Archive for the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ Category

Kevin Colbert: We could have a better Ben Roethlisberger after surgery

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has resumed throwing the ball as he continues rehabbing from right elbow surgery and everyone in Pittsburgh remains confident that the veteran will be ready to go at the start of the 2020 season. A return to form for Roethlisberger would be welcome for a Steelers team that struggled offensively with Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges filling in for him last season. At a press conference from the Scouting Combine on Tuesday, General Manager Kevin Colbert suggested that they may not just be getting the old Roethlisberger back.

Vontaze Burfict was ‘quietly reinstated’ by NFL last month after latest suspension

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Vontaze Burfict will be allowed to play again in the NFL, at least until his next dirty hit. Burfict, the Oakland Raiders linebacker whose on-field behavior has led to multiple suspensions, was reinstated last month, Tom Pelissero reported on NFL Network. Burfict was suspended for the rest of the 2019 season after an illegal hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle in Week 4.

How much is Antonio Brown worth?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Scandal-embroiled NFL free agent Antonio Brown was once one of the “world's highest-paid athletes” and ranked among Forbes' 30 under 30. But 2019, and even so far in 2020, has not been kind to the wide receiver, who was at one time the highest-paid NFL athlete to play that position, Forbes reported. Brown, 31, was the 24th highest-paid athlete, globally, in 2017, when he was worth an estimated $31.9 million, according to the outlet.

Former IndyCar winner Robbie Buhl forming new team to attempt Indy 500

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Two-time IndyCar winner Robbie Buhl and business partner Robert Citrone have announced the formation of a new team with an intent of entering the Indianapolis 500 this May. According to a release on Buhl Sport Detroit's website, Citrone/Buhl Autosport plans to make its debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 9 before attempting to qualify for the 500 later in the month. A driver and sponsor for the new entry have yet to be announced.

Roethlisberger says he’s making progress, will be cleared in three months

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is throwing footballs again after elbow surgery, and he says his doctor believes he's on pace to be cleared to full activities before training camp. Roethlisberger told Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his medical report was positive. Last year Roethlisberger played in just two games before being shut down for the season.

Ben Roethlisberger is back to throwing after elbow surgery

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Big bearded Ben is back to throwing five months after he was shut down for the season due to an elbow injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers shared a short clip of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — though it's easy to miss the identity at first — throwing a football at the Pittsburgh Sports Performance Center on Saturday. Roethlisberger, 37, had surgery on his right elbow in late September after suffering a non-contact injury to it during a Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

IRL race-winner Buhl behind new IndyCar team targeting Indy 500

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Two-time IRL race-winner Robbie Buhl is part of a new IndyCar Series team, Citrone/Buhl Autosport, that aims to contest this year's Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500. The team is a partnership between former Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner Buhl, who beat the likes of Adrian Fernandez and Bryan Herta to the 1992 Indy Lights title, his brother Tom and father-and-son Robert and Nick Citrone. Robert Citrone is founder of the Discovery Capital Management hedge fund, and the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team.

New IndyCar team set to debut at GP of Indianapolis

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Citrone/Buhl Autosport is a partnership between Robert and Nick Citrone, and Tom and former IndyCar driver Robbie Buhl. Robert Citrone is founder of Discovery Capital Management and the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his son Nick is a data analytics coordinator for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tom and Robbie own Buhl Sport Detroit, a motorsports marketing company that operates rallycross team, Racing4Detroit, and an advanced driver training program called Teen Street Skills.

Former Steelers assistant Dan Radakovich dies at 84

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Former Steelers assistant coach Dan Radakovich died Thursday. Robert Morris, where Radakovich spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach, announced his passing. Radakovich was the Steelers' defensive line/linebackers coach in 1971.

Longtime NFL, college assistant Dan Radakovich dies at 84

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Dan Radakovich, who starred as a linebacker at Penn State in the 1950s before winning two Super Bowls as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, has died. Radakovich was 84. Robert Morris University, where Radakovich served two stints as an assistant coach between 1994 and 2007, announced Radakovich's death on Thursday.