Latest Stephon Tuitt News

Surging Steelers clear the air from 'September stench'

Nov. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise quarterback hasn't taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked unconscious. The running game is a bit of a mess. The wide...

Refreshed Steelers wary as winless Dolphins visit

Oct. 24, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect. Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a horrific start heading into Monday night's visit to Pittsburgh (2-4) — their last two losses have come by a...

Dolphins-Steelers Preview Capsule

Oct. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-6) at PITTSBURGH (2-4) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Steelers by 15½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dolphins 2-4; Steelers 3-2-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 14-13. LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Dolphins 30-12 on Jan. 8, 2017 (wild-card game) LAST WEEK —...

Do It For Tuitt? Steelers D-line regroups minus injured star

Oct. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu was well aware of the nickname long before the veteran defensive tackle arrived in Pittsburgh in 2017. "It was always, this is 'Blitzburgh,'" Alualu said on Wednesday. "You're going to see a lot of blitzes." No matter who is in the lineup, something Alualu doesn't expect to...

'Fragile' Steelers still optimistic 2019 is salvageable

Oct. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. "Seriously, guys?" the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL's concussion protocol. It's a...

Steelers QB Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

Oct. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like "Duck Season" will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared by an independent neurological consultant following a concussion he sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6....

Torn pectoral muscle ends season for Steelers DL Tuitt

Oct. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers . The...

After West Coast win, Steelers ride depth, momentum into bye

Oct. 14, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whom he gave the game ball to after watching his undermanned club potentially resurrect its season with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. "I keep that business between us," Tomlin said. Considering what his team did...

Steelers' Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed the Steelers offense like a boss and not a...

As offense stalls, Steelers defense tries to pick up slack

Oct. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating the phrase "ball awareness" over and over during the offseason, as if they could somehow speak the goal of creating more turnovers into existence. It wasn't just empty jargon. For all the chaos of Pittsburgh's 1-4...