Anthem policy

The league’s decision to exclude or penalize players for peaceful protests is ill-conceived and divisive.

“Here in America, we are descended in blood and spirit from revolutionists and rebels. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

In announcing its decision to mandate players’ on-field observances of the national anthem, the NFL has stumbled into a dangerous territory where existing racial and political divisions likely...

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Steelers bet big on James Conner after humbling rookie year

James Conner's inspirational story was celebrated, but on the field he struggled like many rookies. In Year 2, he knows he has "a lot to prove."

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Steelers President Art Rooney II releases statement on NFL National Anthem policy

Art Rooney II released a statement to the fans regarding the decision made on the National Anthem issue in the NFL. As the Pittsburgh Steelers, and many other NFL franchises were wrapping up their first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), the talk Wednesday and Thursday wasn’t about football. It was about the NFL’s new policy on the National Anthem. Most reading this likely know already what the policy states. Essentially it leaves the power to the team whether the players come out...

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Report: Le’Veon Bell seeking $17 million a year from Steelers

Le’Veon Bell is not attending OTAs for the second year in a row, and the dollar signs in his eyes may be even bigger this time around.In an episode Thursday of “NFL Total Access,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the All-Pro back is seeking $17 million a year from the Steelers.Bell, 26, is coming off a 2017 season where he recorded 1,946 total yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns. He was just franchise-tagged by the Steelers for the second straight year, this time for...

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Le'Veon Bell Rumors: 'No Expectation' RB Joins Steelers Before September 1

Antonio Brown wants to see Le'Veon Bell back on the field with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates as soon as possible, but the wideout may not get his wish...

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Steelers LB Jon Bostic: ‘I’m A Three-Down Backer’

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year, $4 million free agent contract this past March it was widely believed at the time that he would be the team’s new starter alongside Vince Williams. While that’s likely to be the case come Week 1 of the 2018 regular season, if not […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Welcome back to the mailbag and good Thursday afternoon to you all, Steelers Nation. Like always, ask whatever’s on your mind and we’ll answer for the next hour. To your questions!

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Steelers CB calls new anthem policy ‘humiliating’ to players

NFL players have begun speaking out against the league’s new national anthem policy, and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has some very strong feelings about it.The NFL is requiring players who choose to be on the sideline to stand for the anthem, but players who opt to remain in the locker room during “The Star-Spangled Banner” will not face disciplinary action. While league officials feel that is a good compromise, Burns said Thursday that the policy has the potential to be...

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Jon Bostic the rare ‘every down linebacker’ the Steelers have been searching for

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to find someone who could at least attempt to replace Ryan Shazier, and Jon Bostic might just be the man for the job.

Everyone knows the narrative by now.

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to find a player who could at least attempt to be the answer at inside linebacker in place of Pro Bowler Ryan Shazier — and they failed to do so.

They tried to move up in the 2018 NFL Draft to pick Rashaan Evans, but failed, and they didn’t address the position in the...

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Justin Hunter Says Mike Tomlin Wants Him To Become A More Complete Receiver

Personally, I was surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers re-sign wide receiver Justin Hunter during the offseason even though they were able to do so for the veteran minimum once again. Now that Hunter is back in the fold, he probably has a halfway decent shot at making the Steelers 53-man roster for a second […]

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Will Steelers’ trade of Martavis Bryant be a case of addition by subtraction?

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe they’ve improved their roster with the draft-day trade of Martavis Bryant and second-round selection of James Washington. At first glance, the evidence seems to support this theory.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a reputation for making shrewd business decisions as an organization. Their status as a successful NFL franchise has been built mainly via an ultra-conservative approach, both with their personnel and finances.

This modus operandi doesn’t lend...

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Small Sample Size Aside, Steelers RB James Conner Ran Successfully In Rookie Season

The fact that Pittsburgh Steelers second-year running back James Conner is already back on the field this week for the start of the team’s annual OTA practices is certainly great news and especially since he’s now just five months removed from the surgery he had performed to reportedly repair a torn MCL in his right […]

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Brown’s comments mean nothing, Bell still isn’t showing up

Le’Veon Bell isn’t coming to camp this summer, no matter what Pittsburgh Steelers player tells him to. You aren’t really expecting Le’Veon Bell to show up to OTA’s, right? Or minicamp? Or training camp? Or the preseason? Right? Good, you shouldn’t be. Bell isn’t concerned with the thoughts of his teammates or coaches. No matter […] Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown’s comments mean nothing, Bell still isn’t showing up - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan...

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