Player News - Steelers

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Steelers CB Joe Haden (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Haden is expected to return Monday night against Tampa Bay after sitting out Week 2 with a minor hamstring injury. Patrick Mahomes eviscerated the Steelers' secondary in his absence last week, beating them for 326 yards and six touchdowns on 23-of-28 passing.
Sep 20 - 4:24 PM

Speaking Thursday, Antonio Brown said "obviously I don't want to be traded."

"I’m still grateful to put on my uniform, grateful to be part of this organization," Brown said. "I don’t take it for granted. Obviously it was a stupid remark online. I just got to stay away from online and the distractions." From his Twitter moment to his blowing off of Monday's team activities, Brown had an eventful week. It will all be forgotten with a big game against the Bucs on Monday Night Football.
Sep 20 - 1:27 PM

Steelers LCB Joe Haden (hamstring) is expected to return in Week 3.

Haden missed Week 2, and Pittsburgh's secondary was shredded by Patrick Mahomes for six touchdown passes. As RCB Artie Burns has also played at less than 100 percent and Haden fill-in Cameron Sutton got benched last week, Haden's return is much needed against Ryan Fitzpatrick's white-hot Bucs passing attack.
Sep 19 - 9:51 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Antonio Brown was disciplined for missing a team meeting on Monday.

"He and I met yesterday for an extended period of time," said Tomlin. "I'll leave the nature of that conversation between us. There was discipline involved for his missed meeting on Monday." It's been an eventful week for Brown, who got into it with OC Randy Fichtner on the sidelines in Sunday's loss to Kansas City, then tweeted "Trade me, let's find out" in response to a Twitter troll. Brown is clearly frustrated and obviously so is Tomlin, though there's been no indication that AB will be benched for Week 3 against Tampa Bay. With Brown upset and Le'Veon Bell still MIA, Pittsburgh's locker room has seen better days.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 7:09 PM

Le'Veon Bell was removed from the Steelers' active roster on the team website.

He's not currently on the active roster; that's why. He is now listed under the Reserve/Franchise Player section. Carry on.
Sep 19 - 4:19 PM

Antonio Brown returned to the team on Wednesday.

This non-story of a "story" should disappear within the week. Brown's bigger concern is a calf issue he gutted through in the second half in the Week 2 loss.
Sep 19 - 10:06 AM

Antonio Brown's agent insists his client does not want a trade and says his Monday absence was related to a "personal matter."

"I talked to the team about it," rep Drew Rosenhaus said. "His issue was unrelated to the tweet or his relationship with the team." We actually take Rosenhaus at face value that Brown does not want to be traded. His tweet was clearly just a frustrated player blowing off steam to a Twitter troll. As for Brown's Monday absence, the team has yet to say it was excused. We are not expecting any long-term consequences, but the sides' relationship is certainly looking a bit frosty right now.
Sep 18 - 1:29 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects CB Joe Haden (hamstring) to practice this week.

Tomlin says Haden had a good rehab week despite sitting out the game against the Chiefs. Barring any setbacks, it sounds like the corner will be back this week. His return will be a boost for a struggling pass defense.
Sep 18 - 12:30 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Antonio Brown was not present on Monday.

Tomlin refused to say if the absence was excused, but it did not sound as if it was. The coach added Brown has not requested a trade despite his, "Trade me let’s find out," tweet on Monday -- reading that tweet as a trade request was always a major stretch. The coach said he hopes to meet with Brown on Tuesday to discuss the situation and the tweet. Despite all the drama, it would be shocking if Brown is not ready to face the Bucs on Monday night.
Sep 18 - 12:17 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Antonio Brown did not report for meetings and film review on Monday.

Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac temper the report by saying they are not sure if the absence was excused, but it is still notable considering it came a day after Brown got into it with coaches on the sideline. Brown also tweeted, "Trade me let’s find out," on Monday in response to a tweet from a former Steelers employee questioning how good he would be without Ben Roethlisberger. The most likely outcome here is Brown being at practice Wednesday and suiting up Monday night, but there is a lot of smoke suggesting Brown is not happy.
Sep 18 - 11:33 AM

Steelers RG David DeCastro (broken hand) is not sure when he will return.

DeCastro sat out Week 2, his first missed game since 2013, but coach Mike Tomlin gives him a chance to return this week. "It’s one of those things where you just try to do everything in your best power that day to heal it and you see where you are the next day and see if you can play," DeCastro said. "Ultimately, if I can do it, I’ll go. If I can’t, I can’t." B.J. Finney will continue to fill in if DeCastro cannot play Monday night in Tampa.
Sep 18 - 9:27 AM

Responding to a tweet saying Ben Roethlisberger is the reason he puts up numbers, Antonio Brown wrote, "Trade me let’s find out."

The tweet came from someone who previously handled public relations for the Steelers, so Brown is not responding to anyone with any power. Still, his emphatic response is at least notable after he was seen bickering with the coaching staff multiple times during the Week 2 loss to the Chiefs. Pittsburgh is certainly not going to trade Brown, but it seems like the receiver is unhappy with how things are going early in the season.
Sep 17 - 11:48 AM

James Washington played 66-of-82 (80 percent) snaps Week 2 against the Chiefs.

Washington was stuck behind Justin Hunter in the season opener, but Hunter was a healthy scratch in Week 2. That allowed Washington to play a massive role in a game Ben Roethlisberger attempted 60 passes. He was inefficient with his work, catching just one of his five targets for 14 yards and a score, but the usage is promising.
Sep 17 - 9:56 AM

James Washington caught 1-of-5 targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

Washington played just 11 snaps in Week 1 but was far more involved today with Justin Hunter a healthy scratch. Washington was targeted on the Steelers' first play from scrimmage and drew four looks in the first quarter, one of which was nullified by a Steelers penalty. The Steelers went away from the strategy as Washington's looks proved fruitless, though he did score a 14-yard touchdown late in the second quarter where a scrambling Ben Roethlisberger was almost entirely across the line of scrimmage. Washington is going to bust some big plays, but he's not currently re-draft relevant.
Sep 16 - 6:08 PM

Vance McDonald caught 3-of-5 targets for 26 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

McDonald's biggest impact came when he was called for an illegal block in the back penalty. He got soundly out-produced by Jesse James, though both players drew five targets. Per Pro Football Focus, James out-snapped McDonald just 45-37. For now, James and McDonald are going to cancel each other out as TE2s in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 5:55 PM


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