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Jerome Bettis, Najee Harris and the Pittsburgh Steelers were among that paid their respects to Hall of Fame Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, who died at the age of 87 on Friday.

“Today, we lost a true legend,” Bettis tweeted. “May Jim Brown, my @ProFootballHOF brother, rest in peace and power.”

Brown played for Cleveland from 1957-65, won one NFL title, was a three-time MVP and a nine-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler. He led the NFL in rushing yards eight times and in rushing touchdowns five times, and was the NFL scoring leader once.

🏈 Athens Banner-Herald: University of Georgia historian Loran Smith takes an in-depth look at Darnell Washington’s path from homelessness in Las Vegas to being drafted by the Steelers.

All Things Covered podcast: Washington thinks the sky is the limit for fellow Georgia Bulldog and Steelers teammate George Pickens in Year 2.

“Ain’t no roof on it. I saw him in Georgia do some crazy stuff. His ball skills make him so unique. With this upcoming season. … Expect the world from him,” Washington said.

RELATED: ‘Laughable’: Scout Perplexed by Darnell Washington Draft Fall

🏈 Good Morning Football: GMFB discusses whether Kenny Pickett will make a huge leap in Year 2.

Kenny Pickett was at the Pirates-Diamondbacks game on Friday night at PNC Park.

📅 On this date in 1999, the Steelers unveiled the first set of public plans for Heinz Field.

🎥 To say the least, Diontae Johnson is enjoying his offseason in Florida.

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