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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) celebrate after Smith-Schuster scored a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

United front? Villanueva's choice surprises teammates

Sep. 16, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn't quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds himself again in the middle of a difficult...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

What elbow problem? Roethlisberger quiets doubters in opener

Sep. 15, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Time to stop talking about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. At least for now. Whatever lingering doubts Roethlisberger or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have had over the state of their franchise quarterback's passing arm were put to rest during a...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) comes down with a touchdown pass against New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Pittsburgh over Giants 26-16

Sep. 14, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There was one overriding reason Ben Roethlisberger worked so hard to return from a major elbow injury. His team. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Giants 26-16 at...

Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram (24) attends an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Henderson. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)

Abram, Simmons among 2nd-year players poised for breakouts

Aug. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

Johnathan Abram’s physical play and loud talking made him a player Jon Gruden felt would be a tone-setter for the Raiders defense last season. Instead, the rookie safety injured his shoulder in the season opener and didn’t play again last season. Now Abram is one of several second-year players...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Devin Bush (55) and Robert Spillane participate in a drill during practice at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Bush, the Steelers second-year linebacker, says he believes the NFL game is slowing down for him and that should allow him to play faster after a solid and occasionally spectacular rookie season. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Brain games; Steelers want LB Bush to take mental leap

Aug. 21, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devin Bush's speed was never in question. If anything, it's one of the reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up to grab the inside linebacker with the innate knack for getting to the ball as quickly as possible in the 2019 draft. Yet for Bush to make “the leap” — the...