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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) plays against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. Conner wants to prove he can finish a season healthy. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Crowded house: Steelers backfield eyes consistency in 2020

Aug. 14, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner is tired of answering questions about his health. Really tired. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back remains adamant he can thrive in the NFL if he stays on the field. Conner understands he can't run from his resume, which includes a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018 as well as a...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro (66) plays against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. DeCastro uses words like

End of the line? DeCastro, Steelers try to keep window open

Aug. 10, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David DeCastro understands he's running out of time. So are most of the other members on what's been one of the NFL's most consistent offensive lines for the better part of a decade. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers right guard turned 30 in January a couple of weeks before his fifth...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speaks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.  While Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is encouraged by the fact no players have opted out of the 2020 season, he's also wary the season will be able to go without interruption amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

While Steelers remain united, Tomlin warily eyes 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are united heading into the 2020 season. Yet even with every member of his team opting to play this fall, that doesn't mean Mike Tomlin is certain his club — or the NFL at large — will be able to navigate without any complications the next five months...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J. Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft is no longer a rookie and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones will be the starter when New York kicks off the Joe Judge-era as coach in a Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)

Jones facing new challenges in 2nd year with new O, no Eli

Aug. 6, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Daniel Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the New York Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in last year's draft is no longer a rookie, and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones...

Maryland football coach forms group to aid minority hiring

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level. Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.  Roethlisberger is confident his surgically repaired right elbow will be fine in 2020. The two-time Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback missed most of 2019 after injuring the elbow in Week 2 against Seattle.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery

Aug. 4, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn't a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well enough to continue...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws as offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner watches during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Fichtner has a message for players who think everything will be easy now that star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has returned from an elbow injury that limited him to two games in 2019.

Roethlisberger's return raises expectations in Pittsburgh

Jul. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time Super Bowl winner's...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Wendell Smallwood (34) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game in Minneapolis. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini, File)

Steelers sign RB Wendell Smallwood to 1-year deal

Jul. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Wendell Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. Smallwood joins a group that includes James Conner, Benny Snell Jr., Jaylen Samuels and rookie Anthony McFarland. The...

In this July 10, 2001 photo, Carlton Haselrig, who is looking to get into coaching, looks on in Greentree, Pa. Haselrig, a Pro Bowl right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s who is also the only wrestler in NCAA history to win six individual national championships, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was 54.  (John Heller/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Former Steeler, NCAA wrestling champion Haselrig dies at 54

Jul. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlton Haselrig, a Pro Bowl right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s who is also the only wrestler in NCAA history to win six individual national championships, died Wednesday. He was 54. Pat Pecora, who coached Haselrig to heavyweight division championships at both the...

Ben's back: Roethlisberger's return to hit full go at camp

Jul. 20, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-8) CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh LAST YEAR: Steelers lost star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2 because of right elbow injury. Yet they somehow managed to stay in playoff race until final weeks thanks in large part to defense galvanized by arrival of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in...