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Steelers’ Spillane joining tradition-rich group at linebacker

Big matchup Who: Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0) When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 2 points By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Robert Spillane doesn’t have Devin Bush’s pedigree. He doesn’t have Bush’s speed or game experience either. That ...

Steelers moving on without Bush

Big matchup Who: Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0) When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 2 points By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The collective body language of Devin Bush’s teammates said it all. Moments after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ...

Steelers stay perfect, blow out Browns

PITTSBURGH — One by one the dominos toppled. The NFL’s best running game fell first. The passing game came next, quickly followed by the optimism that somehow things would be different for the Cleveland Browns. It never is. Not in Pittsburgh anyway. Players change. Coaches change. ...

Browns bullied, battered

PITTSBURGH — Baker Mayfield’s orange helmet was replaced by a white baseball cap as he watched the fourth quarter from Cleveland’s sideline. The Steelers battered the quarterback and forced the Browns to tap out early. They made Odell Beckham Jr. scream, throw his helmet and kick off ...

Garrett expects Steelers, Browns to just ‘play ball’

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett has moved on from the ugly, regrettable moment that chases him still. He hopes the Pittsburgh Steelers have put his helmet-swinging attack on quarterback Mason Rudolph behind them as well. “Their head coach said they are past it,” Garrett said Friday. ...

60 years later, Maz’s feat recalled

PITTSBURGH — Dick Groat vividly recalls the moment he realized the Pirates could beat the heavily favored Yankees in the 1960 World Series. It was the top of the ninth inning of Game 1 at Forbes Field, and the Pirates were clinging to a 6-4 lead with one out, one on and the potential tying ...

OBJ doesn’t practice, Mayfield better for banged-up Browns

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield finally fired some passes on Friday — none to Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham missed another practice with the Browns due to COVID-19 protocols, but Mayfield, who has been slowed this week by sore ribs, appears ready to play in Sunday’s hyped AFC North matchup ...

Steelers will face big test with Cleveland’s offense

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin has seen this before. The dynamic playmakers. The physical offensive line. The commitment to the run that simultaneously protects leads and wears down opponents. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach got an up-close look back in 2006 when he ...

Heinz Field no picnic for Browns

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Browns have been pitiful in Pittsburgh — for half a century. Whether playing in old Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, with its tricky winds and rowdy, towel-twirling fans, most of Cleveland’s trips down the Turnpike and across the ...

Bell will play for Chiefs

he Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Le’Veon Bell two days after he was released by the New York Jets. The team announced the move Thursday to add another potential dynamic offensive player to an offense that already features Patrick ...

Mayfield expects to play on Sunday

Steelers next foe The 4-1 Browns are at the 4-0 Steelers this Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Pittsburgh is listed as a 3.5-point favorite. The Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield’s ribs are sore and he hasn’t even exposed them to the Steelers. Mayfield was limited in practice ...

Jets cut ties with former Steelers star

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Later, Le’Veon. The New York Jets surprisingly released disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday night, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas in which he ...

Steelers build momentum during 4-0 start

PITTSBURGH — Stylistically, there are issues. A running game that seems to be all or nothing. A secondary that hasn’t been nearly as consistent as it was in 2019. A defense that seemed to have a strange aversion to getting off the field on third down. And an early schedule littered with ...

Rookie Claypool scores four TDs in Steelers’ victory

PITTSBURGH — The text message Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool received from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Friday couldn’t have been more direct. “I just told him just keep doing what you’re doing and you’re going to have a big game,” Roethlisberger said. A historic one ...

Dismal defense costs depleted Eagles

Carson Wentz and Philadelphia’s injury-depleted offense put up 29 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers and still lost. The Eagles fell to 1-3-1 with a 38-29 loss to the Steelers (4-0) following a dismal defensive performance Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger picked apart the secondary, took ...

Steelers TE enjoys the noise

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Eric Ebron never stops talking. Ever. In the huddle. In the locker room. On the field. On social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s inner monologue is broadcast live for all the world to hear, a non-stop barrage of one-liners ...

Improving Eagles going for upset at Heinz Field

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t spend his unexpected weekend off just hanging around. It’s impossible when you’re the father of three young children. So the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback headed outside to play catch with his son ...

Ilkin battling disease

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and radio broadcaster Tunch Ilkin has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The 63-year-old Ilkin, a two-time Pro Bowler who played 13 of his 14 NFL seasons ...

Rodrigues returns to Pens

PITTSBURGH — Evan Rodrigues is back to where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed the 27-year-old forward to a one-year deal worth $700,000 on Friday, less than two months after Pittsburgh shipped him to Toronto as part of a trade that brought Kasperi Kapanen to ...

Rested Steelers have an advantage over Eagles

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press For the NFL knockout pool, add the Rams to the Bills, Packers and Colts who have come through for us. Now, we turn to the Ravens against the Bengals this week. The picks: No. 21 Los Angeles Chargers (+7.5) at No. 11 New Orleans, Monday night: The ...