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Steelers News: Stefen Wisinewski fills a major void along the Steelers’ offensive line

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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 Stefen Wisniewski fills a gaping hole along the Steelers’ offensive line.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Stefen Wisinewski is coming home to Pittsburgh, and it seems like a perfect fit.

Central Catholic grad Stefen Wisniewski set to fill void on Steelers offensive line

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Stefen Wisniewski is ready for a homecoming, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to fill a vacancy on their offensive line.

Wisniewski, a Central Catholic graduate and Penn State product, announced on his Twitter account he has signed a contract with the Steelers to provide help on the interior of their offensive line.

In a picture, Wisniewski is pointing to a Steelers cap on his head. He wrote: “Guess what Steelers fans … I’m coming home!!!! And I’m coming to win!!!”

The deal is for two years, according to the NFL Network, and fills a vacancy on the offensive line with the retirement of left guard Ramon Foster and the departure of top backup B.J. Finney to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • An inside look into how the Steelers never have, and never will, be interested in winning Free Agency.

Labriola on ‘Paper Champions Week’

By: Bob Labriola,

Ready or not, here it comes:

• Happy Paper Champions Week!

• Tuesday was March 17, and while this past week began with many observing St. Patrick’s Day, the annual holiday that has come to inspire even more craziness happened one day later. Wednesday, March 18. Happy New League Year, and instead of the ball dropping at midnight, it dropped at 4 p.m. NFL free agency was open for business, and some teams celebrated by starting to spend their salary cap dollars like drunken sailors on leave after a six-month deployment at sea. And in many cases, just as indiscriminately.

• Actually, we got a tease to this football debauchery 48 hours prior when the “legal tampering” period began, and for accuracy’s sake it’s worth mentioning that anything happening during the legal tampering period is not and cannot become official until the New League Year begins. But in our social media environment, there often is no distinction between what we know and what is official, which is how a leak becomes a flood.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, is the first known NFL player/coach to test positive for COVID-19

Saints coach Sean Payton says he tested positive for coronavirus

By: Brett Martel, Associated Press

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is resting comfortably at home and is making his test result public in hopes he can motivate people to do more to fight the pandemic.

Payton learned Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told ESPN before posting a photo of himself smiling as he sat on a couch next to his dog.

“Appreciate the well wishes,” Payton wrote on his Twitter page. “I’m feeling better and fortunate to not have any of the respiratory symptoms. 4 more days at home.”

Payton, 56, is the first employee of either an NFL team or the league to make such a diagnosis public.

Payton told ESPN that he was tested Monday for coronavirus after he began to feel ill a day earlier. He added that he has not been admitted to a hospital and does not have a fever or cough.

“I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have. I’m lucky,” Payton told ESPN. “Younger people feel like they can handle this, but they can be a carrier to someone who can’t handle it. So we all need to do our part. It’s important for every one of us to do our part.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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