Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer Close ESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduate Follow on Twitter PITTSBURGH – Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster's knockdown of Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was so good that running back Le'Veon Bell found himself surprised, mid-run. "He kind of knocked him into the hole I was about to go into," said Bell, who gained 6 yards on the play. "I had to adjust where I was going." Then Bell added, "I'm glad he's making his mark." Though it's one play, the block from the first half of the Steelers' 26-9 win on Sunday is an example of the physicality the Pittsburgh Steelers identified in Smith-Schuster
The New England Patriots reportedly added a third quarterback Friday. The Patriots signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke to their practice squad, a source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Heinicke, an Old Dominion product, went undrafted in 2015 before signing with the Minnesota Vikings. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons and this summer with the Vikings before being released Sept. 11. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound signal caller completed 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions this preseason. He also rushed eight times for 54 yards. The Patriots haven’t had a third quarterback on their roster behind Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo since trading Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis
Scott Turner was hired this past February. Michigan offensive analyst Scott Turner made a recent appearance on the weekly Inside Michigan Football radio show, and touched on several topics, including his time in the NFL and his tenure so far at Michigan.