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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 Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo (56) chases a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday, May 23, 2020,  by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Saints adding ex-Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo

May. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Chickillo is changing teams for the first...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

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 July 29, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, left, talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Latrobe, Pa. Former NFL linebacker James Harrison says Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not offer a bounty for an illegal hit on a member of the Cleveland Browns. Harrison told former teammate Willie Colon on a podcast that Tomlin handed him an envelope shortly after Harrison was fined in 2010 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massqoui. Harrison declined to specify what was in the envelope, but posted on Instagram that Tomlin never offered a bounty on opposing players. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Former LB Harrison: Tomlin didn't offer bounty for hit

May. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is finding ways to make headlines in his retirement as easily he did during his productive but volatile career. Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowler and the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, raised eyebrows Thursday when he strongly...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Maryland running back Anthony McFarland speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Steelers rookie running back Anthony McFarland is doing Zoom meetings with coaches then heading outside to see if he's lining up in the right spots. Yeah, it's weird, but he and his fellow rookies are making due. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Crash Course: Steelers rookies adapting to "virtual" path

May. 9, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This isn't quite the way Anthony McFarland expected his NFL career to begin. Then again, the rookie running back knows he's not the only one whose first taste of the pros is coming via conference calls with members of the coaching staff followed by self-administered tests in a nearby park...

Steelers exercise 2021 option on All-Pro LB T.J. Watt

Apr. 28, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option on All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt, Pittsburgh's first-round pick in the 2017 draft, is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he had 14 1/2 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time. Watt finished in...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo Myles Garrett leaves an office building in New York. The Cleveland Browns will exercise the fifth-year contract options on star defensive end Myles Garrett and tight end David Njoku, a person familiar with the decisions told the Associated Press on Monday, April 27, 2020. The decision on Garett was no surprise and will be official later in the day, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly revealed its plans. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

Browns exercise contract option on star DE Garrett, TE Njoku

Apr. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have a major decision to make on Myles Garrett's near future. Now they can begin working on keeping the star defensive end much longer. Cleveland exercised the fifth-year contract options Monday on Garrett and tight end David Njoku, whose time with the Browns appeared...

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...