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Agent — Steelers to release S Burnett by April 1

[ad_1] The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed veteran safety Morgan Burnett that they will release him by April 1, as per the player's request, Burnett's agent Kevin Conner told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Burnett initially was told his release would occur Wednesday, but the Steelers say accounting issues will delay it another week.Burnett missed four of the first six games of the season due to injury, and the Steelers continued to start rookie
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Bell on Roethlisberger — ‘Wants to win his way’

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Now that he's a New York Jet, Le'Veon Bell can take stock of his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- and his ex-quarterback.In recent interviews with ESPN and Sports Illustrated, Bell assessed his experience with Ben Roethlisberger, who was the subject of Antonio Brown's criticism before the Steelers traded Brown to the Oakland Raiders.Coming off a four-year, $52.5-million extension with the Jets after a year-long holdout
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Steelers to sign ex-Rams LB Barron

[ad_1] Former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron reached agreement Sunday on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.He becomes the second notable veteran defensive player added by the Steelers in free agency, joining former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson, who signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh. The Steelers also signed wide receiver Donte Moncrief to a two-year deal.Free agency is
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AB buys billboards to thank fans in Pittsburgh

[ad_1] Antonio Brown is thanking Steelers fans in a message on electronic billboards in downtown Pittsburgh. The message appeared on Wednesday, the same day the Oakland Raiders introduced Brown.Antonio Brown said the opportunity to play for Raiders coach Jon Gruden was a factor in his decision to work out a trade to Oakland. Brown said he aims to hold his teammates to a high standard and a personal goal is
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Steelers, WR Moncrief reach two-year deal

[ad_1] Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Antonio Brown said the opportunity to play for Raiders coach Jon Gruden was a factor in his decision to work out a trade to Oakland. Brown said he aims to hold his teammates to a high standard and a personal goal is to pass Jerry Rice's receptions record.The team announced the contract on Thursday.Moncrief
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Steelers, Moncrief reach 2-year deal, per source

[ad_1] Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Moncrief signed a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $9.6 million with the Jaguars last March. He caught 48 passes for 668 yards, which were his highest totals since he caught 64 passes for 733 yards in his second season in 2015. That also was the last time he
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Steelers, CB Nelson reach 3-year deal

[ad_1] Free-agent cornerback Steven Nelson has agreed to a three-year deal worth $25.5 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.Nelson is expected to start opposite veteran corner Joe Haden.Nelson, who turned 26 in January, started all 16 games last season for the first time since joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 as a third-round pick (98th overall) from Oregon State. He had four interceptions, the
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Brown dealt to Raiders; agent says it’s ‘great fit’

[ad_1] Antonio Brown finally has a new home.The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to trade their prolific but disgruntled wide receiver to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Brown will receive a new three-year deal worth up to $54.125 million from the Raiders, with $30.125 million guaranteed, the source said. He previously had three years and $38.9 million left on his
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Steelers agree to deal AB to Raiders

[ad_1] Antonio Brown finally has a new home.The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to trade their prolific but disgruntled receiver to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Brown will receive a new three-year deal worth up to $54.125 million from the Raiders, with $30.125 million guaranteed, the source said. He previously had three years and $38.9 million left on his contract