Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will be in a second quarter Super Bowl commercial for the cable channel truTV. The spot will promote “NFL Full Contact,” a new show promising a behind-the-scenes view of professional football. Let\’s hope there is no jinx like the Head and Shoulders/Madden/Coke Zero jinx of 2009.
The latest chat transcript from Ed Bouchette is live on the Post Gazette website. Ed thinks the Steelers will make a serious push to re-sign nose tackle Casey Hampton.
If you missed the news I broke yesterday, the Steelers signed CFL special teams ace Derrick Doggett to a futures contract on Tuesday. Doggett\’s only legitimate chance of making the Steelers 2010 final 53 man roster will likely be as a special teamer, something the Steelers desperately need after the dismal 2009 showing. He certainly is worth watching in training camp.
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Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review looks back at the 2007 draft and how the Jets snaked cornerback Darrelle Revis one pick before the Steelers drafted that year. The Steelers ended up drafting Lawrence Timmons, who has played well, but one can\’t help but wonder how Revis would of looked in the black and gold.
ESPN AFC North blogger James Walker reports that unless something changes with the current CBA, the Ratbirds will not be able to sign a free agent this offseason until one of its own free agents signs with another team. Walker explains that if that happens, any new free-agent signing has to match up dollar for dollar. This will hamper the Ravens chances of making a huge free agent splash this offseason.
Hines Ward gave a candid end of season interview with Steelers.com and said he has plenty left in him going forward and is motivated to win his 3rd Super Bowl championship next season.