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🏈 Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network thinks Russell Wilson should sign with Pittsburgh and solidify himself as a Hall of Famer.

🏈 The pro day circuit has kicked off already, with several pro days taking place this past week. NFL.com posted the complete run down of all the pro days. The Oregon, Oklahoma and South Carolina pro day is on Tuesday, while the Georgia pro day is on Wednesday.

🏈 With the compensatory picks now set, the Steelers will have picks 20, 51, 84, 118, 119, 194 and 240 in this year’s draft. Pittsburgh got no comp picks in 2024.

🏈 Former Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers thinks signing Russell Wilson will take the Steelers to the next level.

“Steelers are championship contenders with Russell Wilson at QB,” Rogers wrote on X.

🏈 Scott Ferrall doesn’t get why the Steelers are interested in Russell Wilson. Overall, he has no idea what Pittsburgh is doing as an organization.

🏈 Former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi thinks Pittsburgh is the best fit for Russell Wilson because of their defense and run game.

“If I was Russell Wilson I would go to Pittsburgh because of how good they are defensively. … You know they’re gonna run the football with Artie Smith and they got really good skill players there,” Lombardi said on the Pat McAfee Show.

🏈 For what it’s worth, Broncos insider Benjamin Allbright ironically threw the idea out there that Denver could possibly be a landing spot for Kenny Pickett in a trade if Russell Wilson signs with the Steelers.

🏈 Former NFL offensive lineman and current ESPN analyst Damien Woody thinks Russell Wilson could lose out to Kenny Pickett if he signs with Pittsburgh.

“There’s a big possibility that ultimately if he goes to Pittsburgh he’ll lose out to Kenny Pickett,” Woody said on Get Up.

🏈 Former NFL wide receiver and Pittsburgh native Brandon Marshall thinks the Steelers “are back” if they sign Russell Wilson.

πŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday to Steelers running back Najee Harris, born on March 9, 1998 in Martinez, California.

Harris, the team’s first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has produced well in his first three years with the team despite suboptimal conditions given his offensive line play in front of him. The Steelers have a tough decision this offseason on whether to pick up the option on Harris’ deal for the 2025 season.

Harris became the first player in Steelers history to run for 1,000 or more yards in each of the first three seasons of his career. He had the best season of his career in terms of yards per carry in 2023. Harris rushed 255 times for 1,035 yards β€” a 4.1 yards per carry average β€” and he scored eight touchdowns. Harris had rushed for 3.9 and 3.8 yards per carry one each of his first two seasons.

πŸŽ₯ Pat Freiermuth got some work in with Bridgewater State quarterback James Cahoon, who’s an NFL Draft prospect.

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