Steelers

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 ...

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 ...