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Steelers

Roethlisberger takes pay cut to stay

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a new contract that assures the ...

Meeting with Big Ben ‘productive’

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th season. Team president Art Rooney II released a statement Wednesday saying he and Roethlisberger have met to figure out a way to ease the financial pressure caused by ...

Report: Roethlisberger will return as QB this fall

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — According to the NFL Network Tuesday night, Ben Roethlisberger will return as the Steelers quarterback this fall. The Steelers want Roethlisberger to come back according to his agent, Ryan Tollner, who indicated the team has the 17-year veteran in its ...

GM Colbert: Work to do to bring back Big Ben

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet despite optimistic overtones from both the team and its longtime franchise quarterback, Roethlisberger’s return for an 18th season hardly looks like a given. While stressing Roethlisberger “did a lot of ...

Pouncey brothers both retiring

PITTSBURGH — Mike and Maurkice Pouncey came into the world together. They’re leaving the NFL in the same way. The 31-year-old twin brothers announced their respective retirements on Friday after spending a decade among the best centers in the league. Maurkice Pouncey spent 11 years in ...

Steelers round out their coaching staff

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers filled their remaining coaching vacancies on Monday, hiring longtime NFL assistant Mike Sullivan as their quarterback coach, Chris Morgan as assistant offensive line coach and Matt Tomsho as quality control coach. Sullivan replaces ...

Cowher’s book out this June

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling “more than just a football story.” The former Pittsburgh Steelers coach, who led his team to a Super Bowl title at the end of the 2005 season, has ...

Steelers hire from within for new O-line coach

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — According to several media outlets Monday afternoon, Adrian Klemm was promoted from assistant offensive line coach to full-time offensive line coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Klemm replaces Sean Sarrett, who replaced Hall of Famer Mike Munchak in ...

Stafford dealt for Goff

LOS ANGELES — The Detroit Lions are trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round draft picks and a third-round pick, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition ...

Rooney torn over contract of Big Ben

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers want Ben Roethlisberger to return in 2021. It’s the money, however, that makes it tricky. Team president Art Rooney II admitted on Thursday there is work to be done to lower Roethlisberger’s scheduled $41.2 million salary ...

Steelers make it official with Canada hiring

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look very far to find a new offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to the position on Monday to replace Randy Fichtner. The Steelers opted not to renew Fichtner’s contract ...

McDonald says it’s time to walk away

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s urge to branch out beyond the football field — one that bubbled for years — came to a head during the early ...

Haskins hoping to restore his career with Steelers

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the ...

Steelers part ways with 3 coaches

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs. The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom ...

Tomlin: Much work to be done

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin understands change is inevitable, though the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach also knows his organization has avoided it more than most. Probably not this time. A blowout playoff loss at home to Cleveland still fresh, Tomlin allowed on Wednesday that the ...

Decisions awaiting Steelers in offseason

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers left no doubt last spring. As quarterback Ben Roeth-lisberger healed from right elbow surgery, the organization he’s helped lead for the better part of two decades dismissed the idea of finding his eventual heir following an 8-8 ...

Steelers faced with lots of questions

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sat on the bench late Sunday night, their 11th season together over. Their future uncertain. Their pain obvious. The end of the 2020 season wasn’t supposed to come so quickly. Yet it barreled down ...

Steelers’ year ends in shocking loss at home to Browns

From Mirror,wire reports PITTSBURGH — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or your emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it, dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday ...

Crimson Tide looking for sixth championship under Saban

CFP final Tonight: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Ohio State. Records: Crimson Tide (12-0); Buckeyes (7-0) TV: ESPN Latest line: Tide are favored by 8 By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press MIAMI — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking ...

Eight teams left to play after wild-card weekend

The Associated Press After the completion of wild-card weekend, which included Sunday night’s stunning Cleveland Browns win at Pittsburgh, the NFL divisional round is now set to begin this Saturday, with four games over two days. First up n Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, 4:35 p.m., Fox. ...