The fiasco that is the NFL investigation into alleged PED use by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, among others, continues inexorably forward on the part of league officials, following another round of paperwork sent out to the NFLPA on Thursday, this time with threatening undertones. The senior vice president of labor affairs for the NFL, Adolpho Birch, has responded to the NFLPA’s request for proof of credible evidence with what amounts to an outright rejection and an assertion of the league’s power over the players. A copy of the letter sent by Birch was obtained by USA TODAY Sports and published in an article by Lindsay Jones last night, see’s the league taking a hard line with the NFLPA.
We are continuing our voyage through the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man roster, and the regulars are starting to come to a halt, but not before getting to one player who will have an elevated role in 2016. Player: Darrius Heyward-Bey Position: WR School: Maryland Overview: Once a mocked first round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders back in 2009, Darrius Heyward-Bey has carved out a nice role for himself in the NFL as a third or fourth receiving option. When paired with a quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger it can elevate the game of players around him he makes himself even more useful as a player. At 29 years old the days of wondering if Heyward-Bey will blossom into a number one talent are long