Steelers regular season is right around the corner so whether we are predicting roster moves, previewing the next preseason game, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block for Tuesday, Aug. 26th.
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Ben Roethlisberger focus on Cleveland
The Steelers are going to sit Ben Roethlisberger for the preseason finale on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. Roethlisberger is already setting his sights on the Cleveland Browns, whom the Steelers will play in the regular-season opener on Sept. 7th. Mike Prisuta explains that since Roethlisberger doesn’t normally play the final preseason game, he’ll spend this week already preparing for the Mike Pettine coached Browns.
Bell and Blount could face suspension by Steelers
Scott Brown of ESPN points out that while LeBackfield probably won’t be punished by the league for their marijuana possession arrests last week until next season but that doesn’t mean they won’t face any punishment by the Steelers. Both Tomlin and Steelers president Art Rooney II indicated that punishment, including suspension, is on the table for both Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Both running backs played in last week’s preseason loss to the Eagles because Tomlin believed sitting them for a preseason game would be what he would consider punishment. Players who aren’t necessarily fighting for roster spots certainly don’t enjoy playing in preseason games so sitting them out last week or this week would be like suspending a kid from school after he was caught skipping class.
Art Rooney II ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
By now you’ve probably seen just about everybody complete the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s Steelers President Art Rooney II. To donate visit. www.alsa.org/donate