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For Steelers outside linebacker Jones, size is not an obstacle

By Mark Kaboly
Jarvis Jones has a message to everybody out there who thinks he’s too small to be a successful outside linebacker in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense. “You ever see me get put on my back?” Jones said. Jones quickly answered his …

Steelers cornerbacks Allen, Gay, Taylor have something to prove

By Alan Robinson
There’s a new safety playing behind them, a rookie linebacker and rookie defensive end playing in front of them. Opposing offenses are operating at a …

Steelers notebook: Team cuts 15 players, including LB So’oto, RB Hall

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers trimmed to 75 players for their final preseason games, with linebacker Vic So’oto among 15 released. He had four tackles, a sack and …

Tomlin: ‘Everything on table’ for Bell, Blount punishment

By Alan Robinson
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said “everything’s on the table” concerning possible disciplinary action for running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Whether that means team-mandated …

Steelers QB dismisses preseason woes, looks to opener vs. Browns

By Alan Robinson
Ben Roethlisberger is moving on quickly from one of the Steelers’ worst both-sides-of-the-ball preseason performances of recent vintage. Moving on to the Cleveland Browns, in …

Steelers’ Mitchell enduring growing pains

By Ralph N. Paulk
The Steelers are paying safety Mike Mitchell $25 million over the next five seasons in hopes that he’ll help strengthen a subpar run defense. So far, the team’s coveted free-agent acquisition has offered a mix bag of good, bad and …

Steelers notebook: Polamalu’s sideline tirade still making impression on teammates

By Alan Robinson
e_SBlt Troy Polamalu’s sideline blowup in Philadelphia continues to resonate among his teammates. Safety Mike Mitchell had an animated discussion with rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier immediately before Polamalu began yelling during a sideline huddle Thursday. “It was something he (Polamalu) …

Steelers defense waving flag on penalty calls

By Alan Robinson
A few more games, a few more flags, and Troy Polamalu probably won’t be the only one who’s throwing a temper tantrum among the Steelers’ …

Steelers’ Polamalu downplays emotional outburst

By Alan Robinson
Troy Polamalu usually allows his performance to speak for him. This time was different. Angered at an across-the-board defensive performance he deemed unacceptable by Steelers …

Steelers notebook: WR Moore says teammates’ pot bust won’t change focus in locker room

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers didn’t let the arrests of teammates Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for marijuana  possession before the team flight for a preseason game impact how they played against the Eagles,  and they won’t let it affect them in the …

Lopsided loss to Eagles shows Steelers have issues aplenty

By Alan Robinson
They’re supposed to be faster, but they couldn’t begin to keep up with the Philadelphia Eagles’ super-fast tempo. They’re supposed to be deeper, but coach …

Records: Steelers RB Bell admitted smoking pot before traffic stop but denied being high

By Margaret Harding
A Steelers running back admitted to a Ross police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday that he smoked marijuana earlier in the day but denied being high, court records show. “I smoked two hours ago. I am not high anymore. …

Keisel always hoped to return to Steelers

By Alan Robinson
Defensive end Brett Keisel still doesn’t know where he’ll play or how much he’ll get on the field. “We really didn’t get into that too …

Steelers notebook: Keisel always hoped to return

By Alan Robinson
Defensive end Brett Keisel doesn’t know which side he’ll play or how much he’ll get on the field. “We really didn’t get into that too …

Distracted Steelers show nothing in loss to Eagles

By Alan Robinson
PHILADELPHIA — They kept the starters in until deep into the third quarter, not that it mattered. The Steelers never were into this game — …

NFL could delay punishment

By Michael Hasch and Mark Kaboly
Two Steelers running backs officially were charged Thursday with marijuana possession, but don’t expect the NFL to deliver swift action against Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette …

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NFL notebook: Ex-player Gilbert releases platform for NFLPA bid

By Tribune-Review
Sean Gilbert on Tuesday unveiled the platform that he will stand upon in trying to oust NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith during the next election in March. The 44-year-old former Aliquippa and Pitt defensive tackle would move to …