Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Ahkello Witherspoon carted off with foot injury

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was carted off during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. The 49ers announced Witherspoon has a foot injury and is questionable to return. Jason Verrett, active for the first time since arriving in San Francisco, replaced Witherspoon.

49ers dominate first half but have four turnovers, trail 6-3

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

The 49ers have dominated Pittsburgh everywhere except on the scoreboard. San Francisco has 206 yards to 76 for the Steelers, but the 49ers trail 6-3 at halftime. San Francisco had three possessions inside the Pittsburgh 25 and got three points out of it.

Instant impact: Freed from Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick makes big plays for Steelers

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers' trade for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick seemed a little curious, but it paid off in Fitzpatick's first game on his new team. Fitzpatrick, who wanted off the Miami Dolphins' sinking ship, was traded to the Steelers. In his first half of his Steelers debut, Fitzpatrick had an interception and forced a fumble on a San Francisco 49ers run deep in Pittsburgh territory.

49ers inactives: Dee Ford, Jason Verrett active in Week 3 vs. Steelers

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

The 49ers have 3-0 in their sight. Kyle Shanahan's club opened the season with road wins over the Bucs and Bengals, and now will return home to face the 0-2 Steelers in Week 3 at Levi's Stadium. For the first time this season, cornerback Jason Verrett is active for the 49ers.

Check out first look at Terrell Owens’ 49ers Hall of Fame statue

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Sunday will be a special day for Terrell Owens. The Hall of Fame wide receiver spent eight seasons with the 49ers after they drafted him in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Owens blossomed into a star in San Francisco and will be immortalized as such Sunday when he is inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame at halftime of the Niners' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Levi's Stadium.

Antonio Brown To NFL: Take This Job And Shove It, I Ain’t Working Here No More

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Antonio Brown is burning his National Football League bridges. The Pro Bowl receiver sent out a series of tweets today saying he won't play anymore in the NFL, targeting New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The source of Brown's ire appears to be the bonus money he won't collect from the Oakland Raiders and Patriots.

NFL rumors: Steelers make receiver Donte Moncrief inactive vs. 49ers

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

The Steelers need to change up their plan of attack with Mason Rudolph taking over at quarterback for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. After dropping their first two games, the Steelers head to Santa Clara to face the 2-0 49ers in what feels like a do-or-die situation for Mike Tomlin's club. With Rudolph now taking the snaps, the Steelers are embracing the youth movement, as veteran receiver Donte Moncrief will be inactive for Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.

Panthers’ Newton inactive against Cardinals

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

As expected, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is inactive against Arizona because of a mid-foot sprain he aggravated on Sept. Kyle Allen will start for the second time in his career in Newton's place. AP Photo PXE125, PXE129 Eds: Updates with late afternoon games.

Report: Roethlisberger won’t need Tommy John surgery

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Ben Roethlisberger's right elbow injury doesn't require Tommy John surgery, and the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback should be ready for the 2020 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday. The injury forced Roethlisberger to leave the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks, and he will have season-ending surgery this week. "He fully intends to come back from his injury, and everything we've heard, we're comfortable that's a strong possibility," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said this week.

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

On the morning his most recent team was preparing to play without him, the fleet-footed but fleeting New England receiver said in a tweet: "Will not be playing in the NFL anymore" and took shots at Patriots owner Robert Kraft and longtime Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Kraft was arrested in connection with a prostitution and sexual trafficking sting in a Florida massage parlor and has not been punished; "Different strokes different folks clearly," Brown wrote. Roethlisberger was suspended for four games in 2010 after he was accused of sexual assault for a second time.