The Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren after both failed physicals. Green struggled to get healthy following offseason ankle surgery and spent the first half of last season on the physically unable to perform list. Green had 18 catches for 308 yards and a touchdown before suffering a concussion in December.
James Conner is officially a Pittsburgh Steeler. The former Pitt running back signed a four-year deal with Pittsburgh yesterday. The Steelers selected Conner in the third round of the NFL draft last month.
The Steelers released quarterback Zach Mettenberger, after selecting Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs in the fourth round in last week. Landry Jones is the Steelers’ primary backup, and Dobbs is now the developmental QB.
The NFL reinstated Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Bryant was suspended in March of 2016 for a second violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards during his first two seasons.
The Steelers open and close their season against the Browns. Pittsburgh hosts the champion Patriots in Week 15. Cleveland battles Minnesota in London in Week 8.
Rooney took over operation of the team from his father Art. Dan Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, whose steadfast leadership and insistence on doing things “the right way” cemented the franchise as a powerhouse and made him one of the league’s most respected figures, died on Thursday, the team announced. He was 84.
Pittsburgh Steelers versatile offensive lineman Chris Hubbard signed his one-year, $1.8 million tender as a restricted free agent. Hubbard saw the most playing time of his career last season. He took 325 offensive snaps and started at right tackle in weeks 4, 5 and 6.
Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin says the team will aggressively evaluate draft-eligible quarterbacks. 35-year-old Ben Roethlisberger said in January he would evaluate his future during the offseason. Pittsburgh hasn’t drafted a QB in the top three round since taking Big Ben 11th overall in 2004.
The Steelers signed free-agent defensive end Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract. Alualu spent his first seven seasons with Jacksonville after the Jags drafted him 10th overall in 2010.