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AP source: Browns QB Watson to meet with NFL reps in Texas

May. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday. Watson, who is facing 22...

Steelers finish on-the-fly offensive retool with draft picks

Apr. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

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...

Pickett's path from Pitt to the Steelers a lengthy journey

Apr. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

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. It was...

Round 2 of NFL draft has plenty of tantalizing possibilities

Apr. 29, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

Georgia's defense dominated the first round of the NFL draft 3 1/2 months after whipping Alabama in the national championship game. The surprising part was that linebacker Nakobe Dean wasn't among the Bulldogs whose names were called Thursday night. Dean, who watched a...

Steelers tab Pitt QB Kenny Pickett as Big Ben's successor

Apr. 29, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

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...

Defense 1st, then offense, with receivers a focal point

Apr. 29, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an NFL draft focused early on stoppers, it was the goers — wide receivers — who stole the spotlight Thursday night. Not simply prospects, either. Yes, the first five selections came on the defensive side of the ball, including edge rushers...

Breaking down players selected in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

The players chosen in the first round Thursday of the NFL draft: 1) Jaguars — Travon Walker, DE, 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Georgia Breakdown: Speed and athleticism for his size and build are prototypical and he could probably add some weight without losing much of what...

Steelers may be looking for QB with the 'It' factor in draft

Apr. 25, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

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...

Steelers ponder changing of the guard at QB with 20th pick

Apr. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has spent more than 20 years being as vague as possible before the NFL draft. He's never met a question he didn't like to redirect or missed an opportunity to speak in broad generalities when asked about...

Steelers could tab Roethlisberger's replacement in 1st round

Apr. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

20. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7-1) LAST SEASON: The Steelers somehow managed to reach the playoffs in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's swan song despite an offense and a defense that both ranked in the bottom third in the league. Pittsburgh bet on a rebuilt offensive line to keep...