Darrius Heyward-Bey pulls in a pass against the Texans last season.

Steelers bring back Heyward-Bey on one-year deal

The wide receiver saw action in all 16 games for the Steelers last season.

2 days ago

 San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula -- a native of Homestead -- answers a question as NFC football coaches meet with the media Wednesday in Phoenix.

Western Pennsylvania coaches a growing fraternity in NFL

The league’s new cradle of coaches adds another one to its ranks in San Francisco’s Jim Tomsula, who takes over for Jim Harbaugh.

3 days ago

 Mike Tomlin watches practice at Steelers training camp last August at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

NFL owners notebook: Mike Tomlin's idea picks up support

A new post-touchdown procedure brought up by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has become a popular plan among some NFL owners.

3 days ago

 Fans prepare for a Steelers game at Heinz Field in 2013.

Officials: Heinz Field name will not change with merger deal

The Steelers sold the naming rights for the football stadium in 2001 to the Heinz Co. for $57 million over 30 years.

4 days ago

 From the archives: Joe Greene having a few words with an official during a game against the Dolphins at Three Rivers Stadium in 1980.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: From NFL owners meetings

Gerry takes your questions live from Phoenix, site of the 2015 NFL owners meetings.

4 days ago

 New Steeler DeAngelo Williams, then of the Carolina Panthers,  runs the ball during pregame warm ups against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tomlin: Williams a good replacement for Bell on suspension

The Steelers believe DeAngelo Williams can fill in for Le’Veon Bell when the star running back serves his expected suspension.

4 days ago

 Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has joined Ken Whisenhunt's staff in Tennessee.

NFL owners notebook: Whisenhunt's persistence pays off with hiring of LeBeau

Ken Whisenhunt always hoped to reunite with Dick LeBeau, and, at last, that has happened with the Tennessee Titans.

4 days ago

 From the archives: In this Feb. 13, 1970, file photo, Steelers' No. 1 draft choice Terry Bradshaw, right, poses with head coach Chuck Noll, center, and his father, William M. Bradshaw, left, in Pittsburgh.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.24.15

The Steelers re-signed James Harrison over the weekend and Ed answers your questions on that move and others in today’s chat.

5 days ago

 Troy Polamalu is scheduled to count $8.2 million against the Steelers' salary cap in 2015.

Tomlin sidesteps Polamalu's situation

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin refuses to discuss what’s up with veteran safety Troy Polamalu or his future with the team.

5 days ago

 The Steelers could switch Jarvis Jones to left outside linebacker this season.

Steelers notebook: Plan is to wait for draft to bolster cornerback positions

General manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers “kicked the tires” with several veteran corners in free agency.

5 days ago

 Troy Polamalu sits on the Steelers bench during their AFC wild-card playoff game against the Ravens.

Tomlin won't discuss Troy Polamalu's future with the Steelers

No one connected with the Steelers has said whether the team intends for Polamalu to return next season.

5 days ago

 James Harrison pressures Raven quarterback Joe Flacco in the first half of a game in November at Heinz Field.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.23.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, who officially brought James Harrison back into the fold over the weekend.

6 days ago

 Ike Taylor, considering a career in TV, has always showed his big personality when the Steelers arrive at training camp.

Steelers notebook: Ike Taylor might pursue NFL television career

NFL owners notebook: Former Steelers cornerback would like to play another season, but sees his opportunities as limited.

6 days ago

 The Steelers’ odds to win the Super Bowl behind Ben Roethlisberger are 20-1.

Bouchette on the Steelers: Roethlisberger contract not likely to limit team

A new contract will not burden Steelers by using so much salary cap over the next five years that it will prevent them from signing others.

1 week ago

NFL owners to discuss expansion of playoffs

But NFL owners, despite ambitious goals of growing the game in the U.S. and abroad, are taking a cautious approach on the issue.

1 week ago

 James Harrison has said he would like to play football in 2015. The Steelers re-signed him to a two-year contract.

Steelers re-sign linebacker James Harrison to two-year contract

Harrison came out of retirement to play 12 games last season and played well enough to convince him he could play another year.

6 days ago

 “The replay system is working fine," Steelers President Art Rooney II said.

Steelers, Rooney II not in favor of replay proposals

Team is not in favor of any of the 12 proposals to expand the instant-replay system that will be presented at the owners meeting next week.

1 week ago

 From the archives: Steelers coach Chuck noll speaks with quarterback Terry Bradshaw in this undated photo.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 3.19.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers offseason.

1 week ago

Ex-Steelers physician, business partner indicted for health care fraud

Richard Rydze, 65, and James Hatzimbes, 44, were charged Wednesday in U.S. District Court in a 40-page indictment.

1 week ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is a member of the NFL's competition committee, which will meet next week in Phoenix.

Many rules proposed for NFL; concussions fall off

Teams submitted 13 proposed changes to replay to be considered at next week’s league meetings, though most are unlikely to gain traction.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger looks to make a play against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in December.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 3.18.15

Heavy discussion on the Steelers and NFL free agency plus the NCAA Tournament and the Penguins.

1 week ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a member of the NFL's competition committee.

A nine-point touchdown drive? NFL teams propose slew of rules changes for 2015

Teams submitted 13 proposed changes to replay to be considered at next week’s league meetings, though most are unlikely to gain traction.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger looks to make a play against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field in January.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.17.15

Big Ben’s contract is done, DeAngelo Williams is in the fold, so what comes next for the Steelers? You have questions, Ed has answers.

1 week ago

 Left tackle Kelvin Beachum, shown celebrating with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at Paul Brown Stadium this past season, is one of the players the Steelers would like extend. Beachum counts $1,542,000 against their salary cap in the final year of his contract.

Cornerbacks next on tap for Steelers after Roethlisberger, Williams deals

The Steelers begin to look at veteran cornerbacks to possibly sign after the Ben Roethlisberger, DeAngelo Williams deals are settled.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger speaks Friday after signing a new five-year contract with the Steelers.

Steelers' Roethlisberger to earn $35 million in 2015; $53 million in first two years of deal

The Steelers gave Roethlisberger a $31 million signing bonus plus a salary and roster bonus of $4.25 million, all payable this year.

1 week ago

 Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake intercepts a pass during workouts on the South Side.

Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake charged with public drunkenness

Antwon Blake was arrested in Oceanside, Calif., early Sunday morning, according to a report by TMZ Sports.

1 week ago

 Cam Heyward morphed into one of the top defensive ends in the NFL in 2014.

Steelers Sunday Spotlight: Much riding on defensive line

With promising young players, the defensive line should be a position of strength — literally — next season for the Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 Ben Roethlisberger is all smiles Friday after signing a new five-year contract through the 2019 season with the Steelers.

Ron Cook: Giving elite QB a big contract is the right thing to do

No question the Steelers made the right move with a new five-year deal for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

2 weeks ago

 Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers President Art Rooney II, left, speak to the media Friday after the Steelers' quarterback signed a new five-year contract.

Ben Roethlisberger gets an extended stay at 'home'

Steelers quarterback agrees to a five-year contract extension that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2019 season.

2 weeks ago

 DeAngelo Williams has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Steelers sign veteran running back DeAngelo Williams

Williams, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, will be the No. 2 halfback behind Le’Veon Bell.

2 weeks ago

 In this September 2010 photo, Hines Ward jokingly makes cutting motions around Troy Polamalu's hair. A few days prior Head & Shoulders, for which Polamalu is a spokesman, had insured his hair for $1 million.

Ward hopes Steelers can work things out with Polamalu

Former Steelers receive Hines Ward, who was cut near the end of his career, wants the Steelers to make room for Troy Polamalu next season.

2 weeks ago

 Former Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds isn't the only NFL player recently to step away from the game sooner than expected.

NFL players flock into early retirement, leaving millions behind

Former Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds was one of three NFL players 30 or younger to announce his retirement this week.

2 weeks ago

Jury awards fans $76,000 for 2011 Super Bowl seating problem

The jury sided with fans on almost all points but rejected 2 claims of fraud. Jury awards to the fans ranged from about $5,700 to $22,000.

2 weeks ago

 Brice McCain spent his first five NFL seasons with the Houston Texans.

Free agent Brice McCain signs two-year deal with Dolphins

McCain, a cornerback, tallied three interceptions in his one season with the Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 DeAngelo Williams spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Ex-Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams to visit Steelers Friday

Williams had 219 yards and a 3.5-yard average last season that was limited to six games because of various injuries.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds smiles on the sidelines during a game against the Bengals in Cincinnati on Dec. 7. Worilds spent five seasons with the Steelers, developing into one of the league's better young outside linebackers. Perched on the edge of a massive payday as a coveted free agent in a thin market, Worilds chose retirement instead.

Worilds gives up football for faith

Steelers have no immediate plans to replace Worilds, who abruptly announced his retirement early Wednesday morning on Twitter.

2 weeks ago

 Jason Worilds intercepts a ball against the Ravens in front of defensive assistant Joey Porter during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 3.11.15

Lots of questions on the Steelers possible moves in free agency and the surprise retirement of Jason Worilds.

2 weeks ago

 From the archives: Troy Polamalu looks for his family in the stands after defeating the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.10.15

Free agency begins today and Ed answers questions on who will be staying in black and gold and who will be moving on.

2 weeks ago

 Brett Keisel, shown here taking a selfie with fans before December's game against Kansas City, spent 13 seasons with the Steelers.

Ron Cook: Beard will grow on us for a lifetime

Brett Keisel’s time with the Steelers comes to an end but he will be remembered as one of the club’s all-time greats.

2 weeks ago

 Brett Keisel greets the fans before his team's game against the Buccaneers at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon, September 28, 2014.

Steelers begin making moves with free agents, but questions still linger

With the start of free agency set to begin at 4 p.m. today, the Steelers released Brett Keisel and signed Arthur Moats and Matt Spaeth.

2 weeks ago

 In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones responds to a question during a news conference at the teams headquarters in Irving, Texas. Jones said Tuesday, March 10, 2015, he regretted the fact that some fans ended up without seats during the 2011 Super Bowl at his billion-dollar showplace stadium as he testified in a lawsuit by fans who sued the NFL.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Jerry Jones acknowledges regret over 2011 Super Bowl seating

Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in a trial that started last week.

2 weeks ago

 Brett Keisel spent 13 seasons with the Steelers.

Steelers part ways with defensive end Brett Keisel

Keisel, a seventh-round draft pick from Brigham Young in 2002, had one year left on his two-year contract.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats intercepts a pass during workouts last summer in Latrobe.

Steelers re-sign veterans Moats, Spaeth

Moats, who turns 27 later this week, started 10 games for the Steelers last season.

2 weeks ago

 Cleveland's Travis Benjamin breaks away from the grasp of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during a September game at Heinz Field.

Steelers GM Colbert: No update on Troy Polamalu's status

The longtime Steelers safety has two years remaining on his contract.

2 weeks ago

 From the archives: Troy Polamalu gets around Jets RB Curtis Martin after intercepting a Chad Pennington pass during an AFC Divisional Playoff game, January 15, 2005.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.9.15

Ray takes your questions on what moves the Steelers will make in free agency.

2 weeks ago

 Will Johnson, seen here against the Indianapolis Colts in 2014, was one of three players tendered a one-year contract Monday.

Steelers tender contracts to all 3 restricted free agents

The Steelers maintained rights to match any contract offered to cornerback Antwon Blake, safety Robert Golden and fullback Will Johnson.

2 weeks ago

 Only Dallas' DeMarco Murray rushed for more yards in 2014 than Le'Veon Bell.

Steelers Sunday Spotlight: Few issues dog ground game

Le'Veon Bell is a star in the backfield, but the Steelers must add depth and a backup to fill in for him in case of his likely suspension.

3 weeks ago

 Willie Parker - Free-agent gold in 2004

Past Decade: A look at the Steelers' success and failure at RB since 2006

One of the team's best free-agent signings was Willie Parker who went on to have three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

3 weeks ago

 Quarterback Tajh Boyd delivers a pass against the Eagles last preseason in Philadelphia.

Steelers sign former star Clemson quarterback Boyd

Tajh Boyd, who was a sixth-round draft choice of the New York Jets last year, became the fourth quarterback on the Steelers roster.

3 weeks ago

 LaMarr Woodley, once a dominant force for Pittsburgh's defense, was released by Oakland yesterday. In this 2009 picture, he runs back a fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Favre is at left.

Raiders release LaMarr Woodley, will court Ndamukong Suh

Also, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will retire from professional football.

3 weeks ago


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