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Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fourth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: WIDE RECEIVERS Currently on the roster: Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Hunter, Trey Griffey, Tevin Jones, Justin Thomas, Marcus Tucker Last five ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the third of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: RUNNING BACKS Currently on the roster: Le’Veon Bell, James Conner, Stevan Ridley, Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Summers Last five drafts: It’s hard to believe Bell (second round, 2013) has been in ...

Steelers get 5 prime-time games

From Mirror, wire reports When you have been as successful as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been over the years, people want to watch you on television, and the National Football League wants you to be on television. That is the case again in 2018. The NFL released its 2018 schedule for each ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the first of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs Last five drafts: Jones was a fourth-round choice in 2013 and has been a decent backup for Roethlisberger but hasn’t ...

Harrison calling it a career … again

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early ...

Mehno: MLB teams at mercy of nature

PITTSBURGH — It’s a cruel April Fool joke that’s being played on the Pirates. They get extra time in Detroit. Two of their first three scheduled games had to be postponed because of weather, including the Thursday opener and Saturday’s matinee. So at 6:10 p.m. this evening — about ...

Browns continue to swing deals

CLEVELAND — Danny Shelton always ended his interviews with a smile and saying, “Go Browns!” It was the Browns turn to say, “Go Danny!” New Cleveland general manager John Dorsey continued to wheel and deal on Saturday by agreeing to send Shelton, a former first-round draft pick, to ...

Reports: Bell getting franchise tag again

From Mirror, wire reports ESPN, nfl.com and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette were all reporting Monday night that the Pittsburgh Steelers will hit star running back Le’Veon Bell with a franchise tag for the second year in a row. Bell told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that he expected to be placed on ...

Shazier vows to play again

PITTSBURGH — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier doesn’t just plan to play again following a spinal injury. He says he wants to make it all the way to the Hall of Fame. Shazier opened up to teammate Roosevelt Nix on Nix’s podcast, Shazier’s first public comments since injuring ...

Ex-Lion Bradley to coach DBs

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers hired former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley on Thursday to coach their defensive backs for the 2018 season. Bradley, who also became the interim coach at Penn State when Joe Paterno was fired during the Jerry ...

Rooney hopeful team can keep Bell long term

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Team president Art Rooney II is optimistic the team can sign Bell to a long-term extension going into the 2018 season, but didn’t rule out using the franchise ...

Steelers’ Shazier sent home from hospital

PITTSBURGH — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is going home. Shazier was released from the hospital on Thursday, nearly two months after suffering a spinal injury in a victory over Cincinnati. The Pro Bowler underwent spine stabilization on Dec. 6 and while he was able to ...

Bell feels optimistic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell says he and the team are making progress on a contract extension. The team has presented an initial offer, and Bell says “we are a lot closer than we were last year.” Bell spoke Wednesday at the Pro Bowl. ...

QB coach promoted to Steelers’ OC

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look very far for offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s replacement, promoting longtime quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to the position on Thursday, four days after Pittsburgh’s season ended with a divisional round ...

Tomlin decides to send Haley packing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL. All the yards and all the touchdowns weren’t enough, however, for the fiery offensive coordinator to keep his ...

Tomlin not set to endorse Haley

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Todd Haley’s contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up. And coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t sound as if he’s in a rush to decide whether Haley will be back next season. Tomlin sidestepped several attempts to endorse ...

Cincy fans say thanks for win over Steelers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cincinnati Bengals fans are thanking Blake Bortles for helping the Jacksonville Jaguars eliminate Pittsburgh from the playoffs. The Blake Bortles Foundation says more than 100 Bengals fans have combined to contribute nearly $5,000 since Jacksonville beat Cincinnati’s ...

Humbled Steelers are facing questions

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the pregame talk about New England. Or the seemingly weekly distractions that piled up one on top of the other, some of them self-created and others the byproduct of circumstances far beyond their control. The Pittsburgh ...

Rematch: Steelers wary of surging Jaguars

PITTSBURGH — At the time the score looked like a misprint. Jacksonville 30. Pittsburgh 9. On the road. A result so stunningly one-sided Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stood in the locker room on that gray October afternoon only half-jokingly wondered if he still had ...

Shazier takes in practice for first time

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier has attended practice for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month. Shazier posted a photo on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon from the team’s indoor training ...