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2017 Schedule
13-3, 1st in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

GM Kevin Colbert seems eager to see what CB Joe Haden and TE Vance McDonald do with a full Steelers calendar. "Having that type of player with us for the whole offseason will only enhance their abilities to help us," said Colbert about the two players, who were acquired in late August. Haden and McDonald carry a combined salary cap number of $16.2 million but would also fill big voids in the starting lineup.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting time for Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who turned 26 on Sunday, two days before the start of franchise-tag season. The team wished Bell congratulations on social media, nodding his 2017 stats and a few highlight tapes. Teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted a picture of the pair with the message, "2018 is going to be something scaryyyy."

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Why the Steelers should give Bell the franchise tag (0:50)
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Darlington: 'Bell wants to be paid like a playmaker' (0:55)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert details Ryan Shazier's full workload at the Steelers facility each day. Never once has he said, ‘why me?'"

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Another franchise tag likely for Le'Veon (1:20)
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Steelers GM on Bell: Prefer extension over tag

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday he prefers an extension over relying on the franchise tag to keep star running back Le'Veon Bell with the team in 2018.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert anticipates roster tweaking: “If we don't change the roster we had in 2017, what reason would we think there wouldn't be any difference in the results? We have to be ready to be better than we were last year.”

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers prefer to sign Le'Veon Bell to long-term deal than rely on franchise tag, though tag an option, GM Kevin Colbert said. Team expressed ‘strong desire' to re-sign Bell at exit meeting.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OC Todd Haley talked to Cleveland media about his ‘fond memories' in six years with the Steelers and how the need for ‘new challenge' became evident.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Fresh off a four-year contract, Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix would "of course" welcome Le'Veon Bell getting his contract done alongside him. Both are Columbus, Ohio, natives. "Le'Veon is the best back in the world. And I'm trying to be the bst fullback in the world," Nix said.

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Making every NFL team's biggest free-agent decision

Should the Steelers franchise tag Le'Veon Bell again? What should the Dolphins do with Jarvis Landry? Here's advice on the league's top upcoming roster decisions.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger on Le'Veon Bell's contract talks: "He's one of the best in the business so of course you want him out there. I'm obviously not sitting in those meetings. I don't know what's going on. Only him and the Rooneys and the Steelers know what's going on. But having him out there sould be good." Speaking from the Pro Bowl, Roethlisberger also said Bell continues to grow as a receiver.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers projected to have $7.6 million in cap space after the restructured contracts of David DeCastro and Stephon Tuitt, according to OverTheCap.com. The Steelers would likely need to create more space to execute a long-term contract with Le'Veon Bell, depending on how the deal is structured.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

New four-year deal for Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix expected to fall among top-five contracts at the position. Nix, a former defensive lineman at Kent State, made his first Pro Bowl this year.

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Source: Steelers rework DeCastro, Tuitt deals

The Steelers have reworked the deals of two of their best players in All-Pro guard David DeCastro and standout defensive end Stephon Tuitt in an effort that cleared $13.26 million of cap space in 2018.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

With two new hires, here's a current look at the Steelers defensive staff. Art Rooney II said Wednesday some contract matters need to be worked out, but the coordinator will likely stay the same. DC: Keith Butler AHC: John Mitchell DL: Karl Dunbar ILB: Jerry Olsavsky OLB: Joey Porter DB: Tom Bradley

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers have signed B.J. Finney, a top reserve on the offensive line last season, to a one-year extension. Finney was an exclusive rights free agent in 2018. Can play guard or center.

Team Stats

Passing Yards273.83rd
Rushing Yards104.220th
Points For25.38th
Points Against19.37th