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Fake news, false reports and fabricated deadlines fuel fiction surrounding Antonio Brown trade

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 6:01am

It is hard to known what is going on with the Steelers efforts to trade Antonio Brown these days after another series of reports were turned out to be fraudulent on Friday

No matter how much fans may have internally doubted the veracity of reports from Ian Rapoport claiming the Pittsburgh Steelers would have traded Antonio Brown by Friday, it was hard not to get swept up in the idea that the saga would soon be over.

Those up late on Thursday night might even have been convinced that Brown would soon be heading to the Buffalo Bills after the NFL Network analyst posted numerous tweets declaring a deal was almost done.

Sources: The #Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills. There it is.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019

While several teams had leapt to the forefront — the #Raiders, the #Redskins, the #Titans — the #Bills were stealth. There are things to work out, but Buffalo is on its way to getting AB. And they do have a need at WR. https://t.co/JWgQuIZr71

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019

From our breaking news segment in the wee hours of Friday morning: The #Bills are working to trade for #Steelers WR Antonio Brown. There are things to work out, but the deal is close to being done. pic.twitter.com/gAEf3q8doQ

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019

Update from the Antonio Brown saga: The #Bills and #Steelers have been in aggressive talks about a trade and are close on compensation, sources say. It is not final. The main question is, one that has kept the trade from crossing the final hurdle, Does Antonio Brown show up?

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019

In reality, it seems there was no deal even close to being agreed. If were are to believe the reports from Jason La Canfora of CBS on Friday morning, efforts to finalize a trade between Pittsburgh and Buffalo had fallen through days ago, and certainly before Thursday night.

The Bills are nowhere close to trading for Antonio Brown. And the Broncos and Cardinals and Jets were never in it. Be careful what you read these days, folks. It gets more ridiculous by the day. Especially in some parts.

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2019

Any chance of an Antonio Brown trade to the Bills tell apart because the player would not commit to going to Buffalo. By the time the report came out the deal was dead

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2019

Brown was unwilling to go to Buffalo, period. Wasnt even a matter of money at that point. So the deal fell through. Steelers and Bills had stopped talking and both sides had moved on. Market for Brown is pretty bleak right now

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2019

Facts repeated Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Buffalo has spoken to Pittsburgh about a potential trade for WR Antonio Brown, as have a handful of other teams. Those talks occurred only in recent days. A source this morning called a Brown-to-Buffalo trade “unlikely.” Not out of the question but, at this time, “unlikely.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019

Another source on a potential Antonio Brown-to-Buffalo trade said it will not happen. “I don't think the Bills trade was ever close to happening,” said one source involved in those talks. Steelers snd Bills briefly talked but “this is an old story. It was dead on Wednesday.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019

And again by veteran Bills writer Vic Carucci. Providing more detail regarding the timeline in an article for Buffalo News.com.

“Talks started Tuesday and ran through Thursday. When Beane and Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert last spoke on Thursday, no deal was imminent.”

“Late Thursday night, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Bills and Steelers were closing in on a trade that would send Brown to Buffalo. The report came as news to Beane, who had intended to say nothing publicly about the Bills’ interest in Brown.”

A league source reiterated to me this AM that the #Bills and #Steelers were not close to making a trade, and saying it fell apart broke down is based on incorrect info.

— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 8, 2019

A series of reports that appear to be supported by a public statement from Buffalo GM Brandon Beane.

A statement from GM Brandon Beane. pic.twitter.com/GK8wMqFTCA

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 8, 2019

And something a comment from Sports Illustrated reporter Robert Klemko also alluded to.

That reporters who are literally coworkers with the people they’re breaking news about can be so wrong on breaking news says a lot about where we are in sports media right now.

— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) March 8, 2019

Not to mention the small fact of the player at the center of the news disputing any truth to it.

Antonio Brown is calling his trade to the Bills “fake news” pic.twitter.com/i95KYmZ8dr

— Tyler Nordquist (@NordquistTyler) March 8, 2019

Those still wondering about this magical Friday deadline might also be interested to know that reports of its existence may also have been another media invention. A fact that Gerry Dulac would confirm in a report on Thursday.

“The Steelers would like to get a deal done before free agency begins March 13 and almost certainly before they are obligated to pay Brown a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 17. But there is not a “deadline,” according to a source, to complete a trade by Friday.”

BREAKING: The Steelers are still talking with “several” teams who are interested in trading for Antonio Brown, but there does not appear to be a hard-fast deadline to get a deal completed, per sources. Story coming on @PGSportsNow

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 8, 2019

The "reporting" on this AB trade has been something else. Teams "in" that never made an offer. Teams now "out" that were never in. Fake deadlines that never existed. We've run the gamut. Cant wait to see what they come up with next

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2019

If there is a lesson to be learned in all this, it is perhaps that we would should all re-evaluated the sources that we considered credible and keep in mind those who have mislead us before when getting overly excited about the next report we read. Fans have been misled far too often by national reporters as of late thanks to endless erroneous reports surrounding Le’Veon Bell or fake stories about Ben Roethlisberger’s request for a trade.

Sadly with free agency on the horizon and Brown seemingly no closer to finding a new home, fans will be left trying to sort out the fact from the fiction for quite a while longer.

Black and Gold Links: Todd Haley’s befuddling comments regarding his time with Antonio Brown

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 5:09am

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at some comments recently made by former offensive coordinator Todd Haley regarding Antonio Brown, and his recent erratic behavior.

Let’s get to the news:

  • If Antonio Brown is public enemy No. 1 among Pittsburgh Steelers fan now, the former public enemy No. 1 recently spoke about Brown. That would be none other than former offensive coordinator Todd Haley. To say his comments on Brown were surprising is an understatement.

Todd Haley said what about Antonio Brown?

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Todd Haley said what?

Todd Haley spent six years as the Steelers offensive coordinator from 2012-2017. All of them were as Antonio Brown’s offensive coordinator.

On ESPN Thursday, Haley was asked if he had seen any firsthand signs of the recent erratic behavior exhibited by Brown.

“I never saw that during my time there,” Haley said.

He wasn’t on camera, but I assume he gave this answer with a straight face.

Haley didn’t see any of that? He didn’t see the Facebook Live video? He didn’t see the Gatorade cooler fly on the field in Baltimore? He didn’t see Brown yelling at Landry Jones?

He didn’t see this?

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Sometimes there is hope a deal could be done with Antonio Brown, but not just any deal...a deal which would send him to a dead zone in the NFL. Fans thought this was happening when Brown was reportedly heading to Buffalo, then it cam crashing down.

Tim Benz: Lamenting the death of the Antonio Brown-to-Bills deal

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Because it really would have beeen hilarious if, after all of Brown’s leveraging to get to a better situation, the Steelers sent him to one of the worst situations in the NFL.

While I was watching all this back and forth unfold, I could hear the inner monologue in Kevin Colbert’s head: “OK, pal. You think the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, try going to a place where the grass can’t grow seven months a year because it’s under a foot of snow from October until May! Enjoy Planet Hoth, buddy!”

I would’ve loved to see Antonio Browns reaction to playing with Josh Allen and his 67 passer rating, dealing with triple coverage, a creaky old stadium, a team with a 6-10 record and a history that hasn’t seen a playoff win since 1995.

To read the full article, click HERE

The dynamics of an Antonio Brown deal: The Steelers believe Brown does not have veto power over a trade, but it is up to potential suitors to understand Brown’s contract demands and whether he wants to show up.

  • The Steelers have some serious free agent needs, but what are some realistic expectations for the black-and-gold when the free agent frenzy begins? Nothing shocking here, but prioritizing between these positions can certainly cause some intrigue.

2019 NFL free agency: Biggest needs for each AFC team

By: Jeremy Bergman, NFL.com

Pittsburgh Steelers: Linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver

Projected cap space: $12.1 million.

Pittsburgh still hasn’t recovered from the traumatic loss of Ryan Shazier in 2017 and must look to improve at inside linebacker, where Jon Bostic and Vince Williams currently hold court. Same goes for the corners; Coty Sensabaugh is hitting the market, Artie Burns isn’t the answer and Joe Haden is nearing free agency. And then there’s the receiver room, which could be short one bleached and lively presence if and when Antonio Brown is traded. Pittsburgh could choose to go into 2019 with JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington as its starters, but Washington hasn’t shown indications he’s ready for that workload.

To read the full article, click HERE

Antonio Brown claims ‘AB might be somewhere in less than 24 hours’

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:07pm

A claim supported by a report from Steelers beat writer Gerry Dulac moments later that indicated a trade was imminent once again.

It would be more than understandable if Pittsburgh Steelers fans were tired of hearing about reports of an imminent trade of Antonio Brown, but the law of averages suggests one them has to be accurate eventually.

The latest update comes from AB himself after he posted a video on Instagram on Friday night that indicated news of a trade would soon be forthcoming.

“AB could be somewhere within the next 24 hours”
“Got that Black & Silver on already” pic.twitter.com/fyKxr2Impp

— Raider Cody (@RaiderCody_) March 8, 2019

“Don’t believe what they say about fake news, you heard? I’m telling you, but stay tuned though, AB might be somewhere in less than 24 hours.”

Calling out Ian Rapoport for his fake news about trade to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Brown appeared confident he would have a new home soon enough, this despite rumors in the media earlier in the day suggesting the market for him had died over the last 24 hours.

Those paying attention until the end of the video above might have heard a possible insight regarding the team Brown will be joining from one of his friends talking in the background. As can be heard.

“Got the black and grey on already.”

With the Oakland Raiders the team that Brown has reportedly been telling people he thinks he will be traded to , the chances of a deal with the Raiders clearly remains an option. They are also one of the few teams yet to have ruled themselves out of the running publicly.

Antonio Brown has told people he thinks he'll wind up with the Raiders, but it's not up to him. Time will tell if the Steelers are able to pull off a trade after talks with Bills blew up.

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 8, 2019

While it would be easy to dismiss this video as another in a long line of false promises from Brown, a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just moments later implied there might at least be some truth to the receiver’s claims.

BREAKING: Steelers are close to a deal to trade Antonio Brown, per source.

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 8, 2019

Three teams "still alive" in the running for Antonio Brown, per source. Deal could be completed soon, tho.

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 8, 2019

In light of all the erroneous reports that have been filed about Brown in the past weeks, it seems unwise to get too excited about this latest information, but we still have our fingers crossed that the Raiders will step up to the plate this weekend.

Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason Edition, Vol. 10

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:45pm

There is plenty to talk about regarding all things black-and-gold!

Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist.

I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread!

The rules haven’t changed...

Quick rundown of the ground rules.

  • I’ll ask at least four questions strictly related to the Steelers.
  • The rest of the questions could be about anything.
  • Be respectful.
  • Have fun talking about the Black-and-gold.

That’s it! With that out of the way, it’s time to get this party started. Hey, don’t act like you’ve never done a little Friday night drinking. Here goes:

1. As of the writing of this article, Antonio Brown still remains on the chopping block. With the price due to go down, what you you find acceptable in return for Brown...assuming a first round pick isn’t an option?

2. I spoke about this on my Steelers Burning Question podcast (you can listen to it below), so I thought I would ask here: Who are some free agents the Steelers should target, and can afford?

3. What will the Steelers’ Safety Depth chart be in 2019?

4. Last week I asked who was your favorite Defensive Lineman not named Greene or a member of the Steel Curtain. This week I’m going to go with who is your favorite kicker in team history? We all have favorite kickers, right?

5. If you had to pick one, who would you pick? Joey Porter or Jason Gildon?

6. Do you feel Pittsburgh is still a desirable location for free agents? Explain your answer...

No matter what, always remember...

HERE WE GO STEELERS!

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Report: Steelers send OT Marcus Gilbert to Cardinals for 6th round pick

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:40pm

The Steelers have reportedly traded Marcus Gilbert for an additional draft pick.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making moves as they try to get their salary cap situation in order prior to the start of the new league year next week. On Thursday they locked up two of their key offensive linemen, Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster, but on Friday they said goodbye to another.

According to Adam Schefter, the Steelers have traded Marcus Gilbert to the Arizona Cardinals for a late 6th round draft pick.

This deal is for a late 6th-round pick, per source. https://t.co/F88NJymMew

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019

The move doesn’t come as a shock to the Steelers’ faithful as Gilbert sent out this cryptic tweet early Friday morning, likely after the team told Gilbert they are actively trading him.

Next chapter

— Marcus Gilbert (@MarcusGilbert88) March 8, 2019

The Steelers now look at their right offensive tackle position with plenty of question marks surrounding it. Sure, Matt Feiler filled in admirably last season, but is he the every down replacement for Gilbert?

If Feiler isn’t the answer, do the Steelers have enough faith in second year player Chukwuma Okorafor or Jerald Hawkins?

Tough questions which need to be answered, but the Steelers will create some salary cap space with Gilbert now off their books. On top of that, as much talent and potential Gilbert possesses, you can’t overlook the fact he has watched more games the past two seasons than he has participated in, due to both injury and suspension.

Are the Steelers done making trades and/or moves? It is doubtful, so stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold.

Key decisions which can shape the 2019 Steelers, Part 3: Bud Dupree

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:10am

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some big decisions coming up which can shape the 2019 team.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, and most recently the Antonio Brown saga has been the headline for any website covering the NFL. While fans of the black-and-gold are engulfed in Brown news and rumors, there are still some extremely important aspects of the team which should be discussed.

Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and company have some tough decisions to make this offseason, and not just decisions on the fringe players trimming the roster from 90 to 53, but decisions which could really change the landscape of the team in the near future.

This will be a series breaking down each decision at a time, and the next player on the list is someone who is due a hefty sum of money, but is he worth all that cash? We are talking about: Bud Dupree

Player: Bud Dupree

Issue: Big salary cap hit, not so great production

Reason to Stay: Believe it or not, but Dupree is coming off a career year. While most simply look at sack totals for 3-4 outside linebackers there is so much more in the Steelers’ current scheme. Dupree finished the year with 5.5 sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 3 Pass Defenses, 1 Interception, 1 TD and 42 total tackles. Other than the sack totals, his season high is 6 sacks set in 2017, Dupree set career marks in all other categories. The switch from left outside linebacker to the right side seemed to pay dividends for Dupree this year, and the Steelers should be excited about his development moving forward.

Reason to Leave: Dupree might have shown improvement, but he certainly isn’t about to break out and have double-digit sacks anytime soon. He simply isn’t that kind of player, and so the hefty salary he could be taking on seems to be a bit much for a player who might be starting to come into his own, but hasn’t proven himself yet. The Steelers would be wise to try and get Dupree a new contract, maybe a 3-year deal where he can make a salary which is indicative of his production, if not, then he very well could be sent packing.

Predicted Outcome: I think the Steelers have always liked the raw skill Dupree possesses. The move to the right side this year is promising enough for the Steelers to want to keep him around, but I find it hard to believe they want to play him the $9,232,000 he is due on the 5th year option. The Steelers want him back, and they should, but not at that price. I expect the Steelers and Dupree can work out a new deal, similar to the one Vince Williams signed prior to last season, to help make Dupree’s cap hit more manageable, and better reflect what his true value is to the team currently.

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What do you think will happen with Dupree? Will he the Steelers get a new deal done with him? Is he trade fodder? Or will he be given the full amount of his 5th year option? Let us know in the comment section!

Other parts of this series:

Part 1: Chris Boswell
Part 2: Marcus Gilbert

Steelers look set to either trade or release OT Marcus Gilbert

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:27am

Reports emerging on Friday suggest the veteran right tackle will be playing elsewhere in 2019.

It would appear that the Pittsburgh Steelers might be trying to make their first surprise move of the offseason, with it looking increasingly likely that Marcus Gilbert will either be traded or released in the coming days.

Gilbert was the first to alert fans to the fact that something was afoot with a social media post on Friday morning.

Next chapter

— Marcus Gilbert (@MarcusGilbert88) March 8, 2019

And while that initially led everyone to believe he was about to be released.

Looks as if Steelers cut Marcus Gilbert. No confirmation yet from team https://t.co/4ZpGzy0U8l

— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 8, 2019

A report from Adam Schefter of ESPN soon afterwards suggests the Steelers are at least attempting to trade him before letting him go outright.

Steelers are shopping starting RT Marcus Gilbert for a potential trade, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019

Gilbert was set to earn a base salary of $4,865,103 this season in the last year of his deal and would have accounted for a salary cap hit worth $6,643,603 in 2019. Pittsburgh will now be left with $1,728,500 in dead money, but will save $4,915,103 in salary cap space, a figure that also includes a $50,000 workout bonus due later in the year. These figures will be the same regardless if he is traded or released.

While the veteran tackle has started 87 of the 88 regular season games he has played in, injuries have limited him to just 12 appearances over the last two seasons and he has missed more games than he has played in since the start of 2017. Limited by hamstring injuries, a suspension for PED use and then a knee injury that saw him placed on injured reserve in 2018, Gilbert’s name has often been mentioned as a potential cap causality this offseason given his recent injury history.

With options like Matt Feiler, Chukwuma Okorafor and Jerald Hawkins waiting in the wings, it would be fair to suggest that the Steelers might already have a viable replacement on the roster, especially with Feiler having filled in so admirably for Gilbert in 2018.

Ramon Foster puts his hilarious Photoshop skills to use after getting a new contract

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:05am

Ramon Foster got a new contract, and he took to Photoshop to celebrate.

If you are someone who doesn’t use social media, for whatever reason, you are missing out on following some of the Pittsburgh Steelers. While there are players who you would put on a “do not follow” list, Ramon Foster would fall on the “must follow” side of the ledger.

Foster is known for not only responding to fans’ questions, but also showing some hilarious skills with Photoshop.

It was Foster who used the editing software in 2017 to taunt Le’Veon Bell as other players were paid with new contracts, and he was left with the franchise tag.

All in good fun, and absolutely hilarious.

When Foster received a new contract Thursday, he took to social media to show off maybe one of his best posts yet, that is if you are a fan of the movie Step Brothers.

Check it out:

#stepbrothers when you ask for one but get two pic.twitter.com/No02CgqDd3

— Ramon Foster (@RamonFoster) March 7, 2019

Foster wasn’t the only one who spoke up on social media about he and teammate Maurkice Pouncey’s new contract. See what others were saying on social media:

Also, congratulations to @MaurkicePouncey & @RamonFoster! #Steelers4Life

— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) March 8, 2019

Big congrats to my guys!!! Deserved!! @MaurkicePouncey @RamonFoster https://t.co/DxSaF9GvAt

— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 7, 2019

Let’s gooooooo https://t.co/Erpr5YDUMx

— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 7, 2019

Report: Talks between Steelers and Bills were “positive” before Antonio Brown said he wouldn’t show

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 8:14am

Antonio Brown’s situation will make any trade a difficult one for the Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been saying, and doing, all the right things when it comes to the potential trade of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.

“Three teams have put in calls.”

“More teams are engaged and have called.”

During the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine the proverbial hot stove heated up even more. Rumors swirled of teams like the Titans, Redskins, Raiders and other franchises all being ‘int he mix’ for Brown’s services in 2019 and beyond.

If you are like me, you went to bed Thursday night looking forward to Friday being the unwritten deadline for a deal to be done with Brown. What happened when I woke were a stream of text messages and notifications stating the Buffalo Bills and Steelers were closing in on a deal — until they weren’t.

This from ESPN’s Adam Schefter this morning, via the Buffalo Bills’ General Manager Brandon Beane:

Bills’ GM Brandon Beane: “We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers. We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn’t make sense for either side. As great a player as Antonio Brown is, we have moved on and our focus is on free agency.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019

So what exactly happened? How did things go south so quick? According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it was Brown who nixed the deal between the two AFC clubs.

Steelers and Bills had”positive” trade talks last night, but deal fell apart because Antonio Brown nixed going to Buffalo, per source.

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 8, 2019

Antonio Brown indicated he would not report to Bills if traded, according to source.

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 8, 2019

This is where the potential trade for Brown gets extremely dicey. This isn’t new information, but information many have neglected to even consider when talking about this situation the past few weeks/months.

Antonio Brown doesn’t just want traded, he wants a new contract as well. So, the Steelers want a first round draft pick, and they are sending a player to an organization who will then have to start serious contract negotiations revolving around guaranteed money. Oh, and Brown has to be okay with going there. After all, who would want to make a trade with a team when the player isn’t going to show up?

This makes the trade even more difficult for all parties involved. As Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette points out, while Kevin Colbert said Brown won’t have a say in where he goes, this might not be the case moving forward.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said 2 weeks ago that Antonio Brown would have no say in where they trade him. Looks as though he is having a very large say

— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 8, 2019

Coming full circle, you have to wonder what the Steelers’ options really are at this point. They hold onto Brown’s rights, and don’t have to trade him. Them shopping him is essentially doing him a favor. If they don’t find a suitor who is willing to give them fair compensation for Brown, they can just keep him. Will he ever play for the Steelers again? I doubt it, but they have that card in their back pocket.

The other option is to take far less in a trade scenario than originally planned. This might be in the form of a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick. Sure, the Steelers’ fan base would be absolutely livid, but would it be better than Brown sitting out the entire season and getting nothing in return?

This situation has gone from good, to bad, to worse and the Steelers will have some tough decisions ahead of them in the coming hours, days, weeks and maybe even months. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on this situation as it unfolds.

Latest reports suggest Titans and Redskins no longer in the running to land Antonio Brown

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:47am

With the Steelers supposed deadline for teams to make their offers for Antonio Brown drawing near, potential suitors appear to be dropping out of the race.

If any of the recent rumors surrounding Antonio Brown are to be believed, the Pittsburgh Steelers have set the rest of the NFL a deadline of Friday morning to submit their best offers for the wide receiver. But with this supposed zero hour fast approaching, it would appear that more and more teams are counting themselves out of the running.

Some might see this as a sign that Pittsburgh already has an offer in hand that these teams are unwilling to match, while others will see it as an indication that no one is prepared to meet the Steelers demands. Either way, reports from Thursday now suggest that two of the favorites with the sportsbooks to land the wideout have dropped out of the race, with the Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins no longer in the hunt for AB. As per ESPN reporter Dianna Russini.

Redskins sources also share they are not in the Antonio Brown sweepstakes.
One Gruden brother out...

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 7, 2019

While the Steelers want to deal Antonio Brown before the start of free agency, preferably by tomorrow, more sources have shared tonight they are out. Add the Saints and Titans to the "out" list.

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 7, 2019

The inclusion of the Saints among the teams being out implies there were in at some point, but the source may also just have simply responded to the reporters question about their interest. These three join the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals as two other teams who indicated they had pulled out of contention for the receiver a few days earlier.

The Antonio Brown sweepstakes are heating up: Sources say the #Steelers have begun telling teams that this is moving quickly and to give their best offers ASAP. This could wrap up soon. 3 new teams have jumped in the last 48 hours. Meanwhile, #Jets, #AZCardinals are out.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2019

Those still hopeful of a first-round draft pick in return for AB might be equally disappointed to hear that Pittsburgh could be prepared to settle for less. As per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN on Thursday.

As of Thurs afternoon, no definitive leader in Antonio Brown trade sweepstakes. PIT still plans to field best offers by Friday, will assess situation at that point. For team, it's about best overall deal, from what I'm told, not simply 1st rounder or bust

— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 7, 2019

With teams able to talk to impending free agents on Monday, it is understandable that the Steelers want to wrap up a trade for Brown before anyone gets a chance to fill voids at wide receiver via free agency instead. The longer the situation drags on into the start of the new league year, the more likely Pittsburgh will lose potential trade partners.

At this stage, the Oakland Raiders appear to be the Steelers best chance of finding a team willing to give them even close to what they want for Brown.

Podcast: Previewing the 2019 Depth chart — Safeties

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:30am

In the latest episode of “The Steelers Preview” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-gold from the week that was.

As the Pittsburgh Steelers season is over, and while the team isn’t playing anymore, it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to discuss — so it was time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold.

Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC podcast The Steelers Preview. On this show Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis break down all things Steelers leading into the offseason.

Check out the rundown of the show:

  • News and Notes
  • Black-and-Gold News
  • Position Breakdown: Safeties
  • The wildly popular game ‘Either/Or’
  • and MUCH MORE!

Jeff Hartman, editor of BTSC, Bryan Anthony Davis and Dave Schofield walk you through everything you need to know regarding the Black-and-gold.

If you haven’t heard, we have a YouTube channel, and the main reason for this is to increase the sound quality on our shows. But if you’re a visual learner you can watch the show below. Be sure to subscribe to our channel!

If you missed the live show, be sure to check out all episodes on the following platforms:

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If you’re old-school and just want the audio, you can listen to it in the player below.

Black and Gold Links: Why Ben Roethlisberger’s new contract is Priority No. 1 for the Steelers

Behind the Steel Curtain - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:31am

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot on their plate right now. There is the Antonio Brown saga, upcoming free agency and the looming 2019 NFL Draft. But before any of that takes place, getting Ben Roethlisberger’s new contract is next up on the docket.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Of all the stuff buzzing around the Pittsburgh Steelers right now, it might be important for fans to remember one of the biggest issues for the team is to figure out what, and when, Ben Roethlisberger’s next contract is going to be/look like.

Carter’s Classroom: Why Ben’s extension is top priority

By: Chris Carter, DKPittsburghSports

Last week I wrote about Roethlisberger’s need to mix up his targets among the Steelers’ weapons as well as why he received a B-plus grade for the season. While he didn’t receive the highest grade among the Steelers, his performance is still the most pivotal to the success of the organization in the coming years.

The natural role of a franchise quarterback can open and close a championship window more quickly than any other player on a team, which is why teams pay exorbitant contracts to even mediocre quarterbacks. The perfect example is Kirk Cousins‘ fully guaranteed contract that will pay $29 million in 2019 and $31 million in 2020. While Cousins isn’t even among the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL, he has the third-highest average salary among quarterbacks because he was signed through the free agent market.

The Steelers haven’t had to worry about any arms race for quarterbacks since they drafted Roethlisberger in 2004. Since then, Roethlisberger has demonstrated to have one of the strongest arms in the NFL and has developed within an offensive system to complement his skills as one of the better veterans.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Can the Steelers actually get a first round pick for Antonio Brown? Fans think this is a given, but the more you hear from those “insiders” is many believe it isn’t a gimme. Maybe this is why it is suggested if Kevin Colbert can get a first round pick for Brown, fans should heap praise on their GM.

Tim Benz: Build a Kevin Colbert statue if he gets a 1st-rounder for Antonio Brown

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

If Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert really ends up with a first-round draft choice for disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown, that will make me sad.

I’ve always liked Colbert. So I’d hate to see him wind up in prison on a grand-larceny charge.

That’s what would be warranted if Colbert can steal another club’s first-round pick for “Mr. Big Chest.” If he can pawn off the Steelers’ biggest problem and get a first-rounder in return, the organization should tear down the Art Rooney Sr. statue. Then, they should rebuild it. But this time it should be Colbert with the smile on his face, smoking a cigar, while “The Chief” stands by his side offering to light another one for him.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • A player who was recently released from the Browns who might be on the Steelers’ radar. Collins likely won’t attract top dollar on the open market, but could be a bargain addition for the Steelers who are in need of linebacker help.

Browns release veteran linebacker Jamie Collins

By: Kevin Patra, NFL.com

The Cleveland Browns released the outside linebacker on Wednesday, the team announced.

”We want to thank Jamie for his contributions to the Cleveland Browns,” general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “These types of decisions are never easy. Jamie is a respected veteran player in this league and we wish him the best as he continues his career.”

Collins remains talented, but disappeared far too often, missed too many tackles, and authored too few explosive plays for a highly paid linebacker. In 2018, the 29-year-old compiled 104 tackles, four sacks and four passes defended.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Think Landon Collins will cost too much money? Someone like Darian Stewart might be right in the wheelhouse of the Steelers, if they are looking to add at the safety position. Considering the other safeties on the market, you have to wonder if his price tag would be appealing enough for the Steelers to take a look.

Denver Broncos release safety Darian Stewart

By: Herbie Teope, NFL.com

Stewart, who signed a four-year extension in 2016, had two years remaining on his contract and was due base salaries of $4.75 million in 2019 and 2020.

Over the past four seasons for the Broncos, Stewart appeared in 61 games with 58 starts and was a key member of the once-vaunted “No Fly Zone” in Denver. He totaled 250 tackles, nine interceptions and 24 passes defensed while manning his safety position on the back end of coverage. Before signing with the Broncos in 2015, he played for the Baltimore Ravens (2014) and St. Louis Rams (2010-13).

Stewart received the news of his release directly from Broncos general manager John Elway.

To read the full article, click HERE

Steelers sign both Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster to new multi-year contracts

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 4:26pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to do work within their own walls prior to the new league year starting next week.

The Pittsburgh Steelers realize the new league year is coming next week, and there are orders of business which need tended to prior to them going out and trying to add players to their roster via free agency.

Getting players new contracts, and signing some of their own free agents would certainly top the to-do list. On Thursday evening, the organization did both.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Steelers gave Maurkice Pouncey a new contract making him the wealthiest center in the NFL:

Steelers and Pro-Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey have agreed to a three-year deal, averaging $11 million a year, making him the NFL’s highest-paid center, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2019

But shortly after that news broke, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the Steelers didn’t just give Pouncey a new deal, but also signed guard Ramon Foster to a new two-year contract as well:

Steelers have signed C @MaurkicePouncey to a new three-year, $29 million deal and G Ramon Foster to a two-year $8.25 million deal, per source. Pouncey had one year remaining on his contract; Foster was an unrestricted free agent.

— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 7, 2019

Per both Schefter and Dulac, Pouncey’s deal is worth a total of $29 million dollars over three years, giving him roughly $11 million dollars a year. Per Dulac, Foster’s deal is a two-year deal worth $8.25 million, giving him just north of what the Steelers will pay B.J. Finney who was recently tendered as a Restricted Free Agent.

It has long been known Maurkice Pouncey and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are joined together as a unit. They both said they will play until the other calls it a career. With Roethlisberger due to get his own new contract soon, you might expect a new three year deal for him as well, considering both he and Pouncey still have one year left on their current contracts.

Roethlisberger always talks about how if his offensive line is coming back, he will be back. It looks as if the Steelers’ offensive line will remain intact heading into 2019, which should make the franchise quarterback mighty happy.

Stay tuned to BTSC for more on this story as it develops regarding the impact to the team’s salary cap, etc.

Steelers 2019 Free Agent Market Watch: The Kickers

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 2:39pm

BTSC highlights free agent kickers and whether or not they may be an option for the Steelers.

The Steelers placekicking situation was the worst in the league last season. Chris Boswell, who signed a big money deal two weeks before the season began, was dreadful. His stat line read like a horror novel.

He made a mere 13-of-20 field goal attempts for a league-worst 65% and missed five extra-point attempts.

The Steelers claim to be bringing competition in for Boz, but with four years remaining on his contract...it might be less than significant talent-wise. Here are a list of who’s available.

Will Lutz - New Orleans Saints (RFA)

Lutz is one of the finest in the league at his craft. The 25-year old missed only two-of-30 kicks in 2018 and two-of-eight over 50 the previous two seasons.

Stephen Gostkowski - New England Patriots

Since 1996, the Patriots have had only two kickers. While it seemed that Adam Viniateri would be known as the greatest and most-tenured at his position in franchise history, Gostkowski has more seasons and a higher average (98.9% to 98.2%) booting near Boston. The guy is as solid as they come and could kick for years more.

Ka’imi Fairbairn - Houston Texans

Making 37 successful kicks of 42 attempts is pretty solid and Fairbairn has been very solid for Houston. At 25, he would be a solid sign.

Matt Bryant - Atlanta Falcons

Bryant is ancient for NFL standards, but not really so as a Kicker. Plus, he is still productive. The veteran made 20-of-21 and 4-of-5 over 50 yards in an injury-plagued season.

Kai Forbath - Jacksonville Jaguars

The Steelers could have had Forbath late last year, but let Jacksonville snag him up. The 31-year old had a very productive 2017 and hit four-of-five for the Jags last season.

Other Notable Free Agent Kickers

Sebastian Janikowski - Seattle Seahawks

Cody Parkey - Chicago Bears

Dan Bailey - Minnesota Vikings

Cairo Santos - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Phil Dawson - Arizona Cardinals

Steelers tender exclusive rights free agents Mike Hilton and Matt Feiler

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:37pm

The Steelers have made moves to keep two of their ERFAs off the open market after issuing tenders worth $645,000 to both players.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to work their way through the contracts of their impending free agents this week, with news emerging of two more players receiving tenders on Thursday. Exclusive rights free agents Mike Hilton and Matt Feiler will both be with the Steelers for at least one more season after they were tendered the one-year minimum salary contract required to keep them, as per the rules of the CBA.

This last news coming from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as per his latest report.

“They tendered minimum-wage one-year contracts to cornerback Mike Hilton and tackle/guard Matt Feiler, who were exclusive-rights free agents unable to look elsewhere once tendered.”

As EFRAs, neither Hilton or Feiler are now eligible to receive contract offers from other teams and must sign the tender the Steelers have presented them. Both players will earn $645,000 in 2019 and will be restricted free agents in 2020.

It is perhaps worth noting that Bouchette made no mention in his piece of the four other ERFAs on the roster who are eligible to receive a tender this offseason in tight end Jack McGee, tackle Joseph Cheek, linebacker Keith Kelsey and safety Malik Golden. If Pittsburgh does not submit a tender to these player before 4 p.m. ET on March 13, they will become unrestricted free agents this year.

Steelers could achieve a feat not seen since 1989 in Antonio Brown trade

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:59am

The Steelers have only held two picks in the first-round of the NFL Draft twice in team history, the first in 1956 and most recently in 1989.

The national sports media rumor machine was in full effect on Wednesday after numerous reports emerged claiming that the Pittsburgh Steelers would announce a trade of Antonio Brown before the weekend. And with as many as four teams believed to be in the running for the wide receiver, the Steelers’ chances of finding someone willing to give up a first-round draft pick for AB look far better than they did just a few weeks ago.

While teams like the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams are no strangers to having multiple picks in Round 1, you would have to go back 30 years to find the last time Pittsburgh had more than one pick in the first-round. In 1989, it was a trade of linebacker Mike Merriweather to the Minnesota Vikings that gave the Steelers an extra pick in the opening round of the draft for the first time since 1956.

Much like the current situation with Brown, the relationship between Merriweather and the team that had selected him in the third-round of the 1982 NFL Draft had deteriorated so badly that there was little choice but to trade him. A salary dispute would led to the linebacker choosing to sit out the entire season in 1988, and the two sides traded far angrier words back and forth in the media than anything AB ever said about the Steelers.

At one point during his holdout, Merriweather would compare Dan Rooney to Joseph Stalin and suggested he would rather retire than continue playing for Pittsburgh, his agent Frank Bauer complaining to the media that his client felt disrespected by ownership. As recorded in the UP archives.

“He doesn’t want to have anything to do with them. It’s a principle thing for Merriweather. Rooney never came to the table the way he said he was going to. Merriweather just feels the community and everything is turned off to him.”

Although some experts believed the Steelers might find a team willing to part with a first-round draft pick for the linebacker, there were others who felt that his outspoken comments and demands to be one of the highest paid players at his position had hurt his value. An opinion that was only fulled by the remarks of Mr. Rooney a week before the trade.

“We’re not pursuing anything. We’re not out there hustling him. Our position has not changed on Mike. If someone calls us and says they’d make a legitimate offer, then we might consider it. People are not breaking down doors for Merriweather.”

Ultimately, a deal with the Vikings was agreed just minutes before Minnesota was due to make the 24th overall pick of the 1989 draft, but only after the Vikings had increased their contract offer. Merriweather got what he wanted with a contract that would pay him $700,000 a year and the Steelers received an extra first-round pick for what would turn out to be the last time in team history. Well, perhaps until now.

In a warning as to what could be expected when Brown finally does leave, Merriweather was far from complimentary about his former team once he had found a new home. As reported by Mike Nadel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 24, 1989.

Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

And for those excited about the potential two picks in the first-round could bring, it might be worth noting that the two players the Steelers selected in Round 1 were running back Tim Worley and offensive tackle Tom Ricketts. Worley was traded to the Chicago Bears in 1993 for a fifth-round draft pick having disappointed after a promising rookie campaign, while Ricketts would only last three seasons in Pittsburgh and was out of football altogether two years later.

Todd McShay Mock Draft 3.0: Steelers select an ILB many are projecting to Pittsburgh in Round 1

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 9:35am

Could the Steelers finally draft a player who could help fill the gaping hole left by Ryan Shazier?

It might seem crazy, but the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is complete, which means the NFL Draft talk is really starting to heat up! With College Pro Days on the horizon, it is now time when experts start to release their mock drafts for the upcoming draft process.

While mock drafts are nothing more than lofty projections for teams, the analysis of diagnosing team needs can be a valuable one.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some glaring needs on their football team, and most reside on the defensive side of the football. Below is an early ranking of the Steelers’ top three needs which could, and probably should, be addressed in the upcoming draft:

1. Cornerback
2. Inside Linebacker
3. Wide Reciever
4. EDGE Rusher

While there certainly are other team needs, including running back, most would agree the team should have a very defensive oriented draft class while looking at their current roster. ESPN draft expert Todd McShay agrees when he selected an inside linebacker to the Steelers in his first mock draft of the year.

Check out what McShay said about the selection:

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

Pittsburgh hasn’t been able to replace Ryan Shazier in the middle of that linebacker group. We’ve seen Bush go sideline to sideline with Michigan, but his 4.43 40 time at the combine really drove home just how fast this kid is. He’s an every-down talent and would fit in nicely with an already strong defense.

If you are like me, and don’t follow college football closely, you aren’t familiar with many of these prospects. I utilize the mock draft process to learn more about prospects, and in this case Devin Bush.

Here is a quick synopsis of Bush as a player, thanks to The Draft Network:

BEST TRAIT – Gap Shoot Ability

WORST TRAIT – Block Shedding

BEST FILM – Notre Dame (2018)

WORST FILM – Penn State (2017)

RED FLAGS – Size

Devin Bush is a player who is set to benefit from this new era of play in the NFL. Bush’s mobility experience in numerous types of responsibilities against the run and upside as a 3rd down defender (blitz ability and potential in coverage) set him up for an impact role. Traditional reps thumping into interior gaps vs. OL takes Bush away from strengths, however. He should be utilized primarily in a gap penetration scheme with a strong DL.

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It is at this point where Steelers fans can debate the prediction, but also the team needs moving forward. Let us know what you think of the selection, as well as the areas of need, in the comment section below!

Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: 99.9% Antonio Brown-Free Edition

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 8:04am

One BTSC writer takes bold statements surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers and states his stance whether they are fact or fiction.

With the noise coming out of the Steel City very loud and unclear, everybody has an opinion about the most talked-about NFL team not to be in the Super Bowl. But what is to be believed? BTSC takes five bold statements regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers and shares their thoughts and opinions whether or not they’re fact or fiction.

Kevin Colbert’s “52 Kids” comment will drive potential free agents away.

Fiction

First thing first, I thought Kevin Colbert made a poor choice by using “kids” in this situation. But I don’t think there was malice at all intended towards anybody. While certain players are going to scapegoat the Steeler GM’s comments favoring Ben Roethlisberger, I doubt think they will make Pittsburgh an unfavorable destination for most. I think a very, select few may be struck with a negative chord by this. But most rational and informed players will still consider the Steel City as a quality, football destination.

The Steelers should seriously consider bringing in a veteran as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger this offseason

Fact

Mason Rudolph could be the future, but Josh Dobbs looks nothing like it. Rudolph should get work at QB2, but if Big Ben goes down...a sage veteran like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown could be valuable to have as an insurance policy and a# a mentor to Rudolph.

T.J. Watt has the best opportunity to surpass James Harrison on the Steelers’ list of All-Time sackers.

Fact

After two seasons, Watt is a quarter-of-the-way there with 20 sacks. If he stays healthy, his star continues to rise and he stays a Steeler...No. 90 is a good bet to do it. Averaging 10 a year for the next six seasons, would tie Watt with Deebo for the designation.

The Offensive Line trio of Ramon Foster, Matt Feiler and B.J. Finney will all return for 2019.

Fiction

Even at 33, I really think Foster is a top priority. Finney would be a smart option to resign, but he can get a nice contract like Chris Hubbard’s and depart. Feiler is most likely to leave because of the presence of Marcus Gilbert, Chuks Owuma and Jerald Hawkinsat the Tackle position. Expect him to go. It is way to improbable to keep them all.

Coty Sensabaugh is the Free Agent CB that is imperative for the Steelers to sign.

Fiction

I think the Steelers would really want to keep Sensabaugh for positive contributions over the past two seasons and the turmoil the CB position has been in, but not over Mike Hilton. It is imperative that the RFA, Hilton, stays in a Steeler uniform and he will get the highest priority over Sensabaugh.

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Of course, these opinions are subject to hearty debate. Hit us up in the comments below.

Report: Steelers place second-round tender on restricted free agent B.J. Finney

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:51am

The offensive lineman has received a second-round tender worth $3.095 million.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly made a move to retain B.J. Finney after news emerged of a second-round tender being placed on the restricted free agent on Wednesday.

The #Steelers put a second-round restricted tender on OL B.J. Finney, source said. It’s worth $3.095 million. Protecting a onetime undrafted player who has emerged as a valuable reserve.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 6, 2019

This tender comes with a one-year contract worth $3.095 million and should all but guarantee the offensive lineman will be staying with the Steelers for at least one more season. Should Finney sign elsewhere, Pittsburgh would be eligible for a second-round draft pick as compensation.

The former Kansas State product has come a long way from the young man who was overwhelmed to be joining the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2015. And while he has been limited to just nine starts in the 43 games he has dressed for, Finney has shown more than enough to suggest he is capable of being a starter.

Given his draft status, placing a lower tender on the versatile lineman would have left him exposed to the rest of the league, with no loss of draft pick for the team that tried to sign him. However, much like with Chris Boswell in 2018, placing a one-year tender on Finney does not prevent them from negotiating a long-term contract later in the year and potentially lowering his cap hit.

In light of this financial commitment, it seems rather unlikely that Pittsburgh will also attempt to re-sign Ramon Foster before the new league year begins on March 13. The veteran guard earned a base salary of $2.675 million last season and had a cap hit of just over $3.5 million. Six years his junior, moving forward with Finney as the replacement at left guard seems the obvious move for a team lacking in salary cap space.

Podcast: Which big name free agents should the Steelers target?

Behind the Steel Curtain - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 5:31am

There are some big name free agents set to hit the open market in just over a week. Who should the Steelers target?

Do any of these names get you excited for the possibility of them landing in Pittsburgh with the Steelers?

The list could go on, but there is sound reasoning behind the Steelers making a huge push on at least one of these players to help their team succeed in 2019.

Who should the target? Are there any players they shouldn’t target? There are answers to these questions, and I have answers.

In the latest ‘Steelers Burning Question’ podcast I go into greater detail who, and what position, the Steelers should target when free agency begins in just under a week.

Plenty has to be deciphered here, and I lay it all out there for the listeners in the latest show...

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