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Steelers LB Timmons has grown into leadership role on defense

By Chris Adamski
Two seasons ago, Lawrence Timmons was the third-youngest regular starter on the Steelers defense. In 2015, there aren’t any projected starters who’ve been in the NFL longer than him. “I’m kind of an older guy now,” Timmons said, failing to suppress ...

Steelers RB Archer trying to catch up after tough rookie season

By Ralph N. Paulk
Admittedly, there’s a mammoth chip sitting squarely on the shoulders of second-year running back Dri Archer. The Steelers didn’t necessarily rub him the wrong way when ...

Steelers notebook: Backup QB Gradkowski remains out with shoulder issue

By Mark Kaboly
• Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been nursing a sore shoulder for the better part of the past two months, and it appears that it is going to be a little longer for him to get back on the field. ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger desires to be ‘Pittsburgh guy’

By Mark Kaboly
When the Ravens’ Haloti Ngata broke Ben Roethlisberger’s nose with a chop to the face, Roethlisberger refused to come out of the game and didn’t ...

Steelers tackle Beachum braces for competition along offensive line

By Ralph N. Paulk
Kelvin Beachum begins his fourth season with the Steelers unlike his first in 2012 when he was a lightly regarded, undersized offensive lineman, who seemingly ...

Steelers ‘confident’ bid for 2023 Super Bowl in offing

By Chris Adamski
Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team is “confident” it will submit an official bid to host the 2023 Super Bowl but will need ...

Rossi: St. Vincent a football sanctuary during Steelers training camp

By Rob Rossi
We need a place like the one where the Steelers Nation convened Sunday afternoon, because football is America’s game. And like Americans, football fans could ...

Steelers notebook: Rookie CB Golson still dealing with left shoulder pain

By Chris Adamski
• Rookie cornerback Senquez Golson can’t identify when the lingering pain in his left shoulder that landed the second-round pick’s on the physically-unable-to-perform list started. “We finally were just kind of like, ‘Shut it down’ and figure out what we ...

Former Steelers lineman Hartings to be honored for youth volunteering

By Matthew Santoni
When he arrived in Pittsburgh in 2001 to play center for the Steelers, Jeff Hartings agreed to give a speech to kids at Allegheny Center-based ...

Butler, Steelers defense take on new challenges

By Ralph N. Paulk
Keith Butler had been courted by a number of NFL teams during the past several seasons. He didn’t have to wait to land a job ...

Steelers RB Bell ready despite being in limbo

By Mark Kaboly
Le’Veon Bell isn’t sure whether he will be available for the season opener or even the two games after that. Mike Tomlin and the Steelers ...

Steelers’ Brown arrives in style, vows to be ‘the best in the world’

By Chris Adamski
It’s an annual tradition that Antonio Brown is driven to the opening of Steelers training camp by his brother, Desmond. This year, it brought a little ...

Steelers extend GM Colbert’s contract through 2018 draft

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers locked up coach Mike Tomlin through 2018 earlier in the week. Now they’ve done the same with general manager Kevin Colbert. The sides ...

Starkey: Mitchell a critical piece for Steelers

By Joe Starkey
It’s really, really hard to win a Super Bowl without superior safety play. Whether it’s a face-bashing intimidator (Rodney Harrison), an instinctive center fielder (Ed Reed) or a free-roaming wild man (Troy Polamalu), championship teams usually feature at least one ...

Steelers notebook: 5 players start training camp on injured list

By Chris Adamski
All 90 Steelers players reported for the opening of training camp Saturday. Five, however, are not ready to begin practice Sunday. All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey (foot), tackle Mike Adams (back surgery), backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), rookie cornerback Senquez Golson (shoulder) ...

Steelers’ offense outshines defense like never before

By Chris Adamski
When wide receiver Antonio Brown was drafted by the Steelers in 2010, the team was in the middle of six consecutive seasons in which it ...

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NFL notebook: Ravens owner Bisciotti denies pressuring Goodell over ‘Deflategate’

By Wire Reports
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti issued an emphatic denial of a report alleging that he attempted to exert pressure on commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Brady appealed the punishment, which stems from his alleged role …