Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

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Friday, March 24th, 2017

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance, for allegedly spitting at a nurse, was dismissed at the prosecuting attorney's request, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a statement Wednesday. The felony charge carries a potential sentence of six to 12 months in jail upon conviction.

Colts keep up defensive rebuild with linebacker Spence (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis has signed inside linebacker Sean Spence, the latest move in a major defensive overhaul.

Jury hears from tattoo artist in ex-NFL star's murder trial (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
A California tattoo artist detailed to jurors Friday the violent artwork he inked on Aaron Hernandez that prosecutors say memorialize the former New England Patriots star's killing of two men. David Nelson testified Friday in a Boston courtroom that Hernandez visited Hermosa Ink in Hermosa Beach, California, in 2013 with a specific tattoo in mind for his right arm. Nelson said Hernandez instructed him to draw five bullets visible in the cylinder of the gun and one cylinder empty.

Kordell Stewart wins $3 million lawsuit against male YouTube sensation who said they dated (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Kordell Stewart hasn’t stopped facing questions since retiring from football. Just your classic story of an ex-NFL quarterback suing a male YouTube sensation who said they dated. Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kordell Stewart won $3 million in damages in his libel lawsuit against Andrew Caldwell, a viral video personality who claimed on an Atlanta radio station in October 2015 that Stewart bought him lavish gifts and had a sexual relationship with him, according to WCNC-TV.

Big Ten's leading receiver puts NFL combine snub behind him, turns in good pro day (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Austin Carr’s path to the NFL never was going to be a straight one, not after walking on at Northwestern as a zero-star recruit, not even seeing the field for two years for the Wildcats, and having to cut his teeth on special teams when he finally did. It just didn’t think Carr was worthy of attending the NFL’s scouting combine. Heck, the NFL even looked past its own rules about past conduct to invite Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook, who had past domestic violence complaints against him.

Free agent Hightower leaves without deal after visiting Jets (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Dont'a Hightower visited an AFC East rival - and left without a deal. The New York Jets announced Monday that they met with the free agent linebacker, one of the most-coveted players available this offseason. Hightower, who has helped the New England Patriots win two Super Bowls in his five NFL seasons, met with the Jets on Sunday and Monday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

Lions reach 3-year deal with T.J. Lang (The Associated Press)

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
T.J. Lang is switching sides in an NFC North rivalry - and returning to his roots. The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Lang, another significant move to bolster their offensive line in a busy offseason so far. Mike McCartney, Lang's agent, tweeted news of the contract Sunday.

NFL free agency preview: A couple of guards lead a thin offensive line group (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 6th, 2017
If you need help on the offensive line, this isn’t the best year to find it. The draft has remarkably few can’t-miss offensive line prospects. There are some solid options, but it will feel like a game of musical chairs, because there aren’t that many and there are more than a few teams that need help.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
The deal for the Steelers' all-time sack leader is worth $3.5 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The new contract is Harrison's second with Pittsburgh since he held an official retirement press conference in August 2014. The 38-year-old Harrison will enter his 15th season in the NFL, all but one with Pittsburgh.