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Steelers News: The Steelers get a lone compensatory pick, which is nothing compared to other teams

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 the Steelers, with one compensatory pick, are far down the line compared to their NFL counterparts.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers got a 3rd round pick for losing Le’Veon Bell via free agency, but that is nothing compared to other NFL teams.

Patriots get league-high four compensatory picks, including two third-rounders

By: Charean Williams, ProFootballTalk

The NFL announced the 32 compensatory picks, which were awarded to 15 teams.

The Patriots have a league-high and league-maximum of four — two third-round choices and two sixth-round selections. New England lost Malcom Brown, Trent Brown, Trey Flowers, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Eric Rowe and LaAdrian Waddle. It added Brandon Bolden.

The Broncos, Texans, Vikings, Giants, Eagles and Seahawks earned three extra picks. The Ravens and Dolphins will have two compensatory choices.

The Bears, Cowboys, Rams, Steelers, Bucs and Washington received one each.

The Texans received the highest third-round choice, No. 97 overall, followed by the Patriots (No. 98), Giants (No. 99), Patriots (No. 100), Seahawks (No. 101), Steelers (No. 102), Eagles (No. 103), Rams (No. 104), Vikings (No. 105) and Ravens (No. 106).

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  • Superstar players have been complaining about the proposed CBA, but are nowhere to be found at the NFLPA meetings.

Attendees of NFLPA meetings wonder, “Where are the stars?”

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

The annual meetings of the NFL Players Association can be attended by any players. And players who are there are wondering why their higher-profile colleagues aren’t.

Per a source with knowledge of the dynamics of the meetings, some players are asking, “Where are the stars?” More specifically, they want to know the whereabouts of the men with big names and big platforms who have used social media to encourage other players to reject the proposed CBA.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay’s duly-elected player representative, isn’t there. J.J. Watt, the first superstar to reject the deal (without details) also isn’t there. Ditto for Russell Wilson, who has uncharacteristically taken a stand on the issue.

That said, Maurkice and Mike Pouncey have drawn plenty of praising for showing up. Both strongly oppose the CBA, and both have embraced the process. They strongly oppose the CBA, and they’re doing what they can to talk to their fellow players about it.

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  • Steelers vs. Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game...funny because they play each other in 2020.

Steelers, Cowboys selected to play in Hall of Fame game

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspected for a few months that they would be one of the teams competing in the Hall of Fame game, which kicks off the NFL preseason.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame made it official Tuesday, announcing the Steelers will face the Dallas Cowboys at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

The Steelers and Cowboys will be playing in the Hall of Fame game for the seventh time apiece, most among NFL teams.

By playing in the Hall of Fame game, the Steelers will have a fifth preseason contest and will start training camp at Saint Vincent College a week earlier than normal.

With former coach Bill Cowher and safety Donnie Shell being elected to the Hall of Fame in the Centennial slate in January, the Steelers were considered front-runners to play in the game. The likelihood increased when safety Troy Polamalu was elected as a modern-era candidate in February.

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