Steelers

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 ...

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 ...