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Steelers News: Kevin Colbert, like the rest of us, anxious to see Ben Roethlisberger throw

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 Steelers GM Kevin Colbert is as excited as the fans to see Ben Roethlisberger finally throw.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base has been waiting to see Ben Roethlisberger throw after his elbow surgery, and all we’ve seen is one pass. Well, Kevin Colbert is equally excited to see No. 7 sling it too.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert waiting for chance to watch Ben Roethlisberger throw passes

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Like the organization’s rabid fan base, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is anxious to watch quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throw passes as he continues his rehabilitation from right elbow surgery.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of NFL facilities for workouts, Colbert isn’t sure when that wait is going to end.

Roethlisberger, who turned 38 in March, had surgery in September to repair tendons in his elbow, and he began lightly throwing a football in February when he received medical clearance.

“So far, so good,” Colbert said Monday on a conference call with fans.

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  • A pretty righteous review of new Steelers’ lineman Stefen Wisniewski.

One review of new Steeler Stefen Wisniewski: ‘Our heads spun’

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

There had to be one team, right?

With all the substandard offensive line play across the league, there had to be at least one franchise that needed an upgrade.

Stefen Wisniewski was at least better than one of 32 starting centers. Certainly better than one of 64 starting guards.

But the former Penn State and Pittsburgh Central Catholic star couldn’t find a roster spot for the first five weeks of 2019.

“There were definitely some doubts that crossed my mind,” Wisniewski said via a conference call last week. “But I tried to remain positive and believe in myself and my abilities. I was working hard knowing I would get an opportunity.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The Steelers are extending season tickets being paid during the COVID-19 crisis.

Steelers among NFL teams giving extensions to fans to pay for season tickets

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reivew

In this difficult financial climate created by the coronavirus pandemic, most NFL teams are granting fans extra time to pay for their season tickets for the 2020 season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are among them.

The team sent an email to ticket holders March 20 informing them the deadline to pay for tickets was pushed to Monday, June 1.

The prior deadline was Friday, May. 1.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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