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Mike Mayock thought Raiders would “get the best out of Antonio Brown”

The Raiders traded for Antonio Brown to great fanfare March 10. They released him Sept. 7 without him ever playing a down for them. But it wasn’t a quiet six months to be sure. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock takes the blame for the AB saga, which turned into a soap opera. “I put that [more]

If they play abroad, Steelers would prefer Mexico

The Steelers are happy to play an international game. But they have a clear preference on where that game would be. Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team is willing to play in Mexcio City in 2020. “We continue to raise our hand and say that we’re [more]

Steelers will “do our best to figure out how” to keep Bud Dupree

Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree picked a good time to set career highs in sacks and quarterback hits. Dupree is set for unrestricted free agency in March and his 11.5 sacks will likely look appealing to teams looking to improve their pass rush off the edge in 2020. That will require Dupree hitting the market and [more]

Art Rooney II: Steelers comfortable with Mason Rudolph as backup

The Steelers’ offense struggled all season, whether in the two games started by Ben Roethlisberger, the eight games started by Mason Rudolph or the six games started by Devlin Hodges. But heading into the 2020 season, the Steelers feel good about where they are. That’s the word from Steelers President Art Rooney II, who said [more]

Joe Haden replacing Marcus Peters in Pro Bowl

Steelers cornerback Joe Haden was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2014. He is one again. The Steelers announced Wednesday that Haden will replace Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters, who has withdrawn because of injury. “He’s just a quality, low-maintenance, high-production, veteran player,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Haden, via Teresa Varley of the team [more]

Art Rooney II “optimistic” Kevin Colbert returns for 2020 season

After the Steelers signed head coach Mike Tomlin to an extension in July, General Manager Kevin Colbert was asked whether he’d also be signing an extension before his contract expires in April. Colbert said he wouldn’t sign one and would continue in his job on a year-to-year basis. Colbert added that he didn’t expect to [more]

Steelers hire Matt Canada as quarterbacks coach

The Steelers didn’t have a quarterbacks coach last year, or any stability at quarterback. They’re hoping for both in 2020, but they have at least hired a coach. The team announced that Matt Canada has been hired as the new quarterbacks coach. They haven’t had anyone in that role since Randy Fichtner took over as [more]

Donnie Shell elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The 1970s Steelers defense will be getting another Hall of Famer this year. Safety Donnie Shell was one of 10 Seniors candidates selected to the Hall as part of this year’s special Centennial Class. Shell had been a finalist for election through regular channels in 2002, but fell short of election. Shell was a member [more]

Report: Hines Ward, Bobby Engram interested in Eagles wide receiver coach job

The Philadelphia Eagles are in search of a new wide receivers coach after releasing Carson Walch and offensive coordinator Mike Groh a week ago after their playoff exit to the Seattle Seahawks. As it turns out, a former Seahawk wide receiver and a Hall of Famer wide out that made his career on the west [more]

Art Rooney: NFL will review Rooney Rule, could consider expanding it

The Rooney Rule is named after late Steelers owner Dan Rooney. His son, current Steelers owner Art Rooney II, agrees the rule didn’t work as intended this season. “Where we are right now, is not where we want to be, not where we need to be,” Rooney told Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Tuesday. [more]

Brady, Peyton, Ben absent from AFC Championship for first time in 17 years

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be welcomed into an exclusive club on Sunday, a club that Patrick Mahomes became a member of last year, and a club that has had surprisingly few members in recent years. That club is quarterbacks who have started the AFC Championship Game. When Tannehill’s Titans take on Mahomes’ Chiefs on [more]

Antonio Brown continues to be his own worst enemy

It’s entirely possible that Antonio Brown has a health condition that has caused him to consistently act in bizarre and erratic ways over the course of the last year. If so, someone who can influence him to get the help he needs should do everything in his or her power to make that happen. If [more]

Art Rooney II: Steelers “more than likely” playing Hall of Fame Game

Steelers fans won’t be able to see their team on the field for a while, but it appears they’ll get first dibs on seeing their team in the 2020 preseason. As we learned last weekend, former Steelers coach Bill Cowher will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer as part of [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Ravens’ loss dusts off Week 17 rest-or-rust debate

The question of whether a team with nothing for which to play should play to win in Week 17 has received another data point for when it inevitably arises again. The Ravens, who secured the No. 1 seed with a Week 16 win over the Browns, rested key starters for the regular-season finale. As a [more]

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