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WR Jordan Addison says move to USC was only about football

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Addison said he didn't know Southern California was the school for him until the moment he set foot on campus for his recruiting visit shortly after entering the transfer portal in May. And the Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver said anybody who thinks his...

Steelers, WR Diontae Johnson agree to 3-year deal

Aug. 04, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

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. “You see the numbers,” Johnson...

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett is always ready to work

Jul. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

Kenny Pickett spent even the last few days before heading to his first NFL training camp working on his game. The rookie first-round pick is competing to succeed Ben Roethlisberger as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He won’t be outworked. “That...

Welcome back: Steelers return to familiar rhythms of Latrobe

Jul. 26, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

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. ...

Narduzzi raises bar for defending ACC champion Pitt

Jul. 21, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi is raising the bar for the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions. After saying his team “is not happy with where we were last year,” Narduzzi established the team's goals for the 2022 season on Thursday at...

Quarterback derby highlights Steelers' return to Latrobe

Jul. 15, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

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. The Steelers were 8-2-1 in one-score games and 1-5 when the margin...

Falcons rookie QB Ridder impresses Smith as a quick learner

Jun. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder has impressed himself — and coach Arthur Smith — with his ability to quickly absorb the Atlanta Falcons' playbook. Ridder is still considered the challenger to veteran Marcus Mariota in the Falcons' quarterback competition. Based on his...

Steelers WR Johnson joins OTAs amid murky contract status

May. 31, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

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. The sessions, as...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new general manager

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

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...

Mitch, Kenny or Mason? Steelers' QB derby now in full swing

May. 24, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

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...