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  • Ranking NFL's second-year QBs based on how likely it is they'll take a leap in 2022

    CBS Sports "In the modern-day NFL, it's often in Year 2 when an eventual star quarterback comes into his own, finds his groove, and parlays previous flashes into consistent high-level play.  There was Carson Wentz in 2017, Patrick Mahomes in 2018, and Lamar..." May 17

  • Steelers complete second G.M. interview with Omar Khan

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers continued moving toward a General Manager hire on Tuesday. The team announced that they have completed a second interview with their vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan. " May 17

  • NFL’s quarterback movement shows no sign of slowing down in the future

    The Athletic "The teams of the NFC South began the 2019 season with a quarterback lineup featuring four household names. With Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston under center for their teams,..." May 17

  • Steelers scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt interviews for Bills assistant GM job

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers may be losing a member of their front office to an AFC rival. Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt interviewed with Bills General Manager Brandon Beane for the Bills’ assistant GM job, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. " May 17

  • Predicting NFL's 2022 Surprise Impact Rookies

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL draft class has yet to play a single snap, but we already know the players who are expected to be stars. High draft picks like Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux are expected to stand out after stellar college careers. Hitting on..." May 17

  • Top NFL free agents of 2023

    Sportsnaut "The list of 2023 NFL free agents is incredibly full right now. That includes former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and one of the best wide receivers in the game, Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Obviously, this list will dwindle as top-end players sign contract extensions...." May 16

  • 'Monday Night Football' to Get Flexible Scheduling in December Starting with 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is set to begin experimenting with scheduling tweaks for Monday Night Football during the 2023 season. ESPN's Adam Schefter recently spoke with the league's vice president of broadcast scheduling Mike North, and he revealed a feature for some of..." May 16

  • Antonio Brown wants to retire as a Steeler

    WTAE Pittsburgh "Former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is tweeting about his former team claiming he wants to come back — just not to play. Brown tweeted he wants to come back to the team that drafted him 195th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, but only to retire. " May 16

  • Each NFL Division's Biggest 2022 Offseason Winner

    Bleacher Report "The events of the 2022 offseason are bound to create seismic shifts in the NFL landscape for years to come. It's hard to remember an offseason that featured so much player movement. Between trades and free agency, we've seen elite talent at important positions change..." May 16

  • Steelers Release OLB John Simon

    Pro Football Rumors "A two-year starter for the Patriots and a nine-year NFL veteran, John Simon saw another team hand him walking papers Monday. A few months after the Titans cut the veteran edge defender, the Steelers did the same. Pittsburgh had signed Simon to a reserve/futures deal in late..." May 16

  • Predicting Every NFL Team's Breakout Player for 2022

    Bleacher Report "One of the hardest things to account for in any given NFL season is the progression or regression of a player. Development is rarely linear, so it's not as if the previous season ends and everyone is suddenly better on day one of the next season. This is especially true of younger..." May 16

  • Ranking NFL teams headed for roughest ride in 2022

    CBS Sports "It's May in the NFL. The month of OTAs and hope springing eternal. Except where it really doesn't. Because we all know this is a league of haves and have nots. And it seems more extreme than ever as best I can tell, after an offseason of team after team making power..." May 16

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Remaining 2022 Offseason Need

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL draft has come and gone, but free agency rolls on. Just this week, we saw former Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry find a new home with the New Orleans Saints, and big-name players such as edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney and wide receiver Odell Beckham..." May 15

  • Identifying the 3 best Julio Jones free agent landing spots

    Sportsnaut "Julio Jones remains a free agent two months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. As training camp approaches, interest should pick up in the star wide receiver with Super Bowl contenders looking for another big weapon to help their quarterback. It shouldn’t be long..." May 15

  • 1 Veteran Free Agent Who Could Help Each Super Bowl Contender

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL offseason has seen an arms race unlike any other, as teams have been more aggressive than usual in beefing up. We've seen trades for Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, and that's just the major quarterback..." May 15

  • Panthers Looking To Add Pass Rusher

    Pro Football Rumors "Carolina lost Haason Reddick early in free agency and did not enter the draft holding a Day 2 pick. While the Panthers acquired a third-rounder, they used it to take Matt Corral. After addressing their top needs with their first two selections, the Panthers did not use one of..." May 14

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Is NFL's Biggest Wild-Card Free Agent Still on the Market

    Bleacher Report "As spring turns into summer and NFL training camps draw nearer, free agency has wound down. Most of the players who will make a sizable impact this season already know where they will play in 2022. However, there are a few big names who are still on the open market. Some are..." May 14

  • The most unusual quirks in 2022/23 NFL schedule

    CBS Sports "There are always some crazy quirks when it comes to the NFL schedule and this year is no different. The one weird thing about quirks is that not all of them are created equally. Some teams will be happy about the quirks on their schedule while plenty of other teams won't be so thrilled with..." May 14

  • Projecting Every NFL Team's Starting Lineup for 2022

    Bleacher Report "Over the next few months, NFL teams will go through minicamps, training camp and the preseason as rosters take shape before Week 1 of the 2022 campaign. Across the league, in-house position battles will include rookies, experienced veterans and backups in competition for..." May 14

  • NFL Players Who Thrived in Their First Seasons After Being Traded

    Bleacher Report "While any trade around the NFL has good intentions, a change of scenery does not always lead to the results hoped for. In select cases, however, the deal surpasses expectations—even if a player was already an established star. This could be based on a Super Bowl..." May 14

  • Steelers QB Kenny Pickett handles rookie camp like he’s been there before

    The Athletic "It was only a handful of structured plays during a walk-through — no helmet, no pads, no defense and at less than full speed — and even Mike Tomlin was much more interested in checking out undrafted rookie free-agent linebacker Tyree Johnson than paying much attention to..." May 14

  • 2022 NFL Rookies Facing Too Much Pressure in Year 1

    Bleacher Report "Pressure might make diamonds, but it can also make for disappointing rookie seasons.  In some cases, rookies are put in a position where much is expected in Year 1 and it works out. Micah Parsons was supposed to help transform a poor Cowboys defense and responded by..." May 14

  • Ranking the Best QB Matchups of the 2022 NFL Season After Schedule Release

    Bleacher Report "While there might never be enough high-end quarterbacks to go around in the NFL, we're living in a golden age of top-tier talent. From members of the old guard like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers to youngsters like Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow, there are enough superstars to..." May 13

  • Biggest NFL roster holes for all 32 teams after the 2022 draft

    ESPN "This NFL offseason has been nothing if not entertaining. Some NFL teams made a huge splash in free agency, such as the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos, while other made major improvements in the 2022 draft, such as the Philadelphia Eagles and New York..." May 13

  • NFL schedule 2022: Ranking the 10 best games of the season

    The Athletic "The NFL released its 2022 schedule Thursday night, so we went through to identify the 10 best games. Note that this is a completely objective exercise, so if you don’t see a game that you think should be on here, it’s because you are wrong, and I am..." May 13

  • Ranking the NFL's 7 Best Defenses After the 2022 Draft

    Bleacher Report "In an offseason characterized by quarterback and wide receiver movement, it can be easy to forget the vital role of defense in the quest for a Super Bowl.  There were plenty of offensive superstars who found new homes this offseason. The AFC, in particular, saw an arms race for..." May 13

  • Will Kenny Pickett or Mitch Trubisky start? Handicapping Pittsburgh Steelers' QB competition

    ESPN "The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers had an open quarterback competition, Jim Miller, Mike Tomczak and Kordell Stewart were vying for the job during the 1996 offseason. Now, nearly three decades later, a new trio of challengers are preparing to compete for the job. That..." May 13

  • Kenny Pickett reveals Ben Roethlisberger’s important gesture after getting drafted

    Clutch Points "The Ben Roethlisberger era in Pittsburgh is over after 18 seasons. Roethlisberger is a future Hall of Fame quarterback who was the face of the Steelers during his time with the organization. But the 40-year old announced his retirement following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 campaign...." May 13

  • 7 Moves We Wish Would Have Happened in 2022 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "For NFL teams, it never does much good to dwell on what could have been. A lot of franchises probably wish they hadn't passed on Tom Brady back in the 2000 draft, but that hasn't made their respective paths to success any easier over the past couple of..." May 12

  • Steelers Conduct Second GM Interviews With Brandon Hunt, Omar Khan

    Pro Football Rumors "The Steelers’ thorough general manager search has seen a few outside candidates receive second interviews. Ryan Cowden (Titans), John Spytek, Andy Weidl (Eagles) and former Bills GM Doug Whaley have met with the Steelers twice about their GM..." May 12

  • Predicting 10 remaining NFL free-agent signings

    ESPN "In the real world, it's usually better to get your holiday shopping done as early as possible. In the NFL, the opposite might be true. You don't want to wait until the last possible second to sign somebody to your roster, but smart organizations often take it easy during the opening..." May 12

  • Steelers To Conduct Second GM Interview With Andy Weidl

    Pro Football Rumors "The list of general manager candidates receiving second looks from the Steelers continues to grow. Pittsburgh is set to interview Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl again, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. A Pittsburgh native, Weidl began his front..." May 12

  • How top QBs can lead the way on fully guaranteed deals across the NFL

    The Score "The NFL is famously the only major sports league in North America that does not customarily guarantee the full amount of player contracts. But contrary to popular belief, the players' unions in the NBA, MLB, and NHL did not establish a pattern of guaranteed deals through the..." May 12

  • NFL Teams Headed in the Wrong Direction in 2022

    Bleacher Report "Every team has a blank slate and plenty of hope going into the 2022 NFL season. Some squads have reason to be optimistic after landing marquee veteran talent and drafting elite prospects this offseason. Others have suffered losses that could cost them dearly in..." May 12

  • Five NFL Draft picks from G5 schools who will make an instant impact

    The Athletic "G5 (Group of Five) teams produce great NFL talent, and this year is no different. There were two G5 players taken in the first round of the draft — the first was Cincinnati cornerback Sauce Gardner (selected fourth overall by the Jets). Gardner’s a..." May 12

  • Is Ben Roethlisberger bitter about how time with Steelers ended?

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger saw his skills decline rather dramatically over the final two seasons of his career, but he still managed to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to the playoffs in both. His decision to retire was a logical one, but would he have stuck around if the team asked him to? One..." May 12

  • Former Steeler Jerome Bettis keeps his promise 28 years later

    Clutch Points "We all know Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis as a bruising running back who is one of the best to ever do it. But long before he began his NFL career, Bettis made a promise: To finish college at Notre Dame. He’s done just that. The ex-Steelers..." May 12

  • 5 NFL teams who could be on the verge of rebuilds

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are becoming more open to rebuilds, with the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons becoming the latest to tear things down. While it’s a direction no organization wants to take, there are signs a few more teams could be headed in this direction. A front office choosing..." May 12

  • The 2022 NFL QB Commitment Index, Post-Draft Edition

    The Ringer "Pursuing quarterbacks is a lot like pursuing love. Sometimes the right person comes along when you least expect it; other times you have to dredge through the Bumble muck of Drew Locks and Sam Darnolds in hopes of finding the one. When you’re in that latter group, nothing is more..." May 12

  • Ranking the NFL's Best Bargain Adds of the 2022 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Everyone loves a great deal. It's why dollar stores and early-bird specials exist, and it's why sleepers are a common topic in fantasy football. As in life, great bargains are sought after in the NFL. They can help construct a winning roster by adding talent and..." May 11

  • Every NFL Team's 2022 Undrafted Free Agent Most Likely to Make the Roster

    Bleacher Report "If first-round picks serve as the foundation of a team's roster, undrafted free agents are the joists to provide a sturdy floor.  Every young man wants to hear his name called during the NFL draft, but a late-round draft selection isn't always in an..." May 11

  • Doug Whaley completes second interview for Steelers’ G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "Former Bills General Manager Doug Whaley completed his second interview for the Steelers’ General Manager job, the team announced Wednesday. Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden and Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek also are expected..." May 11

  • NFL draft 2022: Best team fits for top rookies

    ESPN "The right team fit is crucial when talking about NFL rookies and how they project at the next level. We saw numerous talented prospects selected over seven rounds during the 2022 NFL draft, but which ones landed in the perfect scheme for their skill sets? Who was put in the best possible..." May 11

  • Chris Carson, Nelson Agholor and other veterans who could be replaced by rookies

    CBS Sports "Every draft class brings a wave of rookies primed to unseat veterans, which ultimately leads to their release. Sometimes those cuts are surprising. Other times we can see them coming from a mile away. The cost of young, springy players makes it alluring for teams to utilize them as contributors..." May 11

  • NFL Draft 2023: Scouting CJ Stroud, Bryce Young and the top quarterback prospects

    The Athletic "Now that the collective mocking of the 2022 NFL Draft’s quarterback class has finished, let’s turn our attention to the 2023 crop of signal callers. At first glance, the QBs who could wind up in next year’s draft are more promising than those in this year’s group,..." May 11

  • Five NFL reunions that should happen for 2022 season

    CBS Sports "The big waves of NFL free agency are over, but notable names are still scattered throughout the market. Sometimes, late in the offseason, or late in careers, the best play is the familiar one. With that in mind, here are five reunions that make sense for the 2022 season, from Nick..." May 11

  • The Most Overrated NFL Teams Heading into the 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason didn't disappoint fans hoping to see star players find new homes. But despite all the headline-grabbing moves, we've yet to see how things will play out on the field. So after sifting through every transaction and draft pick, we're turning our..." May 11

  • Why it might be a while before you get trading cards for NFL draft picks

    ESPN "As soon as Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker's name was called by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the first pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year's NFL draft, trading card company Panini got to work creating an instant card with..." May 11

  • 2023 NFL Draft: The most intriguing prospects from every Big Ten football program

    The Athletic "It’s never too early to look ahead. With the Big Ten’s spring football calendar officially in the rearview, we’re on to the 2022 season and — as important — the 2023 NFL Draft. Specifically, we’re taking a looking at some of the..." May 11

  • Luke Kuechly ranks 5 hardest running backs to tackle

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers linebacking legend Luke Kuechly recently ranked the five hardest players he ever tried to tackle, and the man known as “Beast-Mode,” Marshawn Lynch, was at the top of that infamous list. Kuechly is not just the best linebacker in the Panthers’..." May 11