Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th110.0 (14th)262.6 (5th)
Defense12th100.0 (13th)242.6 (16th)


1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at CLE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at CHI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at BAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at KC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at IND
8:25 pm EST
Thu Nov 16
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 4
at CIN
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
4:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 25
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31


Steelers' Xavier Grimble: Consistency could boost stock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grimble is currently expected to serve as the Steelers' second-string tight end, but he could make a push for the starting job if his consistency improves, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com reports.

Grimble is pegged behind Jesse James at tight end after the Steelers released Ladarius Green (concussion) in May. Although he only caught 11 passes on 21 targets for 118 yards and two scores as a rookie, Grimble has reportedly shown flashes lately, which could allow him to put pressure on James. However, in order to do so, Grimble will need to show more reliable hands, which is something to monitor once training camp begins.

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Steelers' James Conner: Misses most of offseason program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Conner (hamstring) didn't practice much during the offseason program, PennLive.com's Jacob Klinger reports.

Conner pulled a hamstring during rookie minicamp in mid-May and still wasn't back to full strength when mandatory minicamp wrapped up in mid-June. With Le'Veon Bell (groin) also unavailable throughout the offseason, uninspiring veterans Fitzgerald Toussaint and Knile Davis likely handled most of the first- and second-team reps. Assuming he's healthy for training camp, Conner is still the favorite to serve as Bell's primary backup, with his status as a third-round selection (No. 105) ensuring of him a roster spot at the very least.

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Steelers' Martavis Bryant: Looks like normal self
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bryant doesn't appear to have lost any of his ability since being suspended for all of last season, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Asked about Bryant's form during offseason practices, Roethlisberger said, "He looks like a stud, as usual, so we're excited for him to be on the field this year and help us out."

Bryant was reinstated in April after being forced to miss the entirety of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Despite being out of action for 16 months prior to his return to practice in late May, Bryant seems like his normal self now that he's back in the fold. While Roethlisberger acknowledged Bryant is still getting up to speed on some of the details the Steelers added to their offense last year, the quarterback understandably sounds pleased to have him available once again. An absolute burner in the open field, Bryant reportedly gained around 15 pounds of muscle while suspended, which came after he'd already caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards and 14 touchdowns through his first 21 career games.

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Steelers' Eli Rogers: Still figures to have role in slot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers still projects as the Steelers' top slot receiver, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Pittsburgh receiving corps got a major boost this offseason with the addition of second-round selection JuJu Smith-Schuster as well as the return of Martavis Bryant from a year-long suspension. The team has been testing Smith-Schuster in the slot, presumably figuring there won't be many reps for him outside so long as Bryant and Antonio Brown are both healthy. While that might seem to put Rogers' role in serious danger, the 2015 UDFA won't be easy to unseat after producing 594 yards on 66 targets (9.0 YPT) in 13 games last season. Smith-Schuster's draft pedigree will encourage the team to get him involved, but he may largely have to settle for a spot in four-wide sets early in the season.

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Steelers' Brandon Brown-Dukes: Signed by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown-Dukes was signed by the Steelers on Wednesday.

Brown-Dukes was originally cut by the team in early May, but the Steelers have elected to bring him back for the remainder of minicamp. He'll still be a long shot to make the final roster, ultimately battling for a spot on the practice squad.

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