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  • Steelers and the Rest of the NFL Schedule Set to Come Out Thursday Night

    One of the more anticipated moments of the NFL offseason is set to take place Thursday night, and no we’re not talking about the 2017 NFL Draft.

    It’s the NFL Schedule release, and unlike last season it doesn’t appear Steeler fans will have to wait that extra day to see the black and gold for the first time like in 2016 when they opened the schedule on Monday night in D.C. against the Redskins.

    This year the Steelers have the following teams on the schedule, and we’ll now about 8:03pm tomorrow what the dates will be for all their games:

    AWAY – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City.

    Minus the three division opponents, the Steelers played at two of the venues last season they will play in again in 2017, Indy and KC. They beat the Colts Thanksgiving night without Andrew Luck, and beat the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game thanks to a bunch of Chris Boswell field goals.

    HOME – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England, Tennessee

    The Steelers lost at home last season to the Pats in a game that Landry Jones started for Ben Roethlisberger who was coming off surgery. The Packers game will be a great home matchup, as it’s a Super Bowl XLV rematch, and could be the last time Ben goes up against Aaron Rodgers.

    Stay tuned to Steelers Gab for the release of the 2017 slate.

     
  • WR Martavis Bryant Closer to Getting Back on the Playing Field for the Steelers?

    Earlier this week, Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant posted on Snapchat that he was in New York City and had a “big day” upcoming.

    A source told Alex Marvez of the Sporting News Bryant met Thursday with the NFL’s Management Council as part of his efforts for reinstatement from a year-long drug suspension. Among the conditions for being cleared to play again, Bryant was told to assemble a plan detailing safeguards that would help him prevent a relapse upon returning to Pittsburgh, the source said.

    Bryant also will have to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell or one of his representatives once the league’s medical director and medical advisor submit their recommendation about reinstatement per the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

    Bryant was suspended last March after failing multiple drug tests, derailing the career of one of the league’s top young wideouts. Bryant, 25, averaged 17.3 yards on 76 catches during his first two seasons and scored 14 touchdowns.

    Bryant has shared videos of his training and a photo of his infant son wearing a Steelers beanie on Instagram in recent weeks, all of which can be considered positive signs of a turnaround. Bryant also posted a photo Friday of Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84 , with the message, “RIP Mr. Rooney may God be with his family.”

     
  • Former President Barack Obama Mourns the Death of Dan Rooney

    Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney was not only a monster in the game of football, but he’ll also go down a A patriarch and ambassador for his country.

    Rooney served as the 33rd Ambassador to Ireland, selected for that role by President Barack Obama in 2009, and he kept the position until 2012.

    Following the death of Rooney on Thursday, the former US President put out a statement about the passing, giving respect to the former Steelers owner.

    “Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage. I knew he’d do a wonderful job when I named him as our United States Ambassador to Ireland, but naturally, he surpassed my high expectations, and I know the people of Ireland think fondly of him today.

    “And I know the people of Pittsburgh, who loved him not only for the Super Bowl championships he brought as the owner of the Steelers, but for his generosity of spirit, mourn his passing today. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Rooney family, some of the most gracious and thoughtful people we know — even as we celebrate the life of Dan Rooney: a championship-caliber good man.”

     
  • Steelers Visit with Troubled Alabama OLB Tim Williams

    The Steelers need to get better when it comes to rushing the passer in 2017 if they are going to take the next step in the AFC, and Tuesday they spoke with a player that just may help in that department should they choose to take him in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    That player is Alabama outside linebacker Tim Williams, who if he was to come to the black and gold would do it with baggage, as he has already failed multiple drug tests while in college and had a gun charge last year.

    “I’m a young player. I made decisions that I grew from,” Williams said at the NFL combine. “It’s all about being a man, owning up to your situations, owning up to your mistakes. I’m not here laughing around joking. I know I’ve got something to prove. I’m obviously behind the 8-ball so I’m here to prove not only to myself but to every organization that if they take me, they’re going to get the best player here.”

    Last week the Steelers brought in Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, a projected second-round selection who is facing misdemeanor assault charges in his home state after an altercation with his girlfriend.

    On the field, Williams’ talent is undeniable. He had nine sacks and 16 tackles for loss last season while earning second-team All-America honors. He is one of the most talented pure pass rushers in the draft.

    Williams (6-3, 244) is not known for his ability to defend the run. In fact, Alabama used him mostly in pass rushing situations only throughout his career.

    Williams is projected by a few draft analysts to go in the first round, but others believe he’ll get drafted in the second round because of his drug issues and the doubts about his run defense.

    The prospect of adding a big time pass rusher has to be very appealing to the Steelers, but again they had better be careful if they go after a player like Williams with such a tough history.

    The team has already spoken to a number of outside linebackers, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Steelers take one early in the draft in the next couple of weeks.

     
 
 
 
 

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