LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Mitch Trubisky will have the first in-game opportunity to state his case at becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting quarterback.
Coach Mike Tomlin announced Trubisky as the starter Thursday for the preseason opener Saturday at home against Seattle.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith wants to make an even bigger impact on the defense this season.
Highsmith starred on the right side during his first full season as a starter.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoyed a breakout rookie season last year.
Harris has been slowed by a foot injury during his second training camp with the Steelers.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Diontae Johnson watched the wide receiver market explode during the offseason. The dollar amounts were so staggering they were impossible for Johnson to ignore as he entered contract negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — There are moments on the football field when T.J. Watt goes blank. The roar of the crowd drifts away. All but one of the other 21 players on the field, too.
In those moments, it's just Watt and the guy with the ball.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers say they want to hold on to Diontae Johnson. The fourth-year wide receiver says he wants to stay in Pittsburgh.
It's how much it will cost to make it happen where things get tricky.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history.
The team re-signed veteran Chris Boswell to a five-year deal on Tuesday that carries a total value of just over $23 million.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller and late journalist and broadcaster Myron Cope — inventor of the Terrible Towel — headline the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor Class of 2022.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rhys Hoskins has been in the major leagues long enough to know when the pitch is in the middle of the plate, you can't miss.
He didn’t on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Mike Tomlin figures there's already enough unspoken pressure on Mitch Trubisky, Mason Rudolph and Kenny Pickett. He sees no need to add to it. At least not yet.
It's why the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach is in no rush to announce a starting quarterback.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Some elements of NFL training camp are portable. Two-a-day practices, or whatever the approximation is these days. Extended film sessions. Team meetings. Drill after drill after drill after drill in the midsummer heat, all designed to whittle a roster from 90 to 53.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7-1)
CAMP SITE: Latrobe, Pennsylvania
LAST YEAR: The Steelers reached the playoffs in QB Ben Roethlisberger's final season, getting there with a mostly smoke and mirrors approach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have run out of Heinz. And they're not running to the store to grab more.
The Steelers announced Monday that the organization has ended its longtime partnership with the formerly Pittsburgh-based food company, which had served as the title sponsor for the NFL franchise's home stadium on the city's North Shore since it opened in 2001.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five-time All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is returning to the Carolina Panthers as a member of its radio broadcast team.
Kuechly, a seven-time Pro Bowler who retired in 2020, will be joining play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and either Jordan Gross or Jake Delhomme for seven games this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and six of its teams have filed for arbitration in the lawsuit that alleges they engaged in racial discrimination. If the league’s request is successful, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran defensive end Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year deal on Tuesday, shoring up a position of need following Stephon Tuitt's retirement earlier this month.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is staying in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers signed their star safety to a five-year contract on Wednesday. Financial details were not released. NFL Network reported the deal is worth $73.6 million, which would make him the highest-paid safety in the league.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Flores is trying to focus on the little picture, not the big one.
So while the landmark class-action lawsuit Flores filed against the NFL and three teams in February over what he considers racist hiring practices winds its way through the legal system, Flores insists his attention is centered on what happens on the field, not off it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Diontae Johnson hears the noise.
It's becoming deafening at the moment to the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver. He remains intent on attempting to block it out, which isn't exactly easy when strangers keep offering opinions on your worth.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward knew it wasn't his place to try to convince Stephon Tuitt to return to the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl defensive lineman's hope, however, was that if his longtime running mate could find his way into the locker room at some point this spring, the sense of brotherhood that is an intrinsic part of being a part of a team would re-ignite Tuitt's spark.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devin Bush needed to get away.
So the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker retreated to Florida over the winter, where he found solitude and solace in the simple act of throwing on a pair of shoes and jogging for miles on the beach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stephon Tuitt's NFL career is over.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive lineman announced his retirement on Wednesday, saying he feels called to move on from the game following the death of his younger brother in June 2021 and Tuitt's recent graduation from Notre Dame.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson returned to work on Tuesday, joining his teammates for the second week of organized team activities.
Johnson, a Pro Bowler last season, did not participate during last week's three OTA sessions.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert's replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team's next general manager on Wednesday.
Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month following a hugely successful run that included two Super Bowl victories and an appearance in a third.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't into drawing conclusions on anything in the middle of the spring. Not when the Pittsburgh Steelers coach is watching his players run around without a shoulder pad in sight, two months away from the grind of training camp and nearly two more before the gantlet that awaits in the fall.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than two decades ago has died in prison.
Russell Harms died in the Nebraska prison system's Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln on Monday, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had taken drugs before he was fatally struck by a dump truck while walking on a Florida interstate highway last month, an autopsy report released Monday concluded.
From Russell Wilson playing his first game as a Bronco in Seattle to Doug Pederson vs. Carson Wentz, the NFL schedule is filled with spicy matchups from the outset. Too bad we have to wait four months for it all to begin.
To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home.
So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season.
It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by oddsmakers in the Bills traveling to SoFi Stadium, where the Rams won the championship over Cincinnati in February.
Michael Signora, the NFL's senior vice president of football and international communications, has been selected as the 2022 Horrigan Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Signora, lauded for his professional dealings with the media who cover the league, is the 50th Horrigan Award winner and the second person to receive the award twice; he was also the 2013 honoree.
USA Today sports writer/columnist Jarrett Bell has won the Bill Nunn Jr. Award for journalistic contributions while covering pro football.
Bell, who has covered the NFL since 1981 and has been with USA Today since 1993, was selected by the Professional Football Writers of America.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro defensive tackle Cameron Heyward has been selected as the 2022 Good Guy Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Heyward, the 18th Good Guy Award winner, is the second member of the Steelers franchise to get the award, joining Jerome Bettis, who won the inaugural honor in 2005.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent safety Damontae Kazee to a one-year contract.
The financial terms of the agreement, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed.
Kazee spent the 2021 season in Dallas, making 52 tackles and finishing with two interceptions in 17 games, with 15 starts.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devin Bush will be playing for his job in 2022.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declined the fifth-year option on the inside linebacker, meaning he can become a free agent next spring.
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a Black NFL coach who sued the league alleging racist hiring practices told a judge Monday that arbitration is the wrong way to resolve the lawsuit in part because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator and that would be “unconscionable.”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-the-fly retooling of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete.
Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert ended his 20-plus-year tenure with the organization by investing heavily in offensive skill players in his final draft, with the hope that his still-unnamed successor is well-positioned for the future.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On a draft night the Atlanta Falcons focused on their defense, adding two edge rushers, the new name in the quarterback room stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder.
A full 54 spots after Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh went 20th to the Steelers on Thursday night, Ridder was taken by Atlanta.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — George Pickens could have taken his time while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his right knee suffered last March. Could have used all of 2021 to recover. Could have taken a redshirt at Georgia and pointed toward the 2023 NFL draft.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett did the math 16 months ago. It was pretty simple.
The University of Pittsburgh quarterback could have entered the 2021 draft and taken his chances, knowing he likely wouldn't have heard his name called until the third day.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett stayed in school at Pittsburgh an extra year just so he could move next door.
Now all the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest quarterback has to do is replace a future Hall of Famer, beat out two veterans for the starting job and do it all while trying to maintain the perpetually high standard of a franchise that hasn't endured a losing season since he was in kindergarten.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL draft served up some special Sauce to go along with Roger Goodell’s usual array of hugs.
On the first day of the draft, Las Vegas stepped up to provide the sizzle.
In a scene that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago, the city delivered just when needed most.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers sensed months ago they'd be in the market for a quarterback for the first time in a generation.
So general manager Kevin Colbert and the team's scouting staff fanned out across the country last fall and over the winter, watching some of the best collegiate players at the position in person as many times as possible, then bringing seven of them to Pittsburgh for yet another round of vetting in the run-up to this week's draft.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back safety Terrell Edmunds on a one-year deal.
The deal, announced on Monday, will pay Edmunds $2.5 million.
Pittsbrugh drafted Edmunds in the first round in 2018, but declined to exercise his fifth-year option last spring.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins called Florida 911 dispatchers shortly after he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month, saying his car had run out of gas and she was worried because he wasn't answering the phone, according to recordings released Wednesday.
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who was killed when he was hit by a dump truck on Saturday, will take place next weekend.
The first memorial will be held April 23 at noon at Christ Church in Rockaway Township.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins was working on a second chapter for his young NFL career. The 24-year-old quarterback was spending time with some teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting ready to compete for a starting job.