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Owners all agree on new labor deal

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players’ hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.” Details of that ...

Garrett potentially liable after interview

The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November. During an interview with ESPN, his first since ...

Colbert optimistic about Big Ben

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow will be ready to go in time for the 2020 regular season, so confident there are no plans to look around for a proven veteran backup ...

Faneca thinking family first, then football

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The most important lead block of Alan Faneca’s life came far away the football field. It’s the aftermath of that block that the six-time All-Pro guard is focusing on this weekend, and not whether he’ll finally reach the Hall of ...

Pittsburgh’s Shell named to centennial Hall class

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac ...

Cowher set to enter Pro Football HOF

NEW YORK — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game. Hall President and CEO David Baker delivered the ...

Polamalu a finalist

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca were named finalists Thursday night for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Polamalu is a first-time finalist. He is joined by other first-time finalists LeRoy Butler, Torry Holt, Sam Mills, Zach Thomas and Bryant ...

Tomlin ‘comfortable’ with Rudolph

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 season was defined by chaos at quarterback. Coach Mike Tomlin is eyeing a return to normalcy in 2020. Tomlin said Tuesday the team expects veteran Ben Roethlisberger to return next season after missing all but six quarters of Pittsburgh’s ...

Steelers’ 2019 has ups, downs

PITTSBURGH — The bottom didn’t fall out, so there’s that. It typically does when teams lose their franchise quarterbacks early in the season. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers did more than just survive after Ben Roethlisberger grabbed his right elbow in pain late in the second quarter of ...

Ravens dominate, without their stars

BALTIMORE — Soaked to the core after standing the rain for well over three hours, coach John Harbaugh smiled broadly once the Baltimore Ravens wrapped up the finest regular season in franchise history by playing hard and effectively in a game that had absolutely no bearing on the team’s ...

Steelers ‘didn’t finish the way we wanted to finish’

BALTIMORE — How appropriate that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended on a soggy, ugly Sunday when they couldn’t move the ball or stop the Baltimore Ravens on offense. Even if they beat the Ravens, the Steelers weren’t going to the postseason. Tennessee’s win over Houston finalized ...

Steelers-Ravens highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 28-10 season-ending loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday in Baltimore: Play of the game: With the Steelers trailing 9-7 with 54 seconds left in the first half, quarterback Devlin Hodges fumbled the ...

For Ravens, game not meaningless

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have already clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs and will rest several key starters, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, in today’s regular-season finale. That doesn’t mean the Ravens don’t have plenty of incentive to beat the division rival ...

Bush named Steelers top rookie

PITTSBURGH — Though he was still 20 years old at the time of the draft, Devin Bush was cognizant enough of the extraordinary for them lengths the Pittsburgh Steelers went to acquire him. “I just want to thank Steelers organization for believing in me and trusting in me,” Bush said while ...

Steelers’ Watt having breakout year

Being on the short list of candidates for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award won’t earn T.J. Watt too many accolades at family gatherings. “My brother,” Watt said, “will humble me really quickly.” Watt’s older sibling, J.J., four years ago joined Lawrence Taylor as ...

From backups to the spotlight: Hodges must protect ball

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph’s star-crossed season is over. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the second-year quarterback on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Rudolph hurt his left shoulder in the third quarter of a loss to the New York Jets. The move clears up Pittsburgh’s ...

Injury-riddled unit sputtering to the finish

PITTSBURGH — Paxton Lynch hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass in two years. Yet there the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback was on Monday, getting bombarded with questions about whether he’s capable of stepping in and helping lead Pittsburgh to a playoff berth. “Whatever they need me ...

Steelers’ postseason chances damaged by loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ path to the postseason just got a lot more difficult. They entered their game Sunday against former teammate Le’Veon Bell and the New York Jets with their playoff destiny in their hands. They fumbled that away with an ugly 16-10 ...

Win extra special for ex-Steeler Bell

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Le’Veon Bell strolled into MetLife Stadium decked out in a bright yellow hoodie, and social media was immediately abuzz. The New York Jets running back surely was trolling his old team, right? The gold and black of the Pittsburgh Steelers? “I wasn’t doing it ...

Smith-Schuster, McDonald practice

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ patchwork offense could be close to full strength on Sunday when they visit the New York Jets. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Vance McDonald both practiced Friday, meaning they should be available to face the Jets (5-9) barring a late ...