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Steelers

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 ...

Tomlin: Duck will get the call again

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with rookie quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Hodges will make his fourth straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (8-6) visit the New York Jets (5-9). Hodges threw four ...

Play of Hodges in need of fixing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The ride was fun while it lasted. The run on duck paraphernalia. The hunting trips with teammates. The minor craze created by Devlin “Duck” Hodges’ unlikely — and unlikely successful — rise from fourth stringer to Pittsburgh ...

Sunday’s Bills-Steelers game family reunion for brothers

By John Wawrow The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds ...

Bills gain respect despite losing to Ravens

Steelers’ next opponent Who: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers When: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. Records: Bills (9-4); Steelers (8-5) The latest line: Steelers are 2-point favorites The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Earning the Baltimore Ravens’ respect is one thing. ...

Staying in the hunt: Steelers take care of business on road

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Pittsburgh’s defense was great and the Duck was just fine. After weeks of wondering how this bunch keeps piecing together victories, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge. Maybe the Steelers are just pretty good. Diontae Johnson returned a punt for an 85-yard ...

Steelers, Cards highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 23-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday: Play of the game: Leading 3-0 late in the first quarter, Pittsburgh rookie Diontae Johnson fielded a punt at his own 15-yard line ...

Steelers hoping to maintain momentum

By David Brandt The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have a No. 1 overall draft pick under center while the Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy named “Duck” throwing the ball around the field. Yet it’s the Steelers who are making a playoff push. Pittsburgh (7-5) ...

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 ...