Steelers Preview Capsule
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-6)
New faces: CB Joe Haden, LB T.J. Watt, TE Vance McDonald, RB James Conner, WR Juju Smith-Schuster, CB Cam Sutton.
Key losses: LB Lawrence Timmons, RB DeAngelo Williams, TE Ladarius Green, WR Markus Wheaton, WR Sammie Coates, LB Jarvis Jones.
James ready to take over as Steelers’ top tight end
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Jesse James has prepared the last two offseasons to be the starting tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers even as the team explored its options following Heath Miller's unexpected retirement in 2015.
Pittsburgh splurged in free agency a year ago, signing Ladarius Green to a four-year deal. It lasted only one. When the Steelers released Green in the spring, James found himself in the spot he believed he could be in all along: a starter on one of the NFL's most potent offenses.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals.
While Warren's departure became imminent after the Steelers made the unusual move of selecting long snapper Colin Holba from Louisville in last month's draft, cutting Green came as a surprise.
Floyd inactive for Pats, Green for Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will have a healthy complement of receivers for their AFC championship game matchup with the Steelers.
Receiver Michael Floyd, acquired in December following an ankle injury to Danny Amendola, is listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell returns to the active list after missing last week's divisional-round win over Houston with a knee issue.
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The most interesting thing about the Pittsburgh Steelers' latest run to another AFC title game is that Ben Roethlisberger really isn’t playing all that well and with Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Ladarius Green all out of commission, it would seem if you can stop Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, you can stop the Steelers.
Steelers tight end Green out against Dolphins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without one of their big downfield weapons against Miami on Sunday.
Tight end Ladarius Green is inactive for the wild-card game against the Dolphins while he continues to recover from a concussion. Green missed Pittsburgh's last two games but practiced twice this week before being held out of workouts on Friday.
Steelers TE Green misses practice, questionable for Dolphins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green sat out practice on Friday, putting his availability for Sunday's playoff game against Miami in doubt.
Coach Mike Tomlin held Green out after expressing concern about Green's performance in practice on Thursday. Green missed Pittsburgh's final two regular season games after being put in the concussion protocol following a helmet-to-helmet hit against Cincinnati on Dec. 18.
Steelers sit Big Ben, Bell, Brown for meaningless finale
The playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers did as coach Mike Tomlin promised, sitting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, receiver Antonio Brown and center Maurkice Pouncey for a meaningless regular-season finale against Cleveland.
Role players growing up on job for playoff-bound Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The image of Antonio Brown's seemingly elastic left arm fighting off a pair of tacklers to stretch the ball across the goal line and send the Pittsburgh Steelers into the playoffs will live on. One more highly GIF-able moment in the star wide receiver's weekly dance with the improbable.
Steelers without Tuitt, Coates and Green against Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without two of their best deep threats for their AFC North showdown with Baltimore.
The Steelers made wide receiver Sammie Coates and tight end Ladarius Green inactive due to injury. Coates left practice this week with a hamstring issue. Green remains in the concussion protocol following a helmet-to-helmet hit in last Sunday's win over Cincinnati. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt is also out with a sprained knee.
Coates and Green unlikely to play for Steelers vs. Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger likely will be without two key targets Sunday night against Baltimore.
Wide receiver Sammie Coates and tight end Ladarius Green were listed as doubtful on Friday.
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Green emerging as big-play threat for Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likened tight end Ladarius Green to a Ferrari shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed the tight end to a lucrative four-year contract, a rare open-market splurge by the typically free-agent averse club.
Steelers end Giants’ winning streak at 6 in 24-14 victory
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have dished the flash of September for a decidedly more pragmatic approach in December.
Heavy doses of Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
A dash of tight end Ladarius Green.
A defense that looks competent and maybe even a bit dangerous.
The Steelers will gladly sacrifice the style points for the substance they showed in a 24-14 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Cowboys QB Romo not on active roster vs. Steelers
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not on the active roster for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That news means the Romo-or-Dak Prescott debate will be put off at least one more week. Prescott, a rookie who has led the Cowboys to a 7-1 record so far this season, has played well in Romo's absence, throwing for 2,020 yards, 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Romo has been out since breaking a bone in his back during the preseason, but has been practicing.
Tomlin optimistic as short-handed Steelers prep for opener
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin has confidence in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. And the linebackers. And the defensive line. And tight end. And everywhere else his team will begin the 2016 season in Washington on Monday with guys atop the depth chart who weren't the guys Tomlin had in mind when training camp began six weeks ago.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called retired tight end Heath Miller the best teammate he ever had.
Roethlisberger doesn't expect anyone in the current group to imitate the most-decorated tight end in franchise history.
"I think the key is that they don't need to try and be Heath Miller," said Roethlisberger, who wore Miller's No. 83 jersey as a tribute on the first day of training camp. "They have to make sure they don't get too...
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger will spend the next six weeks getting a feel for potentially the most explosive offense in the NFL. Still, the Pittsburgh quarterback's mind couldn't help but wander a bit as he took the field Friday for his 13th training camp.
It's why he briefly donned a No. 83 jersey during practice to pay tribute to tight end Heath Miller, who retired in February after more than a decade as Roethlisberger's security blanket. It's why he couldn't...