Steelers

Steelers draft capsule– WR and TE

This is the fourth of seven Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position analyses for the 2019 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday: WIDE RECEIVERS Currently on roster: JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief, Eli Rogers, Ryan Switzer, Ka’Raun White, Diontae Spencer, Tevin Jones, ...

Steelers draft capsule

This is the third of seven Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position analyses for the 2019 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday: RUNNING BACKS Currently on roster: James Conner, Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds, Malik Williams, Ralph Webb Last five drafts: Conner was a third-round pick in 2017 and ...

Steelers will open at Patriots

NEW YORK — The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began ...

Steelers draft capsule: QBs-Specialists

This is the first of seven Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position analyses for the 2019 NFL Draft, which begins next Thursday: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Joshua Dobbs, Mason Rudolph, Brogan Roback Last five drafts: The Steelers selected Dobbs in the fourth ...

Steelers’ preseason is set

The Pittsburgh Steelers team will open the preseason with back-to-back home games, and then close out the preseason with two games on the road, including a nationally televised game against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers kick off the preseason at Heinz Field in a Week 1 matchup against ...

Steelers release Burnett

PITTSBURGH — Morgan Burnett’s injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. Pittsburgh released the veteran safety Monday, just one season into a three-year, $14.5 million contract Burnett signed last March. The Steelers had hoped to pair Burnett with Sean Davis in the back ...

Barron hopes to fill void

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Now it’s Mark Barron’s turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left by Shazier. The Pro Bowl linebacker’s career is on hiatus while he recovers ...

Chiefs’ star under team investigation

The Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Kansas City Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware ...

Mirror columnist dies at 64

From Mirror reports John Mehno, who has covered Pittsburgh sports for the Mirror for more than 35 years, has passed away. He was 64. “All of us who worked with John loved his witty, informative and entertaining style,” Mirror Managing Editor Neil Rudel said. “His columns and his ...

Bell feels ‘amazing’ about signing new deal with Jets

NEW YORK — Le’Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics. The star running back slept soundly after finally making his long-awaited decision on where to restart his NFL career, agreeing to a four-year, $52.5 million deal from the New York Jets early Wednesday morning and ...

Going, going gone

By Josh DuBow The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal late Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted. A person with direct knowledge of ...

Steelers keeping their O-line intact

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new deals Thursday. Foster was set to become a free agent when the new NFL year ...

Trading Brown out of AFC is ideal situation

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season. If things don’t work out, Colbert has a plan for that, too. Colbert addressed the rampant rumors about Brown’s future Wednesday by ...

Bell will not be tagged

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And ...

Brown sounds off on Ben, Tomlin

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown’s laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against ...

It’s no secret: AB wants out

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial ...

Star receiver leaving town all ablaze

PITTSBURGH — There are a lot of bridges in Pittsburgh, and Antonio Brown seems to be intent on burning all of them. On Tuesday, he failed to show for a hearing on the charge of excessive speeding. Wherever he was, he Tweeted a farewell to Steelers Nation. The funny thing about that is he ...

Steelers’ issues much deeper than they say

PITTSBURGH — Art Rooney II spent a good part of last week evading questions about the suddenly tumultuous Steelers. He’s his father’s son, so he comes by that skill naturally. It was further sharpened when he studied law and learned that expansive candor is rarely a conduit to anything ...

Steelers still haven’t heard from Brown

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pitts-burgh Steelers aren’t ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn’t heard from Brown since he left ...

Rooney doubting AB’s return

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — Time could be running out on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown when it comes to his future with the team. According to published reports Thursday, team owner Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that he doesn’t feel good about ...