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Steelers are banking on linebackers to improve strength of defense

By Mark Kaboly 9:46 a.m.
In the 1970s, it was the group of Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Andy Russell that helped push the Steelers to their first two Super Bowls. In the e_SSRq90s, it was the collection of Jason Gildon, Levon Kirkland, Earl Holmes, Kevin ...

Kaboly: Steelers fill biggest needs by drafting defensive players

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers needed to get better at cornerback. We all know that. The Steelers needed to get better at outside linebacker. We all know that, ...

Penn State tight end James, a South Allegheny grad, goes to Steelers in 5th round

By Ralph N. Paulk
At some point, the Steelers had to come to grips with the inevitable — finding tight end Heath Miller’s successor. On Saturday, the Steelers didn’t ...

Rossi: Pittsburgh could show NFL a draft party

By Rob Rossi
Let’s draft a new plan for the NFL Draft. And let’s start here. Bring it to Pittsburgh, Roger Goodell. And make it a week of partying instead of just three days of picking. I’m envisioning Gateway Clipper rides along the Mon ...

Steelers notebook: Harrison will play fewer snaps this season

By Ralph N. Paulk
Linebacker coach Joey Porter said Saturday that veteran linebacker James Harrison can expect to play only about 25 snaps per game this season. It’s a surprising number, considering the 36-year-old linebacker could start at right outside linebacker. “He knows where he ...

Steelers get their corner with Mississippi’s Golson

By Mark Kaboly
Throw a curveball to Senquez Golson, and he has no answer for it. In fact, that’s what ended his baseball dream — a dream that originally ...

Steelers focus on defense on final day of NFL Draft

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers on Saturday concluded the NFL Draft by picking Louisville free safety Gerod Holliman in the seventh round, making six of their eight picks ...

Steelers draft WR from Auburn in 3rd round

By Chris Adamski
After taking arguably the draft’s best playmaking cornerback in the second round, the Steelers completed their Friday evening by taking a playmaking wide receiver in ...

Steelers introduce No. 1 pick Dupree

By Ralph Paulk
It occurred to Bud Dupree that his life was about to change as he passed through the Fort Pitt tunnel en route to the Steelers’ ...

Rossi: Steelers’ need also was a pass rusher

By Rob Rossi
This Bud’s a “freakish athlete with a chiseled frame.” At least, that was the first thing that caught my eye while checking out NFL.com’s analysis ...

Steelers take Kentucky OLB Dupree with 1st-round pick in draft

By Mark Kaboly
Alvin “Bud” Dupree used to be a big fan of mock drafts. And you really can’t blame him. The Kentucky outside linebacker was one of the rapid ...

West Virginia WR White selected by Bears

By Bob Cohn
A challenging personal journey and one brilliant season at West Virginia landed big-play receiver Kevin White in the upper reaches of the NFL Draft on ...

Steeler draft analysis: There’s no excuse for no 1st-round cornerback

By Mark Kaboly
And with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Roger Goodell will step to the ...

Steelers mock drafts: Beat writers give their picks

By Tribune-Review
The Trib’s Steelers coverage team plays GM and makes the team’s nine picks: Chris Adamski 1. (#22, ROUND 1) Marcus Peters (CB) Washington ...

Starkey: Red flags or not, Steelers need players

By Joe Starkey
Caution flags? Race through ’em. That’s my advice to the Steelers, who are positively starving for defensive talent as the NFL Draft opens Thursday. Seriously, ...

Late-round NFL draft picks fuel teams’ success

By Chris Adamski
When it comes to the NFL Draft, Thursday will get most of the attention, headlines and TV viewers. But when it comes to building a successful ...

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NFL notebook: Philly’s fill-in Santa from 1968 snow game dies

By Wire Reports
PHILADELPHIA — The fill-in Santa whose downfield jaunt at an Eagles game in 1968 lives on in sports history for the hail of snowballs and shower of boos that rained down on him has died. Frank Olivo was 66. Olivo …