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Steelers’ Martavis Bryant facing four-game suspension

By Mark Kaboly
The second year for Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was set up to be better than his first. It still might be, but it likely will have to wait. Bryant is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ...

Starkey: Steelers stopping themselves with suspensions

By Joe Starkey
It has been said many times, most recently by Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger, that the only team capable of stopping the powerful Steelers offense ...

Steelers won’t change scheme after Pouncey injury

By Mark Kaboly
Two years ago, the Steelers had plans of incorporating outside zone runs into their offense to take advantage of an athletic line and a rookie ...

Animal Rescue League, miffed at Vick signing, moves gala from Heinz Field to Consol

By Michael Hasch
The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center is moving its annual Paw Prints fundraising gala from Heinz Field to the Consol Energy Center to protest the Steelers signing of Michael Vick. “(Vick) is a football player in their eyes. In ...

Steelers notebook: Tomlin leaving `light on’ for injured players

By Ralph N. Paulk
Coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday he hasn’t ruled out two injured defensive starters for Saturday’s preseason game in Buffalo. However, he said it’s unlikely safety Mike Mitchell and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons will face the Bills. “The best thing to do ...

Veteran quarterback Vick is vowing to make Steelers proud

By Mark Kaboly
Antonio Brown noticed it immediately. So did Todd Haley. Michael Vick stepped onto the practice field Wednesday for the first time as a member of the ...

Steelers rookie receiver Coates learning on the fly

By Ralph N. Paulk
Typically, baseball rules in the small, quaint farm town of Leroy, Ala., which has a population of 911. It has produced several major leaguers, yet ...

Steelers notebook: Mitchell injures left ankle in practice

By Ralph N. Paulk
The Steelers were already without ailing linebackers Ryan Shazier and Lawrence Timmons. They are likely to be joined on the sideline Thursday by safety Mike Mitchell, who left practice Wednesday with an injured left ankle. Coach Mike Tomlin said he ...

Crowd sparse to protest Vick at Steelers’ facility

By Chris Adamski
Police showed up outside the Steelers’ South Side facility. So did journalists and photographers. But at 3 p.m. Wednesday — the scheduled start time for ...

Steelers ink QB Vick, new teammates OK with signing

By Mark Kaboly
Le’Veon Bell grew up “idolizing” Michael Vick. Now, he is going to have a chance to be in the same huddle as him. The Steelers on Tuesday ...

Starkey: Fans should be used to rooting for players with baggage

By Joe Starkey
Sports-talk radio went wild Tuesday with news of reformed dog killer Michael Vick working out for the Steelers.  I was present at the epicenter of ...

Despite injuries, Steelers not lobbying for shorter preseason

By Chris Adamski
Of all the players in the Steelers’ locker room, Shaun Suisham and Sean Spence would figure to loathe preseason games the most. Instead, they don’t carry any regrets. Suisham and Spence each sustained major knee injuries while playing in preseason games ...

Steelers notebook: Legursky returns to provide offensive line depth

By Ralph N. Paulk
Offensive lineman Doug Legursky, who played with the Steelers from 2009-12 prior to stints in Buffalo and San Diego, was signed to provide depth in ...

Dog-loving fans irate about Vick signing with Steelers

By Mark Kaboly
Before controversial quarterback Michael Vick arrived at the Steelers’ practice facility Tuesday to meet with coach Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh fans erupted with outrage over the ...

Steelers hope 6-sack game gives glimpse of pass-rush capabilities

By Chris Adamski
Jarvis Jones was eight days away from finishing his career at Georgia. Bud Dupree had finished his sophomore season at Kentucky four weeks prior. James Harrison was ...

Pouncey breaks left fibula in Steelers’ win, will miss significant time

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers have been down this path too many times. This time, they hope they can deal with it better than the last. The Steelers will be ...

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NFL notebook: RG3 evades concussion questions, cleared to play

By Wire Reports
Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when — or even if — he sustained a concussion in the Redskins’ second preseason game. “You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff,” Griffin said. “I don’t report that …