PITTSBURGH (TNS) - The Steelers' schedule was released on Thursday and by midday Friday many local pundits and observers had predicted them to be a 10- or 11-win team. The theory is that the Steelers won eight games last season without Ben Roethlisberger, and now that he is back, it has to b…

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 i…

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - Mike Tomlin conducted the Steelers' annual rookie camp from his home, like every other NFL head coach. But for as much as he's itching to get back to working in-person with his players, new and old, he wants to do so on two conditions.

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.

PITTSBURGH - The Steelers spent the final day of the NFL draft adding speed at running back and, yes, even defensive tackle, but also adding toughness with a "people-mover" at guard and a 220-pound safety who could also become one of those trendy hybrid linebackers.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chase Claypool had no idea he was on the Pittsburgh Steelers' radar. Funny, the thing that struck offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner the most when he met the wide receiver at the NFL combine is how you couldn't miss him.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers' first-round draft pick is already a home run, according to Kevin Colbert.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - The Pittsburgh Steelers filled a major need at tight end by signing Eric Ebron. They added much-needed depth or perhaps even a starter on their offensive line by signing Stefen Wisniewski. They beefed up their special teams by signing Derek Watt and might even give him som…

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - Terry Bradshaw made national news last week during an interview on 93.7 The Fan when he hit Tom Brady harder than any linebacker. He said Brady wasn't the greatest quarterback of all time and rattled off four quarterbacks who were just as good, if not better, including Dan…

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Eric Ebron isn't worried about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron's balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had "a whole lot of mess" in it before getting cleaned up in December.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the first time since college.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - After a fairly sleepy start to free agency, the Steelers have kicked things into overdrive over the past 24 hours.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Ramon Foster is walking away.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys will play in the Hall of Fame Game to honor their former coaches, Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson, who will be inducted this summer.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow will be ready to go in time for the 2020 regular season, so confident there are no plans to look around for a proven veteran backup just in case.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - As the Post-Gazette's Joe Starkey pointed out last week, Antonio Brown apologies tend not to have the longest shelf life.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't quite ready to head off into retirement.

MIAMI (AP) - There are 11 pure safeties in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Four more are seeking to join them when the Class of 2020 is selected today.

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.

NEW YORK (AP) - George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 85.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Slogging through the rain without several notable stars and with very little at stake, the Baltimore Ravens relied on a strong defensive performance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-10 Sunday and finish the regular season riding a 12-game winning streak.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Though he was still 20 years old at the time of the draft, Devin Bush was cognizant enough of the extraordinary for them lengths the Pittsburgh Steelers went to acquire him.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mason Rudolph's star-crossed season is over. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the second-year quarterback on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Rudolph hurt his left shoulder in the third quarter of a loss to the New York Jets.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Paxton Lynch hasn't thrown a meaningful pass in two years. Yet there the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback was on Monday, getting bombarded with questions about whether he's capable of stepping in and helping lead Pittsburgh to a playoff berth.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Le'Veon Bell helped deal his former team's playoff hopes a big blow, leading the New York Jets to a 16-10 victory over the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - The Steelers committed five turnovers, four on interceptions from quarterback Devlin Hodges, and lost to the Buffalo Bills, 17-10, on Sunday night at Heinz Field, ending their three-game winning streak.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sean McDermott remembers lining up across from Mike Tomlin and wanting to do everything he could to impress everyone watching, from the William & Mary coaches to his teammates to Tomlin himself. It comes with the territory when you're a freshman defensive back and the w…

PITTSBURGH (AP) - On the surface, they couldn't be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - It was a little more than two months ago that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin referred to his offense as being in a "fragile state." This was after the Steelers went to the wildcat to help secure their first victory of the season against the Bengals.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impassioned endorsement of the modestly rated kid from Toledo who won Drake over with all the th…

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pittsburgh's defense was great and the Duck was just fine. After weeks of wondering how this bunch keeps piecing together victories, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge.