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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help 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 Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks during an end of season NFL football news conference in Tampa, Fla. Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Arians comfortable coaching Brady, Bucs during pandemic

Jul. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches...

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...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is shown prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Tomlin says the organization will support most forms of social justice protest by his players, including kneeling during the national anthem. Tomlin says as the organization is on board with any protest as long it is done

Tomlin: Steelers will support players if they opt to kneel

Jun. 23, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice in any way they see fit, provided it's done “thoughtfully and with class.” Kneeling included. Tomlin said Tuesday the club has engaged in “intimate...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) plays against the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football gamein Pittsburgh. Heyward isn't sure what his future holds. The club hasn't contacted the Pro Bowler about an extension as he enters the final year of his current deal. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Steelers' Heyward: team will be united if it opts to protest

Jun. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social injustice. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and his teammates met it head on in 2017, when a miscommunication with left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva left Villanueva...