Season 9, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the latest on the Pittsburgh Steelers being set to release veteran safety Morgan Burnett in the very near future. We discuss what that expected move means and if we think the team will still draft a dimebacker this year at some point even though free agent linebacker Mark Barron was recently signed.
Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton is looking for a contract extension and apparently won’t sign his exclusive rights tender for the time being,. We discuss what Hilton’s course of action should be the remainder of the offseason and what his current market value might be.
The Steelers have been busy on the pro day circuit the last few weeks so Alex brings you up to date on where all members of the organization have been spotted. We go over several draft hopefuls the Steelers might be getting a closer look at the last few weeks and discuss a few players that are reportedly already scheduled for pre-draft visits to Pittsburgh,.
After Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin were both spotted at the West Virginia pro day on Thursday, Alex and I have a long discussion about linebacker David Long Jr. and where he should rank in the draft class at his position.
We go over some fake news by Bleacher Report that hit the internet this past week that included speculation about cornerback Joe Haden being destined to be released and the Steelers not having enough salary cap space to sign their draft class with. We debunk that story completely in addition to making fun of the reports that the Steelers had any interest whatsoever in signing former Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston.
Former Steelers running Le’Veon Bell recently had an interesting sit-down interview with Sports Illustrated so Alex and I recap what all he had to say.
As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days.
As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.
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