The Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Draft Day 1 has concluded with the team selecting Wisconsin LB T.J. Watt with the No. 30 overall pick in the selection process. The selection didn’t take long to sink into the heart of Steelers Nation, and that includes the players Watt will now call teammates. Check out what current, and former, players had to say about the selection, as well as welcoming him into the fold as the newest member of the black and gold! (Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more players take to social media.)
The San Francisco 49ers made a savvy trade with the Chicago Bears early in the NFL Draft to acquire three extra picks to move back one spot. According to reports, the Bears gave the 49ers their No. 3 overall pick, 2017 third- and fourth-round picks, and a 2018 third-round pick to move up to No. 2. As a result, the Bears pulled a stunner, taking UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, considered to be the target of the Cleveland Browns with the No. 12 pick, at No. 2.
Nearly two weeks ago, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants produced an email that arguably contains smoking-gun evidence of quarterback Eli Manning’s involvement in the scheme, with Eli asking the team’s equipment manager for two helmets that can “pass as game used.” On Wednesday, the lawyers representing the Giants and Manning released emails aimed at showing Eli was not involved. But the article from ESPN.com, which quotes an email reflecting a 2012 effort by Manning to get equipment manager Jeff Skiba to secure Manning’s primary helmet and his backup helmet, contains no emails or other specific factual information that would explain why