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Steelers bracing to face 2 quarterbacks vs. Browns

By Alan Robinson 12:24 a.m.
This might cause a few ripples of surprise around the NFL: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes Brian Hoyer can do everything on a field that Johnny Manziel can. Apparently, that includes running the ball — something Manziel did with regularity …

Four issues that the Steelers need to take care of in September

By Alan Robinson
0 and 4. As coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, the Steelers shouldn’t need any reminders about the importance of getting into regular-season mode in a …

Rossi: Longing for when `Browns Week’ mattered

By Rob Rossi
It’s part of aging, not necessarily growing up, to believe things were better when you were younger. It’s rarely actually the case, though. Television is …

Steelers notebook: Tomlin won’t discuss discipline for Bell, Blount

By Alan Robinson
• Coach Mike Tomlin still won’t reveal if running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were punished internally after being charged with marijuana possession, and …

Unlike years past, strength of 2014 Steelers could be offense

By Alan Robinson
The newly elected team captain, going into his 11th NFL season, is overseeing the unit that might need to carry the Steelers through a challenging …

Steelers notebook: Polamalu made 1st-time captain; Roethlisberger named for offense

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers will be led by lone captains on offense (Ben Roethlisberger) and defense (Troy Polamalu, for the first time in his 12-season career) but …

Steelers Lookahead: Previewing Sunday’s game vs. Cleveland

By Alan Robinson
BRIAN HOYER If nightlife-loving Instagram fave Johnny Manziel is the new Mr. Brown — and ticket sales reflect that — then Hoyer is Mr. Boring. …

Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance

By Andrew Erickson
Darrius Heyward-Bey is a former No. 7 overall draft pick by the Oakland Raiders. He is the third-most prolific wide receiver on Maryland’s career receiving …

Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers return to practice Monday — Labor Day isn’t celebrated at 3400 S. Water St. — as the calendar clicks to a new month and the NFL officially shifts into a new regular season. This time, the Steelers want …

Steelers formalize practice squad

By Alan Robinson
Offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a former West Point wide receiver who served in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger, is one of 10 players on the Steelers’ season-opening 10-man practice squad. The 6-foot-9 Villanueva, who was in the Eagles’ camp as …

Steelers opt for youth, speed while revamping roster

By Alan Robinson
Meet your new Pittsburgh Steelers. With the emphasis on “new.” The Steelers, who reshaped their veterans-heavy roster only grudgingly for years, are undergoing one of …

Steelers finalize 53-man roster

By Mark Kaboly
Landry Jones did just enough not to get called Saturday. The Steelers cut 22 players to get down the NFL-mandated 53, and Jones, last year’s fourth-round pick, wasn’t among them. Jones threw for 224 yards in three preseason games and …

Former Steelers linebacker Harrison retires

By Mark Kaboly
James Harrison won’t be returning to the Steelers. Actually, the former defensive player of the year won’t be playing anywhere anymore. Harrison, 36, retired after …

Steelers wrap lackluster preseason with loss to Panthers

By Alan Robinson
Maybe this was the punishment for Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made them play well into the second quarter of this …

Veteran Keisel settles into role with Steelers

By Ralph N. Paulk
Amid the groans of a restless crowd at Heinz Field, veteran defensive end Brett Keisel was among the few to shine in a preseason finale …

Steelers claim former Cowboys cornerback Webb

By Tribune-Review
The Steelers claimed former Dallas Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb off waivers Friday, one day after backup cornerback Brice McCain injured his right groin in a preseason game against Carolina. Webb was a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 from William & …

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NFL notebook: Broncos WR Welker suspended 4 games

By Wire Reports
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was suspended for the first four games of the regular season after testing positive for an amphetamine, according to multiple reports. Welker has already appealed …