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Steelers News: The Steelers might be able to find Javon Hargrave’s replacement in the draft

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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 very well might find Javon Hargrave’s replacement in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers need to find Javon Hargrave’s replacement, and they might be able to do just that in the 2020 NFL Draft.

As Steelers try to replace NT Javon Hargrave, value could be found in NFL Draft

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In 2016, a rookie third-round draft pick beat out a more established player to win the starting nose tackle job with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Javon Hargrave, from Division I FCS South Carolina State, was chosen over Daniel McCullers to fill the void after nose tackle Steve McLendon left via free agency.

Four years later, the Steelers are in a similar predicament. Hargrave played out his rookie contract and struck it rich when the Philadelphia Eagles gave him a three-year, $39 million deal that included $26 million in guaranteed money.

His departure leaves another vacancy in the middle of the defensive line. And, just like in 2016, the Steelers are more apt to award the job to a rookie draft pick rather than turn to McCullers, who remarkably is back for a seventh season despite making just three starts in 73 career appearances.

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Antonio Brown faces felony charge in connection with assault at Florida home

By: Samson X. Horne, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Authorities formally charged former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in connection with a January assault outside of his South Florida home, ESPN reported Friday night.

Brown, 31, faces three charges, including misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor criminal mischief and felony burglary conveyance — the most serious charge.

The Miami native turned himself in to authorities Jan. 23 after a delivery truck driver accused Brown and his trainer, former NFL player Glenn Holt, of assaulting him outside of Brown’s Broward County home two days earlier. According to the criminal complaint, the driver was delivering Brown’s household items from California.

ESPN reported the misdemeanor battery charge states Brown was “actually and intentionally striking” the driver. The criminal mischief charge says Brown maliciously injured the driver’s property of $200 or less.

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  • Donnie Shell has chosen who will give his introduction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and it is his daughter.

Shell’s HOF presenter is all in the family

By: Teresa Varley,

Donnie Shell was scheduled to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a site visit on April 15 in advance of his enshrinement in the fall.

But like everything else, that visit was canceled, now turned into a virtual visit where he will get all of the details he needs, minus seeing everything in person.

There is one thing that isn’t on hold, though, and that is Shell announcing who will present him when he is enshrined on Friday, Sept. 18 as a part of the Hall of Fame Centennial Celebration.

It will be his oldest daughter, April Shell, who is the principal at Summit Parkway Middle School in South Carolina.

”None of my kids remember when I played, so they are going to give a different perspective about me,” said Shell. “Everyone knows me as Donnie ‘Torpedo’ Shell, a four-time Super Bowl champion. All of the fans know me as that. We are more than just football players. They will see I am a dad and a role model to my children. She will give a different perspective of me to Steelers Nation and the fans of the National Football League. As I was praying about it, I felt good about getting her involved. What she is going to do is collaborate with her siblings, Donnie and Dawn, and they are going to talk about me and what they want to do and how she is going to present it. She is going to do the presentation from that input.”

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