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Steelers News: Devlin Hodges isn’t concerned about the cold weather in December/January

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 15 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Buffalo Bills we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Devlin Hodges isn’t concerned about playing in the cold, wind and snow in the winter months.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have turned to a Duck to get them to the playoffs, and as Devlin Hodges told media Wednesday, Ducks don’t mind the cold weather.

Steelers’ Devlin Hodges ready for December football

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sticking to character, Devlin Hodges knew exactly how to downplay the prospect of playing a football game in subfreezing weather for the first time in his life.

“Ducks like it when it’s a little bit colder anyway,” said the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback whose ubiquitous nickname, of course, is “Duck.”

It was a breezy 31 degrees, according to accuweather.com, as Hodges spoke just after Steelers practice ended Thursday. It is expected to be even a bit chillier come Sunday night when the Steelers (8-5) host the Buffalo Bills (9-4) in a game with heavy AFC playoff implications.

Hodges’ QB counterpart Sunday, Josh Allen, played in college at Wyoming and was drafted by the NFL team perhaps most synonymous with poor winter weather conditions. A native of Kimberly, Ala. who played in college at nearby Samford University, Hodges insisted the weather conditions won’t affect him.

“Once I get out there and get going and get active, I am not really cold,” Hodges said. “I am out there sweating and with the body heat and everything, so it’s going to be fine.

“I mean, as a quarterback I’ve still got to throw it, and the other quarterback has still got to throw it the same weather that I do. So, just go to go out and do it.”

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  • There will be a lot of Edmunds on the field and in the stands this Sunday night.

Family loyalties will be tested by Edmunds brothers matchup between Steelers, Bills

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Edmunds brothers don’t have to worry about making dinner reservations Saturday night or how many tickets to commandeer for friends and family members Sunday when an historic football matchup takes place at Heinz Field.

Parents Ferrell and Felicia Edmunds are taking care of the ancillary details in advance of the first NFL game involving three brothers in 92 years.

What the brothers are concerned with — well, at least Terrell and Trey — are what uniform colors their mother and father will wear when the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers meet in prime time.

Will they support Trey, the oldest, and Terrell, the middle child, by wearing Steelers black and gold? Or will they show some love to Tremaine, the youngest sibling, by wearing Bills red and blue?

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Antonio Brown returns to airing grievances on social media

By: Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk

Former Steelers, Raiders and Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown used social media to offer an apology last week, but he’s using it for different purposes on Wednesday.

Brown has posted a series of tweets that take issue with the fact that he’s not currently in the NFL. One of the tweets features a list of players who have committed crimes with Brown noting that they’re “still working,” although some of the players on that list are also currently out of the league.

Brown also retweeted a pair of tweets referencing accusations of sexual assault against Ben Roethlisberger, presumably to show that Roethlisberger remains in the league while Brown is awaiting word from the league after meeting with them regarding similar accusations made against him. Roethlisberger was not charged with a crime, but was suspended under the Personal Conduct Policy for four games in 2010 in the wake of those allegations.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus, the media and the NFLPA also came into Brown’s crosshairs as Brown continued to vent his frustrations about the situation.

“Innocent to proven guilty it’s been 3 months,” Brown wrote in another tweet.

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