Steelers

Haden’s arrival has helped maturing DBs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The defensive game plan for Joe Haden was always pretty simple for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback during his time Cleveland, particularly whenever the Browns faced Cincinnati. All Haden had to do before every snap was locate Bengals wide receiver A.J. ...

Tomlin not worried about Bryant as a distraction

NFL week 7 Who: Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) When: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. TV: CBS The line: Steelers by 5 1⁄2 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t worried about Martavis Bryant’s state of mind. Last the Pittsburgh Steelers coach checked, ...

Bryant jokes around about wanting to be traded

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Yes, Martavis Bryant wants a trade. To the Golden State Warriors. Otherwise, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team to ship him elsewhere. Asked Monday if he’d like a change of ...

‘Killer B’s’ back on track for Pittsburgh

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was so disheartened after his five-interception performance against Jacksonville last week that he half-jokingly talked about having lost it. Running back Le’Veon Bell subtly criticized the Steelers’ play-calling this week, and ...

KC looks for redemption today

It’s time Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Time: 4:25 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Chiefs favored by 4 The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith lived through last year’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh, then relived it countless times on video, trying in vain to learn ...

Chiefs make series of roster moves in prep for Steelers game

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs placed Chris Conley on injured reserve with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon Saturday and elevated fellow wide receiver Marcus Kemp from the practice squad to the active roster. Kansas City also changed wide receiver Albert Wilson’s status ...

Chiefs trying to stay one step ahead

NFL Week No. 6 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Chiefs by 4 The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charcandrick West stood in front of his locker in the mostly empty Chiefs training facility this week, the backup running ...

Bell not taking the bait

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell chose his words like the Pro Bowl running back often chooses which hole to run through. Carefully. Very carefully. Asked if he had any advice for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley on how to get the ball ...

Shazier: ‘We’ve got to learn how to grow up’

PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward walked into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room earlier this week less than 24 hours removed from a humbling home loss to Jacksonville, his portable speaker blasting a playlist that served as a not so subliminal message for a team in search of good vibes. Al Green ...

Roethlisberger’s confidence in bounce-back mode

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — On second thought, Ben Roethlisberger believes he still has “it.” In fact, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure he’s never lost “it,” even if he found himself somewhat facetiously wondering it out loud after his career-high five ...

Bell says offense, not Big Ben, the problem

Next up Who: Pittsburgh at Kansas City When: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Chiefs by 4 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger. The Pittsburgh Steelers game plan is another matter. The Pro Bowl running back ...

Roethlisberger’s five picks lead to Jags’ upset win

PITTSBURGH — Don’t blame the national anthem dust up. Or Antonio Brown’s latest tantrum. Or Le’Veon Bell’s non-holdout holdout. Or Martavis Bryant’s re-immersion into the offense after a year away. The man designed with making the Pittsburgh Steelers go doesn’t want to hear any ...

Steelers lacking production from their star quarterback

PITTSBURGH — Quarterbacks always get too much blame when a team loses. Not this time. This one is on Ben Roethlisberger. He threw five interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, in Sunday’s 30-9 Steelers’ loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that shocked the crowd at Heinz Field Sunday ...

Steelers don’t make excuses for thrashing

PITTSBURGH — It doesn’t take a lot of time or words to explain what happened to the Steelers on Sunday. “We got beat in every phase of the game,” defensive end Cam Heyward said after the Jacksonville Jaguars won 30-9 at Heinz Field. The coaches will pick apart the game tape and make ...

Jags proving themselves

PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars spent the first month of the season looking equal parts awesome and awful, taking one step toward respectability immediately followed by a baffling step back. On the road facing a team expected to play deep into January and perhaps beyond, the Jaguars ...

Steelers ready to key on Fournette

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin likens each Pittsburgh Steelers opponent to “nameless gray faces,” the coach’s way of telling his players to treat every game the same regardless of who happens to be across the line of scrimmage. Not all gray faces, however, are created equal. And they’re ...

Brown gets AP’s top WR spot

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press is ranking the top 10 players at a different position every week of the NFL season, based on votes by Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton and AP football writers Simmi Buttar, Dave Campbell, Schuyler Dixon, Josh Dubow, Howard Fendrich, Rob Maaddi, ...

Brown sorry about outburst

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown is nearly getting as much practice at saying “I’m sorry” as he is at catching touchdowns. The Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver apologized via Twitter on Wednesday for his sideline outburst early in his team’s victory in Baltimore last Sunday. Brown ...

Steelers want Brown to simmer down

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin understands Antonio Brown’s competitiveness is what helps make Brown one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach just wishes his star would do a better job of channeling it properly when things don’t go ...