Steelers news: Matt Canada remains, Pittsburgh reaches in mock draft, and more

Matt Canada of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Matt Canada of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

It was a quiet start to the week in Pittsburgh with NFL playoffs going on, but the latest Steelers news leaves fans dissatisfied early in the week.

For the first time in a while, it’s been a quiet couple of days for Pittsburgh Steelers fans. While we sat back and watched the Wild Card round of the playoffs unfold, we couldn’t help but think about how things would have played out if Pittsburgh made the tournament this year.

Sadly, a quick reality check is a reminder that this team still have a lot of work to do as we approach a long offseason. There isn’t a lot of Steelers news on this Tuesday morning, but fans will no doubt be dissatisfied with how little has transpired since the end of the 2022 regular season.

Steelers news

As we sit here today, Matt Canada remains the as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and fans have the right to question why. A recent rumor from Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 The Fan suggests that the team could be waiting to see if Byron Leftwich gets fired before giving Canada the axe.

This certainly seems like a stretch, and the longer we get into this process without a move, the more likely it is that Canada is here to say (at least until the end of his contract that expires following the 2023 season).

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NFL Mock Drafts don’t hold a ton of value this early in the offseason, but they are enticing nonetheless. Yesterday, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports released his first-round mock draft. With the 17th overall pick, he had the Pittsburgh Steelers reaching down the draft board for cornerback, Devon Witherspoon.

Witherspoon would be an unusual pick compared to what has normally mocked to Pittsburgh. He is CBS’s 35th overall ranked prospect and 7th-ranked cornerback. Considering that he has the Steelers taking him at pick 17, this is a massive reach — one that will remind many fans of when they selected Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs was a massive hit with close games pretty much all around. The AFC North had two representatives this year, as the Bengals and Ravens faced each other. In a bizarre play that included a fumble at the goal line that was scooped up for a defensive touchdown, Cincinnati saved their season and Baltimore was sent packing.

The final remaining AFC teams are the Chiefs, Bills, Bengals, and Jaguars. Kansas City and Jacksonville will square off in the divisional round at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday with the Buffalo hosting Cincinnati on Sunday during the same time frame. Here’s the full NFL playoff schedule.

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