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2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC North
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First Draft: Best Comparisons For Top Players

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the best comparisons for the top players in the draft and break down the strategy for the Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers & Steelers.

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10hMel Kiper

Kiper's 2016 NFL draft re-grades

Mel Kiper rips up last April's report cards and gives new grades to all 32 teams. What did he get right -- and wrong? He reviews the 2016 class, which has some stars, steals, surprises and busts.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL has no update on Martavis Bryant, who is two months into the application process for reinstatement. A source close to Bryant says the suspended Steelers playmaker is encouraged by his case. Coach Mike Tomlin said he's 'hopeful' about Bryant's return but knows it's out of his hands. The Beaver (Pa.) County Times says reinstatement is imminent.

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Roethlisberger incentivizing team with retirement talk? (1:38)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Expanding NFL games Mexico/London and potentially adding games in China/Germany were topics discussed at owners meetings, according to Steelers president Art Rooney II.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin gave Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots their props during the NFL owners meetings:

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin fielded several questions about free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis, and his message remained consistent: He respects Revis' game but doesn't talk about free agents. With or without Revis, the Steelers are expecting a jump defensively. "It our intention to have a great defense in 2017," Tomlin said. "I can't state it any clearer than that."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell's latest rap album 'Post Interview' is charting on iTunes - behind Sade, in front of country star Eric Church.

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2dJeremy Fowler

Tomlin under 'assumption' Big Ben will return

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he's "proceeding with the assumption" that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return for a 14th NFL season.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Add Mike Tomlin to the list of Steelers officials that gives hope to Ben Roethlisberger returning next year. Tomlin said at the NFL owners meetings he's 'proceeding with that assumption' that Roethlisberger returns. Tomlin has been in consistent contact with Roethlisberger since the season ended.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: 'I always feel like we are close. You could have asked me during one of those 8-8 years, and I felt like we were close. And I mean that.'

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3dJeremy Fowler

Tomlin: Steelers eye Big Ben successor in draft

The Steelers will aggressively evaluate draft-eligible quarterbacks again this year as the team scouts for its future quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger, coach Mike Tomlin said Monday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin: Steelers have paid 'special attention' to draft-eligible quarterbacks while preparing for life after Big Ben, and have been doing so for years. The goal - gain knowledge of quarterbacks in order to make good decisions 'when we come to that fork in the road. Who's to say that we aren't there right now?'

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he's been in "pretty fluid conversation" with Ben Roethlisberger about the team, including free agency/draft plans. But talks about Roethlisberger's future have been minimal. "I'm just letting him sort through that process," Tomlin said.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards110.014th
Points For24.811th
Points Against20.410th