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49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

NFL fines Steelers, WR Sanders

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The NFL fined the Steelers $35,000 and WR Emmanuel Sanders $15,000 for faking an injury against the Bengals.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Is Steelers' Miller NFL's most underrated tight end?

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Heath Miller is often left out of the conversation regarding the NFL's top tight ends. He's proving this season he belongs in the discussion.

Steelers' formula has a familiar, old-time feel

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
A punishing defense. A strong running game. A deep bench. The 2012 Steelers have operated from an old, successful blueprint of late.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Redman sparks Steelers' upset over Giants

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards and the winning touchdown with 4:02 remaining Sunday as the Steelers rallied past the Giants, 24-20.

Friday's 60-second rant: Rivers is the lost QB from 2004 draft

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have tumbled steadily out of relevance in the AFC, and it's hard not to blame the QB for San Diego's woes.

Hurricane aftermath forces Steelers to change travel plans

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Hurricane Sandy hasn’t canceled any games, but it did impact travel plans for the Steelers.

Steelers release S Cromartie-Smith

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Steelers released S Damon Cromartie-Smith on Wednesday to make room for NT Alameda Ta'amu, who re-joined the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Steelers bottle up RG3 in win

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Steelers swarmed Washington's precocious star on Sunday, keeping Robert Griffin III in check during a dominant 27-12 victory.

Steelers' rookies chipping in for team defined by veterans

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Steelers’ rookies are playing their roles well, with several youngsters developing nicely of late. 

More age than beauty for 2012 Steelers

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk remembers how age brought down the first Steelers empire. With 14 regulars age 30 and older, it might be happening again.

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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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