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Steelers Sign Free Agent WR Jayson Foster

The Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Jayson Foster on Friday. Foster was on both the Steelers and Denver Broncos practice squads during the 2008 season. Foster originally signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2008 as an undrafted rookie out of Georgia Southern. Foster joins a very deep receiver unit of the Steelers and will […]

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Steelers Sign WR McDonald & P Johnson, Release LS Retkofsky

The Steelers signed free agent wide receiver Shaun McDonald and punter Dirk Johnson on Thursday and released long snapper Jared Retkofsky. McDonald is was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Arizona State. McDonald spent four years with the Rams before signing with the […]

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Santonio Holmes To Be Arraigned Today On Pot Charge

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is scheduled to appear today for his arraignment on a misdemeanor marijuana charge stemming from an October 2008 traffic stop. Police say they found three marijuana-filled cigars in Holmes’ car when he was pulled over Oct. 23 in Pittsburgh. Police say Holmes did cooperate and informed the officers about the […]

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Steelers Visit With Free Agent WR Ashley Lelie

The Steelers met with unrestricted free agent Ashley Lelie on Monday. Lelie is a former first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos, but has struggled to contribute and stay healthy over the past few seasons. Lelie may be signed later in the week to compete for the number three receiver spot vacated by Nate Washington. […]

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Steelers To Release Linebacker Larry Foote

The Steelers will release veteran starting inside linebacker, Larry Foote over the next few days. Foote had been a starter for the last 5 seasons, but wants an opportunity to start for another team. Foote has one year left on his contract that was scheduled to pay him a salary of $2,885,000. He did not […]

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Bengals release RB Gary Russell

A little over a week after being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals off of waivers, former Steelers running back Gary Russell was released by the team on Monday.

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Steelers Sign Free Agent K Piotr Czech

According to reports the Steelers have signed free agent kicker Piotr Czech. Czech was with the Baltimore Ravens last year for training camp and graduated from Wagner College. He is expected to be a camp kicker for the Steelers and not a threat to Jeff Reed.

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2009 Steelers Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Now that the 2009 NFL draft is complete the Steelers will begin signing some undrafted players. we will update this post throughout the evening as the list of undrafted signings and commitments come across the wire. Check back soon. STEELERS LS Mark Estermyer (Pitt) LB Tom Korte (Hillsdale College) T Ramon Foster (Tennessee) QB Mike […]

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Steelers Draft TE David Johnson With 241st Pick In Seventh Round

The Steelers drafted tight end David Johnson, from Arkansas State with their second of two 7th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 241st overall and the 32nd pick of the seventh round. Johnson is a 6\’2″, 260 lb tight end. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.73 seconds Bench Press […]

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Steelers Draft C A.Q. Shipley With 226th Pick In Seventh Round

The Steelers drafted center A.Q. Shipley, from Penn State with their 7th round pick of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 226th overall and the 17th pick of the seventh round. Shipley is a 6\’1″, 304lb center. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 5.26 seconds Bench Press : 33.0 reps Vertical Jump : […]

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Steelers Draft DT Ra\’Shon Harris With 205th Pick In Sixth Round

The Steelers drafted defensive tackle Ra\’Shon Harris, from Oregon with their 6th round pick of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 205th overall and the 32nd pick of the sixth round. Harris is a 6\’4″, 298lb defensive tackle. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 5.05 seconds Bench Press : 28.0 reps Vertical Jump […]

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Steelers Draft FB Frank Summers With 169th Pick In Fifth Round

The Steelers drafted fullback Frank Summers, from UNLV with their second of two 5th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 169th overall and the 33rd pick of the fifth round. Summers is a 5\’10”, 230lb fullback. Pro Day Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.63 seconds Bench Press : 30.0 reps […]

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Steelers Draft CB Joe Burnett With 168th Pick In Fifth Round

The Steelers drafted cornerback Joe Burnett, from Central Florida with their first of two 5th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 168th overall and the 32nd pick of the fifth round. Burnett is a 5\’9″, 192lb cornerback. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.57 seconds Bench Press : 22.0 reps […]

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Steelers Draft CB Keenan Lewis With 96th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted cornerback Keenan Lewis, from Oregon State with their third of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 96th overall and the 32nd pick of the third round. Lewis is a 6\’0″, 208 lb cornerback. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.49 seconds Bench Press : 19.0 […]

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Steelers Draft WR Mike Wallace With 84th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted wide receiver Mike Wallace, from Mississippi with their second of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 84th overall and the 20th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Wallace is a 6\’0″, 199lb wide receiver. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Draft T Kraig Urbik With 79th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted tackle Kraig Urbik, from Wisconsin with their first of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft.  The pick was the 78th overall and the 15th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Urbik is a 6\’5″, 328 lb offensive lineman. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Day One 2009 Post Draft Press Conference Transcript

Kevin Colbert: Thank you guys for sticking around. The action in the second round got fast and furious. Quite honestly, we were entertaining trying to go up. Really, we didn’t want to vacate the premises. We are extremely excited and happy to get a young man like Evander “Ziggy” Hood. I think that is the […]

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Steelers Trade 2nd Round Pick To Broncos

The Steelers traded out of round two during the 2009 NFL draft, the Steelers traded the 64th pick overall to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos used the pick to draft North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn. The Steelers received the Broncos two 3rd round picks, which is the 15th and 20th pick of round 3 […]

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Steelers Sign Hines Ward To Contract Extension

The Steelers and Hines Ward have come to a contract agreement that his agent said today will be either for four or five years. The new contract reduces his salary this season and provides Ward with a signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the five years of the contract, saving the team the much-needed […]

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Steelers Sign Free Agent CB Keiwan Ratliff

In a surprising pre draft free agent move, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Colts free agent cornerback Keiwan Ratliff to a one-year contract on Friday. Ratliff reportedly visited the Steelers this past week and was interested in signing, but the Steelers were strapped salary cap wise. The signing of Ratliff takes some pressure off the Steelers […]

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Troy Polamalu To Share Madden NFL 10 Cover With Larry Fitzgerald

EA Sports announced on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will both be on the cover of the new Madden NFL 10, that is set to hit the store shelves on Friday, August 14. This is the first time in the 21-year history of the Madden NFL […]

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Former Steeler John Banaszak Hospitalized After Aneurysms

Robert Morris University assistant football coach and former Steeler defensive end John Banaszak, has been hospitalized and is in critical condition at Allegheny General Hospital after reportedly suffering multiple aneurysms. Banaszak is a 3 time Super Bowl Champion and was a starter for the Steelers in Super Bowls XIII & XIV. He later went on […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 23rd

The Tribune-Democrat beat writer Jim Wexell breaks down North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer breaks down the cornerback draft need of the Steelers. Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review takes a look at the defensive linemen the Steelers could select. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at the contributions […]

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Ike Taylor Restructures Contract

The NFLPA website is showing that Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has restructured his contract to free up some cap room. The new base salary in 2009 for Taylor is $2,640,000.00 versus the previous amount of $3,500,000.00. Taylor signed a five-year, $23.75 million contract that included a $6.4 million signing bonus and $1.25 million in performance […]

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Gary Russell Released Due To Marijuana Bust In Columbus?

Steel City Insider is reporting that recently released running back Gary Russell may not have been a salary cap dump after all. The site is reporting that a house in Columbus, Ohio where Russell was staying was part of a drug bust where marijuana was found. This is still a developing story and since then […]

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Steelers Monday Pre Draft OTA Press Conference

Head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert held their pre-draft press conference on Monday afternoon down on the South Side. Both addressed various topics including, the Roscoe Parrish rumors, the release of Gary Russell, the Max Starks contract, players in their final contract year, draft prospects and the possibilities of trading […]

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