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Steelers News: Did the new CBA help the Steelers more than other NFL teams?

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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 new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) helped the Steelers more than any other NFL team.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Is it possible the new CBA signed just days before the start of the new league year helped the Steelers more than other teams?

Tim Benz: Two ways that a new CBA rule may help the Steelers

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

An element of the new NFL collective bargaining agreement should benefit the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Well, it’s going to benefit every NFL team. But based on the Steelers’ current roster construction, recent offseason moves and potential plans for the draft, it may help them more than most.

At least in 2020.

According to the new CBA, game day rosters are going to expand from 46 players to 48 players. Obviously, all NFL coaches will be happy with the additional flexibility, as will some fringe players on the roster who at least get to put on a uniform and run out of the tunnel, even if they don’t get on the field on game day.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

Mark Madden: Will Antonio Brown play another NFL snap?

By: Mark Madden, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians, ex of this parish, issued a hard “no” on the possibility of Antonio Brown playing for his team: “I just know him, and it’s not a fit in our locker room.”

Arians’ most damning words: “I just know him.”

After what’s transpired since Brown left the Steelers after the 2018 season, everyone knows him.

At 31, Brown should have a few good years left. But it’s hard to envision a scenario in which any NFL team sees Brown as even remotely employable now that Tom Brady has forsaken him.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Steelers continue to be positive members of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping where the need is strong

By: Teresa Varley,

Last season T.J. Watt made a commitment to do more in the Pittsburgh community, to give back to those that need it the most.

And he did it by teaming with 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh based organization that was founded as a response to the disconnect between food waste, hunger and environmental sustainability. The organization works with local distributors and mom and pop stores, chain restaurants to urban farms, to provide to those who are food insecure and since its inception, 412 Food Rescue has provided over seven million pounds of food surplus, resulting in more than 5.7 million meals provided.

With so many in the Pittsburgh area suffering from food insecurity these days as a result of the impact of COVID-19, Watt knew he needed to step up. Last November, on an off day, Watt went with the staff of 412 Food Rescue and took boxes and boxes of food to organizations and senior housing, providing the necessities for hundreds in the community.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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