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Veteran tight end Miller’s blocking skill crucial to success to Steelers running game

By Mark Kaboly
When it comes to the tight end position in today’s NFL, teams have a choice. Do you want a pass-catching playmaker or a run-blocking specialist? It’s unlikely you are going to have one who can do both anymore … unless you ...

Steelers must be creative in providing snaps for linebackers

By Chris Adamski
Dick LeBeau has a problem. It’s one of those good problems, though — far better than a more troubling one he had in September. “The early part ...

Steelers notebook: Chiefs pass rush to test Steelers

By Chris Adamski
The Steelers got by during wins the past two weeks, not allowing any sacks while playing without starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert. The task won’t be ...

QB Smith is chief concern for Steelers’ defense

By Ralph N. Paulk
On Sunday, the Steelers will face another agile, elusive quarterback who poses a threat both passing and running as they attempt to clinch a berth ...

Steelers, young and old, thirst for opportunity to reach the postseason

By Mark Kaboly
With two games left on the schedule and the Steelers precariously holding onto one of the two wild-card spots in the AFC, what it’s like ...

Steelers notebook: Brown leads WRs in Pro Bowl voting, Bell 2nd at RB

By Chris Adamski
NFL fans have spoken, and they like Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Brown, the league leader in catches and receiving yards, led wide receivers in fan voting for next month’s Pro Bowl in balloting that ended Monday. Brown received 644,093 ...

Steelers lookahead: Chiefs’ Charles injured but remains dangerous threat

By Mark Kaboly
Jamaal Charles has done just about everything for the Chiefs this year — run the ball (950 yards), catch passes (33) and score touchdowns (14). Now, ...

Steelers offense finding an unprecedented balance when it counts

By Mark Kaboly
It took some time, but the Steelers finally found their offensive identity. They aren’t a running team, that’s for sure. How can you be labeled a ...

Steelers notebook: Tomlin unaware of mumps outbreak in NHL

By Mark Kaboly
Mike Tomlin may not have agreed with the unnecessary roughness call on linebacker Jason Worilds for hitting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan high, but you won’t ...

Steelers Film Session: Falcons find way to limit Bell’s production

By Mark Kaboly
Le’Veon Bell rushed for 204 yards against the Titans. He followed that with 95 yards against the Saints and 185 against the Bengals last week. Throw ...

Injury-thinned Steelers linebackers corps stands tall in win over Falcons

By Ralph N. Paulk
Steelers linebackers took some heavy blows Sunday, but they bounced back to make the plays that mattered in a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons ...

Steelers notebook: Win over Kansas City would put Steelers in playoffs

By Mark Kaboly
For the Steelers, it is as simple as win and they are in the postseason for the first time since 2011. According to Elias, if the Steelers defeat Kansas City at Heinz Field on Sunday, they will clinch a playoff spot ...

Former Steelers doctor loses bid to have evidence tossed

By Brian Bowling
The government had probable cause to seize more than 900 patients’ records from a former Steelers team doctor prosecutors subsequently charged with health care fraud, obstruction of justice and trafficking in anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and painkillers, a federal ...

Red-zone defense helps Steelers hang on against Falcons

By Ralph N. Paulk
ATLANTA — Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was confident the Steelers’ defense could hold up against the sometimes-explosive Atlanta Falcons offense — with or without big-play threat ...

Steelers hold off the Falcons to keep moving in AFC North chase

By Chris Adamski
ATLANTA — Mike Mitchell and Heath Miller said they hadn’t paid attention to repeated media inquiries about the Steelers’ propensity to lose to teams with ...

Rossi: Wheaton a key piece for Steelers down the stretch

By Rob Rossi
ATLANTA — These Steelers are sometimes frustrating, occasionally impressive and usually capable of being both in a single quarter, let alone throughout a game. They ...

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NFL notebook: Cutler’s future with Bears not yet determined

By Wire Reports
Quarterback Jay Cutler’s future with the Bears is not determined beyond this week, coach Marc Trestman said Thursday while announcing Jimmy Clausen would make his first start since 2010. Trestman stressed his decision to bench the team’s highly paid quarterback, …