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ESPN ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster as the 19th-best heading into the 2023 season.

“If Pickett hits, this group gets scary quick,” Seth Walder of ESPN wrote. “While Heyward is 34 years old, Pickens is just getting going and combines with Diontae Johnson to make up a strong receiver duo for the young QB. And while injuries marred Watt’s 2022 season, he remains one of the league’s truly elite defenders.”

🏈 Fox San Diego: San Diego has a new Steelers bar, following Bubs at the Beach’s closure. About two months after San Diego’s official Steelers bar, Bubs at the Beach, closed down, a new Pacific Beach bar has stepped up to take its place. The bar, Break Point, announced Sunday that they would be replacing Bubs at the Beach as the go-to spot for Steelers fans to cheer on the Black and Gold in San Diego, now that the Pacific Beach staple has shut down after 25 years of service.

Among the new Steelers-themed dishes coming to Break Point is a new burger called the “Roethlisburger,” named after Ben Roethlisberger. The burger consists of a 1/2 lb ground beef patty on a potato bun, provolone cheese, american cheese, an onion ring, a fried egg, candided bacon, jalapenos, garlic aioli and BBQ sauce.

Each week during the fall, the Steelers Club of San Diego will also run raffles and football squares to raise funds for the Ryan Shazier Foundation — a non-profit formed by former Steelers inside linebacker, Ryan Shazier, who sustained a spinal cord injury during a game in 2017.

🏈 Bleacher Report predicts that Patrick Peterson will play in all 17 games and record four interceptions in 2023.

“The LSU product had five interceptions in 2022, his second-most in any season. He’s also a reliable presence in a team’s secondary, considering he started all 17 games for the Vikings last year. Peterson should have a starting role with the Steelers, which signed him to a two-year, $14 million deal. And while he may not record quite as many picks as last year, he may come close to that total,” Jake Rill of Bleacher Report wrote.

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🏈 Cam Heyward hosted the Irons for Impact Golf Outing on Monday at the Sewickley Heights Golf Club.
Heyward was joined by many of his Steelers teammates for a fun day of golf that benefits The Heyward House Foundation. The mission of The Heyward House is to impact the lives of today’s youth through childhood hunger prevention, promoting literacy, fighting cancer, supporting students and teachers and more.

🏈 CBS Sports looked back at when Jerome Bettis rushed for one yard on five carries in the Steelers’ Week 1 win over the Oakland Raiders in 2004. It’s one of the most bizarre stat lines in the history of the league.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers tight end Vance McDonald, born on June 13 in Beaumont, Texas. In August of 2017, the San Francisco 49ers traded McDonald to the Steelers for a fourth-round pick in 2018. The Steelers also got the 49ers’ 2018 fifth-round pick in the trade. In four seasons with the Steelers (2017-2020), McDonald caught 117 passes for 1,170 yards (10.0 average) and eight touchdowns. McDonald’s best season in Pittsburgh was in 2018, recording 50 receptions for 610 yards (12.2 average) and four touchdowns. On Jan. 22, 2021, McDonald announced his retirement after eight seasons in the league.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald

🎥 Old Time Football takes a look back at the Steelers’ 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 1 of the 1967 season at Pitt Stadium.

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