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Steelers, Bengals still searching for identities in Week 3

Sep. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — No matter when it comes, that first loss always stings. All the work during the offseason. All the optimism built over the course of training camp. All the preparation during game week. All of it evaporates the second the clock hits zero and the number...

Steelers acquire CB Ahkello Witherspoon from Seahawks

Sep. 03, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their secondary depth on the eve of the regular season, acquiring cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 draft. Witherspoon spent the first four seasons of his career...

Burrow, Bengals healthy and hopeful after 2020 debacle

Sep. 01, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Plagued by injuries to key players — including franchise quarterback Joe Burrow — on top of all the pandemic-related disruption, last season was a special kind of mess for the Cincinnati Bengals. There is plenty of reason to believe this season...

Bengals must stay healthy to compete in rugged AFC North

Sep. 01, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-11-1) New faces: WR Ja’Marr Chase, OL Riley Reiff, DL Trey Hendrickson, DT Larry Ogunjobi, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Mike Hilton, OT Jackson Carman, DE Joseph Ossai. Key losses: WR A.J. Green, RB Giovani Bernard, DL Geno Atkins, K...

Healthy Burrow, new faces boost optimism in Bengals camp

Jul. 24, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-11-1) CAMP SITE: Cincinnati LAST YEAR: Coach Zac Taylor's second season began with great optimism and fizzled to a close, just as his first season had in 2019. There were reasons for hope in 2020 with Heisman Trophy winner Joe...

Steelers open camp with new faces, same expectations

Jul. 24, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5) CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania LAST YEAR: The Steelers used a franchise-best 11-0 start to their fourth AFC North title since 2014. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 33 touchdowns in his return from right-elbow surgery...

Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite turnover

Jul. 22, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a significant amount of turnover during the offseason, yet they opened training camp on Thursday with the same lofty Super Bowl expectations. “Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that’s to win a Super...