This is the April 27, 2013 news archive. View today's Pittsburgh Sports rumors and news.

Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors

Steelers sign 15 rookies after NFL Draft

Steelers sign 15 rookies after NFL Draft

post-gazette.com profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
They include players from Penn State, Notre Dame, WVU and more.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current options

    Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current options

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    On Friday, free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw received full clearance to resume football activities. On Friday and Saturday, all teams that had interest in Bradshaw filled their needs via draft picks. The interested teams were the Steelers, Packers,…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bucs rally to hand Burnett victory vs. Cards

    Bucs rally to hand Burnett victory vs. Cards

    MLB.com Apr 27, 2013
    Instead of giving in to a series of depressing developments, the last of which was being in a 2-0 hole to Jake Westbrook after six innings, the Pirates unleashed their usual late-game lightning to back A.J. Burnett for a 5-3 victory Saturday.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Pirates' Sanchez suspended six games for HBP

    Pirates' Sanchez suspended six games for HBP

    ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended by Major League Baseball for six games and fined for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers select LB Vince Williams in 6th

    Steelers select LB Vince Williams in 6th

    steelerstoday.com Apr 27, 2013
    With the compensatory pick that the Steelers received in the 6th round, they selected Florida State linebacker Vince Williams. Williams is a Steelers type linebacker. He can be described with one word; physical. Some may say that Williams is under-sized…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers select CB Terry Hawthorne in 5th round

    Steelers select CB Terry Hawthorne in 5th round

    steelerstoday.com Apr 27, 2013
    With their 5th round pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers took Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne. Hawthorne is a big cornerback, at 6’0”³, 194 lbs. More importantly, he’s an excellent athlete. He’s very fast, and he is definitely a ballhawk. This should
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Browns gathering extra 2014 picks

    Browns gathering extra 2014 picks

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Browns traded out of Rounds Four and Five on Saturday, each time picking up a selection in an earlier round in the 2014 NFL Draft. First, the Browns dealt pick No. 111 to Pittsburgh for the Steelers’ third-round pick in 2014. The Steelers used selec
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers Select Landry Jones From Oklahoma

    Steelers Select Landry Jones From Oklahoma

    steelersgab.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their second pick in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. That player will be quarterback Landry Jones from Oklahoma. First of all, I must say that I never imagined the Steelers to take a quarterback this early in the d…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers select QB Landry Jones in 4th round

    Steelers select QB Landry Jones in 4th round

    With their second pick in the 4th round, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones. Jones is a very accomplished quarterback. He was a four year starter at Oklahoma, where he played against very high level competition. In 2010, …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers surprisingly bold in Round Four

    Steelers surprisingly bold in Round Four

    Clearly, the Steelers liked the talent still available to them in Round Four. Trading up early in the round - with AFC North rival Cleveland no less - the Steelers acquired the No. 111 overall pick to take Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas. Here’s wha
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Landry Jones drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks after…

    Landry Jones drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks after his wife was drafted in the WNBA

    yahoo.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth round of the NFL draft. It turns out he wasn't the only person drafted in the family this month. Jones' wife Whitney Hand was drafted by the WNBA's San Anto…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers may try to trade Jonathan Dwyer

    Steelers may try to trade Jonathan Dwyer

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Steelers added two running backs in a span of three hours on Friday, agreeing to a contract with LaRod Stephens-Howling and then drafting Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. Now they may have decided that they have more running backs than they can fit
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Steelers Take RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Markus Wheaton In Round Two O…

    Steelers Take RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Markus Wheaton In Round Two Of Draft

    steelersgab.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Steelers loaded up their backfield on Friday in day two of the NFL draft, first coming to terms with free agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling from Arizona, and then snagging Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell with their second round pick. “Without getting
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 2013 NFL Draft in the books for Steelers

    2013 NFL Draft in the books for Steelers

    post-gazette.com Apr 27, 2013
    Safety Shamarko Thomas, quarterback Landry Jones and cornerback Terry Hawthorne are among newly minted members of the black and gold.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Lynn sharp as Cardinals cruise past Pirates

    Lynn sharp as Cardinals cruise past Pirates

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his winning streak to nine games and Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • James Harrison's loss shaped draft

    James Harrison's loss shaped draft

    post-gazette.com Apr 27, 2013
    Ron Cook: Not signing James Harrison helped to put Steelers in big hole before the draft; now they are digging out.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Meet 2013's draft pick Jarvis Jones: Steelers hope he chews up …

    Meet 2013's draft pick Jarvis Jones: Steelers hope he chews up opposition

    post-gazette.com Apr 27, 2013
    Before the NFL draft, Subway created a sandwich of his likeness made of smokehouse BBQ chicken with raisins for his dreadlocks.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - 'Top 100': Troy Polamalu divides the panel 05:18

    'Top 100': Troy Polamalu divides the panel

    Apr 27
    After an injury-plagued season, does Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu belong amongst the Top 100 players of 2013? Our panel debates Troy's ranking at No. 91.
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Troy Polamalu 02:25

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Troy Polamalu

    Apr 27
    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is voted the 91st best player in the NFL according to his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Heath Miller 02:50

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Heath Miller

    Apr 27
    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller ranks as the 97th best player in the NFL as voted on by his peers.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on 2013 NFL Draft picks 03:33

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on 2013 NFL Draft picks

    Apr 27
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin joins NFL Network to discuss his team's 2013 NFL Draft picks.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Barkley pick proof that Kelly's no one-trick pony; more Snaps

    Apr 27
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the eventful final day of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall finally brought a flurry of quarterback news...
  • 2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losers

    Apr 27
    The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Sullen Smith has to get over snub now that he's a Jet; more Sna…

    Apr 27
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the night of Geno, Te'o and even a Gio unfolded in Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall ...