Wideout Josh Gordon under Browns’ control as ERFA

February 21, 2018

Josh Gordon is no closer to reaching free agency after rejoining the Cleveland Browns for five games late last season. Gordon will enter the 2018 league year as an exclusive rights free agent as opposed to a restricted free agent, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per a source informed of the situation. In effect, Gordon isn’t free at all. The Browns maintain exclusive rights, which means the former Baylor…

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Ryan Shazier: I’m trying to come back, be an All-Pro

Pittsburgh Steelers
February 21, 2018

Ryan Shazier‘s road back from a serious spinal injury has included plenty of rehab and occasional visits to the Steelers, including appearances at the team’s facility and late-season games. The linebacker’s latest stop on his journey was a sit-down with teammate Roosevelt Nix, who recently received a new contract and started a podcast. Nix brought in Shazier for his third episode, and in the middle of discussing playing college ball…

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Steelers TE James found relief after Patriots’ SB loss

Pittsburgh Steelers
February 20, 2018

Jesse James is synonymous with more than just an outlaw these days. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end has become the poster boy for the “What the heck is a catch?” movement following his potential game-winning touchdown versus the New England Patriots being reversed upon review. James told Josh Moyer of the Centre Daily Times he hears about the play almost daily, and only found relief when the Philadelphia Eagles beat…

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Joe Thomas lobbies Kirk Cousins to consider Browns

February 15, 2018

Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a Tuesday tweet from Cousins, in which the former Redskins passer said he and his family we’re “interested in hearing where the best spot is for us,” Thomas…

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Johnny Manziel to return to football in Spring League

February 14, 2018

Johnny Manziel will return to a football field in late March. The ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback announced Wednesday he would be joining The Spring League in Austin, Texas beginning on March 28. Back in Texas where it all started. I’ll be joining @TheSpringLeague in Austin to get #ComebackSZN started! Can’t wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do! #cantwaitforspring pic.twitter.com/zMk5223HCc — Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2)…

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Steelers sign FB Roosevelt Nix to 4-year deal thru 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers
February 10, 2018

Roosevelt Nix is cashing in on a career year. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed the fullback on Saturday to a four-year deal through 2021. Nix was slated to be a restricted free agent after playing out two successive one-year contracts with the Steelers. Nix made his first Pro Bowl in 2017, replacing New England Patriots fullback James Develin. Nix played in all 17 of Pittsburgh’s regular season and postseason games, tallying…

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Rooney: Steelers seek long-term deal for Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers
February 7, 2018

Impending free agent Le’Veon Bell isn’t alone in his newfound confidence that a long-term agreement will be reached to solidify his future in Pittsburgh. Speaking to local reporters Wednesday, Steelers president Art Rooney II echoed Bell’s sentiments. The organization would “like to have a long-term contract with Le’Veon,” Rooney confirmed, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Although Rooney conceded that these lucrative commitments rarely get finalized until the last…

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Ryan Shazier discharged from UPMC rehab institute

Pittsburgh Steelers
February 1, 2018

They aren’t playing in the Super Bowl, but the Pittsburgh Steelers received some welcome news on Thursday. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced that linebacker Ryan Shazier has been discharged from the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and will “transition into an outpatient therapy program through the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.” “I’ve had a lot of 1st downs at UPMC, but you know being the defensive guy I am, my…

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Cam Heyward: Blame on Mike Tomlin is ‘load of crap’

Pittsburgh Steelers
January 26, 2018

Pittsburgh’s drama-filled season ended earlier than most expected — so early that one Steeler considered skipping the Pro Bowl because he was still too upset about the loss. “After the [Jacksonville] game, I didn’t know if I even wanted to come for a while,” Heyward said Thursday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “But you have to make the most of a situation. It’s an awesome experience. Every player should get to…

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Le’Veon Bell confident long-term deal will get done

Pittsburgh Steelers
January 24, 2018

ORLANDO — Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t come to a long-term contract agreement last offseason, forcing the running back to play on the franchise tag. This go-around Bell is more confident sides can come to terms on a multi-year deal. “I think where we were last year at this point, we’re a lot further than we were last year. I think we’ll eventually come to an agreement and…

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