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Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to new contract for 2021

Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to new contract for 2021

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March 4 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday. The Steelers did not disclose the value of the contract. Roethlisberger, 39, was set to play on the final year of a two-year, $ 68 million contract extension in 2021, but restructured the deal. Advertisement His previous pact carried a $ 41.2 million hit against the Steelers salary cap in 2021. "It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization," Roethlisberger said in a news release. "I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. "I love this game and love to...
NFL clears Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo in alleged domestic incident

NFL clears Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo in alleged domestic incident

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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo won't face any discipline for an alleged domestic violence incident last month involving him and his girlfriend. League sources told ESPN and The Athletic on Friday that the NFL cleared Chickillo and closed its investigation into the linebacker. According to ESPN, the league cleared him because of insufficient evidence and he will not be punished. Chickillo, 26, was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an Oct. 20 domestic dispute that occurred at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Penn. He was later placed on the commissioner's exempt list. Police said a verbal argument started between Chickillo and his girlfriend, Alysha Newman, over table games in the casino. An affidavit said the couple went...
Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake to miss Steelers game amid trade discussions

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake to miss Steelers game amid trade discussions

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Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins will be without running back Kenyan Drake for Monday night's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media on Sunday that Drake didn't travel with the team for their game against the Steelers on Monday Night Football for non-injury reasons. Over the course of the season, first-year head coach Brian Flores and the Dolphins (0-6) have flipped younger players for future draft picks. Drake has been the subject of multiple trade rumors throughout the season. Drake has had a lackluster 2019 campaign after accounting for over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns last season. The fourth-year tailback has failed to cross the 50-yard mark on the ground in a game this season and has been unable to break out as a r...
Steelers coach Tomlin promises change is on way

Steelers coach Tomlin promises change is on way

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Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin says change will be on the way after a disappointing season in which the Steelers failed to make the playoffs. "Change is a part of this, particularly when you are having press conferences like today," Tomlin told reporters Thursday. "Our staff doesn't run away from that. I'm acknowledging that change is a part of where we're headed. And I'm open to it because I'm not interested in doing this [again next year]." The Steelers had some impressive wins, most notably beating defending AFC champion New England at home in mid-December. But there were some bad losses, to the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, that kept them out of the postseason. They also dealt with their fair share of drama -- from running back Le'Veon Bell holding out to receiver ...
Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are usually the team that sits atop the AFC North while others try to chase them down, but through five games this season, the Cincinnati Bengals are the team that's sitting pretty in first place. When the Bengals (4-1) play host to the Steelers (2-2-1) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, they could take early command of the division. But if the Steelers win, they'll be just a half game out of first place and right back in the thick of the race. "I think both teams realize this division is a lot tighter than it has been in years," Steelers guard Ramon Foster said. "The teams that execute and don't hurt themselves will be the No. 1 seed." The Bengals are winning in different ways -- capitalizing on turnovers, piling up offense, pulling off late dramatics and grindin...