Steelers News: Bryant, Munchak, Weddle

The Steelers offseason which includes everything from free agency to draft prep and anything in between is in full swing.

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Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the offseason starts to heat up we’ll be looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Mar. 15th.

Bryant suspension

On Monday the news came out that Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant was not going to be appealing his suspension and it would begin immediately. His suspension will be for at least a year and he’ll have to for reinstatement at least 60 days prior to the end of the year.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert released a statement following the announcement of the suspension on behalf of the team.

“We are very disappointed that Martavis Bryant has put himself in this current situation of being suspended by the league. He is at a crossroads of his professional life, and he needs to understand significant changes need to occur in his personal life if he wants to regain his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler. We are hopeful that Martavis will take the necessary steps to develop the discipline in his personal life to become a successful player and a good teammate.” – Kevin Colbert

Looks like the Steelers won’t be releasing Bryant, depending on how his suspension plays out.

Fine rescinded

In news guaranteed to annoy Bengals fans Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak revealed that the $10K fine he was given during the Steelers’ Wild Card win over the Bengals has been rescinded by the NFL.

Munchak was fined as a result of a scuffle with Bengals safety Reggie Nelson. Nelson had sent Steelers running back Jordan Todman to the sidelines and he followed him there. Munchak went to restrain Nelson from going after Todman out of bounds and caught some of Nelson’s hair in his hand where he was holding the play-call sheets.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says that Munchak told ESPN at Ohio State’s pro day that his appeal of the fine was successful and the NFL determined that Munchak’s actions were inadvertent. Suck it, Bengals.

Now we have to hate him

So it’s no secret that the Steelers were interested in former Chargers safety Eric Weddle this offseason. He would have fit into the defense and provided flexibility to the secondary and now it’s all crap because he’s signed with the friggin Ravens.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Weddle signed a four-year, $26 million contract with $13 million in guarantees. The Steelers ended up not even making an offer to Weddle. Clearly because he sucks and is all washed up now.