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Steelers RB Conner to miss third straight game

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh running back James Conner’s aching right shoulder will keep him out of the lineup for a third straight game when the surging Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Conner took some reps with the scout team on Thursday but declared himself out as the ...

Upon return, Pouncey has no regrets

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Maurkice Pouncey is free to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers center is also free of regrets. “The money was worth it, trust me,” Pouncey said Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching ...

Tomlin sees no reason to change

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It’s still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). ...

Washington keeping Steelers in ‘hunt’

PITTSBURGH — James Washington knew what was coming. It’s why the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver didn’t hesitate when he saw the Cleveland Browns jump offside early in the second quarter on Sunday. At the snap, Washington ditched his intended route and raced upfield. Call it the ...

No fights, just might: Young Steelers contribute in win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. Just football. And one very loud statement from the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers written not on a T-shirt but all over the Heinz Field turf: The faces may change when Cleveland ...

Browns running out of miracles

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Baker Mayfield has no problem with Freddie Kitchens’ fashion sense. The fact the Cleveland Browns head coach decided to wear a T-shirt that read “Pittsburgh started it” in the run-up to a rematch with the Steelers was no big deal ...

Steelers highlights-lowlights

Steelers game moved The National Football League has moved the Steelers Dec. 15 home game with Buffalo from 1 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. that night, as part of the league’s flex scheduling process. The Vikings were to play the Chargers in Los Angeles that night. That game will be moved to the ...

Game pivotal for both Steelers, Browns

NFL week 13 Who: Cleveland (5-6) at Pittsburgh (6-5) When: Today, 1 p.m. TV: CBS The latest line: Browns by 1 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Myles Garrett won’t be in the stadium. Barring injury, Mason Rudolph won’t be on the field. While the absence of ...

Hodges relishes the underdog role

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges has nothing to lose. He knows he’s always been considered too something — too short, too small, too unknown, too average — to carry the burden that comes with high expectations. Yet rather than make him angry, it’s ...

Rudolph takes the high road before Browns game

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Soon after walking into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room after an abbreviated and earlier-than-usual practice Thursday, Mason Rudolph joked with teammates about their plans for Thanksgiving dinner. In the midst of a trying two-week stretch on and off ...

Hodges officially in as QB starter

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges in. Mason Rudolph out. At least for now. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tabbed Hodges as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s pivotal meeting with Cleveland at Heinz Field, though Tomlin cautioned against reading ...

Polamalu named semifinalist

The Associated Press Safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and linebacker Patrick Willis are first-year eligible players among the 25 semifinalists of the modern era for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also on the list, which will be cut to 15 on Jan. 2, are previous finalists ...

Looks like Duck’s season: Hodges, off bench, sparks Steelers

CINCINNATI — Standing on the sideline in his stocking cap, Devlin “Duck” Hodges had no idea the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to put their playoff hopes into his rookie hands. Now, there could be more chances ahead. Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw for a 79-yard ...

Rudolph denies any racial slur

CINCINNATI — Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says he “couldn’t believe” a claim that he used a racial slur against Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett before their altercation in Cleveland. Garrett was suspended indefinitely for yanking off Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him ...

Steelers-Bengals highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 16-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati: Play of the game: With 9 minutes left in the game and the Bengals driving toward a go-ahead touchdown, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush ...

Cincinnati reaches new mark of futility

CINCINNATI — Even in the lost decades, no Bengals team has been as bad as this one. A 16-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday dropped Cincinnati to 0-11, a mark unmatched in franchise history. No Bengals team had started worse than 0-10 or lost more than 10 games in a row. Coach ...

Bengals rookie quarterback gets his shot against Steelers

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Pittsburgh Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in a nine-year career. Now it’s rookie Ryan Finley’s turn to ...

NFL hits Rudolph with cash penalty over brawl with Garrett

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph didn’t escape the brawl with the Browns unpunished. Rudolph was fined $50,000 on Saturday by the NFL for his involvement in the melee that began when Browns defensive end Myles Garrett pulled ...

Patchwork Steeler’s O scrambling

PITTSBURGH — Benny Snell Jr., Tevin Jones and Johnny Holton have been on the field in games together before. But that was in August, when their main goal was proving they deserved spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster. The stakes will be higher on Sunday in Cincinnati, when ...