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🏈 Mike Tomlin received the 2024 Professional Coach of the Year from the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC).

The award is to honor a minority coach who has excelled on the field and had an exemplary season, or a coach who has used his position to advance diversity in the professional ranks. The honoree has to demonstrate integrity, character and excellence both on and off the field.

The NCMFC was founded by University of Maryland Coach Michael Locksley in 2020 to promote equity.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the coalition,” said Tomlin. “I really appreciate the vision of Coach Locksley and others and honored to come alongside them an in effort to make things better for those who come after us.

“I look forward to continuing to put my hand in the pile and to do work as we move forward.”

🏈 The Baltimore Ravens current offer for former Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is reportedly range of $6.5M per year, according to Browns insider Brad Stainbrook. Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported that there’s interest on both sides between the Ravens and Henry.

🏈 Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette predicts that the Pittsburgh Steelers will open the regular season in Denver against Russell Wilson’s former team on Monday Night Football.

🏈 The Las Vegas Raiders are discussing a possible trade with Chicago for quarterback Justin Fields.

“As the market shrivels up for Justin Fields, Raiders kicking the tires on a possible reunion with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy,” Vic Tafur of The Athletic wrote.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers quarterback Kent Nix, born on March 12, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nix was the Steelers starting quarterback from 1967-1969. In 1970, the Steelers selcted quarterback Terry Bradshaw at No. 1 overall out of Louisiana Tech. The Steelers traded Nix during the 1970 preseason to the Minnesota Vikings, but he failed to make their roster and signed with the Bears before the season started.

🎥 Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report said Russell Wilson’s meeting with Mike Tomlin went so well, and both connected on a level that spanned far beyond just football. That’s a key reason why Wilson signed with the Steelers.



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