Steelers

Going, going gone

By Josh DuBow The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal late Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted. A person with direct knowledge of ...

Steelers keeping their O-line intact

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new deals Thursday. Foster was set to become a free agent when the new NFL year ...

Trading Brown out of AFC is ideal situation

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season. If things don’t work out, Colbert has a plan for that, too. Colbert addressed the rampant rumors about Brown’s future Wednesday by ...

Bell will not be tagged

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And ...

Brown sounds off on Ben, Tomlin

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown’s laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against ...

It’s no secret: AB wants out

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial ...

Star receiver leaving town all ablaze

PITTSBURGH — There are a lot of bridges in Pittsburgh, and Antonio Brown seems to be intent on burning all of them. On Tuesday, he failed to show for a hearing on the charge of excessive speeding. Wherever he was, he Tweeted a farewell to Steelers Nation. The funny thing about that is he ...

Steelers’ issues much deeper than they say

PITTSBURGH — Art Rooney II spent a good part of last week evading questions about the suddenly tumultuous Steelers. He’s his father’s son, so he comes by that skill naturally. It was further sharpened when he studied law and learned that expansive candor is rarely a conduit to anything ...

Steelers still haven’t heard from Brown

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pitts-burgh Steelers aren’t ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn’t heard from Brown since he left ...

Rooney doubting AB’s return

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — Time could be running out on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown when it comes to his future with the team. According to published reports Thursday, team owner Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that he doesn’t feel good about ...

Faneca among HOF finalists

First-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2019. They will be joined in balloting on Feb. 2 by Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Steve Hutchinson, ...

Brown, Tomlin not communicating

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to say Antonio Brown bailed on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The longtime head coach is not ruling it out either. The star wide receiver went radio silent in the days before the team’s regular-season finale against Cincinnati last Sunday, in essence ...

Brown issue is Steelers’ top priority

PITTSBURGH — Is this any way to run a football team? That’s the question Steelers owner Art Rooney II must confront as he holds meetings to determine why the Steelers aren’t in the playoffs and what they must do to correct that situation. Since the season ended on Sunday, it has come ...

Steelers dealing with many issues

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to get into hypotheticals. Maybe because doing so would only make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ painful late swoon all the more painful. “Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve,” Roethlisberger said after Pittsburgh’s season ended a half-game ...

Helpless feeling: Steelers pull out win, but don’t get playoff spot

PITTSBURGH — The win they needed but at times didn’t act like they particularly wanted finally secured, the Pittsburgh Steelers lingered on the Heinz Field turf after a sluggish 16-13 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday and turned their eyes to the massive videoboard in the south end ...

Mehno: Their record speaks for itself

PITTSBURGH — Let’s get to the bottom line at the top: When your playoff fate is in the hands of another team, you don’t have any business getting upset when that team blows your chance. The Steelers never should have gotten to a point where they needed the Cleveland Browns to win in ...

Steelers hope for win, luck

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an “s” to the end of his last name. Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the rookie “a little something ...

Brown, Boswell hurt; new kicker inked

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is uncertain to play in the team’s biggest game of the season. Brown was listed as questionable to play in the Steelers’ must-win, regular-season finale at home against Cincinnati on Sunday. He missed all three ...

Smith-Schuster named Steelers’ MVP

PITTSBURGH — With stars such as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster admitted he was a little surprised to be voted as the team’s most valuable player. But a breakout second season earned Smith-Schuster the respect of his teammates ...

More than bad JuJu to blame

PITTSBURGH—JuJu Smith-Schuster said he was the reason the Steelers lost last Sunday’s game in New Orleans. His sentiments were noble, but incorrect. Make no mistake, Smith-Schuster’s late-game fumble played a key role. But it wasn’t the only reason the Steelers are in a scramble to ...