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Steelers News: B.J. Finney might be playing his last game with the Steelers, and he knows the drill

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 17 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Baltimore Ravens 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 the team’s Week 17 game at M&T Bank Stadium could be the last one in black-and-gold for B.J. Finney. He knows the drill, but will he stay after this season?

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers now how to draft quality depth along the offensive line. Undrafted B.J. Finney is a prime example of this. With him potentially facing his final season in Pittsburgh, he knows the drill.

In potentially final game with Steelers, B.J. Finney knows drill in spot starts

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Four of the five Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen have been starting alongside each other for almost five seasons. The bond between three of them goes back to 2012.

So, it perhaps was the ultimate compliment to B.J. Finney that one of those venerable veteran lineman said earlier this week that Finney — purportedly a backup — has been accepted as one of them.

“He’s played long enough and well enough and got some good time in when we have all kind of had our turns being down,” David DeCastro said. “So he’s got enough experience where he’s definitely part of that (starting) group.”

Finney will start his 13th game for the Steelers in what could end up being his final game with the team. Because of a knee injury suffered during Sunday’s loss at the New York Jets, Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey will not play against the Baltimore Ravens in the Steelers’ 2019 regular-season finale.

“I’m prepared, like I always am,” Finney said. “By now, I know the drill.”

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  • I’m glad Devlin Hodges has confidence in himself, because the fan base doesn’t seem to...

Devlin Hodges: I’ve got all the confidence in the world despite benching

By: Michael David Smith, ProFootballTalk

Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges was benched last week, but he was quickly back on the field and right back to starting this week after Mason Rudolph was injured. Hodges says the experience of getting benched hasn’t shaken his confidence.

“I’ve got all the confidence in the world in myself and my guys. Now, we just have to go out and do it,” Hodges said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

At the same time, Hodges acknowledged that going from the field to the bench and back to the field so quickly is a challenge.

“It’s definitely tough,” Hodges said. “Coach told me I did a good job of staying in the game. Once I got benched, I was back into the position of being one play away, and I ended up having to go back out there and give us a chance to win. It’s tough, but you have to be a team player.”

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  • The Steelers won’t be facing Lamar Jackson Sunday, but instead will be facing Robert Griffin III. RG3 knows what is at stake, but he is focused on his team...

Robert Griffin III: Sunday’s game about the team, not me

By: Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk

The Ravens will not be playing Lamar Jackson in their regular season finale and that means Robert Griffin III will be starting for the first time since Week 17 of the 2016 season.

That start also came against the Steelers and it was followed by a year out of football before Griffin landed a backup job in Baltimore last year. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called this weekend’s game a “great opportunity” for the second overall pick of the 2012 draft, but Griffin said on Tuesday that he doesn’t seeing Sunday being about him.

“This game’s not about me. It’s about the team,” Griffin said, via the team’s website. “Those guys in front of me, those guys going out there with me every play are looking to play at a high level, looking to go out and execute. So, I’m not going to make this game about me.”

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