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Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance

By Andrew Erickson 2:24 p.m.
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 yards list and a five-year NFL veteran. But on Thursday, Heyward-Bey didn’t know whether he …

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

By Alan Robinson 2:59 p.m.
For the first time in his 12-season career, Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu is a Steelers captain. Polamalu is the lone defensive captain, and quarterback …

Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season

By Alan Robinson 2:21 p.m.
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 2:23 p.m.
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 & …

Steelers’ Rooney instrumental in bringing American football to Ireland

By Chris Adamski
DUBLIN — Steelers chairman Dan Rooney was surprised to have the Coke Park Classic winner’s trophy named after him. Perhaps he shouldn’t have been. Rooney’s figurative fingerprints are all over Croke Park Stadium. “He was very, very helpful in the …

Preseason valuable for Steelers’ offensive line

By Mark Kaboly
Preseason games are meaningless, right? Well, it depends on who you ask. The 22,000 no-shows at Heinz Field Thursday for the Steelers preseason finale against …

Steelers notebook: Safety Mitchell faces former team, hurts leg

By Alan Robinson
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell opposed his former team, at least for a series — long enough to get an apparently minor right leg injury. Mitchell spent last season with NFC finalist Carolina before signing with the Steelers. He will go …

Former longtime Steelers publicist Kiely dies

By Alan Robinson and  michael Hasch
Ed Kiely, a longtime aide to Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., a former team publicist and important behind-the-scenes figure as the franchise segued from a …

Steelers have plenty of new faces at wide receiver

By Ralph Paulk Jr.
There’s little doubt the Steelers will lean heavily on the right arm of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the 2014 season, which kicks off with the …

Not to be left behind, speedy Steelers are on the fast track in NFL

By Alan Robinson
Ike Taylor missed the first week of offseason workouts only to learn upon reporting that the Steelers had become Usain Bolt-type fast. Rookie linebacker Ryan …

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NFL

NFL notebook: Niners’ McDonald arrested after domestic incident

By Wire Reports
SAN JOSE, Calif. — 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. McDonald, 29, was released from jail after posting …