New Orleans defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will be inactive for a second straight week when the Saints face the Los Angeles Rams in a rematch of last year's NFC title game.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget waiting until the release of the league-mandated injury report. Maurkice Pouncey wasn't even going to delay word of his status in the amount of time it takes to ask a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without fullback and special teams captain Rosie Nix for Sunday's visit by Seattle.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike and Maurkice Pouncey were among the first players off the AFC Pro Bowl practice field Thursday.
They were trying to hustle to the locker room to shower, change and get on the road.
They had people waiting. More than 50 of them, actually.
"This is our family vacation," Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaun Sarrett is the new offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the surface they're identical. Below the surface too. Large. Loud. Remarkably athletic and remarkably close. Well compensated and well tattooed.
Still, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey believes there is one surefire way to tell him and Los Angeles Chargers center (and very slightly older brother) Mike apart on Sunday night when the Chargers visit Heinz Field.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After the Broncos' stirring win over the Steelers, Vance Joseph held a game ball up high and called for the man he once wanted to cut.
"Shelby Harris!" Joseph hollered . "What a great week. He had a new baby girl on Friday. And a game-winning interception" in Denver's 24-17 victory that shook up the AFC playoff picture.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger called the interception that ended Pittsburgh's six-game winning streak fluky.
On the surface, the Steelers quarterback is right.
The only reason Denver defensive lineman Shelby Harris found himself in position to make a leaping grab of Roethlisberger's pass intended for Antonio Brown was because Harris was mashed off the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey. Yet that didn't stop Harris from improvising and getting his hands on the ball.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger was still in the process of picking himself up off the Heinz Field turf when the scrum started, one that sent a message that at the moment it might be unwise to mess with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned under center on Friday after missing the previous two practices with a bruised right elbow.
He is officially listed on the injury report as questionable to play, but Roethlisberger's teammates expect him to be on the field for the Steelers' home opener Sunday against Kansas City.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4)
New faces: S Morgan Burnett, LB Jon Bostic, rookies S Terrell Edmunds, WR James Washington, QB Mason Rudolph, OL Chukwuma Okorafor.
Key losses: LB Ryan Shazier (injured), WR Martavis Bryant, S Mike Mitchell, S Robert Golden, CB William Gay, OL Chris Hubbard, offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots safety Devin McCourty got a closer look at James Harrison when the linebacker strolled through the locker room on Wednesday.
It left an impression.
"He's a well put together human being. Scary-looking some would probably say," McCourty said.
The Patriots' deal with the former Steelers star also raised some eyebrows in Pittsburgh, where some of his former teammates voiced their displeasure with the circumstances surrounding his departure on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After 9 1/2 games of an offense that was supposed to light up scoreboards instead operate in frustrating fits and starts, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. So in the locker room last Thursday against Tennessee, with the Steelers nursing a nine-point lead that didn't feel like much of one, Roethlisberger let it rip.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has a pretty good idea what's wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense. Him.
"The quarterback needs to play better," Roethlisberger said Wednesday as the Steelers tried to turn their focus on preparing for Baltimore following the chaotic fallout from the team's decision to stay out of sight during the national anthem last weekend in Chicago.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says Aaron Hernandez was in great spirits when they talked on the phone the day before the former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts.
Pouncey and his twin, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, were teammates with Hernandez at the University of Florida. The three remained close friends even after Hernandez received a life sentence for a 2013 murder.
Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots:
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin didn't mention any names. Then again, he didn't really have to. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey are the only two players on the Pittsburgh Steelers who put their fingers around the laces on every offensive snap.
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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers don't think coach Mike Tomlin needs to explain himself whenever his gut tells him to bail on convention.
If Tomlin wants to go for it — whether it be a 2-point conversion, an iffy fourth down or a touchdown instead of a chip shot field goal, a choice he made three times at the end of the first half in Sunday's 24-9 victory over Cleveland — that's totally fine by the Steelers. Last they checked, getting into the end zone is what they're paid to do.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Pouncey beat Maurkice Pouncey into the world by a full 60 seconds in the summer of 1989, his first victory in a sibling rivalry that will reach a unique milestone on Sunday when the Miami Dolphins host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Haley came up with a goal of averaging 30 points a game a year ago.
And if the always tinkering, ever aggressive Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator is being honest, he's kind of surprised his group came as close as it did in 2015.