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Alualu seeking a clean slate

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Tyson Alualu spent seven years in Jacksonville trying to help revive a struggling franchise while simultaneously trying to live up to his draft pedigree. Neither really happened. Alualu, the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, never registered more than ...

Steelers add depth to their backfield

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two free agents on Monday, including running back Knile Davis to a one-year contract. Davis, an unrestricted free agent, is entering his fifth NFL season in 2017. The Arkansas product originally entered the NFL as a ...

Steelers sign ex-Titans receiver

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have added depth at wide receiver, signing free agent Justin Hunter on Wednesday to a one-year deal. Financial details were not disclosed. The 25-year-old Hunter split time between Buffalo and Miami in 2016, catching 10 passes for ...

New England linebacker pays visit to Steelers

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Coveted free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower’s tour hit Pittsburgh on Tuesday, but Hightower left the team’s facility without signing a deal. The team announced it hosted him after he spent Monday getting wooed by the New York Jets. Hightower ...

Steelers keeping two of their own

PITTSBURGH — Free to test the market — and maybe make more money in the process — for the first time in his career, Landry Jones opted to stick with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead. The backup quarterback signed a two-year deal on Thursday to remain with the Steelers as the primary ...

Steelers to keep Harrison around

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker has signed a two-year contract with the team that will keep Harrison in black and gold past his 40th birthday. Harrison led the Steelers with five sacks in 2016. ...

Colbert decisions are vital

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization ...

Porter gets $300 fine for bar incident

By Joe Mandak The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. Porter entered the plea Tuesday in City Court in ...

Replacing Big Ben will be hard to do

PITTSBURGH — Steelers chairman Art Rooney II allowed last week that maybe it’s time to start looking for a quarterback who could eventually replace Ben Roethlisberger. That’s prudent. It’s also frightening. It was either Einstein or Lombardi who first postulated one of the basic ...

Video supports arrest of Steelers’ assistant coach

By Joe Mandak The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board ...

Steelers’ future bright, but concerns loom

PITTSBURGH — The roll that carried the Pittsburgh Steelers from adrift at midseason to the cusp of the Super Bowl came to a sudden and emphatic stop in New England. The pain of the one-sided 36-17 loss to Tom Brady and the Patriots will linger. If the Steelers want to find a way to take the ...

Deflated: Hogan’s a hero as Patriots rout Steelers for AFC title

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the ...

Mehno: New England just flat out better

PITTSBURGH — The Patriots were better. I’ll have to expand on that for another 550 or so words, but that’s the quick version of what happened in the 36-17 blowout that sent New England to the Super Bowl and ended the Steelers’ season Sunday night. The Patriots were better on ...

Curtains for Steelers’ defense as Patriots roll

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount burst through the line at the Pittsburgh 19, slipped one tackle and bulled into another defender at the 9. Cornerback William Gay wrapped him up, but just got pushed backward. Three more Steelers pitched in, still unable to bring the New England running ...

Belichick respects Steelers’ history

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There are few things that Bill Belichick respects more than history in the NFL. And few teams elicit as much praise from the Patriots coach as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Part of it is the reverence that Belichick holds for the way Steelers founder ...

Steelers ready to put heat on Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Take it from Wade Phillips, slowing down Tom Brady is a goal often sought, but seldom achieved. “Good luck,” the new defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams said this week when asked about the difficulty of taking the Patriots quarterback out of his comfort ...

Pittsburgh has shot at Super trip No. 9

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press The following are the matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots: When the Steelers (13-5)    have the ball Pittsburgh’s best chance — some would say its only chance — is to get its ...

Big Ben doesn’t see himself in Brady’s league

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady’s shoulder pads ended up making that impossible. Their brief exchange before Brady and the New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh ...

Opposing running backs still friends

PITTSBURGH — The football player and friend in Le’Veon Bell understood why LeGarrette Blount walked off the job that cold night in Nashville more than two years ago, jogging to the locker room with the clock still running as Bell and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers reveled in a critical ...

Villanueva named a finalist

HOUSTON — Falcons coach Dan Quinn and Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva are the finalists for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award. The winner of the honor, presented by USAA, the official military appreciation sponsor of the league, will be announced during NFL Honors the night ...