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Steelers sign Darius Hagans, Jarrid Williams

The Steelers announced a handful of roster moves on Monday.The team signed running back Darius Hagans and offensive lineman Jarrid Williams to their 90-man roster. Wide receiver Cody Chrest was waived in a corresponding move.Hagans went undrafted earlier this year and signed with the Colts, but was waived last Wednesday. He ran 189 times for [more]

Damar Hamlin launches CPR Tour in Buffalo

Bills safety Damar Hamlin‘s life was saved on January 2. His experience will save lives.Hamlin is making sure of it.Via Alaina Gatzenberg of, Hamlin launched his CPR Tour in Buffalo on Saturday. It is the first program for his Chasing M’s Foundation.Hamlin distributed 50 AEDs to local youth football teams at the Bills’ Hands-Only CPR [more]

Broderick Jones is getting first-team reps at left tackle

Steelers first-round rookie Broderick Jones will indeed be the starting left tackle in Pittsburgh. The foundation is already being put in place — and the man who played the position last year has already been moved elsewhere.Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, two-year starter Dan Moore has been moved from the left side to [more]

John Lynch repeats Brock Purdy is “leader in the clubhouse”

Brock Purdy has started throwing again as he works his way back from elbow surgery. Neither he nor the 49ers have put a timeline on the quarterback’s return, but the season opener is the goal with at least part of training camp a possibility.Whenever Purdy returns, he is expected to return to the starting lineup.49ers [more]

George Pickens aims for Pro Bowl after getting “snubbed” last year

George Pickens got his career off to a solid start.The Steelers receiver caught 52 passes for 801 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games last season. He finished 81 yards behind Diontae Johnson for most receiving yards on his team, and his receptions ranked third.Pickens wants more in 2023.“Year two goals are Pro Bowl, and [more]

Steelers will have 18 starters back in 2023 (but some of them won’t be starting)

The Steelers finished strong in 2022. Most of the players responsible for the finish will be back for 2023.As noted by Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 18 starters are returning for the coming season. As Batko also notes, not all of them will keep their jobs.Left tackle Dan Moore Jr. could end up behind [more]

Le’Veon Bell says he smoked marijuana before games

Former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell says he smoked marijuana before playing in games.Bell said on the “Steel Here” podcast that he had some of his best games while under the influence of marijuana.“Looking back on this, that’s what I did,” Bell said, via ESPN. “When I was playing football, I smoked, bro. Even before [more]

Le’Veon Bell regrets the way his time in Pittsburgh ended: It was a little petty

Le’Veon Bell ran for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns and had 3,289 yards and nine touchdowns receiving in five seasons with the Steelers. But after a year-long holdout, the running back was never the same again.He had 1,218 yards and seven touchdowns rushing and 629 yards and two touchdowns receiving with four teams from 2019-21.Bell [more]

Antonio Brown didn’t play for the Albany Empire, after all

Folks who bought tickets to Saturday night’s Albany Empire game expected to see owner/receiver Antonio Brown. They didn’t.Via WNYT-TV, Brown did not play. The official reason is that the paperwork on his physical didn’t come through in time.That seems a little convenient, and maybe even a little untrue. How hard is it to pass a [more]

Mason Rudolph happy to be back with Steelers: Never say never in this league

Mason Rudolph expected to be somewhere else this season. He took the nameplate above his locker home with him as a souvenir after the 2022 season ended.The quarterback, though, is back in the same building, in the same role, wearing the same jersey number.The only thing that has changed is the location of his locker, [more]

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