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Steelers hire son of early Mike Tomlin mentor

Football is family, they like to say. And the Steelers just brought in a member of a family close to them. Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers hired Blaine Stewart as a coaching assistant. He’s the son of the late West Virginia coach Bill Stewart, who died in 2012 of a heart [more]

Kirk Cousins gushes about his college teammate Le’Veon Bell

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins and Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell were teammates at Michigan State, and they would have been teammates in the NFL if Cousins got his way. Cousins told The Postgame that before the 2013 draft, Cousins (who had been drafted in Washington the year before) urged his team to add Bell. “Le’Veon [more]

Ryan Shazier confirms he is not walking on his own

Two conflicting reports were published on Sunday about the status of Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a serious spinal injury in December, and Shazier has weighed in to explain that he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. The first report, from Adam Schefter of ESPN, said that Shazier “is engaging in [more]

Report: Ben Wilkerson, Deshea Townsend join Giants’ staff

The Giants have added two more assistants to their coaching staff. Deshea Townsend will become the assistant defensive backs coach, and Ben Wilkerson will assist on the offensive line, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Townsend, 42, coached the Titans’ defensive backs the past two seasons. He spent 13 years playing in the secondary [more]

Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Report: Shazier isn’t walking on his own, yet

In response to an ESPN report that Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is engaged in a “regular walking routine,” Shazier has sent word through an intermediary to Michele Tafoya of NBC clarifying the situation. Per Tafoya, Shazier is not yet walking on his own. “Shazier needs support from a walker or other people to support him [more]

Le’Veon Bell: Certain guys weren’t ready to play against Jaguars

The Steelers have been done playing football for a few weeks now, but they aren’t done revisiting reasons for their ouster in a divisional round loss to the Jaguars. Running back Le'Veon Bell was a guest on CBS Sports Radio this week and shared some of his thoughts about why the team wound up on [more]

Next year’s Hall class could be big on blockers

This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class has the sizzle. Next year’s may feature more steak. With high-profile wide receivers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss elected yesterday, along with first-year eligible linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, it sets the stage for an interesting group of candidates next year. Or at least a larger [more]

Ryan Shazier reportedly making “incredible progress”

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier‘s recovery from a spinal injury two months ago is going well. Shazier posted a picture of himself standing next to Ben Roethlisberger last week, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Shazier has movement in his legs and is walking. “He’s making incredible progress,” a source told Schefter. It’s unclear whether [more]

Steelers sign Jordan Berry to one-year extension

Steelers punter Jordan Berry was unlikely to leave Pittsburgh this offseason and the team made sure he won’t be going anywhere on Thursday. The Steelers announced that they have signed Berry to a one-year extension. Berry was set to become a restricted free agent in March. “It’s pretty exciting to get it all finished, get [more]

Le’Veon Bell: $60 million isn’t enough to run with the Jets

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell played out the 2017 season on a franchise tag, which means that he can become a free agent in March is the Steelers don’t sign him or use the tag a second time. If Bell does become a free agent, there will likely be more than a few suitors for [more]

Ryan Shazier discharged from inpatient rehab

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is heading home. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced on Thursday that Shazier has been discharged from their Rehabilitation Institute. Shazier had spinal stabilization surgery in December after being injured while making a tackle in a game against the Bengals. Shazier will continue to do outpatient therapy at UPMC. He [more]

Steelers sign Matt Feiler to one-year extension

The Steelers signed offensive lineman Matt Feiler to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Feiler was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent. “It’s good to get it done,” Feiler said, via a team press release. “Any time you can get it taken care of, it’s a good thing.” Feiler played in [more]

James Harrison on falling asleep in meetings: Who hasn’t?

Some of James Harrison‘s former teammates didn’t hold back once the pass-rusher signed with New England. Soon after Pittsburgh cut Harrison, a report surfaced that he slept during team meetings and sometimes skipped practices. So what’s the big deal? “Who hasn’t fell asleep in a meeting?” Harrison said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [more]

James Harrison plans to play another year or two

Patriots linebacker James Harrison will turn 40 in May, but he has no plans to make Super Bowl LII his last NFL game. Harrison said he thinks he can play the 2018 season, and perhaps the 2019 season as well. “I maybe want to play a year at 40, maybe 41,” Harrison told Mike Reiss [more]

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