Steelers News: Bowling, Bell, Ventrone


The Steelers draft picks have been made and the offseason workout program is in full swing.

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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, June 7th.

Bowled over

The Steelers reported to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday to start their last week of OTAs before the mandatory minicamp but instead of hitting the tackling dummies and weight rooms they hit the lanes for some team-building bowling for the day.

"A different "spin" on OTAs: Day 7."

"Picking up the spare."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin usually reserves one of the days of minicamp for a team building exercise to allow the guys to have some time together but away from the field and the playbooks. I’m sure it gets pretty competitive between the guys even with an innocent game of bowling.

Big payday

Could Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell be part of the next group of NFL players getting large contracts? Kevin Seifert of ESPN’s NFL Nation suggests that Bell could be looking at a deal around $9 million per year, similar to the one signed by Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.

Bell was a second-round draft pick so the Steelers don’t have the option to pick up a fifth year on his rookie contract. He’ll be a free agent after this season if the Steelers don’t sign him to a new deal first. Bell’s payday will be directly related to how well his knee holds up after his last injury.

Because it’s the cup

Pittsburgh native Steelers safety Ross Ventrone is hyped for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup run. He’s got the hype videos to prove it. He did the same type videos for his alma mater Villanova for their NCAA tournament run, which resulted in a national championship for the team.

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That means that every team Ventrone has done hype videos for have won a championship. Well done, Ross, well done.