Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team for a trade. Bryant said he’s happy in Pittsburgh when asked if he wanted a change of scenery. Bryant has just 17 receptions and one TD through six games this season.
Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called Antonio Brown’s sideline blow-up “unfortunate” and wished the All-Pro wide receiver talked to him personally about the missed play. Brown broke free down the field but Roethlisberger didn’t see him. Big Ben said Brown’s attitude didn’t set a good example for young players and undermines his “superhuman” talent.
Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva blames himself for the image of him standing apart from teammates during Sunday’s national anthem, saying he unintentionally separated himself in the moments leading up to the anthem. The Steelers decided to stay in the Soldier Field tunnel during the anthem in response to comments by President Trump about anthem protests by NFL players. Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers will be on the field for the national anthem “moving forward.” Roethlisberger’s comments came shortly after he wrote on his website yesterday that he wishes the Steelers handled their show of unity during the national anthem differently.
The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Vance McDonald and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a fourth-round pick. McDonald had career highs in receiving yards, yard per reception and touchdowns in 11 games last season before suffering a shoulder injury.