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FILE - This is a 1985 file photo showing Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell. Donnie Shell knew he was ahead of his time. It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers safety never worried about whether he'd get into the Hall of Fame. His long wait ended this week, when he got the call more than 30 years after playing his final game. (AP Photo/File)

Worth the wait; Steelers' great Shell reveling in Hall nod

Jan. 16, 2020 7:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donnie Shell knows what a Hall of Famer looks like. It helps when you spend your career calling them teammates, as the hard-hitting safety did during 14 seasons dealing out punishment in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. So Shell never panicked as the years passed and the call that he'd...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Rooney: Steelers standing pat at QB heading into 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II isn't quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he's experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off an...

FILE - In this March 8, 2006, file photo, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue smiles while addressing the media at an NFL owners meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/D.J. Peters, File)

Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

Jan. 15, 2020 11:06 AM EST

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, former Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson talks to the media after an NCAA college football practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

Jan. 12, 2020 10:55 PM EST

Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall announced his selection Sunday night as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a special committee. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher high-fives Hines Ward (86), MVP of the Super Bowl XL football game, after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 in Detroit. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Cowher, an analyst for CBS, was surprised by the announcement made live on air in studio before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game Saturday night, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Former Steelers coach Cowher elected to Pro Football HOF

Jan. 12, 2020 1:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game. Hall President and CEO David Baker delivered the news live in...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick; Gilmore, Thomas unanimous

Jan. 3, 2020 6:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching a phenomenal 116 passes for 1,005 yards...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates a 12-yard touchdown pass to running back Mark Ingram during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

His flu fled, Ravens' Lamar Jackson 100 percent at practice

Jan. 3, 2020 3:38 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Going up against opposing NFL defenses was far easier for Lamar Jackson than fighting the flu, which got the best of the All-Pro quarterback as the Baltimore Ravens prepare for the playoffs. It's a good thing the regular-season finale was essentially meaningless to the top-seeded...

FILE in this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne during a Colts Ring of Honor ceremony during the halftime of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis. First-time eligibles Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Wayne, Polamalu finalists for HOF 2020 in 1st year eligible

Jan. 2, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. The former Colts receiver and Steelers safety are joined by five others who have never been finalists: Packers safety LeRoy Butler; Rams receiver Torry Holt; Panthers linebacker Sam Mills; Dolphins...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Tomlin: Rudolph is Steelers' top backup QB heading into 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 season was defined by chaos at quarterback. Coach Mike Tomlin is eyeing a return to normalcy in 2020. Tomlin said Tuesday the team expects veteran Ben Roethlisberger to return next season after missing all but six quarters of Pittsburgh's uneven 8-8 ride in...

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. The Ravens won 28-10. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Half full or half empty? Steelers' 2019 a wild mixed bag

Dec. 30, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bottom didn't fall out, so there's that. It typically does when teams lose their franchise quarterbacks early in the season. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers did more than just survive after Ben Roethlisberger grabbed his right elbow in pain late in the second quarter of a Week 2 game...