News and notes from around the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League.
Obviously, the Steelers are getting set to take the gridiron against an NFL opponent for the first time in the 2021 season this Thursday, and just as obviously, that mean it’s time for head coach Mike Tomlin to meet with the Pittsburgh media and deliver his weekly dose of football knowledge, mixed in with his unique sayings. Nick Farabaugh will fill in for Alan Saunders for Tomlin’s press briefing at noon at Heinz Field. Next man up. The standard is the standard.
Fallowing Tomlin’s address, the Steelers will take to the grass at Heinz Field for training camp practice session No. 11, with Farabaugh picking up double duty for Steelers Now.
🏈 Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis announces he has tested positive for COVID-19. Cale Berger
🏈 Training Camp Takeaways: The Steelers’ early OL struggles are alarming. Farabaugh
🏈 Steelers Injury Updates: RT Zach Banner returned, but RB Benny Snell and ILB Marcus Allen missed practice on Monday. Farabaugh
🏈 Steelers TE Dax Raymond has cleared waivers and reverted to the injured reserve list. Saunders
🏈 NBC Sports ranked the Steelers No. 12 in their latest NFL power rankings. Nick Hedderick
🏈 Steelers ROLB Alex Highsmith and LG Kevin Dotson are among ESPN’s top 25 NFL prospects. Hedderick
🏈 NFL.com tabbed Steelers WR Diontae Johnson as a potential breakout candidate. Berger
AROUND THE NFL
🏈 The Browns and running back Nick Chubb have agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract extension. Hedderick
🏈 2020 Steelers rookie Chase Claypool talked about preparing for his first season by training with former Bengals WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh. Farabaugh
🏈 2019 Linebacker Arthur Moats explained his decision to retire from the NFL as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Asti
🏈 2002 Steelers WR John Stallworth was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
AROUND THE NETWORK
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