Steelers news: Pittsburgh meets with OL prospects, Pat Freiermuth injury update, and more
Pittsburgh meets with a few top offensive line prospects and Pat Freiermuth offers an update on his injured knee. Here’s the latest Steelers news.
With Senior Bowl practices taking place, fans of every NFL team are anxious to see who their coaches and scouts will be eying during the pre-draft process. This week, Mike Tomlin and some members of the Pittsburgh Steelers in on hand in Mobile, Alabama and we are starting to get a glimpse into the positions they could target early in the 2023 NFL Draft.
In addition to some Senior Bowl updates, tight end Pat Freiermuth offers an encouraging update on his knee that was injured during the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Here’s the latest Steelers news you need to know.
Recently, Pittsburgh met with DT Keeanu Benton in Mobile. But Since Senior Bowl week started, the Steelers brass seems to have taken a keen interest in some of the top offensive line prospects on hand. This week, Noah Strackbein of All Steelers reports that the team has met with some notable offensive line names like Ohio State OT Dawand Jones, Tennesse OT Darnell Wright, North Dakota State OL Cody Mauch, and BYU OT Blake Freeland.
This could be because the coaches and scouts meet with most players on hand in Mobile, but their interest is warranted. Photo’s from the Senior Bowl show Mike Tomlin scoping out the offensive line. If history repeats itself, we could be getting a pretty clear glimpse into which positions Pittsburgh could be targeting early in the 2023 NFL Draft. All three of these offensive linemen are projected to be selected in the first two rounds this April.
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In other Steelers news, Pat Freiermuth recently shed light on his knee during the final game of the 2022 season. Though things looked bleak at the time, the update was encouraging. Here’s what Freiermuth had to say, according to Teresa Varley of Steelers.com:
"“I went down, and I heard something. I definitely thought the worst and I was praying that it wasn’t. And I’m happy that it’s not… I’m very lucky that I dodged a bullet. I’m happy there’s no surgery and it’s just a sprain and so a month rehab and I’ll be good… Obviously the first month and a half of the offseason is just getting your body back and then getting back to your base level. So, I have to continue to do that and take some rest. But with rehab, that’s kind of my rest, just rehabbing my knee and then go from there.”"
Though Freiermuth’s knee injury still requires some rehabbing, it’s very encouraging to note that he’s right on track with where he should be and that this issue shouldn’t linger all the way through the offseason. This looked so much worse at the time, but the Steelers truly dodged a bullet.
Recently, CBS Sports conducted a Madden 23 simulation of Super Bowl LVII. According to Tyler Sullivan of CBS, the Kansas City Chiefs would steamroll the Philadelphia Eagles by a final score of 24-11. Take this video game sim with a grain of salt, as the Eagles are still favored in this contest. We will see how accurate (or inaccurate) this simulation proves to be following the Super Bowl.