Jason Cole from Yahoo Sports writes that by Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to hand out the suspension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as a result of the recent sexual assault investigation in Milledgeville, Ga. Roethlisberger is expected to take part in the Steelers first offseason practice today.
Jonathan D. Silver of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a long but informative read on how the documents from the Roethlisberger investigation reveal questionable decisions, missteps and contradictions.
Mike Florio from PFT says it is still unclear if the Steelers will indeed Roethlisberger or not despite reports from Len Pasquarelli and Peter King that they would not trade him. I think no one but Rooney and Colbert know the real truth here. I suspect for the right price, anyone is available. Stay tuned as Thursday will be here soon.
PPG also has a piece on Kevin Colbert and his drafting history. Ed Bouchette tells the story of how then Jets head coach, Bill Parcells tried to trade quarterback Chad Pennington to the Steelers for wide receiver Plaxico Burress. Scott Brown from the Tribune details Colbert\’s best 5 and worst 5 picks.
John Harris compares Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate to Hines Ward. Tate met with Steelers coaches and officials at the NFL Scouting Combine and also made a personal visit to the team\’s practice facility on April 7th. If the Steelers indeed are targeting him in round 1, then they would likely trade down to get him. I do not see that happening as the draft is deep with receiver talent and there are far more pressing needs in roound 1. Tate would however look great in Black & Gold. You can listen to an interview with Troy Clardy on 93.7 the Fan.