Steelers

Bell apparently gone after 2018

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s deadline, meaning he will play ...

Role to expand for JuJu

PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster is an open book. Unless you ask the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver about the left knee issue that’s forced him to spend most of the offseason watching workouts instead of participating in them. “You can talk to Mike Tomlin about that,” ...

Brown uses time to get better mentally

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown didn’t skip out on the vast majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities to make a statement. Or to disrespect the backup quarterbacks. Or to take a stand alongside running back Le’Veon Bell. The ...

Shazier hopes to defy odds

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier’s routine hasn’t changed much, even after a life-altering spinal injury put his football career in jeopardy. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker still arrives at the team facility around 7 a.m. He still watches copious amounts of film. He still works out ...

Steelers place OL Hawkins, TE McGee on IR

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee on injured reserve after they were hurt during organized team activities last week. Both players are out for the 2018 season. The Steelers announced the moves on Tuesday. The team said ...

Looking to catch on

PITTSBURGH — Christian Scotland-Williamson looks the part. Standing on the practice field with the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the rookie tight end blends in seamlessly. The 25-year-old is tall (6-foot-9), big (275 pounds) and athletic. Then Scotland-Williamson opens his mouth. A ...

Steelers prepare for life without Shazier

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier is neither gone nor forgotten. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker remains a fixture at the team’s facility as he continues his recovery from spinal surgery last December that left his football future uncertain at best. While there is a sense of loss, there is no ...

Rudolph prepared for new role

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it during his record-breaking career at Oklahoma State, where he left as the program’s all-time winningest quarterback. When the Pittsburgh Steelers let him know No. 2 was ...

Capitals’ Wilson earned his suspension

PITTSBURGH — Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals still has one game remaining on his well-deserved suspension from the NHL. He earned it with a vicious hit that broke Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw. The video doesn’t lie. When Wilson aimed his shoulder at Aston-Reese’s head and collided ...

Steelers parting ways with Wilcox

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran safety J.J. Wilcox on Monday just days after selecting a pair of safeties in the NFL draft. Wilcox played in 12 games for the Steelers in 2017 after Pittsburgh got him from Tampa Bay last September for late-round ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...

Steelers don’t pick up an ILB

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take an inside linebacker in the NFL draft. That doesn’t mean they didn’t want one. It simply means when it came time to pick, they looked at their internal draft board, they looked at the players available in a position where there — at ...

Steelers select safety with pick, trade Bryant

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick in the draft to bolster a secondary in the midst of a serious offseason overhaul. The Steelers released safeties Mike Mitchell and Rob Golden as well as veteran cornerback William ...

Shazier makes pick for Pittsburgh

ARLINGTON, Texas — Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier limped slowly onto the stage at the NFL draft and announced Pittsburgh’s first-round pick less than five months after a spine injury. Shazier’s appearance Thursday night was a surprise. “That’s a huge lift not only for ...

Steelers likely to focus on defense early in draft

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Colbert isn’t a fan of the word “need.” The Pittsburgh Steelers general manager believes it points too specifically to one area of weakness. “We have to be better and I do not think we were better in 2017 than we were in 2016 because we got eliminated a round ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the seventh of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: INSIDE LINEBACKERS Currently on the roster: Ryan Shazier (injured), Vince Williams, Jon Bostic, Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort, Keith Kelsey, Matt Galambos Last five drafts: Shazier (first round, 2014) ...

Possible Steelers picks

The following is a possible draft scenario for the Steelers: 1. (28) Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama 2. (60) Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn 3. (92) Terrell Edmunds, FS, Virginia Tech 5. (148) Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State 5. (165) Justin Watson, WR, Penn 7. (220) Ethan Wolf, TE, ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the sixth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Currently on the roster: Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers Last five drafts: Hargrave (third round, 2016) has been a solid starter for the Steelers, and McCullers (sixth round, 2014) ...

Ex-Steeler tight end Cunningham dies

CLEVELAND — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 passes ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fifth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: CORNERBACKS Currently on the roster: Joe Haden, Artie Burns, Mike Hilton, Cameron Sutton, Coty Sensabaugh, Brian Allen, Dashaun Phillips, Antonio Crawford Last five drafts: Burns (first round, 2016) has ...