Steelers

Bryant vows he’s a changed man now

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Game days were the hardest, when the pain Martavis Bryant inflicted on himself, his family and his Pittsburgh Steeler teammates felt the most acute. So Bryant retreated and refocused. The television in the Las Vegas place he shared with ...

Green, Warren fail physicals, get released

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals. While Warren’s departure became imminent after the Steelers made the unusual move of selecting long snapper Colin Holba from ...

Steelers agree to terms with Conner

PITTSBURGH — James Conner is officially a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former Pitt running back who has overcome cancer signed a four-year deal with the Steelers on Thursday. Pittsburgh selected Conner in the third round of the draft last month. Conner, who set Atlantic Coast ...

Steelers sign fifth-round pick

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fifth-round draft pick Brian Allen to a four-year contract. Allen, a cornerback, is the first of Pittsburgh’s eight draft choices to come to terms. Allen began his college career at Utah as a wide receiver before being converted to ...

Offense gets jolt with 2017 picks

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger got help. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell too. And Greg Warren? Really? Yes, really. For a team whose defensive shortcomings were exploited by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh ...

Steelers select Pitt RB Conner

PITTSBURGH — A year ago, James Conner was in the middle of chemotherapy treatment as it waged a battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that left the Pittsburgh star running back drained but resolute. Conner never doubted he’d make the NFL. Even as the drugs sapped his strength and wreaked ...

Steelers pick Badgers DE

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt with the 30th pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Watt, the younger brother of Houston Texans J.J. Watt, was considered by some publications as one of the top seven edge rushers in this year’s draft. At ...

Steelers should spice up ‘D’

The Steelers won their last seven games of the regular season in 2016 to finish 11-5 and win the AFC North Division. They then went on to post two playoff victories. Most people would consider that a successful season. Yet, the lingering images that remain from the 2016 season are Tom Brady ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the sixth of seven Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL draft position-by-position analyses: INSIDE LINEBACKERS Currently on roster: Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams, Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort, Steven Johnson Last five drafts: Shazier (2014, first round) has become a force on the ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fifth of seven Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL draft position-by-position analyses: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Currently on roster: Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers, Lavon Hooks, Roy Philon Last five drafts: Hargrave turned out to be a nice third-round pick for the Steelers last ...

Steelers draft capsule: WRs/TEs

The following is the fourth of seven Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL draft position-by-position analyses: WIDE RECEIVERS Currently on roster: Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers, Justin Hunter, Cobi Hamilton, Demarcus Ayers, Canaan Severin, Marcus ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the third of seven Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL draft position-by-position analyses: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Zach Mettenberger Last five drafts: The Steelers took Jones with the second of their two fourth-round picks in 2013. ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the second of seven Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL draft position-by-position analyses: RUNNING BACKS Currently on roster: Le’Veon Bell, Knile Davis, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Brandon Brown-Dukes, Gus Johnson, Dreamius Smith, Trey Williams Last five drafts: The Steelers hit ...

Obama, other dignitaries pay respects

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Dan Rooney’s priorities were always clear. Family. Football. Faith. Ireland. It’s the order they came in for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman, however, that occasionally became blurry. Often in the best way possible. The ...

Dan Rooney was a humble, genuine football man

PITTSBURGH — Of all the things to remember about Dan Rooney, the one that comes to mind immediately is the hot dog line. The Steelers put out a couple of pans of hot dogs in the press room at halftime of games at Heinz Field. Because the hot dogs are free, the line is long, and Dan Rooney ...

Rooney Rule leaves legacy, impact far beyond the NFL

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press Of all the contributions Dan Rooney made to the NFL, the Rooney Rule was the most important and far reaching. The policy on minority hiring that carries his name has been adopted not only by other sports but by businesses and organizations ...

Public viewing planned for Rooney’s funeral

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The funeral arrangements are set for Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and they include a public viewing at Heinz Field. Team spokesman Burt Lauten says that will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the PNC Champions Club at the stadium. Rooney’s funeral ...

Pittsburgh preseason dates announced

From Mirror, wire reports The Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off their preseason at the New York Giants on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., it was announced on Thursday. The Steelers’ next two exhibition cames will be at Heinz Field. They will host Atlanta on Aug. 20 at 4 p.m., then come back to ...

Steelers’ preseason dates set

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh will host back-to-back home games at Heinz Field in Weeks 2 and 3 of the 2017 preseason. The Steelers will host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 of the preseason at Heinz Field, with the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 3. Pittsburgh will open its ...

Big Ben uses Twitter to say he’ll be back

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t quite ready to head off into retirement. Roethlisberger announced on Twitter Friday that he’s told the Steelers he plans to be under center in 2017. “Informed the team I am looking forward ...