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Ex-Steeler Greene dead at 58

By Steve Reed The Associated Press Kevin Greene will be remembered for his long blonde hair, his charisma, and the havoc he created for opposing quarterbacks. The Hall of Fame linebacker, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, died Monday, it was confirmed by the ...

Roethlisberger says struggling Steelers are fine

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ben Roethlisberger says all the hand-wringers just need to calm down. The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be fine. After two straight losses for the Steelers (11-2), some pundits and pessimistic fans already are predicting playoff doom. Roethlisberger is trying to be the ...

Steelers say they’re motivated headed to Cincy

By Mitch Stacy The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost two in a row and looked bad doing it, their Monday night matchup with the last-place Cincinnati Bengals is suddenly more important than it looked on the schedule just a few weeks ago. By virtue of ...

Steelers still working despite all the noise

Next up Who: Pittsburgh (11-2) at Cincinnati (2-10-1) When: Monday, 8:15 p.m. TV: ESPN Line: Steelers are 13.5 favorites By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s not deaf. He’s not blind, either. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback hears the ...

Bengals bring in QB support

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals added some needed quarterback depth on Thursday by signing Kyle Shurmur to the practice squad. Brandon Allen, who had been starting for the Bengals in place of injured rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, hurt his knee in last week’s ...

Steelers looking for offensive line help

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The suddenly struggling Pittsburgh Steelers gave their battered offensive line a fresh face by signing Danny Isidora off Kansas City’s practice squad on Tuesday. Isidora joins a group in need of healthy bodies. Left guard Matt Feiler ...

Reeling Steelers need to find balance

Next up Who Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals When: Monday night, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m. TV: ESPN Records: Steelers (11-2); Bengals (2-10-1) Latest line: Steelers are 13.5-point favorites By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It’s not the first time Ben ...

Allen, Buffalo hand Steelers their second straight loss

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and safety Taron Johnson returned an interception 51 yards for a score in the Buffalo Bills’ 26-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. The Bills won for the sixth time in seven outings, and inched closer to claiming ...

Steelers LB joins COVID list

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are running out of healthy inside linebackers. The team placed veteran Vince Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he won’t be available when the Steelers (11-1) visit surging Buffalo (9-3) on Sunday night. Pittsburgh ...

Tomlin, McDermott once collegiate teammates

Next up Sunday: Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. Records: Steelers (11-1); Bills (9-3) TV: NBC Latest line: Steelers are 2-point underdogs By John Warwow The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills coach Sean McDermott wouldn’t go as far as to describe Mike Tomlin’s ...

Steelers at Bills

Records: Pittsburgh (11-1); Buffalo (9-3) Kickoff: Tonight, 8:20 p.m., NBC Opening line: Steelers by 2.5 Record vs. spread: Steelers 8-4; Bills 7-5 Series record: Steelers lead 16-10 Last meeting: Bills beat Steelers 17-10 on Dec. 15, 2019 at Pittsburgh Last week: Steelers lost to ...

Steelers rookie Highsmith not focused on being ‘Bud Light’

PITTSBURGH — Alex Highsmith is not trying to imitate Bud Dupree. There’s no point. The rookie Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker understands he doesn’t have Dupree’s mixture of experience, size and physicality. Yet Highsmith also knows he doesn’t have to be “Bud Light” to be ...

Several contenders vying for spots

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are already in. No surprise for the defending Super Bowl champions. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated no more, but they’re also on the verge of clinching an AFC playoff spot. After that, well, there are plenty of other ...

Steelers activate RB Conner

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ struggling running game received a boost on Wednesday when James Conner was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Conner missed each of Pittsburgh’s last two games, including a 23-17 upset loss to Washington on Monday that ended the Steelers’ ...

One-loss Steelers have several things to fix

NFL week No. 14 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills When: Sunday, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Records: Steelers (11-1); Bills (9-3) Latest line: Bills are 2.5-point favorites By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The number in the loss column is at “one.” The number of ...

NFL players union sees no need for bubble

By Josh Dubow The Assoociated Press The NFL players believe the season can be completed on time without the league moving into a version of a postseason bubble like other sports have as long as everyone follows the rules already in place meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. NFLPA ...

Steelers can’t hold 14-point lead in first loss of season

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent three months shaking off whatever 2020 threw at them. Schedule changes. Injuries to a handful of impact players. The ever-present threat of COVID-19. Through the chaos, they kept winning. Sometimes pretty. ...

Washington QB having big impact

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press With Alex Smith leading the way in the latest remarkable development of his oh-so-remarkable comeback, maybe it shouldn’t be so surprising that Washington — below .500, representing the lowly NFC East, with little help from two leading playmakers, ...

Washington still team’s main focus

PITTSBURGH — The weeks are starting to run together into a seemingly never-ending avalanche of news and adjustments as the NFL tries to navigate a season in the middle of a pandemic. So forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers if they’re not exactly caught up in the hype — or maybe lack of hype ...

Rookie OLB Highsmith ready to fill in for Dupree

PITTSBURGH — Bud Dupree stood at the line of scrimmage during a stoppage in play Wednesday against Baltimore and did what the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker almost always does when there’s a lull in action. He danced. Minutes later, the relentlessly upbeat Dupree was limping to the ...