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Steelers’ Brown skipping voluntary offseason workouts

By Mark Kaboly 10:04 p.m.
Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert and Cameron Heyward were just a few who were at the Steelers’ South Side facility Monday for the start of Phase 1 of the NFL’s offseason workout program. Antonio Brown wasn’t among them, and it appears he ...

Interior linemen replace flash with experience for this year’s NFL Draft

By Chris Adamski 10:05 p.m.
Guard and center are positions in which NFL teams tend to favor “reliable” and “steady” over “flashy” and “gifted.” Tackles get the adoration (and the ...

Versatile Iowa lineman Scherff in solid position

By Chris Adamski 10:04 p.m.
Forget the debate about whether the consensus highest-rated offensive lineman in the upcoming draft, Iowa’s Brandon Scherff, is a guard or a tackle. The 6-foot-5, 319-pound ...

Minnesota tight end Williams hopes to join father as 1st-round pick

By Mark Kaboly 9:13 p.m.
Maxx Williams wants to be just like his father. Williams is the top tight end in this year’s NFL Draft and could be selected in the ...

This year’s NFL Draft does not appear to offer a Gronkowski type

By Mark Kaboly
The hybrid tight end — one who is too big to cover with a defensive back and too fast to cover with a linebacker — ...

Steelers won’t be backed into a corner at NFL Draft

By Chris Adamski
Asked about being taken in the 2005 NFL Draft, Bryant McFadden is quick to rattle off the details. “Sixty-second pick,” the former Steelers cornerback said. ...

Starkey: Taylor’s type fading away

By Joe Starkey
There goes another one. Another unique sports character. Ike Taylor’s retirement further sanitizes the professional sports locker room, which, over time, has been all but purged of original material. The free spirits have been tamed, locally and nationally. Call it a win ...

NFL draft preview: Rich harvest of receivers

By Ralph N. Paulk
Already, some are comparing this year’s class of receivers to that of 2014. Frankly, that might be a stretch, considering last year’s draft produced the ...

Ex-Alabama WR Cooper gains separation from other draft prospects at position

By Ralph N. Paulk
The Steelers aren’t in the market for a receiver in the early rounds of the NFL Draft, in part, because of the development of Markus ...

Steelers visit with Arizona State receiver Strong, claim long snapper

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers met Friday with Arizona State junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong, who is projected as a second-round pick in the NFL Draft. Strong is the fourth wide receiver the Steelers have had in for a predraft visit over the past ...

Maligned Nebraska OLB Gregory visits Steelers

By Mark Kaboly
Nebraska rush outside linebacker Randy Gregory likely will not be around when the Steelers make their first-round pick at No. 22 in the NFL Draft ...

Steelers name player engagement coordinator

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers on Wednesday named Terry Cousin as their player engagement coordinator, replacing Ray Jackson, who held a similar role until leaving earlier in the year to go to Denver. Cousin will assist players with life skills and help with their ...

Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor announces retirement

By Mark Kaboly
Dan Rooney and Ike Taylor — call them the modern day odd couple. A Hall of Fame 82-year-old owner of one of the NFL’s most ...

Steelers host two more pre-draft tight ends

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers hosted three more pre-draft visitors with their focus continuing to be on the tight end position. Ohio State’s Jeffrey Heuerman and UAB’s Kennard Backman ...

Steelers notebook: Nebraska LB scheduled to visit Steelers Thursday

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers have had pre-draft visits with three rush outside linebackers so far — Virginia’s Eli Harold and Max Valles and Utah’s Nate Orchard. The fourth figures to be the most intriguing. The Steelers are scheduled to host Nebraska’s Randy Gregory ...

Steelers host Auburn WR Coates, 2 others

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers hosted three pre-draft visitors on Monday including Auburn junior wide receiver Sammie Coates (6-1, 212), who is being projected as a second-round pick ...

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NFL notebook: ‘Tebowmania’ grips Philadelphia after Eagles sign quarterback

By Wire Reports 10:04 p.m.
e_SBlt “Tebowmania” swept through Philly before Tim Tebow’s return to the NFL even became official. By the time the Eagles announced Monday that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about coach Chip Kelly’s latest move. Tebow dominated …