Steelers

Rudolph prepared for new role

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it during his record-breaking career at Oklahoma State, where he left as the program’s all-time winningest quarterback. When the Pittsburgh Steelers let him know No. 2 was ...

Capitals’ Wilson earned his suspension

PITTSBURGH — Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals still has one game remaining on his well-deserved suspension from the NHL. He earned it with a vicious hit that broke Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw. The video doesn’t lie. When Wilson aimed his shoulder at Aston-Reese’s head and collided ...

Steelers parting ways with Wilcox

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran safety J.J. Wilcox on Monday just days after selecting a pair of safeties in the NFL draft. Wilcox played in 12 games for the Steelers in 2017 after Pittsburgh got him from Tampa Bay last September for late-round ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...

Steelers don’t pick up an ILB

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take an inside linebacker in the NFL draft. That doesn’t mean they didn’t want one. It simply means when it came time to pick, they looked at their internal draft board, they looked at the players available in a position where there — at ...

Steelers select safety with pick, trade Bryant

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick in the draft to bolster a secondary in the midst of a serious offseason overhaul. The Steelers released safeties Mike Mitchell and Rob Golden as well as veteran cornerback William ...

Shazier makes pick for Pittsburgh

ARLINGTON, Texas — Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier limped slowly onto the stage at the NFL draft and announced Pittsburgh’s first-round pick less than five months after a spine injury. Shazier’s appearance Thursday night was a surprise. “That’s a huge lift not only for ...

Steelers likely to focus on defense early in draft

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Colbert isn’t a fan of the word “need.” The Pittsburgh Steelers general manager believes it points too specifically to one area of weakness. “We have to be better and I do not think we were better in 2017 than we were in 2016 because we got eliminated a round ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the seventh of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: INSIDE LINEBACKERS Currently on the roster: Ryan Shazier (injured), Vince Williams, Jon Bostic, Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort, Keith Kelsey, Matt Galambos Last five drafts: Shazier (first round, 2014) ...

Possible Steelers picks

The following is a possible draft scenario for the Steelers: 1. (28) Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama 2. (60) Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn 3. (92) Terrell Edmunds, FS, Virginia Tech 5. (148) Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State 5. (165) Justin Watson, WR, Penn 7. (220) Ethan Wolf, TE, ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the sixth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Currently on the roster: Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers Last five drafts: Hargrave (third round, 2016) has been a solid starter for the Steelers, and McCullers (sixth round, 2014) ...

Ex-Steeler tight end Cunningham dies

CLEVELAND — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 passes ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fifth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: CORNERBACKS Currently on the roster: Joe Haden, Artie Burns, Mike Hilton, Cameron Sutton, Coty Sensabaugh, Brian Allen, Dashaun Phillips, Antonio Crawford Last five drafts: Burns (first round, 2016) has ...

AFC North draft capsules

28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4) LAST SEASON: Steelers had little trouble rolling to third AFC North title in four years but flamed out in playoffs when Jaguars stunned them for second time in four months, 45-42 in divisional round. Defense led NFL and set franchise record with 57 sacks, but ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fourth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: WIDE RECEIVERS Currently on the roster: Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Hunter, Trey Griffey, Tevin Jones, Justin Thomas, Marcus Tucker Last five ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the third of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: RUNNING BACKS Currently on the roster: Le’Veon Bell, James Conner, Stevan Ridley, Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Summers Last five drafts: It’s hard to believe Bell (second round, 2013) has been in ...

Steelers get 5 prime-time games

From Mirror, wire reports When you have been as successful as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been over the years, people want to watch you on television, and the National Football League wants you to be on television. That is the case again in 2018. The NFL released its 2018 schedule for each ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the first of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs Last five drafts: Jones was a fourth-round choice in 2013 and has been a decent backup for Roethlisberger but hasn’t ...

Harrison calling it a career … again

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early ...

Mehno: MLB teams at mercy of nature

PITTSBURGH — It’s a cruel April Fool joke that’s being played on the Pirates. They get extra time in Detroit. Two of their first three scheduled games had to be postponed because of weather, including the Thursday opener and Saturday’s matinee. So at 6:10 p.m. this evening — about ...