Steelers

Tuitt could play against Vikings

Next up Who: Minnesota at Pittsburgh When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Records: Both teams are 1-0 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The anxiety among the Pittsburgh Steelers after defensive end Stephon Tuitt left two plays into their season-opening win over Cleveland with a left ...

Tuitt’s injury not expected to jeopardize entire season

PITTSBURGH — Stephon Tuitt made his way into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room late Monday afternoon, sat down in his chair and started fiddling with his laundry bag. No sign of immediate pain from the biceps injury that threatened — but apparently did not end — the defensive ...

Brown > Browns

CLEVELAND — For Pittsburgh’s first road game, Antonio Brown wore a bow tie and purple and black suit embroidered with fire-breathing gold dragons. He completed his outlandish outfit with ruby red-sequined sneakers. The flashy look was both dazzling and jaw-dropping — just like Brown’s ...

Steelers RB Bell has quiet opener

CLEVELAND — Le’Veon Bell ended his contract holdout and came back last week. He was mostly missing from the Steelers’ opener. Bell looked rusty and hardly like one of the NFL’s best players on Sunday, gaining just 32 yards as Pittsburgh turned to its defense and a late Ben ...

Browns rookie quarterback gets Steelers’ defense first

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — DeShone Kizer’s connections with Ben Roethlisberger run deeper than their shared Ohio roots, rocket right arms and jersey numbers. Turns out, Kizer even owned Big Ben. “I’m sure I drafted him in fantasy leagues,” Cleveland’s rookie quarterback ...

Haden enjoying new vibe

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers made an uncharacteristic open-market splurge when they lavished Joe Haden with a $27 million contract on the eve of the regular season firm in the belief the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback could give the secondary a needed jolt. The least Haden figures he ...

Rookie LB fitting bill as starter

PITTSBURGH — T.J. Watt is a quick study. Growing up in a household with two older brothers, he didn’t really have a choice. Adapt or get left behind. Quickly. Those childhood habits die hard for the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker. His mother Connie taught her boys about ...

Flurry of late moves have Steelers in “win-now” mode

PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes his team’s hectic final week of the preseason had everything to do w­ith the NFL’s decision to move from two roster cut downs to just one and nothing to do with some sort of change in mindset heading into 2017. Six days, a slew of moves ...

Bell nothing but business as star RB returns

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell insists it was just business. All of it. The eight-month sabbatical from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Instagram posts highlighting his workouts while he was away. His refusal to sign his franchise tag until less than a week before the ...

Steelers pick up safety in trade with Bucs

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay has traded safety J.J. Wilcox to the Pittsburgh Steelers and added 11 players who were with the Buccaneers in training camp to the practice squad. Wilcox, a fifth-year pro who played the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was sent to the ...

Steelers’ moves include trading Coates to Browns

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t going to wait for wide receiver Sammie Coates to get healthy or regain his confidence. Instead, the Steelers shipped Coates and his blazing speed but erratic hands to Cleveland on Saturday. Pittsburgh also sent a ...

Hurdle speaks in defense of his starting pitcher

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle thinks Ivan Nova is tired. Nova thinks Hurdle is wrong about that. But Hurdle is the Pirates manager and gets the deciding vote, so Nova will skip his next scheduled start, Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Steven Brault will take ...

Rookie QB leads Steelers to ‘W’

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Steelers rookie Joshua Dobbs promised his mother he’d score a touchdown and save her the football as a souvenir for her birthday. He got her two. Dobbs threw for one touchdown and ran for the winning score with 2 seconds left and the Pittsburgh ...

Expectations high for new Steeler

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Haden needed a job, a change of scenery and a chance at a Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers were more than happy to give the longtime Cleveland Browns cornerback a shot at all three. The Steelers signed Haden to a three-year contract late ...

Pittsburgh gives GM Colbert contract extension

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed general manager Kevin Colbert to an extension through the 2020 draft. Colbert began his tenure with the Steelers as director of football operations in 2000 before accepting the title of general manager in 2011. The ...

Report: Haden to Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Former Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden reportedly reached an agreement on Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a three-year free-agent according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Haden will sign a three-year deal with the Steelers worth $27 million, which includes $7 ...

Secondary focus on versatility

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The nameplate over Cam Sutton’s locker isn’t actually a plate at all. It’s a yellow sheet of paper with his number, his last name and his position written in black marker. The position part says only “defensive back.” Not ...

Steelers pick up tight end from 49ers

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin scouted Vance McDonald before the 2013 NFL draft and liked what he saw from the big tight end. Though San Francisco grabbed McDonald in the second round that spring, Tomlin kept tabs on McDonald, monitoring his ...

Healthy, rookies catching up

PITTSBURGH — Juju Smith-Schuster felt a twinge in his left leg and limped off the Heinz Field turf, making a halting beeline for Pittsburgh Steelers trainer John Norwig. It’s become all-too familiar routine for the rookie wide receiver, one who has split his initial training camp struggling ...

Backup QB helps beat Steelers

By Will Graves The Associated press PITTSBURGH — Scott Tolzien led a pair of long scoring drives to inch closer to the Colts’ starting job for the season opener if Andrew Luck’s shoulder isn’t ready, and the Indianapolis defense kept Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense in check in a ...