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  1. Steely McBeam

    Steelers are concerned about “too much replay”

    Getty Images The Ravens have tried and tried again to get the NFL to add an eighth member of the officiating crew — a sky judge — who would assist on-field officials based on available camera angles. The proposal has not gotten to a vote the past two offseasons. The Steelers are one of the...
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    Hines Ward joining Florida Atlantic’s coaching staff

    Getty Images Former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward spent the last two seasons coaching in the NFL, but he will be moving to the college ranks in 2021. Adam Rittenberg of ESPN confirmed an FAU Owls Nest report that Ward has agreed to take a job on Florida Atlantic head coach Willie Taggart’s...
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    James Conner feels good as new heading into Year 5 in the NFL

    Getty Images James Conner never played a full 16-game season in his four years with the Steelers, and he’s currently coming off toe surgery. But as he heads into his fifth year in the NFL and first with the Cardinals, he says there’s no reason to worry that he can’t stay healthy. Conner, who...
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    Saints signing Christian Montano

    Getty Images The Saints are bringing in more offensive line depth. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New Orleans is signing Christian Montano to a one-year deal. Montano went undrafted out of Tulane last year and signed with the Steelers. But Pittsburgh cut him early on in training camp. According...
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    Steelers extend Mike Tomlin through 2024

    Getty Images The Mike Tomlin era is set to continue in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed their head coach to a three-year extension through 2024. “I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2024 season,” Steelers president Art...
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    Which franchises would be in an eight-team NFL Super League?

    Getty Images The talk of a Super League of soccer teams provided the impetus for Monday’s PFT Live draft: Which NFL teams would receive charter membership in an eight-team Super League? We’ve given the Chiefs and the Buccaneers charter membership, given the current state of both teams. Simms...
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    Report: Alejandro Villanueva set to visit with Ravens

    Getty Images Free agent Alejandro Villanueva could be headed to a familiar opponent in the AFC North. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Villanueva is set to visit with the Ravens this week. Villanueva, 32, has spent the last six years as Pittsburgh’s left tackle. He hasn’t missed a start since...
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    Report: Steelers eager to draft a running back in the first or second round

    Getty Images NFL teams have increasingly found that drafting a running back is a risky proposition, with highly drafted runners often proving to be no better than the backs available late in the draft or as undrafted free agents. But the Steelers apparently think they need to address the...
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    Steelers players say they will not attend voluntary in-person workouts

    Getty Images Continuing the trend from around the league, the Steelers players announced in a statement released by the NFLPA that they will not participate in voluntary in-person workouts during the offseason program. This is now the 10th team to have players make an announcement that at...
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    Steelers announce Vince Williams’ return

    Getty Images Linebacker Vince Williams was released by the Steelers early in the offseason so that the team could create some salary cap room, but that decision didn’t sour him on the club. Word on Wednesday was that Williams would be re-signing with the Steelers. The team made the move...
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    Report: Vince Williams returning to Steelers

    Getty Images The Steelers cut Vince Williams in March. They now are re-signing the linebacker. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Williams is returning to Pittsburgh, having turned down other offers to remain in town. The Steelers saved $4 million on their salary cap by releasing Williams...
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    Josh Dobbs re-signs with Steelers

    Getty Images Josh Dobbs is headed back to the Steelers. Dobbs’ agent Mike McCartney announced that his client has agreed to a one-year deal with the teams. Dobbs was a 2017 fourth-round pick in Pittsburgh and spent two years with the team before being traded to the Jaguars in September 2019...
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    Cardinals give James Conner a one-year, $1.25 million contract

    Getty Images The market for veteran tailbacks isn’t what it used to be. Then again, it’s never really been all that great. The Cardinals gave running back James Conner a one-year, $1.25 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus, and...
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    James Conner: Chase Edmonds has that dog mentality just like me

    Getty Images James Conner signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals, bringing him out west after spending his college and pro career in Pittsburgh. Conner is one of several veteran free agents Arizona has brought in this offseason, and said during his press conference on Tuesday that part of...
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    James Conner: Toe is healing up well

    Getty Images Before running back James Conner signed with the Cardinals as a free agent on Tuesday, there was word that he recently had surgery to repair an injury to his toe. The injury was said to be similar to turf toe and occurred during an accident on an all-terrain vehicle. During an...
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    James Conner visiting Cardinals

    Getty Images The Cardinals are looking at some additional help for their backfield. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, James Conner is visiting with Arizona on Monday. The running back is available after rushing for 721 yards and six touchdowns with the Steelers in 2020. He also caught 35...
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    Report: James Conner underwent toe surgery after off-field injury

    Getty Images Running back James Conner is in Arizona today, his first known visit since becoming a free agent. Perhaps an offseason injury played a role. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Conner injured a toe while riding a recreational vehicle this offseason. Conner underwent surgery to...
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    Steelers sign Abdullah Anderson

    Getty Images The Steelers have added some depth to their defensive line, signing end Abdullah Anderson on Monday. Anderson has been in the league since 2018, when he signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent. While he spent the 2018 season on Chicago’s practice squad, he appeared in six...
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    Steelers sign T.J. Carter

    Getty Images The Steelers have added another player on the defensive side of the ball. The team announced the signing of defensive end T.J. Carter on Friday afternoon. They also signed linebacker Jamir Jones earlier this week. Carter signed with the Steelers after going undrafted out of...
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    JuJu Smith-Schuster says Chiefs, not Ravens, were his second choice

    Getty Images The Chiefs got involved late in the running for receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. The recruiting effort, which included coach Andy Reid texting photos of a Lombardi Trophy, didn’t keep Smith-Schuster from returning to the Steelers. However, it apparently made the Chiefs the first...
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