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Daily Links: Predicting Steelers Cap Cuts, Joe Haden Joins Combine Coverage

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Joe Haden is dipping his toe in the television waters and ESPN took a shot at predicting the team’s salary cap casualties.

🏈 NFL Network: Steelers cornerback Joe Haden, who retired from football after the 2021 season, is getting back into the game as an analyst for the NFL Combine. Haden will join current NFL players Sauce Gardner, Kenny Moore and Jordan Poyer, along with host Rhett Lewis, for the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Combine on Friday, March 3, when the defensive backs will be performing their drills.

🏈 ESPN: The Steelers should cut William Jackson III, Mitch Trubisky and Ahkello Witherspoon in order to make enough cap space to re-sign Cam Sutton, Bill Barnwell of ESPN wrote. He predicted a $14 million annual average value for Sutton’s new deal. He also mentioned Myles Jack and Chukwuma Okorafor as potential cuts to make more space.

🏈 The Steelers had the fifth-highest rate of the run-run-pass play calling sequence on a new set of downs in the NFL under offensive coordinator Matt Canada in 2022. Only the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders did it more than Pittsburgh. Three of those four teams fired their offensive coordinators during or after the season.

🏈 Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth will host his first youth football camp at North Allegheny High School on May 13.

πŸŽ‚ Happy 61st birthday to former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, who was the team’s tight ends coach from 2001-03 and coordinator from 2004-05, winning Super Bowl XL with Pittsburgh. Whisenhunt recently took a job with Alabama to be a special assistant to head coach Nick Saban.

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