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Steelers News: Steven Nelson’s rise to high priced free agent is remarkable

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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 Steven Nelson eventually turned living off food stamps into a lucrative contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL Free Agency.

Let’s get to the news:

  • When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent CB Steven Nelson, most fans had the same reaction: “Who?” Get to know Nelson a little better...

How Steven Nelson turned food stamps into $25M with Steelers

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was preparing for another round of NFL owners meetings when Nelson, who trains in Phoenix in the offseason, proposed breakfast with his new coach at the Arizona Biltmore. Over fruit and omelets, Nelson wanted Tomlin to understand exactly what he was getting with his latest investment.

”I wanted to introduce myself formally, look a man in the eyes and give him a sense of satisfaction of the type of player I am, the type of person I am, more so off the field,” said Nelson, who is participating in the Steelers’ offseason workouts this week after four years with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Nelson has seen too much in his football career not to be clear with his intentions.

Signing a three-year, $25.5 million deal with Pittsburgh -- the richest in franchise history for the first week of unrestricted free agency -- was the culmination of a career paved with challenges at nearly every stop.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • ESPN recently put out an article regarding the trading of Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. Want the quick summation? It is a bunch of B.S.

Tim Benz: Everyone is full of it in ESPN story about Antonio Brown trade

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

ESPN posted a long “behind the scenes” account of the trade that sent Steelers receiver Antonio Brown to Oakland last month.

In terms of new information — especially if you heard the taped conversation between Brown and his agent Drew Rosenhaus — there’s not a ton of new information there. From an Oakland point of view, there are a few fun anecdotes. But from a Pittsburgh perspective, most of the piece contains details Steelers fans already have heard.

And have tried to forget.

What stands out to me, though, is that almost everyone quoted in the story is so full of crap I can’t believe they expect us to buy their baloney.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • OOOH YEAH!! If you are like me you love the day when the upcoming schedule is released. I love to pour over the details, opponents’ schedules, and predict the results! The day is finally here!

2019 NFL schedule to be released Wednesday

By: Kevin Patra,

The NFL will announce the official 2019 schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET live on NFL Network, Good Morning Football announced Tuesday.

The announcement of the 256-game slate, played over 17 weeks starting on Sept. 5, comes just over a week before the NFL Draft kicks off on April 25 in Nashville.

The NFL previously announced the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears would kick off the 2019 season, with one of the NFL’s most storied rivalries commemorating the league’s 100th anniversary.

The NFL revealed the preseason schedule last week.

To read the full article, click HERE

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