PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is gone.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the...
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20. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-6-1)
LAST SEASON: Late collapse following 7-2-1 start forced Pittsburgh to miss playoffs for first time since 2013 and set stage for wide receiver Antonio Brown's...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Burnett's injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over.
Pittsburgh released the veteran safety Monday, just one season into a three-year, $14.5 million...
Steelers sign former Rams LB Mark Barron to 2-year deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Now it's Mark Barron's turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left...
Steelers re-sign DT Daniel McCullers to 2-year deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back defensive tackle Daniel McCullers.
The Steelers re-signed McCullers to a two-year deal on Friday. McCullers, Pittsburgh's...
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics.
The star running back slept soundly after finally making his long-awaited decision on where to restart his...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donte Moncrief can do the math in his head. Yet the newest Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has no plans to fill the void left by Antonio Brown.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple...
AP source: Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves.
Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is...
Steelers keep injured LB Ryan Shazier on roster in 2019
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier will be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 as he continues his recovery from a spinal injury.
The team tolled the linebacker's contract for next...
Some of Antonio Brown's antics are impossible to defend.
Livestreaming from the locker room after a playoff win. Disappearing for two days right before the crucial season finale of 2018....
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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-6-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Le'Veon Bell, TE Jesse James, P Jordan Berry, LB Anthony Chickillo, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, DT Daniel McCullers, LB Ryan Shazier, WR...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there's still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season.
Steelers hope to see less of Brown if they pull off trade
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season.
If things don't work out, Colbert has a plan for that,...
Steelers sign DE Tyson Alualu to 2-year deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020...
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Steelers won’t tag Bell; will explore trade for Brown
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to...
Brown meets with Rooney, saying ‘it is time to move on’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between...
Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati.
First South Carolina AP football All-American Sossamon dies
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's first-ever AP All-American football player Lou Sossamon has died at age 97.
The school and an obituary from the Blakely Funeral Home in Sossamon's hometown of Gaffney said the former center and linebacker died at his home Monday. No cause of death was given.
Sossamon spent 30 years as publisher of the Gaffney Ledger, a newspaper founded by his grandfather in 1894.
AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven't decided whether there's a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019.
Not that it matters to Brown. He's already made up his mind.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowler has formally asked the Steelers for a trade, the latest move in a game of brinksmanship by the 30-year-old designed to force Pittsburgh to move him by the start of training camp this summer.
Steelers’ Brown convicted of summary reckless driving count
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was convicted of a summary count of reckless driving after failure to appear for a hearing.
Police said Brown was pulled over after traveling over 100 mph in a 45-mph zone in November in Ross Township, hours before the team's game against the Carolina Panthers. He earlier paid a $426.77 fine.
Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown asked for advice
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown would take San Francisco's offense "to a whole different level."
Rice tells guest host Rob Maaddi on PodcastOne Sports Now that the embattled Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver reached out to him for advice.
Bears hire former Steeler Townsend to coach defensive backs
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach.
Townsend played on two Super Bowl championship teams with Pittsburgh and has spent eight years on NFL and college staffs. He was the New York Giants' assistant defensive backs coach this season.
Steelers hire Faulkner as running backs coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eddie Faulkner is the new running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Faulkner's hiring on Thursday. Faulkner replaces James Saxon, whose contract was not renewed after the Steelers finished 9-6-1 and missed the playoffs.
Steelers still waiting to hear from Antonio Brown
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Spanos brought in to fix UConn’s historically bad defense
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college football and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense.
Coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday that Spanos has been hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Billy Crocker, who was fired after the Huskies' 1-11 season.
He takes over a defense that gave up the most yards (7,409), yards per game (617.4), points (605) and points per game (50.41) of any major college football team in NCAA history.
Steelers promote Shaun Sarrett to offensive line coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaun Sarrett is the new offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Denver Broncos bring Mike Munchak in from Steelers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Munchak, who had been a finalist for Denver's head coaching job, is making a lateral move from the Pittsburgh Steelers to serve as the Broncos' new offensive line coach.
Steelers hire Teryl Austin as defensive assistant coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Teryl Austin as a senior defensive assistant coach.
The team announced the move Friday, adding that Austin's focus will be the secondary. Austin has coached in the NFL for the better part of two decades, including stops in Detroit and Cincinnati as defensive coordinator. Austin previously worked as a secondary coach for Seattle, Arizona and Baltimore.
Steelers fire running backs coach James Saxon
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with running backs coach James Saxon.
Coach Mike Tomlin announced Monday that the team opted not to renew Saxon's contract for the 2019 season. Saxon spent five years with the Steelers after coming over from the Minnesota Vikings.
Steelers part ways with linebackers coach Joey Porter
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with outside linebackers coach Joey Porter.
The team announced Friday that Porter's contract would not be renewed. The move is the first of what could be several coaching adjustments by the Steelers after Pittsburgh failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
Brown out? Tomlin frustrated with star receiver’s antics
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn't want to say Antonio Brown bailed on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The longtime head coach is not ruling it out either.
The star wide receiver went radio silent in the days before the team's regular-season finale against Cincinnati last Sunday, in essence abandoning the club in what Tomlin described as its "darkest hour."
Steelers rue missed opportunities during uneven 2018
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to get into hypotheticals.
Maybe because doing so would only make the Pittsburgh Steelers' painful late swoon all the more painful.
"Would've, could've, should've," Roethlisberger said after Pittsburgh's season ended a half-game shy of a fifth straight postseason berth. "I can sit here and say 'Yeah, we'd be dangerous in the playoffs.' But we didn't make it, so it doesn't matter."
Steelers edge Bengals 16-13 but miss out on playoffs
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The win they needed but at times didn't act like they particularly wanted finally secured, the Pittsburgh Steelers lingered on the Heinz Field turf after a sluggish 16-13 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday and turned their eyes to the massive videoboard in the south end zone.
Steelers’ Antonio Brown questionable vs. Cincinnati
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is uncertain to play in the team's biggest game of the season.
Brown was listed as questionable to play in the Steelers' must-win, regular-season finale at home against Cincinnati on Sunday. He missed all three practices this week with a knee injury, and coach Mike Tomlin said the team sent Brown for further evaluation on Friday.
Steelers second-year WR Smith-Schuster voted team MVP
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With stars such as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster admitted he was a little surprised to be voted as the team's most valuable player.
But a breakout second season earned Smith-Schuster the respect of his teammates and MVP honors for the 2018 season.
"I didn't think that it was going to be me," Smith-Schuster said on Thursday. "With the numbers they put up, you would think that it's always one of those guys."
Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name.
Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the rookie "a little something something" if the Browns can beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and open the door for the Steelers to win a third straight AFC North title.
What wall? Steelers rookie Edmunds proving reliable, durable
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Terrell Edmunds rubbed the small mark on his forehead, one still visible more than a full week after the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety found himself on the wrong end of a collision with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Tomlin trying to keep reeling Steelers focused despite odds
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17.
Steelers’ Washington prepares to fill in for Smith-Schuster
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's been an uneven rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington, but he may be needed for a bigger role nonetheless.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh's leading receiver, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans, and if he can't play, the Steelers expect Washington to help fill the void.
Steelers rookie RB Samuels morphs from project to starter
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels spent the months leading up to the 2018 NFL draft answering one question over and over again.
"People were like, 'What position (are you) going to play?'" the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie said. "And I just kept saying 'I'm going to play running back.'"
Man loses $10K on 1st bet at new casino sports book
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the first legal bets placed at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino sports book didn't exactly bring the house down.
David Eldridge was one of five people to make the first legal bets at the casino during a grand opening last Thursday.
While many grand openings feature celebrities placing $20 on their favorite team to win the World Series or Super Bowl, Eldridge plunked down $10,000 — and on the New England Patriots over the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, to boot.
Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best.
For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense.
NFL ICYMI: As of now, Brady, Patriots not what they’ve been
Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do.
The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive defeat.
More importantly — and more interestingly — they were on their way to a five-loss season for the first time in nearly a decade.
Road Rash: Sloppy Patriots fall to Steelers 17-10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — No last-second meltdown. No double-lateral magic by the opponents. No, the New England Patriots couldn't point to anything fluky in a 17-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Not after a game in which they were penalized 14 times for 106 yards
One in which they punted on five straight possessions and managed all of three points in three trips to the red zone.
Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to use the word "crossroads." He did anyway.
His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday — a sight that typically signals doom for Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers — the longtime quarterback understood his team's enigmatic season had reached a tipping point.