Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell practices at the team's South Side facility Wednesday.

Bettis believes Bell can develop into Steelers all-time best running back

Jerome Bettis, no slouch himself when he was a player, thinks Le’Veon Bell can be Steelers’ all-time best running back.

about 16 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pressure-packed first day of OTAs Tuesday.

Steelers' Roethlisberger ready for more pressure

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he doesn’t concern himself with pressure of any kind, including the amount in an NFL football.

1 day ago

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 05.26.15

Ed answers readers’ questions as the Steelers begin their “football in shorts” training sessions.

2 days ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown can't come up with the catch in the second quarter of the AFC wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field in January.

Steelers notebook: Contract aside, Antonio Brown shows up for start of OTAs

A month ago, Brown was prepared to hold out on a new contract, but his absence from voluntary workouts lasted only a week.

1 day ago

 One of the major story lines for the Steelers is whether young players such as third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will step up this season for the defense.

Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

Steelers OTAs begin today with few questions about the offense and many about the defense.

2 days ago

 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field shortly before a an Oct. 26, 2014 game against Indianapolis in which he would throw six touchdowns.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 5.21.15

With OTAs set to begin, Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers.

1 week ago

 New contract also in reach? The Steelers' Cameron Heyward reaches for a fumble by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of a game in December at Heinz Field.

Heyward in line for second contract with Steelers

Cameron Heyward, a first-round pick in 2011, hopes to become a Steelers great, and that means spending his entire career in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, arrive for a hearing in New York City in November.

Domestic violence charges dismissed against ex-NFL player Ray Rice

Rice, 28, applied for New Jersey’s pre-trial intervention program at a court appearance last May, where he pleaded not guilty.

6 days ago

 Heinz Field tour guide Linda Rashiatore leads a group of students from schools which received the Steelers's Touchdown Award in the NFL Play 60 initiative on a tour of Heinz Field in the team's locker room before an award luncheon.

Steelers recognize local students for healthy habits

Local elementary and middle school students were honored at Heinz Field Wednesday for their work in the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

1 week ago

 Devin Gardner as a quarterback at Michigan.

Steelers sign former Michigan QB/WR Devin Gardner

The Steelers added wide receiver Devin Gardner, a former Michigan quarterback, to their roster Tuesday when he was awarded on waivers.

1 week ago

Patriots choose not to appeal NFL penalties

The NFL players union reasserted Tuesday at the owners’ meetings that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal will go forward.

1 week ago

 Martavis Bryant pushes the Bengals' Adam Jones away during a game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Sunday afternoon, December 7, 2014.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 5.19.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers and the ongoing Deflategate saga.

1 week ago

 In this Feb. 5, 2012, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft before Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots owner Kraft on 'Deflategate' penalty: 'We won't appeal'

“I am going to accept, reluctantly,” Robert Kraft said at the NFL owners meeting.

1 week ago

 Steelers' Eli Rodgers pulls in a pass in front of head coach Mike Tomlin Friday morning during rookie minicamp on the South Side, May 8, 2015.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 5.18.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and Deflategate.

1 week ago

 Steelers free-agent signing Alden Darby played defensive back at Arizona State, where coaches called him the Juice Man.

Safety Alden Darby not just a run-of-the-mill Steelers free-agent signing

The Steelers bring in off-the-radar free agents every offseason, but very few have a story like former Arizona State safety Alden Darby.

1 week ago

 Former Pittsburgh Steeler Adrian Robinson died over the weekend at the age of 25.

Former Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson dies at 25

He appeared in 12 games in 2012 with the Steelers and after that season he was traded to the Eagles for running back Felix Jones.

1 week ago

Youth coaches learn about concussions with help of Steelers

The Steelers hosted a clinic for local youth football coaches with the aim of cutting down concussions.

1 week ago

Steelers hire veteran personnel coordinator

Former New Orleans Saints director of college scouting for 11 years joins Steelers staff.

1 week ago

 After the Eagles traded him to Buffalo, star running back LeSean McCoy had some odd things to say about Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly.

Ron Cook: LeSean McCoy out of line with attack on Chip Kelly

Ex-Pitt star LeSean McCoy, now in Buffalo, is way off-base with his vague racial allegations against his former coach with the Eagles.

1 week ago

Steelers hire veteran player personnel man Reiprish

Rick Reiprish, a native of Shamokin, Pa., was the New Orleans Saints director of college scouting for 11 years.

1 week ago

 Sammie Coates pulls in a pass Saturday during rookie minicamp on the South Side.

Steelers sign third-round draft pick Sammie Coates to four-year contract

He was the 87th overall pick in the 2015 draft. The 6-1, 212-pounder was a three-year starter at Auburn, where he had 1,757 yards receiving.

1 week ago

Patriots QB Brady appeals four-game NFL suspension

An investigator hired to determine how footballs used by the Patriots were deflated said in his report Brady was aware of the scheme.

1 week ago

 Jesse James celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Akron in September.

Penn State's Jesse James signs Steelers contract

The tight end caught 78 passes and had 11 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers President Arthur J. Rooney II stands along side Bud Dupree the Steelers first-round draft pick.

Steelers sign first-round draft choice Dupree

Bud Dupree singed a four-year deal worth $9.2 million with a $5 million signing bonus. The Steelers also signed Penn State’s Jesse James.

1 week ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on October 8, 2014 in New York City.

Gene Collier: NFL commissioner surely enjoys his paydays, but not much else

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell likely savors every payday, but surely not many of the phone calls he receives.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers fans cheer during the fourth quarter of the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Ravens in January at Heinz Field.

Steelers to continue tiered ticket-pricing plan

The Steelers have three price tiers for season ticket-holders – preseason, black and gold.

2 weeks ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick leave the field at halftime of the AFC championship Jan. 18 against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxboro, Mass. A nearly-four month investigation stated that "€œit is more probable than not"€ that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage in the game, and that Brady was probably aware of it.

Investigator defends findings in Patriots deflate case

The man who directed the investigation into whether the Patriots conspired to improperly deflate footballs defended the conclusions Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

 New Steelers' Reese Dismukes and Miles Dieffenbach work through drills Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, during rookie minicamp at the team's facility on the South Side.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 5.12.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers and l'affaire Deflategate.

2 weeks ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters in New York in September.

Ron Cook: Roger Goodell finally did the right thing

Even with his close relationship with New England’s owner, Roger Goodell comes down hard on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

2 weeks ago

 Senquez Golson with Aaron Roane Friday morning during rookie minicamp on the South Side.

Steelers sign draft pick Senquez Golson

The Steelers’ second-round draft pick is the fourth of the team’s eight picks to sign.

2 weeks ago

 Shawn Lemon, left, and Ted Laurent, right, of the Edmonton Eskimos tackle Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kory Sheets during an August 2012 CFL game.

Linebacker Lemon tries to squeeze onto Steelers roster

Outside linebacker Shawn Lemon, an import from the Canadian Football League, faces a steep hill to make the 53-man roster.

2 weeks ago

 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games following the findings of the NFL Deflategate investigation that were released last week.

NFL levies stiff punishment against Patriots QB Tom Brady

Four-time Super Bowl winner suspended for the first four games of 2015 season, and New England is docked draft picks and fined.

2 weeks ago

 Cameron Stingily carries for a first down during the Mid-American Championship Game against Bowling Green in December.

Steelers sign rookie camp participants Cameron Stingily, Mike Thornton

The Steelers now have three of their top eight NFL draft picks under contract.

2 weeks ago

 Jerome Bettis, who was elected this year into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joins leaders such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on the alliance’s advisory council.

Jerome Bettis joins national council aimed at helping young men

The Hall of Fame running back is among a host of athletes and political and social leaders who will be part of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches warmups Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, during rookie minicamp on the South Side.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 5.11.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and their new bumper crop of rookies.

2 weeks ago

 Miles Dieffenbach, right, practices with Josh Walker on Friday morning at Steelers rookie minicamp on the South Side.

Fox Chapel's Miles Dieffenbach hopes to catch on with Steelers

Miles Dieffenbach, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, hopes his ability to play guard and center lands him a roster spot.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers safety Gerod Holliman warms up Saturday morning at rookie minicamp on South Side.

New Steelers safety Gerod Holliman a polarizing player

He won the Jim Thorpe Award as the top DB after leading Division I-A with 14 interceptions in his only season as a starter at Louisville.

2 weeks ago

 "You got me"? Not quite. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, despite much evidence to the contrary, continues to deny his involvement in the deflated balls scandal.

Gene Collier: Time to punish Patriots after yet another scandal

Is it so difficult to believe Tom Brady and New England have gained significant advantages through the years from their deflation tactics?

2 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Tajh Boyd practices Friday morning during rookie minicamp under the watch of quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner on the South Side.

Ex-Clemson star Tajh Boyd tries to restart his career with Steelers

Down on his luck and out of football, the quarterback dedicated himself to having fun again and making most of his chance with the Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 First-round draft pick Bud Dupree is not with the Steelers, but that's because he is back in Lexington, Ky., to graduate from Kentucky.

Steelers notebook: Bud Dupree misses first two days of rookie camp to attend graduation

Bud Dupree was a no-show for the first two days of Steelers rookie training, but he had a good reason: His graduation ceremony at Kentucky.

2 weeks ago

 Once you get past Le'Veon Bell, there are plenty of questions regarding the Steelers backfield.

Steelers backfield just about running on empty for now

After passing on running backs last week in the NFL draft, the Steelers could be in the market to add some before training camp.

2 weeks ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss the report during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.

Tom Brady: Deflated balls scandal doesn't taint Super Bowl win

The quarterback declined to discuss the report that said that he was likely at least aware employees were deflating footballs for him.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers LB Jarvis Jones during a December practice at the team's training facility on the South Side.

Steelers assistant Joey Porter speaks highly of Jarvis Jones

Former star linebacker touts one of his players despite a 2014 season that was cut short by wrist surgery.

3 weeks ago

 The agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady today suggested the NFL didn't hear the facts before putting together its report stating the Pats deliberately deflated footballs to gain an advantage in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game last January.

Agent for Patriots quarterback Brady says NFL's 'Deflategate' probe flawed

Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL, said Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

3 weeks ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., on Jan. 22 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

Deflategate blows an ill wind on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, team employees

The report concluded Brady was “generally aware of the inappropriate activities involving the release of air from Patriots game balls.”

3 weeks ago

 Bud Dupree of the Kentucky Wildcats holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #22 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 5.6.15

Jerry takes your questions on the Steelers picks in the NFL Draft and what’s wrong with the Pirates

3 weeks ago

 Steelers President Arthur J. Rooney II, stands in the background listening to Bud Dupree, the Steelers pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 5.6.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers performance in the NFL Draft and the newest members of the black and gold.

3 weeks ago

 Senquez Golson of the Ole Miss Rebels intercepts a pass attempt in the endzone against O.J. Howard of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi beat Alabama 23-17.

Steelers draft three defensive backs for first time in 20 years

Steelers kept their focus on productivity when they uncharacteristically picked three defensive backs in the same draft.

3 weeks ago

 Charlie Batch played QB for the Steelers from 2002-12.

Ex-Steelers Batch, Hoke will replace Edmund Nelson on KDKA next season

The Steelers said nelson, a former defensive tackle with the team, is retiring from his TV duties.

3 weeks ago

 Letterius Walton talks to reporters during Central Michigan's pro day in March.

Steelers' sixth-round pick could start new trend

Defensive lineman from Central Michigan poised to make impact on defense that recently was one of the best in the league.

3 weeks ago