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Trying to decipher the meaning of this strange Antonio Brown Tweet

Behind the Steel Curtain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:53am

Antonio Brown has been all sorts of weird on social media recently.

It’s 6:44 pm EST and I’m still thinking about this tweet Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted five or six hours ago:

Pee on me tell me it’s raining

— Antonio Brown (@AB84) June 4, 2018

What does this mean?! I’ve ascertained that this is a derivative of the “Don’t pee on my boots and tell me it’s raining” colloquialism (or possibly Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining by Judge Judy)—which basically means hey, please don’t be all shady and deceptive and then pretend like you aren’t—but I’m struggling to determine the context. Is this about Le’Veon Bell?! Do we have beef?!

More probably this is just some kinda of perfunctory #branding effort, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Please leave them in the comments below.

Ron Cook: Regarding Mike Tomlin, fans should be careful what they wish for

post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:00am

Mike Tomlin has something in common this spring with Bill Belichick, the only NFL coach who is better than he is. Each has been attacked by critics, Tomlin for failing to win a playoff game last season with a 13-3 team and Belichick for having the nerve to not win the Super Bowl.

Report: Steelers bring in a pair of free agents after injuries at OT and TE positions

Behind the Steel Curtain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:28am

The Pittsburgh Steelers had some injuries at both offensive tackle and tight end, so they went out and brought in some new faces.

Last week during Organized Team Activities (OTAs), the Pittsburgh Steelers suffered some injuries along their offensive front. The team lost both offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee for the season with a torn quadriceps (Hawkins) and Achilles Tendon tear (McGee).

While McGee might have been a long shot to make the roster, Hawkins was considered to push for the top backup tackle spot on the team’s offensive line. A spot held by Chris Hubbard the past two years before he departed as an Unrestricted Free Agent.

With a vacant spot at tackle, Eric Edholm is reporting the Steelers have signed journeyman tackle Bryce Harris to fill his spot on the 90-man offseason roster.

#Steelers have signed OT Bryce Harris, per source

— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) June 4, 2018

This wasn’t the only move made by the team on Monday. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, not only did the team sign Harris, but also added tight end Ryan Malleck.

Per Bouchette:

According to the NFL, they [the Steelers] signed tackle Bryce Harris and tight end Ryan Malleck, both of whom have been on the rosters of a number of teams. They placed tackle Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee on injured reserve. Each was injured in spring practice Thursday.

This also per the Post-Gazette:

Harris, 29, had three stints with the Saints, most recently for five weeks last season. Since he signed with Atlanta as an undrafted rookie from Fresno State in 2012, Harris has been on the rosters of six NFL teams before signing with the Steelers, including two turns with Atlanta and three with New Orleans.

Malleck spent time on the Steelers’ 90-man roster for three months last February through May before they waived him. He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie from Virginia Tech in 2016. After his brief stay with the Steelers, he signed with Baltimore and Houston last year.

These two players are considered long shots, at best, to make the roster, but they have a chance with the Steelers to further their careers. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes from OTAs and minicamp as they head into training camp.

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