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Steelers: Kenny Pickett passes the second

If Mitchell Trubisky is officially the starting quarterback of the Steelers, that does not mean that Kenny Pickett has lost everything. On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh team released an update to its roster, now indicating that the rookie is the number 2 pitcher. He has therefore passed in front of Mason Rudolph, the regular understudy in recent seasons. Mike Tomlin confirmed this to the press, stating that it was a stewardship error that put Rudolph in second place before Tuesday’s correction.

More than a march for Pickett.

Chris Godwin still doesn’t know when he’ll be back

With the start of the season fast approaching, Chris Godwin still doesn’t know if he’ll be on the field Sunday against the Cowboys. Guest of the podcast “In the Moment with David Greene”, Godwin did not give more indications on a return date.

“I don’t think any of us know that yet. . . In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think it matters that much. I would like to be there for the whole season, but I think the most important thing is to be there for the second half of the season. To be there for what I missed last year”.

If the date of his return to the field is therefore not yet known, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers must hope that it will be as soon as possible.

In the field

Julio Jones (WR, Buccaneers) is substitute. On the first hierarchy published by Tampa, the former Falcons appears with the replacements, behind Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage.

– It’s well known that Seahawks fans are some of the loudest in the league. To prepare for it, especially since this match is also the return of Russell Wilson « home », Nathaniel Hackett (HC, Broncos) confirmed at a press conference that his team would use fake crowd noise during training to get used to the noise. If all goes the way Tyler Lockett wants, Wilson shouldn’t be too rushed. The receiver told the press that he would like to see his former teammate cheer on his return to Seattle.

– It’s been an open secret since Marlon Mack’s cut, but the rookie Dameon Pierce is indeed the Texans’ starting running back, in the latest roster update released by the Texans.

– The Patriots are already in Miami. As announced several days ago, Bill Belichick’s team went to Florida earlier than usual to get used to the heat and humidity. (ESPN)

A dome for the Bears?

The Bears have signed a sales agreement for land near Arlington Heights. A way to put pressure on the city to obtain public funds to renovate their current stadium. But also an alternative if you have to move.

On Tuesday, the franchise posted an open letter on its official website providing updates on the project, explaining that « if » it has to move, then the indoor stadium option would be preferred. Long-term goal: host the Super Bowl.


Sterling Shepard (WR, Giants) assured ESPN that he is recovered from his torn Achilles tendon and will be able to play the season opener.

– Knee surgery at the beginning of August, Van Jefferson (WR, Rams) still hasn’t returned to training. The receiver will know this Wednesday if he is fit to play against the Bills on Thursday.

They are placed on the injured list and will not play, at least, the first 4 games of the season: Andre Dillard (OT, Eagles)

Transactions & Rumors

– The Giants amended the contract of Leonard Williams (DT) to earn $11.92 million in payroll. As usual, we transformed salary into bonuses and added a year of contract to spread the impact. (ESPN)

– You can be a Pro Bowler and no longer have the coast. Phillip Lindsay (RB)recently cut by the Colts, has not been claimed by anyone and therefore joins the practice squad of the franchise.

– The Buccaneers have restructured the contract of Shaq Mason (G) in order to earn $6 million in payroll. (ESPN)

The main signatures of the day: Kyler Fackrell (LB, Ravens, PS), Keelan Cole (WR, Raiders, PS)

Notable cuts: TY McGill (DT, Vikings), Xavier Jones (RB, Rams), Tyler Hall (CB, Rams)


– To celebrate 50 years of The Immaculate Reception, the Steelers will retire the jersey of Franco Harris, the man who scored the game-winning touchdown, during a ceremony before the game against the Raiders on December 24. Thus, the number 32 will never again be worn in Pittsburgh. This is only the third jersey retired by the franchise, the first being those of Ernie Stautner (70) and « Mean » Joe Greene (75).

– Former Eagles and Patriots center for 15 seasons, Guy Morriss is dead. Holder 175 times in the NFL, notably during Super Bowls XV with the Eagles, then XX with the Patriots (two defeats), Morriss then became a university coach at Kentucky, Baylor and Texas A&M-Commerce. He was 71 years old.

Aaron Donald thanks Von Miller, and waits for him

Champion last year with the Rams, Von Miller will find his former teammates in the opening game of the season, this Thursday. A reunion mentioned by Aaron Donald, the leader of the defense of Los Angeles, at a press conference. The triple best defender of the year recalled the essential role that Miller had had in the conquest of the title.

“We had a lot of conversations about leadership, because I’m more of a vocal guy. I give a lot of credit, obviously, in this playoff journey to the conversations I had with Von. I feel like he challenged me as a vocal leader, I took that to heart and turned up the intensity when we needed me. So I will always respect and love Von for that.”

However, he has not forgotten that Von Miller is now a Bills player.

“We have created something special. We miss him, but he’s on the opposite side now, so, you know, he’s the enemy. »

The reunion promises to be spectacular, especially since the two teams have real claims to the title.

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