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Terrible Towel Tales: Cam Heyward rips into anyone who tells him to take pay cut

Steelers news and commentary Friday, January 19th

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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…

Cam Heyward Rips Calls for Him to Take Pay Cut: ‘Screw the People Who Keep Talking About Me Getting a Pay Cut’ | Nick Farabaugh, Steelers Now

However, another idea has been for him to take a pay cut. But Heyward sounds like he will not be doing that. On his Not Just Football Podcast, Heyward emphatically offered up his take on that.

“I bust my butt in rehab, doing everything,” Heyward said. “I got to let things calm down. Screw the people who keep talking about me getting a pay cut.”

Mike Tomlin remains ‘on go’ for the Steelers through 2024, and likely beyond | Will Graves, AP News

A future that will be in Pittsburgh. He declined to get into specifics on whether he will seek a multi-year deal from team president Art Rooney II, but also isn’t concerned about the length (or lack thereof) of a new contract being any sort of sticking point.

“I imagine it is going to get done in a timely manner at the appropriate time,” Tomlin said. “But my mindset is to coach this football team, certainly.”

Texans Sign Former Steelers WR | Noah Strackbein, All Steelers

The Houston Texans are adding a dynamic wideout/special teamer in the midst of their playoff run. As they prepare for their Divisional round matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, they’re signing former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Steven Sims to their active roster.

Sims spent two years with the Steelers, working primarily as their kick/punt returner in 2021 and 2022. In 13 games, he returned 19 punts for 105 yards and 17 kicks for 434 yards.