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Watt brothers to become second trio to appear in same game

The Edmunds brothers — Tremaine, Terrell and Trey — last season became the first trio of brothers to play in the same game since 1927. The Watt brothers — J.J., Derek and T.J. — will meet on the same field Sunday when the Steelers and Texans face off. “We’re very fortunate when it comes to [more]

Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster don’t practice Wednesday

The Steelers were missing their top two receivers at Wednesday’s practice. Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster were both on the sideline as the team began their on-field work ahead of Sunday’s game against the Texans. Johnson is listed with a toe injury and Smith-Schuster has a knee issue, but head coach Mike Tomlin suggested neither [more]

T.J. Watt named AFC defensive player of the week

There will be three Watts on the field this week, but only one of them will have a weekly award to brag about. Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his punishment of Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Watt had 2.5 sacks after starter Drew Lock left the [more]

Mike Tomlin trying to be a “good example” by wearing a mask

You have to search to find a picture of Mike Tomlin without a face covering in 2020. In almost every photo, the Steelers coach is seen properly wearing a mask over his nose and mouth. That’s why Tomlin’s name wasn’t among the five coaches issued big fines for not wearing masks during this weekend’s games. [more]

Tyson Alualu: Teams game plan around the other guys, making my job easy

One of the pleasant surprises of this young NFL season has been Steelers defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, a 33-year-old who’s in his 11th season and playing perhaps his best football ever. Alualu had five tackles, a sack, two pressures and a knocked down pass in Sunday’s win over the Broncos, but he said he thinks [more]

David DeCastro to return to work for Steelers

The Steelers could be getting another significant part of their offense back on the field this week. Via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said right guard David DeCastro would participate in practice this week. He’s missed the first two games, and hasn’t practiced since the middle of training camp because of a [more]

NFL has 11 teams at 2-0, tying a record high

In a 32-team league, the maximum possible number of 2-0 teams is 16. The most 2-0 teams ever emerging from the first two weeks of an NFL is 11. It’s happened three times before. It happened again this year. The Cardinals, Bills, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams, Seahawks, Steelers, and Titans are each 2-0. [more]

Shelby Harris: Same losing ways for Broncos, we have to change culture

The Broncos didn’t throw in the towel on Sunday when quarterback Drew Lock left the game with a right shoulder injury and came back from being down by 14 points to cut Pittsburgh’s lead to five points in the fourth quarter. It wouldn’t get any closer. The Broncos forced a punt and drove inside the [more]

Maurkice Pouncey put police officer’s name on helmet as Steelers break with team’s plan

The Steelers announced before the season that every player would put the name of Antwon Rose Jr., a 17-year-old black boy who was shot and killed by a police officer, on their helmets this year. The team did that without consulting the players, and now many players are choosing not to participate. Steelers center Maurkice [more]

Report: Drew Lock to miss 2-6 weeks with sprained AC joint in shoulder

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was wearing a sling on his throwing arm as he did postgame interviews after Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Steelers. “We’re going to take it day by day,” Lock said. “I’m optimistic about it. We’ll have it checked out tomorrow morning and we’ll know more by then.” Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree [more]

Steelers move to 2-0 with win over Broncos

Big games from Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner and T.J. Watt led the Steelers to a 26-21 win over the Broncos. Roethlisberger completed 29 of 41 passes for 311 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, Conner added 106 rushing yards and Watt had 2.5 sacks as the Steelers took an early lead against the Broncos [more]

Drew Lock out with shoulder injury, Jeff Driskel in

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder in the first quarter today at Pittsburgh. Lock was listed as questionable after suffering the right shoulder injury. Jeff Driskel came in to replace Lock, and his first possession ended with a punt. Driskel is a 2016 sixth-round pick of the 49ers who has [more]

Week Two early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jaguars at Titans Jaguars: TE Tyler Davis, QB Jake Luton, WR Dede Westbrook, CB Josiah Scott, [more]

Even without fans, T.J. Watt knows there’s no place like home

Fans constitute a significant aspect of home-field advantage, even if that concept isn’t universally recognized. Beyond the presence of thousands of screaming supporters, playing at home has other advantages. “I think in our mock games we did at Heinz Field it had a home game feel to it, being able to drive in, being in [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

Week Two of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Browns and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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