• In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan talks to players before an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ryan has re-energized a franchise that has the longest playoff drought at 15 years, and helped the Bills sell a franchise-record 60,000-plus season tickets. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Morton struggles as Rockies beat Pirates 5-0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton cruised through three no-hit innings Sunday. But, as often happens to the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander, his outing unraveled in the fourth.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Aramis Ramirez, right, is greeted by Andrew McCutchen (22) after driving him and Josh Harrison, center, in with a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Shakim Phillips, rear, celebrates with Tyler Murphy after making a touchdown catch during the fourth quarter of the NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

    Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. It’s just not the one he would prefer to wear.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison (5) slides into home to score on a double by Andrew McCutchen as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (20) waits for the throw during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    McCutchen’s 4 RBIs lead Pirates to 7-2 win

    MIAMI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen had a big night to keep him on pace for a career-high in RBIs.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick stretches during practice for the NFL football team, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed Vick to a 1-year deal to replace backup Bruce Gradkowski, out with a hand injury. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never seem to go away, Michael Vick spent 13 minutes answering the same questions that never seem to go away.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, right, watches from the bench during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla.. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Steelers confident offensive line can hum without Pouncey

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Legursky wants to get something straight. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t lure the veteran offensive lineman off the couch and back into the locker room to do his best Maurkice Pouncey impersonation while the four-time Pro Bowl center recovers from a broken left ankle.

  • Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel.

  • Steelers meeting with QB Michael Vick

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback.