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Rudolph expected to return

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup when he is cleared to return from a concussion sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6. ...

Steelers will go on minus DL Tuitt

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory ...

Steelers ride depth, momentum into bye

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whom he gave the game ball to after watching his undermanned club potentially resurrect its season with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I keep that business between us,” Tomlin said. Considering ...

Hold on: Steelers survive late comeback in win over Chargers

By Joe Reedy The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night. Conner had his first game with ...

Steelers highlights-lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles: Play of the game: Four minutes into the game, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush scooped up a fumble on a backward pass from ...

Matchup features veteran vs. rookie QB

NFL week 6 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers When: 8:20 p.m. TV: NBC Records: Steelers (1-4), Chargers (2-3) The line: Chargers by 6 1⁄2 By Joe Reedy The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los ...

It’s official: rookie QB Hodges to start vs. Chargers

PITTSBURGH — It’s officially “Duck” season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers ruled quarterback Mason Rudolph out for Sunday’s visit to the Los Angeles Chargers while he continues to recover from a concussion, meaning undrafted rookie free agent Devlin “Duck” Hodges will ...

Defense ready to pick up slack

Steelers week 6 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers When: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. Records: Steelers (1-4), Chargers (2-3) The latest line: Chargers by 61⁄2 points The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating ...

Hodges could be the guy in charge

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent’s house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over ...

Tomlin defends Steelers letting Rudolph walk off the field

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph “appears to be doing fine” according to coach Mike Tomlin, but Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol following an illegal hit by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas. Rudolph left last weekend’s overtime ...

Steelers QB Rudolph upbeat after scary hit

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph ambled through the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room on Monday, a welcome sight less than 24 hours removed from a harrowing collision with Baltimore safety Earl Thomas that left the second-year quarterback lying unconscious on the Heinz Field turf. Rudolph’s ...

Hard to watch: Rudolph knocked out; Steelers lose in OT

PITTSBURGH — Earl Thomas saw Mason Rudolph step up in the pocket and took aim at what the Baltimore Ravens safety considered Pittsburgh quarterback’s “strike zone.” One ugly and illegal collision later, Rudolph lay motionless on the Heinz Field turf and one of the NFL’s most bitter ...

Tucker continues to haunt Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — John Harbaugh told his young team you’re not really a Baltimore Raven until you’ve beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers. Justin Tucker has. Many times. His team on the cusp of letting a winnable game on the road get away, the NFL’s best kicker added another notch to his ...

Steelers-Ravens highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 26-23 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh: Play of the game: With 7:37 left in overtime, Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges completed a 10-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster, but ...

Still rivals?: Steelers, Ravens have new leaders

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm is in a cast while he recovers from right elbow surgery. Joe Flacco is trying to keep the Denver Broncos afloat. Terrell Suggs is in Arizona. Time to see if the professional hatred that’s long been a hallmark of one of the AFC’s most ...

Steelers prep for QB Jackson

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — When he got the call from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday evening, Taryn Chistion was getting his hair cut. Shaved clean near his ears and neck and faded into a less-cropped look on the top, Christion’s new ’do bears little resemblance to the ...

Versatile Samuels shining

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels felt as if he’d jumped into a time machine. Standing in the shotgun while working out of the wildcat formation on Monday night against Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back was transported back to his freshman year at North ...

Steelers break out of funk in big way

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers insisted they might have been winless through three weeks, but they were far from hopeless. They stressed the process of finding an identity with franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out for the season with an elbow injury would take time and a ...

Bengals-Steelers highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 27-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh: Play of the game: With the Steelers leading 17-3 in the third quarter, quarterback Mason Rudolph looked downfield for a rare time and ...

In post-AB world, Steelers need identity

NFL Week 4 Tonight: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. TV: ESPN Records: Both teams are 0-3 Latest line: Steelers are 3-point favorites By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have an Antonio Brown problem. At least off the ...