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 Thursday, May 19th.
Back in Black & Gold
The Steelers announced a roster move on Tuesday. They brought back tight end David Johnson on a one-year contract. Johnson was originally signed by the Steelers as a seventh-round draft pick out of Arkansas State.
Johnson spent the 2014-15 seasons with the San Diego Chargers collecting 24 receptions for 224 yards and one receiving touchdown. He makes the second Chargers tight end the Steelers have signed this offseason. To make room for Johnson the team released tight end David Reeves.
Testing, testing, 123
Steelers linebacker James Harrison likes to share. He’s a generous guy. He shares a lot with Steeler Nation via social media. Whether it’s his workout routine, jersey or memorabilia giveaways, pictures of his dogs or time spent with his sons Harrison shares it with us.
In mid-March Harrison shared on Instagram the process of getting a random PED test administered by the NFL. Tuesday night a “random” tester came knocking at Harrison’s door again. He was ready with his camera phone only this time the tester informed Harrison that he wouldn’t be tested if he remained filming.
First off, can you imagine having the balls to roll up on James Harrison’s house, tell him he has to pee in a cup and then tell him he can’t do something he wants to do? Anyway, a missed test would count the same as a positive test so James is forced to comply. He explained later that taking the test was never the issue.
James Harrison’s agent says that he’s allowed to video the tests but the NFL released a statement indicating that the policy regarding specimen collection for the PED testing requires there be no cameras but doesn’t explain why Harrison was able to video the last test but not this one.
I betcha we win
Sports betting site Bovada has released the projected win totals for the NFL teams now that the draft and free agency is done with. They have the Steelers tied with Carolina, New England, Seattle and Green Bay with 10.5 wins, the most in the NFL.
The Steelers went 11-5 in 2015 and eventually lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional playoff game. What say you, Steeler Nation? Do you take over or under 10.5 wins for the Steelers in 2016?