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 Steelers running back Josh Harris catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Harris replaced LeGarrette Blount's spot on the roster.

Steelers giving undrafted running back a shot

Undrafted out of Wake Forest, Josh Harris has plenty of players with similar backgrounds to look to for inspiration.

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 Ben Roethlisberger looks skyward to celebrate his touchdown pass to Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter Monday night against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Steelers enjoy flying under the radar

It might not be exactly where they want to be, but Steelers like where they are at a late-season open week.

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 The Steelers released LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday.

Ex-Steeler LeGarrette Blount signs with Patriots

Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven TDs last season with New England.

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 Le'Veon Bell carries against the Titans in the first quarter Monday night at LP Field in Nashville.

On the Steelers: More carries no concern for Le'Veon Bell

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said he is ready for an even heavier workload in the wake of LeGarrette Blount’s release Tuesday.

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 Steelers' William Gay intercepts the ball against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville Monday night, November 17, 2014. Gay returned the ball for a touchdown.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.20.14

The Steelers are on a bye this week, but the intrepid Ed Bouchette is not; rather just a different day than usual for his illuminating chat.

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 Steelers running back Josh Harris catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday. Harris replaced LeGarrette Blount on the Steelers' main roster.

Speedy RB Josh Harris gets shot with Steelers

Undrafted rookie running back Josh Harris possesses the elite speed the Steelers covet; now they will see if he can play in the NFL.

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 Former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount pulls in screen pass during workouts at St Vincent College Latrobe Pa.

Ron Cook: Blount dismissal the right call

Many players wanted Blount gone and they realize their locker room will be a better place without him.

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Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.19.14

The Steelers beat reporter fields questions about the running back position and exactly when LeGarrette Blount left the field.

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 Dri Archer breaks away from the Browns Buster Skrine last month at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Steelers notebook: Bell’s backup will be focus of off week

Rookie Josh Harris promoted from practice squad to compete with Dri Archer for role.

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 Steelers safety Will Allen will help provide a banquet for the Wilkinsburg High football team.

Steelers' Allen helping with a thank you to Wilkinsburg's football team

The football team’s discouraging season will end on a high note with a team banquet provided by Steelers safety Will Allen.

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 LeGarrette Blount rushed for 266 yards on 65 carries with two touchdowns this season.

Blount truth: Some glad to see Steelers' running back go

Free-agent running back proved to be more trouble than he was worth, so he was released Tuesday as other players welcomed the news.

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 Tampa's Louis Murphy is defended by Mike Mitchell and Cortez Allen during a game at Heinz Field, September 28, 2014.

Steelers suspend safety Mitchell's use of social media

Twitter followers of Mike Mitchell criticized his play during the game. KDKA reported he allegedly told one person to “kill yourself.”

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles to avoid the Titans' rush Monday night in Nashville.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Titans, 27-24

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in a 27-24 win against Tennessee. Team grade overall: C+

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 Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by Derrick Morgan Monday night at LP Field Nashville, Tenn.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Titans

A quick look at the top performances from Monday's game.

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 Steelers tailback LeGarrette Blount picks up nine yards against the Jaguars earlier this season.

Blount's early walk off field not sitting well with other Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger said he wanted to know more, but that it would be tough to forgive LeGarrette Blount if he did it out of selfishness.

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 Backup halfback LeGarrette Blount, apparently upset because he had no carries against Tennessee, left the field before the game was over.

Blount upset, leaves field before game is over

Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, apparently upset over a lack of carries leaves field in a huff.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville on Monday night.

Gene Collier: Offensive thrill ride runs when Bell rings

Le’Veon Bell took over the game in the second half against the Titans after QB Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers could not.

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 Le’Veon Bell picks up a first down Monday night against the Titans at LP Field. Bell became the fifth player in Steelers history to rush for more than 200 yards. He had 204 on 33 carries.

Ron Cook: Bell’s big bounceback game was reason Steelers survived Titans

The Steelers needed every one of Le’Veon Bell’s 204 yards Monday night in a win in frigid Nashville, Tenn.

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 The Steelers' Troy Polamalu missed Monday's game against the Titans.

Steelers notebook: Polamalu still not back

Safety Troy Polamalu, who missed his second game in a row with a sprained knee, ran sprints on the field 3½ hours before the game.

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 William Gay celebrates with teammates his interception for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Steelers defeat Titans, 27-24

Second-year running back Le’Veon Bell carried 33 times for 204 yards to spark critical win on road that raised the Steelers record to 7-4.

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 Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass against the Jets last Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.17.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, who face the Titans tonight in Nashville.

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 Current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt looks on at the Steelers when he was offensive coordinator here in Pittsburgh.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt changed offensive philosophy for Steelers

The impact Tennessee coach and former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt had on Ben Roethlisberger was vital to the QB’s career.

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 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau should have his way with another rookie quarterback tonight in the Titans' Zach Mettenberger.

Ron Cook: Winning is a matter of trust for Steelers

The Steelers face another NFL cellar-dweller tonight at Tennessee, and if they lose this one, their season is essentially over.

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 The Steelers' Martavis Bryant pulls in a touchdown pass as the Colts' Josh Gordy defends Oct. 26 at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's Game 11 matchup: Steelers vs. Titans

Gerry Dulac breaks down the keys to the game, players to watch and more for Steelers vs. Titans.

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 "He's a really smart, savvy player," Steelers guard David DeCastro, left, said of Titans' defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. Castro will line up against Casey for tonight's game in Nashville.

Head to head: G David DeCastro vs. DT Jurrell Casey

The Steelers offense will need to devise a way to excel against Tennessee tonight, which is led on defense by star defensive tackle Casey.

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 Ken Whisenhunt - Still feels the Tomlin slight

On the Steelers: James Harrison call was a short circuit of the human variety

The decision to put Steelers OLB James Harrison at fullback against the Jets seems to have been rooted in miscommunication and confusion.

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 The Browns' Isaiah Crowell carries as he's defended by the Steelers' Troy Polamalu and Arthur Moats.

Is AFC North the best division?

It’s up for debate what makes an NFL division great, but it would seem that the Steelers reside in a historically tough AFC North this year.

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 In this photo from Oct. 5, 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak talks to players on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Fired by the only NFL organization he’s ever called home after going 22-26 as head coach from 2011-13, Munchak now finds himself preparing the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line to face a roster filled with players he either drafted, developed or both, with the Titans.

Munchak returns to original NFL organization

Offensive line coach Mike Munchak’s NFL roots go back to Houston and Tennessee; he will return to Tennessee Monday night with the Steelers.

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 Antonio Brown picks up first down against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month at Heinz Field.

For Steelers receivers, it's next man up

Steelers reload at wide receiver with regularity and success few, if any, NFL team can match.

1 week ago


 Former Steeler Rocky Bleier, left, one of the honorary co-chairmen of “The Crucible,” a 70-mile three-day extreme hike through the Laurel Mountains, stands with Jared Souder, an Iraq War veteran, on Thursday.

Hike organized to draw attention to veterans services

Veterans and military families know all too well that navigating the paths to services and assistance can be an uphill climb.

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 Daniel McCullers, the 6-foot-7, 352-pound rookie, has played just 25 snaps in his first three NFL games.

Steelers notebook: McCullers could see more playing time

With Steve McLendon bothered by a shoulder injury, the Steelers plan to use rookie Daniel McCullers more often at nose tackle.

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 Ex-Steeler and Robert Morris head football coach John Banaszak, center, with his former teammates Lynn Swann  and Mel Blount.

Gene Collier: Robert Morris coach steeled for frustration

Steel Curtain alumnus John Banaszak knows football’s frustrations, and the experience isn’t limited to his time as Robert Morris’ coach.

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 The Jets Chris Ivory leaps over Steelers' William Gay in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014.

Steelers notebook: Slow starts digging some big holes

While most of their opponents enjoy fast starts, the Steelers continue to struggle early and often fall behind.

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 Neuro Kinetics uses high speed digital photography and a software program to diagnose based on how accurately patients track a light pattern from a "optic kinetic sphere."

NFL, partners award $500,000 grant to further study O'Hara company's concussion testing

The Neuro Kinetics-developed system, called I-Portal, uses eye-tracking tests to evaluate head injuries.

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 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with Mike Mitchell and William Gay in the third quarter against the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday afternoon.

Steelers' Mike Mitchell declines to discuss leap over line against Jets

Asked if there was miscommunication between Mike Tomlin and him, Mitchell said, “Whatever coach said is what the story is.”

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 Steelers' William Gay

Steelers' William Gay named team's Walter Payton Man of the Year

The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing accomplishment.

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his weekly press conference at the Steelers South Side training facility.

On the Steelers: Trend of losing to NFL bottom-feeders could continue

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin dodges the whys and wherefores of his losing trend against the NFL’s worst teams.

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 Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski hands off to Le'Veon Bell during practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon, November 12, 2014.

On the Steelers: Offense trying to rediscover run game

Getting the running game back into high gear likely is the top offensive priority this week while preparing to face Tennessee on Monday

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 The Jets' T.J. Graham pulls in a pass for a touchdown in front of Steelers' Brice McCain and William Gay in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.12.14

This week’s questions cover Mike Munchak, Mike Mitchell, the Steelers’ penchant for losing to bad teams and more.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles as he's pressured by Jets' Dawan Landry in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday afternoon.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.11.14

Ed breaks his own single-chat record -- for agreeing with readers.

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 Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

On the Steelers: Would the real Steelers offense stand up?

In the wake of the offensive crash-and-burn Sunday against the Jets, there is one big question: Which offense is the real one?

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his weekly press conference.

Steelers notebook: Tomlin blames Steelers loss to Jets on turnovers, not mind-set

Sunday’s defeat to the Jets was the second Steelers’ loss this season to a team that had one of the worst records in the league.

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 Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell walk off the field after losing to the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday afternoon.

Ron Cook: No simple explanation for loss, or is there?

The Steelers go from terrific to sickening, and their next game is against a team that’s 2-7, so stay tuned.

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All six Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks from Western Pennsylvania to be honored here in June

Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and Dan Marino, will attend along with family members of the late George Blanda and Johnny Unitas.

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 The Steelers' Antonio Brown is tackled by the Jets' Jaiquawn Jarrett during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford N.J.

On the Steelers: Offense flounders in stunning defeat against N.Y. Jets

After three wins in a row for a promising surge, the Steelers fall to a team that was 1-8. What went wrong?

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 The New York Jets' T.J. Graham reaches to recover a fumble by Antonio Brown on a punt return in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday afternoon.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.10.14

Ray takes your questions the day after the Steelers lay an egg against the New York Jets.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles to try to make a play against the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Gene Collier: Steelers find way to dial up another offensive performance

This time, the Steelers offense was offensive in a bad way, and the outcome was a stupefying loss to the defensively challenged Jets.

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talks with Mike Mitchell and William Gay, who nearly had an interception Sunday, as they take on the Jets in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium.

Steelers notebook: Chances for turnovers missed for different reasons

The turnover margin could’ve looked better for the Steelers Sunday against the Jets, but a couple close plays didn’t go their way.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reacts after throwing an interception to Jets' Jaiquawn Jarrett in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday afternoon.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Jets

A quick look at the top performances from Sunday’s game.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hangs his head on the sideline late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Jets, 20-13

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in a 20-13 loss against New York. Team grade overall: F

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