ESPN and the NFL Network are reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report to the team this week to sign a franchise- tag tender. Previous reports had suggested that Bell would finally come to the team's facilities for the first time this year with the Steelers on a bye, but NFL Network's Judy Battista and ESPN's Adam Schefter both cite anonymous sources to say that the 26-year-old is not expected back this week after he failed to show up Monday. ESPN's report suggests that Bell could show up next Monday. If and when he does, he will have no choice but to ink a franchise tag that was once worth over $14 million but now is valued at just over $9 million. The Steelers could also ask for a two-week roster exemption to allow the back to get back into shape and up to speed, and that period's compensation would need to be agreed to, as well. Bell was and continues to stay away from the team with aims of preserving … [Read more...] about Le’Veon Bell not expected to report to Pittsburgh Steelers during bye week: Reports
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PITTSBURGH -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst returned to practice this week for the first time since undergoing foot surgery in late August, but he'll have to wait to make his NFL regular-season debut. Hurst, the first-round rookie, entered the weekend as questionable and wound up on the inactives list for the Ravens' Sunday night game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Tight ends Nick Boyle, Mark Andrews and Maxx Williams will continue to man the position in Hurst's place. The other six players Baltimore listed as questionable with injuries, including Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley (knee), will suit up to play in Sunday's game. Six different players join Hurst on the deactivated list. Here's a look at other Ravens who won't play against the Steelers, with brief analysis: DT Willie Henry: Henry, a projected starter, has missed the first four games of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia in late August. CB Anthony Averett: Averett will miss his … [Read more...] about Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers inactives: Hayden Hurst among those ruled out
Mike Wilson Knoxville News Sentinel Published 6:48 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 Josh Dobbs is still a Pittsburgh Steeler after a stout final preseason showing. The former Tennessee quarterback made the final 53-man Pittsburgh roster, which was announced Saturday. The Steelers kept three quarterbacks — starter Ben Roethlisberger, Dobbs and Mason Rudolph. They cut Landry Jones, who was the backup in Pittsburgh before Dobbs was drafted two years ago. Dobbs had an impressive outing in Pittsburgh's final preseason game Thursday, which likely cemented his roster spot. He completed 8 of 12 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown, while leading the Pittsburgh offense to three scores in four drives. Dobbs was a sixth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2017 NFL Draft and spent last season as the third-string quarterback. The Steelers also picked a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft, picking Rudolph in the third round out of Oklahoma State. “Just another … [Read more...] about Former Vol Josh Dobbs makes Steelers roster as backup quarterback
By Daniel Gallen | [email protected] | Posted August 10, 2018 at 05:45 AM AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA -- The first preseason game is in the books. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-14, but the process might have been more important than the outcome. Both sides sat key players and turned it over to younger players who were either getting their first taste of NFL action or fighting for a roster spot. The Eagles have a number of players who are trying to fight through the noise to secure a roster spot or move into a contributing role. Thursday night was the first step. Some helped their causes. Others didn't. Here are eight who impressed or who might be distressed after the preseason opener. Impressed: RB Josh Adams The undrafted free agent was productive during his career at Notre Dame, and he showed how Thursday night. Adams, who attended Central Bucks South in the Philly suburbs, led the Eagles with six carries for 30 yards. The 6-foot-2, … [Read more...] about 8 Philadelphia Eagles who impressed, distressed in preseason loss to Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted June 06, 2018 at 05:45 AM | Updated June 06, 2018 at 05:45 AM Vince Williams Jacob Klinger | [email protected] Rosters aren't filled until they're cut down, whistles are blown and meaningful games are played. The Steelers haven't gotten to this part of their offseason. But with two organized team activities (OTAs) practices and three minicamp sessions separating them from the summer, we do have some idea of which personnel problems got addressed in the first half of this calendar year, and which remain areas of concern as the regular season nears. Here, we take a look at six such holes in the roster, what attempts have been made to fill them and why there is still reason to be worried about each: (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) A surefire inside linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Matakevich (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Filling the void where Ryan Shazier once played was a nearly impossible task before this offseason began. The Steelers seemed to have viewed it that … [Read more...] about Which Steelers roster holes remain?