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Browns hired ex-Steelers OC Todd Haley as offensive coordinator.

It took Haley less than a week to resurface after the Steelers decided to let his contract run out. Haley comes with plenty of NFL experience, but he should have done more with the talent he had in Pittsburgh and the same could probably be said of his previous stint as the offensive coordinator in Arizona. Haley's play-calling was extremely suspect in Pittsburgh's Divisional Round loss to Jacksonville and his messy relationship with Ben Roethlisberger, which eventually led to his ouster, should be taken as a red flag. In Cleveland, Haley will be tasked with getting the most out of whatever quarterback the Browns end up drafting in April.
Jan 22 - 5:43 PM

The Steelers will not bring back OC Todd Haley.

The writing was on the wall for this one. Both coach Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger reportedly butted heads with Haley, and the Steelers will let Haley walk now that his contract is up. There's no question he ran some of the most potent offenses in his six years calling plays for Pittsburgh, but the Steelers were never able to clear the final hurdles, failing to even win an AFC title with Haley. It's possible OL coach Mike Munchak will earn a promotion to OC after he turned down a second interview with the Cardinals for their head-coach job on Wednesday.
Jan 17 - 12:06 PM

Patriots signed OLB James Harrison, formerly of the Steelers.

Mothballed by the Steelers, 39-year-old Harrison arrives in New England having played all of 40 snaps this season. He did manage a sack in his brief time on the field. Although the Patriots are tied for 12th in sacks (38), their pass rush hasn't come close to matching that number. It's a unit that could really use some extra juice. Harrison is a zero-risk flier with upside who could obviously provide intel on a team the Patriots have a good chance of facing in the AFC Championship Game.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 04:02:00 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers have interest in free agent SS T.J. Ward.

Ward is the top safety available after getting dumped during final cuts. The Steelers are one of three teams that have been connected, but aren't the frontrunners to sign him. Ward is expected to make a decision no later than Sunday.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Giants acquired CB Ross Cockrell from the Steelers in exchange for a condition 2018 seventh-round pick.

Cockrell was one of 14 corners to play over 1,000 defensive snaps last season. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 29 cover corner out of 119 qualifiers and was tendered at the fourth-round level as a restricted free agent in March. With the addition of Joe Haden in Pittsburgh, the Steelers deemed Cockrell expendable. In New York, Cockrell will be needed depth behind Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and sophomore Eli Apple.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:06:00 PM

Browns acquired WR Sammie Coates and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Steelers in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round pick.

Coates struggled throughout his time in Pittsburgh as a 2015 third-rounder, whether it was rookie-year mistakes or the injury bug. Injuries have particularly held him back recently. Coates broke his fingers in 2016 then needed groin and knee surgeries after the season. He's extremely gifted physically at 6'1/212 with long arms and good speed but has yet to put it all together. Coates has two years left on his rookie deal and is another downfield threat for DeShone Kizer.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Steelers waived WR Cobi Hamilton.

Sadly enough, Hamilton spent big portions of the 2016 season as the Steelers' No. 2 receiver, particularly down the stretch and during the playoffs. Pittsburgh will replace him in that role with Martavis Bryant this year.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Steelers waived RB Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Toussaint received 17 touches last season. The Steelers are going with rookie James Conner behind Le'Veon Bell, and could be keeping Terrell Watson. Toussaint is 27.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Steelers released RB Knile Davis.

Davis drew a surprise start over backups Fitzgerald Toussaint and James Conner in Pittsburgh's third preseason game but ultimately didn't show enough to make the final 53. In addition to Le'Veon Bell, Toussaint and Conner, the Steelers may end up keeping Terrell Watson, who broke out for 173 rushing yards during the preseason.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 04:31:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent CB Joe Haden will visit the Steelers on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh is first up in the Haden sweepstakes. The Steelers are one of 12-13 teams that have already expressed interest, and it's been reported they're the "favorite" to land Haden. He should have a home in next 24 hours.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 02:36:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Steelers are the "favorite" to sign free agent CB Joe Haden.

Most signs have been pointing to this over the past hour. Haden, 28, isn't going to last long on the open market. A plus starter when healthy, Haden should have his pick of the litter. Signing with the Steelers would give Haden a chance to stay in the same division and not have to pick up his bags and move far, while also providing a real chance at the playoffs. Haden will have a home soon.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:25:00 AM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Steelers are showing "strong interest" in free agent CB Joe Haden.

This aligns with a report from NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, who reported Pittsburgh was "emerging" as a contender for Haden. If Haden wants a chance to stick it to his old team, the Steelers and Browns are division rivals and play twice a year. He also wouldn't have to move far. Artie Burns, Ross Cockrell, and William Gay are currently the Steelers' top three corners.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Steelers signed RB Terrell Watson.

The 2016 UDFA started out with the Browns before ending the season with the Eagles. He was waived earlier this month. Watson will be a long-shot competitor with Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Conner, and Knile Davis.
Thu, May 18, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Steelers released TE Ladarius Green.

Green was cut loose with the "failed physical" designation. Signed to a "four-year, $20 million" contract last March, Green was already out of guaranteed money. He was limited to six games by head and ankle issues last season. Yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol, Green has been dogged by retirement rumors since last summer. Turning 27 later this month, Green has always possessed mouthwatering upside, but he was blocked by Antonio Gates in San Diego and his health in Pittsburgh. His NFL future is unclear. The Steelers are moving forward with Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson at tight end.
Thu, May 18, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Steelers cut LS Greg Warren with a failed physical designation.

Re-signed in February, Warren had been the Steelers' snapper of longer than normal snaps for 12 seasons, but he is dealing with what sounds like a serious medical situation. "I had full intentions of playing this upcoming season," Warren said, "but in light of new information I’ve recently received from my doctors relating to a past injury, it has been determined that trying to compete in the 2017 season may be a risk to my long-term health." Warren had played all but 11 games for the Steelers since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Pittsburgh drafted LS Colin Holba in the sixth round of this year's draft.
Thu, May 18, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Free agent S Tre Boston tweeted he is visiting the Steelers, Chargers, and Bills.

The meeting with the Steelers happened Friday, and Boston reports it "went great." He will visit the Chargers next with the Bills and former DC Sean McDermott his final stop. Waived by the Panthers Tuesday, Boston was never going to lack for interest on the open market.
Sat, May 6, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Steelers waived CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, RB Gus Johnson, and WR Canaan Severin.

Shabazz appeared in eight games with both the Steelers and Texans last season, contributing primarily on special teams. A long corner at 6-foot-2, he should find another job.
Tue, May 2, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Steelers waived QB Zach Mettenberger.

Claimed off waivers from the Chargers last August, "Mett Show" spent a year holding the Steelers' second clipboard behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones. His fate was sealed following Pittsburgh's selection of Josh Dobbs. Arguably the least-mobile quarterback of the decade, Mettenberger doesn't have an NFL future.
Mon, May 1, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Free agent Keenan Lewis will visit the Steelers on Saturday.

Lewis began his career with Pittsburgh before landing a five-year deal with New Orleans in 2013. The Saints cut him after he suffered a hip injury in training camp last summer and he has yet to resurface. Lewis also battled injuries in 2015 while earning poor marks from ProFootballFocus. The former third-round pick turns 31 next month.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11:45:00 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler believes the Steelers have "genuine" interest in Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes.

Fowler's specific word is "intrigue." The Steelers have admitted they must begin their search for Ben Roethlisberger's successor, but Fowler doesn't expect them to "force" a pick. Pittsburgh doesn't pick until No. 30 on Thursday. Mahomes will likely be gone before then.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 01:18:00 PM


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