LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell said Friday the left knee injury he re-aggravated during practice a day earlier isn't believed to be serious.
The preseason is in full swing and the NFL has informed several players of fines for infractions that took place in the first week of preseason action. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports, five players were fined $15,750 apiece for illegal hits during the first week of the preseason. That group of players includes Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who was flagged for a late hit on New York Giants quarterback David Carr in the second quarter of last Saturday's game at Heinz Field. Also on the list is San Diego Chargers guard Johnnie Troutman, who was flagged for an illegal peel-back block in the second quarter of a 31-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
COMMENTARY | The New York Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-13 in their preseason opener Aug. 10, but they didn't score many style points in the process. Aside from a 57-yard touchdown from Victor Cruz, the G-Men -- as you would expect in the first game of the preseason -- looked rusty.
Plaxico Burress won't experience a triumphant return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, landing on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday after undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have put wide receiver Plaxico Burress on the injured reserve list, likely ending his season.
COMMENTARY | It's hard to read much into a preseason game, especially the first preseason game of the year. But for guys who are fighting for jobs, every opportunity is a gift.
COMMENTARY | The first preseason game of the year for the New York Giants resulted in an 18-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, August 10. More impressive than the win, however, was the play of some of Big Blue's backup players. With the starters taking most of the night off, they were the stars of the game.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't about to blame his team's lethargic 18-13 loss to the New York Giants in the preseason opener on the calendar.
PITTSBURGH - Neither the New York Giants nor the Pittsburgh Steelers know who will be their starting running back when the regular season begins.
Aug 10 (The Sports Exchange) - Neither the New York Giants nor the Pittsburgh Steelers know who will be their starting running back when the regular season begins and neither found any clarity on Saturday as the Giants beat the Steelers 18-13 in a sluggish pre-season clash. Andre Brown had 23 yards on four carries and David Wilson added 16 yards on five attempts for New York. They were listed as co-starters on the depth chart as the Giants look to replace Ahmad Bradshaw, who was released in the offseason. ...

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