Steelers name Ray Sherman interim wide receivers coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Ray Sherman to serve as the club's interim wide receivers coach following the death of Darryl Drake.
LATROBE, Pennsylvania (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will run through the 2021 season.
Former VP Joe Biden to speak at Duquesne event honoring Dan Rooney next month
Former Vice President Joe Biden will be among the speakers at a Duquesne University event next month to honor the memory of former Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
Biden will serve as the keynote speaker at Slainte! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dan Rooney, a day-long symposium March 16 that explores Rooney's impact on Pittsburgh, Ireland, the Catholic Church and the NFL.
Mularkey focused on getting Titans ready for playoffs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Mularkey is about to coach his first NFL postseason game as a head coach, and he isn't reaching out to friends or former bosses for advice.
After all, he learned by watching the likes of Bill Cowher and Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh.
Cowher has sent Mularkey a few texts, which he appreciates; but the Titans coach is focused on the work that needs to be done for Saturday's AFC wild-card game in Kansas City (10-6).
Steelers look for 6th straight win as sliding Packers visit
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh and the roots still run deep for the longtime Green Bay Packers coach.
Sunday night's visit to Heinz Field against the AFC North-leading Steelers will be a homecoming of sorts for McCarthy and several staff members, including defensive coordinator Dom Capers and special teams coordinator Ron Zook — both of whom worked for the Steelers during the early days of the Bill Cowher regime two decades ago.
“NFL Today” heads into 50th year on CBS
NEW YORK (AP) — You are looking live — at the 50th year of "The NFL Today."
That catch phrase for the CBS pregame show dates back to the days of Brent Musburger as host. James Brown has that role now, and was preceded by the likes of Frank Gifford, Jack Whitaker, Pat Summerall and Greg Gumbel. The current cast includes Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and newcomers Nate Burleson and Phil Simms, who moved over after Tony Romo replaced him as the network's lead game analyst.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is making another change to its cast for the "NFL Today" show on Sundays, replacing Bart Scott with Nate Burleson.
Burleson is the second newcomer to the program, with Phil Simms moving from the broadcast booth to the studio. That switch was announced last month.
Burleson played 11 NFL seasons as a wide receiver for the Vikings, Seahawks and Lions. He is the only player in NFL history to have three punt returns of 90 or more yards.