Najee Harris
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett is growing up on the job. Pickett’s steady play has helped Pittsburgh put together an impressive second half that has them in the playoff mix heading into the regular-season finale against Cleveland.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The physical differences in Najee Harris are apparent. At least to those paid to make the Pittsburgh Steelers running back’s job as easy as possible.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoyed a breakout rookie season last year.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers could be close to fully healthy when they travel to Kansas City to take on the AFC West champion Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — All those games ago, it was a young Ben Roethlisberger who helped a popular Pittsburgh Steelers star go out on top.
With a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and All-America receiver leading its offense, Alabama’s running game has been understandably overshadowed in the buildup for the College Football Playoff semifinal against Cincinnati.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers arrived at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with their playoff hopes beginning to fade.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Najee Harris is getting tired of being asked if he’s tired.

The last the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back checked, he was drafted to do exactly what he’s doing: carrying the load for a team trying to win.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t getting ahead of himself.

Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to make progress — and plenty of it — during a 27-19 win over Denver on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the noise. At least for a week.
Brian Robinson Jr. returned for a fifth season at top-ranked Alabama ready for a bigger role as the primary rusher.

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OPENING LINE: Packers by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The situation called for a gamble. Something risky. Something — anything really — to awaken the Pittsburgh offense and fend off the cascade of boos that followed every futile possession.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney set the mandate a couple of weeks after watching his team get blown out at home by Cleveland in the opening round of the 2020 playoffs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Gruden’s long, arduous multi-state, multi-year rebuilding project may finally be nearing its end.
It’s the second week of the NFL season, and scoring is already at a breakneck pace. These players are my best bets to continue the trend at the running back and wide receiver positions in Week 2.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The growing pains Ben Roethlisberger warned about were unmistakable.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ new-look offensive line didn’t muster much in the running game, leaving first-round pick Najee Harris with little room to work.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harris is finally healthy enough to play college football again after his breakthrough season as one of the Southeastern Conference’s top rushers.
Three-and-out is the route to the NFL for a lot of Alabama players. The Crimson Tide’s best often don’t need to play their senior seasons to be early-round draft picks.
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 1:


Two high-level SEC-ACC matchups start the season with No. 1 Alabama vs.

New faces: RB Najee Harris, LB Joe Schobert, LB Melvin Ingram, OL Trai Turner, C Kendrick Green, TE Pat Freiermuth.

CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

LAST YEAR: The Steelers used a franchise-best 11-0 start to their fourth AFC North title since 2014.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season.
DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama’s latest pro day.
Patrick Surtain II used Alabama’s first of two pro days on Tuesday to show he deserves to be considered at the top of his school’s extremely competitive class of draft picks.
Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is.
Alabama dominated the recruiting landscape, but the other Southeastern Conference powers also fared well.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff.