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Steelers News: The Steelers’ 2019 NFL Draft plan very well might revolve around ILB

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 of all the Steelers’ team needs heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, it all might revolve around the inside linebacker position.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of team needs. Some of them will be addressed via free agency, and some will be the focus of the upcoming draft. In some instances, the team will likely bring in players via both free agency and the draft. But could it all revolve around the ILB position?

Focus on Steelers’ draft starts at linebacker

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

With the linebackers and receivers having completed their on-field workouts in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday and Sunday, the defensive backs will take center stage Monday.

There’s a good chance the player the Steelers will select with the 20th pick in the first round will have taken the field either Sunday or Monday.

Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned this weekend as NFL teams get their first opportunity to not only get a look at these draft prospects in workouts, but, perhaps more importantly, have also gotten a chance to sit down with these guys for one-on-one interviews.

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  • If you are a fan of “Team Turmoil” there is at least some good news on the horizon for 2019. The Steelers have decided to not raise season ticket prices next season. So at least we have that going for us...

No increase in price of Steelers season tickets for 2019 season

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Steelers started sending out invoices to season-ticket holders Tuesday, and the organization is holding the line on ticket prices for the 2019 season.

A team spokesman confirmed that season-ticket holders will see no increase in the price of their tickets this year.

The Steelers typically raise season-ticket prices every other year, and the last increase occurred for the 2018 season.

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  • A lot of talk has been made about the Steelers possibly pursuing Ravens’ ILB C.J. Mosley since he didn’t have any type of tag on him recently. Word has it the Ravens are trying hard to re-sign their former top draft pick.

Ravens to try to re-sign LB C.J. Mosley despite no tag

By: Jeremy Bergman,

C.J. Mosley isn’t getting the tag, but the Baltimore Ravens could still hand him the bag, eventually.

The Ravens linebacker is expected to hit the open market when the new league year begins on March 13 after Baltimore did not slap the franchise tag on him by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. However, the Ravens are open to re-signing him at the right price.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that Baltimore still values Mosley and will attempt to re-sign him at a lower rate than the tag number for linebackers.

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  • Speaking of the Ravens, in a surprise move they cut ties with veteran Eric Weddle. The salary cap dump certainly makes a very good player available. Should the Steelers be vying for his services in 2019?

Baltimore Ravens release veteran safety Eric Weddle

By: Herbie Teope,

The safety market just added another big name ahead of free agency.

The Baltimore Ravens are releasing veteran Eric Weddle, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Weddle, who turned 34 in January, was set to enter the final year of his contact, which paid a base salary of $6.5 million. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero pointed out Weddle could have earned an additional $1 million in incentives and the release will save the Ravens $7.5 million against the salary cap.

The Ravens are interested in re-signing linebacker C.J. Mosley, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, so the extra money could help the effort.

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