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Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from Hines Ward was postponed until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.

Complete effort the difference for Steelers' running game

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
A total team effort helped the Steelers roll for a season-high 167 rushing yards in Week Seven.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

Steelers overcome injuries to beat Bengals

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Steelers add Malecki, cut Bryant

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted OL John Malecki to their active roster on Saturday.

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
A former Steelers doctor has been indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs.

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Steelers WR Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player.

Steelers suspend Ta'amu two games

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Steelers will suspend rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu for two games without pay after Ta’amu was arrested over the weekend.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Steelers DL Ta'amu arrested for DUI

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman

Steelers' pass defense not as sharp

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers' pass defense, though not allowing many yards overall, hasn't been as solid as a season ago. 

Steelers release TE Saunders

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, the team announced Friday. 

Friday's 60-second rant: Weight on Big Ben's shoulders too great

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Steelers continue to rely heavily on QB Ben Roethlisberger but they might be running him into the ground in the process.

Bironas field goal gives Titans win over Steelers

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ midnight ET
Chris Johnson ran for 91 yards and Rob Bironas booted four field goals, including the game-winner as time expired as the Titans edged the Steelers.

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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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