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Steelers News: Kerrith Whyte Jr. looking to cement his spot on the Steelers in 2020

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Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take at young running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. and him trying to cement his spot on the Steelers heading into 2020.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Rewind to the midway point of the 2019 regular season and Kerrith Whyte Jr. got a phone call. The Steelers were claiming him off the Chicago Bears’ practice squad. He finally got his chance, and he took advantage of it and has hopes of making an impact in 2020.

RB Kerrith Whyte shows worth to Steelers sought him, but will he be back in 2020?

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The first time Kerrith Whyte carried the ball in an NFL regular-season game, he showed burst and ran 21 yards.

It was the longest run of his rookie season, but it provided a glimpse of what Whyte can provide if deployed under the right circumstances. It also provided enough justification for the Pittsburgh Steelers to not forget about Whyte when formulating their offense for next season.

Whyte didn’t join the Steelers until Week 12, and he only played 41 offensive snaps (27 more on special teams), but he made an impact in his limited time.

“Just being thrown into something is always more difficult,” Whyte said of his signing by the Steelers on Nov. 16. “So if I am here during the offseason, I feel like it would be very beneficial for me to really learn the offense in and out and all the scheme, stuff like that. But I am just happy to be here.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • Will the Steelers not have an injury-filled 2020?

Pittsburgh sports teams hope 2020 won’t be another injury-filled year

By: Paul Guggenheimer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As the calendar flipped to 2020, the happiest people in Pittsburgh were likely the players, coaches and fans of the Steel City’s professional sports teams.

A spate of injuries to high-profile athletes across all sports in 2019, including some of the most recognizable names in pro football, baseball and hockey, derailed the Pirates’ and Steelers’ seasons and created huge challenges for the Penguins.

The list includes a who’s who of current Pittsburgh sports stars: Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner, Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Josh Bell, to name a few.

“I don’t recall anything at all like this,” said veteran sportscaster Stan Savran, whose career in Pittsburgh spans more than four decades. “Of course, Sidney Crosby’s extended absences because of concussions certainly comes to mind. But that didn’t happen in conjunction with major injuries of the other major league sports franchises as well.”

It’s not just the number of injuries — it’s injuries to athletes who play an integral role for their teams.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • The Steelers were well-represented on this list of famous playoff plays...

Ranking the NFL’s best playoff moments: The Catch, Hail Mary and more

By: ESPN Staff Writers

They elicit delight and dismay, depending upon where your fandom resides, of course. But they never disappoint. Not when you take into account the sheer lunacy and, well, luck involved. They are the best postseason plays in NFL history, as voted on by a panel of ESPN reporters who cover the league.

The usual suspects are here, from the Immaculate Reception to The Catch to David Tyree’s helmet histrionics. A more recent vintage, like The Minneapolis Miracle, is represented, too.

Our panel of NFL experts ranked the best postseason plays of the Super Bowl era. In and of themselves, it’s hard to argue with the “wow” factor of each play. But when you dig deeper, you see just how with one foot, let alone a yard, this way or the other, NFL history is changed and with so many far-reaching ramifications. Big time. Indeed, these plays have helped launch dynasties as well as hastened declines. So let’s dive in, the water’s fine ... unless it’s your team on the business end of one of ESPN’s 10 best postseason plays in NFL history.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


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