Steelers bring a new identity into crucial game against the Chiefs

Think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and images of Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain defenses of the 1970s or James Harrison and the bone-crushing Super Bowl champions of the 2000s come to mind. Now the Steelers, who host the Chiefs on Sunday (noon on CBS), win games in shootouts, not by shutouts.


Chiefs long snapper Thomas Gafford embraces competition

Kicker Cairo Santos missed two of his three field goal attempts in the Chiefs’ 31-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and for that, long snapper Thomas Gafford is accepting at least some of the blame. The Chiefs signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, 24, to the practice squad.


Chiefs sign long snapper, wide receiver to practice squad

The Chiefs signed long snapper Charley Hughlett and wide receiver Corbin Louks to their practice squad on Wednesday. The moves come less than two days after coach Andy Reid cited difficulties with the snap and hold operation between long snapper Thomas Gafford and holder Dustin Colquitt that led to two missed field goals.


Chiefs nominate Tamba Hali for NFL Man of the Year award

Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in pro football, The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

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