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Terrible Towel Tales: Desmond King set for bigger role going forward

Steelers news and commentary for Saturday, October 7

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Ravens LB Calls Out Steelers Offense | Noah Strackbein, Sports Illustrated

The Baltimore Ravens don’t believe it. Inside linebacker Patrick Queen actually said that as long as they can shut down running back Najee Harris, the rest of the Steelers offense will take care of itself on Baltimore’s road to a victory.

“Any time you’re playing a great player like [Najee Harris], you want to try to get after him. Obviously, when he goes, their team goes, and when you shut him down, their team shuts down,” Queen told reporters. ”The biggest focus is definitely stopping [No.] 22.”

Steelers Make Big Change in CB Room | Nick Farabaugh, Steelers Now

The Steelers are set to give Desmond King a more significant role against the Ravens. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin noted that King is now up to speed and moving up on the depth chart.

How much will he split with Chandon Sullivan and others? That remains to be seen, but King will likely play defensive snaps for the first time all season.

Former Steelers wide receiver traded again | Chad Krispinsky, WKBN

The Chicago Bears have officially traded former Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool and a 2025 seventh-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins.

In exchange, Chicago receives a 2025 sixth-round pick.

The Steelers traded Claypool to Chicago for a second-round pick prior to the 2022 trade deadline.