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Bud’s bounce: Steelers LB Dupree thriving in contract year

For years, Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward would talk about getting together to train during the offseason. The discussion was always vague. No specifics or firm commitments. Then the months …


NFL notes: Pittsburgh Steelers dig out of hole, keep Miami Dolphins winless

The Pittsburgh Steelers stopped beating themselves long enough to keep the Miami Dolphins winless. James Conner ran for 145 yards and a touchdown, and Mason Rudolph overcame a shaky start …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared …


As offense stalls, Steelers defense tries to pick up slack

The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating the phrase “ball awareness” over and over during the offseason, as if they could somehow speak the goal of creating …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph remains in concussion protocol

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph “appears to be doing fine” according to coach Mike Tomlin, but Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol following an illegal hit by Baltimore safety Earl …


Wham, bam JaySam; Versatile Jaylen Samuels sparks Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels helped give the team’s struggling running game a boost in a win over Cincinnati on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Steelers rough up Bengals in battle of previously winless teams

Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals …


Hurry-up offense; Steelers TE Nick Vannett cramming after trade

Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Reports: Seattle Seahawks trade tight end Nick Vannett to Steelers

The Seahawks have traded tight end Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round pick, according to multiple reports Tuesday night, including ESPN and the NFL Network.


In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

On the morning his most recent team was preparing to play without him, fleet-footed but fleeting New England receiver Antonio Brown said in a tweet: “Will not be playing in …


Minkah Fitzpatrick attacking fresh start with Steelers

Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Larry Stone: Not everything is rosy, but the Seahawks are 2-0 and ‘just getting warmed up’

They have won two games by a grand total of three points against teams that by November – or sooner – might look like they actually should have been pushovers.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Steelers begins post-Ben Roethlisberger life by trading for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance …


Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Big Ben out

Saints, Steelers see their title hopes damaged with major injuries to Brees, Roethlisberger.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Russell Wilson saves the day and salvages a win for the Seattle Seahawks

On a day when he threw both blocks and dimes, Russell Wilson saved the Seahawks from a potentially unfathomable defeat, leading a final drive that allowed Seattle to escape with …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers look to recover from ugly opener against Seahawks

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks in their home opener eager to move past a 30-point loss to New England


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Seahawks history shows how quickly things can change from one week to the next in NFL

It’s a lesson in the week-to-week roller coaster that can be the NFL that holds up to this day, repeated anew each season, if maybe not usually so extreme.


Steelers offense searching for balancing act in 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping for a more balanced offense in 2019 to take some of the pressure off 37-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger led the NFL in passing attempts, …


Steelers sign CB Joe Haden to new 3-year contract

The Steelers and veteran cornerback Joe Haden have agreed to a new contract that will keep Haden in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Big Ben makes preseason debut, Steelers beat Titans 18-6

Ben Roethlisberger needed three series to show he’s ready for the regular season in Pittsburgh’s 18-6 win over the Titans who pulled Marcus Mariota after two series in order to …


ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was …


Steelers mourning Darryl Drake’s death as training camp ends

Steelers mourning Darryl Drake’s death as training camp ends. The team attended a memorial Tuesday evening for the longtime NFL and college position coach who joined the Steelers prior to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Steelers return to practice while grieving loss of coach Darryl Drake

The Pittsburgh Steelers have returned to the business of football following the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. The 62-year-old Drake was a longtime NFL and college assistant …


Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake dies at 62

PITTSBURGH – Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He …


Steelers’ T.J. Watt seeks to build on breakout season

Personal stats don’t mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was happy to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl during a breakout second season, but …


Vance McDonald sees positive changes in Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald noticed a positive change in the organization following last year’s turbulent season. McDonald also noticed a difference in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the chemistry …


Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ready to move on from Antonio Brown, drama

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged on Friday that he had a unique on-field connection with wide receiver Antonio Brown. But although Roethlisberger admitted before the Steelers’ first practice of …


Men At Work; Steelers ditch flash as training camp opens

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for a drama-free training camp. The Steelers reported for work at Saint Vincent College eager to put the fallout from their ugly finish to 2018 …


Life after Le’Veon Bell: Steelers RB trio ready to forge own path

Pittsburgh Steeler running backs James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. are ready to emerge from Le’Veon Bell’s shadow. Bell didn’t play for the Steelers in 2018, but his …


Just JuJu; With Antonio Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is ready to prove he can thrive without Antonio Brown. The 22-year-old Smith-Schuster is the de facto leader of Pittsburgh’s wide receiver group following …