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Play of nose tackles could have impact on Steelers’ stretch run

By Ralph N. Paulk
Daniel McCullers admittedly felt the weight of being the first Steelers rookie to start at nose tackle since 2002 when he stepped onto LP Field on Monday night at Tennessee. McCullers was neither spectacular nor overwhelmed. It wasn’t the battles ...

Steelers’ Wheaton embraces expanding role

By Ralph N. Paulk 2:19 p.m.
If Markus Wheaton were the envious type, it would have bothered him that rookie Martavis Bryant parlayed his first NFL catch into a sparkling, toe-tapping ...

Steelers notebook: Heinz Field not in play for Bills-Jets

By Mark Kaboly
Five games will be played at Heinz Field this weekend, so what’s one more? Apparently, one too many. The NFL reportedly considered moving the Buffalo Bills’ game against the N.Y. Jets to Heinz Field because of the more than 4 feet of ...

Cut by Steelers, LeGarrette Blount joins Patriots

By The Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut …

Steelers Film Session: Sticking with what works

By Mark Kaboly
If you like something and if something is working, stick to it. That was Todd Haley’s play-calling philosophy against the Titans on Monday night when ...

Lack of experienced backup means more work for Steelers RB Bell

By Mark Kaboly
An undersized rookie with five career carries. A fullback who was converted to a tight end. A rookie who was just added from the practice squad. A guy ...

Steelers notebook: Gay, secondary brace for Saints QB Brees

By Ralph N. Paulk
William Gay said his two interception returns for touchdowns this season have been the result of a disciplined defense playing within itself. So his getting ...

Workhorse role suits Steelers running back Bell

By Ralph N. Paulk
Le’Veon Bell said the time would come when the Steelers would have to ride him like a thoroughbred. As the Steelers (7-4) turn toward the home ...

Rossi: As Blount walked, Porter called

By Rob Rossi
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Veteran Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel knows something about contributing to a successful football program. There was a time when he didn’t, ...

Steelers cut ties with running back Blount after incident in Tennessee

By Mark Kaboly
LeGarrette Blount walked out on his teammates Monday night. Mike Tomlin told him to keep on walking a few hours later. The Steelers cut their only ...

Steelers’ Mitchell banned from social media

By Mark Kaboly
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is done with Twitter, but not by his choice. Mike Tomlin banned his starting free safety from social media after a couple of exchanges with fans following the Steelers’ 27-24 win over Tennessee on Monday ...

Steelers rally past Titans for key win

By Alan Robinson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Steelers wouldn’t let the unthinkable happen two weeks in a row. Down 11 points to the slumping Tennessee Titans in the ...

Rossi: Book on Steelers coach Tomlin is still open

By Rob Rossi
NASHVILLE, Tenn. On a warm Friday night only hours into his eighth training camp with the Steelers, Mike Tomlin offered a rare real answer. ...

Steelers-Titans game changers: Washington burns old team

By Ralph N. Paulk
In the NFL, it doesn’t take much to go from hero to goat. William Gay’s interception return was overshadowed when Nate Washington burnt him for ...

Steelers notebook: Finally, the bye week is on tap

By Alan Robinson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Steelers will sit out Week 12 of the regular season, as they and the Carolina Panthers finally take their bye weeks. They are the only two teams that have yet to be off this season. This ...

Steelers look to get struggling ground game going against Titans

By Mark Kaboly
Consider this scenario: The Steelers rush for 225 yards and three touchdowns to punctuate offensive line coach Mike Munchak’s return to Tennessee. They go into ...

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NFL notebook: Peterson’s hearing for appeal of suspension scheduled for Dec. 2

By Wire Reports 2:19 p.m.
Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be Dec. 2, and it will not be in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings …