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Steelers News: Should the Steelers target a player like Justin Houston if released?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at whether the Steelers should look at a player like the Kansas City ChiefsJustin Houston, if he is released by the team if they choose to franchise tag Dee Ford. Would he fit the scheme?

Let’s get to the news:

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking for potential trade partners for Justin Houston. The Steelers should pick up the phone to see what the asking price would be...

Chiefs engaging in trade talks for OLB Justin Houston

By: Adam Maya,

The Kansas City Chiefs have engaged in trade talks involving their former All-Pro outside linebacker, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Teams have been calling with real interest in acquiring Houston, Rapoport added. And with a $21.1 million cap hit, the Chiefs are likely motivated to swap him as they’re expected to place the franchise tag on Dee Ford.

But striking an actual deal for Houston might prove to be trickier. The 30-year-old is set to earn $15.25 million in base salary in 2019. The four-time Pro Bowler has also missed 21 games over the past four seasons.

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A lot of Steelers fans were wondering if a reunion with Emmanuel Sanders would be happening, especially if Antonio Brown leaves, but the latest news is Sanders won’t be leaving Denver.

Broncos will exercise options on Sanders, Wolfe

By Herbie Teope

General manager John Elway said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Broncos would exercise the 2019 contract options on wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive end Derek Wolfe.

”They’re good football players, so that’s why we’re planning on exercising,” Elway said. “It’s different situations, but, yeah, we’re planning on exercising both of those.”

Sanders’ situation doesn’t come as a surprise, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero previously reported on Feb. 20 that the Broncos were expected to keep the wide receiver in 2019.

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It seems reporters are doing their own diligence during the NFL Scouting Combine. Many have asked Head Coaches and General Managers if they have inquired about Antonio Brown. This coming off the press conference by Kevin Colbert saying the number of teams interested has certainly increased.

Questions about Antonio Brown permeate NFL Combine interviews

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Not surprisingly, Antonio Brown’s future has been one of the hot topics at the NFL Combine.

And not just with the Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert.

While Colbert was pressed multiple times during his interview sessions Wednesday about trade talks involving Brown, he wassn’t the only one fielding questions about the All-Pro wide receiver.

Because of tampering rules and with Brown still under contract to the Steelers, coaches and GMs from other teams can’t comment specifically on him, but that hasn’t stopped reporters from creatively finding ways of asking.

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Kyler Murray, since declaring he will play football and not baseball, has been the most talked about athlete at the NFL Scouting Combine. While his height/weight has been debated, his throwing skills won’t be seen until Oklahoma’s Pro Day.

Kyler Murray doesn’t plan to throw at combine

By: Jeremy Bergman,

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray told scouts and personnel of several NFL teams that he does not plan to throw at the combine on Saturday, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport added that Murray is a competitor who could throw after seeing everyone else do it, but as of Wednesday night, Murray’s plan is not to do much.

In addition to not throwing, Murray has told teams he doesn’t plan to participate in any drills or testing at the combine either, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero added.

Medicals and interviews. That’s it.

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