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Steelers WR Antonio Brown present for OTAs

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown insists the only number on his mind is 2015, not his salary.

A month ago, it was reported that Brown was unhappy with his contract and was prepared to hold out. His absence from voluntary workouts lasted only a week, and he was present with the rest of his teammates today for the start of offseason training activities.

Brown brushed aside questions about whether he planned to sit out the activities and minicamp in search of a new deal

“I’ll be there at training camp so you guys get ready to see me,” Brown said after the first of three scheduled practices this week. “I’ll be wearing my same new haircut. I’ll be smiling. I’ll be ready to go.”

Brown has three years remaining on his contract, and the Steelers do not typically renegotiate contracts with players until they have one year remaining. Brown is set to earn $23 million over the next three seasons after signing a six-year, $43 million contract in 2012, which he believes he has outperformed. He led the NFL with 129 catches and 1,698 yards last year while scoring 13 touchdowns.

Asked if he sold himself short when he signed that contract, Brown responded:

“That’s totally up to my agent. I’m here singularly focused to get better and better on my game. This organization has been nothing but first class to me, believing in my time and my skills since I got here. I’m ready to pay them back with my work ethic.”

Former NFL LB Adrian Robinson dies at 25

Former NFL linebacker Adrian Robinson, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins, has died at the age of 25. No cause of death was given.

On Sunday, Robinson’s agency Symmetry released a statement on Facebook confirming the news of his passing:

It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25. Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration.

Undrafted in 2012 out of Temple, Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. After being traded to the Eagles for running back Felix Jones but later released, Robinson played in six games the following year with the Broncos, and two with the Chargers.

Robinson recently signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, which opens training camp later this month.

From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Robinson had 156 tackles and 22.5 sacks in 50 games for Temple. In 2009 in his sophomore season, he was honored as the Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year. He had 14 tackles for losses and 12 sacks that season.

Some of Robinson’s former teams, teammates and coaches later took to Twitter to express their condolences, and a GoFundMe page was set up for Robinson’s daughter Avery Marie.

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Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell Still Not Fully Recovered From Right Knee Injury

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Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell Still Not Fully Recovered From Right Knee Injury

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); It’s now been almost five full months since Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a hyperextended right knee during the 2014 regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and apparently…

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp does not begin until June, but positional battles are already underway, thanks to weeks of OTAs already wrapped, more on the way and mandatory minicamp taking place in June.

The Steelers will need to sort out a number of key positions on both offense and defense, which should make for a compelling summer for the team. Here are five positional battles and early predictions on how they could play out.

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Steelers sign first-round pick Bud Dupree to four-year, $9.2M deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed first-round pick Bud Dupree to a four-year deal worth $9.2 million with a $5 million signing bonus, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Steelers also will carry a fifth-year option for 2019.

The linebacker out of Kentucky was the 22nd overall pick in the draft.

Dupree started 38 games for the Wildcats and finished his career there with 247 tackles, including 38 for losses. His 23.5 sacks ranks second in the history of that program.

This 6-foot-4, 269-pound Dupree is expected to start out playing at left outside linebacker, where he will compete with veteran Arthur Moats, who signed a three-year contract to return to the team this year.

Dupree is the sixth of the Steelers’ eight draft selections from the recent NFL draft to sign with the team.

New England Patriots Rumors: Playing with Pats in opener won't be same without Tom Brady, Pittsburgh QB Big Ben indicated

New England Patriots Rumors: Playing with Pats in opener won’t be same without Tom Brady, Pittsburgh QB Big Ben indicated

Many were thrilled with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s imposed punishment by NFL Commissioner Rogers Goodell for his role in the Deflategate scandal in the AFC Championship. However, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not.

Pittsburgh quarterback, who was selected 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Steelers, was eager to face the prominent Tom Brady for the…

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Steelers Have Full Attendance For Start Of OTA Practices

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Steelers Have Full Attendance For Start Of OTA Practices

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); According to several Tuesday reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers had full attendance for their first OTA practice of 2015 and that’s probably something that a lot teams can’t say. In fact, it’s hard to remember the…

Steelers Waive WR L'Damian Washington From IR With Injury Settlement

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Steelers Waive WR L'Damian Washington From IR With Injury Settlement

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The Pittsburgh Steelers are now completely done with wide receiver L’Damian Washington as the Missouri product was waived Tuesday from the team’s injured reserve list with an injury settlement. Washington reverted back…

Training camp is still two months away, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have made a strong effort this offseason to improve the roster from top to bottom.

From adding a plethora of young defenders and playmakers in the draft to signing a veteran running back, the Steelers have a much-deeper team heading into the 2015 season. However, will it be deep enough to make a return trip to the playoffs?

As long as everything goes according to general manager Kevin Colbert’s plan, not only will the Steelers be deep enough, but they’ll also be an improved team this fall. Here is a look at the areas in which the Steelers improved the most this offseason.

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