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Steelers' Harris seeks to expand leadership role in 2nd year

Aug. 07, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoyed a breakout rookie season last year. Harris has been slowed by a foot injury during his second training camp with the Steelers. But the brief summer setback has allowed Harris an opportunity to pause from the...

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...

NFL hopes to reduce head injuries with helmet experiment

Aug. 04, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

The mushroom-like contraptions NFL players are wearing on their helmets during training camp may look strange, but they’re a part of an ongoing safety experiment the league hopes will lead to a reduction in head injuries. They’re called Guardian Caps, and they’re now mandatory...

Steelers want WR Diontae Johnson to stay, but at what price?

Aug. 02, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers say they want to hold on to Diontae Johnson. The fourth-year wide receiver says he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. It's how much it will cost to make it happen where things get tricky. Johnson is following in the footsteps of...

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...

And they're off! Steelers QB derby begins in earnest

Jul. 27, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Mike Tomlin figures there's already enough unspoken pressure on Mitch Trubisky, Mason Rudolph and Kenny Pickett. He sees no need to add to it. At least not yet. It's why the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach is in no rush to announce a starting quarterback. Or...

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. ...

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...

Flores focused on new job with Steelers, not NFL lawsuit

Jun. 08, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Flores is trying to focus on the little picture, not the big one. So while the landmark class-action lawsuit Flores filed against the NFL and three teams in February over what he considers racist hiring practices winds its way through the legal system,...

He's No. 1? Steelers WR Johnson tuning out contract debate

Jun. 07, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Diontae Johnson hears the noise. It's becoming deafening at the moment to the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver. He remains intent on attempting to block it out, which isn't exactly easy when strangers keep offering opinions on your worth. The...