The Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady won the AFC Championship game in 2005 at Heinz Field and has tortured the Steelers ever since.

Ron Cook: Brady decision tops bad summer for Steelers

The preseason could not have gone much worse with the loss of Maurkice Pouncey, a couple of kickers, and now Deflategate overturned.

about 6 hours ago

 Steffi Bruinghaus of Squirrel Hill, left, protests against Michael Vick, as Renarda Walker, right, supports him during a rally Thursday outside Heinz Field as the Steelers played the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game. More than 100 people demonstrated against the new backup Steelers quarterback who served jail time for dogfighting.

Anti-Vick group holds vigil outside Steelers game

A “silent, respectful vigil” remembered the dogs that died in the operation that led to Michael Vick serving 21 months in prison.

about 6 hours ago

 Martavis Bryant lines up Thursday against the Panthers at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Suspended receiver Martavis Bryant must help himself

Art Rooney II said the team can support Martavis Bryant, but ultimately it will be up to Bryant if he wants to avoid further discipline.

about 6 hours ago

 Steelers QB Mike Vick rolls out in front of the Panthers' Mario Addison, right, in the first half of Thursday's preseason loss to Carolina.

Steelers complete dismal preseason with 23-6 loss to Carolina

Mike Vick started at quarterback and completed three of five passes for 24 yards before Landry Jones took over late in the first half.

about 7 hours ago

 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to be in action when New England hosts the Steelers to open the NFL regular season.

Brady beats Deflategate, will play against Steelers

The NFL said it will appeal the ruling, which came out forcefully in Brady’s favor, maligning the NFL for its handling of the scandal.

about 7 hours ago

 Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter, left, talks with James Harrison during a June minicamp on the South Side. “I see how Harrison is in my meetings; whatever [the young linebackers] ask, he gives it to them. He’s real receptive to not being shy to them. He helps them,” Porter said.

Harrison makes big difference for Steelers on and off the field

The veteran has been a critical influence on the young Steelers linebackers, according to position coach Joey Porter.

1 day ago

 Former Cleveland Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor

Steelers not interested in signing former Browns lineman

The Steelers discovered his knee would take too long to heal and he could not help the team anytime soon.

1 day ago

 Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.2.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers, on the eve of their final preseason game.

1 day ago

 Shown here last month of the final day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Steelers WR Antonio Brown is likely all smiles again after receiving an advance on his 2016 salary.

Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown gets 'bonus'

The star receiver for the Steelers, hoping for a restructured contract, comes to a compromise and receives an advance on his 2016 salary.

2 days ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Martavis Bryant's unspecified issues go beyond suspension for marijuana use

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says issues involve more than just four-game suspension for the wide receiver for using marijuana.

2 days ago

 Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brings in a catch during Steelers training camp in Latrobe last month.

Steelers' Roethlisberger says Heyward-Bey will step in for Bryant during suspension

Heyward-Bey, a former first-round draft choice in 2009, has started 64 games in the NFL.

2 days ago

 Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton takes big hit from Bills defender Stephon Gilmore against in the first quarter Saturday  at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.1.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who play their final preseason game Thursday night at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Steelers Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

New defensive scheme a work in progress for Steelers

Offseason changes have not been the cure through the first four games of the preseason for the Steelers defense.

3 days ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court in New York City today.

No deal reached for Goodell, Brady; judge to rule on suspension this week

The Patriots host the Steelers Sept. 10 in the NFL's season-opening game.

3 days ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant makes a first-down catch Saturday against the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Bryant will be allowed to practice with his teammates for the remainder of this week and is eligible to return Oct. 2.

3 days ago

 Josh Scobee kicks a second quarter field goal against the Baltimore Ravens in December.

Steelers Notebook: Team adds veteran kicker Josh Scobee through a trade

Steelers trade a 2016 sixth-round pick to Jacksonville for Scobee, a fifth-round draft choice in 2004 who was their kicker for 11 seasons.

3 days ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin asks referee Jerome Boger to explain the penalty on the Steelers defense against the Bills Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 8.31.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers as the preseason enters its final week.

3 days ago

 Rookie receiver Sammie Coates is no substitute for Martavis Bryant at this point, but the Steelers might need him early this season.

Steelers notebook: Steelers drafted Coates as insurance because they knew about Bryant

The Steelers will miss Martavis Bryant early this season — and even more in the future if he slips up again — so Sammie Coates must improve.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers Martavis Bryant scores touchdown against the Bills in the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park New York.

Ron Cook: Steelers need to get by until return of Martavis Bryant, other key players

Martavis Bryant showed what the Steelers will miss for the first four games when he caught three passes for 138 yards and a TD Saturday.

5 days ago

 Mike Vick was 4 for 5 for 106 yards and ran once for 1 yard in his first action since signing with the Steelers.

Steelers Notebook: Vick has solid outing in debut

Despite little practice time, Mike Vick completed four of five passes for 106 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.

5 days ago

 Antonio Brown, left, Ben Roethlisberger, center, and Michael Vick talk on the sidelines during a time out against the Bills Saturday.

Another kicker injured as Bills shred Steelers, 43-19

Hartley's hamstring injury likely will prompt Steelers to hold another tryout; defense never gets up to speed in third preseason loss.

5 days ago

 Steelers LB Arthur Moats works on technique during training camp last month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers stability gratifies outside linebacker Arthur Moats

Moats faces his former team, the Buffalo Bills, tonight, but he seems more excited about the Steelers’ stability.

6 days ago

 Garrett Hartley, Steelers kicker and co-host of "Southern Chaos" on the Sportsman Channel.

Steelers' new kicker, Garrett Hartley, is big-time outdoorsman in his spare time

Hartley relishes hunting as much as savors kicking — and he has unusual second job as reality TV star on “Southern Chaos.”

6 days ago

 Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter breaks up a pass intended for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant in the first half Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Timing of wide receiver's 4-game suspension could not be worse for Steelers

Selfish acts by Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant leave Steelers offense in the lurch for start of NFL regular season.

1 week ago

 Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert drops back into pass protection during workouts earlier this month in Latrobe.

Offensive tackle Gilbert's improved conditioning pays huge dividends for Steelers

“As you get older each year, why not change things to get better at it?” Marcus Gilbert said.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Martavis Bryant hauls in a pass Aug. 14 during a preseason game at  EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Bryant will miss the season's first four games.

Steelers' Martavis Bryant suspended for four games by the NFL

Wide receiver who caught eight touchdowns in 10 games last year violates league drug policy; Darrius Heyward-Bey likely to fill role.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey was injured Sunday against the Packers at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Pouncey could return from injury and play this season

Coach Mike Tomlin holding out some hope that his starting center can return from a broken fibula before the regular season ends.

1 week ago

 Quarterback Michael Vick practice with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Wednesday, August, 26, 2015.

Animal Rescue League moves fundraiser from Heinz Field in response to Vick signing

The league's annual Paw Print gala will instead be held at the CONSOL Energy Center in Oct. 31, a news release from the league said.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass to wide receiver Kenzel Doe during practice on the South Side Wednesday.

Dogfighting stigma still sticks with Steelers' backup QB Vick

Although those against the quarterback have been active on social media, there are many in support of him and how he can help the team.

1 week ago

 Punters Jordan Berry (4) and Brad Wing practice at the team's South Side facility Wednesday, August, 26, 2015.

Steelers notebook: Aussie punters dueling for one roster spot

There is only one job available for two Steelers punters from Melbourne, Australia, but that hasn’t stopped Brad Wing and Jordan Berry.

1 week ago

 "The best thing to do was make amends for what I did. I can’t take it back. The only thing I can do is influence the masses of kids from going down the same road I went down," Michael Vick said.

Michael Vick stands up and addresses past mistakes on first day with Steelers

The Steelers’ new No. 2 quarterback dodges none of the controversial issues that have plagued him in the past.

1 week ago

 Then-Jets quarterback Michael Vick looks for a receiver in the first half of a game against the Chiefs in November.

Ron Cook: Forget Michael Vick's past and think about his potential assets to Steelers

Instead of dwelling on his past, welcome Vick as the backup and hope that he can help the team win.

1 week ago

 Steelers RB LeVeon Bell picks up first down yardage against the Packers in the first half Sunday at Heinz Field.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 8.26.15

As expected, questions on the Pirates, Steelers and Michael Vick dominate today’s discussion with the PG sports editor.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger warms up during practice at the team's South Side facility on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 8.26.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers and their new backup quarterback.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace, left, practice at the team's South Side facility as teammate Doug Legursky looks on on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Injuries change makeup and outlook for Steelers offensive line

With Maurkice Pouncey out and Mike Adams still recovering, the offensive line is undergoing a reconstruction before the start of the season.

1 week ago

 Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham uses crutches as he moves along the sideline before the preseason game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Suisham was injured in the first preseason game and had surgery on his knee.

Steelers notebook: Shaun Suisham won't apologize for costly injury on attempted tackle

Steelers kicker says he is a football player first, so, of course, he would do the same thing again given the chance.

1 week ago

 Jets quarterback Michael Vick tries to evade the Steelers' Lawrence Timmons as he carries in the third quarter during a game at MetLife Stadium in November. Vick threw two touchdown passes in the Jets' victory.

Michael Vick signs with Steelers

With Bruce Gradkowski out for the season, the Steelers turned to Vick as his replacement behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

1 week ago

 Doug Legursky was most recently with the San Diego Chargers in 2014.

With Pouncey out, Steelers bring back offensive lineman Legursky

Doug Legursky made his first start at center in the 2011 Super Bowl, where the Steelers lost to the Packers.

1 week ago

 Michael Vick, then of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during a game at Arrowhead Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 8.25.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers including the burning one of the day -- will the Steelers sign Michael Vick?

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gives a tap to Maurkice Pouncey after leaving the field with an injury against the Packers in the first quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Steelers will miss Pouncey's sharp mind, too

Center Maurkice Pouncey fractured his left fibula Sunday, and the Steelers will have to adjust without his physical and mental skills.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Landry Jones throws against the Vikings in the second quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame Game earlier this month in Canton, Ohio.

Landry Jones makes bid to be Steelers' backup QB

Landry Jones shows signs he could be the Steelers’ backup quarterback instead of No. 3.

1 week ago

 Steelers' WR Sammie Coates pulls in a pass against the Packers in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 8.24.15

The Steelers are back from Latrobe as the preseason winds on; Ray takes your questions on what the injury bug portends for the team.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey goes down with an injury against the Packers in the first quarter Sunday afternoon.

Ron Cook: Pouncey's injury spoils improved showing from Steelers

The All-Pro center went down — perhaps for the season — with a broken fibula above his left ankle that will require surgery.

1 week ago

 Cody Wallace never got to start an NFL game before he came to the Steelers, but now he will step in for a second spell at center for injured starter Maurkice Pouncey.

Cody Wallace steps in at center again for Steelers

For the second time in three years, Maurkice Pouncey has a season-threatening injury, forcing the Steelers to turn to Cody Wallace again.

1 week ago

 Steelers' Shakim Phillips pulls in a touchdown against Packers' Tay Glover-Wright in the fourth quarter Sunday at Heinz Field. He and former college teammate Tyler Murphy both caught touchdown passes in the Steelers' comeback win.

Steelers notebook: Former college teammates lead comeback

Tyler Murphy and Shakim Phillips were a dynamic duo last season for Boston College, now they are vying for a roster spot at wide receiver.

1 week ago

 A view of the Ford Fan Zone in the South Plaza at Heinz Field.

Steelers score a TD with Heinz Field renovations

The new South Plaza seating has space for nearly 2,700 seats.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey goes down with an injury against the Packers in the first quarter.

Pouncey injures leg in Steelers first preseason victory

Though the Steelers beat the Packers, 24-19, Sunday at Heinz Field, center Maurkice Pouncey suffers another serious injury.

1 week ago

 Steelers director of analytics Karim Kassam watches from the sidelines at training camp Wednesday evening at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Karim Kassam: Professor of football

The Steelers hired a former Carnegie Mellon professor as their analytics and football research coordinator, a newly established position.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis didn't make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first four years of eligibility, and a project from the team's new analytics director, Karim Kassam, may have made the difference.

How analytics helped Jerome Bettis get to the Hall of Fame

The Steelers’ new director of analytics, Karim Kassam dug up some new statistics that put Bettis’ career in a better perspective.

1 week ago

 Steelers linebackers Ryan Shazier, left, and Sean Spence during Thursday afternoon practice at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Packers will provide much stiffer test for Steelers defense

Steelers defense will have its hands full with Green Bay offense Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.

1 week ago