The Steelers draft picks have been made and the offseason workout program is in full swing.
Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the team starts to put in the work to prepare for the 2016 NFL season we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, May 10th.
The Steelers wrapped up their Rookie Minicamp this weekend and it ended with some roster moves. Try-out players were invited to participate in the minicamp this weekend along with the draft picks and undrafted free agent signings. Out of the try-out players who joined four of them were signed.
The team announced on Monday that they have signed running backs Brandon Brown-Dukes can Cameron Stingily, wide receiver Marcus Tucker and cornerback Donald Washington. To make room for the additions to the 90-man roster the Steelers released running backs Christian Powell and Rajion Neal, wide receiver Tobias Palmer and cornerback Isaiah Frey.
The Steelers will keep a 90-man roster until the first cuts are made in training camp this summer.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains how it looks like the Steelers went after specific types of players in the 2016 NFL Draft. First and foremost they were after players who have a genuine love for the game of football. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert thinks they’ve found that in cornerback Artie Burns.
Burns explained during rookie minicamp that he’s willing to absorb all of the material the coaches throw at him and he considers himself very coachable, even to the point of saying that he left his ego in Miami. It would be nice to have a rookie on defense for the Steelers come out and play like he wants to prove his worth, wouldn’t it?
Four more years!
Former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden has joined the ranks of the NFL media and shared his thoughts with Brooke Cersosimo on a variety of topics. Everyone can pretty much agree that the Steelers’ window of winning another Super Bowl directly relates to how many more years Ben Roethlisberger can play at a high level.
McFadden thinks that due to the level of production Roethlisberger has already put out there and the fact that he’s lost weight in an effort to stay healthier Ben’s got about four more good years at a high level. No time like the present to get that seventh Lombardi Trophy.