BALTIMORE Picking the order of finish in the AFC North is as a difficult as getting a grip on a wet, bouncing football. The division features two new coaches, a pair of gritty second-year quarterbacks, a traditional powerhouse on the rebound and an unlikely contender that hasn't reached the postseason since 2002. Yes, the Cleveland Browns — two years removed from an infamous 0-16 season — are most certainly in the mix to unseat the defending AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens and capture the division crown for the first time. “We are not backing down from anybody,” said wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., obtained in an offseason trade with the Giants. “I love that mentality. That is all I have
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Ray Sherman to serve as the club's interim wide receivers coach following the death of Darryl Drake.
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer Close ESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduate Follow on Twitter PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis thought he had finally arrived at a point of predictability in his career. In his first three seasons, Davis played nickel corner, strong safety and free safety. Davis was welcoming a second full season as a confident free safety -- until he found himself at dime linebacker in the second preseason game, lined up against Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. "I still do it all," said Davis with a smile. "Still trying to hone that skill set." This has become a basic tenet of the
NFL 2019: Mahomes encore could depend on defensive makeover Melvin Gordon's prolonged holdout and Derwin James' foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown's head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Not that it's status quo in KC. The Chiefs' defensive makeover features new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and as many as eight new starters. Patrick Mahomes, the MVP who threw for 5,000-plus yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter, never touched the ball in overtime of the AFC championship because Kansas City's defenders couldn't get off the field against the
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent linebacker Jayrone Elliott on Thursday and waived injured defensive end Lavon Hooks. Elliott recorded 57 tackles, 4.0 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 38 career games with the Green Bay Packers from 2014-16.
Tight end is one of the less-appreciated positions in the tight end. The Pittsburgh Steelers would sure appreciate a good one right now though. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner clearly stated that current number one tight end Vance McDonald won't ever play a full game, according to DK Pittsburgh Sports. At first glance, this seems like a knock on McDonald's skill. It speaks more to his injury history. The former San Francisco 49er has never played a full season in his six-year career. Playing him every snap would essentially guarantee that McDonald will end up on the IR. The Steelers are especially weak at tight end, after last year's starter Jesse James jumped ship for the Detroit Lions.
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some local teachers got a big surprise, and a Pittsburgh Steeler was there to deliver the news. When the teachers showed up at JCPenney on Tuesday, 30 teachers from Fulton Elementary School in Highland Park knew something good was going to happen. “Today, we want to invite you for a shopping spree,” JCPenney Manager Jill Tonti told the teachers. But there would be more to cheer about. Much to their surprise, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walked into the store with more good news. “I want to thank you and JCPenney for allowing you guys to have a $300 shopping spree,” Shazier said. Shazier wanted to surprise the teachers to make them feel appreciated. “It means
The Pittsburgh Steelers are done with their annual training camp at Saint Vincent College, and with the team now packed up and back at their UPMC Rooney Sports Complex it is time to take a look back at their time spent in Latrobe, PA and figure out who shined the brightest in front of the fans at Chuck Noll field. There could have been several players who would be considered the Steelers' Training Camp MVP, but only one can truly claim this title. When it comes to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, he chose cornerback Cameron Sutton as the team's camp MVP. Here is his reasoning behind the selection: Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Cameron Sutton The third-year player is finally putting it all together, registering
When Kevin Rader arrived at the Steelers' South Side facility for offseason workouts and was handed his new helmet, it was a moment that he, his entire life, had fantasized. But, quickly, Rader put that on the back burner. “It is a dream come true, because I'm from here,” said Rader, who graduated from Pine-Richland in 2013 before a solid career at Youngstown State. “I mean, my brother wore a Franco Harris jersey growing up. That was our family. “But, where I'm at at this point, I can't really think about it. Once you start thinking about it you get caught up in it and you're going to lose focus on what you have to do at this time.” Rader's performance, through training camp and two preseason
Related: Ryan Switzer Says Pressure Not On JuJu, Should Be On Other WR's PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Since arriving in Pittsburgh, Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer has donated his time and money to Children's Hospital, especially those young children affected by cancer. On the Fan Morning Show Tuesday, Switzer talked about his new “Switzburgh” clothing line, with 100 percent of his proceeds going to the oncology department at Children's. “I don't need the income, I don't need the shares from this,” said Switzer. “I wanted to find someone who did and obviously I've been doing the thing with Children's in the past . . .I thought this would be another cool way like I said last week to get people
For the first time of the 2019 preseason, the Tennessee Titans are opening as favorites. Last week, the Titans fell 22-17 to the New England Patriots in a hard-fought home opener in Nissan Stadium. Before this loss, the Titans had defeated the Patriots 34-10 in the previous matchup in Nashville after having lost to the Patriots seven consecutive times before that. In Week 3, the Titans move on to face the Steelers in Music City — and the Titans are expected to come out with the win by a point spread of (-3), per oddsshark.com. It's not an unsurprising prediction, considering the Titans had all the momentum against the Patriots until the final quarter of Week 2's matchup. Before that, they kicked
It is Week 3 in the NFL preseason. When it comes to these exhibition games, Week 3 carries the majority of the fans' excitement considering it is the last time they will see almost all the starters before the regular season begins. With the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are using this week as if it were a normal week of the regular season. This means the team returned to practice after a day off Tuesday. Head coach Mike Tomlin met briefly with media after practice, and gave an update on some injuries heading into the game vs. the Tennessee Titans. This from Joe Rutter, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The biggest name, and the only way the Steelers won't have their complete starting units on the