Steelers

Backup QB job wide open behind Ben

PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

Sarrett embacing promotion to line coach

PITTSBURGH — Shaun Sarrett wants to set something straight about the origin of his “Sweet Feet” nickname. It has nothing to do with boxing, Golden Gloves or otherwise. No matter what the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line seem to think. If Sarrett is being honest, the ...

Boswell keeps routine despite rough stretch

PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell doesn’t do panic. So rather than blow up his offseason routine following a nightmarish 2018 in which the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker struggled to find the form that made him a Pro Bowler in 2017 — a mini meltdown that contributed to his team’s failure to ...

JuJu ready to takes center stage

PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully. Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between being appreciative for Antonio Brown’s influence while also acknowledging things should be considerably calmer for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. The prolific but ...

Big Ben eager to move past AB saga

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They ...

Rookie already hearing Brown comparisons

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson understands parallels will be drawn between himself and former Steelers star Antonio Brown. The third-round pick, however, is focused on forging his own path. The comparisons and serendipitous ...

Steelers officially put Shazier on IL

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will miss a second straight season while recovering from spinal surgery. The team placed Shazier on the physically unable to perform list on Monday, allowing him more time to continue his rehabilitation ...

Rare move up highlights draft

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin increasingly talks about “position-less” football and the ever growing need to find players who can’t just do one thing, but many. Ryan Shazier might have been the embodiment of that movement until a spinal injury suffered in December ...

Steelers add punter, kicker as free agents

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with 10 rookie free agents once the draft concluded on Saturday. For safety Dravon Askew-Henry joining the Steelers is an opportunity to play for his hometown team. Askew-Henry, who played at West Virginia, went to Aliquippa High School. ...

Needs are filled on 2nd day

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect third-round picks Diontae Johnson and Justin Layne to get their hands on the ball. That’s where the similarities in their job descriptions end. The Steelers began the process of reloading following the ...

Steelers trade up to get ILB

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Steelers saw a player they liked in Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, so made a rare, aggressive move to get him in the first round of the NFL draft. Pittsburgh moved up 10 spots in the first round to select Bush with the 10th overall pick on Thursday ...

Steelers draft capsule

This is the seventh of seven Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position analyses for the 2019 NFL draft, which begins Thursday: CORNERBACKS Currently on roster: Joe Haden, Steven Nelson, Mike Hilton, Cameron Sutton, Artie Burns, Brian Allen, Herb Waters, Kameron Kelly Last five drafts: The ...

Steelers draft capsule

This is the fifth of seven Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position analyses for the 2019 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Currently on roster: Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers, Lavon Hooks, Casey Sayles Last five drafts: Hargrave, a third-round selection in 2016, has ...

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 ...