Steelers’ Running Backs Share Moment at 2019 OTAs

 

Travon McMillian and James Conner during 2019 Steelers organized team activities in Pittsburgh, PA (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – Running backs Travon McMillian (Rookie, Colorado) and veteran James Conner are among a crowded field of Steelers active roster participants.

On a sunny, moderately warm day in Pittsburgh, Conner shares pointers during practice and extends the hand of wisdom to the 1st-year man. The chances of McMillian making the team are slim as there are Conner, Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell Jr., Trey Edmunds and Malik Williams filling roster spots at the moment.

Part of the Steelers’ core of running backs. Pictured are Malik Williams, Ralph Webb, Travon McMillian, Runningback’s coach Eddie Falkner and James Conner during Steeler organized team activities, June 4, 2019 in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Rookie Devin Bush, Steelers Take Field for Week Two of 2019 OTAs

PITTSBURGH – The Black N’ Gold was in full effect at the Steelers’ practice facility Tuesday.

Steelers’ Rookie Linebacker Devin Bush (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

1st round draft pick Rookie Devin Bush (Michigan) took the field with fellow linebackers and defensive lineman during warmups in just his 2nd week as a professional practice setting. Veterans Javon Hargrave (DT) and Cam Heyward (DE) shared techniques with teammates.

Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)
Steelers’ Nose Tackle Javon Hargrave (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)
Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)
Steelers’ backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Steelers Receivers Coach Darryl Drake Comments After Drafting Diontae Johnson

UPDATE: Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Darryl Drake Dies.

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Toledo. At 5′ 11″ Johnson ran a 40-yard-dash time of 4.53.

Receivers coach Darryl Drake, excited about the pick, said “[Johnson] can make people miss in open space,” an attribute he says is more important than speed.

 

Steelers 2019 Schedule Released

 

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their 2019 schedule. They kick off the season on the road in a Sunday Night game against the New England Patriots.

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Sept. 8 at New England Patriots 8:20 PM NBC
Sept. 15 Seattle Seahawks 1:00 PM FOX
Sept. 22 at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 PM CBS
Sept. 30 Cincinnati Bengals (Mon.) 8:15 PM ESPN
Oct. 6 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS
Oct. 13 at Los Angeles Chargers 8:20 PM NBC
BYE
Oct. 28 Miami Dolphins (Mon.) 8:15 PM ESPN
Nov. 3 Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM CBS
Nov. 10 Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM FOX
Nov. 14 at Cleveland Browns (Thurs.) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/AMAZON
Nov. 24 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 1 Cleveland Browns 4:25 PM CBS
Dec. 8 at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 PM CBS
Dec. 15 Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 22 at New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 29 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS

Antonio Bids Pittsburgh Farewell

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown scores the game winning touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 14, 2018 at Paul Brown Stadium. (Marlon Martin / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Still under contract, the Steelers’ number one receiver has made it known that he wants out of Pittsburgh.

Antonio Brown was drafted in the 6th round (pick #195) in 2010 and during his time as the Steelers’ biggest playmaker, he has made significant strides in the team’s success. There has reportedly been a difference of opinion and lack of communication between parties with Brown skipping the final game of the season due to a knee injury.

Update: Brown  expressed his feelings quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in several exchanges with fans on his twitter page, saying the QB had an, “owner’s mentality.”

Roethlisberger has yet to respond publicly.

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown celebrate after a touchdown at Heinz Field. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)