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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery spent the first seven seasons of his career with the New York Jets but doesn't view Sunday's trip to the Meadowlands as a homecoming.

Now in his third year with the Steelers, Cotchery says he doesn't keep up much with his old team. He says he's more focused on helping Pittsburgh snap out of an early-season funk.

The Steelers are 0-4 for the first time in 45 years, though Cotchery is in the midst of a breakthrough. He already has 248 yards receiving through four games, that's more than he had in each of his first two seasons in Pittsburgh.

Cotchery credits a better rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his comfort level in the system for the uptick in his numbers.

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