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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 the grueling rehabilitation Ryan Shazier undoes, and has undergone, to get him to doing the box jumps he unveiled Sunday.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Ryan Shazier is amazing. Period. Nothing else needs to be said.

Shazier’s latest milestone: Three-foot box jump

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Shazier, the two-time Pro Bowler who was carted off the field Dec. 1 in Cincinnati after a tackling attempt and had spinal stabilization surgery in the days after, has executed the jumps in stages, according to Shazier’s father, Vernon.

”The first boxes were a lot lower than that,” he said. “It all began with just trying to jump -- no box. It slowly graduated to what you see in that video.”...

...Vernon Shazier said his family doesn’t keep track of dates and times of milestones but simply “get up every day and go to war.”

”He’s grinding every day. It’s been very intense,” he said. “He’s come a long way but has a long ways to go. We’re grateful for the progress he’s achieved. He’s been dedicated to doing all he can to make as much progress as he can. We don’t have a ceiling, just working day to day.

”You know how the journey began, so to see him do that is very encouraging.”

To read the full article, click HERE


  • The Steelers have a very good 3-4 defensive line, and Stephon Tuitt is a key cog along that line.

Tuitt pleased with progress

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

To survive in the NFL, growth has to be a constant. Doesn’t matter where you are in your career, you can’t stay the same. You always have to take the next step.

Stephon Tuitt understands that.

Tuitt, who will be entering his fifth season, knows there is plenty of room to grow, but also is pleased that he saw that growth last year.

“It can always be better, but I had a tremendous amount of growth last year and I am excited about that,” said Tuitt. “I grew in new ways that they wanted me to, new ways of me discovering things about myself to become the player I can be.”

To read the full article, click HERE


  • While EDGE rusher isn’t on the top of the Steelers’ draft needs, the discussion of who is the best is certainly one which causes a lot of buzz.

2019 NFL Draft: Who is the best pass rusher in this class?

By: Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

o say the 2019 NFL Draft class has a deep pool of pass rushers is an understatement. This disruptive group is painted all over NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects list, along with every mock draft on the internet.

Expected to go early on Day 1 of this month’s draft (you can watch live on NFL Network beginning at 8 p.m. ET on April 25) are pass rushers Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Montez Sweat, Quinnen Williams, Rashan Gary, Ed Oliver, Christian Wilkins and the list goes on.

After considering all the top talents from this deep position group, who is the best pass rusher in this draft class?

To read the full article, click HERE


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