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Friday
Sep122014

Ravens Pummel Steelers Amidst Rice Distraction

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- If the Baltimore Ravens were distracted by the controversy surrounding former teammate Ray Rice, they didn't show it Thursday night.

Joe Flacco threw for two touchdowns and Justin Tucker made all four of his field goal attempts as the Ravens pummeled the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6.

Raven players fielded questions all week about former teammate Ray Rice, who was released by the team and then indefinitely suspended by the NFL for domestic violence. A video was released by TMZ Sports Monday showed Rice knocking out his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer during a dispute.

The Ravens showed quickly that they were ready to play Thursday when Flacco found tight end Owen Daniels for a two yard touchdown pass on their first drive of the game. The next time the Ravens received the ball, they drove it 65 yards before Justin Tucker hit a 30 yard field goal. Flacco finished the game completing 21-of-29 passes for 166 yards.

Ben Roethlisberger was sacked twice and completed 22-of-37 passes for 217 yards and an interception for Pittsburgh (1-1) in the loss.

 


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Thursday
Sep112014

Scoreboard Roundup - 9/11/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Week 2: Baltimore Ravens 26 (1-1) – Pittsburgh Steelers 6 (1-1)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 8 (75-69) – Minnesota Twins 2 (62-83) Game One

Cleveland Indians 2 (76-69) – Minnesota Twins 0 (62-84) Game Two

Cincinnati Reds 1 (70-77) – St. Louis Cardinals 0 (80-67)

Chicago White Sox 1 (66-80) – Oakland Athletics 0 (81-65)

San Francisco Giants 6 (81-65) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (59-87)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (77-69) – Philadelphia Phillies 1 (67-79)

New York Yankees 5 (75-69) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (70-77)

Washington Nationals 6 (83-62) – New York Mets 2 (71-76)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (91-55) – Texas Rangers 3 (54-92)

Boston Red Sox 6 (64-83) – Kansas City Royals 3 (80-65)

Milwaukee Brewers 4 (76-71) – Miami Marlins 2 (71-74)

 


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Wednesday
Sep102014

Suggs Takes Shot at Mike Tomlin

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is looking forward to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Suggs wore a customized black T-shirt that said "We Will Never Forget" with a picture of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones. Below the picture, the shirt read, "The North Remembers."

The T-shirt refers to last year's game when Tomlin stepped on the sideline as Jones was running back a kickoff.

"We just wanted to let their head coach know we will never forget what transpired here last year," Suggs said.

Speaking on the rivalry between the teams, Suggs said: "Hatred is a very strong word. But it seems fitting. There is a lot of respect because the two teams are so similar. We plan on displaying our thoughts of each other come Thursday."


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Saturday
Aug302014

Longtime Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Retires 

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Linebacker James Harrison will retire from the NFL.

The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year made the announcement on his Facebook page Saturday.

"I have made the difficult decision to retire as of today," Harrison posted. "My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game. I have missed too many experiences with them because I devoted SO much time to my career.

"My love for the game isn't strong enough to make up for missing one more birthday or first day of school."

Harrison joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002 as a undrafted free agent out of Akron. The five-time Pro Bowler proceeded to play the next 10 seasons in Pittsburgh, where he was part of two Super Bowl winning teams.

Harrison was released by the Steelers following the 2012 season and played last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Harrison had one of the least productive years of his career in Cincinnati. He played in 15 games, recording 30 tackles and two sacks.

The Bengals cut Harrison in March and the 36-year-old had been trying to find another team to play for before finally deciding to announce his retirement.

Harrison finishes his 11 year NFL career playing in 146 regular season games, compiling 647 tackles, 66 sacks, 29 forced fumbles and six interceptions.

 


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Friday
Aug292014

Watkins Reinjures Ribs in Bills' Preseason Finale

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins re-injured his ribs in the teams' final preseason game Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Watkins had to leave the game after being hit by Pittsburgh linebacker Ashlee Palmer during a play in the first quarter.

After the hit, Watkins walked back to the huddle but quickly changed his mind and walked off the field to be checked out by team doctors. He did not return to the game.

Watkins, who the Bills selected with the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, had previously bruised his ribs on Aug. 16.

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound Watkins had 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns during his final season at Clemson.


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Tuesday
Aug262014

Steelers RB's Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Await Punishment

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is not worried about being without both his running backs come the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

"Everything's on the table," Tomlin said regarding punishment coming to running backs, LeGarrett Blount and Le'Veon Bell.

The two were charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence during their trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles last week and both could be suspended at the start of the regular season.

Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore defended his teammates.

"We don't spend a lot of time talking about what happens off the field. Obviously what's going to those guys is going to happen to those guys, and nothing we can do or say here is going to change that," he said. "We're not going to disown them or treat them differently. Obviously it's a situation that we would like to have not have happened, something that maybe could have been avoided. They made a decision, [but] once we walk through these doors, it's all work."


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Thursday
Aug212014

Steelers RB's Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Face Pot Charges

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(NEW YORK) -- Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession on Wednesday.

The Steelers were on their way to Philadelphia for their third preseason game against the Eagles Thursday and were found with marijuana at a traffic stop.

Ross Township traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after smelling a strong odor of marijuana.

"We are aware of the reports and still gathering information," Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said. "We will have no further comment at this time."

The NFL is also expected to review the incident.

Both runningbacks are still expected to play against the Eagles.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

Steelers Ink Gilbert to New 6-Year Deal

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers inked right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a new six-year contract Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Gilbert was in the final year of his contract, and ESPN's Scott Brown reports the deal is worth up to $30.8 million and includes a $7.65 million signing bonus.

“It means I am locked in hopefully as a Steeler for the rest of my career,” Gilbert said on the team website. “It’s a blessing to work for a great organization, the Rooney family, Kevin Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin. Just to be around in Pittsburgh, where they show you so much love, I couldn’t be happier and in a better place.”

Gilbert was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers. During his three seasons in Pittsburgh, Gilbert has started 34 games, including all 16 last season.


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Sunday
Aug172014

Sammy Watkins Hurts Ribs

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Sammy Watkins left Saturday night's preseason game against the Steelers with a rib contusion in the first quarter and did not return.

Watkins was trying to pull in a pass by EJ Manuel on a quick slant that was low and incomplete.  Steelers defender Cortez Allen fell to the ground while trying to make the play and linebacker Ryan Shazier jumped to avoid Allen and collided with Watkins' rib cage.

"I think Sammy will be fine," Manuel said. "Hopefully he'll come back and bounce back from whatever little injury he had."

Watkins walked to the locker room on his own power, but the Bills have still not released any further update after he received X-rays.


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Monday
Jul282014

Ray Rice Chooses Not to Appeal Two-Game Suspension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Ravens running back Ray Rice has chosen not to appeal his two-game suspension for violating the NFL's conduct policy.

Rice was not expected to appeal the ban, which means he will miss the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He had a three-day window to take action, but that time has now elapsed.  Rice has yet to publicly comment on the suspension.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also fined Rice three game checks, which is worth a total of $529,000.

The three-time Pro Bowler is still allowed to participate in training camp and play in all four of the Ravens' preseason games.

Rice was accused of striking his now-wife, Janay, unconscious during an altercation in an Atlantic City casino last February. 


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