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Steelers News: GM Kevin Colbert breaks the Steelers’ silence on Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger

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 Kevin Colbert finally broke his silence regarding everything from the Antonio Brown trade to Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership skills.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted someone from the organization to break their silence. Wanted someone to come out and stand up for Ben Roethlisberger while he was being bashed by everyone with a microphone. That person was Kevin Colbert, and here is his interview below:

  • Speaking of bashing the Steelers, the latest person, who is currently employed by an NFL team, to bash the organization who drafted them was none other than Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders. This caught the attention of some local writers.

Tim Benz: Emmanuel Sanders joins party of bashing Kevin Colbert, Steelers

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The latest ex-Steeler to pile on the franchise is current Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Last week, Sanders told 104.3 “The Fan” in Denver about how he left the Steelers.

“The Steelers offered me a crappy deal,” Sanders told the radio station. “They offered me three years, $9 million, $1 million guaranteed.

“I went into Kevin Colbert’s office and said, ‘I don’t want to take the deal.’ He looks at me and he goes, ‘Who do you think you are, Antonio Brown?’ I wanted to say, ‘F-you.’ I’ll never forget that.”

To read the full article, click HERE


  • The Steelers are going to give Ben Roethlisberger a new contract, but now the question is for how much, and how long will the new contract be?

Steelers not rushing Roethlisberger extension

By: Jeremy Fowler

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t rushing the contract extension for Ben Roethlisberger.

General manager Kevin Colbert said from the NFL owners meetings that talks with Roethlisberger are “still ongoing.” Roethlisberger turned 37 on March 2 and has one year left on his current contract.

“It’s probably his last contract as an NFL player, so it’s significant. It’s significant for us,” said Colbert about the status of a new deal. “We’re in a different dynamic from a financial standpoint as far as the cap because we don’t have a couple of players with us before. So we have to make sure it all makes sense. It has to make sense for both sides, and we’re comfortable at some point we hope it does.”

To read the full article, click HERE


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