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Steelers RBs Bell, Blount to face drug charges

By Michael Hasch  and Alan Robinson 10:18 p.m.
Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with drug possession after they were pulled over Wednesday in Ross by a motorcycle officer who smelled marijuana coming from their passing automobile, township police said. Bell, 22, also …

It’s only exhibition, but these Steelers could solidify roster spots vs. Eagles

By Alan Robinson 10:01 p.m.
The game counts for nothing, but for many wearing a Steelers jersey, it could count for everything. Around the NFL, there’s a phrase to describe …

Commitment by Steelers’ Gilbert pays off

By Ralph N. Paulk 10:07 p.m.
Marcus Gilbert ignored the naysayers who predicted he would have to fight for his job at right tackle despite being an anchor at the position …

Run game not primary focal point for Steelers

By Mark Kaboly
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 …

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

By Alan Robinson
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’ …

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Doctor says treatments have left ‘no evidence’ of Kelly’s cancer

By The Associated Press 10:19 p.m.
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer. An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo …