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Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish

By Ralph N. Paulk
Despite being dressed in street clothes Monday on the first day of contact drills at Steelers training camp, Le’Veon Bell was fully engaged during the fiery, sometimes-combative practice. The second-year running back kept an eye on an offensive line that …

After years of lobbying, Roethlisberger has Steelers regularly running no-huddle

By Alan Robinson 9:10 p.m.
To Ben Roethlisberger, the no-huddle is a no-brainer. The Steelers’ second-half resurgence in 2013 coincided with them regularly implementing the no-huddle offense, which allows Roethlisberger …

Steelers notebook: Brown calls Sanders’ comments about Roethlisberger ‘terrible’

By Alan Robinson 9:14 p.m.
Antonio Brown was unhappy with former teammate Emmanuel Sanders’ comment that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger. “That was terrible. You don’t throw the quarterback under the bus, the guy who makes you what you …

Steelers to retire Joe Greene’s jersey number

By Alan Robinson 9:08 p.m.
Joe Greene was more than a number to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He arguably was the biggest name in franchise history. To honor that name — …

2 sentenced for avoiding arrest after Steelers player was stabbed

By Adam Brandolph 8:34 p.m.
An Allegheny County judge Wednesday sentenced two men convicted of trying to avoid arrest in the days after police charged them with stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers …

GM Colbert expects Roethlisberger to end career with Steelers

By Alan Robinson
Kevin Colbert says Ben Roethlisberger isn’t going anywhere. The Steelers are delaying contracts talks with their franchise quarterback until next year, but the team’s general …

Steelers hoping that youth movement breathes life into team

By Alan Robinson
Just like that — boom! — they were gone. All those players who’d become so familiar over all those years, almost like extended members of …

Steelers linebacker Spence confident he can avoid injury setbacks

By Andrew Erickson
Sean Spence is entering his third year with the Steelers, but he has yet to step on the field for a regular-season game. Instead, the …

Steelers notebook: Team hasn’t called on Keisel, Harrison yet

By Alan Robinson
• The Steelers haven’t made any move to bring back longtime defensive starters Brett Keisel and James Harrison, who are unsigned. But general manager Kevin Colbert said, “We haven’t eliminated any players from consideration. You never know what might happen …

Inside the ropes: Shazier shows off speed

By Tribune-Review
• Linebacker Jason Worilds appeared beaten on a deep ball to versatile rookie Dri Archer, but he had just enough of an angle to recover. Worilds flashed in front of Archer for a leaping interception, causing Tomlin to leap for …

Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year

By Mark Kaboly
They could have brought in a more high-profile free agent. They could have drafted a wide receiver higher than at No. 118. If the Steelers …

Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver

By Alan Robinson
The Denver Broncos signed Aqib Talib to a $57 million contract. The Patriots locked up Darrelle Revis with a deal worth $12 million for this …

Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute

By Alan Robinson
• Martavis Bryant, the rookie wide receiver from Clemson, was in and out of offseason practices with some injury issues, so the Steelers didn’t get a full look at a potentially productive player. They still haven’t in camp. He sat …

Inside the ropes: Roethlisberger may have his big receiver

By Mark Kaboly
• Ben Roethlisberger has made it known for some time that he would like to have a big receiver. During a team third-down period, Roethlisberger’s wide receivers were Dri Archer (5-foot-8), Antonio Brown (5-10), Lance Moore (5-9) and Markus Wheaton …

Roethlisberger ‘prays’ he can stay with Steelers when deal expires

By Alan Robinson
Ben Roethlisberger officially began his 11th Steelers training camp Saturday — can it possibly be that long? — yet he still is still getting accustomed …

Generations of Steelers fans flock to practice on Unity campus

By Jason Mackey
Stan Gibson was invited to a family cookout Saturday afternoon, but he didn’t make it. Instead, the 66-year-old Monroeville resident sat in a lawn chair …

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NFL

NFL notebook: Cardinals CB Peterson lands new $70M deal

By Wire Reports 9:14 p.m.
Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just ask him. Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract — five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed — he referred to himself as the highest-paid …