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Dolphins land WR Wallace

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
The worst-kept secret during free agency, that the Dolphins were hot on the trail of WR Mike Wallace, came to fruition at the open of free agency.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Steelers released four-time All-Pro and 2008 PFW/PFWA defensive player of the year James Harrison, the team announced Saturday.

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Steelers sign CB Gay

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Steelers brought back CB William Gay on Monday, the team announced. 

Steelers restructure Roethlisberger's contract

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Steelers and QB Ben Roethlisberger agreed to a restructured contract on Thursday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported.

Steelers hire Bicknell Jr. as O-line coach

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. as their new offensive line coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Steelers' backfield could be blown up

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
After producing the fewest rushing yards in the past nine seasons, the Steelers' backfield could look dramatically different in 2013, the way we hear it.

Steelers waive RB Rainey

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 4 p.m. ET
Following his Thursday morning arrest, RB Chris Rainey was waived by the Steelers.

Steelers give Cardinals permission to interview Haley

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that they have given the Cardinals permission to interview offensive coordinator Todd Haley for their vacant head-coaching position.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens rest, Browns start anew

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Bengals are playoff-bound — and pretty well-rested, all things considered. The Browns? They're making big changes. 

Roethlisberger throws three TDs in Steelers win

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw three short touchdown passes, and the Steelers avoided their first losing season in nearly a decade with a 24-10 victory over the Browns.

Steelers place WR Wallace on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed WR Mike Wallace on injured reserve on Saturday.

Steelers' Allen could have bright future

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
Steelers CB Cortez Allen has shown promise in his second NFL season. 

Steelers place Miller, Taylor, Batch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The Steelers placed TE Heath Miller, CB Ike Taylor and RB Baron Batch on injured reserve on Wednesday.

Steelers TE Miller tears ACL

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Steelers TE Heath Miller tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals and will require surgery. He also injured his MCL, and possibly his PCL.

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Ta'amu, Alameda (NT)

Posted April 04, 2013 @ 11:11 a.m.
Ta'amu has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from a series of crashes and a police chase.
The Steelers released the 22-year-old draft pick a few weeks after he was arrested Oct. 14 but later re-signed him to the practice squad. Police say he crashed into several cars on the city's South Side, a neighborhood known for bars and nightclubs, then ran from officers who responded. A judge found Ta'amu not guilty Thursday of running from police after Ta'amu explained that he thought an officer in an unmarked car was an angry motorist chasing him.

Spaeth, Matt (TE)

Posted March 18, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.
The Steelers signed the free agent tight end on Monday, reuniting Spaeth with the club that selected him in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
The 29-year-old Spaeth spent his first four seasons with the Steelers before moving on to Chicago, where he caught just 13 passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games.

Spaeth, Matt (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 6:54 p.m.
The Bears terminated Spaeth's contract.
Spaeth appeared in 91 games, including 56 starts, in six NFL seasons with Pittsburgh (2007-10) and Chicago (2011-12). He has 49 catches for 353 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.

Gradkowski, Bruce (QB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 1:52 p.m.
Gradkowski is coming home. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the free agent quarterback have agreed to a three-year deal that will likely make Gradkowski the primary backup behind starter Ben Roethlisberger. Gradkowski's agent Rick Smith confirmed the deal through his twitter account Wednesday.
The 30-year-old Gradkowski is 6-14 in his career as a starter with Oakland, Cleveland and Tampa Bay. He spent the 2011-12 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, appearing in five games.

Burress, Plaxico (WR)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:58 p.m.
The Steelers re-signed Burress on Tuesday.
Burress should provide depth with the Steelers losing Mike Wallace in free agency, but he struggled to get onto the field after returning to the Steelers last November.

Foote, Larry (LB)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:58 p.m.
Pittsburgh re-signed Foote on Tuesday.
Foote also came back to Pittsburgh last season and will stay at inside linebacker, where the other starter, James Harrison, was released this week. Foote got a three-year deal.

Sanders, Emmanuel (WR)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 9:21 a.m.
The Steelers made a qualifying offer to Sanders.
Sanders will move to the team's No. 2 receiving spot if free agent Mike Wallace leaves.

Dwyer, Jonathan (RB)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 9:20 a.m.
The Steelers tendered an offer to Dywer.
Dwyer and Isaac Redman will likely battle for the starting running back spot next season. Dwyer and Redman combined for 1,033 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 2012 but struggled staying healthy.

Redman, Isaac (RB)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 9:19 a.m.
The Steelers have tendered an offer to Redman.
Redman and Jonathan Dwyer will likely battle for the starting running back spot next season. Dwyer and Redman combined for 1,033 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 2012 but struggled staying healthy.

Gay, William (CB)

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m.
William Gay is heading back to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran cornerback has agreed to a three-year deal with Pittsburgh, a move that should give the Steelers some insurance if unrestricted free agent Keenan Lewis decides to play elsewhere. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The 28-year-old Gay spent the first five seasons of his career in Pittsburgh before signing with the Arizona Cardinals last spring. Gay had two interceptions for the Cardinals. Gay thrived while playing as a nickel back for the Steelers in 2011, finishing with two interceptions, a career-high 14 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

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