Heath Miller dives for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Steelers 23-20 win at M&T Bank Stadium in December 2012 in Baltimore. Since arriving in Pittsburgh in 2005, Miller has been the epitome of a consistency as a dual threat tight end.

Dual-threat tight ends a dying breed, and this year's NFL Draft class is no exception

The Steelers have shown consistency at tight end the past 25 years, mostly because they’ve found players who excel at catching and blocking.

about 1 hour ago

 From the archives: A pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Hancock, right is broken up by Steelers Donnie Shell, 31, 1987.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.27.15

Ray takes your questions on what this week’s NFL Draft will bring for the Steelers.

about 10 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sits along side Steelers GM Kevin Colbert as the pair previews this week's NFL Draft today at the Steelers South Side facility.

Steelers 'encouraged' with class of outside linebackers in draft

General manager Kevin Colbert said he sees “some real impact-type players” at outside linebacker, an area of weakness in the organization.

about 12 hours ago

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White could be the first taken of a strong class at his position.

West Virginia's Kevin White a scintillating draft prospect

Wide receiver Kevin White, a likely top-10 pick, highlights a group of former Mountaineers in the 2015 draft.

1 day ago

 Mike Hull might be on the small side, but he's confident NFL teams know what he can bring to the field.

Hull, former Penn State standouts ready for NFL draft waiting game

Former Canon-McMillan and Nittany Lions linebacker Mike Hull hopes that going fishing will help pass the time during this week’s NFL draft.

1 day ago

Former local standout Sean Hickey has good shot to be drafted

Franklin Regional grad and Syracuse offensive lineman Sean Hickey might get the NFL draft call this week.

1 day ago

 Mark Giles, owner of Johnson Auction Services in Moon, runs the bidding on this painting that was hanging on the wall of L.C. Greenwood's house.

Bidders tackle Steeler L.C. Greenwood's memorabilia at estate sale

But the biggest find when the auction house inventoried his belongings remained with his family: two Super Bowl rings.

1 day ago

 Nebraska's Randy Gregory is an example of a talented pass rusher with some off-field issues who could fall to the Steelers at No. 22.

NFL draft offers good news, bad news for Steelers

Some Steelers positions of need are well-stocked in the draft, but others have few strong prospects after the early rounds.

2 days ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown likely won't be the first start to make the team change its ways.

On the Steelers: Antonio Brown's lack of leverage

Antonio Brown's holdout threat may just be him signaling he is unhappy with his deal, because fat chance the Steelers give him a new one.

2 days ago

 Jameis Winston: No. 1 pick?

NFL draft: Ed Bouchette's Positional breakdown

The Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer details the NFL Draft's top players at each position.

2 days ago

 James Harrison, shown here sacking former Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a 2011 game at Heinz Field, is a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker that the Steelers acquired as an undrafted free agent.

NFL Draft: Steelers' search for outside linebackers getting tougher

With more NFL teams and few college teams using the 3-4 defense, the Steelers realize that good outside linebackers are harder to find.

3 days ago

 Will the Steelers make LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, shown here during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, their top pick in the draft? He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.

It's a good year for cornerbacks in the NFL draft

If the Steelers decide to zero in on cornerbacks in NFL draft next week, there will many choices available to them.

4 days ago

 Steelers greats Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel, shown here during their playing days taking a break during workouts at the team's South Side facility, are among the veterans with two Super Bowl rings to leave the team.

Next phase of Steelers defensive facelift hinges on upcoming draft

Upcoming draft might hold key to rebuilding of Steelers defense.

5 days ago

 New England linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sideline in 2009.. A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion. About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually.

Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1 billion

The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday.

5 days ago

 From the archives: Hines Ward and Jerome Bettis celebrate along side owner Dan Rooney after beating Seattle to win Super Bowl XL.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.22.15

With just over a week to go to the draft, Gerry takes your questions on what the Steelers might do with their top pick.

5 days ago

 Ryan Shazier poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft.

2015 NFL Draft schedule, draft order for Rounds 1-7

The Steelers pick at No. 22 in the first round of the draft, which begins Thursday, April 30, in Chicago.

5 days ago

 The Steelers will open the 2015 NFL season against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Steelers to open 2015 season against Patriots in New England

The Steelers will open the season on Sept. 10, a Thursday night game with all the gala and concerts that usher in the NFL regular season.

6 days ago

 From the archives: Running back Jerome Bettis races with head coach Bill Cowher during a 1997 practice.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 4.21.15

The NFL schedule is released tonight and the draft is 9 days away. Ed takes questions on both, plus Antonio Brown’s contract hullabaloo.

6 days ago

 From the archives: In this Jan. 18, 1976, photo, Steelers coach Chuck Noll, center, leaves the field with Jim Allen (45) who holds up his finger indicating the Steelers are No. 1 after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.20.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and potential draft picks and a possible holdout by star wide receiver Antonio Brown.

1 week ago

 Steelers wideout Antonio Brown celebrates with fans after the team beat the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in December.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown prepared to hold out for new contract

Brown did not attend the start of the voluntary conditioning program Monday on the South Side.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago


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