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🏈 On this day in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise was born. Art Rooney Sr. paid a $2,500 franchise fee for the club.

🏈 Happy Birthday to former Steelers linebacker and Hall of Famer Jack Lambert, born on July 8, 1952 in Mantua, Ohio.

Lambert was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1974. He was All-Pro eight times in a nine-year span between 1975 and 1983, and played in nine straight Pro Bowls. He was also the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1976.

Lambert won four Super Bowls with the Steelers in the 1970s. During his 11-year career, he had 28 interceptions and 17 fumble recoveries. He had a whopping 11 fumble recoveries in 1976.

Lambert missed only six games because of injuries his first 10 years in the NFL but, in 1984, he suffered a severe toe injury, which forced him to retire after the season.

🏈 Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara surprised patients and families at Seattle Children’s before Ciara’s performance at the Climate Pledge Arena.

🏈 The Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative account on X posted a video of Blount doing some morning work and feeding the cattle.

🏈 Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier threw the first pitch out at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Sunday.

🏈 Russell Wilson and Justin Fields have both been getting after it this offseason.

Fields posted a series of photos to his Instagram account on Saturday with the caption β€œPeace interlude.”

The photos include Fields relaxing in a tropical destination, but the one that turned heads was a shirtless gym photo of Fields working out with his father, Ivant in a small garage gym.

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