First Call: Steelers fans won’t like list of potential targets for Roquan Smith; Jose Quintana solid again for St. Louis

First Call: Steelers fans won’t like list of potential targets for Roquan Smith;  Jose Quintana solid again for St. Louis

Thursday’s “First Call” wonders if the Pittsburgh Steelers can land Chicago Bears star Roquan Smith in a trade. If they can’t, who can? Also, a former pirate shines for his new team. A former penguin is now a college coach. And a former Steeler might not get dressed when he returns to Pittsburgh. Roquan a … Read more

Ryan Leaf thinks Steelers may have reached out to Kenny Pickett

Ryan Leaf thinks Steelers may have reached out to Kenny Pickett

From one former first-round quarterback to another, Ryan Leaf on Wednesday afternoon assessed Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ prospects for 2022. He began by evaluating the team’s decision to pick Pickett as the 20th overall pick to inherit Ben Roethlisberger’s franchise throne. Leaf thinks Pittsburgh may have overshot Pickett, the only quarterback included in … Read more

The Pittsburgh Steelers release their first depth chart of the 2022 season

The Pittsburgh Steelers release their first depth chart of the 2022 season

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first depth chart of the 2022 season. For anyone who’s been listening to head coach Mike Tomlin on the initial depth chart for the past few years, Steelers fans shouldn’t place too much value on that list at this point. But it’s a starting point and an indication of … Read more

Tim Benz: Steelers, Diontae Johnson had to give up a lot to close the deal

Tim Benz: Steelers, Diontae Johnson had to give up a lot to close the deal

The Steelers’ new contract with wide receiver Diontae Johnson sums up this old business adage. A fair deal for both sides likely means that neither side is entirely happy with the contract signed. I don’t think that’s always the case. Check out Sidney Crosby’s 12-year, $104 million deal that was made with the Penguins ahead … Read more

First Call: Steelers introduced as a trading partner for the Bears’ tackle; Steel Curtain removed from ESPN list; Josh Bell’s Padres debut

First Call: Steelers introduced as a trading partner for the Bears’ tackle;  Steel Curtain removed from ESPN list;  Josh Bell’s Padres debut

In Thursday’s “First Call,” members of ESPN’s Steel Curtain were snubbed. The Steelers will be linked with an offensive tackle that could be traded. Ex-pirate Josh Bell played his first game with his new team. And Gerrit Cole suffers through an incredible first inning at Yankee Stadium. renovation project? The Steelers are being touted as … Read more

Tim Benz: The most important thing is what Steelers GM Omar Khan didn’t say about Diontae Johnson’s contract

Tim Benz: The most important thing is what Steelers GM Omar Khan didn’t say about Diontae Johnson’s contract

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan made his feelings for Diontae Johnson very clear on Tuesday. He wants him on the team. This year and in the future. One thing that Khan hasn’t made quite as obvious is that he wants Johnson to stick with the franchise’s preferred salary. Not the rapidly growing range of … Read more

Steelers on the ropes: Mitch Trubisky still fails to get the offense into the end zone

Steelers on the ropes: Mitch Trubisky still fails to get the offense into the end zone

Forget long races. In a training camp simulation Mitch Trubisky has trouble directing offense into the end zone from 2 yards after four plays. Trubisky, the free-agent signee, has taken first-team quarterback reps to every part of every practice session at the Pittsburgh Steelers camp to date. During the traditional 2-point practice opening simulation known … Read more

Report: Steelers and Chris Boswell agree four-year extension

Report: Steelers and Chris Boswell agree four-year extension

One of the NFL’s best kickers will stay in the Steel City for another four years. Pro Bowl kicker Chris Boswell and the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed a four-year extension worth $20 million, including $12.5 million in guaranteed money Monday. according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal links Boswell to Baltimore’s Justin Tucker … Read more

Mark Madden: The Steelers’ quarterback situation seems to point in the right direction

Mark Madden: The Steelers’ quarterback situation seems to point in the right direction

Coach Mike Tomlin says he won’t micromanage or overmanage the Steelers’ quarterback situation. But Tomlin will and is. Therefore, three quarterbacks receive equal replays in a “contest” that has already been decided. But the Steelers managed to replace Ben Roethlisberger. (The problem was getting him to quit. Now it’s making him shut up.) The Steelers … Read more

Steelers on the ropes: Rudolph has the shot of the day while Pickett and Trubisky throw INTs

Steelers on the ropes: Rudolph has the shot of the day while Pickett and Trubisky throw INTs

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin cautioned against interpreting too much into individual throws or each day of practice when evaluating quarterbacks battling for starting position. Of course, there are still the daily glitches and overanalysis. And on the second day of the training camp in Saint Vincent Mason Rudolph outshines Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett. … Read more