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Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

Senquez Golson has enough talent that the Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. But he still hasn’t played in an NFL game, and the news today raises the question of whether he ever will. Golson was cut by the Raiders today, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Golson was [more]

Antonio Brown to Le’Veon Bell: Showing up can make things better

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has shown no signs of backing down from his pledge to stay away from the team for a second straight offseason as long as he doesn’t have a long-term contract and the lack of progress toward a deal means it’s likely to be a while before he’s back with the [more]

Art Rooney thinks standing with a raised fist constitutes disrespect of the anthem

The NFL’s new policy says that every player on the field “shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” But what constitutes showing respect? That is unclear. Several NFL players have chosen to stand for the anthem but raise a fist. Does that constitute respect? Not according to Steelers owner Art Rooney, [more]

Steelers agree to contract with Mason Rudolph

Now that Mason Rudolph and Ben Roethlisberger have broken the ice, they can toast the rookie’s new deal. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the Steelers have agreed to terms with the third-round quarterback on his four-year deal. That leaves just first-round pick Terrell Edmunds without a deal, as they breeze through signings league-wide. Rudolph [more]

Steelers sign third-rounder Chukwuma Okorafor

The Steelers have another one of their 2018 draft picks under contract. The team announced on Tuesday that third-round pick Chukwuma Okorafor has agreed to a four-year deal. The offensive tackle was one of two third-round picks by the Steelers this year. Quarterback Mason Rudolph was also drafted in that round and joins first-round safety Terrell [more]

Ben Roethlisberger mentoring Mason Rudolph at OTAs

Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph were already texting buddies. Now, they’re actually communicating face-to-face, and the Steelers’ elder quarterback said he was happy to help the guy who could eventually replace him. Via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger said he’s always been willing to help the young guys (though that’s not really what it [more]

Tepper’s bid for Panthers expected to “sail through”

If there was any doubt about David Tepper’s bid to buy the Panthers, there shouldn’t have been. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the looming effort to approve Tepper as successor to team founder Jerry Richardson is expected to “sail through” when the owners meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Atlanta. Tepper’s effort became [more]

Report: Le’Veon Bell won’t show up for Steelers’ OTAs

It would have created a bigger headline had Le'Veon Bell decided to show up for the Steelers’ organized team activities, but as expected, the Steelers running back won’t attend, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Bell remains unsigned after the team placed the franchise tag on him for a second consecutive year. Tom Brady, Julio Jones, [more]

Looking at the most unlikely Super Bowl participants of all time

Inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, Monday’s PFT Live included a draft based on what the Knights have accomplished: An unlikely berth in their sport’s championship game. So which were the most unlikely Super Bowl participants in NFL history? Chris Simms and [more]

Ryan Shazier works a youth football camp

Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier was back on a football field over the weekend. And though he’s far from being able to play again, he’s staying connected to the game he vows to return to. Via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Shazier helped with a youth football camp, encouraging the crowd of 300 kids along [more]

Pending Panthers owner recalls overcoming childhood abuse

David Tepper had to do more than accumulate great wealth in order to get to the point he could buy a football team. The soon-to-be-owner of the Panthers also had to move past some childhood experiences which were traumatic for him, and provided a great motivator for his future. Via Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, [more]

High fees and taxes could keep sports betting out of the Keystone State

Pennsylvania is one of the very few states that promulgated a plan for sports betting before the Supreme Court opened Pandora’s floodgates to nationwide wagering. And Pennsylvania ultimately could end up being one of the very few states that ultimately doesn’t have a robust sports betting program. As explained by A.J. Perez of USA Today, [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

NFL has no issue with David Tepper’s casino holdings

The prospective owner of the Carolina Panthers owns a company that holds ownership interest in casino stock. That won’t keep David Tepper from owning the team. Via Carleton English and John Kosman of the New York Post, the league has no issue with Tepper’s company, Appaloosa Management, holding ownership interests in Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, [more]

Panthers not expecting football shakeup under David Tepper

The Panthers are about to undergo some changes. It doesn’t appear those are going to touch the football side, at least in the short-term. Multiple sources said that during the process of buying the Panthers for $2.2 billion, soon-to-be owner David Tepper told people involved that one of the things he liked about the purchase [more]

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