Steelers News: Bell, Brown, Archer


The Steelers are coming fresh off of their first win of the season in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers. While they set their sights on the St. Louis Rams we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Sept. 22nd.

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Welcome back Bell

Just as the Steelers offense seems to be clicking they welcome back the AFC’s leading rusher from last season. Le’Veon Bell returns from serving his two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and as Teresa Varley points out, no one is happier for his return than he is.

"“It’s amazing. I’m glad it’s over and I can just focus on getting back on the field with my teammates.” – Le’Veon Bell"

Brown breaking records n’at

Just another day at the office for Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who dominated against San Francisco’s secondary and found a new place in the NFL record books while he was at it. ESPN Stats & Information states that Brown is quickly writing his name all over the Steelers history books.

Not only did Brown extend his streak of at least five receptions for 50 receiving yards to 34 consecutive games, he also moved into fifth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yardage list, passing HOF’er Lynn Swann. He became the fourth Steelers player to record at least 400 receptions, joining Hines Ward, Heath Miller and John Stallworth.

Bye-bye Archer?

With the return of Le’Veon Bell to the roster from suspension, someone has to go. The PPG’s Ed Bouchette suggests that Dri Archer could be on the outside looking in on the running backs group, leaving him vulnerable to be cut. The Steelers don’t have to make a roster move until Wednesday but Bouchette reminds us that Archer didn’t play an offensive snap on Sunday.

Archer played just three offensive snaps against New England. Surely his spot on the roster can’t be justified with his non-existent return skills. Even more noteworthy is the fact that Jordan Todman, who was picked up just before the season began, got some action on Sunday instead of Archer. We’ll see how this plays out.

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