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Kenny Pickett on Ben Roethlisberger: He’s a fan now and he’s pulling for us

Former Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently had current Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett on his podcast admitted he wasn’t initially rooting for Pickett to play well as a rookie.The thought, Roethlisberger explained, was that he didn’t want to be forgotten so easily.But Roethlisberger’s feelings changed as 2022 continued, as he noted, “I’m glad I transitioned to [more]

Markus Golden to visit Steelers

Veteran edge rusher Markus Golden will be spending some time with the Steelers on Tuesday.Jordan Schultz of reports that Golden will be visiting the team as he looks for a place to play in 2023. It’s the first reported visit for Golden since he was released by the Cardinals in March.That move ended Golden’s [more]

NFL expands Global Markets program to France, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland

The NFL’s push to expand the reach of the league internationally led to teams being awarded marketing rights to foreign countries starting in January 2022 and the league announced an expansion of the effort on Tuesday.France is part of that expansion. The Saints asked for and received marketing rights in the country, which is their [more]

Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick, John Mitchell named 2023 Dr. Z Award winners

Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick and John Mitchell were selected as the 2023 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners, the Professional Football Writers of America announced Monday.The Dr. Z Award is given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL. The award is named for Zimmerman, who covered the NFL for 29 years as [more]

Artie Burns will re-sign with Seahawks

Free agent cornerback Artie Burns is re-signing with the Seahawks on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Burns signed with the Seahawks as a free agent a year ago. He played only three games, seeing action on 16 defensive snaps and eight on special teams and did not record any statistics.Burns entered the league [more]

Steelers release Tae Crowder and two others, sign Toby Ndukwe

The Steelers announced four roster moves on Monday.Linebacker Toby Ndukwe has signed with the team after taking part in their rookie minicamp earlier this month. Linebackers Tae Crowder and Emeke Egbule were released along with running back Master Teague.Ndukwe played at SMU before transferring to Sam Houston State for the 2022 season. He had 34 [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: I didn’t want Kenny Pickett to play so well that people said, “Ben who?”

Ben Roethlisberger admits that he was ambivalent about Kenny Pickett following in his footsteps as the Steelers’ franchise quarterback.Roethlisberger had Pickett as the guest on his podcast and told Pickett that he was nervous about Pickett playing so well that people would be glad the Steelers moved on.“I’ll be completely honest, I’ll be super transparent [more]

Kenny Pickett: Teams told me I was off their draft boards over hand size

Much was made before the 2022 draft about the size of Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett‘s hands. And for good reason. Some teams have a minimum hand size below which they will not go.And some teams aren’t bashful about saying so.Appearing on Ben Roethlisberger’s podcast, Pickett said that multiple teams told Pickett he was off the [more]

Lions public relations staff wins 2023 Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced Friday that the Lions public relations staff has won the 2023 Pete Rozelle Award. It is the first time in franchise history the Lions have won the Rozelle, earning the 34th edition of the award.The Rozelle Award goes to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives [more]

Omar Khan: I really hope Alex Highsmith is a Steeler for a long time

The Steelers are signing backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky to a contract extension and a member of the defense may be next up on that front.Linebacker Alex Highsmith is heading into the final year of his contract after recording 14.5 sacks during the 2022 season. The Steelers typically don’t negotiate contract extensions once the regular season [more]

Steelers sign Dylan Cook

The Steelers have added an offensive lineman.Pittsburgh announced on Thursday that the club has signed Dylan Cook.Cook entered the league last year as an undrafted free agent out of Montana. He spent the season on the Buccaneers practice squad and signed a futures deal with the club in January. But he was waived earlier this [more]

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