Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th86.4 (26th)251.1 (10th)
Defense13th115.6 (18th)221.6 (10th)
Steelers have timetable for Ben Roethlisberger's contract
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Steelers plan to address quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract situation after the 2014 season, reports the team's official website.

"I met with Ben shortly before we did the Maurkice Pouncey signing (in the middle of June) just to make sure Ben understood where we were with our intentions as far as a contract extension for him," said team president Art Rooney II. "I just didn't want him to feel like we were moving ahead with other players without any communication.

"And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben's contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last year in 2014. I think Ben understands that's our intention and the way we'd like to proceed. I think we had a good conversation."

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Ryan Shazier looks like a Day 1 fit with Steelers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

It appears that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will fit in with the Steelers starting unit right away. Shazier worked with the first-team defense in the spring and didn't look lost according to ESPN. He's sorely needed on a defense that uncharacteristically struggled to slow down the run in 2013. 

"He understands concepts very well," linebackers coach Keith Butler said. "He reminds me a lot of Larry Foote in terms of football intelligence, and he's a very sharp guy."

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Martavis Bryant hopes to be next A.J. Green
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant said he hopes to be the next A.J. Green, reports the team's website.

Bryant said his football mentor/inspiration is Green.

"The person I really look up to and try to model my game after is A.J. Green," Bryant said. "How he is a man of the game, he is a dog in the NFL. I try to watch his highlights and do the stuff he does."

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Bills sign Steven Sylvester
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Bills signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who played in 50 games for the Steelers the past four years. Sylvester has 34 tackles and two forced fumbles in his career.

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Coach says Antonio Brown is smarter and smoother
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann told the official team website that top wideout Antonio Brown has improved this offseason to the point where he's more polished and wise to the playbook than he's ever been. 

"He doesn't really look like the same guy. He's made a transition," Mann said. "He's very confident. He's matured. He understands the concepts. He's smoother. His body language is different. He's just a different guy. He's matured a lot."

Brown caught 110 passes for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns last season. 

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