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Steelers News: Is Ben Roethlisberger favoring Mason Rudolph to win the QB2 position this year?

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at if Ben Roethlisberger is actually leaning towards Mason Rudolph to win the QB2 spot on the depth chart over incumbent Joshua Dobbs.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Players would never admit things like this, but if you read between the lines is Ben Roethlisberger actually leaning towards Mason Rudolph having the edge at the QB2 spot on the roster in 2019?

Roethlisberger favoring Rudolph to win No. 2 spot over Dobbs?

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

Who will back up Ben Roethlisberger in 2019: Mason Rudolph or Joshua Dobbs?

Right now, nobody knows — not the fans, not the media, not the coaches ... and certainly not the players themselves.

“In this situation, you never know when your opportunity is going to come, but you have to be ready for it,” Dobbs was telling our Dale Lolley earlier this offseason at the Rooney Complex. “It keeps your mind mentally tough in a different area.”

“Everyone on this team loves competition,” Rudolph added when speaking to our Dejan Kovacevic. “That’s why we’re here. Obviously, my plan is to be the backup, and I’m going to do everything in my power to take care of that and earn it every single day. That’s my plan. It’s the same preparation every single day. You just gotta come out here and be consistent.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Anger can be a very motivating emotion, and Mike Tomlin says the Steelers are just that...and he likes it.

Tomlin says Steelers are angry — and he likes it

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

Mike Tomlin is angry. Steeler Nation is angry. The players are angry.

And to Tomlin, it all feels perfect. Speaking with WAVY TV 10 during a recent trip to Hampton, Va., Tomlin discussed the high expectations the Steelers must meet every year.

“I love that. To be honest with you, that’s what I love most about the job,” Tomlin said. “I embrace the high expectations associated with the job.”

Then he took it a step further.

”I like the fact that Steeler Nation is pissed off, as am I and we are,” Tomlin said. “So we’re excited about meeting the challenges of 2019, and answering some of those questions that are out there about us.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Martavis Bryant has officially filed for reinstatement...again.

Martavis Bryant formally applies for reinstatement

By: Logan Reardon,

Martavis Bryant is plotting another comeback.

The former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver has formally applied for reinstatement after his latest suspension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon.

ESPN first reported the news.

Bryant has been suspended three times in the past four years for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. The most recent came in December, when he was suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous ban.

The Raiders waived Bryant in September amid a potential suspension, but they re-signed him 10 days later to a one-year deal. He caught 19 passes in eight games last season before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, one week before his latest suspension was announced. He is currently a free agent.

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