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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who had been loosely connected to the Pittsburgh Steelers in trade rumors, instead will go to the San Francisco 49ers; Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is in more legal trouble.

🏈 Steelers A blockbuster trade happened late Thursday night, as the Carolina Panthers are trading Pro Bowl running back Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2024, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCaffrey played his college ball in the Bay Area at Stanford.

🏈 Steelers TMZ Sports has learned that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was busted for going 97 MPH in a 70 MPH zone in June. Police body cam footage showed that an officer pulled over the 27-year-old on June 11 in Sandusky, Ohio. Court records show the case was closed out on July 6 — when Watson paid a $185 fine.

🏈 Steelers Cam Heyward gave props to Mitch Trubisky for bouncing back from adversity and leading the Steelers to a win on Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “You’re not just voted the captain because you’re the quarterback, it’s because you know how to lead. He did a great job on Sunday,” Heyward said on his Not Just Football podcast.

🏈 Steelers Robert Griffin III praised Mike Tomlin for his coaching performance in the Steelers’ win over the 9.5-point favorite Bucs. “The Steelers beat the Bucs on Sunday because Mike Tomlin DIDN’T BLINK. Team was on a 4 game losing streak, going against the might Thor of football in Tom Brady, his starting quarterback goes down, his defense is depleted and he kept his guys locked in. He COACHED HIS BUNS OFF,” Griffin tweeted.

🏈 Steelers Tom Brady responded to Ben Roethlisberger’s comments that it looked like he didn’t want to be out there on Sunday: “I think any time you lose, it’s not very fun for any of us. We just have to go play better. That’s the reality to solving a lot of issues, to play better and to win,” Brady said.

🏈 Steelers Ben Roethlisberger was at the 53rd Dove Awards in Nashville. Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian and gospel music.

🏈 Steelers Out of 39 concussions in the NFL this year, Kenny Pickett is the first player to return to full practice three days after suffering a brain injury, according to former Los Angeles Chargers head team doctor David Chao. Chao also notes that only six players all year have returned to play a game a week after a concussion.

🏈 Steelers Through six games, the Steelers have the third-worst points per game average in the league at 16.2. Only the Chicago Bears (15.5) and Denver Broncos (15.2) are worse.

🏈 Steelers Former Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu is a finalist for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

🏈 Steelers Iron City beer Bill Cowher cans have arrived at Hampton Beer Outlet.

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