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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. “Right behind San Diego and right before Philadelphia. I remember it like it was yesterday.” ...

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 ...

Hines Ward to open Table 86 restaurant in Seven Fields

By Rick Wills
No. 86 is coming to Butler County. By late summer, retired Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward will open a restaurant and companion wine bar in Seven ...

Starkey: Polamalu waged the good fight

By Joe Starkey
It won’t be the absurd acts of athleticism I’ll remember most about Troy Polamalu, although I will say this: If I’d pay to watch one ...

Rooneys say Polamalu ‘ranks right up there’ with Steelers’ all-time greats

By Mark Kaboly
Even though there are names like Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Joe Greene and Jack Ham ...

Polamalu intercepted city’s heart by doing ‘everything the right way’

By Chris Adamski
McKeesport native Mike Logan was one of the first people in Pittsburgh to get to know Troy Polamalu when the Steelers drafted Polamalu in 2003. A ...

Polamalu to retire after 12 seasons with Steelers

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers gave veteran safety Troy Polamalu the choice of playing somewhere else or retiring. After more than a month of consideration, Polamalu has chosen retirement. Polamalu ...

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NFL

NFL reinstates Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now it remains to be settled where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. …