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The Steelers have added a veteran punter to the roster, as reports say the team has inked 37-year-old veteran punter Brian Moorman. Moorman will have to beat out Drew Butler to make the Steelers roster. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL
Share TweetOn Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers addressed a much needed position in the NFL Draft. A running back. Le’Veon Bell is the man the Steelers decided to invest in. Bell had over 30 career rushing touchdowns at Michigan State and looks to be the startingShare TweetWinston Justice had a reasonably busy week anyway, with visits set up with the Steelers and Browns. And the Dolphins have had basically every other available tackle in for a look. So it’s natural that the two get together. Adam Schefter of ESPN reportsSource: profootballtalk.com
Hines Ward doesn’t believe football is ready for openly gay playerUpdated Apr 30 Share TweetAt a time when many in the media and multiple straight players seem to be almost rooting for a gay NFL player to come out of the closet, former Steelers receiver and NBC analyst Hines Ward believes that the time may not be right for it to happen. “I donSource: profootballtalk.com
Wake-up call: Talking wide receiversUpdated Apr 30 Share TweetThere's a chance that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton could press Emmanuel Sanders for playing time. There was no chance that the Baltimore Ravens were going to take wide receiver Quinton Patton in the fourth round. And then ther…Source: ESPN.com
Gallardo belts one of five Brewers homers in routUpdated Apr 30 Share TweetThe Brewers plated five in the first and didn't let up, twice going back-to-back, with Yovani Gallardo getting in on the homer parade while dazzling on the hill in a 10-4 win over the Pirates on Monday at Miller Park.Source: MLB.com
Draft provides some helping hands for Steelers offenseUpdated Apr 30 Share TweetSteelers find some new targets for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the draft in receivers Markus Wheaton and Justin Brown.Source: post-gazette.com
Jones Must Earn Starting RoleApr 30ESPN.com AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley examines Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's statement that first-round pick Jarvis Jones will have to compete for the outside linebacker job.
Hines Ward calls in to 'NFL AM'Apr 30Former wide receiver Hines Ward weighs in on the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the loss of linebacker James Harrison to the Cincinnati Bengals and the addition of first-round draft pick linebacker Jarvis Jones.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …Apr 30The young Warriors aren't quite ready to close out a series on the road, writes J.A. Adande.
Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead…Apr 30In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.