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Run game not primary focal point for Steelers

By Mark Kaboly 2:24 p.m.
If practice makes perfect, then the Steelers’ running game is right where it wants to be. That’s because practice is almost all the Steelers have done when it comes to their maligned run game through four weeks of training camp. …

Steelers are hoping to mirror Eagles’ full-bore, no-huddle offense

By Alan Robinson 2:24 p.m.
Ben Roethlisberger can’t wait to see how the Steelers’ no-huddle offense operates road Thursday night in Philadelphia. He probably will be paying attention to the …

Rossi: Blount brings back Steelers’ swagger

By Rob Rossi
Way back in Mike Tomlin’s first season, he received a text message from a player after a particularly convincing victory. It was from Joey Porter, …

Steelers sign tackle Gilbert to $30 million deal

By Alan Robinson
Right tackle Marcus Gilbert is a reliable starter on what Ben Roethlisberger says could be the best offensive line he has had in his career. …

Steelers re-sign Keisel to bolster depth on defensive line

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers, who spent most of the past two years shedding players from their recent Super Bowl past, are bringing back defensive end Brett Keisel …

Steelers notebook: Polamalu not concerned with being old man among safeties

By Alan Robinson
Troy Polamalu is adjusting to a new safety partner in Mike Mitchell and a different role. Now, he’s the much older of the two safeties, …

Steelers believe Wheaton ready to step in as No. 2 receiver

By Alan Robinson
Ben Roethlisberger is excelling in the no-huddle. The offensive line is keeping him grass stain-free. Antonio Brown is turning short catches into long gains, and …

Steelers quizzed on no-huddle offense

By Alan Robinson
Ben Roethlisberger is invested heavily in the Steelers’ no-huddle offense. But it’s his teammates who will end up paying if it’s not run correctly. With the no-huddle expected to be a key element of Todd Haley’s offense, Roethlisberger is quizzing …

Steelers defensive end Thomas is finding success on the field

By Ralph N. Paulk
It didn’t take Steelers defensive end Cam Thomas long to adjust to a scheme that demands he sacrifice numbers for results. “We’re not thinking in …

Steelers notebook: Mitchell apologizes for taunting penalty vs. Bills

By Alan Robinson
Mike Mitchell apologized to his teammates for drawing a “bonehead, selfish” 15-yard penalty for taunting Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, one that visibly angered coach Mike Tomlin. Mitchell promised it won’t happen again. “I can’t hurt my teammates like …

Gradkowski, Jones struggling to fill backup QB duties for Steelers

By Ralph N. Paulk
It’s as difficult to measure a backup quarterback during practice as it is to judge a book by its cover. Yet, Ben Roethlisberger’s backups have …

Starkey: LeBeau not about to simplify defense

By Joe Starkey
“Tackle by Shazier.” By the end of the first quarter Saturday, the Heinz Field press box announcer had uttered that phrase so many times, the …

Rookie LB Shazier impresses in Steelers debut

By Alan Robinson
In any other game in any other preseason, Ben Roethlisberger’s expert execution of the no-huddle offense and his precision passing would have been the Steelers’ …

Steelers notebook: Heyward anchors defensive line

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers might have previewed Saturday how they plan to rotate their top four defensive linemen. Defensive end Cam Heyward stayed in on nearly every …

Munchak enjoying another opportunity to coach

By Mark Kaboly
Mike Munchak always has been an offensive lineman at heart. He loved playing the position for a dozen years, and his excellence landed him in …

Tomlin OK with limiting Polamalu in preseason

By Mark Kaboly
Troy Polamalu wants to play in the preseason — at least it sounds that way. Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake and safety partner Mike Mitchell, …

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NFL notebook: Browns not ready to name starting QB

By Tribune-Review
This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not his fault. Brian Hoyer …