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Steelers News: Despite new contract, Kevin Colbert remains committed to the Steelers long term

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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 despite his one-year contract, Kevin Colbert remains committed to the Steelers for the long haul.

Let’s get to the news:

  • One year contract. Playing it “year-by-year”. Doesn’t matter. Kevin Colbert is all-in with the Steelers.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert affirms commitment to finish his career with team

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kevin Colbert has spent the past 20 seasons employed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If he has his way, he’ll never collect a paycheck from another NFL organization.

The Steelers general manager, who signed a one-year contract extension last week, wants to retire with the team even though he has no timetable to do so.

“As long as the Rooneys and the Pittsburgh Steelers want me to be a part of this organization, and it’s a good thing for our family, we’ll be here,” Colbert said Thursday.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Does the NFL need to step in and do something about Myles Garrett’s accusations of Mason Rudolph?

Tim Benz: NFL must stop Myles Garrett from making racism claims against Mason Rudolph

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

After Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was reinstated by the NFL this week, he reiterated his claim that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur.

And, Garrett said, that’s what touched off the helmet-swinging brawl which occurred between the teams last season.

I am just as convinced now — as I was back in November — that Garrett is lying to cover for his actions.

There is zero proof to suggest he is telling the truth. And worse for Rudolph, he can’t prove a negative.

A man can’t prove he didn’t say something.

But here is ESPN’s Mina Kimes giving Garrett a platform to advance his story.

“He called me the N-word. He called me a ‘stupid N-word,’ ” Garrett says in the interview.

Oh. Now it’s not just the “N-word.” It’s “a stupid N-Word.”

Got it.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Sheer the Beard one last time.

A final farewell to the beard

By: Teresa Varley,

With the final snip, the last cut, the one last shear, it was so long to a legend.

Yes folks, it’s true. Brett Keisel’s beard is gone. And we don’t know if it will ever return in its full glory.

The beard that became famous, that had a life of its own, is done after Keisel hosted the 10th and final Shear Da Beard on Thursday night at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in the North Hills.

There was entertainment, including Canadian country music star Brett Kissel, who won two straight Male Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice awards at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, The Ghost Hounds, a rock band with Pittsburgh roots that Thomas Tull, a member of the Steelers ownership group, started and is part of and Shear Da Beard wouldn’t be what it is without Pittsburgh’s own Donnie Iris on stage.

There were former teammates galore, there to show their love and support of Keisel, and getting their shot at taking a final snip.

And his family, including his wife Sarah and his three kids, were also there, ready and waiting to see the clean-shaven Keisel.

”She has been great throughout this whole thing,” said Keisel of his wife. “She puts up with my bearded antics. She is a straight rock for our family and doesn’t get enough credit. I am so thankful to have somebody who is my best friend and someone who loves me bearded or not.”

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