ROUND 1 SELECTION ILB Devin Bush, Michigan 5-11, 233 lbs 2018 Stats: 66 tackles, 4.5 sacks Steelers linebackers corps OLB T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree, Anthony Chickillo MLB: Devin Bush, Mark Barron, Vince Williams, Jon Bostic, Tyler Matakevich
The Pittsburgh Steelers and QB Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a two-year extension. The 37 year old Roethlisberger, who was drafted 15 years ago today, officially signed his new contract just after 10:15 a.m. this morning. Roethlisberger had one year left on a four-year, $87.6 million contract he signed in 2015. The two-year extension will keep Roethlisberger under contract through the 2021 season and will be announced by the club today as a new three year contract. In dealing the Antonio Brown drama from day 1 this offseason, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert made it clear months ago the organization was all-in on Roethlisberger moving forward in trying to make the most of the small window he still has at his age. “Ben is the unquestioned leader of this group,” GM Kevin Colbert said on Feb. 20 at the combine that drew controversy. “He’s the elder statesmen and the only SuperRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin the 2019 season against the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. The Athletic Boston reports the Patriots will host the Steelers in Week 1 for a Sunday night matchup. The Steelers home opener will be in Week 2. The full schedule will be released at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Other leaks to emerge today have the Steelers facing Le’Veon Bell and the New York Jets in Week 16.
It’s been a typical Steelers off-season in the early stages of free agency. They’ve stayed out of the big money impactful signings and have been low to mid-tier buyers like they often are. The signing of Steven Nelson, 3 years – $25.5 million, has been met with mixed reviews, a tweener type of signing where Nelson could be anywhere from an adequate starting corner opposite Joe Haden to just another whipping boy among the fan base. He’s the type of corner who has his strengths or weaknesses where it could go either way. Some in NFL circles really like him, others just see him as another guy. Scouring the wide receiver market where they looked hard into Tyrell Williams who would have been an excellent fit, but felt the price got too high. The Steelers on Wednesday night made a Steelers type of signing in taking a flier on WRRead More »
On the heels of top free agent target Brandon Roby declining a 3 year, $27 million contract and accepting a one year, $10 million offer from the Houston Texans, the Steelers moved quickly this afternoon in signing Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson to a three year contract. The total value of the contract is 3 years, $25.8 million. A third round pick in 2015, Nelson started every game for the Chiefs in 2018, producing a breakout season with 4 interceptions. The 25 year old was the targeted cornerback in football last season and graded out well by Pro Football Focus, ranking by the publication as the 28th best cornerback. Will it be money well spent? Time will tell as Pittsburgh feels it’s found their starter opposite Joe Haden for 2019 and what they hope is the foreseeable future as the Steelers will make an attempt to extend Haden’s contractRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a push to resign tight end Jesse James, offering a four year deal worth around $12 million in total value. The offer was declined last week as the James camp smartly knew based on feedback from teams at the combine his market was going to be more in the $4-$5 million a season range and James has cashed in. The 24 year old has agreed to a 4 year deal worth $25 million from the Detroit Lions. James will receive $11 million in guaranteed money, per NFL Networks Ian Rapoport.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today Ryan Shazier’s contract will be tolled into the 2019 season. Shazier will remain on the team’s roster this year and eventually be placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The significance of the gesture from the Steelers is by doing this Shazier will still be able to receive regular medical insurance and player benefits.
Steelers ship Antonio Brown to Oakland The Antonio Brown nightmare is finally over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately for the Steelers, there’s a ton of ramifications on getting such a low return for the best receiver in the game who was on a good contract. The Steelers have traded Brown to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick and 2019 fifth-round pick. There’s more. This really is wild. Antonio Brown skipped work, disparaged the Steelers publicly, said he wouldn’t play on a contract with three years left, then got a raise of almost $20 million with $30-plus million in new guarantees on his way to a new team. Savage power play. — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 10, 2019 Brown not only sabotaged his trade value so bad in that the best receiver in the game netted just a third round pick, a laughable return, Brown and theRead More »
Ultimate Power Move by Steelers Falls Through The Pittsburgh Steelers in the ultimate power move, had a deal in place to send Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills which for the way Antonio Brown lives his life, would be going to football Siberia. He would rot in Buffalo. It was just too good to be true and unfortunately it is. Sources: The #Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills. There it is. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019 NFL Network Reporter Ian Rapoport broke the news just before midnight that Brown was heading to Buffalo, also doubling down it was going to get done after the initial tweet, but the reporting would end up blowing up in Rapoport’s face Friday morning as he pretty much forget in his reporting to take into account that there would be a veryRead More »