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Healthy defensive back Mitchell eager for 2nd season with Steelers

By Mark Kaboly 12:27 a.m.
When the Steelers signed Mike Mitchell to a lucrative free agent contract last year, they were expecting a playmaking, hard-hitting safety who specialized in forcing turnovers. Ironically, that’s exactly what they didn’t get. Instead, they got a lot of what they already ...

Steelers notebook: Blake gets outside shot in nickel

By Mark Kaboly and Chris Adamski
Antwon Blake prides himself in being able to play any position in the defensive backfield. However, he does have a preference. “For the most part, I am an outside corner,” Blake said. “I have been known to move around, but I feel ...

Steelers’ Brown: Attendance ‘never a doubt’ for offseason workouts

By Chris Adamski
In his first availability with local media since reports surfaced that he was seeking a new contract, Antonio Brown made it clear he wasn’t going ...

Tomlin gives suggestion Steelers won’t be shy about going for 2

By Mark Kaboly
Practice is all about routine, at least with the Steelers. So it came as no surprise that, during the team phase of the offseason’s first organized ...

Rossi: Steelers’ tarnished Bell rings true

By Rob Rossi
Messages matter. And a lot of people who make their living in the NFL — specifically its commissioner and championship franchise — should take cues ...

Steelers notebook: LB Harrison open for larger role

By Chris Adamski and Mark Kaboly
Earlier this month, new Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said he wanted to limit 37-year-old James Harrison to 25 snaps per game this season. On Tuesday, Harrison said he was open to that arrangement but wasn’t sure it would play ...

Hines Ward appearing on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’

By Tribune-Review
Former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward keeps popping up in the oddest places on television. This time he’ll be part of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap.” Ward’s ...

Steelers interested in playing internationally again

By Mark Kaboly
Steelers president Art Rooney II said he is interested in having the Steelers play a regular-season game in Mexico or Germany in the near future. The ...

Steelers offensive line targeting injury-free performance as key

By Mark Kaboly
All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey believes the Steelers can have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL this season. So does veteran guard Ramon ...

Former Steelers kicker Reed doesn’t like new NFL PAT rule

By Mark Kaboly
First, the NFL essentially eliminated kickoffs by placing the ball at the 35-yard line to promote more touchbacks, and now they have moved extra points ...

Steelers’ Heyward looking to stay for long haul

By Chris Adamski
Cameron Heyward took note of a quality that all three of the Steelers’ recently-retired defensive stars shared. With Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel and Ike Taylor having ...

Steelers guard Foster likes offense’s direction heading into season

By Mark Kaboly
Even though Ramon Foster hasn’t been around long enough to know the full history of the Steelers, he is more than aware of the franchise’s ...

Steelers claim QB-turned-WR Gardner

By Chris Adamski
The Steelers claimed former University of Michigan star Devin Gardner off waivers Tuesday, adding a second college quarterback-turned-receiver to their roster. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Gardner started 27 games at quarterback for Michigan and accounted for at least two touchdowns in 19 ...

NFL moves PAT back to 15-yard line

Staff and Wire Reports
SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition ...

Former Steelers linebacker Robinson dies

By Tribune-Review
Former Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson, a Harrisburg native, died Saturday night, his Canadian Football League team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, announced Sunday. Robinson, 25, appeared in 12 games with the Steelers in 2012 after being signed as an undrafted free agent out ...

Steelers sign 3rd-round choice Coates

By Mark Kaboly
Steelers sign Coates The Steelers on Friday agreed to terms on a four-year contract with Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, leaving only seventh-round Gerod Holliman, ...

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NFL notebook: Vikings coach delivers ultimatum to Peterson

By Tribune-Review
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is not …