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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Minkah Fitzpatrick gestures during practice for the Pro Bowl in Kissimmee, Fla. Fitzpatrick isn't sure when he'll get a chance to be around his teammates again. In a weird way though, the potentially chaotic schedule that lies ahead for the NFL could be a boon to the Steelers, who bring back 10 starters on a defense that finished fifth in the league last season. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Fitzpatrick: modified schedule could benefit Steelers

May. 26, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL's organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success. “You’re learning about each other and how each other...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

New England bishop takes tongue-in-cheek shot at Tom Brady

May. 22, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl championship now that he's with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin, in a tongue-in-cheek tweet Friday, took a swipe at the former...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AFC North has new look, though Ravens still the team to beat

Apr. 27, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division has been working diligently to narrow the gap. The Ravens, however, show no signs of slowing down. After a whirlwind of free agent signings and the NFL draft, the AFC North has a...

Maryland running back Anthony McFarland runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Old school: Steelers focus on seniors in draft

Apr. 25, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers love to pick younger players. A little more raw material. A little less tread on the tires. In this year's draft, not so much. While general manager Kevin Colbert stressed it was coincidental that the Steelers used five of their six picks on seniors, if there ever...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks during a post game news conference after an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL Draft is April 23-25, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Help for Ben? Steelers nab WR Chase Claypool in 2nd round

Apr. 25, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chase Claypool had no idea he was on the Pittsburgh Steelers' radar. Funny, the thing that struck offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner the most when he met the wide receiver at the NFL combine is how you couldn't miss him. “He has an air about him,” Fichtner said. Size and...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks during a post game news conference after an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL Draft is April 23-25, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Throwback Thursday: Steelers rare first-round spectators

Apr. 24, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn't need to let the post-NFL draft grades come in. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is certain his team hit a home run in 2020 regardless of what happens over the next three day. It helps when your first-round pick already has All-Pro on his resume. While teams scrambled to...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, center, makes remarks after receiving a jersey from Steelers President Art Rooney II, left, as Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, right, looks on during a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh. The beginning of the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty of the 1970s can be pinpointed to the drafting of defensive lineman Joe Greene in 1969. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Curtain Calls: Hall of Famers highlight top Steelers picks

Apr. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: DT Joe Greene. Before Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, there was Joe Greene. The origins of a half-century of almost metronome-like success began in 1969 when first-year head coach Chuck Noll advocated for the...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2009, file photo, from left Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Jim Kelly pose during Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith formed the core of the Buffalo teams that made —- and lost — four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s. Kelly, who holds most every Bills passing record, was selected 14th in 1983. Smith, who holds the NFL record for most sacks, went No. 1 two years later.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

From Kelly to Cousineau, the Bills' best, worst draft picks

Apr. 21, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Let’s go with picks, plural, because it's impossible to separate Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith. They formed the core of the Buffalo teams that made — and lost — four consecutive Super Bowls in the early...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The way Colbert figures it, the Steelers' first-round pick in the draft is already a home run. The longtime general manager offers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick's All-Pro season in 2019 as proof. The Steelers made an uncharacteristically aggressive move last September when they sent their top selection in the 2020 draft to Miami in exchange for Fitzpatrick, whose arrival turned Pittsburgh's defense into one of the NFL's best. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

QB of the future? RB of the present? Steelers weigh options

Apr. 16, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' first-round draft pick is already a home run, according to Kevin Colbert. The longtime general manager offers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick's All-Pro season in 2019 as proof. The Steelers made an uncharacteristically aggressive move last September when they sent their...

Steelers keeping options open without first-round pick

Apr. 15, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

49. PITTSBURGH (8-8) LAST SEASON: Steelers got long glimpse of what life might look like without QB Ben Roethlisberger when two-time Super Bowl winner was lost for year at halftime of Week 2 with right elbow injury. Backups Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck” Hodges didn't exactly cement themselves as...