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Share TweetFormer Colts and Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice is visiting the Steelers today, and Wednesday he will sit down and chat with the Browns. Last season Justice started 12 games for the Colts, but then was replaced by Gosder Cherilus. Justice’s firShare TweetWith the arrival of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski via free agency and quarterback Landry Jones via the fourth round of the 2013 draft, it’s highly unlikely that Charlie Batch’s 11-year run with the team will continue. So Batch can speak his mind. Thatâ
Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps FridayUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetThe NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins willSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetThe Steelers plunged to 8-8 in 2012. Some think they’ll be worse in 2013. Here’s a look at the quality of a draft class aimed at helping them get better. What they needed: Running back, receiver, linebacker, quarterback, cornerback, tight end, offensi
Steelers: Jones won't be 'given' starting LB jobUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetJarvis Jones evidently will have to battle for a starting job with the linebacker-thin Pittsburgh Steelers.Source: ESPN.com
Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honorUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetPirates catcher Russell Martin was named the National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, one day after helping lead his club to the top spot in the NL Central.Source: MLB.com
Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his momUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetThis happened: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games by Major League Baseball after throwing at Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals. This didn't: Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was suspended. Yet when the Pittsburgh Post-G…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetA year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers used a third-round pick on Sean Spence, a speedy and athletic prospect who had a future as a starting inside linebacker. Now, it sounds unlikely that Spence will ever play again. Spence severely injured his left knee …Share TweetTo help with your post-draft hangover, the AFC North blog will review each team's draft from last week. The first one should be posted later this morning. In case you missed it, here are the links for Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades on the AFC North teams and my…Source: ESPN.com
Why Jarvis Jones Was Perfect Pick for SteelersUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetPittsburgh’s selection of the Georgia linebacker was an illustration of the trust the Steelers have in developing players.Source: nytimes.com
The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cingrani and Clayton Kershaw have big daysUpdated Apr 29 Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to their best start since Barry Bonds, Doug Drabe…Source: yahoo.com
Mint Condition: Holy Grail For SaleApr 29Robert Edward Auctions consignment director Brian Dwyer discusses and shows off memorabilia available for auction, including a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card formerly owned by Charlie Sheen and Muhammad Ali fight-worn shoes.
Brewers Overpower PiratesApr 29Pitcher Yovani Gallardo hit his second homer of the season as the Brewers hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings to pound the Pirates.
Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…Apr 29The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources sayApr 29The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughtsApr 29ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.