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9-6-1, 2nd in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL knows recently retired Rob Gronkowski as Gronk. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin remembers him as a long 17-year-old kid from Woodland Hills (Pa.) HS.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking publicly for the first time since Jan. 2, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not apologize for his coaching style but acknowledges he has to do better. The Steelers missed the playoffs and the drama surrounding Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown persisted all season. "I expect growth and development from myself from a leadership standpoint based on the experiences that we've had," said Tomlin Monday from the NFL owners meetings. Asked about the perception he enabled Antonio Brown, Tomlin said he treats people fairly, but "I don't aspire to treat everybody exactly the same. That's just the reality of how I function."

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Steelers not rushing Roethlisberger extension

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says the team is taking its time working on an extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said from the NFL owners meetings that contract negotiations with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are "ongoing" and "significant" because this is likely Big Ben's last deal. Colbert believes his quarterback is unfazed by recent criticisms from ex-teammates. "Ben is our quarterback and our leader," Colbert said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Morgan Burnett's pending release will save the Steelers $3.63 million against the salary cap, or $5.05 million if they designate him a post-June-1 release. The team has explored a trade for Burnett, according to a source, but Burnett's agent, Kevin Conner, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the team will release him April 1. The Steelers have Burnett's replacements intact - Mark Barron at inside/dime linebacker, Terrell Edmunds at strong safety.

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Agent: Steelers to release S Burnett by April 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed veteran safety Morgan Burnett that they will release him by April 1, as per the player's request, Burnett's agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Didn't get the sense the Steelers were players for new Indianapolis Colt Justin Houston, whose price of $12 million per year was too steep. At pass rusher, the Steelers will ride with T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree, Anthony Chickillo, young players and perhaps another veteran who won't count against the compensatory pick formula.

Kellerman: Don't blame Big Ben yet for Steelers' drama (2:05)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Contract situation to watch in Pittsburgh: After two productive years, slot corner Mike Hilton plans to wait to sign his exclusive rights tender in efforts for new contract, per source. One of team's best tacklers won't miss offseason work, though. Similar approach to left tackle Al Villanueva, who got a new deal before 2017 training camp after not signing his tender. The rub: Productive players don't love playing on the minimum.

Stephen A.: Bell's comments on Big Ben can't be ignored (1:29)
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Bell on Roethlisberger: 'Wants to win his way'

Le'Veon Bell, now a Jet, reflected on his time as a Steeler and told Sports Illustrated that his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, "wants to win his way, and that's tough to play with."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Alabama players are scoring big in free agency. Mark Barron explains why.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

New Steeler Mark Barron considers himself an every down inside linebacker, doesn't expect to come off the field.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers have restructured linebacker Vince Williams' contract for a little cap relief. The Steelers moved Williams' $2.9-million roster bonus and $1.395 million of his $2.2 million base salary into a signing bonus, saving close to $3 million in 2019. Recent free agent signings pushed the Steelers closet to the salary cap floor.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The contract numbers for new Steelers receiver Donte Moncrief are in, and they are reasonable: Two years totaling $9 million, including $3.5 million signing bonus, base salaries of $1.5 and $3.5 million and a roster bonus of $500,000 next year, according to Spotrac. Steelers get receiver help without damaging their salary cap outlook. Moncrief counts $3.5 million against the cap in 2019.

Team Stats

Passing Yards313.02nd
Rushing Yards90.331st
Points For26.68th
Points Against22.5Tied-16th

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