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9-6-1, 2nd in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers safety Morgan Burnett has not officially asked the team for his release, but Burnett told NFL Network he wants to be released to return to his natural position of safety instead of dime linebacker. Steelers would save $2.16M on cap by releasing him.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

More context on assistant coach Mike Munchak's departure to Denver: The Steelers made attempts to keep Munchak on staff, team president Art Rooney II told reporters this week. Also, Rooney appeared on 93.7 the Fan and said those discussions started before the 2018 season. Munchak kept his options open and has made a move to be closer to family.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Watt has been added to Pro Bowl to replace the injured Jadeveon Clowney. Watt was tied for second among NFL linebackers with 13 sacks last season. Steelers still have six Pro Bowlers scheduled to play -- Antonio Brown and David DeCastro dropped out, while JuJu Smith-Schuster and Watt joined as replacements.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the Steelers' run-vs.-pass attack after the team rushed the ball 345 times last season, second-lowest behind Green Bay, team president Art Rooney II said he'd like to "see us be a little more balanced...Although truth of the matter is we were pretty successful passing, so it's hard to say it was a problem. But I do think being a little more balanced could be helpful."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about an extension for Mike Tomlin, Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team will "cross that bridge when you get to it." As for his assessment of Tomlin in 2018, Rooney said, "when you miss the playoffs, nobody gets absolved -- coaches, players, scouts, front office, Everybody knows we need to be better, including Mike. There are no disagreements in the organization about that."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

In the big picture, team president Art Rooney II doesn't buy the notion that the Steelers are a 'circus' for the off-field storylines. "I don't know where it comes from. As far as I'm concerned, it's nonsense," Rooney II said. "We work hard to get to where we are. If you evaluate the season, we didn't achieve our goal of winning the division but we finished a half-game (out) of winning the division. We had lots of opportunities to get there. It's disappointing, but I'm not sure how that makes you a circus."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I've confirmed NC State tight ends/fullbacks coach Eddie Faulkner is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers as running backs coach. The NFL Network first reported the move. Faulkner, who also coached special teams and was NC State's recruiting coordinator, has coached running backs at Northern Illinois and Ball State. This will be his first NFL job.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

In an interview with a group of reporters, Steelers president Art Rooney II said "we're not closing any doors" on Antonio Brown but signs of him staying don't look positive. Rooney still hasn't spoken to Brown, which he calls 'disappointing,' but makes clear he won't disparage him.

Stephen A. bothered Big Ben isn't criticized like AB (1:41)
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Arians says he sees too much 'diva' in WR Brown

Bruce Arians, who was the Steelers' offensive coordinator when Antonio Brown was a rookie, has been observing the All-Pro wide receiver from afar and doesn't like what he sees.

Graziano lists potential landing spots for Brown (1:09)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers have $18.25 million in salary cap room according to NFLPA's latest report, the sixth-most in the NFL. A lot will change come March. Trading Antonio Brown would add $1.045 million to that.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

In promoting Shaun Sarrett to Steelers offensive line coach, Mike Tomlin said, ‘we have full confidence in his coaching abilities, and we look forward to him using his experience as he has been preparing for this opportunity to take on the challenges that will be presented to him." Sarrett was Mike Munchak's trusted offensive line assistant before Munchak took a job with the Broncos on Monday.

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6dJeff Legwold

Munchak agrees to be Broncos' O-line coach

Mike Munchak has left the Steelers to join Vic Fangio's staff in Denver as offensive line coach. Munchak was a finalist for the Broncos' head-coaching job. Denver named Fangio to that position on Thursday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers are losing offensive line coach Mike Munchak to the Denver Broncos, according to 9News Denver. This is a big one. Munchak's contract was up and the Broncos pounced. The offensive line is arguably the Steelers' strongest position, and players loved how Munchak taught them.

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9dJeremy Fowler

Brown to address Steelers drama 'at a later date'

Receiver Antonio Brown said Friday on Instagram Live that he will address the situation with the Steelers "at a later date," promising that "my actions will speak louder than my words."

Team Stats

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