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Report: New Raiders WR James Jones Considered Steelers

On Monday, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones signed a three-year, $11.3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Jones considered the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but ultimately decided on signing with the Raiders, because, […]

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Former Browns QB Brandon Weeden Signs Two-Year Contract With Cowboys

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback and 2012 first round draft pick Brandon Weeden has a new team and it’s the Dallas Cowboys as the Oklahoma State product signed a two-year contract with them on Monday. During his first two seasons in the league, Weeden, who is already 30-years-old, was a dismal 438 of 784 passing for […]

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Report: Bills Free Agent DE Alex Carrington To Visit Raiders, Rams Next Week

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Buffalo Bills unrestricted free agent defensive end Alex Carrington has visits set up with Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams next week.. Carrington visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday and according to Rapoport, the meeting went well even though the Arkansas State product left unsigned. The two sides […]

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Report: Teams Not Happy With The Way Emmanuel Sanders And His Agent Did Business

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders verbally accepted deal from the Kansas City Chiefs prior to agreeing to a deal with the Denver Broncos and now several teams are very upset. According to Rapoport, Sanders’ new agent, Steve Weinberg, accepted an offer in principle from the Chiefs on […]

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Cap Space Should Not Prevent Steelers From Signing Alex Carrington

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did make a move in free agency yesterday to help bolster the defensive line, it wasn’t the move that many were hoping they would make. Rather than coming to an agreement with free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington, the Steelers signed Cam Thomas. Thomas, a former San Diego Charger, was […]

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Report: Alex Carrington, Steelers Had Good Visit, Will Continue To Talk

There seems to be much consternation among fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers after free agent defensive end candidate Alex Carrington left the team facility today without a contract, but the simple fact of the matter is that such things happen all the time, and doesn’t prevent a deal from developing in the future. To that […]

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Kirby Wilson Thought A Change Of Scenery Was Best For Both Parties

It was reported on Saturday that Kirby Wilson will no longer be the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach as he is expected to assume the same position with the Minnesota Vikings. Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network shared some of what Wilson had to say about the Steelers and his decision to leave. […]

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Ian Rapoport Gets Caught With His Twitter Foot In His Mouth

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was at it again on Tuesday and this time he really stuck his Twitter foot in his mouth. Rapoport tweeted earlier in the day that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler would likely be new Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s strong choice for defensive coordinator if allowed to […]

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Steelers C Cody Wallace Fined $17,875 For Two Incidents In Game Against Dolphins

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace has been fined for two incidents that took place last Sunday in the loss to the Miami Dolphins. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Wallace was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for grabbing Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks in the groin at the bottom of the pile following […]

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Was Thursday Night The Final Game For Brett Keisel In A Steelers Uniform?

Brett Keisel’s return to the football field Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens following a two game absence due to a left foot problem lasted all of seven plays as the 35-year-old bearded one limped to the sidelines for good with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Now, we are all left to wonder if […]

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Video: Baby Ben Roethlisberger Takes A Jab At Ian Rapoport During Press Conference

The guys from Benstonium.com have another great video out this week and this time it centers around little Ben Roethlisberger. During his press conference, Junior addresses his relationship with Toddler Haley and he also manages to get in a dig at Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. This is gold and very well done. I […]

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Addressing The Mike Florio Fear Mongering Regarding A New Contract For Ben Roethlisberger

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk evidently just found the contract of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and as a result, he thought it would be fun to do a little fear mongering now that Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network hasn’t done any in the last couple of days. Florio is just now realizing […]

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Rapoport Report: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Will Be OK After Suffering A Right Foot Injury

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, “it sounds like” Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be “OK” after leaving Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a right foot injury. Sanders, who has had problems with his feet in the past, did not return to the game and afterwards head coach Mike […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking NFL Network Comments On Roethlisberger & Steelers Lions Preview Episode

Season 4, Episode 45 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into breaking down what NFL Network analysts Ian Rapoport, Michael Silver and LaDanian Tomlinson had to say Thursday night at halftime about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to him possibly being traded, his work […]

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A Look At What Rapoport, Silver And Tomlinson Said About The Steelers Thursday Night

During halftime of the Thursday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport, Michael Silver and LaDainian Tomlinson devoted a whole segment to news about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They not only talked about the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but also head coach Mike Tomlin, the offensive coaching […]

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Hines Ward: “I Can’t Foresee Ben Putting On Another Uniform”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest Wednesday morning on the NFL Network morning show and you can bet he was asked about the Sunday report from Ian Rapoport that suggested quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would likely ask the team to explore trading him this coming offseason “No,” said Ward when asked if […]

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Florio Has Now Weighed In With His Own Roethlisberger Trade Talk Conspiracy Theory

You knew that the Ben Roethlisberger trade story wasn’t going to go away after Sunday, right? Now, in an attempt to add fuel to a non-fire, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has chimed in with his own conspiracy theory related to the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Here’s an idea.  What if the Steelers leaked the […]

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Some Unsolicited PR Advice For Ben Roethlisberger

By Michael K Reynolds Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade away from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Like most fans in Steelers Nation, this Sunday news flash by reporter Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network struck through the heart as a dagger. But for me, as a longtime professional in marketing and communications, it also drew another […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says Ian Rapoport Report Is BS

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked about the report earlier in the day by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com in which he stated the quarterback was going to ask to be traded after the season. “When it comes to wanting to go somewhere else or anything […]

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Jason La Canfora Disputes Ian Rapoport Report About Steelers Trading Ben Roethlisberger

Following the report made by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Twitter that he was told adamantly that the Steelers never “fielded offers” or ever entertained trading […]

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Report: Roethlisberger Expected To Ask Steelers To Explore Trading Him

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season. According to Rapoport, the team fielded offers for him last offseason. #Steelers sources expect Big Ben to ask them to explore trade options after 2013. They fielded offers […]

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Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones Predicts That He Will Not Get Past The Steelers At 17

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is already in New York for the 2013 NFL draft that will begin Thursday night and predicted that he wouldn\’t get past the Pittsburgh Steelers in round one should he even fall that far. Jones, who was partaking in some sort of promotion for Subway Tuesday morning, that included a […]

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Report: Steelers To Bring Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw In For Another Visit Just Prior To Draft

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports via Twitter on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to have free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw in for another visit just prior to the draft taking place. Before we go any further, I always like to caution you about any report made by Rapoport, who doesn\’t have a great […]

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Why The Suggestion By Ian Rapoport To Restructure The Contract Of Troy Polamalu Is A Bad Idea

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com suggested to a Twitter follower on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers could restructure the contract of safety Troy Polamalu in order to be able to afford former Denver Broncos defensive end/linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Restructure Troy for one RT @helloharv: @rapsheet I thought steelers were in very bad cap shape — how […]

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Former Bears TE Kellen Davis To Visit Steelers Thursday

Updating a previous story on free agent tight end Kellen Davis from earlier today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com now reports via Twitter that the recently released Davis is scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. An earlier report said that the Steelers had interest. Davis was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday […]

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Report: Teams Being Told 2013 Cap Number Will Be $121.1 Million

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, teams are being told that the 2013 salary cap will be $121.1 million. If indeed that report is correct, the $121.1 million number would be $200,000 more than John Clayton of ESPN reported in early January. Clayton reported at that time the number was expected to be […]

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