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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the most of April Fool’s Day and the New England Patriots have gotten dragged into the Lamar Jackson drama.

🏈 The Steelers signed wide receiver Calvin Broaddus Jr. out of Long Beach on Saturday. If that name is familiar, well, it probably should be. Better known as rapper Snoop Dogg, he is a huge Steelers fan.

“It was fun to watch as a kid and as I got older, I fell more in love with them because I got a chance to meet the players, I got to meet coach [Bill] Cowher and Ben Roethlisberger, you know, Jerome Bettis and the rest of the guys and you know, I became a part of Steeler Nation,” Snoop Dogg said in 2022.

His son, Cordell Broaddus, was a four-star prospect coming out of high school and attended UCLA, but decided to step away from football in 2015.

This isn’t Snoop Dogg’s first involvement with the NFL. He also performed at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.

🏈 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has an unquestionably legacy in terms of on-the-field success, but not everyone appreciates his demeanor.

After rumors surfaced that Lamar Jackson would be interested in signing with the Pats, former New England cornerback Asante Samuel tried to steer him away.

“Lamar Jackson, my brother trust me you don’t want to play for Belichick,” Samuel wrote on Twitter.

That prompted a back-and-forth with current Patriots outside linebacker Matthew Judon, a former Raven, who said “it’s different over here.”

Samuel responding, calling Judon “brain washed.”

🏈 It doesn’t sound like there has been any traction in contract talks between the Cincinnati Bengals and Tee Higgins, despite the insistence of general manager Duke Tobin that they won’t trade him.

“Right now I’m just preparing for the season, I’m not really worried about the contract,” Higgins said on the Pat McAfee Show. “Obviously, I want to get a deal done but I let my agent handle that and you know right now just for me getting my body right for next season.”

Higgins is entering the final year of his contract. The Bengals not only need to re-sign him, but they must do it in such a way that they save space to sign Ja’Marr Chase to a long-term contract, as well, which could be challenging.


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