Steelers

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 ...

New-look DBs taking shape

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is excited to see his new-look secondary. The Steelers overhauled the position following a bumpy season which included a disappointing upset playoff loss against Jacksonville in the divisional round. The team followed by parting ways with ...

Big Ben drops weight

LATROBE — A new offseason workout plan has rejuvenated Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The 36-year-old indicated that he’s in the best shape of his career Thursday following the team’s first training camp practice at St. Vincent College. A leaner, trimmer ...

It’s showtime as Steelers arrive in Saint Vincent

By Will Graves The Associated Press LATROBE — The theatrics came from all the usual suspects. So did the silence. Antonio Brown, just weeks after wondering aloud why he receives so much attention, arrived in a helicopter with his family in tow not ...

Mehno: Harrison merely stated the obvious

PITTSBURGH — Wait a minute ... James Harrison said Bill Belichick is a better coach than Mike Tomlin? That’s not exactly breaking news, not even by the TV standards, which apply that tag to a flat tire at rush hour. Belichick’s teams have won five Super Bowls. Tomlin’s Steelers have ...

Steelers’ star selected for ’19 issue of popular video game

The Associated Press We already know that Antonio Brown has made it to the top of the NFL. Now, he’s made it onto the cover of the video game he played as a youngster while dreaming of getting to the NFL. EA SPORTS unveiled Brown on Wednesday as the cover guy for Madden NFL 19 and Madden ...

No reason to be angry at Bell

PITTSBURGH — Don’t be mad at Le’Veon Bell. Yes, he’s turned down more money than most of us will ever see. He’s doing that in the hope of breaking the bank as a free agent next summer, which is a risky strategy. But he’s willing to assume that risk, and how can you fault him for ...

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 ...