Steelers News: Roethlisberger, Bryant, Boswell


The Steelers are trying to pick up the pieces from losing their overtime game against the Baltimore Ravens. While they turn their sights towards the San Diego Chargers we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Sunday, Oct. 4th.

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Was he holding a cell phone?

Apparently there was question over whether or not Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was holding a cell phone on the sidelines of Thursday night’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens. Based on this story from CBS Boston, New England Twitter had their undies all in a bunch over a shot of Roethlisberger on the sidelines.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that not only Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten has explained that Roethlisberger was holding his personal play-sheet but the NFL has also ruled out the possibility that Roethlisberger was breaking the NFL telecommunications rule.

Guess Patriots fans are pretty passionate about NFL teams not breaking the rules to gain competitive advantages. Riiiiiiight.

Welcome back Bryant

Martavis Bryant rejoined the Steelers on Friday after serving his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant can provide some much-needed help to a now struggling offense without Ben Roethlisberger.

Michael Vick and Bryant connected on a 63-yard pass in Vick’s first game with the Steelers in the preseason against the Buffalo Bills. Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG reminds us that Bryant finished just a half of that game with three receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown.

"“I think it’s going to be great for this entire team, especially for us on offense. It will allow Antonio to not see as much double coverage. You have to double one of the two. He’s a key addition for us. Not only because of what he can do as a football player but just his presence in the locker room. We understood what he was going through. As a brother, we’re just glad he’s back on the field with us.” – Mike Vick"

This has to work

The Steelers made it official on Saturday that they’ll have their fourth place kicker in eight weeks by signing Chris Boswell and releasing Josh Scobee.

Chris Adamski of the Trib notes the 24-year-old, 6’2”, 200-pound kicker spent part of training camp this summer with the New York Giants and tried out for the Houston Texans in 2014 before being cut. Boswell had made all four of his field goal attempts this preseason for the Giants.

Next: Steelers change kickers again

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