Even over a tiny Zoom window, there is no mistaking the fact that Mike Reilly looks the part of an NFL linebacker. Five years after he decided to retire from the NFL and now a practicing chiropractic doctor, Reilly still trains and eats in the disciplined way he has since he started to get serious about football in high school. The unpretentious duo of hard work and consistency continue to be the hallmarks of Reilly’s success in athletics and beyond.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a new contract that assures the 39-year-old will be back in 2021. Financial details were not […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th season. Team president Art Rooney II released a statement Wednesday saying he and Roethlisberger have met to figure out a way to ease the financial pressure caused by Roethlisberger’s contract. Roethlisberger, who turns 39 next month, carries a $41 […]
Which team will land J.J. Watt? What should be made of Russell Wilson’s relationship in Seattle? Did the selection committee get their top 16 right? Which smaller school has the best chance to be this year’s Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament?
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike and Maurkice Pouncey came into the world together. They’re leaving the NFL in the same way. The 31-year-old twin brothers announced their respective retirements on Friday after spending a decade among the best centers in the league. Maurkice Pouncey spent 11 years in Pittsburgh earning two All-Pro nods and nine Pro […]
The NFL expanded the Rooney Rule to give more minority candidates opportunities to become a head coach and reward teams who develop them. More interviews didn’t equal more hirings this offseason. According to an analysis of candidates known to have interviewed for seven head coach openings this month, 11 were minorities and 16 were white. […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or your emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it, dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday night. It’s the franchise’s first postseason victory in more than a […]
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Priefer has known for months that he would be Browns coach Kevin Stefanski’s replacement in the event of a positive COVID-19 test. He never imagined it happening in the playoffs. Cleveland’s special teams coordinator will handle Stefanski’s game-day duties on Sunday night in Pittsburgh when the Browns play in their first […]
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are back in the playoffs, qualifying for the first time since 2002 on Sunday by surviving a late Pittsburgh rally for a 24-22 win over the Steelers, who rested quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and several other starters. The Browns (11-5) nearly blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, but […]
Who will be crowned NFC East champs? Which AFC team poses the biggest threat to the Chiefs? What non-playoff team can we expect to see in the postseason next year?