Bounce-back Boz? Steelers’ Boswell aims past bumpy kicks

Football 05/28/19, 13:08

Chris Boswell doesn't do panic.So rather than blow up his offseason routine following a nightmarish 2018 in which the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker struggled to find the form that made him a Pro Bowler in 2017 — a mini-meltdown that contributed to his team's failure to reach the playoffs for the ...

Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Football 05/21/19, 13:29

Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening.Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another during a turbulent ...

Rookie WR Johnson paying no heed to Antonio Brown mentions

Football 05/10/19, 15:16

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson understands parallels will be drawn between himself and former Steelers star Antonio Brown. The third-round pick, however, is focused on forging his own path.The comparisons and serendipitous circumstances that link the two are almost too conspicuous to believe. But this "D.J." isn't actively ...

Rare move up to draft Devin Bush highlights Steelers draft

Football 04/27/19, 20:21

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin increasingly talks about "position-less" football and the ever growing need to find players who can't just do one thing, but many.Ryan Shazier might have been the embodiment of that movement until a spinal injury suffered in December 2017 halted the star linebacker's career just as ...

Steelers begin life after Brown, draft WR Diontae Johnson

Football 04/26/19, 20:50

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reloading at wide receiver following star Antonio Brown's high-profile departure to Oakland.The Steelers selected Toledo's Diontae Johnson with their first of two picks in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday. The 5-foot-10 Johnson caught 43 passes for 663 yards and seven touchdowns for ...

Steelers trade up in first round to draft linebacker Bush

Football 04/25/19, 21:02

The Pittsburgh Steelers moved up in the first round to select Michigan linebacker Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft.Pittsburgh initially owned the No. 20 overall pick on Thursday night but swapped first round picks with the Broncos, sending Denver a 2019 second round pick (No. ...

Roethlisberger to remain with Steelers through 2021

Sports 04/24/19, 11:57

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it.The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh ...

Steelers want draft built on difference-makers, not drama

Football 04/18/19, 16:35

Antonio Brown is gone.The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door.And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital part of one of the NFL's most prolific offenses, ...

Steelers sign former Rams LB Mark Barron to 2-year deal

Football 03/19/19, 17:25

Now it's Mark Barron's turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier.The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left by Shazier. The Pro Bowl linebacker's career is on hiatus while he recovers from a spinal injury suffered in a win ...

Newly signed Le’Veon Bell feels ‘amazing’ about joining Jets

Football 03/14/19, 19:09

Le'Veon Bell says he feels "amazing" about becoming a member of the New York Jets and looks forward to doing everything he can to make second-year quarterback Sam Darnold's life easier on the field.The former Pittsburgh Steelers star running back officially signed Thursday with the Jets after agreeing to terms ...

Addition of Antonio Brown ‘changed everything’ for Raiders

Football 03/13/19, 18:17

Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week.The Pittsburgh Steelers were willing to trade ...

source: Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell

Sports 03/12/19, 23:40

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says the New York Jets and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell have agreed on a deal.ESPN first reported the signing early Wednesday morning, and says the deal is for four years and $52.5 million.The deal gives new coach Adam Gase ...

Column: AB gives stars new weapon _ and makes owners nervous

Sports 03/12/19, 16:32

Some of Antonio Brown's antics are impossible to defend. Livestreaming from the locker room after a playoff win. Disappearing for two days right before the crucial season finale of 2018. Showing no respect for the coach who spent so much time defending his eccentricities.But demanding a new contract?That's just a smart ...

source: Raiders acquire WR Antonio Brown from Steelers

Sports 03/10/19, 01:47

The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted.A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Raiders finalized the deal with the ...

Antonio Brown says “too much smoke” to return to Steelers

Sports 03/01/19, 23:02

The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there's still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season.Brown doesn't see it that way.According to a transcript provided by HBO, the four-time All-Pro told LeBron James on James' HBO show "The Shop" that there's "too much smoke" between Brown and the team for ...

Steelers hope to see less of Brown if they pull off trade

Sports 02/27/19, 14:53

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season.If things don't work out, Colbert has a plan for that, too.Colbert addressed the rampant rumors about Brown's future Wednesday by saying he would only trade the Steelers' star receiver if he gets equal value ...

Brown meets with Rooney, saying ‘it is time to move on’

Sports 02/19/19, 15:30

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between the two sides appears to be out of the question.Brown, who has asked to be traded, posted a picture on various social media ...

Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

Sports 02/12/19, 16:10

The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven't decided whether there's a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019.Not that it matters to Brown. He's already made up his mind.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowler has formally asked the Steelers ...

Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown asked for advice

Sports 02/02/19, 10:13

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown would take San Francisco's offense "to a whole different level."Rice tells guest host Rob Maaddi on PodcastOne Sports Now that the embattled Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver reached out to him for advice.Actor Sarah Michelle Gellar explains her desire to change ...

After rally in Foxborough, Pats arrive in Atlanta

Football 01/27/19, 17:56

The AFC champion New England Patriots have arrived in Atlanta after having a rally in Gillette Stadium earlier in the day.The Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, fourth time in the past five years and for the ninth time overall in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady ...

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