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Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger could be the last man standing of the 2004 QB class

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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 how Ben Roethlisberger could be the last man standing in the 2004 quarterback class.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Ben Roethlisberger isn’t a spring chicken, and he is coming off an elbow injury. But could he be the last QB standing from the 2004 draft class?

Tim Benz: Ben Roethlisberger, his draft peers and QB mortality

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

On Wednesday, I got this text from someone who covers another NFL team besides the Steelers. He was at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala.

“(Mike) Tomlin is standing right here watching quarterbacks pretty closely.”

Sure. I admit it. Upon reading that, my brain went places for a cheap click-bait story.

We could’ve splashed a headline on the top of the sports section: “Tomlin focusing on quarterbacks for upcoming draft.”

(Um, note to editors: Please change the headline of this post to “Tomlin focusing on quarterbacks for upcoming draft” as soon as possible. Thanks.)

The truth is, the Steelers’ head coach was probably just curious to see what a completed pass looked like. He didn’t see much of that the last three weeks of his team’s season. I bet he needed a reminder.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • You can now add author onto the list of titles for running back James Conner.

Steelers’ James Conner announces autobiography ‘Fear is a Choice’

By: Zach Brendza, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has a book coming out this year.

Conner announced his autobiography “Fear is a Choice: Tackling Life’s Challenges with Dignity, Faith, and Determination” on Thursday. The book will be released June 16 via Harper Collins.

According to a description of the book on Harper Collins’ website, “ACC Player of the Year and star Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner recounts his devastating struggle with cancer, revealing the lessons he drew from his miraculous recovery and his extraordinary comeback.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • When it rains, it pours. This is true for ex-Steelers WR Antonio Brown.

Police issue warrant for Antonio Brown’s arrest

By: Samson X. Horne, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Florida police have issued a warrant for the arrest of embattled NFL free agent Antonio Brown.

Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release Brown faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief, the Associated Press reported.

The warrant warned, “officers should use caution when approaching Brown, as he is known for being confrontational when dealing with police,” according to TMZ.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Brown hurled a rock at a moving truck driver before an alleged battery outside of his home Tuesday.

Court records state that Brown forced his way into the driver’s side of the main cabin and proceeded to physically strike him after disagreeing about a $4,000 fee for moving Brown’s belongings from California to his Florida home. Brown was restrained by his associates, TMZ reported.

Latta did not confirm this account in the release.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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