AFC North Notes: Bengals, Steelers, Le’Veon Bell

     

Bengals

Le’Veon Bell

  • Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Wednesday that he “feels good about” the running back position without Le’Veon Bell because James Conner and Jaylen Samuels are “two good young players.” (Ed Bouchette)
  • Rooney defended the decision to franchise Bell last year by saying: “How often does that happen in the history of the National Football League? To sit there and say you should’ve know? I don’t know. I didn’t expect it so I am guilty of not expecting that to happen.” (Mark Kaboly)

Steelers

  • Steelers owner Art Rooney II mentioned that one of their goals this offseason is to get a contract extension in place for QB Ben Roethlisberger. (Ed Bouchette)
  • Rooney would not commit to extending HC Mike Tomlin’s contract, which has two years left, but said: “Those are things we’ll get to later in the offseason.” (Ed Bouchette)
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Steelers are expected to hire N.C. State special teams coordinator Eddie Faulkner as their new RBs coach.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
David Norris Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
David Norris
Guest
David Norris

Are the Steelers really happy enough at Running Back with James Conner and Samuels to not draft a Running Back in the first few rounds in the upcoming draft?