PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason...
Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope.
The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday to make room on the 90-man...
Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.
The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland...
Jaguars QB Bortles has shoulder injury, team signs Jones
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles injured his non-throwing shoulder against Philadelphia in London last week but is expected to play Nov. 11 at Indianapolis.
Nonetheless, the Jaguars (3-5) signed free agent Landry Jones to take some repetitions during the team's bye week. Jacksonville worked Jones out before the loss to the Eagles.
Jones fills an open roster spot created when the team traded defensive end Dante Fowler to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday.
Roethlisberger hopeful balky elbow will be ready for Chiefs
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City.
The 36-year-old says he banged his elbow on Pittsburgh's next-to-last offensive snap during last week's ugly tie in Cleveland. Roethlisberger fumbled on the following play after getting hit by Browns linebacker Genard Avery.
Steelers keep Josh Dobbs, cut quarterback Landry Jones
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs's impressive preseason ended up costing Landry Jones his job.
The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph as the primary backup quarterbacks behind Ben Roethlisberger when they pared the roster to 53 on Saturday. The decision left Jones, a six-year veteran, as the surprising odd man out.
Steelers QB Dobbs focusing on football, not roster spot
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs is good with numbers.
Look no further than his aerospace engineering degree as proof.
Still, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback isn't in the mood to do the math heading into his team's final preseason game on Thursday night against Carolina.
The Steelers have four quarterbacks under contract. The odds of there being four on the roster when they head to Cleveland to get things going for real on Sept. 9 are slim.
Steelers to get closer look at young quarterbacks
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to get a closer look at their two most recent draft picks at quarterback.
Rookie third-round pick Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, Pittsburgh's fourth-round selection in 2017, will see all of the playing time when the Steelers visit the Green Bay Packers for their second preseason game on Thursday.
"They're going to play exclusively," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "(We) haven't detailed the division of labor, but those two guys will be featured."
Steelers backup QBs all impress in preseason opener
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph can do the math.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have four quarterbacks in training camp. They'll carry three at most into the regular season.
Translation: one of them will be out of a job when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Sept 1. The goal over the next three weeks for all three of Ben Roethlisberger's backups is to make coach Mike Tomlin's decision on which one to let go as tough as possible.
Jones, Dobbs lead Steelers over Eagles 31-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Malcolm Jenkins went back to raising his fist during the national anthem and Chris Long again put his arm around him as the teammates continue trying to raise awareness about racial inequality, social injustices and systematic oppression.
Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener.
Steelers rookie QB Rudolph ready for preseason debut
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. But the Steelers' third-round pick has settled into a comfort zone two weeks into training camp.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it during his record-breaking career at Oklahoma State, where he left as the program's all-time winningest quarterback.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers let him know No. 2 was available when he reported for rookie minicamp, he jumped at the chance.
Long wait for QB selection on 2nd night of draft
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe NFL teams got exhausted from scrambling to pick quarterbacks in the first round of the draft.
It took until the 76th overall slot Friday night, 44 picks after the last one, that Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph was selected by Pittsburgh. The Steelers get a big, strong-armed, highly competitive QB — yep, sounds a lot like incumbent Ben Roethlisberger, who is 36 and closing in on the end of his championship career.
OU football: Baker Mayfield is on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover shirtless and staring at the camera
Baker Mayfield will be on his fourth Sports Illustrated cover this week, which is more than any other Oklahoma student-athlete in school history.
JuJu Smith-Schuster continues to break Steelers rookie records in win over Browns
A native of Southern California who played his college football there, JuJu Smith-Schuster couldn't have played too many games – if ever – in weather as cold as it was Sunday at Heinz Field.
"No, that was 5 degrees?" Smith-Schuster said, when someone referred to the official wind chill at kickoff. "Wow."
On the coldest of days, Smith-Schuster ended his season red hot.
Jones, Smith-Schuster power Steelers backups by Browns 28-24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger wore sweatpants and tried to stay warm.
Le'Veon Bell and Cam Heyward too.
All three were given the day off by Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who opted to rest his stars for the playoffs rather than put them at risk against the winless Cleveland Browns.
Besides, Tomlin had little doubt the 45 guys who suited up could handle the Browns anyway.
Steelers sitting Big Ben, Bell vs winless Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and other starters the day off against the winless Cleveland Browns despite having a shot at home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
Roethlisberger and Bell were joined on the sidelines by offensive linemen David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey and defensive end Cam Heyward. All are healthy but inactive for Pittsburgh.
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Dobbs’ late TD run lifts Steelers over Panthers 17-14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steelers rookie Joshua Dobbs promised his mother he'd score a touchdown and save her the football as a souvenir for her birthday.
He got her two.
Dobbs threw for one touchdown and ran for the winning score with 2 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Steelers release backup QB Zach Mettenberger
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
Mettenberger saw his roster spot taken when the team drafted former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs in the fourth round of last weekend's NFL draft. Pittsburgh also signed undrafted rookie free agent Nick Schuessler.
Steelers re-sign QB Landry Jones, TE David Johnson
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free to test the market — and maybe make more money in the process — for the first time in his career, Landry Jones opted to stick with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead.
The backup quarterback signed a two-year deal on Thursday to remain with the Steelers as the primary backup behind Ben Roethlisberger.
Steelers surge to playoffs, Browns prepping for draft
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a game, yeah. But in some ways, it was also a job interview for Landry Jones.
And while the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback — who will become a free agent in March — didn't exactly ace it while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger in an otherwise meaningless regular season-finale against Cleveland, Jones did finish with a flourish.
Jones leads backup brigade as Steelers top Browns 27-24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown stood on the sideline in sweatsuits already thinking about the playoffs.
No matter, their understudies kept up a late-season tradition unlike any other.
In Pittsburgh, the Steelers always beat the Cleveland Browns.
Backup quarterback Landry Jones hit Cobi Hamilton in the left corner of the end zone with 2:57 left in overtime as Pittsburgh rallied by the Browns 27-24 on Sunday.
Steelers backup QB Jones trying to focus on Browns, not 2017
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones will be looking for a job in March. Consider Sunday's regular-season finale against Cleveland the Pittsburgh Steelers' backup quarterback's last best chance at landing an interview.
Nearing the end of his fourth season behind Ben Roethlisberger, Jones believes his personal learning curve has leveled off. That the game is slowing down. That he still has the talent to play at the highest level.
Tomlin may sit stars, but rest of Steelers to face Browns
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might get his wish to spend the meaningless regular season finale in sweats, watching backup Landry Jones go to work against the Cleveland Browns.
With the AFC North title in hand and the third seed in the AFC already secured, running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown could get the day off too.
Coach Mike Tomlin, however, has a message for the rest of his team: you better be ready to work.
Roethlisberger active for Steelers against Ravens
BALTIMORE (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on the active list for Pittsburgh and is expected to start against the Baltimore Ravens.
Although the Steelers made no formal announcement regarding their starting quarterback, Roethlisberger appears poised to return Sunday after missing one game.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is still in the mix to return to the lineup Sunday in Baltimore.
The Steelers (4-3) listed Roethlisberger as questionable on Friday's injury report. Roethlisberger is less than three weeks removed from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He practiced in a limited capacity all week. Swelling has not been an issue and Roethlisberger said his biggest concerns are pain tolerance and the ability to protect himself in the pocket.
Roethlisberger questionable for Steelers as Ravens loom
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still in the mix to return to the lineup on Sunday in Baltimore.
Steelers not ruling out Roethlisberger for Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't underestimating Ben Roethlisberger's healing powers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is keeping the door open for his franchise quarterback and his surgically repaired left knee to return on Sunday in Baltimore.
Roethlisberger tore cartilage in the knee during the second quarter of a loss to Miami on Oct. 16 and underwent outpatient surgery the following day.
Blount, Patriots pull away from Steelers 27-16
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Their momentum gone and the Pittsburgh Steelers surging behind backup quarterback Landry Jones, the New England Patriots needed something to get them going.
They found inspiration in the usual places: LeGarrette Blount's churning legs, Tom Brady's accurate right arm and Rob Gronkowski's massive hands.
Twice the undermanned Steelers needed one stop to give their offense the ball with a chance to take the lead on Sunday afternoon.
Jones fine, defense, penalties not in Steelers’ loss to Pats
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones did just as he promised. He didn't panic .
The Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback moved the ball. He stood in the pocket. He put together a handful of throws that made him look like the full-time starter somewhere he believes he can become.
It’s not always who you play, but when you play them in NFL
That Patriots-Steelers matchup Sunday sure looked like a Game of the Year candidate. Then all of the air went out of it when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger damaged his knee.
Don't get us wrong, it still could be a terrific meeting of the AFC's two best teams. It also could be a major dud: Tom Brady vs. Landry Jones doesn't have much spice.
Even without Roethisberger, Pats defense wary of Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Defensive end Chris Long and his New England teammates know enough about the Pittsburgh offense to realize the Steelers can be potent even without Ben Roethisberger.
"One of the best, maybe the best wide receiver corps in the league, best 1-2 punch at running back in the league, good tight ends, best offensive line in the league, up there, ... a ton of weapons," Long said Thursday, as the Patriots prepared for Sunday's visit to Pittsburgh. "Really good offense."
Jones’ message to Steelers teammates: “Don’t panic”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones is a realist. Call it the byproduct of spending the last three-plus years fighting for a job and fending off repeated attempts by the Pittsburgh Steelers to find somebody better to back up Ben Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger undergoes knee surgery, not out “long term”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cartilage in Ben Roethlisberger's aching left knee is repaired.
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