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Steelers’ Tomlin, Pirates’ Hurdle share similar philosophy

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin visited Pirates camp Monday and, as he does every year, playfully nudged 6-foot-7 reliever Jared Hughes to try out for tight end. “Those big athletes ... Hughes is the one I’m locked in on,” Tomlin said with a grin. What about former high school football ...

Steelers re-sign DE Geathers

By Chris Adamski
The Steelers reinforced some depth on their defensive line Wednesday, re-signing free agent defensive end Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Geathers was signed by the Steelers on Dec. 1, the day after Brett Keisel was lost for …

NFL coaches weigh in on Polamalu’s legacy

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers are done talking about Troy Polamalu. The rest of the league? That’s another story. Five times in the span of six days last week, Steelers ...

Starkey: Next frontier for Steelers offense

By Joe Starkey
Early in his tenure as Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin was asked to describe his ideal offense. What would it look like? Tomlin referenced the New England Patriots. He said he wanted an offense that could morph into whatever it needed ...

South Side house part of former Steeler’s end game

By Bob Karlovits
Baron Batch hopes to score a touchdown with the sale of his house. He already has racked up a first down. “Life is all about leverage,” says ...

Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers continue to add to their roster through free agency with familiar faces. The Steelers on Thursday re-signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a …

North Fayette company changes defendants in Antonio Brown endorsement lawsuit

By Tribune-Review
A North Fayette company dropped one Florida sports agent from a lawsuit over an endorsement contract with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and added another, according to court documents. Exclusive Supplements Inc. said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that Glukos Company ...

Steelers notebook: Team seek ease on West Coast travel

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — The Steelers have put in a request to the NFL to have West Coast road games against Seattle and San Diego played in ...

Tomlin expects Steelers offense to grow

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — By the way Le’Veon Bell performed last year, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was comfortable calling him “a pretty good back.” Only good? Why ...

Steelers notebook: Harrison return complicated by LeBeau, Titans

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — James Harrison’s decision to return to the Steelers wasn’t as clear cut as it may have appeared, and Dick LeBeau can be thanked ...

North Fayette company sues over Antonio Brown endorsement

By Brian Bowling
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is playing for the wrong team, a North Fayette sports and nutrition supplement company claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Exclusive Supplements Inc. says Brown signed an endorsement agreement with it Nov. 8 that prohibits ...

Tomlin eyes Steelers’ return to defensive success this season

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — Mike Tomlin expects the Steelers to return to being one of the best defenses in the league next season. But the Steelers have done ...

Steelers notebook: Safety Mitchell could move to replace Polamalu

By Tribune-Review
PHOENIX — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects safety Mike Mitchell to be much better his second year with the team. Now, if that is at free safety or sliding over to strong safety remains to be seen. Tomlin said Monday during ...

Steelers re-sign LB Harrison to 2-year deal

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — You’ve heard of James Harrison, the enforcer, and in reality, who hasn’t? There also is James Harrison, the bully, and who can forget ...

Steelers notebook: Cornerback need will wait until draft

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — The Steelers addressed their needs at outside linebacker in free agency with the signings of James Harrison and Arthur Moats. Their other glaring need — cornerback — will have to wait until after the draft. General manager Kevin Colbert said ...

Harrison writes he is deciding between signing with Steelers or Titans

By Mark Kaboly
James Harrison seems to be deciding whether to play for the Steelers or Titans next season. The linebacker posted a message on Instagram on Saturday, saying ...

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NFL

Franklin Regional grad Hickey continues to prepare for NFL Draft

By Michael Love 9:00 p.m.
Sean Hickey was 8 when he started playing organized football. Almost immediately, he dreamt about one day suiting up for an NFL team and getting to do the same things …