Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant will hopefully be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell sometime before the 2017 NFL Draft and this past week the former fourth-round draft pick became a father once again. Bryant’s newest addition is a little boy, which I believe might be his first. Bryant posted a picture of his newest son on Instagram along with his measurables.
Shot #2 – Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a new addition as well only his is an album. Bell, who records under the moniker Juice, released his debut album, Post Interview, this past week and it includes 16 tracks. You can listen to the full album below if you would like.
Shot #3 – Two more former Steelers players signed free agent contracts with new teams last week. First, former Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin signed with the Seattle Seahawks while former cornerback Valentino Blake signed with the New York Giants. Both players will undoubtedly have to be solid special teams players once again in order to make the final 53-man rosters of their respective teams. Both signed one-year contracts for the minimum, in case you’re curious. Garvin played last season with the Washington Redskins while Blake played for the Tennessee Titans.
Seahawks agreed to terms with LB Terence Garvin, source says. Tough kind of player they like.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2017
ICYMI: #Giants sign QB Geno Smith and CB Valentino Blake.
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 21, 2017
Shot #4 – The annual Mel Blount All-Star Celebrity Roast will be held on April 7 at the Westin Convention Center and this year the roastee will be Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter. While it is a black-tie event that cost $350 to attend, I’m sure it will be very entertaining this year considering all that’s gone on with Porter. Hopefully some video emerges from this roast that benefits a great charity.
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) March 23, 2017
Shot #5 – Several fans of the Steelers are hoping that the team will ultimately sign cornerback Darrelle Revis so that he can end his career in Pittsburgh. By the sound of things, Revis has a much better chance at landing back with the New England Patriots and really anywhere other than Pittsburgh.
Report: Darrelle Revis' return to Patriots 'increasingly likely' https://t.co/AXenUfOWse
— Patriots.com (@PATRIOTSdotCOM) March 23, 2017
Shot #6 – Another group of fans are hoping the Steelers will have some interest in free agent linebacker Zach Brown, who remains unsigned after making several visits over the course of the last few weeks. Saturday Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted out that Brown is wanting $6 million annually, which is what former Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons recently received from the Miami Dolphins. I like Brown quite a bit, but not for $6 million a season.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 25, 2017
Shot #7 – Last week the NFL Competition Committee announced 15 new rule proposals, six new bylaw proposals and three resolution proposals that the owners will vote on early next week at the annual league meeting. While you have probably already seen some of these items summarized, below is the full list of proposed changes along with detailed explanations.