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Steelers defense must replace three injured starters after victory

By Alan Robinson
With so much missing, the Steelers defense was almost unrecognizable during the first two games. With so many missing, the Steelers defense looks unrecognizable again — and there’s no telling how long this will last. After turning in a vintage …

Steelers to bring LB Harrison out of retirement

By Alan Robinson
James Harrison’s retirement lasted only as long as it took the Steelers to lose two injured linebackers indefinitely. The 36-year-old Harrison, who officially retired from the NFL in a Sept. 5 ceremony hosted by the Steelers, was on the verge …

Steelers film session: Old-fashioned power football produces victory

By Mark Kaboly
Through the first two weeks of the season, the Steelers offense ran a lot of no-huddle, plenty of shotgun and a bunch of empty sets. …

Steelers Lookahead: Struggling 0-3 Bucs come to town

By Alan Robinson
The Buccaneers brought in Lovie Smith to turn things around, but team has looked bad in starting 0-3. LOVIE SMITH The former Bears coach was …

Steelers notebook: Running game kept Panthers guessing

By Alan Robinson
If it seemed as if the Carolina Panthers didn’t know where the Steelers’ running game was coming from, there was a reason. With right tackle Marcus Gilbert and right guard David DeCastro both clearing the way, Le’Veon Bell ran to …

Offense awakens to lead Steelers past Panthers

By Alan Robinson
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL spent millions of dollars on a new centralized TV replay system at its Park Avenue headquarters, but for several weeks …

Rossi: State of NFL gives Steelers a chance

By Rob Rossi
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Let’s just say you were tired of reading about the NFL’s problems, seeing their out-of-touch owners hide behind a tone-deaf commissioner and …

Game changers: Turnover leads to elusive TD for Steelers

By Tribune-Review
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It might have taken the better part of two and a half games, but the Steelers finally created a turnover. And what …

Steelers notebook: Rooney says owners support Goodell

By Alan Robinson
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Steelers president Art Rooney II defended NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” pregame show, saying Goodell still is supported …

Robinson: Study shows NFL troublemakers don’t get hurt in wallet

By Alan Robinson
They are violent, physical risk-takers: players who take the field with an edge, are willing to gamble and aren’t afraid of failing. They’re exactly the …

Value of nickel rising in NFL

By Mark Kaboly
A nickel doesn’t buy much. Maybe a gumball, possibly a pencil. But in the NFL, a nickel (defense, that is) can get you a lot. …

Steelers notebook: Panthers LB Kuechly making an impression

By Alan Robinson
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is only in his third NFL season, yet he’s already been chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. He’s the type of player who can single-handedly change an offensive game plan — or exactly …

Play to watch: Inside zone read slant/bubble

By Mark Kaboly
When you think of Cam Newton, the first thing that comes to mind is his ability to run. And for good reason. Through his first three years, Newton has accumulated 2,000 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns to go along with …

Starkey: Can Steelers’ Mitchell find Carolina cure?

By Joe Starkey
Maybe playing in Carolina will help Mike Mitchell play like he did in Carolina. Or maybe he needs to be used differently. Something better change, because the guy wearing No. 23 for the Steelers hardly looks like the big-play ballhawk …

Moore hopes to see red (zone) in Steelers debut

By Mark Kaboly
A solid No. 3 receiver is a must in the NFL these days, and the Steelers finally will get theirs on the field Sunday night …

Steelers notebook: Ravens DL fined for hit on Roethlisberger

By Mark Kaboly
Ravens DL Courtney Upshaw was fined for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger, but Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell averted fines for their hits last week. Upshaw was fined $16,537, the NFL confirmed Friday. • Running back Dri Archer (ankle) is …

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NFL notebook: QB-strapped Bucs hold tryout for Pryor

By Wire Reports 12:00 a.m.
ESPN reported the Buccaneers held a tryout with former Raiders and Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor, a Jeannette native, was released by Seattle in late August. Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown has a badly sprained right thumb and likely will …