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Steelers News: Despite contracts, could the Steelers be adding kickers in the upcoming NFL Draft?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far from over. 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 contracts to both Jordan Berry and Chris Boswell could the Steelers be looking to add some kickers in the upcoming draft process?

Let’s get to the news:

  • The contracts for kickers Chris Boswell and Jordan Berry indicate the team will be riding with them in 2019, but could competition be brought in throughout the draft/undrafted free agent process?

Steelers could look to kickstart special teams at NFL Draft

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Coming off a season in which they each faced outsiders brought in to compete for their jobs, kicker Chris Boswell and punter Jordan Berry received financial votes of confidence from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Boswell had his $2 million roster bonus picked up, and Berry received a two-year, $3.7 million contract on the dawn of free agency.

Boswell and Berry each are entering their fifth season with the Steelers, but despite the financial outlays from the organization, neither is guaranteed a roster spot when the season opens Sept. 8 in New England.

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  • T.J. Watt talks about how being a team, not individuals, isn’t just a winning formula, but is Steelers football.

Watt: ‘That is Steelers football’

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

“We have to make sure when we go into camp that we are prepared for something serious when we get started,” said Haden. “When the season starts we are right in it. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter who we are playing, we just have to be ready.”

The schedule is highlighted by five primetime games, two at home on Monday Night Football, two on the road on Sunday Night Football, and one on the road on Thursday Night Football.

“That is Pittsburgh Steelers football,” said T.J. Watt. “We live for it, for the big time games and big time moments.

“The most important thing, though is we have to get back to being ourselves and playing Steelers football and not caring who is on the schedule, who the other team is, and just playing our brand of football.”

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  • David DeCastro reveals what it was like when the Steelers picked him in the first round out of Stanford.

DeCastro shares his draft memory

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

“I had no idea if the Steelers were interested in drafting me. There is so much smoke and mirrors being played. You couldn’t even think or worry about who was going to take you, being there are so many trades and variables and things that can happen and needs can change around by the time of somebody’s pick.

“On draft day I went to class and worked out. I wasn’t nervous. I just wanted to have a team. I watched the draft at the house of the host family I lived with during the summer. My parents came down, a couple of buddies and my teammates. It’s nerve-racking when you start watching because you are seeing your name up there and you are thinking just let me get picked.

“My phone rang around pick 20 and I was picked 24th. I saw a Pennsylvania area code and was thinking, the picks are so far off, but that must have been it. I answered and it was Kevin Colbert and everyone. It was just a blur. It was like what is going on. It’s nice once it’s over with. My dad was quiet; that is how he is. My mom might have cried a little bit, that is how my mom is...”

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