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Steelers sign star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to 5-year deal

Jun. 15, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is staying in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed their star safety to a five-year contract on Wednesday. Financial details were not released. NFL Network reported the deal is worth $73.6 million, which would make him the highest-paid safety in the...

Chandler Jones fitting in nicely with Raiders

Jun. 02, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — After 10 very successful years in the NFL, it would have been easy for defensive lineman Chandler Jones to step into the Las Vegas Raiders' facility with an inflated ego. His 107 1/2 sacks over the last decade rank higher than any other player in the NFL, and...

Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

May. 27, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL. Even as he matured, even as he realized —...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new general manager

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert's replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team's next general manager on Wednesday. Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month...

Pittsburgh Steelers take WR Pickens, DL Leal in NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — George Pickens could have taken his time while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his right knee suffered last March. Could have used all of 2021 to recover. Could have taken a redshirt at Georgia and pointed toward the 2023 NFL draft. It would have been safe, sure. The...

Steelers could tab Roethlisberger's replacement in 1st round

Apr. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

20. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7-1) LAST SEASON: The Steelers somehow managed to reach the playoffs in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's swan song despite an offense and a defense that both ranked in the bottom third in the league. Pittsburgh bet on a rebuilt offensive line to keep...

Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins killed in auto accident

Apr. 09, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins was working on a second chapter for his young NFL career. The 24-year-old quarterback was spending time with some teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting ready to compete for a starting job. That's when his life was cut short. ...

Steelers CB Witherspoon cashes in on breakout season

Mar. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ahkello Witherspoon spent most of the first half of the 2021 NFL season standing on the sideline in sweatpants while the Pittsburgh Steelers went on without him. He ended it with his swagger returned and his future suddenly bright. Not pouting will...