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Who’s Playing Their Last Game as a Steeler?

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Will Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals be the Steelers last game of the 2018-19 season?

As most of you know by now, the Steelers need to win and have the Browns beat the Ravens in order to qualify for the playoffs.

If this doesn’t happen, the teams front office will immediately turn to the 2019 Draft and free agency.

As they do every year, Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and Art Rooney face a number a number of decisions with unrestricted free agents and also with players they may choose to release.

Unrestricted Free Agents: 

  • RB: Le’Veon Bell, Stevan Ridley
  • WR: Justin Hunter, Derrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers
  • TE: Jesse James, Xavier Grimble
  • OL: Matt Feiler, Ramon Foster, B.J. Finney,
  • DL: Daniel McCullers, Tyson Alualu,
  • LB: L.J. Fort, Anthony Chickillo,
  • CB: Coty Sensabaugh
  • P: Jordan Berry

Possible Cap Cuts?

  • OT Marcus Gilbert
  • LB Bud Dupree
  • LB Jon Bostic
  • S Morgan Burnett
  • CB Artie Burns

Who Stays/Who Goes? 

To make this easy, here are the players I’d look to bring back: Eli Rogers, Jesse James, Matt Feiler, B.J. Finney, L.J. Fort, Coty Sensabaugh, Morgan Burnett, Jon Bostic

Regardless if they make the playoffs, aside from on the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers roster and coaching staff is overdue of a major overhaul.

Gilbert has proven to be unreliable and when given the opportunity, Feiler has done a nice filling in. As far as Dupree and Burns, it’s time to cut the cord as both have been given ample time to live up to their first round draft status.

Aside from a handful of defensive players such as Cam Heyward, TJ Watt, Stephon Tuitt, Joe Haden, Javon Hargrave and Terrell Edmunds, I’d consider the rest of the defensive depth expendable and highly replaceable.

This off-season has the potential to be one of the more active and entertaining in quite some time.

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Report: Rescheduled Steelers-Titans Game to be Nationally Televised on CBS

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The rescheduled game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans is expected to be nationally televised on CBS, according to a report by the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

As for when the game will be played, Marchand is reporting it will be played on Monday at 5 p.m., or Tuesday at 6 or 7 p.m.

The Steelers and Titans were originally supposed to square off Sunday at 1 p.m., but that game has been postponed after three Titans players and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. The total has no risen to ten since the outbreak was first reported.

The NFL announced in a statement Wednesday that the game would be postponed to Monday or Tuesday to “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing.”

Another option that has been discussed would reschedule the game for Week 7, which is Tennessee’s bye week, and push the Steelers-Ravens matchup scheduled for that Sunday to Week 8. The Steelers and Ravens currently share a bye Week 8.

Marchand added that the league prefers to play the game Monday to keep competitive balance, while CBS wants to play the game at 7 p.m. as to not disrupt their news programming.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/30/20

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The Steelers were back to work on the practice field Wednesday despite learning their upcoming game against Tennessee is being moved to either Monday or Tuesday.

In this clip, the defense, most notably the secondary works on coverage, runs to stay conditioned and shows the chemistry of the entire unit.

Footage courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers

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Where Would a Monday or Tuesday Night Steelers Game Be Broadcast?

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If the NFL follows historical precedent, the the Steelers game against the Titans, moved to Monday or Tuesday night by the league on Wednesday, will still be broadcast locally on CBS affiliate KDKA-TV, but no final decision has been for the game at this time, Steelers Now has learned.

In the past, when Sunday games have been postponed to a weeknight for other issues, the games have been broadcast locally as they would normally be on a Sunday afternoon, and not nationally in competition with other broadcasts.

ESPN has exclusive national broadcast rights for Monday night games and they will be airing the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers game, starting at 8:15 p.m. Monday night.


There is no exclusive national broadcast window for Tuesday nights, of course, but there would have to be some type of arrangement made with CBS to remove the game from that network and have it be broadcast nationally.

KDKA-TV and other CBS affiliates in the Pittsburgh and Nashville markets would also have to deal with the prospect of pre-empting primetime network broadcasts. CBS is scheduled to air long-running series Big Brother on Monday night and NCIS on Tuesday night.

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