Former star receiver Hines Ward is perhaps the best example of the Steelers hitting on a compensatory draft pick.

The compensatory pick: Buried treasure in the NFL draft

The Steelers are one of several teams who have benefited greatly from extra picks in the draft and they hope to strike gold again this year.

about 9 hours ago

 Blanche Kiesel

Obituary: Blanche Kiesel / Steelers talk show caller known as 'Babe from Penn Hills'

“I guarantee you that she knew what she was talking about,” said radio host and former Steeler Tunch Ilkin of Ms. Kiesel, 90.

about 9 hours ago

 The Steelers, led by coach Mike Tomlin, will kick off the preseason Aug. 9.

Steelers set preseason schedule

Team will have two home preseason games against Green Bay and Carolina and will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 9 in Canton, Ohio.

2 days ago

Steelers hire player engagement coordinator

Terry Cousin, who played for 12 seasons in the NFL, takes over the job vacated by Ray Jackson last month.

3 days ago

 From the archives: Troy Polamalu dives for the end zone after intercepting a pass for a touchdown during the second half of a game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.15.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers and the NFL Draft.

3 days ago

 From the archives: Safety Troy Polamalu dives in for a touchdown after intercepting Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer during a 2010 game at Heinz Field.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 4.15.15

Heavy Steelers and NFL Draft talk and some speculation on the Penguins’ playoff prospects in this week’s chat.

3 days ago

 Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez stands up after he was sentenced to life in prison today at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass.

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Victim Odin Lloyd had been dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. He was shot six times in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.

3 days ago

 From the archives: Theodora Polamalu holds the Lombardi Trophy as her husband Troy holds their son Paisios during the Super Bowl XLIII celebration Feb. 1, 2009 in Tampa, Fla.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 4.14.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers, the retirements of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor and what may happen in the 2015 NFL Draft.

4 days ago

 Steelers' Ike Taylor breaks up a pass intended for Browns' Travis Benjamin in a September game at Heinz Field.

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor retires

For the second time in less than two weeks, a mainstay in the defensive backfield opts to walk away from the game.

4 days ago

 From the archives: Troy Polamalu's one-handed interception against San Diego in 2008 was one of many memorably dazzling plays in a likely Hall of Fame career.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.13.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, the retirement of Troy Polamalu and what to expect in the NFL Draft.

5 days ago

 Troy Polamalu picks up fumble and scores touchdown against the Colts in September, 2011. "That long hair was really flying," Larry Foote said of his teammate and his level of play in the 23-20 Steelers victory.

Polamalu's sharp mind let him play tricks on quarterbacks and turn games

Troy Polamalu played a lot of mind games against NFL coaches, QBs, and usually won.

1 week ago

 Troy Polamalu after catching his second interception during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh, Dec. 12, 2010. The Steelers won 23-7.

What they said about Troy Polamalu after his retirement announcement . . .

Troy Polamalu’s retirement sparks a wave of praise from many corners of the football world.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Will Allen was re-signed by the Steelers a day after Troy Polamalu announced his retirement.

Steelers re-sign veteran safety Will Allen

Will Allen, who is entering his 12th NFL season, has played for the Steelers for the past five seasons.

1 week ago

 "He is a legendary Steeler and a legendary man," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, right, said of Troy Polamalu.

Rooneys, Tomlin, others react to Polamalu's retirement

“His unique style of play will be remembered among the all-time Steelers,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said.

1 week ago

 Le'Veon Bell runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in December.

Ron Cook: For most part, Le'Veon Bell's punishment from NFL fits the crime

Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell pretty much got what he deserved from the NFL with a potential three-game suspension.

1 week ago

 Troy Polamalu was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was the 2010 NFL defensive player of the year.

Troy Polamalu announces retirement from Steelers after 12 seasons

The Steelers confirmed today that Polamalu, one of the best and most popular players in franchise history, will end his playing career.

1 week ago

 Le'Veon Bell scores a touchdown against the Falcons late in the fourth quarter Dec. 14.

Steelers' Bell appeals NFL's three-game suspension

Bell and former Steeler LeGarrette Blount were stopped by Ross police on Aug. 20. Bell was charged with possession of marijuana and DUI.

1 week ago

 Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will again play Buffalo during the preseason as they did in 2014, pictured above.

Steelers' 2015 preseason opponents announced

The Steelers will play five games, one each against Minnesota, Buffalo, Green Bay, Jacksonville and Carolina.

1 week ago

 Former Steeler LeGarrette Blount leaves court in December.

Ex-Steeler Blount suspended one game by NFL

As part of the league’s suspension, Blount, 28, can still participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

1 week ago

 From the archives: One legend interviews another -- Terry Bradshaw talks with Chuck Noll before the start of the Steeler's 1000th game in 2003 at Heinz Field. To the right is Andy Russell.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 4.7.15

Ed takes your questions on what the Steelers might do in the NFL Draft later this month.

1 week ago

 From the archives: Wide receiver Louis Lipps moves down the field during a game Oct. 9, 1988 against the Phoenix Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cardinals won the game, 31-14. On the right is wide reciever Weegie Thompson.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.6.15

With the draft just over three weeks away, Ray takes your questions on who the Steelers might select in Chicago.

1 week ago

 James Harrison will be back to help the Steelers defense, but how much does he have left?

On the Steelers: Plenty of 'ifs'

Ben Roethlisberger’s offense better be ready to roll, because as it stands now, the Steelers defense looks like it could be a mess.

2 weeks ago

 Shayon Green lines up for a play during his time with the Miami Hurricanes in 2012.

Steelers sign linebacker, reveal spring workout schedule

The first voluntary strength and conditioning workouts under supervision begin April 20.

2 weeks ago

 Clifton Geathers, then of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the New Orleans Saints during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia.

Steelers re-sign veteran defensive end

Clifton Geathers, who has played for six other teams in his career, agrees to a one-year deal.

2 weeks ago

 Clifton Geathers spent time with the Eagles during the 2013 season.

Steelers re-sign defensive end Clifton Geathers

Geathers split time between the Redskins and Steelers last season.

2 weeks ago

 From the archives: Getting a block from Randy Grossman, 84, Steelers Rocky Bleier charges through a hole for a good gain against Baltimore Colts, 1978.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.1.15

No April fool’s suffered here as Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 Will Jaromir Jagr's mane emerge victorious?

Cast your vote for the most iconic hair in Pittsburgh sports

Round 2 is underway for the real bracket fun: Vote on which athletes should advance to the next round.

2 weeks ago

 Should L.C. Greenwood be in the Hall of Fame? Ed Bouchette says yes.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.31.15

With free agency in the books, Ed takes your questions on the Steelers and how and who they might draft next month in Chicago.

2 weeks ago

 “I’ll bet you he can settle under a punt,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Pirates Notebook: Steelers coach Tomlin keeps up with Hurdle, team

Mike Tomlin visited team camp, where he caught up with Clint Hurdle and pictured converting Jared Hughes and Andrew McCutchen to football.

2 weeks ago

 From the archives: . Dec. 7, 1983 -- It might have been the middle of winter, but former Steeler Mike Webster stayed fit on the stairs of Three Rivers Stadium in shorts and a T-shirt.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.30.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers as the offseason grinds on.

2 weeks ago

 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.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago


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