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Steelers News: Chris Wormley is ready to make his mark with 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 Chris Wormley is ready to make his mark with the black-and-gold.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Chris Wormley might have been drafted by, and played for, the Baltimore Ravens, but he is a die hard Steelers fan from a young age.

Wormley ready to ‘flip the switch’

By: Teresa Varley,

When Chris Wormley first got the phone call from his agent, he was taken by surprise. He had no idea it was coming, no idea what he was about to tell him.

But when he hung up from the call, the reality hit. His football life had changed considerably.

In an instant he went from playing for the Baltimore Ravens to being traded to their biggest rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

”I got a call from my agent and then a little while later I got a call from Eric DeCosta, the General Manager for the Ravens, and then Kevin Colbert gave me a call about 20 minutes later,” said Wormley over the phone on Monday from his home in Baltimore. “It was those three calls right in a row, you are going to Pittsburgh.

”I was definitely a little shocked. One, because I got traded. Two, because it was a trade in the division, which rarely ever happens, which is kind of interesting to think about. Then excited. A new opportunity. A fresh start.

”Obviously, Pittsburgh is a great organization. It has a great culture. The teammates I am going to have now are some of the best in the league. I am excited for the opportunity and excited to get ready.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Would signing Jameis Winston be a good thing for the black-and-gold?

Mark Madden: Would signing Jameis Winston really help the Steelers?

By: Mark Madden, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A lot of people want Jameis Winston to be the Steelers’ backup quarterback.

None of those people run the Steelers.

ESPN talking heads Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears lead the campaign, joined by Chris Simms at NBC Sports. Winston would benefit learning under Mike Tomlin and watching Ben Roethlisberger, then become the starter when Roethlisberger retires.

Winston would surely be helped by that scenario. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft, Winston’s career needs a reset after throwing 30 interceptions with Tampa Bay last year. Mostly, Winston needs a job.

But how does that help the Steelers? Unless Winston plays for free, how do the Steelers fit his salary under their cap? He just tossed 30 interceptions. That’s 14 more than Roethlisberger in 2018, and Pittsburgh went nuts over that. (A few local media folk who buried Roethlisberger for those picks want the Steelers to get Winston now. Huh?)

The Steelers seem to have zero interest in Winston. They appear comfortable with Mason Rudolph as the backup, whether they should or not.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The Steelers are doing their part to help their community cope and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steelers announce donation to United Way


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a $100,000 donation to the United Way Emergency Basic Needs Fund to help against the fight of the COVID-19 virus, it was announced today.

”The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has always played a major role in helping our community,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said. “During these unprecedented times in our country, we want to make sure those in need have the financial support to rally in our community. We are grateful for the efforts of all the heroes, volunteers and first responders during this crisis, and we hope this donation will assist the United Way in their efforts.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the United Way has mobilized to support families that have been economically impacted. The United Way’s 24/7 2-1-1 has also established a formal arrangement to assist the Allegheny County Health Department, which is getting hundreds of calls a day.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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