When the Pittsburg Steelers initially selected Tyler Matakevich as a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft back in 2016, they had no solid plans of using him. The man from Temple wasn’t deemed as an ideal long-term starter, besides; the Steelers weren’t exactly looking for depth in their squad. They were counting on starters, Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier to boost Pittsburg Steelers odds, while Vince Williams had by then been established as the go-to backup. Pittsburg passed on the opportunity to re-sign Terrence Garvin but ended up signing free agent Steven Johnson. L.J Fort was called back to the team and Jordan Zumwalt was still around.
When appearing on the recent NFL Network broadcast, Bell confirmed that he's very close to securing a deal this season. According to NFL Network, Bell is ranked No. 5 based on their voting system. He announced that they're still working on it and the deal is getting a lot closer compared to last year. That's what makes him happy this season and hopefully something will be done in the coming days. He is fully committed to get it done and looking forward to it. With the good news doing rounds about Bell's contract Pittsburgh Steelers odds remain high so far with many betting platforms.
Great news for Steelers fans and players as Ryan Shazier, a prominent Pittsburgh Steelers player, talks about returning to the NFL in the 2018 season. In fact, this star football player has vowed to get back into form for the upcoming 2018 NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers odds of winning the Super Bowl is the fourth best in the NFL next season because they have one of the most talented rosters in the league. Despite having a lot of talent on their team, the Steelers are still trying to add more talent to the team in hopes of winning the Super Bowl next season.
The Steelers performance at the 2018 NFL Draft can be summarized with a solid grade of B+. This is at least according to NFL.com who awarded the team this grade after a coupled of players were drafted. Those drafted include quarterback Mason Rudolph and his Oklahoma State counterpart receiver James Washington, Chukwuma Okorafor, Jaylen Samuels, Marcus Allen and Joshua Frazier. All these players were in the top 100 picks overall apart from Samuels and Frazier who were No. 165 and No. 246 respectively. The players are also diverse with a running back, defensive tackle, and offensive tackle summarizing the outlook of the players' positions. The Steelers odds to win the AFC North will definitely look better if the draft is anything to go by.
If you met Bennie Cunningham back in West-Oak High School in South Carolina, you wouldn't know what to expect. Those who knew him those days say, he was a nice and caring individual who you always wanted to meet again. Cunningham later became a superstar and among the top Pittsburgh players when they dominated the NFL back in the 70s. As a great player for Steelers, Cunningham was a critical tight end and featured twice in the winning Steelers' winning teams that won two of the four Super Bowl titles.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2017 season with a 13-3 record, which was tied for the best record in the NFL. However, they failed to take advantage of the fact that they get to play at home in the playoffs and were knocked out by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The status of Bud Dupree rookie contract at the Steelers is yet to be known according to general manager Kevin Colbert. The GM said that a decision on whether the contract will go for the fifth-year option will be made by May 3. A number of Steelers players today on the team had that option exercised. The prevailing rule is that a contract runs for four years with the possibility of a fifth. Players like Cameron Heyward and David DeCastro benefited from this rule.
LeVeon Bell was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 2013. It is no secret that his style of play is unique and widely admired by both fans and fellow football players. Having said this, Bell is also known for some off-field drama; which does not leave a very good taste in the mouths of fans. From a DUI to a drug test charade and perennial complaints about contract deals, Bell is indeed a tough nut to crack. This not to mention that he was a no-show for the entire off-season and pre-season.