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What does Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta’s look at first on the schedule? “December”

Different people look at different places first when the league releases the schedule. Where does Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta go when he sees his team’s schedule? “December,” he recently told PFT PM, without hesitation, when asked that question. “I look at December games because I know those are going to be critically important and those [more]

Did “Browns is the Browns” motivate Cleveland? “Probably a lot,” JuJu Smith-Schuster says

In the days before a wild-card playoff game against Cleveland, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was asked whether the 2020 Browns are a different team that what they’ve been in the past. Then came the unintended catch phrase. “The Browns is the Browns.” In a recent appearance on PFT PM, Smith-Schuster was asked how much that [more]

Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert: “None of us know” whether this is Ben Roethlisberger’s last year

The coming football season could be the final one for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Or maybe it won’t be. “I think Ben’s mindset is he’s focused on 2021 as we all are,” Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert recently told PFT PM. “I think we all go into it. We focus on now. We see where things [more]

Steelers cut Trevor Williams, John Battle

The Steelers cut defensive backs Trevor Williams and John Battle on Friday, according to the NFL’s transactions wire. Both players signed a futures contract in January. Williams, 27, appeared in two games with the Eagles last season, making three tackles and a pass breakup. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2016, [more]

Steelers sign Arthur Maulet

The Steelers made an addition to their secondary on Friday. The agents for defensive back Arthur Maulet announced that their client signed with the Steelers. No terms were announced. Maulet spent the last two seasons with the Jets and started 11 of the 23 games he played for the AFC East team. He had 67 [more]

Dolphins sign Jibri Blount, son of Mel Blount

Jibri Blount didn’t play a down of college football. But the former basketball player for North Carolina Central will try his hand at becoming an NFL tight end. Blount has signed a deal with the Dolphins. He announced the signing on social media: “Plot twist. I’m in the NFL. Thank you Miami Dolphins for the [more]

Steelers believe they got a three-down back in Najee Harris

The Steelers needed a running back. In round one, they targeted one. And when he was available with the 24th overall pick, they pounced on Alabama running back Najee Harris. “Najee is a well-rounded running back that played in a pro system,” Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert said in a recent appearance on PFT PM. “He [more]

Alejando Villanueva: Ravens offense not as fun for WRs, they’re making TikToks

Tackle Alejandro Villanueva is making the move from the Steelers to the Ravens and that means a significant change in offensive philosophies. Villanueva said on Wednesday that learning his new playbook is a bigger challenge than switching from left to right tackle, but it is one he is embracing. That embrace is because of how [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster found free agency more nerve wracking than the draft

In 2017, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had to wait through more than 60 picks before he was drafted. He recently said that the wait to get drafted wasn’t as stressful as his first foray into free agency. “I would probably say free agency was more nerve wracking than draft day,” Smith-Schuster told PFT PM. “Everything [more]

Justin Layne pleads guilty to three misdemeanors to resolve April arrest

Steelers cornerback Justin Layne faced a felony charge after last month’s arrest in Ohio, but the case has been resolved after he pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Layne was facing a fourth-degree felony gun charge after his arrest following a traffic stop, but the Willoughby News-Herald reports that he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor possession [more]

Ravens’ Alejandro Villanueva will be motivated to play the Steelers

New Ravens offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva is looking forward to facing his old team. Villanueva, who spent the last seven years with the Steelers, told Baltimore reporters today that he considers the Steelers “a class-act organization,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not eager to show them they made the wrong decision by letting him leave [more]

Alejandro Villanueva: New playbook bigger transition than position switch

Alejandro Villanueva will be switching positions after signing with the Ravens this week, but moving from left tackle to right tackle isn’t his biggest concern. Villanueva spoke to reporters on Wednesday about moving from the Steelers to their divisional rivals in Baltimore and said the difference between the teams’ offensive styles is going to be [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster’s biggest draft-night recollection was phone call not from a team

Four years ago, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster waited through all of Thursday night and into Friday night to get drafted. What stands out the most for him wasn’t the phone call he got from the Steelers at No. 62 but an unrelated call that came before it. “I got a phone call and it was my [more]

Terry Bradshaw has more things to say about Aaron Rodgers

Terry Bradshaw was trending on Twitter today. Fortunately, it wasn’t because he’d finally done what he’d supposedly done in 2007. Bradshaw continued his assault against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s show. Among other things, Bradshaw said Rodgers “has probably the worst footwork I’ve ever seen for a starting quarterback.” Frankly, [more]

Ravens signed Alejando Villanueva just in time

The Ravens have mastered the art of signing free agents after the window closes on the acquisition counting toward the compensatory draft pick formula. But waiting to sign free agents entails a risk of having some other team making a move. As it relates to former Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva, the Ravens narrowly avoided the [more]

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