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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith leads the NFL in a major statistical category, Cam Heyward gives back to the community and the playing surface at Acrisure Stadium is getting redone.

🏈 Through three weeks, Alex Highsmith leads the league in sacks with 4.5. The Steelers outside linebacker had just six in all of 2021.

🏈 Mike Tomlin was at the Columbia-Georgetown game on Saturday to watch his son Mason play. Columbia defeated Georgetown, 42-7. “Great win for the Lions Saturday…Now Princeton Week!” Tomlin said on Instagram. He saw his older son Dino play at Boston College the week before the start of the season.

🏈 Part 2 of Ben Roethlisberger’s conversation with Merril Hoge was released on Monday. Episode 5 of Footbahlin’ with Ben Roethlisberger will touch on Hoge’s path to the NFL and his career on the field. He also shares some of his favorite stories and why he says legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll was “the greatest man he ever met.”

🏈 Steelers Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta and A.J. Ross will call the Steelers-Jets game on Sunday for CBS.

🏈 Steelers With the Cowboys’ 23-16 win over the Giants on Monday night, Cooper Rush joined Devlin “Duck” Hodges and Taysom Hill as the last three undrafted free agent quarterbacks to win their first three career starts.

🏈 Steelers The grass field at Acrisure Stadium got re-sodded on Monday. Pitt hosts Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. on Saturday and the Steelers-Jets game will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday, so the gridiron at Acrisure will need to be in top shape.

🏈 Steelers Cam Heyward and The Heyward House have launched ‘Cam’s Kindness Week,’ a time for him to spend the week in the Pittsburgh community and give back to those who are in need.

🏈 Steelers Terry Bradshaw‘s Oklahoma ranch is for sale for the low, low price of $22.5 million.

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🏈 Steelers Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will speak to the media at noon. — Alan Saunders

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AROUND THE AFC NORTH

🏈 Steelers Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident following practice on Monday. Garrett’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, but it is unclear how they may impact his availability for the Browns, who visit Atlanta this Sunday.

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