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Steelers News: The one member of the Steelers who could use a fresh start elsewhere 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 a look at how there is one Steelers player in particular who could use a fresh start in 2020.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Sometimes players need a fresh start, and members of the Steelers are no different. Artie Burns is the member of the Steelers who falls in this category.

32 NFL players who could use a fresh start this offseason, from QBs to injured stars

By: ESPN Writers

Pittsburgh Steelers

CB Artie Burns

A year after losing his starting job, the 2016 first-round pick also lost his role in sub packages and special teams over the course of the 2019 season. Now an unrestricted free agent, Burns will take the fresh start. With plenty of depth in the corner group, the Steelers have given no indication they intend on bringing him back, and Burns said he had to “get to another team” during a locker room clean-out day. With 32 starts and 149 tackles under his belt in Pittsburgh, Burns has a good foundation to build on at his next stop. — Brooke Pryor

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  • A big congratulations to Cameron Heyward, Mike Tomlin and Bill Hillgrove for their Dapper Dan honors.

Leading the way

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

It was a night to honor the best in Pittsburgh sports and several people who embody what the Pittsburgh Steelers are all about headlined the list of the honorees.

The 84th Annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction was held on Monday night at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown and Cameron Heyward, Coach Mike Tomlin and the ‘Voice of the Steelers,’ radio play-by-play announcer Bill Hillgrove were all honored.

Heyward won the prestigious Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year, Tomlin won the Freddie Fu Leadership Award, while Hillgrove received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The University of Pittsburgh Women’s Volleyball Team won the Dapper Dan Sportswomen of the Year.

”Cam is special,” said Tomlin of Heyward. “It starts with his consistency. Not only consistency in presence, he is a guy who is ever-present, but consistency in work, consistency in urgency, there is great consistency in everything he does. I think it provides a good floor in everything he does. He doesn’t ride an emotional roller coaster. You know what you are going to get from Cam. It starts first and foremost with his willingness to be present and engaged and be consistent in every aspect of his life.”

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  • Other members of professional sports team, mainly the Pirates, are interested to see Ben Roethlisberger’s recovery from elbow surgery.

Pirates’ Jameson Taillon ‘definitely curious’ to follow Ben Roethlisberger’s recovery from elbow surgery

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The two players with the most prominent right arms in Pittsburgh sports saw their 2019 seasons end with surgery on their throwing elbows in a five-week span.

As he rehabilitates from Tommy John surgery in mid-August, Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon said he intends to closely monitor the recovery of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was operated on in late September.

“I’m definitely curious with what’s going on with his elbow,” Taillon said from spring training at Pirate City.

It was the second Tommy John surgery for Taillon, who also underwent the procedure in 2014. This was the first elbow procedure for Roethlisberger, who played only six quarters last season before being injured against the Seattle Seahawks.

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