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Alejandro Villanueva supports special forces for ‘My Cause My Cleats’

[ad_1] Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva is supporting a personal military cause with his game day cleats this week.As part of the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" initiative, Villanueva -- an Army Ranger before joining the NFL -- will represent the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in Sunday's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.The foundation supports the families of special operations soldiers severely wounded or killed in combat. It specializes in
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Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey has ‘no regrets’ about role in fight vs. Browns

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- A jovial Maurkice Pouncey didn't have any regrets about his role in the fight between Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett three weeks ago in Cleveland.Pouncey, who served a two-game suspension, was gregarious and light-hearted while speaking publicly Wednesday for the first time since the brawl."The NFL had to make a statement, and rightfully so," Pouncey said of the fines. "At the end
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Duck Hodges will continue as Steelers QB, Mike Tomlin says

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH - Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made officially what seemed clear after Sunday's win against the Browns: Devlin "Duck" Hodges will continue to be the starting quarterback for this week's matchup in Arizona."Going on the road is something we respect, especially when you're working with a young QB," Tomlin said. "Duck will continue to be our quarterback again this week. He's performed well in hostile environments, but he just
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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings — 1-32 poll, plus who’s under fire in the final month

[ad_1] 6:40 AM ETNFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings looked at players, coaches and executives on the hot seat in the preseason. Now that we're in the home stretch of the regular season, we figured we'd revisit this subject and see who was under fire going into the final month.From players with rocky futures, coaches who might have to update their résumés or executives whose rosters are under scrutiny, our
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Steelers blast Freddie Kitchens for controversial shirt

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens downplayed his "Pittsburgh Started It" T-shirt in the aftermath of his team's 20-13 loss, but Steelers players blasted the coach for putting his team in a bad position."I know that our coach never would have done anything like that," left guard Ramon Foster said. "Why throw gas? When you do something like that, you throw your players in harm's way. He's not
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Steelers’ James Washington fights through pass interference for TD catch

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Just as the sun came out at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges rifled a deep pass to receiver James Washington in the end zone on Sunday.Despite defensive pass interference from Cleveland Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie, Washington came down with it for a 30-yard touchdown, the Steelers' first of the afternoon to tie the game 10-10 with a minute left in the first half.Unbelievable touchdown grab‼️@DevlinHodges10
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Several Steelers wear ‘Free Pouncey’ sweatshirts before Browns game

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Several Pittsburgh Steelers made strong statements as they arrived at Heinz Field for the rematch with the Browns.A group of players, including captain Cam Heyward, showed up wearing black "Free Pouncey" sweatshirts. Some wore the hoods of the sweatshirts up and masks covering their faces, concealing their identity. One player, wearing a black mask, arrived wearing a Pouncey jersey.No surprise, Cam Heyward among those wearing the Free
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Browns coach Freddie Kitchens seen wearing ‘Pittsburgh started it’ shirt

[ad_1] A post on social media Friday night shows Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wearing a "Pittsburgh started it" T-shirt -- a reference to the Browns-Steelers brawl that led to an indefinite suspension for Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett and more than $730,000 in fines.A Browns spokesman told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Kitchens' daughters gave him the shirt "as a joke" and that he wore it to see the film