Steelers

Dobbs gives Steelers solid outing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs put together a compelling case to be on someone’s NFL roster next week, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 39-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale ...

Stars give Steelers advantage in North

BALTIMORE — As long as Mike Tomlin is standing on the Pittsburgh sideline, watching Ben Roethlisberger pass to Antonio Brown or give the ball to Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers will be favored to win the AFC North. It makes no difference that Randy Fichtner is the new offensive coordinator, or ...

Foster finally gets back on practice field

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ramon Foster can still hear the sound of his right knee buckling underneath him. It’s the first time in the Pittsburgh Steeler guard’s two-plus decades playing football he’d ever heard one of his joints go “pop pop pop.” Lying on the field at ...

Big Ben tough on himself in limited action for Steelers

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has at any point in his 15-year career. Maybe too good. While the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback threw for 114 yards and a touchdown in his brief preseason cameo during a 16-6 ...

Rookie lets play do talking

PITTSBURGH — The ball came floating down and James Washington appeared out of position. The back of the end zone was behind him. Green Bay defensive back Demetri Goodson was in front of him. The window Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs had to fit the ball to the rookie wide receiver ...

Big Ben ready to ‘knock that rust off’ against Titans

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has in years. The same goes for the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s body, save for the occasional unwanted collision with a teammate. If the scariest moment Roethlisberger ...

Titans think Henry, Lewis could be magic together

Steelers next opponent Saturday Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. TV: WTAJ Preseason records: Steelers (0-2); Titans (0-2) The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel believes Tennessee’s running back duo will be a problem for opponents. The former ...

Big Ben ready to get at it

The Associated Press Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline in shorts and a T-shirt Thursday night in the team’s 51-34 preseason loss at Green Bay. He and second-stringer Landry Jones had already been ruled out for the game when ...

Eagles play Patriots; Steelers look at QBs

It’s not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super ...

Injuries can happen at nearly any time

PITTSBURGH — It was just a routine practice on the last day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe. Business as usual, a sleepy day in the monotonous drudgery of training camp. Next thing anybody knew, Ben Roethlisberger was being checked for a concussion and everything changed. A big ...

Steelers to get closer look at young QBs

LATROBE — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to get a closer look at their two most recent draft picks at quarterback. Rookie third-round pick Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, Pittsburgh’s fourth-round selection in 2017, will see all of the playing time when the Steelers visit the Green Bay ...

Rookie avoids No. 92 comparisons

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. Both undrafted free agents from the Mid-American Conference feature a similar, small, stocky-type build considered by some as ...

Young receivers noticed in opener

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press LATROBE — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his ...

Backup QBs spark Steelers

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles rested several starters, including quarterbacks ...

NFL preseason openers feature big story lines

Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield. And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck. While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, several story lines will be worth following tonight. Start in the New ...

Rudolph ready for Steeler debut

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. ...

Matakevich, Bostic trying to fill void at LB

LATROBE — Tyler Matakevich wants to prove he can handle the job. Jon Bostic just wants to be on the field. Matakevich and Bostic are competing for Pittsburgh’s opening at inside linebacker after the Steelers did not use a draft pick on the position. The winner gets to start alongside ...

Haden helping Burns, other young defensive backs adjust

LATROBE — Artie Burns and Joe Haden don’t believe the Pittsburgh Steelers have a clear-cut No. 1 cornerback. The two feel they share that role. Haden has been a top cornerback in the league throughout his career and Burns, a 2016 first-round pick, feels like he’s starting to come into ...

‘D’ seeks to overcome last year’s poor playoff

LATROBE — The Pittsburgh Steeler defense wants to redeem itself from its last performance. The Jacksonville Jaguars drubbed the Steeler defense during an AFC divisional-round home playoff game as Pittsburgh equaled a team record for points allowed. Now, the Steelers want revenge. Not so ...

Foster’s knee injury not serious, will not require surgery

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Ramon Foster’s right knee injury isn’t as bad as initially feared. Foster was injured Saturday and left the team’s first padded practice of training camp on a golf cart. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday that Foster had his knee ...