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Steelers News: Despite free agent movement, Steelers should target a CB in the NFL Draft

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

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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 how despite the team picking up Steven Nelson in free agency, the team should continue to look for cornerback help in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Steelers have Joe Haden, and then a bunch of ‘other guys’. Despite picking up Steven Nelson in free agency, I think we can all agree the Steelers still need to pick up a cornerback, or two, in the draft.

Analysis: Steelers should eye cornerback depth in draft

By: Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers took a big and necessary step in free agency when they went out and bought themselves a starting cornerback to pair with Joe Haden.

The next step is to find a cornerback in the draft and have him develop better than nearly all of the other cornerback prospects they have drafted since Mike Tomlin became head coach.

Signing Steven Nelson to a three-year, $25.5 million deal — the largest contract they’ve ever offered in free agency — was a significant step to help cure one of the two biggest problems on defense. Nelson, who started 38 of 40 games with the Kansas City Chiefs since 2016, will immediately be inserted as the starting cornerback — another indication Artie Burns is nothing more than an afterthought in the Steelers’ future plans.

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  • The drama surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers has been severe, but it also has been drummed up by the media. Some might even call them bush-league journalists.

Mark Madden: Bush-league journalists descend on Steelers

By: Mark Madden, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The piling on continues.

But, in the process, damage also got done to the concept of journalism. (Journalism has taken a beating for quite a while now.)

In Robert Klemko’s story at SI.com, ex-Steelers back Josh Harris accused Ben Roethlisberger of intentionally fumbling in 2014. That’s an incredibly serious allegation. Klemko readily gave Harris a platform to make it, but didn’t talk to anybody else in that huddle. That’s Journalism 101. But Klemko ignored it. Why?

Because it didn’t fit the narrative, that’s why.

Klemko’s intent was to write a hit piece on Roethlisberger. He only sought information that was a means to that end.

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  • Throughout this entire mess with the Steelers, you might have wondered why Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t come out and given his side of the story. Should he? Or should he just remain quiet?

Paul Zeise’s mailbag: Should Ben Roethlisberger speak out and defend himself?

By: Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

...it would do him no good to respond. What’s to be gained by it? And what is he supposed to say? “No man, they were the bad guys!” It just doesn’t make any sense for him to respond unsolicited. There will come a time when he is interviewed at OTAs or minicamp, and I am sure he will answer questions asked of him. It just would do him no good at this point to try and shoot down all the stuff that has been flung at him. It would only fuel the fire more if he came out and started blasting his critics and everyone else. Roethlisberger won’t forget this, though, so you know if the Steelers have success this year he will have some pointed comments aimed directly at Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and maybe even Josh Harris.

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