• Steelers Host Two Potential Future Quarterbacks; Joshua Dobbs and Patrick Mahomes

    It’s sounding like the scare that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sent the team at the start of this offseason with stating he’s not sure about playing in 2017 has sent the team thinking long and hard about their future at the quarterback spot.

    NFL.com reports that the team is taking a long hard look at a pair of prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft that both play quarterbacks, and like playing thrilling online casino games, could give the team hope into the future should the team take one and he eventually replaces Big Ben at some point in the future.

    The two players that spoke to the team Monday were Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs and Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes.

    Many feel that Mahomes is a player that won’t last past the first round, and NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks has said Dobbs could be this year’s Dak Prescott as a potential middle-round QB who could exceed expectations in the NFL.

    The draft position for the 22-year-old Dobbs are all over the place. He potentially sneak into the second round, although somewhere between the third and sixth seems more likely.

    As a senior, Dobbs guided Tennessee to a 9-4 record and led the team in rushing.

    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin attended Tennessee’s pro day last week and his offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, was present for Texas Tech’s pro day, and while there’s other players that they may have been looking at, these two quarterbacks should get a lot of consideration by the Steelers should they be around at the end of round one when the Steelers draft.

    No matter how you cut it, the team isn’t going to sit on Big Ben’s words lightly, which is why it’s a very good idea for them to continue to be active in looking at the future, and that may just be one of these quarterbacks come draft day.

     
  • No News on the Reinstatement for Steelers Wide Out Martavis Bryant

    Many Steelers fans have been anxious for some sort of update on wide out Martavis Bryant, who has been missing in action for a year after a suspension due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

    The wide out is expected to be allowed back in the league, but as of yet has not, and as of today there’s really no new news on his hopeful return to the NFL.

    There is no update nor timeline for Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant to be reinstated back into the NFL, a league spokesman said on Thursday.

    The league refuted a Times report on Wednesday that cited a source stating that Bryant’s return from suspension was “imminent.”

    Bryant, who is serving a one-year banishment for multiple violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, filed for reinstatement on Jan. 28, 61 days ago. But the league reiterated that there is no hard deadline for his return, citing past precedent and the league policy.

    Bryant is a big time threat when he’s able to get and stay on the field, pulling in 14 touchdowns in his 21 NFL games of his career to this point.

    In the 2015 season with the team he caught 50 passes for 765 yards and six scores, and made a memorable flipping touchdown grab in the teams’ wild AFC Wild Card win over the Bengals in Cincinnati.

     
  • Steelers Reportedly Agree to Two-Year Deal with Jaguars FA DL Tyson Alualu

    The Steelers after inking two free agents on Monday, will add another more today, as the team will sign former Jaguars defensive lineman Tyson Alualu.

    Reports say that the deal for the defensive lineman will be a two-year pact.

    Alualu was a top ten pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2010, but has never lived up to the hype that the Jags felt they would get out of him.

    The 30-year-old appeared in 14 games with ten starts last season for the Jaguars, putting up 36 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. He’s naturally a defensive tackle, but it’s not known if the Steelers are going to try and move his position in the teams’ 3-4 defense.

     
  • Steelers Fill Two Holes in Free Agency; Ink RB Davis and CB Sensabaugh

    The Steelers have a new pair of free agents, two players that could play a solid role in the team as they look to build towards another title run in 2017.

    Monday the team announced the addition of running back and kick returner Knile Davis, as well as cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.

    Free agency continues, make sure to follow the news which you can find at Skybook NFL lines and news.

    First Sensabaugh, still a player with plenty to give at 28 years old, he’s been around, playing with the Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants.

    He’s played on the outside the last couple of seasons as well as has had extensive time playing as a nickel back. He’s a player who pointed out his ties with Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak as well as the Titans defense as two reasons he joined the black and gold.

    The cornerback has made 29 starts in 72 career games, with two picks to his credit. He started last season as a starter in Tennessee, but was moved to a backup role after two games, released after four, and then went to the Giants for the rest of 2016.

    Davis comes aboard after a tenure with the team the Steelers knocked off in the divisional round of the playoffs last season, the Kansas City Chiefs.

    He will add a big role for the team, that of kick returner. Last season that role was shifted between a couple players on the team, and it will be nice to see a steady hand at the wheel of the kick return duties.

    Davis has a 26.8 average at the kick return spot, and also will be backup Le’Veon Bell in the running back position, something he’s done well in Kansas City.

    The Chiefs 3rd round pick in 2013 has 805 career rushing yards with 11 touchdowns to his resume.

    “I’ve had 100-yard games in this league. I’ve done well in this league, and I’m prepared for whatever comes in the future,” Davis stated on Monday.

    The two become the second and third outside free agents to join the Steelers this offseason, as the team already added wide out Justin Hunter.

     
  • Roethlisberger on a Return to the Steelers in 2017: “I’m Leaning Towards It”

    It’s been a fear for Steelers fans since the moment it was brought up after the teams’ AFC Title Game loss to the Patriots, but it is sounding more and more like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is “leaning towards” returning to play in 2017.

    The two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback stated the following at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University on Friday when asked if he’s coming back to the black and gold.

    “I’m leaning towards it.”

    Any casino online review would have had the longtime quarterback returning to the team, but when he said in January that he was not sure about coming back, fans were flat out terrified about the Steelers future without their leading passer.

    It seemed like a long shot all along that Ben wouldn’t come back for 2017, but at the same time, just the fact that he was even thinking about retiring was something the Steelers were not prepared for.

    The teams does have Landry Jones and he’s been inked despite being a free agent, but the team isn’t exactly comfortable with him being the full-time starter – at least not yet.

    Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert has stated more than once that the team has to be aware long term about the quarterback position, but if they can get two to three more years out of Roethlisberger, it would at least prepare the team to grab a quarterback they can mold long term.

    Let’s see if that starts with this year’s NFL Draft, or if they are confident enough to keep the position in the hands of Ben again hoping that he’s back in 2018 as well.

     
 
 
 
 

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