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    Caraun Reid has a short stint on the Arizona roster

    Getty Images He arrived three days ago, and he’s already gone. Veteran defensive tackle Caraun Reid was waived on Saturday by the Cardinals, only three days after joining the team. A fifth-round pick of the Lions in 2014, Reid has spent time with the Lions, Chargers, Lions again, Washington...
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    JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner are out for Sunday

    Getty Images Steelers running back James Conner already said he wouldn’t play this week, and it was obvious receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster wouldn’t return this week either. The Steelers made it official Friday, ruling out Conner and Smith-Schuster for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Conner...
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    Week 14 injury report roundup

    Getty Images Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears 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...
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    James Conner says he won’t play this weekend

    Getty Images Running back James Conner won’t be back in the lineup for the Steelers this week. Conner has been practicing on a limited basis since last week, but his shoulder injury hasn’t healed to the point where he’s ready for the next step. Conner told reporters after practice on Thursday...
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    Devlin Hodges glad to be part of Duckmania

    The combination of a rabid fan base, a likable rookie with a catchy nickname, and some positive results have turned Devlin Hodges into a thing. Actually, it’s probably easier just to refer to him as Duck now, since that’s taken his city by storm. The Steelers new starting quarterback is taking...
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    T.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the month

    Getty Images The Steelers have gotten a lot of help from their defense as they’ve climbed back into the playoff race after a rough start to the season and one member of that unit got recognized as the AFC’s defensive player of the month on Thursday. Linebacker T.J. Watt snagged the award. Watt...
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    Maurkice Pouncey returns to the Steelers roster

    Getty Images Maurkice Pouncey has been freed. The Steelers center and offensive captain, suspended two game for his role in the Week 11 fracas between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, is back on the roster. Team spokesman Burt Lauten announced the move on Wednesday morning. Pouncey is scheduled to...
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    Maurkice Pouncey has “no regrets” about fight with Browns

    Getty Images Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey accepted his punishment, and served his time. But he’s not remorseful about his role in the brawl with the Browns, which saw him go after defensive end Myles Garrett after Garrett clocked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet...
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    James Conner limited in Wednesday’s practice

    Getty Images Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was right when he said on Tuesday that he thought running back James Conner had a better chance of practicing on Wednesday than wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Conner was on the field for the team’s first on-field work ahead of Sunday’s game...
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    Kyler Murray exits injury report

    Getty Images Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams with a hamstring injury. Three days later, he appears nowhere on Arizona’s injury report. This means that the hamstring is fine, and that he’s getting no treatment on it. Which is good news for...
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    Steelers aren’t going to overload Duck Hodges

    Getty Images Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has operated a certain way with his quarterbacks over the years — and it’s easy to get into a pattern since it’s mostly been one guy. So he’s not going to do things differently now just because he’s on his third of the year. Via Brooke Pryor of...
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    Troy Polamalu “indifferent” to individual honors like Hall of Fame in a team sport

    Getty Images Steelers safety Troy Polamalu always has brought a unique perspective. Far more often than not, his unique perspective is the accurate perspective. Appearing on The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday, Polamalu was asked about his selection as a semifinalist for the Hall of Fame in his first...
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    Broncos claim Patrick Morris off waivers from Steelers

    Getty Images The Broncos claimed center Patrick Morris off waivers from the Steelers on Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of defensive end Derek Wolfe, whom the team placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury. With Maurkice Pouncey suspended for two games, the Steelers called up Morris...
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    AFC playoff picture: Meet the new boss

    Getty Images The six teams in playoff position in the AFC didn’t change in Week 13, but there’s a new team at the top. The Patriots lost to the Texans on Sunday night, which pushes the Ravens into the No. 1 position with four games left to play in the regular season. Baltimore beat New England...
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    Freddie Kitchens isn’t concerned about his job status

    Getty Images The Browns have lost seven of 12 games, and they face long odds to earn the postseason berth that many preseason prognostications had presumed. If they don’t make it, ownership and/or G.M. John Dorsey could decide to pull the plug on the Freddie Kitchens experiment after only one...
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